Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Recent miscellaneous experiences and observations

 

  • Adobe is adding too much junk in our recycle bin folders. It is seriously hampering the work by reducing HDD available size heavily.
  • When seeing downloaded videos like NPTEL from YouTube, it is good to use a wireless headphone. Keep laptop away and turn off wireless service. This way a good video can be finished much quicker than the laptop kept nearby. This becomes possible due to avoidance of constant itching to use internet and neck being in comfortable position.
  • Facebook is so ubiquitous that it is appearing even on restaurant menus. And even on http://licindia.in, an insurance company, homepage. Google must be having real tough time seeing first big loss on online space where they were first movers.
  • When installing new OS, it is better to remove secondary HDD from machine. I am stuck with an IDE drive on machine that cannot be removed since SATA based OS has its boot loader on IDE drive.
  • In India, it is good to open your PC every 2nd month and clean cabinet fan and SMPS fan. SMPS fans are inside the warranty seal, but if it is Rs 400-500 one, then why to bother with warranty. Dirt accumulated on them made PC makes too much noise. Do general brushing on other parts also.
  • Regularly use DVD writer, else they will fail when you really need them.
  • All available indications shows that WP7 will continue to be also-ran, but no market leader in near future.
  • Recent DDR3 & N455 powered netbooks are high on performance, but not on battery power compared to widespread DDR2 N450 powered ones.

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