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Put Pratchett's on my wish list, might take me a life time to finish.
I found book 34 and an average book is about 10 hours, so that's 340 hours or 170 days of commuting, I currently commute 2 to 3 times a week so that's 68 weeks or well over a year
"Devil in the White City" Erik Larson : Random House, AudioBooks
For print: "Sand" by Wolfgang Herrndorf (original in German, this link to an English translation) [^]
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
... You edited the post with something other than "delete this" or "woops, sorry" after the three other replies? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say Google translate is to blame.
An off-topic question: Anyone have advice on what to do when you just want to throw everything against the wall? Bourdain was a bad start but man today has just been downhill in the roughest of fashions.
(For anyone that missed it today, Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. Friendly reminder if anyone is having similar thoughts - please contact someone and at least have a talk. You only get one life.)
I will tell you that Microsoft can be so stupid. I have a laptop with an SSd of around 28GB and then a large hard drive. Well Microsoft update wants an additional 3.51 gb on my ssd which has 1.38 gb free. To get everything to fit on this small (LOL) ssd I have a bunch of applications installed on the hard drive including Visual Studio and Microsoft office.
The only way I could free up space is to uninstall all the major applications. Not really interested enough in that to do it.
What is Microsoft thinking to require about 5 gb free to install an update!!!!!
When the first windows 10 tablets came out, Microsoft specified 16gb as the minimum size of the C: drive.
Of course, when the first big update came, there wasn't enough room on the drive for the update to work, even on a clean, factory reset device.
So it would keep starting the update, failing, revert, and try again...
Microsoft windows group is pretty screwed up. They did not take advantaged of the PDA period to create a good implementation of Windows for small devices. If they had they would have had the phone market today tied up in a bow. Windows group has never been a good group. 95 had to be pushed out the door with problems still in the OS. Windows group became extremely political and now Microsoft is losing thanks to Windows group and their stupidity. Office is not much better.
Are we talking about one of the monthly cumulative updates, or an OS upgrade (such as moving Windows 10 1709 to 1803)?
If the former - couple of suggestions:
Delete volume shadow copies with "vssadmin delete shadows /all" (from an admin prompt).
Run cleanmgr.exe (under %windir%\system32) as an admin, as that presents more options.
Store the update installer EXE itself on your larger drive and run it from there. If you don't have it and you're trying to do this from Windows Update (downloading files on the fly, which doesn't ask you where to put them), get the full installer instead from http://catalog.update.microsoft.com. I'm assuming you have the KB number of the update you're trying to install.
Temporarily (permanently?) remap your Documents/Downloads/Pictures/Videos folders to the larger drive (if they represent more space than the installer wants), install the update, then remap the folders.
Remap %TEMP% to your larger drive before running the installer. Change it back when done.
If I can keep my HP Stream 7 tablet with Windows 10 up to date each month (with only 16GB of storage, total), there's little reason you can't do the same with a 32GB SSD and a second larger drive.
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