I’m taking another crack at inheriting a much upgraded MacBook Pro. It didn’t work well a couple of weeks ago and I got frustrated. Take two is already going smoother and it’s only been 15 minutes.
Oh no! The inherited MacBook wouldn’t install the backup from my 2016 MacBook Pro, and then it wouldn’t reinstall the current MacOS from the Apple server either!
I’m going to try a couple more things, but I am sad. Not really, because my 2016 MacBook Pro is still in pretty much perfect shape, but I like new stuff, you know?
We’ll see what happens.
My beloved wife, Jennifer, wants to buy a new MacBook Pro.
This post is me announcing to the universe, both known and unknown, that I’m cool with it.
If anyone has worked hard enough to earn themselves a new Mac Lappie, it’s her.
I was curious if GarageBand was going to make use of the touch bar functionality on the. Ew MacBook Pros.
The answer is yes.
I mentioned yesterday that I was hoping to mix two songs tonight.
Every other Friday I spend the evening hanging out with my mom at my folks’ house while my dad does volunteer work. I get there around quarter to seven and leave about quarter past 10. My mother is usually asleep not long after 8:00, so I usually bring my computer and mess around with music while I wait for Dad to come home. The plan tonight was to try to mix one or both of the two songs that are ready.
This morning before I left I put my computer into my backpack (MacBook Pro, beetches). I had my awesome new blue tooth Bose headphones in their case sitting right next to the computer. I also had my awesome Sennheiser cans, the ones I used to mix last February’s RPM, and last November’s NaSoAlMo, and every thing in between, sitting right there on the desk next to the Bose headphones and the computer.
I forgot to put either pair of headphones into the backpack. I have an old pair of ear buds. Urgh. One of the songs that’s ready to mix is far and away my favorite of this month’s batch (meaning on a scale from 1-10 it’s a 3) so I will mix the other one first. I don’t want to waste the time, and I don’t want to mix a potentially decent song using ear buds.
I am an absent minded nitwit.
I updated both of my Apple computers to OS X Mavericks. I haven’t really done much on the iMac since upgrading. I’ve been using the MacBook Pro while watching the two World Series games. I have two things to note about Mavericks:
1. The Good. I used to get about two hours, maybe a little less, worth of battery time. Since upgrading, I’ve gone from 99% down to 93% in about 30 minutes. That seems like a really good start as far as the battery life improvements go. Granted, I haven’t done anything more involved than posting to Twitter, reading Facebook, and posting this update to WordPress. Nothing major, but still a good start.
2. The Bad. I don’t know if this is related or not, but the time to boot up is insane. It’s like Windows bad. Really bad. I didn’t time it, but it took a seriously long time. I was very disappointed.
That’s all I have for a Mavericks review. I hope it helps you, loyal readers.
And in case you were wondering, David Ortiz just hit a two run home run to give the Red Sox the lead in the sixth inning of game two.
Go Red Sox!
Jen and I are both at home, sitting on couch using our laptops. I have a goal to learn how to write an iOS application. The deadline for that goal is roughly some day before I die. I want to install the development tool kit onto my MacBook Pro, but I have to upgrade my OS first. As I sit here waiting for the download to finish, it occurs to me that I have never submitted the cat to Photo Booth.
That oversight has been taken care of.
I consolidated every GarageBand file I’ve ever created onto one machine tonight. Some came from my iPad 2, others from my New iPad, a few from my iPhone, many from my Mac mini, and many more from my MacBook Pro. My MacBook Pro now contains a folder for finished songs, including sub folders for the last two RPMs, a folder for songs I would like to finish within the next month or so, and a folder for song ideas that I don’t know what to do with. I was especially looking for two ancient songs that I know I have unfinished recordings of somewhere, but after coming up empty across all of my various Apple devices, I think I know where they are. On SVHS tapes in ADAT format. Yup, definitely going to start those over again. My 8-track days are over.
I am king nerd. Bow before my uber nerdliness.
A little lunch time Googling told me that I was right in my assumption that you cannot change the default browser on an iOS device. It is possible if you jail break your device, but I have no interest in doing that.
I guess I will just have to copy links out of emails and other apps. Not too big a deal, but I do want to use Chrome instead of Safari for now. I really don’t know why.
I was a die hard Firefox user until I got my iMac. For some reason when I set up the new computer I installed Chrome right away. I don’t think I installed Firefox at all. I actually use both at work as I have my own Google account and we use Gmail for work and I prefer to keep them separate. I want both accounts open so I use two browsers. Chrome for work, Firefox for personal.
Since getting the iMac I had rarely used my MacBook Pro. During the February music goofiness I used it quite a bit and without really thinking about it I was using Chrome for all of my browsing. Given that I kept all of the song arrangements and lyrics on a Google Document, and that every single idea I had got uploaded to the ‘net somewhere, I did a lot of browsing during the music making.
I guess Chrome just quietly won me over. I don’t think the browsing experience is any better or worse in iOS, at least as far as rendering the pages is concerned. I do prefer the tabbed functions in Chrome to the multi-page functions in Safari. Maybe I’m just a nerd.
Yeah, I’m probably just a nerd.