I’ve been spending a lot of time lately working on a 2018 budget which has been a cool experience because I haven’t ever done a year long budget before. This process has also made me start to think about making a time budget too. I need to be more disciplined about side projects.

Going back and looking at Palm’s demise still makes me sad. I remember wanting a Pre so bad when I was on Verizon stuck with Blackberry or Android. If they had the resources, they might have been able to give Apple a true run for their money.

Watching these two react to Rush’s YYZ is so great. I don’t remember the first time I heard the song, but I bet I was equally as impressed. It really is a masterpiece.

Went into recovery mode and noticed that several weird volumes were taking up all the space on my Mac that I thought should be available. The First Aid tool said the disk looked fine but when I rebooted into macOS the disk had 40 gigs of free space and the computer was snappy.

It’s extremely frustrating the amount of misinformation going around about the iPhone battery problem. I don’t think Apple handled the situation correctly and should have let users know that a degrading battery causes slower performance.

So many questions. What is wheel? Why is it System and not me? How is there 156 MB available but only 207 GBs on the disk? Why didn’t I have permissions to save a screenshot?

MacBook Pro Woes

My personal MacBook Pro is a disaster at the moment, and I think it is because of iCloud Drive. I was trying to update Xcode and my OS at the same time and it said it ran out of disk space. I figured that was a possibility considering my 256 SSD is always fairly full. I deleted a 30 gig encrypted iPhone backup and it still thinks there isn’t enough space. I have done a few reboots and keep having the same result.

I got a pop up this morning when trying to figure out what was going on saying iCloud Drive might not be working right. When I clicked to open the preference pane, it looks like all iCloud services somehow got turned off. Problem is with my Mac so low on space, it is running glacier slow so I’ll have to see if I can fix it tonight.

I like the conveniences iCloud Drive provides me but it looks like if I want to have a reliable Mac experience and that sort of functionality I might have to switch to Dropbox.