Install El Capitan + Windows 10 on Mid-2010 Macbook Pro (MC374)

2015年10月12日

I’ve spent two days to finally successfully installed El Capitan + Windows 10 on my old Mid-2010 Macbook Pro (Model MC374).

  1. The key point  to install Windows 10 on MC374 is that you have to boot the installation under traditional mode instead of EFI, otherwise graphical card driver will crash. Have been struggling with this problem for a whole day before I came across this discussion on Apple forum;
  2. In order to boot the traditional way, I had to use DVD. USB stick doesn’t work because it can only boot EFI mode, or maybe I don’t know how to do it. The SuperDrive hasn’t been used for several years I guess, and it simply didn’t work at first, complaining ” error burning disk image: the disk drive didn’t respond properly and can’t recover or retry”. I’d done some housework by following this with alcohol and dishcloth, and it did work!
  3. El Capitan’s BootCamp assistant supports USB-less Windows installation, which means it can use an ISO file instead of physical USB stick or DVD. But… old model Mac are not supported. And because the Windows to install is 10 instead of 7, the assistant won’t even do the partition work, so have to do it manually;

After so many years in IT industry, and installing OS is still one of my major work. So pathetic.

 

Ada

2015年10月10日

Born on Sep 27, 2015, Chinese Mid-autumn day. It’s a girl, weighed 3.9 kilograms. We call her Ada, and give her the Chinese name Miumiu(缪缪).

I would not say my life has been changed dramatically, because it’s not. Anyway, now it’s three of us together try harder to live a more significant and interesting life.

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2015年09月17日

Several months passed since I last wrote here. The connectivity condition between China and US went so awful recently, and I have to buy another cheap server in Hong Kong dedicated for shadowsocks.

I’ve been doing exorcises regularly, mostly rowing, and muscle practices sometimes. Of course physically I feel much better now, and occasionally I do regret looking down upon those who spend time on body exercises. How stupid is that?

I lost some significant amount of money on stock market, yeah… Chinese stock market. I guess I’ll need some time to earn that loss back. I’ve just opened US stock market account on TigerBroker, which is a brand new agency funded by lots of famous investors including Xiaomi. I’d been thinking about getting out of investing at all, but I just can’t. Investing is a very good way to justify your personal philosophy views, and if they are correct, can make you rich. I haven’t been able to make any money in the market now, but I do have some thoughts on how the world and market should work. So I should spend more time learning finance market and investing, it could be a life-long endeavor.

The biggest change to my life is on the way, perhaps only two weeks away. Currently I still haven’t figured out the exact meaning. Nervous, of course, but I just believe I can do it well, at least better than my other aspects in life.

Code School is a great website to learn programming. I’ve purchased one month long premium membership, and finished several courses there. Alas, better than read book and do nothing in practical, huh?

Caught a cold, and I must hold it.

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2015年02月15日

我是个感官并不敏锐的人,不如干脆说是相当迟钝。不怎么怕冷也不怎么怕热,不怎么喝水也不怎么怕饿。干出几件诸如:两只脚穿不一样的鞋出门;秋裤和牛仔裤一起脱穿的时候却没能一起穿秋裤一直蜷在臀部这类晃神的事之后,我只好自嘲的说自己离科学怪人只差科学两个字了。

不过我逐渐开始觉得,感官恐怕还是锻炼的更敏锐的为好。大致已经有了不偏不倚的看待事物的心态和决意,若由于输入设备的精度不佳而导致视线模糊(不用说,1000度的近视,已经是字面上的一片模糊了)、浑浑噩噩,漠然不觉,可是无法达致所谓的mindfulness喔。

对面有一家「重庆肥肠面馆」,我是最近才首次尝试,的确不错,至少是比周遭的几家好。热干面、炸酱面、肥肠面,统统都不错。去年的冬天,有一段时间我饱受肠胃不佳之苦,整日以红薯、菜苔和白粥果腹。想不到如今这个冬天可以吃加了辣椒的肥肠面,真是一个惊喜。当然,能突然发现更为美味的面食,也是不小的确幸。

 

Jan 2015

2015年02月10日

读了四本书,「What If?」, 「The Innovators」, 「奇特的一生」以及「自控力」。实际上并没有花掉多少时间,只要能持续每天读一些,一年50本书是很轻松就能达到的里程数。

作为部门节目的导演和演员参与了公司的年会。这是我近年来少有的花了心力认真投入其中的事情,结果也不坏。我很感恩这段经历,也很感激由此认识的新的朋友们。「只要音乐在响,就要不停的跳下去。」务必要咬紧牙关踩着舞点跳下去。

房子七七八八算是弄的差不多了。很多遗憾,很多无奈,也有随之而来的释然和动力。房子这种东西,想必是跟本人的气质大致相符的。它是一个活体,在人居住的过程中不断的演化。人有品位,手脚勤快,富有热情和创意,它自然会随之改变,抱着一次性大工程的想法试图在装修阶段一劳永逸的得到自己想要的家这种事情当然是不存在。

然后还有… We’ll see.

近期的一个愿望是入手最新的retina Macbook Pro. 据Mac Rumors上的Buyer Guide来看,至少还要等三个月左右。

你看,这么写下来,就不能说这个一月是乏善可陈的。只要不停下舞步,凡事就还不至于失去希望。

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