Sunday, March 14, 2010

This is a blossom on a plum tree in front of my folks place. It looks like spring has come to Oregon. Today started out damp and cool but the sun eventually came out. It has been a good family visit and I head back north tomorrow. Today was spent just running around with my sister and her family to Albany and some shops around Corvallis ending with a seafood dinner. I made what turned out to be a delicious mushroom risotto, steamer clams, grilled shrimp, and some poached cod. I rarely get fresh seafood so this was a real treat. It has been a pretty short visit so there wasn't much time for anything else. Tomorrow, I head back north. The spring weather was a nice break.

The drive in my Macbook Pro died again. This is the 256 GB SSD. It seems like it fills up to a certain point the becomes unreadable. I can restore it from my Time Machine backup once I get back to my office

Tuesday afternoon - Time Machine restore worked once again. It has been quite a while since the last time the drive "died". I deleted about 10 GB of stuff off of the drive and all seems to be fine once again. Fortunately, I didn't lose anything significant. Anything that I am actively working on I keep in DropBox so it is automatically pushed to "the cloud" to sync my other computers. I had suspected that I was going to start having problems due to the machines recent behavior. Normally, the boot process only takes about 12 seconds and lately, it has been over double that. I have had a couple of "grey screens" telling me to reboot but thought that that may have been caused by a memory leak in the 3.00 version of Aperture trial that I recently installed.

5 comments:

Unknown said...

Richard:

spring has nearly sprung down here. It was great for you to visit with family and friends away from the cold white north.

I thought Mac books were reliable. Perhaps there is an upgrade to stop the memory overflow but what do I know, you are the computer Guru

bob
bobskoot: wet coast scootin

RichardM said...

MacBooks are pretty reliable. I have been experimenting with a solid state drive (I can't recommend this Super Talent 256 GB model) in place of the stock spinning drive. The SSD has had issues in the past.

irondad said...

Dang! I got behind in blog reading and just now found out you were in Corvallis this weekend. I live 13 miles from there!! What a pity, but I know you were rushed.

Unknown said...

Mr Irondad: via: Richard

. . . and Richard was running errands in Albany in the afternoon

bob
bobskoot: wet coast scootin

RichardM said...

I figured I was coming down again in July for a reunion in Portland, Da Vinci Days at OSU, and maybe even time for the BMW MOA rally in Redmond. I'm still trying to figure out a way to ride the bike down but that may not be in the cards.

Richard