Monthly Archives: March 2009

Step Away

Step away from the computer.

I get some of my best ideas when I step away from the computer for a few hours and carry on with life (letting the problem mull over in the back of my mind). Maybe you’ve experienced this, too.

If software is much more about good ideas than BFI (and I’m convinced that it is), then stepping away from the computer is a wonderful thing all around.

Ten Whole Megabytes

When I was in college, I rented a friend’s computer for a year. It had an amazing ten megabyte hard drive, and I loved it! I didn’t have to boot it with two single-sided single-density 360KB floppy disks. It was great!

And ten whole megabytes! I figured I could type non-stop for decades before I filled it up. How cool was that?

Times have changed, haven’t they?

333 GB

Update, 3/18 — Full disclosure, FYI: 105 GB of the disk space you see are consumed by virtual hard disks across 14 VMWare virtual machines.