My ¨new¨laptop

Hi!

Actually I don’t know how I’ve been supporting my every day more and more slow laptop (yes, it is a 2012 macbook pro). A couple of weeks ago, and coinciding with a very desperate Sunday for myself, I decided to update the OS of my Mac. I have to admit that initially I was a bit skeptical about upgrading from zero (I’ll talk below about that), but now I think: “Why don’t I did it much before??”

Upgrading from zero or technically as IT like speak “a clean installation” means erase all of your data and software from your hard drive and installing above it a new operating system. In my case it has been the new Mac’s OS Sierra, a recent update of the former El Capitan. It seems like Apple wants to incorporate Spanish names into their computers.

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Of course I did a backup of all of my data and software. But not all of it, because doing a clean installation helps you also to move into the trash many old files that you forgot about their existence. And this is what I did.

As a result, and after employing half day, the new macOS Sierra was successfully installed in my Mac. It really needed a complete cleaning because even replacing installing 16 GB RAM memory 5 months ago, it doesn’t works as it was expected… So I can say that I have a new laptop! Now it runs perfectly, smoothly, and without taking more 5 minutes to resuming it 🙂

It will be very difficult to list all of the forums and webs I’ve visited to get confidence for upgrading the OS system, but I would like to thank all people who without waiting anything are providing helpful tips for semi-literates Mac users like me!

Au, adeu!

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I come back with a seminar!

Hola!

After a break without posting, I came back to announce that I will be giving a talk in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences next Monday 10th October. It is really a pleasure to participate in these seminar and colloquium because there is no better way to present my background research than exposing my thesis: “Benthic diatoms and foraminifera as indicators of coastal wetland habitats: application to palaeoenvironmental reconstruction in a Mediterranean delta”. I would like to thank Prof David Harwood to make this nice announcement where appears my lovely Ebro Delta 😉

To talk in the EAS department is really a challenge for me, with a geologic and meteorologic audience. I’ll try to do my best by transmitting the importance of studying modern ecology as basis for past paleoenvironmental reconstructions. In addition, I would be happy if people learn and get an initial idea about how (far) Mediterranean deltas works at both present and past time scales; and more precisely, how the Ebro Delta, which has been considered until recently the paradigm of man-made deltas, evolved in the same way than other deltas.

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Salut!

Xavier

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