Today's downtime brought to you by OS X and myself.
lemonodor is hosted on my old G4, which sits in my office. That machine has been running OS X for the last month or so.
A while ago I went through a flurry of OS X hacking. I installed fink and xdarwin. I moved the Users and Applications directories off the too-small root partition. Some of the things I did were wise and carefully considered. Others were rash. And messy.
Anyway, eventually I noticed that Netinfo Manager refused to run. I became worried about progressive, insidious corruption. I decided to nip it in the bud; it was time to back up my stuff and reinstall the operating system.
Fast forward past the new LaCie CD-RW drive catching fire when I plugged it in.
So far it works.
The most important lessons I am taking away from this experience are
I'm pretty sure that if Netinfo Manager stops working again, well, at this point I would just pretend I didn't notice.
P.S. Rainer Joswig found a driver for my Epson Stylus Photo 750 on an Epson France FTP server. I owe him one.Posted by jjwiseman at February 24, 2002 01:12 AM