Blog about inconsequential things

Upgrade 2006 MacPro1,1 to Mavericks

After Apple dropped support for the first MacPro models I got seriously disillusioned with the company. After all I had plunked down a bundle back in 2006 to purchase an upgradable desktop computer.

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Guilty as charged

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RESETTING THE PASSWORD

"Sorry, your password has been in use for 30 days and has expired - you must register a new one."
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Fallacies of Distributed Computing

This is something I have to do with on a daily basis. The list sounds silly, but is spot on:

  1. The network is reliable.
  2. Latency is zero.
  3. Bandwidth is infinite.
  4. The network is secure.
  5. Topology doesn't change.
  6. There is one administrator.
  7. Transport cost is zero.
  8. The network is homogeneous.

usually we are affected by all of them

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