After fighting with the OS X 10.2.5 upgrade for a few days, I've discovered the secret to making this stuff work and am ready to share it with the world.

Step 1: Fight with the software.

Step 2: Get really pissed off.

Step 3: Write a nasty rant about it for your blog.

Step 4: Try one final time before posting the rant.

That's it. It'll work on the last try. Every time. Now if only Apple could build a blogging tool into Mac OS X, this process might go a bit more quickly.

Posted by jzawodn at April 20, 2003 08:07 PM

Reader Comments
# Charles said:

There must be some Murphy's Law here, I've seen it happen again and again. Someone hammers on some problem until they're convinced it can't be solved, and then they spout off it can't be done, and suddenly some idiot-simple problem is resolved in a manner that makes them look MOST like an idiot for not being able to solve it. Happened to me many times.

OTOH my MacOS X updates always work the first time. Never had a problem.

on April 21, 2003 04:00 AM
# Dan said:

If you want a good OS X blogging tool, go for Kung Log, a phenomenally sweet little blog entry editor. It is, honestly, the one think making doing my blog possible. (Whether that's good or not is a separate question, and we just won't go there right now... :)

on April 21, 2003 07:48 AM
# Arcterex said:

I've had similar experiences on trying to get [some program/action/function] to work. The secret is to post a question about it to a newsgroup, mailing list, or to the developer, then try it one last time. Of course the last time it will work, forcing another post/email saying so. Oh, and as a bonus you end up feeling like an ass :)

on April 21, 2003 07:57 AM
# said:

I'd have to second the suggestion for Kung Log. George Schlossnagle recommended it many moons ago and I haven't thought twice since using it.

Also for the sake of your sanity, why not share what the install problem was and how it was solved... otherwise you're bound to get a large number of "it worked for me!" lines.

BTW, it worked for me. :)

on April 21, 2003 08:50 AM
# Dan Kalowsky said:

I should take credit for what I post. I am the anonymous commentor above.

on April 21, 2003 10:18 AM
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