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location United Kingdom
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seen Jan 16 '13 at 18:39
I've been a software engineer since about 1995. I started off writing financial forecasting software then moved into games development. Now I lead a tools and technology team in a UK games company.

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Dec
14
comment Macbook started to consume battery more quickly
On the subject of current being drained as a result of misalignment or an internal breakage, the former had crossed my mind. I didn't go deep to replace RAM and SSD, as Joost says, and I've been back in a few times to ensure everything is seated really tightly.
Dec
14
comment Macbook started to consume battery more quickly
My brightness is way down low (less than 20% along the slider) and I'm currently idling at -1008mA (mine shows as negative BTW - perhaps not a bug Joost, cause it's positive when plugged into the charger). And my Bluetooth is permanently off.
Dec
11
revised Macbook started to consume battery more quickly
Added some more specific questions
Dec
11
comment Macbook started to consume battery more quickly
Yes, I've tried that but no discernable difference.
Dec
10
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Dec
10
revised Macbook started to consume battery more quickly
Added fan speed information
Dec
10
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Dec
10
asked Macbook started to consume battery more quickly
Sep
8
comment How can I see which processes are draining my macbook battery by percentage?
Don't forget that some apps only tickle the CPU occasionally and behind the scenes are thrashing the hard drive (e.g. take a look at Spotlight), so CPU measurement isn't enough.
Aug
14
comment Why would 2 sticks of 2GB RAM not work together, but work individually in my Macbook?
I have the exact same issue BTW.
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