Apple * up, good news of the birds though

I’ll start with the good news! I needed cheering up, and the birds have done this for the last 2 days (though I have put out a lot of food for them to gain this support). Either nuthatches (there are at least 2, though squabbling, so not a pair I think), and great spotted woodpeckers (M & F adults collecting food, and at least one Juvenile which seems to be able to feed itself), plus the pair of bullfinches – never seen them here until this year.

The reasonably good news – new HD TV arrived Friday, so I was able to follow the Canadian GP, and the cable came yesterday which allowed me to try plugging the iPad 2 into the TV, and the results were very impressive.

The really dreadful news was that I tried to install the latest Apple updates this morning, and it reported that all the updates failed, and then refused to boot with a kernel panic. Searching the web, this seems a quite common problem, and it would appear the only answer is a complete reinstall of OS-X, and possible loss of data. This is probably the worst instance of a computer problem induced by the manufacturer themselves that I have encountered in nearly 45 years of programming computers, I have wasted at least 6 hours already trying to solve it, and re-installation will take another 3 hours, and maybe then a lot of time trying to reinstate lost data. My faith in Apple is currently near zero, and I may well go back to Windows instead – whatever its shortcomings, it has never created a disaster on this scale.

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About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.
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