Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Mac - Annoying changes

Recently, when switching between applications, I discovered that something annoying happens.



Maybe it is my old computer, which makes it even more visible to the eye. Because I see a strange change between the colours in the background, which catches my attention immediately. Does anybody know if it has been always like that? Maybe I just rearranged my windows so it became visible.

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Monday, 26 November 2007

Back to Mac

Mac OS X hello again! Today we were at the Apple Store and the guy at the Genuis Bar told me what D. already knew. It was the RAM. Apparently it's not working anymore (at least not for Mac OS X, but for Kubuntu). I swapped them again, this time with less pain. Today's xkcd comic describes my and our way of trying to repair the computer best:

DiskWarrior did all the repairs, which were essential. The Genius told us, that it would destroy files if it isn't able to use the RAM properly. The RAM is one month old. Strange, strange. It has a Life Time Warranty.

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Friday, 16 November 2007

Black screen of the Mac death

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Still no Mac

Yesterday I tried to boot Ubuntu with the Live CD, but that didn't work either. I just talked to Michael and he says that I should update to Leopard. I am really afraid of that, because my recent RAM Update could have been useless. But he also meant that his machine works with 1 GB RAM. You just don't use all the new special features, which I don't need really. But will all of my applications still work?
Yesterday I imagined myself coming out of the branch of the bank and waving the letter, which says "congratulations! you opened a bank account!". Just like all the people who bought an iPhone and got applause, when they left the Apple Store.
My kidneys decided to stop hurting me. They just were tired of it I guess. I wouldn't listen. Sorry guys. Next time don't even try!
Ah! AND I learned juggling yesterday. I am now able to juggle four times in one go. So I have three juggling balls and I am able to through all of them once and one of them twice and then often two of them land on the floor. But it's good. At the end of the year I want to juggle with clubs and rings (not at the same time!).

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Thursday, 15 November 2007

I (almost??) lost a Mac today, but got a bank account

To everyone who has a Mac and still runs Tiger: do not, I mean DO NOT install the Update (10.4.11) unless you have a back up on a FireWire external hard drive. I don't have a FireWire hard drive. I have just a USB hard drive. And I didn't make a back up. I just wanted to buy a FireWire cable but it's £ 19.99 (about 30 Euros)!!! I checked the data though, and it is still there. I even got a black screen!!!

I made the Update yesterday and after that I turned the Mac off for the day. Today I turned it on and noticed that it takes longer ... ah yes update. I used it for let's say 5 minutes and then everything got crazy. All applications closed and all menubar icons except one (can't remember which) vanished. And the rainbow circle appeared (what's its name again?). Turned it off. On. I used it for 2 minutes and it went crazy again and showed me the most feared message where it tells you that the computer is stuck and you should restart it by pressing... in 4 different languages. And then I got stuck in the gray startup screen. I managed to put my Mac into a black screen mode with a white blinking rectangle on the top left hand corner. I wanted to enter Mac's Open Firmware but I guess I got to crazy with the shortcut or I got it completely wrong???

fain_jewel in Apple - Support - Discussions

But yes! I got a bank account. Yesterday we got a bill in the mail. Often it's not good to get bills but this time they got my name right. I went to another bank this time. She wanted to make me get an account where I have to pay 12 pounds a month! HAHAHA! No, no. But it worked out to get a free account. So have to sort out that Mac problem now. Hmpf.

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Wednesday, 10 January 2007

Concerning Macworld 2007

Yesterday I saw a picture of a new internet tablet from Nokia, which is Linux-based. After using Ubuntu via Live-CD on my Mac once, I thought "I must have this gadget". Yeah, I know, it would not look like Ubuntu, but the other PocketPCs always use Windows. Brrr! But what happened on Macworld yesterday? His Steveness presented the even better, even more beautiful, even more awesome, even more ... phone/camera/iPod/internet-gadget.

I screamed when I saw the first screenshots of the iPhone from the keynote yesterday. And he was right, he wrote history. In June it will be available in the USA and at the end of 2007 in Europe. As I will be in the UK by then, I do not have to worry that I will not get it. Because I am not sure if they launch it in Austria. So the soon-to-be-my-MacBook may be replaced by the soon-to-be-my-iPhone. Though I am wondering if there will be any problems with the name. Cisco announced their iPhone in December. As the article on engadget.com says, Cisco had the trademark on the name since the 90s.
I must admit I did not expect the iPhone from Apple yesterday. I was looking forward to new models of maybe the MacBook or the MacBook Pro. But the most important thing for me was the presentation of Mac OS 10.5. Anyhow the (Apple) iPhone rocks!
Yesterday I wanted to write about what is going on in Austria in terms of politics, but I simply do not care anymore! (... For now ...)


Tuesday, 21 November 2006

In love with Apple

Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist fell in love with his new MacBook Pro. I am also addicted to new Apple stuff and like the pictures of unpacked and naked Macs. You can compare that feeling with Bender looking at the circuits of roboladies.
Everyday I can feel my own MacBook coming nearer. I like.

For the best parts read that (= via).