Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Expanding Virtual PC VHDs using VHD Resizer and running Windows Server 2008 R2

This is for folks without access to Hyper-V, but want to learn it in a free Virtual PC 2007 emulator, which can run Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Sever 8, with a few tricks.

http://kb.dutchalps.com/microsoftvirtualpc.htm

Tips: VHD Resizer took an really long long time to start ~15mins, and then finally it progressed quickly.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Windows Explorer Most Recent List or Pinned Jump List Items do not appear in Windows 7


Windows Explorer Most Recent List or Pinned Jump List Items do not appear in Windows 7


Fixing Stuck Explorer Items

Windows Explorer always seems to use the same exact filename to store the pinned/recent items: 1B4DD67F29CB1962.AUTOMATICDESTINATIONS-MS
So you can try this command, which will wipe out all the pinned and recent items for Windows Explorer only:
del %appdata%\microsoft\windows\recent\automaticdestinations\1B4DD67F29CB1962.AUTOMATICDESTINATIONS-MS

BONUS : Enabling last active windows with ALT-TAB order.
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/quick-tip-change-stacked-window-behavior-in-the-windows-7-taskbar/3959?tag=content;siu-container

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Evolutionary equations, apply the biological feedback loop (learning) to derive new mathematical formulas!

Hod Lipson on The Robotic Scientist: Mining Experimental Data

Big Ideas presents Hod Lipson of Cornell University exploring his work in such areas as evolutionary robotics and programmable self-assembly, Lipson delivers a lecture entitled The Robotic Scientist: Mining Experimental Data for Scientific Laws, from Cognitive Robots to Computational Biology.


(zoom to bacteria section, where they have loads of observed data no equations, this finds them)

http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/eureqa - program for you to use.