Migration and Lance


awright, I got my iPhone talking to my new user account. All I did was tell the "Applications" tab to sync with my iPhone, and it copied the apps to my new iTunes install. Then I did the "wipe", letting iTunes blow out my iPhone's music library. At this point, my contacts and iPhone apps are synchronous with the iTunes install on my new laptop's new user account. I spent an hour or so copying the music from my old user account to my new one, and after all that things aren't perfect, but they are good. My old files from my old user account are on my new laptop, and after a little terminal action I changed the permissions…

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Oh, and...


now my Time Capsule is not recognized by my new user account on my new machine. Soooooo glad I tried using the "easy" migration fucking "wizard" to make all this fucking bullshit easy. GOD DAMMIT. Will hit this in the morning after a night's rest. I'm sure I can solve this in the way I want, which is to continue to build a new user account on the new machine, from scratch. God dammit.…

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Feel the Rage


I fucking hate this shit. New computer, started setting up, got my iTunes all dialed in, then realized my goddamned motherfucking iPhone is really not interested in syncing with my new setup. Apparently, I was supposed to use the Apple Migration Assistant. That utility is fairly impressive, but now my Mail.app is busted, and I have a crapload of duplicated bytes in the form of redundant applications and all kinds of extra shit. The whole point of the new computer was to start fresh, and now I have one halfway setup user account on the new computer (that does not want to speak to my iPhone), and all the binary turdlets from my old computer copied over, with a…

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Speedy


3421 seconds. That's how long it took my new laptop to render the de facto radiance benchmark scene. That's good enough for 13th place on the list, not bad for a laptop marketed to college kiddies and soccer moms. My old laptop is 36% slower in this test, and cost me $700 more than my new one. Amazing. Full stats: rpict user time: 3421 proc: Intel Core 2 Duo cores: 1/2 clock speed: 2.4 GHz cache: 3 MB OS: OS X 10.5.6 Radiance ver: 4.0a compiler: gcc 4.0.1 compile options: -O2 -ffast-math -funroll-loops results: 691120680 rays date: 2008-12-29 submitter: robg…

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Stuff


I got new stuff. Lots of new stuff. Plenty of fodder for posting in the future. For now you should know that in the last couple of months I got a new TiVo, an iPhone, climbing shit, rollers, and today, the big purchase of 2008, a new MacBook. The box was cute and small. They emailed me my receipt (which caused my iPhone to buzz with delight as I was walking out the front door of the Apple Store). Moments after firing it up, my new mac was already performing a full system backup, wirelessly, to my Apple Time Machine. Brenda's getting my MacBook Pro as soon as I get everything off of it and do a fresh install, and…

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They Went and Did It!


In what amounts to a complete one-eighty move, Apple has decided to endorse the installation of Windows XP on the new Intel Macs. Wow. It was only a couple weeks ago that a hacker scored $13,000 for being the first to solve the puzzle of booting Windows on the Mac, and now Apple has one-upped him by releasing Boot Camp, a (beta) installer that achieves the holy grail: the ability to run Windows on your mac for those times when you just need it. For me, that's only to run AutoCAD and Flight Simulator, but that still happens enough that I'm still running my old Athlon desktop system at home for those times. Boot Camp looks nice, and it…

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Good and Bad


Well, it's been a few days now, and I have good news and bad news about the new MacBook Pro. First off, it's fast; much faster than my old Powerbook, but then again my old Powerbook is four years old and that's not a fair comparison. Regardless, I'm pleased as hell with the speed, and recently ran a Radiance benchmark test on it and the MacBook Pro proved its mettle. But some other niggly details are pissing me off and ringing in my ears (literally) and I feel the need to vent. Where the hell did tabbed browsing go? I'm using Safari once again because it's a Universal Binary, and I'm trying to simplify my life so I thought running…

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Woohoo!


It's here! My new MacBook Pro! OS X running on a dual-core Intel. Backlit keyboard. 15.4" screen. Friggin' great. So far, so good, but a few bumps in the road too. For some reason, I can't connect to my wireless router, so I'm leeching off of a less-than-clued-in neighbor's open router, but the first thing I really need is the latest version of xcode so I can compile Radiance, and the damned installer is over 800 megabytes, so as that crawls into my hard drive I'm just playing with the new gadgets like Spotlight and Dashboard, and setting up some of the basic apps. The email program that ships with OS X is vastly improved with this version, and…

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