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
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.