Sunday, November 27, 2005

Sleepless Nights


It appears that I am causing others to loose sleep. :-)

 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 onc