Resizing NTFS Volumes in VMWare

VMWare allows for some tricks for resizing volumes which are particularly useful for Windows NTFS. We have been doing Physical to Virtual (P2V) imports of a number of our older windows systems recently. We imported a number of these with the original disk partitioning which had a paltry 4GB C: drive configured. Of course we […]

Uptime Humor

Devotion To Duty

1936 Ariel 4F OHC Square Four on eBay

These rare early overhead cam Ariel Square Four motorcycles do not turn up in barn-find condition very often – actually they are pretty scarce anywhere outside museums. Out of my price range (barns aren’t what they used to be!) but a lot of very clear photos.

This bike looks pretty complete and the numbers match.


Electrical Theory by Joseph Lucas

Positive ground depends upon proper circuit functioning, the transmission of negative ions by retention of the visible spectral manifestation known as “smoke”. Smoke is the thing that makes electrical circuits work; we know this to be true because every time one lets the smoke out of the electrical system, it stops working. This can be […]

Ariel Engine and Frame Number Prefixes

Engine numbers, frame numbers, model designations and engine configuration for Ariel motorcycles from 1926 – 1965.

Letter codes are a prefix to the number which is usually 4 digits. Engine numbers are typically on the left hand engine case just below the barrel. Frame numbers are usually under the seat on rigid and plunger models […]