LifeDrive Notes: Should Palm’s Software Engineers Be Beaten With A Spiked Bat Or Tied Up Together And Dumped In The Ocean From 30,000 Feet?

Ah, that’s the question of the day after having to go through a third Quick Erase — and losing my videos!

OK, OK, maybe losing the videos was my own damned fault. It turns out I should have used the feklkin LifeDrive Manager. Now that the videos have gone to Electron Hell, I understand that the LifeDrive Manager is to manage the frikkin LifeDrive part of storage. Duh.

But I wouldn’t have had to learn this painful lesson had the goddammed Palm Desktop not mysteriously bloated the MemosDB!

After hacking away with my digital machete and pulling out 1.87MB of text that was then saved in WordPad and then deleting deleting deleting Memos so old they had mold growing on them, Windows kept reporting that the MemosDB was still 63MB! It wasn’t shrinking at all!

Looking around for Other Things To Try, I came across Export. Ah!

What I did was export all the Memos in a tab-delimited format. Then I pulled the original MemosDB file out of its folder. Then I reimported the exported Memos.

Guess what?

From 63MB, it shrunk to a svelte ~9MB!

And I lost all my Categories.

So I will have to go through about 2,600 Memos to recategorize them!

Now I don’t care how you slice it, that shit is the doing of Palm’s software engineers.

And they must be punished.

So, should it be a spiked baseball bat or a collective plunge into an ocean far far away from land?

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