[Ardour-Dev] Forgive me, for I have sinned, or: toss your Macintosh, as fast and wide as you can.
nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Mon Dec 4 01:38:16 PST 2017
Here's me, having to deal with a 48 channel live recording over the
course of six shows. Since my MADI gear is kinda heavy and the rental
company had a Dante system on offer, I dusted off the 2013 Macbook pro I
bought used, purchased a Dante virtual soundcard license from Audinate
and happily tracked the first three shows with Ardour.
On the train on an off-day, I started a rough mix-down so that the
client can begin the selection process. In the middle of exporting, my
Mac shuts down and boots into a PIN unlock screen, telling me it has
been locked via "Find-my-Mac".
For the record, this Macbook had been purchased from a reputable large
online dealer, and it had been factory-reset and completely installed
The first thing I find as I frantically research this issue (on my
proper laptop, that is controlled by me, not by some iFuckwits), is that
this iFeature even contains the option of a remote data wipe.
My excuses to my fellow passengers who got in the way of a stream of
expletives suddenly bursting forth from an otherwise unobtrusive
business traveller, as said traveller notices he doesn't have a
screwdriver to yank his data drive out of this ransomware machine, and
cannot even be sure it's off when it says it's off because of course the
battery cannot be removed without major surgery, either.
Was able to salvage the data at home using a real operating system on
real hardware, and today I'm going to find an authorized mac reseller
and give the guy at the guru bar a day he will remember and testify
about at the next Apple employee incentive day.
Long story short: don't.
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