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Resizing a VirtualBox VHD or VDI file on Mac OS X

Resizing a VirtualBox VHD or VDI file on Mac OS X

I recently created a Windows 8 VM using VirtualBox on my iMac and misjudged how much space I would need, however not being an experienced VirtualBox user I didn’t realise you wouldn’t be able to increase the VM size from within the GUI. After a quick google session I also found that the advice on resizing VirtualBox VMs was very Windows-centric, so I thought i’d post step-by-step instructions for all you Mac VirtualBox users our …

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Excel 2010 & 2013: Insert / Data menus greyed out, can’t click on PivotCharts / PivotTables

Excel 2010 & 2013: Insert / Data menus greyed out, can’t click on PivotCharts / PivotTables

Help! That’s exactly what I felt like in this situation. I was working in Excel 2010 on a workbook with multiple sheets when I suddenly couldn’t interact with the Insert or Data menus (they were entirely greyed out), I also couldn’t interact with my PivotCharts at all. I spent half an hour scouring the Internet and reading that it may be to do with my Sharing or Protected Workbook options, but my workbook was neither …

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This is to have succeeded.

I came across this recently, and it made me smile. To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life …

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The Time Traveler’s Wife

I’ve been meaning to get around to reading this for a while and the opportunity arose when I was lent a copy. It’s an initially complex story, about an accidental time traveler (due to a genetic condition) who randomly jumps through time and meets younger/older versions of himself, and the woman he’s due to spend the rest of his life with. Although the summary may sound a little fantasy/sci-fi it’s written in an extremely down-to-earth …

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An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar..

An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second orders half a beer. The third, a quarter of a beer. The bartender says “You’re all idiots”, and pours two beers.

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