It was just after sunrise, and for a few seconds the sun came out and blanketed the area with golden light. At this moment, three cheetahs, keen to avoid crocodiles during a river crossing, made a dash across the river. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. Photo taken in May 2017.
This young girl became curious and came over to us strangers at a site being prepared for the Karen New Year festivities in a rural village. The celebrations continued long into the night. This was a few miles from Hpa An, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014.
The Yangon Circular Railway in Myanmar provides a wonderful opportunity to see people travelling across the city. Whilst standing on the platform at a train station, I noticed this young boy looking out from the train that had just pulled in.
I have an updated post at https://www.silentnomad.com/blog/2020/01/26/1885/
When booting into Windows, the OS sometimes does not reconnect mapped network drives even though the mapping is configured with the “Reconnect at sign-in” option. This is due with various timing constraints of resources during boot.
Although there are free Third Party software available that can automatically reconnect your mapped network drives, I would rather be able to do this using built-in tools than add more unnecessary software to my system. I’ve therefore written a Command Prompt script using the “net use” command. Not the prettiest of code but it does the job. Tested in Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.
The script was saved as a .CMD batch file which is executed by twice using Task Scheduler at user log on; one in non-admin and the other in admin mode. This allows mapped drives to be visible to those applications running in non-admin and also to those applications running in admin modes.
SETLOCAL ENABLEEXTENSIONS ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION
TITLE Mapping network drives
@ECHO Please wait whilst we reconnect your network drives.
SET /A trueloop=%loopvalue%-1
IF "%counter%" EQU "%loopvalue%" (
ECHO Connection to D: drive timed-out
ECHO Attempt %counter% of %trueloop% to D: drive
TIMEOUT /t 5 /NOBREAK >NUL
IF EXIST D:NUL (
ECHO Attempt %counter% successful.
NET USE D: \192.168.49.69Data /PERSISTENT:YES
IF "%ERRORLEVEL%" NEQ "0" IF "%ERRORLEVEL%" NEQ "85" (
SET /A counter=%counter%+1
IF "%neterror%" EQU "0" GOTO Endofscript
SET /P userinput="Errors were found. Do you wish to try again [Y/n] "
IF /I "%userinput%" EQU "y" GOTO Start
IF /I "%userinput%" EQU "" GOTO Start
IF /I "%userinput%" EQU "n" GOTO Endofscript
@ECHO Please wait, script is closing.
TIMEOUT /t 5 /NOBREAK >NUL
@EXIT /B 0
A rice field several miles from Hpa An, Myanmar. We had already journeyed through a cave in this karst-rich landscape when we came across this field. It was great to be out in the open again!