My computer gave me a message the other day. It said “your hard disk is getting full”. Grrr. It was to be expected, I suppose, what with having what would be considered today as a pathetic amount of hard disk space on my Mac. The computer came with two hard disks installed, both 10Gb in size, and both are now rather full. So I’m moving some files around now, moving my music and photos onto my PC. It means that the PC is acting even more like a server, serving not only the internet but also a lot of my own personal files. Unless I’m planning on doing any hefty file moving, I don’t think it should cause any problems, my Mac seems perfectly happy accessing everything across the network. I’m not sure I’d want to do the same the other way round, Windows still isn’t as network-friendly as it would like to make out!

I spent most of this morning on campus, watching an exam. Ellie was taking part in a short play that she and her group had written, which was going to be examined, and I was supporting in the audience. It was actually very good, very entertaining, yet making a very clear point. There were four groups performing today, of which I saw three. I think I understood Ellie’s play more than either of the others I saw, possibly because Ellie had already explained to me what the play was about and what it was supposed to be achieving. I won’t attempt to explain it here, it was kinda complicated and I probably wouldn’t do it justice, but it was generally about censorship, and took a dig at the whole anonymous marking policy the university is trying to bring in, which obviously doesn’t work in drama! They illustrated it by starting their play with paper bags over their heads, showing that you really can’t act if you’re anonymous! It was very clever, and I was very impressed, I know Ellie has put in a lot of hard work and it’s paid off!

Categories: Miscellaneous


Phill · 23 March 2006 at 1:39 pm

*applauds Ellie* pass on my congrats 🙂

You should put Linux on your current Windows PC, Linux is good at serving things. (Well, FreeBSD is meant to be better, but it’s probably harder to use).

And, of course, that would mean you’d have two Unix-based PCs 😉

Matthew · 23 March 2006 at 2:12 pm

That might be nice, but unfortunately Linux doesn’t like my computer. I’ve tried a few times before, and there’s some conflict with the BIOS or something and it just refuses to install. Besides which, I need Windows to test web sites on – it’s a pile of pants, but 90% of the world uses it so I need to be sure that 90% of people can see my web sites properly!

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