It is done. Both the Mac and the Windows XP box are running squeaky-clean, fresh-off-the-cd systems.
I never again want to have the drive with the current backup fail right during installation. That was not cool. I did have another backup on yet a third drive, as any normal paranoiac would. And of course one file had gotten corrupted somehow. My NetNewsWire plist with over a hundred feeds I read and enjoy, of which I do not have any other backups going back a few months. Because, hey, I have two backups, right? (Grinding of teeth). Lord only knows what happened to that poor file. The surviving copy held parts of my Safari bookmarks. Not all, just a few. Spooky stuff, that.
I’m definitely noticing a speed decrease on the Windows box, though, after taking out the fast 80 gigger with 8 meg cache and putting in an old and creaky 16 gigger with, from what I can gather, essentially no cache whatsoever. Or maybe it’s 256 kilos; who knows. It’s not enough, that’s for sure.
And now, a moment of silence for a lot of mp3s that have gone to the great encoder in the sky…
Music: Sleep Alone by Moby
Posted Monday, 20 October, 2003 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.