Irony? Or suspicious?

As you might know already, Swiftkey is going to be bought by Microsoft. And suspiciously, this morning I found an update to Swiftkey. But it keeps failing to install. The other 6 updates installed fine. Just Swiftkey refuses to update. Suspicious? Or just coincidence?

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Chinese New Year rush: Woman has ‘rockstar’ treatment as sole plane passenger – Telegraph

Millions of people are heading home for Chinese New Year, the country’s biggest migration period, causing travel chaos

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But in China one lucky woman enjoyed a “rockstar” moment after being the only passenger to turn up for a China Southern Airlines flight from Wutan to Guangzhou.

Source: Chinese New Year rush: Woman has ‘rockstar’ treatment as sole plane passenger – Telegraph

So… my office made me use a Macbook Pro…

AND I HATED IT.

It won’t boot ISOs unless you hdiutil it, which is an Apple propriety tool, or the ISO has been EFI enabled already, and since it’s not open source, I can’t even do that beforehand.

The Macbook won’t work with a known good HDMI cable (which I use with a Desktop PC), unless it’s Apple branded – which Apple being Apple, isn’t the least bit surprising…

I’ve tripped over their power supply more than once, and putting it at the plug end make it bulky and ugly.

My first course of action with regards to the setup? Trash MacOS and install Ubuntu. Of course, Apple make things endlessly difficult — I had to hdiutil the Ubuntu ISO to make it bootable, then install Ubuntu. After which, the Macbook wouldn’t boot.

Thanks to the install guide at Linux Mint:

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1643

I found out I had to fiddle with the efibootmgr tool to change the boot order, and it works fine now. But then I had to figure out how to right-click on a no-button mouse touchpad. The hack is found on the Debian site (look at the mouseeemu post at the bottom). So now I have a clickable touchpad, with right-click being “ctrl+click”

https://wiki.debian.org/MacBook#Touchpad_for_the_new_2008_unibody_Macbook_and_Macbook_Pro