Teh Squeaky Wheel
I can make some good guesses as to what teh kitteh would name me.
Happy Tuesday, Wheelizens!
I was up far later than I wanted to be last night trying to sort-out the random computer restarts; I’m exhausted this morning. (Good thing I have a fairly light day work-wise.)
I think I may have solved my issue. While pursuing one potential fix, I couldn’t get it to work as described despite multiple attempts. So, while researching why that failed, I was led to resetting my NVRAM (similar to PRAM).
After doing so and going a few minutes without an “involuntary restart”, I was too tired to think straight, so I put the Mac to sleep and then put myself to sleep. Figured I’d continue in the morning.
At zero-dark-thirty today, I woke the computer to discover it had not restarted itself while asleep (which happened yesterday when I ran some errands). I am guardedly optimistic 2.5 hours later the issue has been resolved; we’ll see…
(I recall that with the pre-OSX versions of the Mac OS, zapping the PRAM occasionally was a good practice, as corrupted PRAM could cause weird carp to happen.)
Criminy…just read the Paleostinians [sic] have fired at least 150 rockets into Israel today.
I’m sure the U.N. in Geneva will be issuing an unequivocal condemnation any minute now.
Of those Jewy damned Jews who refuse to just roll over and die, which is what any decent filthy Jews would do.
Happy Tuesday, GN!
And FFS, the stupidest thing I’ve read/listened to today.
Frickin pussies. “Don Cherry made remarks which were hurtful, discriminatory, which were flat-out wrong,” MacLean said in a statement, according to The Washington Post. “I sat there, did not catch it, did not respond. … Last night was a really great lesson for Don and me. We were wrong, and I sincerely apologize. I wanted to thank you for calling me and Don on that last night. ”
Thank God that America has come to its senses and Sean Spicer is no longer on DWTS.
Man, am I in a pissy mood this morning. But I do wonder what my cat calls me, not that it matters cuz I’d never come when called anyways.
Just read your Daily Wire link; what a stupid age we live in. The attempt to inculcate “struggle sessions” into our culture should be mocked, derided and belittled at every opportunity.
…not that it matters cuz I’d never come when called anyways.
Good grief. Read the link.
Good morning gentle Gerbils.
Congrats on sorting out the Mac, Fatwa. Macs can be cantankerous old coots. I spent Monday working on my PC, trying to install a 10 TB drive internally. Could not get it to initialize so I ended up connecting it as an external drive. Copied over 6,600 movies from an 8 TB drive to the 10 TB drive. It took over 12 hours. Thank goodness for USB 3, it ran three times as fast as USB 2 used to run on long copy jobs like this. I am getting ready to move from Win 7 Ultimate to Win 10 at the end of the year. Not happy about it but no more support after January. Hated moving from XP, now I am used to Win 7 and have to move again. Poo.
I think I will get a new 500GB SSD to install it on so I can save my current one, just in case. Wish I knew how long I can expect Win 10 to last.
win 7 was the best. But I’m at peace with win 10 these days. It greatly improved on win 8. Even the updates are good, as they often fix things that need fixing and don’t fix things that aren’t broken.
Back when they were pushing Win 10 free I let my next older PC from 2011 that had Win 7 Ultimate convert so I could get familiar with it but I blocked it from converting my main PC as I liked Win 7. Now I will have to pay for it but I will have a retail version so it should be clean, and I can save my current boot drive with Win 7 on it. The programs I use mostly seem to work on Win 10 so I think it will be OK. I do like that I have a bit more control on updates with Win 7 but I have not had much trouble with Win 10 so I am not too frustrated. I had Vista (spit) on my laptop in 2007 and I hated that so much that when they said they were going to stop selling XP I bought two retail copies of XP Pro at $280.00 each so I could be sure I would not have to install Vista (spit) on any new PC I built. I used one but then they dropped support so I still have one copy sealed in the box. Could have gone OEM but I ended up reinstalling the one copy several times when that bad batch of capacitors was causing mother board failures. Went through three motherboards on my last XP computer. I still have it for running old things that won’t install on the newer Windows versions. I upgraded my laptop to Win 8.1 when MS offered it for $40.00. I was so frustrated with Vista (spit) that I was going to trash the laptop, a $2,000.00 Dell. Win 8.1 made it a new machine, so much faster and better. Not what I want on my desktop PCs but I still have the laptop and use it a couple of times a year. I replaced the 100 GB HDD with a 240 GB SSD when I did the 8.1 upgrade. It won’t take more than 2 GB of RAM but I don’t use it much. If I need something portable I will get something new with built in cell access.
