Archive for February, 2006

Schedule Weekly Defrags for Windows XP

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As a part-time freelance systems administrator I have often been approached with questions regarding computer performance (or lack thereof.) Besides upgrading RAM, processor, or other hardware peripherals, one of the first things I suggest is to do a hard drive defrag. I lack the time now to fully explain the ins-and-outs of the defrag process, nevertheless, I wish to show how to setup a computer to run a weekly (or more frequent) scheduled disk defrag.

Microsoft Marketing…hmmm

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I receive regular newsletters from the Redmond behemoth and a recent conference invitation caught my attention. I’m not entirely sure what the message is here, but their email header image looks like this. How many connotations can one take from ‘Advancing the platform’ with this kind of imagery. You be the judge.

All I can say is unbelievable

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all because one of these:

I wonder what they’ll do when people do something that REALLY angers them.

Andrea Yates – Are you saving yet?

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I found this combination interesting: a news article about Andrea Yates along side an advertisement for educational savings plans for children.

Maybe its just me, but i doubt people are contemplating saving money for their kids while reading about this sickening murder of five innocent lives.