The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Friday, February 25, 2022

An update on all the updates

I finally got Subversion installed on Belial, the annoying Mac Laptop, not via MacPorts but with Homebrew (suggested by several people, both at work and elsewhere). I did end up installing OpenSSL from source when I coudn't seem to install the headers for development, but then, I'm an old grey beard so I'm used to installing packages from source (I have both OpenSSL and LibreSSL installed on my home development system for example, but the less said about that, the better). But I get to keep the old Mac laptop around, just in case.

The new Mac laptop just doesn't quite feel like a Mac. I'm not sure what it is, but it just feels a bit … off, as a Mac. I'm not sure if it's the corporate big brother software installed on it, the gratuitous changes Apple has done to the UI, or the other subtle changes that have been done over the years, but it just doesn't have that … fun feeling it did back in 2005 when I started using Macs. I'm finding it hard to articulate why I feel this way. At least the updates don't require a reboot.

Satan, the useless Windows Laptop has been packaged up, the mailing label slapped on the box, and tomorrow it will be dropped off so that FedEx can send Satan back to whence it came.


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