Thursday, July 27, 2006

Perversely floppy

[reading: Dan Simmons, "Olympos"; recently Ursula Le Guin, "The Wind's Twelve Quarters", Peter Woit, "Not Even Wrong"]

Today's perverse test case: setting up Outlook so that my default folders are stored on a floppy disk. This killed two birds with one stone—checking that our code copes with very slow access to the Outlook data, and also that it copes with running out of disk space. But it was a pain in the neck to set up.

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