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rsync let me down; carbon copy cloner came through, though

The hand-me-down MacBook Air that my wife uses to work at home has been ailing for a while; we finally pulled the trigger and got a new (well, refurbished) one.

I thought I'd migrate photos and music using rsync over wifi, but that was going painfully slowly. Then I discovered a disk with a backup of the old machine from 2014. I thought surely rsync would take advantage of that. But even though the SSD in the old machine is 120GB and the backup is on a 160GB disk, rsync ran out of space.

What I didn't realize is that all those photos and songs are in an encrypted sparsebundle.

So I re-formatted the 160GB disk and started over with carbon copy cloner.

The result seemed to have an empty folder in /Users/ ; evidently it goes at /Users/.who/who.sparsebundle . Using `open` from the command line got it mounted.

#sysadmi   #mac   #photos   #music  #digital-media

 https://www.bombich.com/ #mac #sysadmin #hardware
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Wrapping up i2b2 and PCORI meetings at Harvard Med School
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can't cast Chrome page from Nexus 7 to Chromecast. :-/
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No, this new $7 fan didn't make my PC silent.

#hardware #silent #pc  

First, it's the wrong size. I measured 120mm diagonally, like TV and monitor sizes, but fan sizes are evidently measured along the edge.

But I managed to stick it in my case anyway. It seemed a little quieter than the old fan, but the PC is still noisy.

This machine has a spinning disk as well as an SSD; I tried playing with hdparm -S to spin it down but couldn't hear any difference at all. Maybe some process is preventing the disk from spinning down? I couldn't tell from lsof output.

Maybe it's the power supply. Some searching landed me at Silent PC Review, where I discovered SpeedFan. I'm clearly not the first to wonder if there's a linux work-alike. I tried lm-sensors and fancontrol but I can't seem to get past "There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed".

This is what sensors-detect told me:

Now follows a summary of the probes I have just done.
Just press ENTER to continue: 

Driver `to-be-written':
  * ISA bus, address 0x228
    Chip `ITE IT8728F Super IO Sensors' (confidence: 9)

Driver `fam15h_power' (autoloaded):
  * Chip `AMD Family 15h power sensors' (confidence: 9)

Driver `k10temp' (autoloaded):
  * Chip `AMD Family 15h thermal sensors' (confidence: 9)

Note: there is no driver for ITE IT8728F Super IO Sensors yet.
Check http://www.lm-sensors.org/wiki/Devices for updates.


p.s. how do I get boldface in G+? And how about a normal hyperlink?
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So I just tagged a bunch of people in family #photos. How do I browse by person?!?!?!
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aargh! is there no rhyme or reason to the G+ UI? Why is an album name editable sometimes and not others? Why can I add a location to a post or an album sometimes but not others?! #fail #GooglePlus #writing #UX  #photos
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What the heck is Sweetpacks A1? My kids' computer seems to be still owned.
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  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
    Biomedical Informatics Software Engineer, 2010 - present
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    Technical Staff, 1995 - 2010
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    Computer Science, 1986 - 1990
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