MacBook Pro trackpad issue resolved

you guys it’s a true miracle– I have been having issues with my trackpad on my MacBook Pro for MONTHS.

slowly but surely my trackpad has been acting more and more erratic. I’ve talked to numerous people, too many google searches and a lot of frustration. it’s been manageable though, until today.

today it decided to go bat shit crazy and the 8 hours I wanted to dedicate to work went to shit. and my boyfriend and I had a few arguments that led to failed plans, but I suppose that’s beside the point. so yes, my day has been butts, BUT I do have a solution for the trackpad issue that I believe will work like a miracle for many!

i called apple knowing my warranty was up, but had to make sure. my ‘pointless’ call turned into two trouble shooting options that did the damn thing!

here they are:

first thing:

shut down your computer and only have your power adapter plugged in

then, hold down the shift control and option key — now hold down your power button (hold down all of these together for 5 seconds)

this resets the system power management control on your Mac

Second thing:

Second thing:
Go to the hourglass in the upper right corner
Search disk
Click on disk utility
On the right select Mac HD
Click verfiy disk permissions
Click repair

This repairs any problems on your hardrive

 These two steps worked like a miracle for me and I hope someone out there sees this and it helps them too! \m/



pSyChOlOgY, yo.

Normalcy bias: the reason we *accept* the world the way it *is* — because if there’s not an alert sweeping the country, the things that go on must not be a cause for serious concern. No need to act, right?

Even scarier- if you have never been conditioned to act in a life threatening situation – and I am not talking about a fire drill or tornado drill at school, I mean being taught how to extract logic in the midst of ambiguous data streaming through your mind- you are at unfortunate odds for survival.

Every time you are faced with a situation, you go through a set of mental states before the body acts: cognition, perception, comprehension, decision, implementation and finally movement. This is how we operate on a daily basis- a seemingly unconscious behavior, huh? Sure, projects and such we can recall making these sorts of judgements, but unless you are aware that this process dictates every action you take (from brushing your teeth, to driving to the airport, choosing classes, etc.) you may not be able to process a life threatening situation.

I remember in May there were tornadoes touching down here in Tuscaloosa. I remember being in my friends apartment and hearing on the radio to seek shelter immediately. I also remember standing there, in a frozen state, as he was telling me to get on my shoes so we could go to his friends apartment downstairs where it would be safer. I had no words- in my mind I was dreaming up a place of safety, imagining everything being okay and that nothing catastrophic was about to take place. Thankfully nothing did.

It’s all normalcy bias- it’s our cushion of life and while it can keep us from going insane and not reacting to every *negative* thing that happens, we must gain a state of awareness for times and places that action needs to take place.

This blog-spiration is from a section in a book, You Are Not So Smart, that I found really interesting. It makes me wonder- is that why terrible things happen right under our noses holding no intention to act? Just *mindlessly* go about our day instead?


Python’s super() considered super!

Deep Thoughts by Raymond Hettinger

If you aren’t wowed by Python’s super() builtin, chances are you don’t really know what it is capable of doing or how to use it effectively.

Much has been written about super() and much of that writing has been a failure. This article seeks to improve on the situation by:

  • providing practical use cases
  • giving a clear mental model of how it works
  • showing the tradecraft for getting it to work every time
  • concrete advice for building classes that use super()
  • favoring real examples over abstract ABCD diamond diagrams.

The examples for this post are available in both Python 2 syntax and Python 3 syntax.

Using Python 3 syntax, let’s start with a basic use case, a subclass for extending a method from one of the builtin classes:

class LoggingDict(dict):
    def __setitem__(self, key, value):'Setting %r to %r' % (key, value))
        super().__setitem__(key, value)

This class has all the…

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rocky start¿? you could say that

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i’ve felt inspired to keep up with my blog; different things racing through my mind daily and yet, i’ve failed to make time for it. do you ever wonder how many insightful ideas/thoughts you’ve merely witnessed and done nothing with. i blame it on technology *dagum tech stuff making us all dependent and lazy. what ever happened to doing everything yourself; investing in YOURSELF* rant over.

but hey, good news everyone, the raw honey was delicious and i ate it so fast i only had the chance to use it for acne purposes for about two weeks.. another piece of good news- (besides being a pooh bear at heart) by switching over to the vegan lyfe style i’ve noticed my skin is so much clearer, and i am constantly eating plates (and bowls, lets not forget the bowls) full of color. ^.^ good stuff, am i right?

now that i’ve explained my leave of absence, let’s talk ‘game plan’ here. i’m finding myself to be more of a sporadic bundle of thoughts, who fights consistency and order so i’m changin’ dis blog space up. time to move to a more abstract, yet identifiable type of blog spot.

w a i t f o r i t . . .

[thought inception] kelly dictionary def: a type of writing that focuses on a specific yet random thought; also involving ‘crawling’ into the recesses of your mind to gain insight on a thought you’d otherwise briefly visit or simply acknowledge

time to catch some zZZzzzZZz’s, my allergies have my head feeling like a 15lb bowling ball.

Until next time xX