Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jul 2004 08:45 UTC
Editorial This article describes some of my annoyances in computing. If you had any problems reading this article, then skip this one. It will only be a waste of your time. There are a lot of annoying things in the wonderful world of computing. Of course, nothing is perfect, but that doesn't mean we are not allowed to complain and scream and throw our keyboards at our monitors when yet another irritation pops up.
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Boot time
by Jongo on Mon 12th Jul 2004 09:47 UTC

In today's society it's almost an embarrassment to spend the time to draw a breath of air. Gosh, the waste of time!

If it took your system 10 minutes to boot I would understand the frustration. But my cold-started Mac will maybe take about 2, maybe 3 minutes to boot. The few times it happens. I leave the thing on all the time. Besides my Mac, there's little else that I use constantly so I'm not wasting that much energy on a yearly basis.

You don't want to wait for your machine. I appreciate the hardship this must be causing you, however, there are some steps you can take to avoid this daily ordeal.
Here's a friendly piece of advice:
- get up in the morning
- walk to your machine and turn it on
- go to the loo and take a piss, indulge in a yawn or two
by the time you get back your machine is waiting for you
if it takes longer than that [heavens!]
introduce: put the kettle on for some coffee/tea into the procedure.
If your machine isn't booted after all that, it's time to get yourself something that's newer than whatever it was they sold in 1995.

These are just the basics. If you want more sytems and techniques to help you bridge the time between turning on your machine and being able to open your spam-infested mailer, I'm here for you.