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I recently replaced the spinner in my wife's HP all-in-one with a SSD. I was surprised to find a 16GB SSD mounted on the board, apparently only used for cache. I never saw any indication that it helped anything. That 5+ y/o machine was always really slow. The new SSD and fresh Windows made all the difference as it's now < 10 seconds from power on to Google.
Yeah, this is what I am not sure of, whether the SSD is just cache, or is the actual boot device.
It shows, in Hierans boot CD in a disk scan tool as an unmounted device, it does show up in BIOS as a disk device.
The terrabyte disk is mounted, but the disk manager shows some odd partitions, it was partitioned up into
windows 10, windows 7, data, linux, android,
It seems as if the windows 10, what was the original disk boot partition, has lost its MBR.
(I later put on an Ubuntu MBR on this disk, and it then booted either Ubuntu, windows 10, or windows 7).
All my data is backed up on a terabyte external USB disk, so I might just get the rescue iso off Dell, and reset the system to its original format, booting windows 10, and running ubuntu and android off VMs. Probably easiest. THe Dell hardware check, long version, didnt report any hardware issues, so it looks like the disks are OK, just the MBR got trashed.
A better way to go would be install ubuntu (dell even do this themselves in some of their laptops) and run win 10 & 7 out of VM's - more stable and less worries that win updates will mess up vm settings / connectivity or even scan and decide it's suspicious.
Sometimes on the flow. when you type a message, I end up insanely repeating a particular word, accidentally. When I read the message again, after a while. It looks so strange & I rush to edit/normalize it.
Let me know if there's any change in priorities in my task list for this week.
Also please review the priorities for the backlog work items, waiting for this.
Based on the priority marked, I'll rush to map them to upcoming sprints.
Getting the tasks planned for next sprint is top priority! need to complete this before team completes current sprint.
Okay, this above message is just an example.
When I'm involved in typing the message, I don't see the weirdness. But when I get back and read it again. there's a hell lot of "priorities".
Thanks to the messaging Apps that lets me edit & apply the patch quick.
Sure, but there is no way I will discover it the samme day I wrote it. So I always let the text sit to mature for at least a day or two before I work through it, and only after that do I show it to anyone else.
I also look for repetition of points/arguments, and misplaced arguments: At first writing, I often "defend" an "advanced" point by something that really is quite fundamental and deserves to be moved up to the main point. Or I move something down to the discussion of some advanced point. Cleaning up the mess quite often reveals unneccessary repetition, when I get all the stuff that belongs together put together in one place.
I have a list of fill words that I tend to overuse a lot, such as "but", "however", "one", "also" ... The list has about twenty entries. For those (it can be used for your "priority" example as well), I like to highlight all occurences to spot the degree of overuse, browsing through the document.
Sometimes I have a feeling that "tl;dr" is the most common response in internet discussion fora. Even if people don't spell it out, far too often you discover that lots of participants read the first two paragraphs (as long as they are short); the rest is skipped. So, always when I post something, I go through the one last time before posting, to see if there are words that can be removed, maybe entire sentences, to increase that chance of people reading it. Even if that means dropping good but non-essential arguments, it is better having people read the essential arguments than none of them because they cannot handle a text of more than 4-5 lines.