Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Macbook Pro heats up and shuts down after the updates to 10.9.x

At times I think why?
Why did I decide to upgrade the OS. It was cool with 10.8.x. I even had upgraded the RAM: from 4 GB to 8GB, thereby leaving plenty of 'em for spare RAM (without needing to download more RAM.. wink wink).
One evening I saw that there were more than 5 GB of RAM consistently being not used. So, I thought may be going for 10.9 will be OK. Bad decision. I think Mars eclipse was happening at the time when I made that decision.

Fast forward now:
Now and then it restarts. I think it is due to overheating. I opened up the back cover to see if the fan thingy is OK. There are two fans, and both are spinning fine.
Not sure why!!

Well, my preliminary assessment is that it is that indexing service that is using my CPU go crazy::: thereby causing the heating.  When it is not indexing, it is not that heated even with my heavy lifting programs running.

So, next time it starts indexing, I need to either kill it. Or, let it do its business till finished, without adding load. But that kinda reminds me of my windows machine which needed to be left for updating the virus/adobe/other updates. Not good feeling!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Cup Predictions 2014

So, it is finally here!!!
The world cup 2014 officially kicks off today in Brazil. The rest becomes the noise (including this one :P) .

When it comes to the game which touches a big portion of world's populations, (around 1/6th), it becomes quite a nice experiments.

In the spirit of the game, there are predictions made, hopes being raised and tears being shed. The game of football is 90 minute long (with possibilities of tie breakers adding more time). That  means the game can swing in any direction until the last second. It is a game of chance, luck and hard team work; or whatever you feel it is. The best team does not always bag the win. Expect the unexpected!

So, what are your predictions for the games? I am thinking of Brazil or Spain. Just a guess from my choice.
Who would enter the top 8? top 4? and who will lift the trophy?
If you are the hard believer, you may say that your team will win. But what are the chances? Can you put a number on it? Are you willing to bet? How do you assign it?
We have seen predictors of wide range such as Octopus, and what not!
Bing Prediction 
May the best team win! Err... may your team win!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SwiftKey is Free! on #android

Swiftkey is an awesome software. Instead of doing the picking bird conventional typing, you can just let it slide!

Get one here for your android:
Have fun!