last night, jen and i did some cleaning.  we went through the bookshelves to see if there was anything that we could toss.  i told jen that she needs to go through her old computers and throw them away.  she’s been storing three of them in the apartment for years.  apparently there is some sensitive data on them so i told her to fish out the hard drives from the cases.  that proved to be more difficult than she thought.

now that the drives are out, i’m using eraser for the first time to securely erase the data.  it’s taking much longer than i would have expected to erase data.