Well tried this 3 times with same result today. Yesterday I made a re-master that came out to be 382.1 mb. Today, I spent a couple of hours trimming the install down even more, not that it should have made a huge difference, but by my calculations I should have gotten the iso down to 380, maybe a tad lower. Instead, it kicked out a 386.5 mb iso...3 times in a row, and I checked and re-checked everything, ran bleachbit repeatedly, cleared out all histories, caches, clipboard, everything. I shaved about about 7 megs (uncompressed) from the system and yet came out almost 5 megs larger on the iso? At the compression rate of somewhere around 3-4 to 1, that would mean I somehow added 15-18 mb's?
Ran mylivecd the same way as I did yesterday, straight-up with no options, which now defaults to xz with max compression from what i've read. Any ideas y'all? Is the utility kinda arbitrary with regards to size from day to day? That partition is pristine, I didn't even run the browser in it today, or utilize any programs whatsoever except Synaptic, Bleachbit, and terminal.