You could do worse than read this interesting op-ed by a Swedish pro-immigration campaigner explaining why a minority of youths in Husby are torching their neighborhood: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323855804578509210305407152.html?mod=rss_Opinion?mod=hp_opinion
Bayern v. Dortmund. As a lapsed Cologne fan I can’t make up my mind.
Have installed the Jetpack plugin, but still struggling to implement comment, share and auto-tweet functions. Could be clashing with other plugins. Apologies if there are problems with the site.
Ernst Thälmann celebrating the Workers’ Revolution. Picture is (c)
Is it a coincidence that French-dominated Euronews shows a still of Merkel that appears as if she has distinctive Hitleresque facial hair on her upper lip?
A weird item to restart the blog with, but here you go: I’ve just loaded the new Samsung scanner with an inch of old letters exchanged between me, T-Mobile UK and a debt collection company called Buchanan, Clark + Wells. They’re a few years old, I won, and I’d like to get rid of them. But you can never be too sure, so they’re now being archive electronically, just in case.
I’d been toying with the idea of buying a new computer for a while, but realized recently that the money just wasn’t there. So after a bit of research I decided to do the next best thing: replace the regular hard drive in my computer (an Asus EeeBox) with a Samsung SSD of the same size. All the reviews I read said it would give the old machine a significant boost.
First the good news: the procedure was relatively simple, and it worked. Working on the EeeBox is much smoother. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s equivalent to getting a new computer, but it’s definitely breathed new life into the old one.
The bad news is that it wasn’t as cheap as I’d hoped. A Samsung SSD of the same size as my HDD (250GB) cost €159 on Amazon. What I didn’t know is that I’d also have to pay another €10 for an IcyBox USB adapter cable and €39 for Norton Ghost, so I could attach the SSD to the computer while the old drive was still inside, and clone it before swapping the two. All in all the upgrade cost me €208.
Still, given how easy it was to do, and given I didn’t add to the world’s pile of discarded computers, I’d say the procedure was worthwhile.
If you have any questions about upgrading your EeeBox with an SSD, drop me a line.