OS X 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3 and tvOS 9.2.2 plus lovely dinner

Apple has released OS X 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3 and tvOS 9.2.2 – I of course jumped on the bandwagon as soon as I saw it available where I uploaded all my devices. I upgraded my iPhone first and everything went smoothly – no noticeable improvements but then again I didn’t have any problems before so I guess it’s a good sign that if I don’t notice any problems and things still work great after an update then it is doing what it is supposed to do. Nothing much to say on AppleTV although I do notice that the YouTube application is a lot more snappy than before and YouTube videos start downloading/playing quicker so maybe some improvements in an underlying framework has resulted in an improved experience higher up in the stack.

OS X is rock solid and the improvements made in terms of bug fixes relating to security and memory management in Safari (Version 9.1.2 (11601.7.7)) seem to have made the browser a lot ‘lighter’. When I mean ‘lighter’ I am referring to memory management when using it for a long time plus I noticed that for certain websites like Facebook the Javascript isn’t bogging down the system as much (resulting in delay when typing on the website). On my MacBook the Boot ROM Version was updated from MB91.0154.B04 to MB91.0154.B05 but there has been noticeable improvements other than a slightly faster boot up time but then again that was only via observation rather than a scientifically timed boot up with a stop watch.

As for the state of OS X overall, things are going very smoothly and although 10.12 has some great features I am more excited about 10.13 when APFS will be stable and bootable which will hopefully mean a better experience in terms of throughput, responsiveness, UNIX compatibility without the weird quirks that come with having a case incentive file system and apparently it’ll mean throwing away a lot of the hacks used to get time machine working, SMB capability between permissions in the UNIX and Windows world.

Regarding dinner; I had a lovely dinner tonight – a good injection of ret meat in the form of Venison and although I do have a cough I wonder whether the lack energy and feeling lethargic has been due to anaemia due to an iron deficiency which wouldn’t have helped my immune system. When I was down at the supermarket I picked up one of those ‘blue stone’ frying pans because I like to sear the meat before putting it in the oven to cook which enables the moisture to be sealed in which meant after 25 minutes in the oven (30 if you include the 2 1/2 minutes spearing per side) which resulted in medium rare; slightly pinkish thus preserving the flavour and seasoned with some salt and pepper. I think in future I’ll make an effort to have at least 3 meals a week with red meat and see if that helps things along.

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