Daily Archives:May 1st, 2005

It was the worst of times, it was the best of times

The following is an account of my experiences upgrading my Powerbook to the new “Tiger” version of Mac OS X – a long spiel which is probably of very little interest to anybody not likely to be doing the same thing… and probably not of much interest to them!

This turned out to be a very long post and only suitable for those with great stamina, so I’ve moved it into the Comments. Summary for the rest of you: Buy an external firewire drive if you don’t have one, do a complete bootable backup onto it before starting. Then reboot with a system CD and use Disk Utility to verify/repair your disk. Then do the install. Then reboot with the Tiger DVD and ‘Repair permissions’. That’s my recommendation, anyway, and you can read the rest if you want to know the reasoning.

Who Should You Vote For?

Who Should You Vote For? is a site that I think all UK voters should at least try. It asks for your views on various key subjects and tells you how they match up with the views of the various parties. I was certainly surprised by the results it came up with for me, but I could see the logic behind them.

It has two major problems, from my point of view.

  • It doesn’t ask you to rate your view of the competency/reliability/desirability of the individuals involved in any given party. I think this is important.
  • It should be called ‘For whom should you vote?’ 🙂

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