I HATE APPLE

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First off, let me say that I've been a Mac user for years. But lately I've been incredibly disappointed with their service.

I won't bore you with a number of issues with tech support from both Apple Stores and the telephone support during a recent Xserv purchase for my company.

Now I have an iPod issue. I've had the iPod for eight months & the LCD screen suddenly stopped working. I brought it into my local Mac reseller & they thought they could put a new LCD screen in. Turns out they didn't have a 4th generation screen. So they charged me $25 to waste my time.

So they tell me to go online & register to send it in to Mac for repair. The online site leads me through about 15 pages before it tells me "can't verify serial number". I try again. No luck.

The site gives me a number to call for tech support. I ended up speaking to a woman who could speak very little english, but I beared with it. She told me my warranty was expired, that it was a six-month warranty (which is bullshit) and tried to sell me a two-year Apple Care plan. I said no, the warranty is one year and I didn't want Apple Care.

So then she tells me, yes, it's a one-year plan for online support, not for phone support. I didn't see anything about that in the warranty, and I told her the only reason I was calling was because the website didn't work. So she told me she could have it sent in for repair, but it would cost $30 for shipping & handling. I said that was fine. She again went into sales pitch about Apple Care which I said I had no interest in.

She then put me on hold for 10 more minutes (after originally being on hold twice that long) to "check" something. She then started to process the claim & told me a box would be sent to my house in 48 hours & I gave her my address. She then said she was having an issue with the serial number in the computer & that she would have to get back to me and hung up. She never took my phone number.

I then called back to try to speak with someone slightly more competent, waited another 15 minutes & some jackass picks up the phone doing the "pinched-nose-nasal-voice" thing---"Hello, this is Robert, can I start with your first name". I answered him and even spelled it out. His answer--"Hello, this is Robert, can I start with your first name". I repeated it, thinking he might not have heard me. Again he says -"Hello, this is Robert, can I start with your first name". So this time I just hung up on the fucking smart-ass.

So now the wait to see if I ever get the package. Sorry for the rant, but I don't know what the hell is going on with that company & I'm about ready to make "switch" back to PC.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:01 (eighteen years ago) link

http://a.relaunch.focus.de/img/gen/F/V/HBFVO8VgWyC_Pxgen_rc_Ax216,180x216+18+0.jpg

WHAT DID HE EVER DO TO YOU??????????

IRATE MAMA (Dan Perry), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:05 (eighteen years ago) link

ha ha ha!

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:06 (eighteen years ago) link

Gwyn named her kid Apple?

Aaron A., Friday, 4 March 2005 22:07 (eighteen years ago) link

I had just as bad customer service when I called about an issue with my ipod. Plus, as Tom had ranted about on another thread, i found their OS has been going downhill over the last few years. I've been using Mac for about 7 years now and am starting to get really sick of their bullshit. To this day thinking about the awful customer "support" i endured last year makes me so angry i want to sucker punch the next apple employee I see.

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:09 (eighteen years ago) link

TRY CALLING MICROSOFFT FOR SUPPORT THX

cutty (mcutt), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:11 (eighteen years ago) link

pc companies aren't better tho. getting my hp fixed last fall was a nightmore.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:11 (eighteen years ago) link

Gwyn named her kid Apple?

All too true.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:11 (eighteen years ago) link

calling ILX for tech support works like a charm. :)

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:12 (eighteen years ago) link

The OS keeps getting better and better and they fixed our iBook well out of warranty for free, although my brother had some issues getting an LCD panel replaced. I've heard some tales of woe on the support front though. The OS is the best desktop OS by far, though.

Ed (dali), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:15 (eighteen years ago) link

haha i've decided that my next computer (which i have to buy this year) will be a mac because the few times i've dealt with apple tech support they've been nothing but helpful and responsive, which is way more than i can say for the no-name-pc-manufacturer jerkwads i'm dealing with right now.

jbr (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:31 (eighteen years ago) link

xypost: why don't you have any interest in Apple Care? it seems to be what you need.

