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“Daily $AAPL UX FAIL WTF” #Mac #annoyance / SML.20130128.IP3.SQ | by See-ming Lee (SML)
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“Daily $AAPL UX FAIL WTF” #Mac #annoyance / SML.20130128.IP3.SQ

This happens to me daily when I woke up after the MacBookAir has had it's sleep. I don’t really know why it does this. What’s going on here:

 

1. The Dell U2711 is attached to the 2012 MacBookAir via Apple’s HK$780 active miniDP to dual-link DVI cable. After MBA has had its sleep cycle, I will get these “snow” when powering on. Powering the monitor off and then on solved this issue. But it is annoying. Does this happen to anyone else?

 

2. Whenever the MBA goes to sleep, the LaCie 3TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P’9233 Desktop Hard Drive will also go to sleep. But when the MBA wakes up, the LaCie hard drive would register later than most, and then the error message “the disk was not ejected properly”.

 

The trouble is that when that happens, the disk is also improperly de registered, and so all my bookmarks on the sidebar relating to this disk would also disappear, which is very annoying. Further, the drives will often come back on in a different name in the shell, and the only way to get them back into the same name is to restart the computer.

 

The SSD makes rebooting quick and painless, but this is still a clear user experience fail to me. Forcing me to do power cycles on the monitor daily when it should have worked perfectly without this glitch would seem to be the normal user flow to me.

 

Captured with iPad 3. Processed in Snapseed.

 

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Taken on January 28, 2013