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...as the grinding slowly morphed into the high pitched whine of a happy SCSI drive, and the drive transfer meter crept up to a reasonable 1MB per second. I got the files off of it with a quickness, then threw it away.

Yes, I have officially, in front of witnesses, sped up a computer by oiling it.

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Story time:

Someone sold me a cheap 50MB HD in the late 90s (it was probably full of dubiously obtained files or such). It would teeeechnically spin up, but my Amiga was pulling about 50KB per second off of it, and it made a grinding bearing sound. Figuring I had nothing to lose, I flipped it over and squirted a little 3-in-1 oil into the bearing.

RRRRNGNGNGGNGGGGGRRRRRRRRMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm.....

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My 14-year-old son just introduced me to the Belarusian composer . I don't know how he found it, but *OH WOW* is this amazing stuff!

degitx.bandcamp.com/album/digi

Ohio can be a strange place sometimes. Yesterday was a picture of autumn. I mowed over my dry leaves and helped my neighbor with his. An hour ago I finished shoveling 4 or 5 inches of snow off the driveway.

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The light is still red.
The car behind me honks impatiently.
I look at my rearview: of course it's a BMW.
Alone in my car, I take a deep breath, and say
"OK, Bimmer."

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Why did #Jesus hide himself in #John8? Boosts welcome!
He/He was...

Spent the weekend learning . Worth it, too. Looking forward to using it.

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What would adult society be like if we had more interactions like this?

Kids Choose Own Greeting To Start School Day
youtube.com/watch?v=Pum938T14H

Working on the last 6 months has required a lot of learning. Current task: relearning database programming and . Wish me luck, this could get... interesting.

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Do you use a password manager?

Please boost for more reach. #India #security

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Do you pronounce it “git” or “git”?

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Bill Gates on the Windows user experience, in an internal email from 2004:

"Someone decided to trash the one part of Windows that was usable? The file system is no longer usable. The registry is not usable. This program listing was one sane place but now it is all crapped up. But that is just the start of the crap."

Amazing how little has changed in the last 15 years.

web.archive.org/web/2012022701

Just discovered Raising Dion on . 3 episodes in, I can say that it is one of the best-written superhero series I've seen in a very, very long time. Less flash-in-the-pan and more substance than, say, Avengers: Endgame.

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I believe my IT brain damage has approached critical mass: for no particular reason at all, I volunteered to start learning Vim. And I'm *liking* it.

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