Archive for the 'Technical' Category

Two Trillion Bytes

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Earlier this week I plugged in two new hard drives to my desktop computer. When configured as a RAID array, they appear as a single volume, with 2,000,275,460,096 bytes of free space: That’s 1.8 Terabytes, unless you work in a marketing department, then it’s “2 Terabytes” with a disclaimer that you’re using a different definition. [...]

YouTube has movies & TV shows

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Yesterday, YouTube announced a new section of their web site with full-length movies and TV shows. Currently, it’s just older stuff, but I think it’s a step in the right direction. Broadcast TV is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. You can read an Associated Press story (link opens new window) about this, or [...]

BIOS settings, disk drives for Minput3

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

This post is not meant to be of general interest to anyone. I just need a place to store some important notes about my computer in case it stops working. It wouldn’t do any good to store this info on my computer if it’s not working. And I’m not going to remember it, since don’t [...]

Even Faster Internet

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

My last post shows how fast our home internet is. And that’s usually accurate. However, sometimes we get bursts of even faster speeds. Here’s an example: