Thursday, December 03, 2015

Those fun moments of hardware gltitches

Onymous Guy has been very edgy at the computer, because Mathematica seemed to be consuming enormous resources, overall response times were unusually slow, and the iBook Pro cursor had developed a mind of its own, exploring all quadrants of screen as if guided by Nemesis herself, exacting retribution for all of Onymous Guy's intemperate moments.

So after using The Google, as our unelected president C-Plus Augustus called it, we tried this.

Portable Macs with non-removable batteries:
  • Make sure the Mac is plugged in to AC power.
  • On the built-in keyboard, press and hold the Shift, Option, and Control keys on the left side and press the power button. 
  • Release all the keys at once, and then turn the Mac on normally.
As always, we get very excited whenever we get to push four buttons at once, but Time Machine, which has disappointed us badly once, seems to be working.

Nemesis seems to have left us, at least for now.

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