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Poetry, cute animals, and computer question - Walking on the Edge
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Poetry, cute animals, and computer question
Aw, yay! I just won nsfinch's poetry contest! She asked us a few days ago to write poems about Syttende Mai (Norwegian Constitution Day), and today announced that I will be getting the mystery prize for my submission. Hooray! I feel special, because all of the entries were completely awesome and funny. Go see them!

(Oh, and here's mine):

Syttende Mai-self down? Don’t mind if I do!

Heisann to all! I hope that you are having a good morn.
My first name is Larry, and this is brother Bjorne.
Oh, and please do not forget, my other brother Bjorne.
We’re here to tell you of the day when our nation was born.

Now we all hail from Norway, a freezing place up north,
With rocks, fish and petroleum, and so on and so forth.
We drink the akvavit all day; night too, for what it’s worth,
‘n’ if you don’t wan’ any drinksh, we’ll gladly drink up yourth.

Almost two hundred years ago, we signed our Constitution.
We wanted to proclaim our rights, and this was our solution.
We’ve got both King and parliament, a grand old institution,
And by the way; forgot to say, we’ve very low pollution!

Ja, vi elsker dette landet, it’s a lovely place to be,
So come, screw up your courage, and eat lutefisk with me!
If you manage to survive it, we’ll have krumkake and tea,
And after we’ve digested, we’ll go outside and ski!

I say Norway’s the best there is, no other place comes near
(Even though it’s dark three months, and sometimes kinda drear).
So wave your flag, red, white, and blue, and give a hearty cheer,
‘Cause Norway is the place to be, at any time of year!


In other things, Wonderful Neil posted a bee video from the Birdchick on his journal the other day. While I think bees are interesting, I'm more of a sucker for cute furry critters. So imagine my joy in discovering that she has videos of those, too!

Check these out:

Baby porcupine with hiccups eats banana


Disapproving Rabbit eats parsley

AW!!! So cute and funny.


Finally, for all you computer experts out there: my laptop is uber-full of stuff. In fact, I only have, like, 2GB of space left on it, which is A Problem. I tried to get rid of a bunch, and backed up and deleted a mega-ton of photos and things (have more I need to move, but need more CDs first). I removed some old programs and did disk cleanup. I tried to defrag but it said that the computer only has 7% memory available and it really needs 15% to defrag. I did it anyway, but don't know how effective it was.

So my question is: what on Earth is eating up all my GB? I should have 37ish, and about 19ish is dedicated to my music collection (yeah, I should probably weed some of those out or something). So...is that where the problem is? Is there stuff other than program files and music that I wouldn't immediately see but that takes up tons of space? Where is that other 16GB of space??

Help meeeee!

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bktheirregular From: bktheirregular Date: May 16th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC) (current file)
I had a similar problem when I was using Trend Micro antivirus; the thing chewed up almost all my hard disk space.

There's a nice, small, very useful program called WinDirStat (windirstat.info) which will analyze your hard disk and show you what's chewing up all the space. It won't do the cleanup itself, but it will give you a picture of what the heck's going on.

(Of course, it might be the operating system eating a lot of that space, unfortunately...)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 16th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC) (current file)
Thanks for the program recc, I will check that out this weekend.

I don't think my laptop was sooo full in the past, which is why it's puzzling me. I MUST have some big program or something on there.
zortrana From: zortrana Date: May 16th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC) (current file)
I'm not an expert, but you did you delete your temp files? And maybe your browsing history? Can you change the settings for how long your computer saves some of that stuff?
kahlan_amnell From: kahlan_amnell Date: May 16th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC) (current file)
Yep, I was going to suggest that as well. (Though I'm also not an expert.) Also, are there any installer programs for things you downloaded that you don't need anymore? (Those shouldn't be taking up a lot of space, but everything helps.)

And yes, unfortionatly a lot might be the operating system. Silly windows.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 16th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, I do that pretty regularly. I am convinced there's got to be some program on there eating up space.
library_of_sex From: library_of_sex Date: May 16th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC) (current file)
That baby porcupine is too cute! And congrats on the poetry win! HUZZAH!!!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 16th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC) (current file)
Huzzah! I am excited for mystery prize.
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foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 16th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC) (current file)
HEEEE. How did you guess?

Ooh, thanks. That sounds very helpful. I'll check it out.
coneycat From: coneycat Date: May 16th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC) (current file)
Nom nom nom--two cutest ever! The baby porky sounds like a squeaky toy!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 20th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC) (current file)

It's like when my chinchilla sneezes. It's so cute, because it's the Tiniest Sneeze Ever. It sounds kind of like *snrf*
virginia_belle From: virginia_belle Date: May 16th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC) (current file)
I know squat about computers. Seriously, it's a wonder I don't get it mixed up with the TV set and the microwave.

LOL on the poem, though. I loved it!

foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 20th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC) (current file)
Heehee. "Wait, why isn't this cooking my dinner? And why is it playing music? WHUT?"

Yay, glad you enjoyed the silly poem!
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foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 20th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC) (current file)
Wait, is there? I didn't notice! I just got both of those from the one person, but I did see several not from her with cute porcupines and stuff.

Yay! I am Teh Awesome. ;)
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