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:35 (eighteen years ago) link

Maybe he doesn't have $60 to spare?

Fish fingers all in a line (kenan), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:40 (eighteen years ago) link

good, smart jody

adam.r.l. (nordicskilla), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:41 (eighteen years ago) link

I sometimes wonder how Apple make any profit at all. For every computer they sell you, they seem to end up paying for two. The iBook Ed mentions used to be mine, and I was ready to throw it out because half of it wasn't working. It was also outside its guarantee period. But Ed and Suzy managed to get Apple to replace CD drive, keyboard, screen...

Apple replaced my new iBook's motherboard while I was in Japan. That's hundreds of dollars worth, at no charge to me. Of course, it shouldn't have failed within six months in the first place...

Momus (Momus), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:41 (eighteen years ago) link

i also immediately thought of gwentyh paltrow's child. how sad.

Miss Misery (thatgirl), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:42 (eighteen years ago) link

It's like they say, Love the product, hate the service.

ffirehorse (firehorse), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:42 (eighteen years ago) link

how much for ibook battery, 3-4 years old?

adam.r.l. (nordicskilla), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:42 (eighteen years ago) link

I sometimes wonder how Apple make any profit at all.

That's why they charge you double upfront!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:43 (eighteen years ago) link

Best decision I made computer wise was to buy my powerbook at John Lewis .: free two year extended warranty. Extended warranties/apple care are well worth it where laptops are concerned.

Ed (dali), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:43 (eighteen years ago) link

there's always the radio
*makes 'what me worry' gesture*

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:44 (eighteen years ago) link

xypost: why don't you have any interest in Apple Care? it seems to be what you need.

Because I don't believe in a company making you pay for a warantee that should be offered for free upfront. I was under the impression that a one-year warantee meant that if something goes wrong in the first year, they actually fix the thing, not put you on the phone with several douchebags who are trying to sell you additional warantees.

Shit, when the first warantee doesn't seem to work, why would I want to buy another one?

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Friday, 4 March 2005 23:53 (eighteen years ago) link

I had problems with the Apple Store when I tried to order my iPod from them, but when I cancelled the order, they were very good about it. My iBook had one of the faulty logic boards, and they replaced it several times for free, in addition to doing some repairs which were apparently not supposed to be free. So I'm content with them.

But it does sound like you have a problem with your serial number, Jay.

Casuistry (Chris P), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

his problem with the serial number is that he probably never registered the durned thing.

cutty (mcutt), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:06 (eighteen years ago) link

i also had a problem with entering my ipod's serial number on the website. but what happened to me was that i bought a "pre-owned" ipod from the apple store and when the original owner returned it the store, that serial number apparently got, um, voided or something. no matter; i went back to the apple store and the genius bar genius was happy to solve my problem.

jbr (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:16 (eighteen years ago) link

there's nothing more retarded i can think of, business-wise, than how the genius bar was closed for like 2 weeks before christmas this past year. good job, jobs! way to alienate your clientele!

tho when i was waiting there, i did see todd oldham.

hstencil (hstencil), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:20 (eighteen years ago) link

yeah, the genius bar in Seattle closed during Christmas shopping mayhem. Major bummer. I have had nothing but good luck to this point with Apple. They've sent me 3 replacement remotes for my iPod, all at no cost to me, without me proving my others were damaged. Simple online form. Apple Care is essential for any Apple purchase. They recently replaced my iPod with a new one in about 20 minutes time at the Genius bar. Neither the remotes or iPod should have busted in the first place, but they did replace them with ease and very little questioning.

biznotic, Saturday, 5 March 2005 02:10 (eighteen years ago) link

ed OTM, about john lewis's one year warranty extension.

RJG (RJG), Saturday, 5 March 2005 02:36 (eighteen years ago) link

All apple products have a one year warranty and 90 day tech support, pretty standard in the computer industry. You want more, pay for more.

