A fixer inspired by a gearhead father and a love of old things. Clocks and bicycles were early interests. I reached the next level in my tinkering after asking my father if he knew of a way to determine in advance whether clockwise or counterclockwise turns would loosen a given screw. I became more efficient upon learning that there is a way.
Married to Mac®, for better, for worse or for world-wide safety-related recall. Not a buyer of extended warranties, I'm averse to betting when the other party knows the odds and I don't. The amount of money I don't spend on extended warranties will, in the long run, be greater than what I spend on repairs, as long as Apple® and other manufacturers have good underwriters on staff.
Could corrosion on these connectors cause shutdown during boot-up?I've been trying to figure out what's wrong with my 2012 13" MacBook Pro. It has proceeded strangely. For a while, I had to u...
There are two kinds of coffee filter. Is either kind lint-free?This question is not specific to any particular device, unless bits of fabric are devices. I ended up answering it myself in ...
Hat geantwortet auf: Forgot unlock pattern and recovery email passwordThis answer might or might not help. Unfortunately I will refer to a document I read online recently but failed to bookmark, so consider this is more of an introduction to a unicorn than an answer. Facing a similar problem with forgotten pattern and no clue which of many gmail accounts the phone was associated with, I tried every gmail account I could think of and admitted defeat. I halfway think there was a bug in my old Motorola's software that meant I couldn't have recovered access even if I did know the gmail address, but that's neither here nor there. Defeated, yes, but still breathing. I hate nothing quite as much as destroying data, so I did not want to do a hard reset. I decided to find out if smudges or fingerprints on the phone's screen might somehow carry a memory of the pattern I routinely used to log in to the phone in the past. I entered various search terms into Google and eventually found that some security researchers, possibly in Israel, had published a white paper on the topic. I was overjo...