The Core Dump

The Core Dump is the personal blog of Nic Lindh, a Swedish-American pixel-pusher living in Phoenix, Arizona.

[By Nic Lindh on Monday, 20 October 2003]

Shiny bright computers

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…

You have thoughts? I’m @niclindh on Twitter and I want to know what you think.


Enjoy the latest posts!

Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.

Paul Eldridge

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Feline Follies Presents: The Uninvited

We are entertained by feline drama during quarantine.

Thursday, 02 July, 2020

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

―James Baldwin

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Book roundup, part 30

Back once again with the sci-fi and general calamity. Includes The End is Always Near, Eat the Apple, A Memory Called Empire, Gideon the Ninth, Infinite Detail, Permafrost, Fallen, and The October Man.

Monday, 20 January, 2020

The master’s tools will never be used to dismantle the master’s house.

Audre Lorde

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Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.

―Grey’s Law

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Impressions moving from an Apple Watch Series 3 to Series 5

Is there reason to upgrade from a 3 to a 5?

Friday, 27 September, 2019

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.

—Dwight Eisenhower

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Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing.

―Marcus Aurelius

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Die in a ditch

After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.

Tuesday, 13 August, 2019

The big thieves hang the little ones.

―Czech Proverb

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Book roundup, part 29

A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

―Kenneth Galbraith

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Book roundup, part 28

Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.

Sunday, 17 February, 2019

Las Vegas trip report

Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?

Monday, 31 December, 2018

Book roundup, part 27

Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.

Friday, 19 October, 2018

To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.

—George Orwell

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“Cancel everything. You’re going into emergency surgery today”

Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.

Sunday, 02 September, 2018

Book roundup, part 26

Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.

Friday, 03 August, 2018

Renewing the nerd card: Installing Ubiquiti UniFi in the house

The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.

Friday, 29 June, 2018

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