Leaks and fake news

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So I had a leaky tap, which turned out not to be a traditional washer type, but rather it used a quarter turn ceramic cartridge…

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Turning on Web Sharing on Mountain Lion

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Apple removed Web Sharing from the Sharing control panel, with Mountain Lion. However, even though the UI has been removed, apache is still installed and it is easy to re-enble using the command line…

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Gin damaged MacBook Pro 17″ i7 2.5 GHz – Late 2011

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About two years ago, I purchased a A1297 17” 2.5 GHz MacBook Pro on eBay. Within a week, I had knocked a glass of gin over it. It carried on working, but in the morning, I put kitchen roll on the keyboard and (stupidly) turned it over, opened it up and unplugged the battery and let it dry out.

A couple of weeks later, I reassembled it and it was dead, and wouldn’t switch on. I have no idea what is wrong. I can only guess that it turning it over the gin must have got inside it.

I was just so despondent that I had trashed it after only a week that I left it in a corner for over a year now.

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