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Archive for March 19th, 2018

Just in case you are wondering what these %TEMP%\_MEI* folders are about: Google Drive does not cope well with Windows logoff/shutdown…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/19

From a while back, but still not fixed: [WayBack] Just in case you are wondering what these %TEMP%_MEI* folders are about: Google Drive apparently doesn’t clean up correctly when it exits because you l… – Daniela Osterhagen – Google+

Just in case you are wondering what these %TEMP%\_MEI* folders are about: Google Drive apparently doesn’t clean up correctly when it exits because you log off or shut down Windows.

This is ridiculous. It’s not as if there weren’t any options to let Windows do that cleanup if the program fails.

It is still not fixed:

[WayBack] Just in case you are wondering what these %TEMP%_MEI* folders are about: Google Drive apparently doesn’t clean up correctly when it exits because you l… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

Adrian Meacham:

Still doing it all these years later – only the size of the garbage left behind has changed (Size: 58.4 MB (61,303,879 bytes) Size on disk: 67.7 MB (71,061,504 bytes) 1/3 of which is icons) – why this isn’t committed to Chrome instead of held open in %TEMP% is beyond reasoning +Google Drive

Original forum source: [Archive.is] _MEI folder created at windows start – Google Product Forums

by Martin Friedl 3/17/13

Hi,
I just found out that on windows the google drive tool creates a ‘_MEIxxxxx’ folder on every startup of windows. The xxxxx is a number that differs at every startup. On my PC (with windows 7) this folder is created on ‘C:\’ and has a size of about 35MB. SO with every start of windows google drive occopies 35 additional MB. It looks as the content of the folder is mainly Pyhton-files.

Is there a way to prevent google drive from creating an additional folder with every start of windows?

Best regards
Martin

10/21/13
Klint said:
If you exit Google Drive by right-clicking the Google Drive icon in your Windows 7 notification area, and selecting Exit, then Google Drive shuts down properly and correctly deletes the _MEIxxx folder. Unfortunately, it leaves the folder behind if you leave Google Drive running when you log out or shut down. So, yes, it is a bug in Google Drive. It ought to terminate properly when the user logs out.

–jeroen

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Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together | ThoughtWorks

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/19

Many more things to learn and practice, especially on how these concepts interact, how to make things quantifiable and especially practice them in ways that people intrinsically understand how to:

The ideas of agile are great. It’s the way it has been codified into rituals and certifications and rolled out mindlessly that misses the point. When people talk about Lean, the conversation often ends at process optimization, waste, and quality, and misses so much of what the Lean mindset offers. Design Thinking is held high as the new magic trick of design facilitators.

Source: [WayBackUnderstanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together | ThoughtWorks.

The article has some nice graphics to illustrate the points (some are below) and points to a lot more links for further learning.

Via [WayBackThoughtWorks on Twitter: “Instead of focusing on applying a process, teams ought to challenge how they think and try new things, embrace the things that work, and learn from the things that don’t. #Agile #DesignThinking “

–jeroen

 

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macos – How can I list all user accounts in the terminal? – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/19

With system account starting with underscore:

dscl . list /Users

Without underscore, so only regular accounts:

dscl . list /Users | grep -v ^_.*

Source: [WayBackmacos – How can I list all user accounts in the terminal? – Ask Different

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

A beginner’s guide to beefing up your privacy and security online

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/19

Want to protect your security and privacy? Here are some places to start:

via: [WayBackI think I’ll keep this article somewhere where I can easily share it with the famz the coming days :) – Roderick Gadellaa – Google+

–jeroen

 

 

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