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gah! what’s that they say about pride and falls? My recent prosletysing for Macintosh was sure to get me into trouble. there i was sitting around fiddling with my computer trying to resurrect my flipping ftpping and in the process noticed that there is an upgrade to my operating system available.. and keen to make some good even better I let the cable take the strain of downloading the many megabytes of shiny newness..

And it was about this point the problems began.. with the new stuff installed bizarreness started happening.. prompting for passwords it ought to know, itunes befuddled.. all bookmarks missing..

it seems the much vaunted filevault feature (encrypt personal directory on the fly) is okay at encrypting everything but not so good at unencrypting empty space once you’ve deleted an item!! Oops.. so spent in the last 24hrs immersed in a Myst like adventure trying to untangle stuff (but without the pretty graphics or ambient soundtrack) and now after 20 steps backwards, North, north, get key, east, fight goblin, etc. i’ve finally arrived about 1/2 a step ahead of where i was over monday’s cornflakes

About caspar

Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs BabyLaughter.net
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