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A few months ago, when Mac OS X Lion came out, I tried installing it on the Mac Mini in the living room. It failed. Miserably. After a couple of hours of trying different things (including making a bootable USB installation disk) I gave up, since it had thankfully not horked the Snow Leopard install. Life went on.
I had hoped that a newer release might have fix the issue, which was apparently related to having the internal disks in a RAID set. The symptom is that Lion would boot and get stuck with a rolling candy bar. With 10.7.2, I still had issues. I went brave and decided to nuke the internal drives (which required some diskutil CLI love in the form of having eraseDisk go on both internal drives for a few minutes, enough to remove the RAID metadata). Progress ensued.
But then got the cryptic, unhelpful, and decidedly generic “There was a problem installing Mac OS X. Try reinstalling” message.
Oh well, nothing the Googletron couldn’t take care of.
And so another Lion cub is roaming the house, stuck in the living room, restoring entertainment media.
A couple of weeks ago the Mac App Store featured a calendar app I had not seen before: BusyCal. It’s the gorgeous, customizable and very usable desktop calendar that iCal should have always been. Highly recommended.
Diego put it this way:
epic, must read
Safari 5 Reader it’s the shitznutz! I love it.
Priceless and sadly, often accurate:
Too much vision of execution and not enough execution of the vision.
I also have one from Compaq.
Ben Horowitz, one my most admired, all-time management masters, has started writing at Marc’s blog (he also wrote a piece for The Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital publication). The ATD piece was interesting in that it brought back a lot of memories about Loudcloud and the events that transpired back then. I am definitely looking forward to more of his posts.
Update: Now, his own blog!