Flaky migration

With some rearrangement of the lab computers, I had plenty of cause to use the Migration Assistant in recent times. It’s usually a smooth process, but I have noticed some flakiness recently. The most reliable way to transfer files has typically been to make a direct ethernet connection between the machines. Because the Mac automatically handles crossover, you […]

Even easier file transfer?

If you want to transfer big files between machines but have no wired connection, you may still be able to do it rapidly by wiring two laptops together directly. Most modern ethernet interfaces (e.g. those allowing 1000Base-T or “Gigabit Ethernet”) and all Macs since 2000 will auto-sense crossover mode. In plain English, the computers can talk to each […]