22 degrees now from a low of 20. Won’t pass freezing until noon. Looking for a high of 40 today but only this afternoon, 30s after 5 PM.
40s here the next few days with a low of 24 tonight and 27 tomorrow.
Man, I’m glad we replaced the HVAC a couple of years ago; the difference in energy efficiency -- and comfort -- is a goodness.
Oh yes. Wise move.
And necessary; our old furnace had gotten so corroded it became dangerous. (It was a 24-y.o. “developer-grade” system.)
Got a very fair deal on a Trane system from a company which has been an actual pleasure to deal with. Excellent customer service and courteous, professional, personable employees.
That is so nice to have someone you feel that good about.
Also very happy with the folks who installed our new roof; they did as good a job as my JimCo cow-workers would have done.
Again, good customer service, fair price, no “nickel and diming” on extras and nice folks. (Last year, they -- deservedly, based on our experience -- were awarded “Best Residential Contractor of the Year” by a large national industry association.)
Macs can be cantankerous old coots.
By contrast, old Fatwas are ever genteel, kind and gracious. And rarely use bad language.
(I freakin’ keel me.) 🙂
Copied over 6,600 movies…
I’m amused at how little of my 1T main drive I’ve used, but I don’t have any video files to speak of. (Nearly 8G of JimCo docs plus a lot of music, ‘tho.) My internal backup drive has a lot more stuff, but that’s due to incremental backups; if it ever gets full (which seems doubtful), it’ll start purging the oldest incremental versions, which is fine for my needs.
Unlikely to ever need a draft version of something from 1996.
‘Puter continues to be well-behaved thus far; hope that remains the case.
Internally I have a 500GB SSD for my boot drive, a 4 TB drive for storage, a 6 TB drive for back up, and a now empty 3 TB drive (this is where I tried to put the 10 TB drive). I bought the 10 as an external drive and took it out of the housing to install it inside. I did this with the 4 TB and 6 TB and got them to install. Don’t know why the 10 TB would not. I got the disk manager to see it but when I tried to initialize it I kept getting disk not ready messages. I had five external drives connected, three permanently, but got that down to just the 10 TB with the 8 TB as back up to it, connected when I need it.
64 bit systems do allow a lot of storage. Shortly after moving to Texas I had my movies on a 1 TB drive. I laugh at that now. I went up through 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 TB drives. This 10 TB should be future proof for some time, the 8 TB actually was looking good for some years, but the 10 was on sale and looked potentially useful. These are just AVI or MP4 versions of the movies I have on DVD. I have more than a TB of TV, documentaries, opera and ballet videos, and odd movies I have not properly added to the collection yet. With 32 bit XP I was using external drives and had to connect them one at a time to avoid exceeding what it could see.
Having sufficient storage space is a luxury. (I’ve got two empty drive bays in my desktop; it’s ridiculous how much capacity I could have if I needed it.)
Also could install a lot more RAM, but 12G is extremely sufficient for my relatively modest needs.
Quite a difference from two computers ago (1996): blazing 120MHz processor and a 2G hard drive. Can’t remember how much RAM, but my 5.5-y.o.phone has carp-tonnes more than that old PowerMac. 😉
I got an email ad today from Micro Center advertising a choice of 1TB SSD’s for $80. What a country!
Ghost does an incremental back up of my boot drive every day. I do a separate image every month. My storage drive I keep a duplicate, anything I put on one I put on the other so both are the same. These used to be a 3 TB internal with a 3 TB external as duplicate, but now both are internal. Faster and more convenient. I was hoping to do this with the movies too as the external drive is slightly annoying, but I just don’t know enough I guess.
Happy [checks calendar] Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!
Been reading the comments and the links while my work computer downloads Win 10 updates.
Fatwa -- I remember zapping the PRAM on pre-OSX macs when I did tech support, then later clearing NVRAM once OSX came into play.
Good morning Wheelizens! Trying to work on projects today. We’ll see how it goes.
Busy gerbils spinning today. Forgot to say that we had a good time with our friend, Frank, Sunday. He’s recovered amazingly well and is getting by on his own with some assistance. I’m glad we were home when he showed up on our doorstep a few months ago.
From AoS: “I don’t support — a mandatory buyback is essentially confiscation, which I think is unconstitutional. It means that I am going to walk into your house and take something whether you like it or not. I don’t think that stands up to constitutional scrutiny.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
I guess that means the old commie isn’t in favor of asset forfeiture or eminent domain takings either.