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Just another nobody out in the world, banging out some code from time to time...


Sep
18
comment What happened to the B: drive in Windows and why does the hard drive default to C?
I really don't see why people map drives at all anymore. Full network paths can be added sort of like "favorites" to your network places. Then, you can just select those instead of having to remember exactly where a particular drive letter points to. I use tons of network drives, yet only have a single mapped drive setup (to support a legacy app that can't handle UNC paths).
Sep
18
comment What happened to the B: drive in Windows and why does the hard drive default to C?
Still have to put drivers on floppies for OS installs sometimes (when hard drive driver required). Also use for moving small files around between machines that don't have free (or working) USB ports. Lots of little random stuff that us programmer/sysadmin people run into on a regular basis that a typical computer user may never encounter.
Sep
18
comment What happened to the B: drive in Windows and why does the hard drive default to C?
Wouldn't be available if you plugged it into my machine. I have 2 floppy drives... :-)
Sep
17
comment What happened to the B: drive in Windows and why does the hard drive default to C?
Some of us still actually have B: drives in our machines. I've got so many floppy drives laying around that I usually just go ahead and throw 2 in the boxes I put together. Surprisingly, it actually comes in handy from time to time!
Sep
16
answered VirtualBox: Host OS processor is spiked while guest OS virtual processor is idle?
Sep
16
answered RAID1 on computer w 2 internal hard-disks
Sep
14
answered Synchronising my PDA with three or more PC's
Sep
11
comment Noise level of 10'000 rpm harddisks
I love the speed of my 15K Ultra 320 SCSI drives at home, but they sure are loud!
Sep
9
comment FileVault performance Snow Leopard
Maybe that's why I could never get Time Machine to work for me. It would crash and lock up the whole machine each time I tried to use it...
Sep
9
comment FileVault performance Snow Leopard
Same experience here, other than the occasional cleanup it does while shutting down. Even that isn't too much of a slowdown.
Sep
8
answered Samba vs. NFS: Performance
Sep
4
comment Tranfer files larger than 5gb
I tend to use SFTP rather than SCP, but same basic idea.
Sep
3
accepted How to keep Windows print spooler running?
Sep
3
asked How to keep Windows print spooler running?
Aug
31
comment Are my 5.25" floppies dead?
Best way is to grab an 5.25" cleaning disk off the shelf, apply alcohol to it, and force the drive to run (preferably seeking as well) for ~10-20 seconds or so. However, since you had to ask, you probably don't have a cleaning disk...
Aug
27
answered Are my 5.25" floppies dead?
Aug
25
answered What interesting uses for IPv6 are out there?
Aug
20
comment Is it good practice to create directories in the root of your C: drive?
Also, I've experienced higher drive failure rates with externals.
Aug
19
awarded  Beta
Aug
18
comment Are Mac Minis suitable for a proper desktop computer?
I've always called it the "beachball of doom".