Saturday, 3 December 2016

Me and I

Go on, laugh at me. Who cares?
While all the world just scorns and stares,
I turn and shrug my cares away.

    [My bitter tears sustain, inside,
    The crushing pain I try to hide;
    I never shrug my cares away.]

Yet which of me am I?
The laughing face in which I pride,
Or the sobbing heart I try to hide?

    [The bigger fool am I.
    My smile is only fit to hide
    The painful heart in which I pride.]

© 27/06/89

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Overheating MacBook Pro with Yosemite

Quite a few people have been complaining recently of problems with MacBook Pros after upgrading to Mac OS X Yosemite (example, and a host of other threads). Some people have had success simply by resetting the SMC (System Management Controler: instructions here), but not everyone. If your MacBook Pro is overheating and rebooting constantly, then read on for a simple solution to this vexing problem.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Hp printer driver update problem

Apple released an update to it's HP printer drivers on the 2nd of October, 2014, and strange things have been happening since then. My HP Laserjet 1320 simply wouldn't print anymore, and even deleting and reinstalling the printer only gave me the false impression thing were back to normal; she printed exactly one page, and then refused to print anymore!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Recovering accidentally deleted emails in imap gmail account

In a similar fashion to what happened with my calendars about a year ago, today I ran into a problem  with Gmail, losing all my fourteen thousand plus emails. I couldn't find any solution to my problem on the Internet, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who will run into this problem. So after figuring out how to fix it, I decided to outline the steps I took to restore all my emails, hoping it might help someone who faces a similar situation.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Correcting blurred icons in the Dock

Some Mac users experience an ugly and disagreeable bug in OS X: random Dock icons become blurred and pixelated, very different from the shinny high-resolution icons that sit beside them. Sometime the problem affects only one icon, sometimes a few; but it's always irritating.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Restoring lost iCal events and calendars

I ran into a problem today with iCal, and failed to find the information I needed on the Internet. After reading a few forum posts, learning one or two tips on the way, and using some common sense, I got my iCal calendars completely restored, and everything back to normal.

So I decided to write a quick little post, hoping it might help someone who faces the same situation.