Friday, November 11, 2005

Really Big Files on a CDR


Microsoft provides development releases early and often, now.  This is great because I get to see what's coming while it is being developed.  This is part of Microsoft's drive toward transparancy, and it is a good thing.  The problem is that I don't want to test these unstable releases on my work PC because, you know, I, like, make my living using that machine.  As a result, I want to install them at home, where it would be annoying if they broke something, but I could continue to pay the rent.

Seems simple, right?   I just take the file home and install it.  Well, that's the catch.  I can't just take the file home, because it is often a DVD image file, and I don't have a DVD burner at work.  (Incidently, I bought a dual layer burner for my home PC, but have you seen the price of dual layer media?)  Now along comes Jason with a terrific solution.  It's called Free File Splitter, and it is exactly what its name promises.  It's free and it splits files.  Not only that, but it provides a batch file to re-assemble the original file once all the fragments are copied to the hard drive.  Sweet! 

 Thursday, November 10, 2005

A New, Old Dog


Last night, the kids and I visited a dog that was available for adoption. Her name is Lady Theodora, but she responds to Teddy. We all fell in love with her, and voted unanamously to make her part of our family. She is hardly a pupp