A rough account of what I did with Emacs recently.
- January 16
- House settling continues.
Briefly perplexed by my laptop repeatedly shutting down until I
remembered that I'd reset the SMC as part of the battery install
previously mentioned which... discards your power-saving prefs,
among other things.
Expermient for drivers: choice between "nose your car into
this tiny gap now, and cause gridlock for the next 30 minutes"
vs. "wait two minutes for traffic to clear a little, then
proceed". Based on a completely unscientific observation of Dublin
traffic this evening, 100% of drivers opted for the first
choice. Better to gain a metre and lose an hour than to lose a
metre and gain an hour, or something. Also laughing at the BMW
which ostentatiously accelerated past me at sufficient speed to
lift the rear wheels when he hit the speedramp slightly further up
the road; he then had to brake and for all I know is still
somewhere on the mess that is South Lotts/Pearse/Ringsend while
I'm sitting at home on the sofa.
- January 5
- Replaced the battery in my "mid-2012 MacBook Pro" - it's still
charging and running just fine, it just got a bit
... swollen. Which is apparently a precursor to fire and
explosions and that sort of thing, especially if you're a Samsung
phone. I figured best play it safe. iFixit sent me a battery
replacement kit: one replacement battery, one spudger (!), one
screwdriver handle with three interchangeable bits, and a small
packet of Haribo jellies. Changing the battery was fairly
straightforward, with the minor detail that during calibration it
charged to 45% and insisted for the next several hours that it was
at 45% and would reach full charge in 4 hours, and continued to
insist on this state of affairs even when I plugged out the power
cord. Restarting cleared the problem and it's now showing ~77%
charged and promising to be done in an hour. As a bonus, I can use
my trackpad to click on things again, and the laptop doesn't seem
to run quite as hot.
Oh, and the old battery is inside two non-flammable containers out
in the garden, whence it shall be transported to a place of
execution recycling next weekend. Like I said, best to play
- January 3
- Agatha and the Truth of Murder
was light, but fun. Plot, character development, a little
real-world fact woven into the fiction.
- January 1
- And a happy new year to you too.
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