Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How many fragments? Over 9,000!!!!!!

Google Desktop's index file is in 327,680 fragments!

I just defragged two weeks ago! The drive is mostly free too (~60 GB free of a 230 GB drive). Frequent defrags are just a downside of using the software I guess.

Something has to give

Windows XP is intolerable. I've got to move to Linux or a hackintosh (Win7 isn't an option, unfortunately). XP performs terribly under a heavy load, ESPECIALLY under a heavy disk access load. Combine that with lots of page faults from the 3G RAM limitation and a lot of RAM intensive programs needed to do the job and you get mouse movements taking 30 seconds to register, or worse.

I feel like a Samurai with an old, chipped, rusty blade.

Hacker Hagakure

I'm getting increasingly picky about my primary work computer; I'm starting to treat it in the same way a Samurai treats his sword, or a sniper treats his rifle.

The proper relationship between a hacker and the IT department is the same as a Master Samurai and his sword-smith.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Quotable Quote

Physical strength and vitality is the basis of all things, including a life of the mind.

Monday, March 1, 2010

AppQuest: Disk Space Fan

Greetings, today's AppQuest was introduced to me via LifeHacker. Disk Space Fan will analyze where all of your hard drive space is being used with an attractive, easy to understand interface.

Scanning for info can take a while though. So far it looks awesome.