Suck on this, RIAA. This is the way it’s supposed to be done…. good on ya, Bare Naked Ladies…
Archive for August, 2006
It appears that those exploding batteries and subsequent recalls have prompted a few airlines to consider some notebooks a no fly risk. Well, kinda. Read the article for details. I’ll note that this is from Quantas, an airline that has one of the best safety records of all airlines. They’re just a little proactively anal about such things.
Of course, now I find out my 12″ PowerBook G4 has one of those bad batteries as well and it’ll take 4-6 weeks to get the replacement via Apple’s recall system. Oh hell. Here’s hoping my desk doesn’t go up in flames in the mean time.
I stumbled across this today, which reads in part :
1. Swapfiles must be written to disk space that is both free and contiguous.
In Jaguar, each swapfile is 80 MB (80,000,000 bytes).
In Panther, the first two swapfiles are 64 MB, the next is 128 MB, and the next is 256 MB. The one after that is named “buy more RAM”.
This seemed too funny to not be true, however on my 1.5GB (maxed out , can’t add more ram) G4 Powerbook with Tiger 10.4.7 I have . . .
sputnik:/private/var/vm trever$ du -hs swap*
That’s 1GB of swap files, and the last one isn’t humoursly named. Oh well. Why do I have so much available in swap files anyways? VirtualPC has to be one of the main reasons. Trying to do too much video editing from time to time on a notebook is another. Oink. Oink. Oink.
My next notebook will have at least 2GB of ram. A TB disk would be nice too.
No explanation required. Rather, it explains everything.
Thanks go to Linda for finding this gem.