By nightflameblue (Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 08:40:56 AM EST) (all tags)
Alt-title: selfpwnt

Note to self: Hard reset on a Mac means all USB devices are reassigned different IDs.

Mrs. NFB shall be thanked for her support during this my time of need.

I shall be docked twelve self-credits on the scale of revolving smartiez. Essentially, it boils down to me looking for a complicated solution to a very, very simple problem. Too many years around computers has taught me to always look for the complicated solution. I fail it. My Mac does not.

Carry on, nothing to see here.

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Macs. Heh. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 08:55:04 AM EST
Things are usually easy to do, or otherwise insanely difficult. Unless you've spent lots of time at the command line.

Windows users go nuts looking for the complicated Windows-style fix only to find that a simple command line invocation fixes it.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

*whew* by ana (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 09:28:43 AM EST
That is all.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

Heh by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 10:22:20 AM EST
I once spent an hour trying to get to Macintosh X-serves to talk to each other.  Went digging around in menus and all other areas.  Turns out it was a simple menu item on Finder.

I chalk it up to too many years of Windows.  :-)


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Likely. by nightflameblue (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 10:41:26 AM EST
Or my, what, fifteen years or l00nix adminning? Things aren't simple on either of those systems. The simplicity of the Mac was its original appeal to me, but when things go wrong, I always fall back to the old patterns of looking for the complication.

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