I've noticed my laptop disk filling up... particularly in
of little contracts, each involving at least the linux kernel tree of one
vintage of another, are to blame.
To solve this, I decided to pickup an external drive. I am using USB 2.0, because my laptop, Thinkpad x41, has no eSATA or even firewire. So I cannot compare the performance over another connection, but I can have a look at which filesystem (xfs or ext3) will perform my workloads best.