OPERATION SYSTEM: OS X El Capitan resets password to iCloud’s

Sunday, October 18, 2015

2015-Oct-18

Upgraded to OS X El Capitan.

Ran for about an hour and then wouldn’t let me sign on to my primary id.

Argh!

Luckily, I have always followed a rule of thumb with all OS’, “create multiple admin and regular User accounts”.

So I was able to log on an alternate administrator account, so the problem was limited to the MAIN administrator account.

I could not reset the MAIN admin account from the ALTERNATE admin account.

Strange?

So since I use LASTPASS and keep all my old passwords, I just found the prior one which was the ICLOUD password.

Bingo that was it.

So, make sure you know that one, because OS X El Capitan resets it back when you upgrade.

I guess that’s a “feature”.

Argh!

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PRODUCTIVITY: Manage things, lead people

Sunday, October 18, 2015

2015-Oct-18

http://takimag.com/article/flying_off_the_handle_theodore_dalrymple/print#disqus_thread

Flying Off the Handle
by Theodore Dalrymple 
October 10, 2015

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I am no great admirer of management as a science or of managers as people. The latter tend to speak a strange language, a jargon neither elegant nor poetic; they buy very dull books at airports, they are often shifty and ruthless, and they seem to me to live in a constant condition of bad faith. They are bureaucrats pretending to be entrepreneurs even when they work for the state, an organization that secures its solvency by the simple expediency of printing more money—in fact, not even by printing it anymore, simply by adding a few naughts on computer screens. We live in a regime of paper money without the paper.

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As a fat old white guy injineer, who has been “managing” for a long time, I learned from my first boss at AT&T that “You manage things, but lead people.” Hence, I think there is “science” in managing things (i.e., projects; processes; technology; etc. etc.). But the minute, one attempts the “Human Resources” approach of “managing” people, you are doomed to failure. Argh!

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