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After reboot, do a "robocopy" of ProgramData\Docker to somewhere else. In other words, wave magic wand.
Robocopy is useful for deleting "difficult" directory structures. These include any with paths longer than 260 characters, since neither Windows Explorer nor the command prompt support the NTFS "long" path name construct (prefix names with \\?\ and you get up to 32,767 characters in a path).
The /MIR option tells robocopy to 'mirror' the source folder to the destination, which deletes any files and folders which don't exist in the source. In this case it empties the destination folder. The magic part is that robocopy does support and use internally NTFS long path names.
As the northern latitudes plunge ever further into darkness, the black dog draws near. Oh joy! It's S.A.D. time again!
For the last few years, I've been taking vitamin D supplements through the winter and find them a big help (I now just get mildly dispirited and somewhat grouchy whereas I used to be plunged into absolute despair) but I'm a tad more skeptical about some of the other remedies on offer.
Has anyone had any experience with light boxes, daylight alarm clocks and the like?
I use a light timer as my primary alarm clock. The light has a couple of compact fluorescents in it. They switch on a little more abruptly than I'd like, but at least they don't come on at full brightness, taking a few minutes to ramp up to full as they warm up. I skipped the the daylight alarm clocks because all the ones I could find had pretty feeble lighting, and I found that on some mornings, I need something a bit brighter than they could possibly get to get me alert. Its positioned so I can roll over and stare directly into the light for those mornings when I'm especially groggy. I got one of the fancy digital timers so I can program it for different hours on different days -- that way it never wakes me up on the weekends. For a lot of years, I set an audible alarm clock to go off 5 minutes before the lights did, that way, the abrupt switching on of the light didn't shock me because I'd already be awake.
At one time, I tried the lightbox thing, and while it helped, it was inconvenient for me since I would be stuck where it was located, and it didn't help me wake up, which is the part I find the hardest.
One of the other engineers I used to work with had light wings that attached to the sides of her monitor. I've considered something like those.
I've been tempted by the daylight alarm approach (I don't think I'd mind it not being particularly bright), though I do wonder if it would get me overly used to waking up when it gets light, which could be a pain in the summer. That said, I tend to wake up a few times in the night anyway - so maybe not such a big problem.
Your colleague's wings sound rather distracting, to be honest, but maybe the article that Lopitir posted suggests that a lamp below the desk (assuming that a little flesh can be bared) might be a way to go.
There's room darkening shades and curtains you can get to keep the dawn light out during summer.
Like I said, the light wasn't what I was using to wake up, only what I was using to stay awake and become alert enough to function -- the audible alarm is what woke me up. If I slept through the audible alarm, then the abrupt turning on of the light timer would shock me awake. Not the most pleasant way to wake up, but obviously, I needed a bit more prodding that morning. I found that if the light ramped up slowly like dawn does, and there was no audible alarm clock to wake me up first, then the light didn't wake me up. This way, I could get up at the same time every morning whether dawn was two hours before, or an hour after, when I needed to get up.
Wow I'm over 60 and I've never heard of SAD, it must be one of those new fangled disorders that have only acquired a name in the last decade and I've been living on the equator for that time, no seasons.
However I worked in London for a couple of years, get up in the dark, get home in the dark and have lunch in the insipid sunshine they have in winter, didn't make me depressed though.
I have sympathy for anyone suffering depression but I don't understand it.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
A few years ago I one day came home from work, sunk down in my recliner and loudly cursed the darkness. Tben I decided to lit a candle... I went out to buy two of these floor standing "mother and child" lamps, with a 300 watt halogen bulb in in a ceiling directed reflector (the ceiling definitely should be white!) and 50 watt halogen line on a flexible arm. With a total of 700 watts of halogen light, there wasn't much darkness left to curse
My mood changed completely from one day to the other: Coming in from the dusk outside into the bright light, it was like going into a summer! Later, I added a lot more light in my kitchen, in the entrance and bathroom. I have ceiling mounted halogen reflector bulb light to light up my bookshelves and cupboards. Now the dark season doesn't bother me at all.
I do have friends who feel blinded by all my light, so when I have guests, I often reduce the light (all those halogen lights are adjustable). Some people want the "cozyness" of the darkness and shade when they move indoors, in particular those from southern countries. In my everyday life, I crank the light all the way up as soon as I come home.
700 W of halogen light in a living room (plus the extra for the bookshelves and cupboards) draws some electricity. Compared to other countries, we have cheap electric power: All costs and fees typically adds up to 10 US cents per kWh. Keeping my living room lit is worth 7 cents/hour! Also,
here at 63 degrees north (the polar circle is at 66 degrees), at winter time you need heating for your house as well as light, and those 700 W ends up as heat. (Sure enough: Most of the heat is directly underneath the ceiling, but with bedrooms on 2nd floor the heat dissipation certainly comes to use.
And then we should think of what we get in return for that dark winter! I've got a T-shirt with the text "North Norway summer - the greatest day of the year".
I used to be an avid follower of Northern Exposure and yes, I remember the episode in question and being a little surprised when the visors came out - I was rather expecting a slightly more low-tech Shamanic solution to emerge.
Today morning I think I saw my entire life in a flash when I realize I am going to get into massive accident.
Was in a middle of 3 lane autobahn driving at average speed of 140 Km/h and tad higher speed cars in left lane ( not many ). As it happened a massive truck tried to join the right most lane from another exit. He did not realize a small mini cooper in the right most lane and just entered anyway. At half way stage both realized and then started the chain reaction.
1. Mini came into my lane suddenly
2. I had no time to apply brake without hitting him. I saw a car (red) little farther away in left lane so changed to that lane .
3. Just realized Red was really cruising at almost 250 + Km/h and he just came right behind me but he noticed the switch I guess and so he turned to middle lane to avoid me but his speed was too high and so need more space and indicated he needs to come back to his lane and so I moved out giving him way and cooper moved out to service lane to give me space before he joined in.
3. Other cars who were speeding behind us realized the whole mess and were zig sagging each lane trying to avoid each other. I counted atleast 7 to 8 cars maneuvering each other and lane jumping in a controlled mad way to avoid collision.
Finally after 2 minutes of chaos with no one stopping the car just switched back to their respective speed and lane and drove away.
Too much of good is bad,mix some evil in it
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