Exercising the OSX recovery plan—this is not a drill

Last October I wrote about my system disk backup strategy. Yesterday I had occasion to put it to the test. For some unexplained reason, my nightly backup (cloning the system disk) threw a number of hard disk read errors. Booting into my system clone, and running the disk utility repair task on my original system […]

Mountain Lion install

OS X Mountain Lion lives on my desktop now. The install was straightforward, although with the OS and related app updates that were also released today, the download was over 7 Gb. The automatic reboot hung (seems like that’s happened on previous OS updates), but a power off/on cycle fixed it. I have a couple […]