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, 14 July 2008

To quickly kill some time

What do you do if you need the computer from your boyfriend, who isn’t home right now, and you don’t have an account on said laptop? You write a blog entry, containing a few updates and why you need that thing so desperately.
As I mentioned earlier, my family is here. My dad just took one 2 GB memory card with him, which was a mistake. So I have it now to get those pics off and burn it on DVD afterwards (use number 2). My computer doesn’t really like that SD card. While Windows only reads half of it, Mac doesn’t like it AT ALL. So that’s where use number 1 comes in. I need the Intel based Mac machine to get at least half of the pictures from that card. It is 12 minutes past 10. I am tired, because we went around London all day and I’m cold (have I mentioned that it is July?).
I took some awesome pictures of squirrels today, with said camera and I was keen on uploading a few. We fed them some chips in Greenwich Park and tried to ignore the fat pigeons. So that was fun! I don’t like my digital camera anymore, that’s why there won’t be much pics to post (camera phone pics anyone?). I’ll do my best to pimp the camera phone pics somehow. Since America I don’t like my own camera anymore. So I need a job quickly, to allow myself a new camera.
I’m pulling the pics from my mobile phone and I’ll post a taster of those squirrels.

It’s impossible to pimp those pics!

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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, 23 November 2007


I got it, I got it, I got it!!! Sorry for the delay of the happy news. Yesterday I was just too tired to do anything productive after coming home. I will start on the 4th December. Mondays are free, which is good. Today I got my debit card. Only thing that's missing right now is my computer. I will try to fix it on the weekend. Making a full backup and doing a reinstall of Tiger. Next thing will be the purchase of a FireWire hard drive. One that fits under the Mac Mini would be nice, but it will be more expensive. I am also flirting with the My Books from WD, but they need more space, which is already limited somehow on my desk. Well, after 37.5 hours of computer hours a week, I hopefully won't use the computer that much.
Two friends of mine are visiting around New Year's Eve and I am already thinking about stuff we could do. There is very much of course! But I have clearly no idea what's good to do in London on the 31st December. I will have to do a thorough internet search, I guess.

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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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Monday, 8 October 2007

Good old days

I just started to play Command & Conquer again. It was one of my first "real" games on the computer. No, it WAS my first game on the computer. I was in elementary school if I remember right. There was Paint and Word. And Command & Conquer on the PC of friends of my parents. Now it runs on my Mac. He chokes on the graphics every now and then, but he's doing good!

I also did not that bad. I have no idea anymore what I have to do, but the mini tutorials tell you what you can/have to do. Suddenly, as I knew what I have to do and click, my phone rang and I got another interview on Wednesday. In the middle of nowhere. Gonna be a long journey! But I am really not complaning!!! I have one day left to figure out how I get there quickly. Oh my, I want to playyyyyy!

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