My computer started getting a bit slow yesterday, so I decided that a clean-up of the hard-disks was in order. Currently, my PC has three hard-drives, imaginatively named Dundee (C:), Lisbon (F:) and Glasgow (G:). Lisbon is where I keep my copy of Photoshop, where it has the luxury of a whole drive (albeit a small one - 20Gb) all to itself. Apparently this makes PS run faster. An analysis of this disk showed that it only had 18% free diskspace. This was somewhat surprising... yet, there it was. A quick clean-up and defrag managed to recover most of the space, so much so that when it was all over, 95% of the disk was available. I did the same with the remaining two drives and managed to recoup almost 40% of my memory. I also increased the space available to virtual memory. The upshot is a computer that is running a little better than before, and I am shot of the accumulated dross that fills up all the small gaps in our hard-drives. So all's well, at least until the next time. Now if only cleaning the camera's sensor could be as easy! My mate Gavin phoned to tell me that his D70 has died on him, and that it will need to go back to the factory... eeek! Maybe they'll just send him a D70S replacement - or perhaps they won't... In the meantime, he has to learn how to use his Fuji again. I dropped Liam off at his guitar lesson this evening, and thought that I would sneak a photo of him as he came out one hour later. Despite hiding behind a parked car to catch this candid, he spotted me straight away. He must be telepathic or something.
Last year Liam had a fake black-eye