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Archive for January 8th, 2018 E-waste: recycling old electronics

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/08

I know Dutch electronics companies are obliged to provides this service, but makes it really easy:

Lever je oude apparaat kosteloos in bij en wij verwerken het op een milieuvriendelijke manier. Zorg ervoor dat het klein elektrisch apparaat geen vloeistoffen en vetten meer bevat. Verpak het tot een stevig pakket en vermeld het bestelnummer van je nieuwe artikel in de linkerbovenhoek en onderstaand adres: E-waste
Antwoordnummer 2002
2130 RH Hoofddorp


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Chrome on Mac OS X keeps all old versions it ever installed…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/08

Like many, I’m a digital packrat. Somehow all your storage space somehow becomes full over time. But sometimes that’s not because just you are a digital packrat. Applications can be digital packrats too.

Chrome is such an example as on Mac OS X it will keep every prior version filed under /Applications/Google In my case GrandPerspective showed it as one big blob of close 20 gigabyte. Which is odd as the download itself is was slightly short of 20 gigabyte of Chrome versions.

There are various ways to clean up this by script, but I find the easiest to do this in Finder:

  1. From Grand Perspective, right click the entry, then choose “Reveal in Finder”
  2. In Finder, right click the entry, then choose “Show Package Contents”
  3. In Finder, with the expanded “Contents” folder, browse to the “Versions” folder and expand it.
  4. From Finder, delete unwanted versions.



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