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By: Michael Kahn       
Date: Oct 01,2003 at 14:51
In Response to: MB instead of KB view. (Ramon Ebdon)

> It has become obvious you are merely disagreeing for the sake of it and
> have long since stopped giving any insight as to why my original idea was
> actually bad apart from *you* dont like it.

You want insight into what obviously ignores common sense? You call a statement like "Why have the ABILITY to have 256 chars in a dir name if you cant *USE* it ?" worthly support of your originally idea? You are the one that doesn't like to have to look a number such 150,234,567 and think that it is approximately 150MB.

> I've attempted to clarify my points succinctly, you reply with ridiculous
> garbage about how I should rename every offending directory or file on my
> HD.

No less ridiculous than your above quoted statement regarding the 256 character limit.

> I dont doubt for a moment that you have Windows installed into C:\W and
> you have personally crafted every file name in the "Temporary
> Internet Files" subdir (which you renamed to "TIF" of
> course).

First of all the Windows default dir name is "C:\WINNT", well within 8.3. Also, I have zero files in "Temporatory Internet Files" because I use Opera and not the lame Rectangle.

>But something like that is not for everyone, and you sure as hell aren't going
>to convince me that its a Good Idea(TM) to make it difficult to
>glance at something and get all the details you need.

No, but you can glance at a number representing bytes and get the non-detail of mb that you prefer. If you find this difficult (with comma delimiters that make it simple) than you do have a problem, but Ztree does not.

> How could it possibly be a better suggestion to rename a dir then also
> have to rely on files contained within that dir to find out what the dir
> itself is actually all about ?

You were talking about "details" and I think the place for that is not in the title.

> Some people dont have the *TIME* to analyse everything on their HD and Dir
> Names are just as important, if not more so, than the names of the files
> they contain.

I don't have to "analyse" directories that I name. Perhaps examples of some dir names will help me understand your point.

> Michaels version of life:
> spcsrntmprtntdtlsnthrrvwlsndymstdwywthnythngdfltthtmsmghthvcrtdlkmydcmnts

I said I have short dir names, so how is this an illustration of a name I
might create? I'm serious, when you offer exaggerated nonsense like this as a comeback you don't help your case.

> This is the above translated from "Michaelspeak":

No, the above borders on a lame personal attack from someone who has run out of logic.

> Spaces are not important details neither are vowels and you must do away
> with anything default that MS might have created like My Documents.

And this is perhaps an example of what you mean by a dir name with "details"?

I have a directory named "CmptrRm". Do you think I need to rename it to "notes regarding Computer Room operations"? I really don't have a problem with "ComputerRoom", but I was just in a vowel-less mood, I guess, when I created it and I never felt the need to change it. Actually, I usually leave the vowels in when the name is less 13 characters and I never ever use spaces in dir or filenames.


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