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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Tuesday November 12, 2002
06:04 PM

Musica Musica Musica

[ #8914 ]
Dear Log,

I keep a moderate amount of music on my laptop, for ready entertainment and ambience. I know people that keep gigs and gigs of music around; I rarely get above one gig, which is good on this smallish circa-1999 laptop. In fact, I often delete most of the music directory, and replace it with things from CDs I choose more or less at random. Something about shuffle-play over a small collection seems to work nicer for me than over a massive collection.

I note that I always have a good amount of mostly-calm instrumental music (filed under "yin") and a slightly greater amount of everything else (filed under "yang" -- I attempt no other classification than that semi-hemi-dualism). And over the months, about the only constants that I note, have been this: Yin always has Brian Eno's Music For Airports, at least track 1; and Yang always has Fluke's Risotto.
An ogg of John Cage's 4'33" also tends to stick around a lot too, especially because it's all of 7K long.

It is interesting to consider that the next hard drive I get will probably be able to easily hold, at once, a rip of every CD I've ever owned.

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  • On a related note, the pattern for me has been that every time I buy a new computer, I can fit on its hard drive all of the data I have stored on my old computer, plus any external drives/disks/other magnetic media.

    Buy second computer, dump first computer, one ancient external drive and a zillion disks.

    Buy third computer, dump second computer, three external drives, a stack of zip disks, all remaining floppies.

    Haven't bought number four yet.

    If the pattern holds in the future, I won't buy my fourth compu
  • Maxtor just released a 250gig ATA100 drive, expected street price under $400.

    Of course, with a $400 3Ware Escalade 8 port raid card, and 8 of the new maxtors, you've got 1.75TB of RAID5 for about $3600.