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, 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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