After a bunch of screw-ups and huge annoyances, I managed to move my blog to another server in the house. This time it’s hosted on the “new” (used) Mac Mini.
I never would have figured that it would be so bloody hard to move a wordpress installation from one server to another. Turns out it’s a really bad idea to have a plugin like WP Supercache enabled before you do the move. I ended up having to export all my posts and pictures via WordPress own exporter and then import them again on a fresh WP installation.
So a bunch of grey hairs later, I’ve been up and running for a day or two on the Mac Mini.
Now the next step would be to get a new gigabit router, preferably with wireless… something like Buffalo’s WZR-HP-G300NH would be really nice. It’s a shame they are so hard to find in Sweden. I’ve been playing a little with it at our office the last time I was in Helsinki, and I was really impressed by the features it packs into it’s little black body with double-antennas.
Speaking of OS X, I have a bunch of annoyances with using the Mac. Yes, yes, I know I’m definitely not an apple-fanboi. I’ll admit the mini is quite cute, but why – oh why- would they ever do something as stupid as mess around with keyboard shortcuts. Since I don’t have an Apple Keyboard™, it’s really confusing remembering which button was mapped to what, not to mention changing some shortcuts completely. Add to the confusion the fact you just have to have the mouse nearby the whole time.
You know you’re a Windows and/or Linux kinda guy when…
…you hit Alt+D and expect yourself to jump to the Address-bar in most modern browser… is this the case on OS X?
No. You end up bookmarking the damn page. Cmd+L apparently is the favored method on a Mac.
…you select a file in your file browser of choice, press Delete and expect the file to be deleted… is this the case on OS X?
Nope. You just get a *bloing* sound from the Mac. I’m not going to say anything about the fact that a MacBook Pro doesn’t even have a delete-button…
…you press F2 to rename files and Enter to launch something. Did this happen on the Mac?
Bloody no. Why on earth would anyone want to rename with pressing Enter? And how the hell am I supposed to launch stuff?
…you open the file browser, browse to your desired location and want to cut+paste a file from here to there. Now on a Mac the first question is, where’s Cut in Finder??
I sure as hell don’t like having to drag and drop when I have a keyboard in my lap.
Let’s see… on Win7 I’d do something like: Win+E, Alt+D, type location, Enter, select file with arrows (or multiple with Ctrl+Space) and hit Ctrl+X.
I completely fail to see how that’s even remotely possible to do on OS X.
And no, I do not want under any circumstances to drag and drop with the mouse.
So much for the supposed “superiority” of OS X… but at least it’s pretty to look at.
If you’re into that sort of thing.