Still getting a trickle of hits from people googling for info on the ApplePMU::PMU Forced Shutdown message that sometimes shows up during a single-user boot of a Mac OS X system.
From some informal tinkering around, it seems like the issue is caused either by a PMU (Power Management Unit) that’s getting itself into a confused state, or–and this is probably a more likely candidate–dirty power. Any input from readers who’ve found a more definite cause is definitely welcomed. Please use the comments or trackbacks to report the results of your investigations.
Note that in and of itself, the ApplePMU::PMU Forced Shutdown message does not necessarily mean that anything is going wrong with the affected system. For peace of mind, you may want to reset your PMU. Please refer to Apple’s Knowledge Base for instructions on how to do this on different Mac models.
Music: Stream from Secret Agent.
Posted Wednesday, 18 February, 2004 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.