I have a Dell Optiplex 780, which I bought used from the Box Shop some years ago for about $250. The date of the BIOS is 2008, so it is quite ancient. However it is a 64 bit system, with 4GB RAM, and virtualization support. It must have been considered a fine machine in its day. It still works. I have installed Windows 10 on it, even that OS is not officially supported on it, and before that two varieties of Linux. It is no longer my primary system, but I am not yet ready to part with it. Hence How to Copy Your Windows Installation to an SSD caught my eye, since replacing a hard drive by an SSD is a good way to speed up an old system.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: July 2021
WSL: Files and Environment Variables
Continuing from WSL: Directories and Files.
The Ultimate Guide to Windows Subsystem for Linux (Windows WSL) points out that with WSL2 the Linux file system is a virtual disk. In my case
I hope there is a way to relocate this file into a directory format that is fit for human consumption.
The Ultimate Guide goes on to consider environment variables. Opening an administrator command prompt as in the example:
“Failure is always an option.”-Adam Savage
Church Notes from the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday closest to July 13
Proper 10. Track 2.
It turned out that I was the assigned reader for the first lesson and my wife Mia the reader for the second, but nobody had informed us of this. So we had to wing it. We did OK.Continue reading
WSL: Directories and Files
Continuing from First steps with the Windows Subsystem for Linux
Windows Subsystem for Linux: A Definitive Guide suggests that you add a symbolic link from your Linux home directory to some suitable Windows Directory
Rang Gaeilge, 29ú lá Mí na mí Mheiteamh 2021
Duinnín agus an Bhadhbh (tuilleadh)
- Bhí tost sa seomra. Bhain an Duinníneach taitneamh, soicind,
as éifeacht a scéil ar an gcomhluadar. An soicind ina
dhiaidh sin, chúb sé roimh an mbéic a lig Woodley as.
‘Mo chuid sionnacht [var pl?]! Iad á ngoid ag mo thionóntaithe féin!’
‘Ach ni bhíonn tú ag seilg sionnach, a thaisce, agus tá’s agat
go n-itheann siad na piasúin . . .’arsa a chéile.
There was silence in the room. Dineen enjoyed, for a second, the effect of his story
on the company. The second after that he cowered before the shout Woodley let out
‘My foxes! My own tenants are stealing them!’
‘But you don’t hunt foxes, my dear, and you know they eat the pheasants . . .’ said his wife.
taitneamh Shine, brightness; Liking, enjoyment soicind second [of time] m éifeacht Force, significance; efficacy, effect; value, importance f comhluadar (Social) company m chúb bend, cower, shrink béic yell; shout f seilg hunt, chase f piasún pheasant m gs npl piasúin