Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Zeemote now sold in the US

The Zeemote JS1 controller is now available for sale in the U.S. off of BlackBerry's site here. Go buy lots of them. ;-)

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Lets Run Series

Last night I ran in an organized 4.2 mile run as part of the "Lets Run Series". It was great. Several hundred people were in it and at the end you are treated to a food, beer, and live music. If you enjoy running I encourage you to check it out. Unfortunately these events sell out quickly and if you are not already signed up for the final runs you will probably have to wait until next year.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Which for Windows

I've been stuck having to use the MS command prompt a lot lately because some of the tools I'm using at the moment don't work under Cygwin.

I needed to figure out which installation of an app was first in my PATH and I longed for the which command.

Ask [google] and you shall receive: which for Windows.

http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net hosts a number of standard unix apps that have been ported to Windows and do not require Cygwin.

Moving Your Google Desktop Index

I was surprised last week to find that my C:\ drive was completely full. Using WinDirStat (thanks for the link Paul) I was able to analyze the drive and see where exactly the space was being used up. The largest disk hog turned out to be Google Desktop which was consuming over 4 Gig of primary C:\ real estate.

Google Desktop is essential for searching files on your desktop and especially useful for searching mail in Outlook but it consumes huge amounts of disk space over time. Google doesn't provide a user setting for where to store the index but there is a registry key you can modify to get the job done.

Here is how you move the location of your Google Desktop index:

  • Exit Google Desktop
  • Run regedit
  • Observe the folder path / name stored in the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Desktop\data_dir
  • Move that folder to where ever you want it stored
  • Update the registry setting to reflect the new location
  • Restart Google Desktop
This allowed me to move the index to my D:\ drive clearing up space needed on C:\.