As an old data centre junkie, I noted with interest Calvin Crumrine’s
Our recent discussions on media life (e.g.
Hello Fred, If anyone can help with this,
it’s you or your readers!
Our recent discussion of "Real World Vs Tech Ideals" (
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-01-09.htm#2 ) brought this note:
Could you please tell me what "<g>" means
in your newsletter? —Joe
Oops, sorry. It’s internet shorthand for "grin,"
one of many ways to
convey emotion by typographic convention. See:
To maximize the lifetime of the data on a CD or DVD, I have read that a felt-tip
pen, especially made for writing on CDs/DVDs should be used. Is this correct or
does the pen make no difference?
Fred, Can you comment on personal servers? I
am thinking about a Buffalo Terabyte server (Mirra servers are too small) as
a way to have a mindless backup system and server for my consulting
business. Some reviewers have complained that these systems are slow and if
you want to replace one harddrive you need to replace them all. I have
looked at descriptions to build your own server but I want to be able to
plug-n-play and not deal with incompatible components. Are these servers
really practical or given your recent discussion about a new windows OS,
should I wait for the next round of servers? Best regards, JoAnn
This reader mentions a USB drive in his question, but the
answer applies to *any* drive, not just USB thumb or flash drives:
Happy New Year! I have a tip for the new year for people running, at least,
Windows XP Home, to fairly easily navigate their hard disks.
Fred- Thanks for the
great newsletter. I haven’t seen much about this topic, so I thought I’d suggest
it to you, as I think it would be of interest to your readers.