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Mostly. i just finished decorating my modest little tree- It's the first one in who knows how many years. Only the tip is a little bare. That's a job for the 3D printer!
This is what I found online:
- Tradidional pointy tips. Nah. Could have bought that if I wanted one.
- Angels, yawn.
- Stars, in all sizes and shapes. Boring, except of course the eight sided star of chaos.
- A mostly naked Santa (mind bleach, quick!)
- A Dalek
- How about this one?[^]
Edit: Just downloaded it and started printing the lower half. Dang, that thing is a big as a basketball. so I scaled it down to 20%. If all goes well, I can start printig the upper half before I go to work and paint it in the evening.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
Not only is it bigger than it was - half the damn screen in landscape mode - but it's taken a major set back in usability.
The swipe version doesn't appear to work as a swipe keyboard (certainly not in Chrome), and you can't select text properly any more.
On a hardware keyboard, you hold down SHIFT (with or without CTRL) and you press Right or Left repeatedly. And you select a word, or several words.
Not on this stupid piece of QA reject software. As soon as you press a second key, the SHIFT or CTRL (or both) is switched off, despite you still pressing the key.
You can't even type two upper case letters in a password without CAPS or press SHIFT, press A, press SHIFT, press B ... and consecutive punctuation? Same again...
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
Most of my current work involves ETLs moving data from place to place (currently in SSIS ).
Often that means copying files from place to place -- primarily copying from NAS to local disk, but also extracting from a ZIP or TARBALL to local disk.
Sometimes it means determining which of a group of files is newest and giving it a generic name when it's copied -- e.g. foo_2017-12-10.csv ==> foo.csv
I find myself on the brink of defining a file management scripting language so we can describe the desired action in a high-level way.
Among the various techniques we've used so far include:
0) Using SSIS' built-in file handling component which is very limited in its abilities.
1) Writing a C# script and either:
1.1) Using System.IO.File.Copy and its ilk.
1.2) Using a System.Diagnostics.Process to execute COPY and 7ZIP commands .
What I've come up with so far is beginning to resemble LISP.
Allow the "script" to be actual calls to the Extension Methods and compile to a .net asembly -- Compiling Source Code from a String[^] -- sounds dangerous. It doesn't require parsing on my part at all. I like it.
It started snowing one hour ago, here, in south Switzerland (center Europe).
In the city I can see whitened roofs and gardens, but in the nearby valleys everything has been already covered by a thick white mantle (even roads...).
SO after running in my xth problem with my computer, I have decided to install a VmWare engine. One silly question : how do you install windows on these ? My computer came with windows preinstalled, so I do not have any media that I could reuse. I know that you guys are quite virtualized, so how did you do this ? Do I have to buy an extra windows ?
You need license for installing Windows on VM (and when you buy a license you will get the media too)...
If you want to move your installation (the physical machine) to be a VM - it is possible too, but the legal part can be fishy as the OEM license you probably have, not really allows that as much as I know...
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.
Careful. I've tried this and failed. Windows 7 and earlier would allow you to look up the key, Windows 10 has a fake key, and it won't work. The oem key you need should be on a label on the machine somewhere.
As for the fishy Microsoft licensing stuff - you're "safe" if you pay full retail license for everything but no one ever does that. I'm sure if you poked around certain auction sites, you could come up with numerous ideas for obtaining a legitimate key.
I challenge anyone to make sense of Microsoft's licensing agreement.
To the original poster - I use VMWare extensively. For Windows 10, all you need is either the DVD or an ISO file. See: Download Windows 10[^]
Once you have installation media, creating it is trivial - I'll leave it to you. VMware also has a tool that will allow you to absorb an existing physical installation into a VM. I'll be doing this with my previous laptop installation.
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
OK, didn't know the key lookup wouldn't work on w10. (begs the question why am I not allowed to see my own key but...) and as you say newer pre-installed machines should have the sticker (caveat: In Asia - depending on where you bought it from.)
Have you tried the VMware physical installation before? I've been meaning to help a client absorb an XP machine into a VM on w7 but been taking it slow to avoid the egg-on-face.
(Actually more got the feeling it'll take hours during which I'd have to sit there and talk to the user... yaaay! not!)
Signature ready for installation. Please Reboot now.