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No Milkshake for me

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Everything started so well: uni, gym, dinner, me being able to remove myself from the kitchen – despite a cool documentary on a couple selling insect snacks on the streets of Bangkok being on – and heading for the photo-lab to continue working on my huge enlargement project. Which in turn meant that it became a late night as exposure times alone on enlargements of this scale are pretty much eternal.

When cleaning up I started having that urge which gets hold of me once or twice a year. Pink, sweet, synthetic. I wanted a strawberry milkshake. With two fast food temples being pretty much on my way back home, I was optimistic to get that treat for myself. But friggin’ both of them had decided to turn off their milkshake machine after two. Arrrgh!

Extra grumpiness to Apple because the POS MacBook preferred to just turn itself off when the battery ran out while I was away. Rather than going to sleep as it is supposed to. As I had this problem in each of my two MacBooks and their four batteries so far, it starts looking more like poor design rather than a battery glitch, say. Poor design which destroys data, no less. And then I had to wait more than ten minutes before the system was up again with all my applications running. Arrrrgh!

March 1, 2008, 3:22


Comment by Carl: User icon

Hmm, I haven’t had that problem with my MB. (I have had hella top case cracking though.) Maybe you have some app in the background that prevents sleep?

March 2, 2008, 0:15

Comment by ssp: User icon

Err, so what?

When the battery runs out, the machine should put itself to sleep gracefully. It certainly is supposed to do that by design. But somehow the hardware and OS are so bad at judging the remaining battery charge that the machine can die before having shut down properly.

March 2, 2008, 1:34

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