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Archive for January 30th, 2017

March ‘Rosehill’  – Enfield Citadel Band – YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/30

Interesting piece of music: March ‘Rosehill’  – Enfield Citadel Band – YouTube

We’re going to play this as well.

–jeroen

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Posted in About, Adest Musica, Personal | Leave a Comment »

Reducing the size of your Windows.edb (Search) and DataStore.edb (Update) databases

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/30

Windows Search: Windows.edb

If you use Windows Search (I don’t: I use Everything by VoidTools), your Windows.edb can grow ridiculously large. It is a single file, though it appears to be in two places because there is a symbolic link from C:\Users\All Users to C:\ProgramData :

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb
C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb

This is how to reduce its size:

How to offline defrag the index

  1. Change the Windows Search service so that it does not automatically start. To do this, run the following command in cmd.exe:
    sc config wsearch start= disabled
  2. Run the following command to stop the Windows Search service:
    net stop wsearch
  3. Run the following command to perform offline compaction of the Windows.edb file:
    esentutl.exe /d %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb
  4. Run the following command to change the Windows Search service to delayed start:
    sc config wsearch start= delayed-auto
  5. Run the following command to start the service:
    net start wsearch

Notes:

  1. I did not perform the last 2 steps as I’ve kept Windows Search disabled.
  2. If you want to reduce the size of the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\ directory:
    1. Before step 1, choose what kind of Windows Search indexing options you want
    2. Between step 3 and 4, delete the directory

Windows Update: DataStore.edb

Windows Update uses the same database structure and is a single file:

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb

This is how I reduced its size:

net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
esentutl.exe /d C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb
net start bits
net start wuauserv

Talking about Windows Update: you might also want to Clean Up the WinSxS Folder

–jeroen

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Posted in Everything by VoidTools, Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista | Leave a Comment »

DIY pick and place machine from parts of scanner, inkjet printer, DVD player and vaccuum pump – Open Theremin – Urs Gaudenz

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/30

Urs Gaudenz manufactures Open.Theremin kits using his do it yourself pick and place machine which he built from low cost scanner, ink jet printer, DVD player mechanics and some Arduino controlling. Even his solder oven is Arduino controlled!

This is months of work showing a work flow in a 11 minute youtube video. Well done!

via:

Video:

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Posted in Arduino, Development, Geeky, Hardware Development | Leave a Comment »

 
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