Ed (dali), Saturday, 5 March 2005 06:51 (eighteen years ago) link

I have gotten to the point where I just equate Apple with Audi and Volkswagen, great product, love it when it works, when it breaks, fuck yourself.

TOMBOT, Saturday, 5 March 2005 20:08 (eighteen years ago) link

Try getting your $300 back after paying for a repair they are now refunding everyone for (ibook logic board). Grrr. It pisses me off because at the time of my problems, they acted as if I was the only person encountering such difficulties, in spite of my reading otherwise on the internets. They are now claiming the repair that took them two tries to fix is not in their records.

amandasc, Saturday, 5 March 2005 20:38 (eighteen years ago) link

Most American PC manufacturers include 1 year of tech support.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Saturday, 5 March 2005 22:12 (eighteen years ago) link

As a volkswagen driver with a dodgy fuel pump I feel that analogy.

Ed (dali), Saturday, 5 March 2005 22:21 (eighteen years ago) link

I've been using APPLE computers since 1985 and have never had a problem.

Orbit (Orbit), Sunday, 6 March 2005 21:02 (eighteen years ago) link

Exactly what Orbit said. And what Ed said regarding OSX--it's by far the best desktop OS, and nothing comes close.

My tech experience with Apple has been sensational. A friend called me today to tell me that his mini iPod was replaced in less than five business days, and he also got the new generation mini in place of his old one that had died. No charge.

I've dealt with Dell and Gateway and their CSRs are no better than Apple's. HPs can blow me, they've sucked.

don weiner, Sunday, 6 March 2005 23:22 (eighteen years ago) link

whoever has been using Apples since whenever and loves it can eat a dick.

the desktop I have at work running XP has been up and alive for 2 years with barely any reboots. It does everything I want it to do, does it quickly, and I can navigate painlessly without ever touching the mouse if I feel like it.

I was raised on Apple and my first job was DTP on a Mac, followed by audio editing on a Mac, more DTP, and so on. OS 7+ had more than its share of problems and stupid quirks but the hardware was rock solid and at least its behavior was predictable.

Since getting my latest-edition powerbook I've put it through little more than I ever tried to do with my old OS

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:18 (eighteen years ago) link

Oh weird that post got completely chopped in half.

...OS

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:21 (eighteen years ago) link

Fuck it.
Keeps mistaking the rest of my post for an HTML statement. Now it's lost to the ether. All computers are stupid and worthless, except that old LC & Quadra we had running 6.0.7 - 7.7, those were pretty stable builds as I recall.

My old Quadra used to have a TV Tuner in it and be able to do image captures from live cable broadcasts, then I could import them into my cheap, incredibly easy to use paint program and do whatever with them. I believe it cost approximately half of what my laptop did! My laptop lets me chat and surf the internet. And rip CDs.

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:25 (eighteen years ago) link

HALCYON DAYS
http://oit.uta.edu/desktop/energystar/mac_files/OS_7_Control_Panels.JPG

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:49 (eighteen years ago) link

In case anyone is wondering what this is all about, I have had "issues" with my laptop since purchasing it (A YEAR AGO, THINGS THAT COST $2000 SHOULDN'T DIE IN A YEAR), mainly that if I put it to sleep via either apple menu->sleep or by shutting the cover, I've got no better than a 50-50 chance the fucker will wake up again.

Well today it decided it wasn't going to wake up again, ever, as I'm being greeted with a totally white screen.

What's funny is that like doing searches on my own to try to figure out wtf this computer is doing right now (I mean not even the sad face x-eye Mac or the question mark Mac! NOTHING AT ALL! WHITE SCREEN! I know how to handle the other things!), everyone who is reporting similar issues to me is like bitching about how they have all this important blah blah blah they were doing with the Mac prior hand. Is it that no one who has this failure who is only using their Mac for chat, porn, and MP3s can be bothered to get in on the discussions, or is it because they don't die if that's all you use it for? Because yeah, it seems like my sleep problem increases tenfold whenever I've been using my iBook more for writing or photo work. If all I've done on the damn thing is use iChat for two weeks, no problems whatsoever with starting it up, back when it, uh, started up.

