No More Room
Posted in Tech
First dog watch, 2 bells (5:24 pm)

I've been fighting a free-space issue with a Microsoft HyperV client (a virtual machine) that was out of space on its System Reserved partition. The machine was running Windows 7, which may have been upgraded from an earlier version of Windows, since I think by default Windows 7 will reserve more than the 100Mb of space that was originally allocated.

In Disk Management, I was able to shrink the C: partition down, but could not expand the System Reserved partition. After a little poking around, I found a utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition that allowed me to resize it. I rebooted the machine, it ran through some resizing stuff for about 10 minutes, then I was in business. Now the machine has enough space to allow me to run my backups against it, which is why I had to bother with it in the first place.

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New Pink Floyd
Posted in General
Afternoon watch, 4 bells (2:02 pm)

Today a new Pink Floyd album was released. I wasn't sure about how they could follow up Division Bell, which in my heart I believe to be a musically perfect experience (in the genre anyway). But my fears were unfounded, the new album is nothing short of beautiful. Mostly instrumental, there is so much feeling behind the music. It's also great to put on repeat in the background at work, which is where it will be playing for some time I imagine.

Oh yeah, I saw the surgeon again today. I'm not allowed out of my brace completely. I can take it off when I'm safe and in no danger of using my arm to catch myself or reflexively grab something. I can start to actively use my left biceps again, but only to lift my arm—nothing more. It will be another month before I can discard the brace permanently.

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