Sunday, July 28, 2013

Swiss Alipine K78 2013

Swiss Alipine K78 2013 by Rolf_S at Garmin Connect - Details

10 hours 58minutes and 49 seconds and 77.5km and 2650M of elevation gain and loss later....

It was a very hot day.
The air was thin up there.
I was wearing new untested shoes in an attempt to work around one foot problem.
I have some quad and hamstring soreness but otherwise feel pretty good.
My fenix lost the gps signal a few times that i noticed. It also gave me a low battery warning at 7.5hrs which was when I switched it to ultratrac mode.
It seems to be pretty accurate with the distance, but it lost a few hundred meters of elevation, probably because it was cold when i started and as the temperature increased during the day the barometric pressure would have been inaccurate without additional calibration.
I ended with 15% remaining battery after 11hrs, next time I will have to try ultratrac mode from the start.
Next time?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Reclaim lost space on Windows 7

was horrified to see the windows 7 folder on a virtual machine had grown to 25GB.

The reason is that windows keeps copies of everything it changes when it applies updates. Yes, even though you installed SP1 and you don't need anything before that ever again, MS will happily waste your precious hard drive space keeping those useless copies of stuff.

I finally found out how to get rid of all the unnecessary backups the correct way.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /SpSuperseded

Run it from a terminal, you will need Admin rights.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

How to re-install a deb package with all dependencies

Sometimes I installer newer versions of software and then break my package configuration under Debian or Ubuntu.

Just re-installing one package is easy, but often I need to re-install all the dependencies as well.

I broke monodevelop so to fix it I use....

  sudo apt-cache depends monodevelop | grep '[ |]Depends: [^<]' | cut -d: -f2 | tr -d ' ' | xargs -d "\n" sudo apt-get -reinstall -install -y