What does this imply??? Is there like some inherent instability in the majority of the "native" programs that come bundled with OSX or is this just really fucked up coincidence?

Also it seems that this particular issue with the iBook G3 was so bad they threw the whole "your warranty is expired, give us $500" shenanigans out the window, and searching on this same issue with "Powerbook" has not given me the same results--ARE IBOOKS PIECES OF SHIT? wtf?

Allyzay, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:59 (eighteen years ago) link

As an aside, I noted that my computer was purchased a year ago, actually a year and 3 weeks, making it out of warranty now. Every. Single. Computer. I. Have. Ever. Owned.* Has. Done. This. Do they design computers to die at warranty, in general? Because it is not just me who has reported this ridiculous situation going on, and I'm starting to think that if this is going to be the case, wasting my money on a pricey computer with only a single year warranty is not worth the hassle, since all other brands have 3-4 year standard warranties, so at least I'll get 3 years out of it, instead of 1, before this message will self-destruct.

*with the exception of my ancient PowerMac that I had when I was 14-15-16, which only died because my sister is a dick.

I am pretty close to deciding to become the female Punisher, except murdering computer firms, instead of bad guys.

Allyzay, Monday, 14 March 2005 18:02 (eighteen years ago) link

although the best customer service story I have ever been witness to was in an Apple store, when our friend J0sh had a bunch of seemingly sensible questions about using X type of Mac as a server, they made sense to the rest of us, and the sales guy just blurted at him "YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT"

And then kind of ran away????

That was pretty funny.

Allyzay, Monday, 14 March 2005 18:10 (eighteen years ago) link

I have a friend who just got a job repairing computers at Tekserve. He just started last week so I'm leery about hitting him up for favors, but the hitting up will be happening, oh yes it will. I would be happy to serve as an intermediate hitter-upper for your computer, Ally.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:24 (eighteen years ago) link

I used to get the sleeping-no-wakey-wakey problem when I was using the last Photoshop build (pre-CS or whatever the newest is called) fairly heavily, but it fixed itself at some point. I have no idea what was going on or how/why it stopped happening.

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:41 (eighteen years ago) link

we just set up a netgear router modem! YfriggingAfriggingY!

nathalie barefoot in the head (stevie nixed), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:46 (eighteen years ago) link

I am looking over the system 7 window I posted up above and trying to figure out what they've improved since then! Help!

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 18:47 (eighteen years ago) link

The graphics. If you have to ask, you're obv. a Windows person.

sunburned and snowblind (kenan), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:49 (eighteen years ago) link

graphics?

RJG (RJG), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:50 (eighteen years ago) link

trying to be the first to hang up a call / leave a zoom meeting is one of the great anxieties of modern life

, Wednesday, 31 January 2024 22:01 (three weeks ago) link

have you considered not breathing weird

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 1 February 2024 01:28 (three weeks ago) link

i just don’t breathe for a few seconds, it’s fine

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 1 February 2024 07:57 (three weeks ago) link

I’ll give that a try

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 1 February 2024 12:04 (three weeks ago) link

ahhh apparently you can hit the side button to end a Facetime Audio call! basically the place where your thumb is resting if you're right-handed.

