Last night my MacBook Pro developed a problem: I’m guessing a slightly jacked up filesystem.

The symptoms were a general slowness and the dreaded progress-bar on boot that indicates an fsck is taking place. The fact that it took place on two consecutive boots indicated something was really amiss. The install from Apple came as a non-journaled FS, which I think might be the root cause.

Today consisted of doing a clean format and reinstall of the OS.

Am I upset?

Not so much.


This is the same install I was on for two years without any problems at all. I’ve never had a Windows machine last that long. (Keep in mind I do more than surf — this is a development machine)

It does makes me a touch frustrated though.

But it’s all good now.

I took this chance to rebuild a new Win7 VM as well. Might as well I suppose.