[mythtv-users] Disk Space UI

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jan 16 05:02:02 UTC 2008

On Jan 15, 2008, at 8:41 PM, Steve Hodge wrote:

> On Jan 16, 2008 4:37 PM, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 15, 2008 10:24 PM, Bryan Murphy <bryan.murphy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 15, 2008 9:17 PM, Phil Bridges < gravityhammer at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> > > She can't click through Information Center -> System Status ->  
> Machine
> > > Status?  That tells you approximately how much free space (in  
> time)
> > > you have left.
> >
> > Spoken by a true Linux geek.  Honestly, no she can't, nor would I  
> expect her to.
> You can expect her to navigate the menus to set up programming
> schedules, but can't expect her to navigate the menus to see how much
> space is left?  Wow.
> Casual users only learn the stuff they need. They can and will learn  
> very complex and unintuitive procedures if they need to. She needs  
> to be able to set schedule so she has learned how to do that. But  
> she has no interest or need to know how to monitor disk space. So,  
> yes, navigating a couple of levels of menus is too much to ask in  
> this case. Asking her to do anything at all to monitor the health of  
> the system is probably too much to ask, frankly. The system has to  
> notify her when it needs attention.
> Cheers,
> Steve

Please, please, please add a hard drive. Anywhere on your network.  
You'll be sorry you didn't when Oprah gets expired because you were  
too cheap to add a drive.

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