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[May. 11th, 2017|06:49 am]
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Arrrrggghhhh and, maybe, victory?

My laptop has been very very flaky, and a week at the Apple shop didn't help. It worked fine on my trip, but as soon as i was home, the flaky began again. Why my wifi should trigger crashes when multiple airport, plus hotel, plus friend's wifi didn't remains a mystery. Indeed, despite the correlation, i don't have confidence that that is directly the cause.

One day -- i think it was yesterday, but it feels like it was Monday -- i was able to keep the system up for a full backup. Then, while poking at something it began crashing moments after logging in again. Eventually, with a "safe boot" i began installing the latest operating system, which was fraught with strange stops and starts. I finally completed the install this morning, and it hasn't crashed since -- although i remain dubious.

Another snafu occurred with apple accounts -- that resolved.

--== ∞ ==--

Well, it's been some hours now -- i read an eBook last night without incident. I haven't yet run email because i am someone who does not keep her email archive in the cloud and i worry about loosing some of the messages. Here we go!

Smith, Kristine. Code of Conduct. The Jani Kilian Chronicles 1. BookView Café, 2015. http://www.kristine-smith.com/index.php/books/jani-kilian-books/.

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[User Picture]From: tx_cronopio
2017-05-11 02:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear. If it works everywhere else, yeah, I'm with you, I think there's a problem with your home connection or router. How old is the router?

(Listen to me--- you know way more about this stuff than I ever have, sorry.)
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2017-05-12 11:04 am (UTC)
It's a year old -- new home, new ISP -- i've upgraded the operating system and so far everything's been stable.

The complexities of computers -- with so many things happening at remote servers -- makes it incredibly hard to debug interactions. In tracing down bugs for customers we've found so many weird edge cases.... We have a fast connection here that i wouldn't have had in hotels, etc -- perhaps that was why it didn't happen elsewhere?

But again, fingers crossed,no crash since the upgrade.
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