Differencing disks do have their uses, as I see it a more permanent snapshot of just the disk. Recently I needed to merge it back into a normal virtual disk. It took a bit of digging, as deleting the differencing disk is not as simple as you might imagine.
I’ve recently needed to reorganise a very large (>3.5 TB), very complex (millions of folders, tens of millions of files) NTFS filesystem which had been allowed to evolve slowly over the years into a great big mess. Share permissions were a little too liberal, so users of varying technical competence had run riot – applying […]
25 years ago, in late 1993, something happened which changed the world – Doom was released by Id Software. Here I’ll explain why I feel this was a really important step for the PC industry.
Although I’ve been working in IT for many years, networking hasn’t been my central focus. The places I worked with more complex networks tended to have dedicated network people. In other places where I have been responsible for the network, the setup has been relatively simple, or has had kit that has nice friendly GUI […]
I have had the need recently to dual-boot two copies of Windows 10 on my laptop. It’s more complicated than it used to be, thanks to NVMe and Secure Boot. In my case, I want to have the default Windows install for my work, and a completely separate personal install, without the overheads of virtualisation. […]
JV Baptie’s The Forgotten has quite a striking cover, and now it’s up for Cover Wars Book of the Week over at Author Shout. Please vote and spread the word! The deadline is 1:00 pm on Sunday 24 June, 8:00 am EST. JV Baptie’s short story Stalker: WPC Mavis Hart won this in March 2018, so please help […]
I’ve created a page for fans of JV Baptie, with all the information, reviews and links I can find – please have a look and click the Like button at the bottom, as there are very frequent updates. Being a big fan of JV Baptie, I’m excited to see her first novel The Forgotten is now […]