[OT] Mac Beach Ball Party (or welcome to hell, here's your mac)

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Fri May 11 17:28:43 EDT 2012


Well that is just patently preposterous. Unless you are running apps that themselves require it, or what you do has so many apps open simultaneously that it uses up all of the 6 gigs you have, then there is no reason to upgrade. Apple themselves say Lion only requires 2 gigs. If your RAM guy is saying Lion requires 8 gigs to run properly, he is telling you stories. 

Bob


On May 11, 2012, at 2:12 PM, stephen barncard wrote:

> thanks Scott. I'll do that,
> 
> UPDATE
> 
> I'm really not happy to completely reinstall here, I don't think that will
> fix things permanently.
> I gave a call to my favorite RAM company RAMJET, and their memory expert
> told me that the Mac Pro on Lion REALLY needs more than the 6 stock gigs
> installed (!) and suggested I get a 3-stick upgrade of 4 gb modules  to get
> up to 15 gigs, so I ordered them and we'll see how that works out. I will
> never fully understand memory math and why these have to work in threes -
> (is it the 64 bits?) -- currently there are 6  1 gig sticks, with two open
> slots.  I will lose one of the 1 gig sticks, so the total goes to 15g.
> 
> William Gibson had no idea about how astronomical ram size would go. None
> of us did.
> 
> I will report back
> 
> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 1:51 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:
> 
>> This probably has nothing to do with anything you've mentioned, but during
>> a
>> recent "Let's figure out what Apple changed and turn it off" session I
>> recently went though, we found that file locking is enabled via Time
>> Machine
>> settings, and disabling the setting there supposedly prevents files from
>> being auto-locked in the Finder (and thus unable to be overwritten).
>> 
>> Just throwing it out there...
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Scott Rossi
>> Creative Director
>> Tactile Media, UX Design
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Recently, Jacque Landman Gay wrote:
>> 
>>> On 5/11/12 2:00 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> My lovely Mac pro is in hell.   Yes I have a lot of apps, and yes I am
>>>> running Lion.
>>>> And that doesn't help either as it insists on loading every app and
>>>> document I had running the last time*.
>>> 
>>> System prefs -> General -> Restore windows when quitting and re-opening
>>> apps [turn this off]
>>> 
>>> I never turn off my Mac so I'm not sure if that also works on a restart
>>> but if you haven't unchecked it, it's worth trying. Or just leave your
>>> Mac on all the time, it's meant to be used that way. I only restart
>>> after a system update.
>>> 
>>> What I hate even more than that, and for which there is NO solution, is
>>> the auto-save that wrecks whatever I'm working on as soon as I make any
>>> temporary change. Whoever made *that* decision is the one I'd like to
>>> track down and torture. There isn't even a Terminal command to get rid
>>> of it. I don't want every single tentative edit to be saved, I want to
>>> decide what's temporary and what should be overwritten. I lost work
>>> yesterday because of this stupid, idiotic behavior and had to go digging
>>> through the Star Wars interface to get back the original, which was
>>> difficult because they ALL LOOK ALIKE if the document is more than one
>>> page long. Don't get me started.
>> 
>> 
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