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Monday, October 19, 2015

Lacking up disk space? check for old versions of Google Chrome Installer

I was surprised to discover that my system drive reached the 10% free space mark this morning. 
Even though it is a routine weekly check, in modern systems this moment is still a surprise, 
considering the sizes of hard disk spaces. 

I was even more surprised when I discovered that the two main culprits were:
1) the windows temp folder (my responsibility; because of the large sysrem disk space, I limited
    myself to monitoring and not active deleting, wishing to see how much of temp is 
    accumulating and how much is alternating. do over 9GB of temp since the new system disk started    running justify a weekly deletion script? I wonder. we are talking about a 2+ years of non-
   deletion... I'll think it over)

2) Google Chrome's update folder. (now, this really surprised me. I was sure chrome has some form of self regulation, but C:\Users\my-username\AppData\Local\Google\Update\Install had over 7GBs
    of installation files ! )


In general, it seems that my relaxed, old fashioned system administration style around the house
will be coming to an end these days. another change in life shall leave me a lot less time to monitor
the real and virtual computers I handle, and this means that soon enough, I'll start looking into
automation software. 

In the mean time, if you discover that your windows system disk is clogged, in addition to 
checking the usual suspects (such as C:\TEMP), why don't you go over to 
C:\Users\your-username\AppData\Local\Google\Update\Install 
and see how they are hanging... 

Further reading 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A new certification for an old qualification:

I've been contemplating
in recent months
about future directions×¥

One thing lead to another
and all of a sudden
I find myself
getting a new certification
for an old qualification: