Can computers self heal? In my MacBook’s case, it certainly seems that way. Back in January I was griping about how slow it was. Eventually I got the worst problems sorted out [had a few “orphans”, from deleted apps], but my woes weren’t over by any means.
Both the computer itself and the external hard drive [WD My Book] continued to act up. Couldn’t open the Finder [same as file manager on Windows], unless I right-clicked on it and selected ‘Open’. That was not only annoying, but a sign that something was wrong. The hard drive was constantly spinning — as it if it was working all the time! You could tell by the little blue indicator and also by touching it.
The Finder problem, I managed to resolve by doing something I found in Apple’s support forums. It came back once. I was so fed up with the whole concept so I was fully prepared to go back to Windows! I even brought back my six year old Dell laptop, which, at the time, worked better! I felt sad, though … thinking about how much I would miss DayOne. They should be proud if they read this; that the first thing I thought about was that app, when considering leaving the Apple ecosystem.
However, I didn’t do that … after a few days, I switched back, and yesterday I noticed that magically everything was back to normal, hard drive included?! I will never know what was going on, but that doesn’t really matter now.
As if this good stuff wasn’t enough, we’re also going to get fibre optics here in the building!!! Yay!
A few years ago, there were lots of people here, wiring the whole city for fibre optics, and that was what it said on their vans. They all stayed in our building, because there’s one floor designated to short term stays. I talked with them, and they said we weren’t getting it here … had to do with the landlord or whatever.
The other day, there was this notice from friendly Bell, that said if they could get 40% of the tenants to sign up, we would get fibre optics here. I thought I’d start a campaign LOL, but then I met one of the Bell guys and he said that number wasn’t really true … we’re going to get it anyway!
This will change our whole online experience here! With the old copper wiring, we lose the wifi at least once a day, so you’re on pins and needles when you’re downloading something. Not to mention the speed….