· Naughties
· · 2008
· · · December
· · · · 17 (1 entry)

Fast Sleep · Mike DePetrillo’s Wake Up Your Mac Faster is the best Mac hint I’ve seen in month­s. I re­mem­ber like yes­ter­day, some­time in ear­ly 2002, watch­ing Ro­hit Khare at a con­fer­ence, pop­ping open his Mac ev­ery lit­tle while to take a note, then shut­ting it again. I was still a Win­dows vic­tim at that point, and I was flab­ber­gast­ed; that was the sin­gle fea­ture that weighed most heav­i­ly in my de­ci­sion to switch. The trou­ble is, at some point be­tween then and Leop­ard, that fea­ture kind of went away. It wakes up fast enough, but if your ma­chine is heav­i­ly load­ed, it takes a long time to go to sleep, be­cause it’s sav­ing ev­ery­thing to disk just in case your bat­tery runs down or some­thing else bad hap­pen­s. Which is a nice fea­ture if you want it, but I don’t; the pain of very oc­ca­sion­al­ly los­ing my state is way less than the pain of not be­ing able to wake up my mac for the best part of a minute af­ter I’ve told it to sleep. Par­ty like it’s 2002!
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