"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
More shiny.

So since I turned my MacMini into a server box (previous system was dying), I've been using my laptop as a workstation at home. When plugged into a 24" LCD it has a fun tendency to kick the fan on high when I do, oh, just about anything at all. The sound was driving me nuts so I figured I'd pick up another MacMini. Well, after seeing Half-Life 2 running on an iMac I changed my mind and ordered a new Intel iMac, decked out for gaming, now that Macs have an easy way to dual-boot Windows.

It got delivered this afternoon, and I've got it set up pretty nicely. The only issue I'm having is freaking Keychain Access not letting me add existing keychains. I've had this problem before, but I can't remember what the deal was. Driving me nuts as KA is one of the apps I live in.

I did just notice something kind of odd, and yuckf00 pointed out the likely cause:

On the iMac:

[bda@moneta]:[~]$ uname -m
[bda@moneta]:[~]$ dmesg
Unable to obtain kernel buffer: Operation not permitted
usage: sudo dmesg
[bda@moneta]:[~]$ ls -l /sbin/dmesg
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 34908 Feb 21 16:24 /sbin/dmesg*

On a PowerBook:

[bda@selene]:[~]$ uname -m
Power Macintosh
[bda@selene]:[~]$ dmesg | head -n 2
standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us
vm_page_bootstrap: 316093 free pages
[bda@selene]:[~]$ ls -l /sbin/dmesg
-r-xr-sr-x 1 root kmem 14752 Mar 20 2005 /sbin/dmesg*

Kinda weird.

Anyway, woot:

April 12, 2006 5:51 PM