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upgrade a hard drive without reinstalling windows

April 28th, 2004 Tony No comments

i was running out of disk space and looking for a quicker solution than reinstalling my OS. all my data and program files existed on a second drive called ‘D:’. this is the drive i wanted to upgrade. here is how i did it:

i bought a 160GB Seagate

formatted it NTFS and assigned it to drive H:

copied everything from D: to H: (xcopy /c/h/e/k/r d: h:)

changed old D: to U: and new drive H: to D: with PartitionMagic 8.0


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kill a linux process that won’t die

February 25th, 2004 Tony 3 comments

Trying to kill a process in linux and it just won’t die?

Try this:

          kill -s 9 [PID]


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February 18th, 2004 Tony No comments

its the sub-story to a piece about craigslist in raleigh but we’ll take any publicity we can get:

Craigslist “filled a void pretty early on in San Francisco,” said Thomas Beckett, who in 1998 co-founded InterNetWorkers, an e-mail discussion group for area workers in the tech industry. “In the Triangle, there was nothing central that did that. Various channels have served that purpose.”

Raleighlist ( is one of them. Tony Spencer started the site more than a year ago after moving back to Raleigh from San Francisco. While there, he visited Craigslist several times a week, and used it to sell a 1995 Saab 900.

When he returned to Raleigh, he asked Craigslist to begin a site for the area. It declined.

“It’s a bit of a surprise that it popped up,” said Spencer, 30. He tried to emulate Craigslist as much as possible, letting users post free classified and personals.

He’s not concerned by the arrival of the original, confident that features such as movie listings will keep users returning to his site.

“It’s not a problem for me,” he said. “Obviously, I prefer that Raleighlist survives and supersedes Craigslist here.”

The full story

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my favorite pagoda quotes (the royal tenebaums)

January 30th, 2004 Tony No comments

“There he goes.”

“He got the cancer.”

“Black man asked her to marry him?”

Royal replies, “Well what did she say?”

Pagoda replies, “She think about it.”

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Welcome Reese

June 21st, 2003 Tony No comments

Yesterday I went to see the one day old new addition to the family.

He has long toes that he likes to spread wide when his feet are exposed.

Photos from the visit

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