calibre is not exactly the program that will win a beauty contest, but functionally it is ok.
I recently reactivated my backup Mac Mini as a server; for convenience, I installed the OS X Server package.
In multi-screen setups, for example a laptop with an external monitor, OS X prefers the laptop screen, which makes things a bit weird when using mainly the big screen, especially when having to confirm message boxes in the other screen.
While working on my GNU ARM Eclipse plug-ins, I ran into a nasty problem, out of the blue the Eclipse used for tests started to behave strangely, refusing to load a class responsible for depicting some debug views.
One of the first questions I had when evaluating iBooks, was “How do I get my PDFs back from iBooks, if needed?”. The answer is pretty simple, and very Apple like: “You just drag them from iBooks to your folder of choice”.
It was one of those moment when many things went wrong and the only way out was to restore the entire Mac from the Time Machine backup. But, before starting the process, I ran a file system check and… surprise, the file system was broken and repairs were needed. Several hours later the file system was repaired, the install performed and the machine was up and running without any (visible) problems. But the lesson was learned: Time Machine is great, but disks need some attention.
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