decafbad recaffeinated

a lightweight meme stream from a lazy serial enthusiast

  1. Sunday, February 10, 2008

    1. keep that time machine working

      The bad part about keeping a Tinderbox blog: Restoring from a 2-week-old backup results in 2 weeks worth of published entries evaporating. Of course, that's not specific to Tinderbox.

      Remember to backup regularly. And, when Time Machine tells you that it's not been able to backup for 10 days? Investigate why and get it working again.

  2. Friday, February 15, 2008

    1. time machine is letting me down

      I installed Mac OS X Leopard back in November, and up until the end of January I'd been getting reliable backups from Time Machine. At that point, for some reason, it stopped working silently and I found out about it with a message dialog 10 days later. Coincidentally, shortly thereafter I needed to completely restore from backup. So, 10 days in the past was better than nothing, and that restore worked.

      Since then, though, I can't seem to get Time Machine working again after the restore. I've tried via AFP network share, I've tried with a drive hooked straight up to the machine, I've wiped all existing backups and tried starting with a fresh drive—basically I feel like I've tried every combination afforded by the black box, and it always seems to fail partway through.

      Today, this is the cherry on top:

  3. Saturday, February 16, 2008

    1. time machine is just screwing with me now

      Yeah, it's just making shit up at this point:

  4. Friday, February 29, 2008

    1. looking forward to iron man

      ...and it looks like the folks at Gizmodo are, too:

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