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 1 February 2024 13:53 (three weeks ago) link

imagine doing that and it doesn't work

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 1 February 2024 13:53 (three weeks ago) link

lol
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GFQ-YLNbwAA_Qsg?format=jpg&name=large

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 February 2024 17:14 (three weeks ago) link

Douche chills

calstars, Thursday, 1 February 2024 17:23 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/FTrG7TC.jpg

Apple has had some questionable phone wallpaper in the past but this one for the 15 series may be the worst ever

calstars, Friday, 16 February 2024 19:57 (one week ago) link

Finally the time has come to buy a new laptop. Old one was 15”, flipping a coin between 14” and 16” now

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 20 February 2024 14:26 (five days ago) link

Get the 14 - I got the 16 and the bulk is pointless

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 20 February 2024 23:26 (five days ago) link

insanity. bigger is better (when it comes to screens.)

default damager (lukas), Tuesday, 20 February 2024 23:39 (five days ago) link

admittedly my 16 is rarely carried beyond my couch

default damager (lukas), Tuesday, 20 February 2024 23:40 (five days ago) link

This is kind of like a vim versus emacs debate, isn’t it

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 20 February 2024 23:47 (five days ago) link

I’ve used both. Going from the 15 to the 14 you’ll notice the deficit right away. The 16 will seem luxurious. Comes down to how much you can spend I guess

calstars, Wednesday, 21 February 2024 01:04 (four days ago) link

Get a 14 and use the leftover money to get a 27 external monitor.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 21 February 2024 03:13 (four days ago) link

Depending on how old your 15 is, the 14 might have more pixels and may be less than 1” smaller.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 05:02 (four days ago) link

I went from a 15 intel MBP to a 14 M1 MBP. Default res on the 14 is 1512 x 982 which is less, but if I need the space I can switch to 1800 x 1169.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 21 February 2024 08:38 (four days ago) link

I switched from 2014 15” MBP to 2022 13” MBA and I slightly regret the loss of screen real estate. Keep switching between the default scaling and one size up, lamenting my ageing eyes. It weighs nothing, slips into several bags the old one didn’t and is otherwise great; I had a budget and a refurb 16/512 13-inch was the sweet spot.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 21 February 2024 09:04 (four days ago) link

for work i have a 13” air. i travel with it a lot eg take it into the office, take it on trips etc, and when i’m in the office i’m always plugging into a monitor anyway. if i had more space at home i’d be plugging it into a monitor there too. it’s fine and i like how light it is.

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 20:45 (four days ago) link

I went from a 15 MBP to the 15 MBA and it’s been fine. I’m so used to 15 that anything else just doesn’t feel right

calstars, Wednesday, 21 February 2024 21:46 (four days ago) link

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/apple-sports/id6446788829

Anyone try this new Sports app

calstars, Wednesday, 21 February 2024 22:13 (four days ago) link

I just want a new SE (with thumbprint haptic button i/o facelock), maybe w/ 2 cameras lol.

Like I'd pay the same price for one as whatever the giant iPhone 26 phablet costs for a refresh.

(Sorry for not wanting AR/VR goggles, like the mom* next to me at swim class last week who couldn't tell her daughter was 5 feet away from her screaming to get her attention for almost a full minute.)

*harbor to guess an Apple employee as she was of advanced age and similarly old-adjacent as myself in every other facet of her essence.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 22:22 (four days ago) link

I basically only use my laptop screen when I’m travelling. And when I’m travelling it’s more important that it’s small and light than I have a lot of screen. When I’m not travelling I don’t care how big the screen is because I’m using a monitor. So I’ve always had 13” machines for as long as they’ve made them. I’m intrigued by the 15” MBA but apparently it’s not selling very well which is surprising to me.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 22:54 (four days ago) link

Yeah

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 23:04 (four days ago) link

I basically only use my laptop screen when I’m travelling. And when I’m travelling it’s more important that it’s small and light than I have a lot of screen. When I’m not travelling I don’t care how big the screen is because I’m using a monitor. So I’ve always had 13” machines for as long as they’ve made them. I’m intrigued by the 15” MBA but apparently it’s not selling very well which is surprising to me.

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, February 21, 2024 3:54 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

^^^same

gbx, Thursday, 22 February 2024 02:50 (three days ago) link

The 16" came from work (what a fight it was to requisition instead of a flaky Dell turd) but for flights I cracked and bought a used iPad Pro 11 and "magic" keyboard case. A pretty workable setup - but I would guess, possibly heavier than a MBA 13!

