Frag Party

You should de-fragment your hard drives regularly. I'm easily distracted though, and my good intentions stay intentions. I transferred a ton of downloads to The Speedboat (so called because it has the same aerodynamic design as my last external hard drive but this one is big enough to drive to France in) which helped my speed but not as much as when I finally de-fragged. Please learn from my mistake.

A good free tool for spring cleaning is Crap Cleaner. It flushes out your temp and cache files in seconds so you don't have to go digging around in different folders and programs. Though remember to keep your cookie for any site that gives you a hard time logging in, like bastard Flickr.com.

This seems an appropriate time to share how much I'm enjoying "middle clicking" in Internet Explorer 7. Say a Hail Mary if you can't control the urge to tell me to change to Firefox!

Before you log off, you might wanna grab the latest tunes to get me to work awake and on time. This time there's a tracklist so you can decide up-front if they're worth the jail time:

Where Everybody Knows Your Name ~ Gary Portnoy
Song With A Mission ~ The Sounds
Three Or Four ~ The New Pornographers
Chills ~ Peter, Bjorn & John
Low Happening ~ Howling Bells
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor ~ The Sugababes
The Safety Dance ~ Men Without Hats
War Of Confusion ~ Edwin Starr/Genesis (arr. The Kleptones)
Snow Flower ~ Ananda Shankar
Fidelity ~ Regina Spektor
Waiting To Know You ~ The Fiery Furnaces
Eleanor Rigby ~ The Handsome Family with The Rivet Gang
Lady Madonna (Love version) ~ The Beatles (arr. George & Giles Martin)
Bennie & The Jets ~ Elton John
You Know My Name ~ Chris Cornell & David Arnold
Horsemen ~ The Bees
She's Not There ~ The Zombies
Devil's Answer ~ Atomic Rooster
Wishing Well ~ Free


Anonymous alice said...

I don't get the aversion to Firefox at all, but I know the Hail Mary inside out so I might take my chances. Or perhaps not.

I'm glad you like CCleaner, though - that's the best little fella I've ever put on my computer.

Blogger The Paranoid Mod said...

Not bad, an extra 75 meg of disk space. Not that I need it, but it's nice to be tidy.

Extremely not sure about the Sugababes "tune", otherwise it rocks. Love the strange verses in the Cheers theme!

Blogger The Paranoid Mod said...

PS I've uploaded my comp too. In case anyone cares!

Blogger thisismarcus said...

Alice: it's not an aversion as much as I recognise the time and effort it would take to switch to a program that does what IE7 does (since Microsoft copied Firefox features in the latest version).

Mod: glad you like it. In retrospect, the Bond theme is a bit cock rock cheesey but it interests me that they went so alpha-male for the Daniel Craig relaunch.

P.S. I care a lot!

Blogger kitkat said...

Don't mention Daniel Craig. I'm completely distracted now.

I'm always impressed with myself when I recognize songs/artists on people's playlists, since I'm so completely removed from what's hip in the music world it seem. This time, however, it's Men Without Hats and Elton John, so how hip does that make me?

Blogger thisismarcus said...

Kat: Having recently seen a picture of your husband for the first time, I can see that Mr. Craig is your type... :)

You should really look out for The Beatles: they're a new band, a bit avant-garde at times, but if you're lucky they'll tour near you soon!

P.P.S. I've had a report of nightmarish download speeds from that RapidFire site. If anyone else has trouble, let me know and I'll host the files somewhere else.

Blogger The Paranoid Mod said...

The Bond theme is fab. David Arnold can do no wrong...

Blogger kitkat said...

M, surely that photo was not the only one of Rich you've seen? Well, he's buff in his own right, but no man can compete with James Bond--I mean, come on :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regina Spektor is good


Blogger Aussie-Askew said...

Hail Firefox, full of plug-ins
Web surfing is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst browsers,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb - Flock.
Holy Mozilla, mother of Open Source,
Pray for us surfers,
Now and for the 4 hours after our bedtime.


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