26 Jun 2017
When I tried to reset my HP Laptop and tried to shrink my system partition (C:), Windows 10 did not allow me to shrink it down to 300GB. I was only allowed to shrink it down to about 500GB.
It had this error message:
You cannot shrink a volume beyond the point where any unmovable files are located. See the “defrag” event in the Application log for detailed information about the operation when it has completed.
I googled for a solution and found this article by Mihai Neacsu: How to shrink a disk volume beyond the point where any unmovable files are located
I followed the instructions given in that article and I was able to shrink the system partition (C:) down to 300MB.
26 Jun 2017
First of all be careful before you reset your HP laptop because the HP Help page for this has this warning:
If the size of the OS partition (usually C:) was reduced below a minimum size requirement, other user-created partitions will be removed and stored data will be destroyed.
You should backup your important files before doing the reset.
20 Jun 2017
I recently wrote about me being a hypocritical Christian because I sometimes cuss (only in my mind, most of the times, of course; but my attitude has greatly improved since writing that blog post ).
Christians are not supposed to cuss, right? That’s what I was taught. Christians are supposed to possess the virtue of self-control. And, I think, cussing is a manifestation of a lack of self-control – lack of love at the very root, of course, because “love is patient and kind, bears all things, endures all things…”.
… in programming
In the programming world, there is this joke that says, “The only valid measurement of code quality is WTFs/minute”.
05 Jun 2017
The text of the sermon was Ephesians 4: 1-4 (and Philippians 2:3ff).
One Christian trait that was presented was “lowliness of mind” – not to think of ourselves as being higher than others.
I am guilty of that, I think. Many times, I think of myself as better than others. This is often revealed in my job as a programmer.
03 Jun 2017
We programmers tend to be lazy. We don’t want to know or remember all those many design principles or guidelines our masters are trying to teach us.
- Favor composition over inheritance.
- Separate those things that change from those that don’t.
- All those design patterns (I only know a few I’m so lazy!).
29 May 2017
A friend told me about these 48 Laws of Power many months ago.
I tried to google for it a few days after I heard about it.
But after reading Law #2, “Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies, I said to myself, “Learn to use enemies? Create enemies if you don’t have one? Wut!? I don’t want to create enemies! And if someone wants me to become their enemy, I want to distance myself from them! This is nonsense!”
20 May 2017
A few days ago, browsing through my LinkedIn feeds brought me to this article: “That Crab Mentality”
“It was a year or so when I first moved here that I heard people talk about Crab Mentality. I assumed it was a food dish, but as it happens it is something that is in the Philippines genes, and it is not that pleasant.
“I suppose it comes down to JEALOUSY!” - John Grant
It reminded me, again, about this important thing I learned from “How to Win Friends and Influence People” about ten years ago:
20 May 2017
[supposed to be posted last March 16, 2017 ]
“Stolen water is sweet. Stolen bread tastes good.”
Yes! That phrase is from the Bible – Proverbs 9:17 of the Easy-to-Read Version.
If you do not believe me, read it in your Bible for yourself! Or google for it!
13 May 2017
Why am I transcribing (some of) some of Uncle Bob Martin’s talks? (And some of the other masters’ talks?)
I will not able to read everything Uncle Bob has read and I will not be able to experience everything Uncle Bob has experienced (Also, I don’t want to experience some of his bad experiences. )
13 May 2017
Last Saturday, May 6, while travelling back to Kidapawan from Davao, I was listening to Uncle Bob’s talk on “Expecting Professionalism”.
Here are my notes.