[By Nic Lindh on Monday, 20 October 2003]
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…
We are entertained by feline drama during quarantine.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
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.
Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
Is there reason to upgrade from a 3 to a 5?
Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.
Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing.
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
The big thieves hang the little ones.
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.
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.
Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.
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.