Tag Archives: problems

Login problems on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

These are notes from a tech support call with my parents last night, saved here for the next time stuff breaks. If you’re running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (and possibly other versions), you may find you can’t log in. … Continue reading

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rsyslogd on Oneiric Ubuntu 11.10

If you happen to have upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 but are running an old kernel (for example, you’re working on a hosted virtual server), you may see the rsyslogd process running away with your CPU. This seems to be a … Continue reading

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Future proof

Here’s an interesting (frustrating) lesson in future proofing. The office has a linksys wireless router, which has served us well since it was bought toward the end of 2002. Occasionally (but not enough to justify replacing) it will forget all … Continue reading

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Mail so bad it hurts

Every once in a while (like, two to three times a week), Mail.app will get in a mess, and eventually bugs out and crashes (or has to be force-quit). This, despite me ritualistically restarting the damned thing every morning. And … Continue reading

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podcastfu

I think Apple might still have a few glitches to work out with the iTMS podcast directory. This screenshot is what I got today when I tried to view it. It seems to be behaving again now.

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Safari upgrade

The version number for Safari was upgraded in OS X 10.4.3, which means the inevitable round of “Natwest bank are crap” posts from me. Happy days.

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Ooops

Get back from holiday. Upload 650+ photos. Point everyone at the Barcelona photo set. See flickr crash: It’s just coincidence, right?

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The joy of public transport

No traffic chaos as bus strike starts, says the EDP. What bollocks. This evening I waited 30 minutes at a bus stop, where a sign advertised diversions earlier in the week and the electronic information system advertised the next three … Continue reading

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Printer woes

Fresh from my success with my sister’s wifi-loathing XP install, I was confronted with a printer that refused to print at my parents’ house (I swear they save these problems up, to make for an extra special visit home). The … Continue reading

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WiFi woes

My sister has a PC running Windows XP Home (you know where this is headed already, don’t you?). I set her up with a wireless network a year or two ago, when she had broadband installed. I used the same … Continue reading

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