Just a quick vid of me working through a style workshop on Saturday that was hosted by Addiction dance and taught by George and Hannah
Minette caught Susan and I on video last Wednesday.
Yep more dancing things .. did a “big moves workshop” at Addiction Dance this weekend with lessons from New Zealand’s best ceroc dancers.
Was a fantastic weekend, thanks to Carolyn Cooke for partnering me in the workshop .. can’t wait to throw some of these moves out in a dance party
or How to move the Firefox or Chrome cache to a RAM disk and speed up surfing by 20% or more
If you’re as old as me, you probably remember what a RAM drive is. Back in the golden ages of computing, we had to squeeze every last bit of juice out of our computers (usually for the purpose of playing Quake), you could load a program into a RAM drive– a virtual drive made out of unused RAM. As you probably know, RAM is a lot faster than your hard drive.
Fast forward to today, and it’s all about Solid State Drives. Grab one of those bad boys, and you’re frame rate drops, apps go faster, all sorts of awesomeness happens. Unfortunately a solid state drive will cost you your first born child. Still, with the amount of time I (and probably you) spend in a browser wouldn’t it be cool to sort this out so at least the browser will rocket along?
With a RAM drive, you can make the chrome, firefox, IE, whatever… always load some stuff from memory. This speeds up the entire browsing experience by a significant margin. The browser starts in a flash, switching between tabs feels faster, and page load times can be reduced by 20% or more!
Things you will need to achieve this:
- Ram disk software .. The free version of DataRam’s ramdisk software will do you
- Spare ram … I have 16gb in my desktop, so have plenty spare
- Administration access to your PC .. sorry corporate users, you’ll have to ask you system administrator
Well after 13000 kilometers I can finally be rid of the angels.
They say that tyres a personal thing, and each rider has their own preference; well to be honest, I’m not a fan of the Pirelli Angel ST tyres.
At first they felt pretty good, but then they were a replacement for a mismatched pair of metzelers (I tried a low profile front tyre .. dumb idea). But I never felt particularly safe. It is possible that this is all in my head, I can’t actually remember these things ever letting go or misbehaving, I just didn’t feel like they were sticking.
So this morning I ditched them
4000 kms ago I put on a Metzeler z6 on the back (my old favourite is back in production !!! awesome ! ) and this morning I put on the matching z6 front.
Still .. 13000 kms from a front tyre is pretty damn good ! (and 9000 kms from a rear), but I got that kind of mileage from the Metzeler’s.
Any way, I wouldn’t rush out and buy another pair of Angel’s, not my cup of tea really
Matt and Heather got married on the weekend, what more can I say ?
So this dancing bizzo has got fun ! Thanks to Susan, and thanks to Addiction Dance.
In 12 lesson I went from never having danced before in my life to dancing nights away with an awesome woman !
What a riot, so much fun !
And I’ve met some really neat people !
Susan caught me on video .. and thanks Una for the encouragement on the night
28 November 2012
How did I become this guy ? huh?
Anyways thought I might share the music playlist that is keeping me amused at the moment.
Had my first ever “let’s go to a bar and dance” experience this weekend. It was pretty good, no complaints from Susan (unless she’s complaining to other about my dancing and not to me )
Hoping to get Matt and Heather along soon (like this Wednesday?) that would be cool !
So this weekend Susan Trodden and I went to our second Business Excellence awards
Another reason to get dolled up .. brilliant !
Of course that’s not all that has gone on the last few months. What a life packed full of fun and adventure we’ve had ! The Pirongia craft day, a visit to Auckland to see Lyndsay and her new man, so many dinners and lunches in amazing places, with amazing food. Just an amazing time.
And Dancing ! so much dancing !
I never thought I would enjoy dancing as much as I do, who’da thunk?
There’s been dance parties, lessons, workshops, fantastic ! all done with Will and Tina at Addiction Dance. Getting photos of me dancing seems to have eluded me though must work on that!