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 22 February 2024 06:04 (three days ago) link

I bought a 4th gen iPad Air + Logitech Folio Touch off eBay last summer (post-GCSEs gift for the kid) and that's pretty much exactly the same weight as an MBA 13.

With the 15->13 switch, it's not really been photo or video editing (or even watching films) where I've felt any lack, but the default (fractional) window/text scaling seems a bit fatiguing. And if I step up to the integer scaling, I do feel like I've been directed towards the Large Print aisle in the bookstore (even though that's probably what the old 15 looks like). It's fine really.
(Using a cheap 24" 1920x1080 narrow-colour-gamut monitor for work, in a back bedroom with poor ambient lighting, for four years has likely been the source of more eye strain than shrinking the MacBook display).

Michael Jones, Thursday, 22 February 2024 11:23 (three days ago) link

Yah, after some time paging through what gets posted to /r/macsetups/ I realized that my office lighting is straight-up terrible. The ghost of Steve Jobs is sneering contemptuously at me for the aesthetically adverse conditions

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 22 February 2024 12:03 (three days ago) link

I’ve had the 13/14 and 16 over the last 5 years and my wife has the 15… my personal preference is that I found the 16 a little too large for day-to-day but sometime the extra size was handy. The issue wuth both the 15 and 13 is that the screen is not as good as the Mini-LED, and the power is a bit less than I needed for work, but would be fine for light stuff - but they are nice and portable.

So, that leaves the 14 which I am very happy with.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 22 February 2024 13:05 (three days ago) link

For another £170ish I could've got a refurb late-2021 M1Pro MBP 14" (16/512), which doesn't seem like much for an obviously better machine with lots of extra ports but going fan-less was a key requirement. Though from what I've heard, the fans barely kick in on the M-series Pros even under substantial load.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 22 February 2024 15:15 (three days ago) link

Fans are my bête noire.

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 February 2024 16:34 (three days ago) link

Oof, seems Apple are now doing 25% off some of the refurb 2021 M1 Pro machines (nothing currently in stock in UK, mind), which pretty much wipes out that price difference above (8/10/16/512 M1P MBP14 vs 8/8/16/512 M2 MBA13). Oh well: fans and an extra 400g, right?

Michael Jones, Thursday, 22 February 2024 17:27 (three days ago) link

I’ve only ever had the fans kick off on my

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 22 February 2024 22:31 (three days ago) link

(oops)

…14 inch when something stupid like a few node processes will running lots of dev tasks have got stuck in an inifinite loop or something, otherwise the fans never spin up.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 22 February 2024 22:32 (three days ago) link

Kick Out the Fans

calstars, Thursday, 22 February 2024 22:35 (three days ago) link

lol

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 February 2024 22:53 (three days ago) link

Now I am having a weird thing about the Apple ID server wanting me to enter password in order to connect to iCloud except it doesn't work.

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 February 2024 22:54 (three days ago) link

An unknown error occurred.

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 February 2024 22:55 (three days ago) link

Systems settings is actually hanging.

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 February 2024 22:57 (three days ago) link

maybe some wifi issue

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 February 2024 23:03 (three days ago) link

Other things seem to be using my Apple ID fine.

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 February 2024 23:05 (three days ago) link

Definitely a wifi thing, reset and now it's fine.

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 February 2024 23:16 (three days ago) link

D'oh!

The Ginger Bakersfield Sound (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 February 2024 23:16 (three days ago) link

Don't think I have ever heard the fans on my 16 M1 Pro - maybe doing something emulated once?
For desk comfort I strongly recommend a cheaper Dell 27" 4K display - the clarity and desktop room are fantastic. The 4K is essential I think, it all looks razor sharp. I run mine in portrait orientation because I'm the kind of psycho who used a monochrome Portrait Display with a Mac IIsi back in the early 90s.

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 23 February 2024 00:18 (two days ago) link


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