Can I be a self-respecting liberal and still love David Brooks? A piece well worth reading, with lots of stuff I wish I’d put in my last blog entry.
There has been a trend in recent years (thank God) toward kids’ movies that adults will enjoy. “Where the Wild Things Are” seems to have brought this trend to its ultimate conclusion: a kids’ movie that adults enjoy and kids don’t like.
We saw it last night. Claudia and I loved it, but Sydney (11) and Ben (16) didn’t. Rainer (13) said she did, but I’m not sure… Continue reading “Where the Wild Things Are”
So my stepson Walker has a PowerBook G4 that he got from his dad, which stopped booting up. It would get maybe a third of the way through the progress bar labeled something like “Mac OS X” and then it would go to a blue screen (light blue, not BSOD-colored) and hang.
My son Ben discovered that you could boot in single-user mode (holding down apple-S while booting) and repair the disk with “fsck -fy” (perhaps several times), and then rebooting would work. In fact, rebooting turned out to be fine in general, the problem only happened when you powered the thing down. Continue reading “Weird problem with PowerBook G4”