A couple of weeks ago my MacBook battery started to drain heavily when the computer was in sleep (standby) mode. This was really troubling – and while I was still getting a decent enough run on a full charge, a “Service Battery” notice also appeared on the power menu.
The fix? A reset of the System Management Controller:
In some cases, resetting the SMC may be the only correct method to resolve the issue, however, an SMC reset should only be attempted after all other standard troubleshooting has been performed.
From Apple support site, Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)
That didn’t remove the notice from the power menu, but the battery draining issue is gone.
And so many questions.
It’s been a week since the “Flotilla” events.
I can’t remember when news, any news, perturbed me so much.
Not because of what happened, but because of why, and how.
How did it get to be this way?
Why do I believe one side or the other?
Is there a truth?
With so much hate and violence, can it ever end?
And how can you not lose hope?
I don’t know.
When I talk about this conflict, I often say I feel or I believe.
But I don’t like to talk about it because I don’t know.
I started reading about history this week, frantically. Maybe this will help.
If anybody has answers, please, share.
If you’re into either drumming or music recording, check out this great series of drum mics shootout by my brother Kobi. Watch on YouTube for the HD versions
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I’m doing a short talk about right to left language support in WordPress themes and plugins this Saturday, at WordCamp SF 2010.
See you there!
Fring just announced their client now support Skype video calls on symbian mobile phones.
If you have an always-on computer at home (and a webcam), you can set up a Skype client on an auto-answer and auto-video mode.
To check out what’s going at home, just initiate a Skype video call.Â Pretty neat!
If you’re using Growl and have more than one monitor, here’s how to make the notifications appear on your secondary display:
- System Preferences->Growl
- Display Options
- Screen: 1 (or 2 or 3 etc…) – 0 is for your primary monitor.
Here’s how to set up Google Tasks as a desktop app:
- Get Prism (pc) or Fluid (mac)
- Set up a new app using the following URL: https://mail.google.com/tasks/canvas
- Get a fancy icon
If you’re using Android, download gTasks from the market.
I’m in Quebec right now, working and having a great time with my friends at Automattic. We went for a short hike today – here are some pictures from the trail: