Mac Migration Tip

If you are planning on buying a new Mac and want to move your account to the new machine I have a quick piece of information to consider before doing so.

Are you moving the account from the same “type” of Mac?

In other words, are you moving your account from an older iMac to a newer one? If so, you should be fine.

If you migrate across different types of Macs then beware, bad things could happen.

I have migrated from a Mac Mini to a MacBook Pro to an iMac.

What is the problem, you ask?

My airport wireless doesn’t work and the bluetooth mouse jumps all over the place.

I booted the machine up from a restore disk and both the wireless and bluetooth work fine.

Somewhere, as I was moving my account among these different machines, I picked up a bad file or bad files that prevent the wireless from working and screw with the bluetooth port.

This weekend I plan on a “regen” of my new iMac.


Leaving Twitter

I haven’t used Twitter since the superbowl.

It reminded me that I don’t use it much because I think it robs the hard core users of precious time. Time they could be using for something else like..oh, I don’t know spending time with real actual people perhaps.

Rather than being a mere tool, to some people I know Twitter is a way of life. A major portion of their day includes Twitter. To me, this is a serious problem.

I prefer to spend the time with my girls in a more face to face fashion. Emailing someone who lives in your house or telling your kids that its time for dinner by posting a message on Facebook is a major failing.

The idea that you can be “plugged in” to everything going on and still have a functioning family life is an illusion.

chipheadmike is no longer a functioning Twitter handle and I’m ok with that.

Update: (03.05.2011) Still NOT using Twitter. Universe still here.

All Consuming…Work

Wow. I just took notice that it has been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything.

That’s because I’ve been extremely busy and not in a good way. I think there is a problem when your day is so consumed with your “day job” and then “podcasting” at night that you hardly even notice that you’ve failed to update your own website.

There for a short while, I was at least able to find something funny during the day to post.

Lately, I haven’t even had time to check my personal and radio station emails.

I will need to make appropriate adjustments.

There are times in our lives when we need to realize that no one deserves our time more than ourselves.