Time Machine FAIL

May 16, 2009

So, today I wasn’t really doing anything, so I thought that it would be a good idea to restore my hard drive, and then put everything back on with Apple’s Time Machine. If you’re wondering why I would erase everything just to put it back on again, It’s because Apple’s Disk Utility won’t let me erase the Linux partition that I don’t want anymore, nor would it erase my hard drive! To do that, I had to put in the restore disk and do it, from there!!

So I did that and then it started installing OS X so I went downstairs and when I came up about an hour later it was finished, so I proceeded through the installation, and it asked if I wanted to restore from a backup from Time Machine and I clicked yes. This is where everything starts to suck.

When I selected my network SSID, which was AirPort Exteme, it took about 25 minutes to find out that there was a hard drive connected to it. Then, it was doing something processing, and that took about an hour! Then it, for some reason, separated the backup into four parts, Files and Folders, Applications, Nick Silvestri, and Network. I, wanting to restore everything, selected all four. I was going to press continue, but it wouldn’t let me, because it had to finish calculating how much space all of the four things took up. That sounds reasonable right? Wrong. It took an hour and a half.

So then I pushed continue and then it started transferring my files, which the “estimated time” was six hours. At first I thought that was ridiculous, but then I realized that 140GB was a lot to transfer, especially wirelessly. It didn’t take six hours, it took seven! You might think, “eh, what’s another hour?” I could have watched an episode of LOST in an hour!!

You would think it ends there, but it doesn’t! After it booted up, I opened iTunes, and then this message came up:

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Random Things

May 3, 2009

I haven’t updated this in a month, so I decided to force myself to write a new post! I’ll just write random things that have happened to me in the last month. I’m going to use proper grammar, too!

  • I went to Florida for a school trip. It was fun!
  • Oh yeah, it was my birthday on April 5th. I was going to do a “jump for joy” post like I used to do for other people’s birthdays, but I didn’t! It would be too conceded of me.
  • I finally found what the original song of “Bella’s Lullaby” is. I was looking for it before but then I forgot about it. Then, randomly, and today actually, I found out it is called “River Flows in You” by Yiruma. [iTunes link]
  • I found out that we have to make a fifteen minute presentation in band. Band! I really don’t want to do it!
  • I bought a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter for my MacBook so I can hook it up to our TV.
  • I downloaded Tweetie for Mac and I love it!
  • I got a free Puma shirt online!
  • I lost my glasses!! I haven’t a clue where they are! The worst part of it is, now I can’t easily text message in school because I would always hide my phone in my glasses case, which worked out perfectly! Oh yeah, and I can’t see, but whatever, right?
  • Oh yeah! It’s my one year anniversary of this blog! At least, it was. I think that deserves a jump for joy, right?