The single most annoying thing about my Buffalo NAS

I have several Buffalo NAS drives for storing digital photos and various other things (mp3s, ebooks, audible files) so my laptop stays nice and lean.

But this is the single most annoying thing about working with these drives:

You don't have permission to modify them
You don't have permission to modify them

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GrandPerspective: a visual file space viewer for Mac

I take a lot of photos, take some occasional movies, have a bunch of music, download a lot of apps, buy a lot of PDF books and generally just eat up my hard drive space constantly. Every once in a while I get down to, like, 30M free and suddenly remember to move all my photos and videos off to my external storage. Sometimes, I can’t figure out where all the space is being used though.

Yesterday I wondered (twittered) whether there was a visual disk viewer that would show me where all my space was being held hostage. It turns out there is a great tool for Mac called GrandPerspective.

GrandPerspective graphical view of my disk usage
That giant yellow/green block in the middle? That's my Windows 7 virtual machine. Keep. (grumble, grumble)

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