You really don’t make things the way you used to.
I tried to install Catalina on my MacBook Pro but I got a message telling me there was not enough space and got stuck in a restart loop after that. I found some suggestions on how to resolve this on the web (apparently it is a common problem). I had to wipe my drive and re-install everything from the Time Machine backup. Then I erased some (backed-up) stuff and tried re-installing Catalina again. That took me an entire evening!
And that’s only the first computer… I also have an iMac to update.
Then I kept getting an alert message saying to “Update AppleID Settings” again and again despite me updating the said settings! I tried a few remedies found on the web (apparently I am not alone with that problem) but only turning iCloud off, restarting and resigning in, worked. (Same problem with the iMac!)
And that’s without saying that there’s now so much security and passwords that it’s hard to get anything done!
And with Catalina I am losing Microsoft Office (and a few other older utilities, mostly for video conversion) that were never updated to 64-bit. I will have to get used to LibreOffice…
All in all, I wasted nearly two days with this installation… Very disappointed !
That’s all f***ing annoying !
At the same time I keep having wi-fi problems. Apparently I have too many devices using the wi-fi (about seventeen) and some of the Nest Cam don’t work most of the time. I also need to reset the Home Hub 3000 once in a while. I tried adding four of Bell wi-fi pods but it didn’t really improve anything… A tech at Bell suggested to also increase internet speed (strangely, at Bell, their solution is always to PAY MORE money). So I went from 300 to 500 Mbit/s but it didn’t change a thing. No improvement at all. Now I am considering going to 1 Gbit/s. We’ll see if it improves anything.
On the positive side, I am quite happy with my iPhone 11 Pro. I don’t use much the phone. For me it is mostly a universal internet device (like Star Trek’s tricorder) and an excellent camera. I am really satisfied with this new camera. If it wasn’t for the zoom I don’t think I would use my Nikon anymore… (yet again, the iPhone zoom pretty well but there is too much quality loss…)
Now that I made my civic duty and voted by anticipation in the Federal Elections, I can go back to solving computer problems (and hopefully, before the end of the day, be able to resume writing book comments — which is, after all, the main purpose of this blog !)…
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