True Story: SPARCstation Warning

When I was at university (Aston, in Birmingham) we had a lab of Sun SPARCstations. Not great by modern standards, but powerful machines at the time. I’m guessing their OS, Solaris, didn’t take well to losing power without being properly shut down, because there were warning notices on the wall telling us all that switching […]

A Fresh Install of macOS Sierra

I’ve just finished reinstalling my Mac, completely wiping the drive and starting again. This is just a bit about why, how, and how it turned out. Why? Well, it had been getting a bit crashy recently, for one thing. Sometimes it just didn’t want to come back from sleep mode (I know the feeling), and […]