iPhone contacts

There's something wrong with iPhone contacts. Simple operations like deleting an old phone number fail randomly. Anybody knows why? Case in point: one of my kids just moved to London for his first job. He now has a UK phone number. That's what I want as the primary phone number for him. This seems like … Continue reading iPhone contacts

Upgrading to kernel 4.9+

I upgraded to kernel 4.9. It apparently fixed the Wi-Fi issues. I still have occasional display glitches, but they also go away while on battery power. Kernel upgrade I upgraded to kernel 4.9+ (i.e. Linus Torvald's master branch as of today). While I ranted two days ago about some changes in how you install software, … Continue reading Upgrading to kernel 4.9+

Second time is a charm

After rendering my Mac Book unbootable installing Fedora 25, I decided to try again, changing as little as I could to see where the previous installation went wrong. I'm happy to report that the second time worked perfectly. It just works™ I now have, as I wanted, a Mac Book Pro that dual boots Fedora 25 … Continue reading Second time is a charm

16Gb of memory for Mail.app?

OK, my last post about a few things that did not go too well installing Fedora got me some interesting comments. Donut worry, OSX is hardly perfect, as the screenshot below shows. 16GB of RAM for a mail application? That seems a bit much. And of course, OSX being so good at preventing runaway processes … Continue reading 16Gb of memory for Mail.app?

macOS Sierra Mail bug

This week, I started using macOS Sierra. Overall, like iOS 10, it's another one of these Apple releases of late where what you gain is not extraordinarily compelling, but you discover as you go various things that you lost for no good reason. Here is one I found today. Apparently, macOS Sierra cannot send mail with picture … Continue reading macOS Sierra Mail bug

LLDB is a piece of crap (update: maybe it’s clang) (update 2: it’s actually ccache)

I've been really trying to use LLDB for a while now. Not that I really want to, but Apple went out of its way to make sure I had little choice. Not only is LLDB the default on MacOSX now, but GDB is really hard to make work on that platform as well. Can you imagine you … Continue reading LLDB is a piece of crap (update: maybe it’s clang) (update 2: it’s actually ccache)

Connecting Mavericks to a Freebox: Oh the pain!

I'm very frustrated. Today, I wasted basically two or three hours fighting unreliable software implementing one of the most basic features in the world of networking, namely file sharing. I ought to be simple, it used to work, but if my experience is representative, it's complexly broken nowadays. Grenouille bouillie. What I tried to do … Continue reading Connecting Mavericks to a Freebox: Oh the pain!