And you thought Darwin dreamt all that stuff up by himself. Well, nature might like change, but I don't think it's so cool while I'm in the middle of setting up a VPC. Yesterday as I set up a new VPC, everything starts going wierd on me. Files locked, incompleted operations, bat eggs found on local disk drive. Bad news. Turned out that in the middle of loading Team Foundation Server, SQL 2005 sp1 decided to install itself.

 BTW, VPC 2007 rocks. RC is highly recommended. Can't wait for the RTM.

Here's my new prescription:

  1. Setup a base OS VPC
  2. Run automatic updates for a mule's age
  3. Lock it down by setting the readonly file attribute. 
  4. Create a diff disk in VPC, and then set network to local only
  5. Point your diff disk at the readonly parent disk (steps 1 and 2)
  6. Install software into the diff disk with your feet up on the davenport. 
  7. Occasionally connect the diff disk to the network if you want autmatic update fun

AUTHOR: Marcus Aurelius (121–180)
QUOTATION: Observe always that everything is the result of a change, and get used to thinking that there is nothing Nature loves so well as to change existing forms and to make new ones like them.
ATTRIBUTION: Meditations. iv. 36.