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16 October 2007

Mac horror moment

The other day I saw a side of my Macbook that I was never supposed to see. The horror of it!

I was helping out with some cross browser testing for a new website we're about to launch at work & for some reason the IT department needed me to edit my hosts file instead of just fixing the firewall (I still don't understand what all this was about?).

Anyway it meant that I had to open up a terminal window and use the command line vi editor. Shades of my misspent youth - I used to be a unix sysadmin in my youth. BUT I was never supposed to touch the innards of my lovely little Macbook. I was only ever supposed to use the GUI with a mouse.

This experience was so wrong on so many levels. I feel violated! It is still emotionally draining to even think about it.


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