May 30th, 2013

samvara: OTW logo with text "Rabid Cyborg Koalas ...pretty ones" (OTW - Koalas)
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 07:24 am
Wired has words to say, and the OTW has them too.

Amazon makes a bid to cash in on fanworks - royalties and rights as yet unclear but not looking great..
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 11:06 am
Wot I learned recently:

I somehow managed to fill the (tiny 60GB) drive on my work machine and could not work out where the problem was. Everything was slooooooooooow. Our fabo IT person showed me a neat tool WizTree that swiftly identified where all the big stuff was so I could delete it with extreme prejudice. Yay!

Was it... my sekrit stash of movies? ...my massive collection of music? ...the complete works of APOD?

Nooooooo, it turns out our corporate AV software suspects my constant SQL database work is evil (it is!) and quarantines it all... 10GB of deleting later me and my laptop are a lot happier.

I ran it on my home machine and found ~65GB worth of etilqs_ files courtesy of FireFox and another 30GB of outdated iDevice backups.
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