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Windows 7, you thieving bastard (I love you)
Posted Friday, January 9th 2009 @ 01:59 am

~ a few years old / 3568 days ago


I just got around to playing with the beta of Windows 7 and thinking that I had installed my Relocate app I hit [Win]+[left arrow] which of course moved the current window to the left half of the screen.  When I hit [Win]+[right arrow] the window went back to it's normal position...  Huh?  My code sez go to the right half of the screen.  Imagine my surprise when I found out that Relocate wasn't even loaded. :-o  Seems that someone over at MS took my Relocate idea and finally put it into the OS natively (not sure about multiple monitor support thou as I only have it installed on my laptop).

  • [Win]+[left arrow] = move to left half of current screen
  • [Win]+[right arrow] = move to right half of current screen
  • [Win]+[up arrow] = maximize
  • [Win]+[down arrow] = minimize

I wonder if they fixed the fact that you can't have multiple wallpapers on multiple screens like my Vistas project allows for.  One can only hope.

Oh, found this totally awesome game online...Auditorium.  Very simple but tons of fun.  Uses music and gravity.  Try it...you'll get hooked like me (damn it...I'm playing it again!).  They've added a new level!  They are trying to come out with a full version of it too!

Just picked up a 500 gig Buffalo Ministation TurboUSB external hard drive on sale at Fry's for $114; that's $0.23 a gig (why did I bold that...you'll see later).  My intent was to rip the case apart, extract its innards, and transplant them into my HP TX1000 (replacing the 320 gig drive I have in there now from a previous swap).  However, Buffalo made the case a bit difficult to open and I convinced myself that I needed to have a 500 gig external drive as well (to replace my 320 gig external).  I went back to Fry's and got a 500 gig Seagate drive for my laptop for $149 (the sale on the Buffalo drives ended the day before).

I'm still awaiting the day I can ditch the platter for SSD.  Seems that Sandisk has announced at CES a SSD drives in the 240 gig variety for $499; however that's $2.08 a gig...think I'll stick with platters for now.  The price difference between platter and SSD is 9 times PER GIG.  This means for every 1 gig of SSD storage you buy, you can buy 9 gigs of platter storage.  Here's another way to look at it: 240 gigs SSD drive (cost)  =  2.16 terabytes of platter drive (cost).  SSD may be 7 times faster then platters, but it costs 9 times more.

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