This morning, at quarter to seven, I discovered the ideal way to free space on your /home partition.

The secret, it seems, is to type “rm -rf * BMP” without putting the dot between the star and the BMP.

And deleting everything in my home directory.

That doesn’t include most of my data (which was saved my me pressing “ctrl-c” in time.) or shared data like MP3s (which aren’t in my home directory), but does include about 1.3 gig of stories in progress, non-catergorised MP3s…

…and every email I’ve recieved in the last two years.