Volvicast 0003 Nachteile von Facebook, Twitter, Selbstzensur und freiem Willen

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Volvicast 0003 Nachteile von Facebook, Twitter, Selbstzensur und freiem Willen
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Die Sorgen von Social Media und co gehen auch an uns nicht spurlos vorbei. Als Mitglieder der ersten Generation die damit von klein an aufgewachsen ist, ist es ein integraler Teil unserer Lebens geworden. Doch welch Gefahren birgt Social Media und wie leben wir beide damit?

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Volvicast 0002: Zwischen Onlyfans, Zensur und Kapitalismus

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Volvicast 0002: Zwischen Onlyfans, Zensur und Kapitalismus
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Geld ist auch nicht alles. Es gibt einem ein Leben aber ist es auch ein gutes? Mit den Möglichkeiten des Internets kann auch jeder von Zuhause aus arbeiten und so womöglich eher seinen Passionen nachgehen.

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Volvicast 0001: Julian und Philipp zur aktuellen Broscience lage der Welt

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Volvicast 0001: Julian und Philipp zur aktuellen Broscience lage der Welt
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In dieser Folge starten wir einen neuen Podcast, den Volvicast. Neben Gespräche zu aktuellen Geschehnissen in der Welt, lachen wir viel und erzählen Anekdoten aus unserer gemeinsamen Jugend.

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[macOS High Sierra] Bootcamp: Your disk could not be partitioned and how I fixed it

A couple of days ago I was in the need of a Windows installation on my Macbook Pro. With the cost involved in Parallels Desktop and also out of curiosity I decided to go the Bootcamp way.

The nice thing about Bootcamp is that you get the full power of your hardware. Besides macOS you now also have a full-blown windows installtion. The downside of course is the worse ‚easy of use‘ you get with Parallels Desktop.

Nevertheless both ways are pretty easy to setup and the software does all the magic for you, or atleast I thought so.

I could not get beyond the partitioning of Bootcamp. I selected the size of the partition and started the process, so far so good. After about 15% it always failed with the exact same error message „Your disk could not be partitioned“. Well, fuck. Time to google it is then.

After a rather lengthy googling session I still could not find anything that fixed my problem. Bootcamp suggested to run the „Disk Utility“ tool. Did that, did nothing. After some time it became pretty clear to me, that the reason behind all of this probably has something to do with Apple’s switch of the file system to APFS in High Sierra. People shared the problem all around the world, but nobody had an solution for it. Until I stumbled upon a YouTube video that had a real fix.

To quickly summarize the cause: Time Machine. Apparently, the switch to APFS, old (pre High Sierra) Time Machine Backups and Bootcamp do not work as a threesome. The fix gets rid of any old Time Machine Backup and the partitioning in Bootcamp works like a charm.

Enough said, let’s get crackin‘

The whole fix involved three easy steps:

  • Step 1: Remove Time Machine disk. To do that just go to System Preferences -> Time Machine -> Click „Select Disk“ and choose „Remove Disk“. Personally I never setup a Time Machine Disk, so I did not have to do that and that might be case for you aswell.
  • Step 2: Remove old Snapshots. Open Termianal (easiest way is through Spotlight) and type in „tmutil thinlocalsnapshots / 9999999999999999“. Depending on your hardware and amount of snapshots this might take some time. You are done once you see „Thinned local snapshots: „
  • (Step 3: Run Disk Utility: Select your Mac HD and run „First Aid“. I was done with Step 2 and skipped Step 3. This is optional, if Step 2 does not resolved the problem)

And that is it! You should now be able to partition your Mac HD and run Bootcamp without any problem.

As a side note, usually you would have been able to switch from Windows to macOS without rebooting and manully selecting the operating system pressing „Option“ on the keyboard. As of right now this however is the only way to do so as the „Autoreboot in mac“ function is currently disabled.

 

If you prefer a video guide, just watch the video from „Digital Byte Computing“ that helped me.

 

 

An Oldschool Printing Tutorial

As you may know i have a fetish for old techniques from the world of art, especially graphics and printing.

For a linocut print you cut out a mirrored version of your motive out of a piece of linoleum,  a rubbery medium containing flax, oil and cork.

After that you just roll on your printing ink, carefully lower a piece of well soaking paper and press.

It is especially the dark black and the clear edges that makes linocuts still relevant and loved by novice artists, schools and professianals alike.