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  1. Standard memberAgerg
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    24 Sep '13 20:101 edit
    In preparation for an install of a new linux distribution I decided to clean up my documents folder prior to backing up. A subset of the contents of one of those directories from my uni days looks like

    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:21 testing
    drwx------ 4 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:21 secondProject_third
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:21 safe project 2
    drwx------ 2 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:22 safe project
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:22 post inclass test
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:22 minor project2
    drwx------ 2 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:22 minor project
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:23 GridProject
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:24 Copy of uncommented final
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:24 Copy of safe project 2
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:25 Copy of post inclass test
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:25 Copy of minor project2
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:25 Copy of GridProject
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:25 Copy of Copy of safe project 2
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:26 Copy of Copy of post inclass test
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:26 Copy (5) of GridProject
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:27 Copy (4) of GridProject
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:27 Copy (3) of minor project2
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:27 Copy (3) of GridProject
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:28 Copy (2) of minor project2
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:28 Copy (2) of GridProject
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2012-10-20 00:07 inheritance - safe
    drwx------ 2 greg greg 4096 2012-10-21 03:03 final code
    drwx------ 2 greg greg 4096 2012-10-21 03:20 test
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2012-10-29 02:24 uncommented final
    drwxrwxr-x 9 greg greg 4096 2012-10-29 10:04 2012_revision


    Any examples or anecdotes that can top this?
  2. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    24 Sep '13 20:53
    Originally posted by Agerg
    In preparation for an install of a new linux distribution I decided to clean up my documents folder prior to backing up. A subset of the contents of one of those directories from my uni days looks like

    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:21 testing
    drwx------ 4 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:21 secondProject_third
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-2 ...[text shortened]... greg greg 4096 2012-10-29 10:04 2012_revision


    Any examples or anecdotes that can top this?
    Finnegans Wake
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    24 Sep '13 20:54
    Originally posted by Agerg
    In preparation for an install of a new linux distribution I decided to clean up my documents folder prior to backing up. A subset of the contents of one of those directories from my uni days looks like

    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:21 testing
    drwx------ 4 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:21 secondProject_third
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-2 ...[text shortened]... greg greg 4096 2012-10-29 10:04 2012_revision


    Any examples or anecdotes that can top this?
    Well I'm by no means an expert but I'd have to say that that is untopable.
  4. Dublin Ireland
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    24 Sep '13 22:29
    Maybe it's because you were young but I'd say
    you have too many folders and too many directories.


    The whole genius of codes is to keep it simple and short.

    You obviously failed to do this.




    There are many ways to create a directory
    with folders with secret coding and brevity.

    Yours is not the way. Sorry 🙁
  5. Standard memberAgerg
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    24 Sep '13 22:441 edit
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Well I'm by no means an expert but I'd have to say that that is untopable.
    hmm...quite a feat then!
  6. Standard memberAgerg
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    24 Sep '13 22:472 edits
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Maybe it's because you were young but I'd say
    you have too many folders and too many directories.


    The whole genius of codes is to keep it simple and short.

    You obviously failed to do this.




    There are many ways to create a directory
    with folders with secret coding and brevity.

    Yours is not the way. Sorry 🙁
    I don't disagree with you - that crap was an example of trying to prevent any loss of working code by making safe copies (with names that only made sense (back then) prior to any other copies being made - the end result, a lovely mash of duplication buried away in obscurity. Further, I hadn't heard of version control.
  7. Standard memberAgerg
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    24 Sep '13 22:501 edit
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
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    Good shot...ever read it?
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    25 Sep '13 01:38
    Originally posted by Agerg
    hmm...quite a feat then!
    Nor am I a Podiatrist but if the shoe fits eh?
  9. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    25 Sep '13 03:21
    Originally posted by Agerg
    Good shot...ever read it?
    Not yet.
  10. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    25 Sep '13 03:281 edit
    Originally posted by Agerg
    In preparation for an install of a new linux distribution I decided to clean up my documents folder prior to backing up. A subset of the contents of one of those directories from my uni days looks like

    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:21 testing
    drwx------ 4 greg greg 4096 2011-11-27 17:21 secondProject_third
    drwx------ 3 greg greg 4096 2011-11-2 ...[text shortened]... greg greg 4096 2012-10-29 10:04 2012_revision


    Any examples or anecdotes that can top this?
    That is nothing, here are my game notes from a random finished game:

    Opening Repertoire for the Attacking player pg 112 midpage
    ORAP pg 113
    Don't forget, this is a betweener, Take back the bish!!
    look out for cheap knight tricks for both sides
    work at getting the b pawn for comp. on the ex sac
    stall game, move in 7 days
    spite check next move
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