Problems connecting Apple Wireless Keyboard (Aluminum) to MacBook
I have an old Apple Wireless Keyboard (model A1314) that has served me very well. Yesterday it suddenly stopped connecting to my MacBook Pro (M1). It was listed, but clicking on connect did nothing. I made macOS Ventura forget the device and tried to reconnect it, but to no avail. I shut down the keyboard and rebooted everything, still no luck. I held the power button on the keyboard (no cable to connect with) until it flashed, tried several new batteries, asked the internet and just could not find a solution.
It turned out that I had to press and hold the power button on my keyboard until it went into pairing mode, and I had to hold it down throughout the entire setup process, even while entering the pairing code (it did not even show up with my other approaches, only spinning indicators resulting in dead ends). I am 100% certain that I have never performed such an acrobatic dance to connect a keyboard to a computer before. But maybe I'm going senile.
What I did in week eight, 2023
In continuation to week seven, here are the things I was interested in week eight, 2023:
Saturday Edition: Can't say much about it yet. I need to find more time to play it. I was really into these adventures as a kid, but nowadays I often don't find the time to solve all the puzzles. Maybe I'll just consult the official walkthrough 🤔
Star Sled: After Rocket Bytes by PossiblyAxolotl and Gravity Express by Nino van Hooff, it is the third game of this kind. I like all three. And all three are damn hard in their own way (for me at least).
👨💻 Had I not recently upgraded to version 3.0 of MacUpdater, I probably would have tested Latest. 😇
💡 I have added a lot of new Indie Developer accounts to my Mastodon timeline thanks to Explore Indie Apps.
🎥 Speaking of Indie Apps, to complement my foray into the wide world of trakt.tv clients, I checked out Television Time. I like the kind of apps that show me just a nice list of series and episodes I'm watching and make it easy for me to check in. That's why I continue to be a big fan of TV Forecast. Television Time goes in the same direction, but it still lacks many of the features of the other apps mentioned last week and especially the ability to...
What I did in week seven, 2023
In continuation to week six, here are the things I was interested in week seven, 2023:
📱Stumbled upon Amplosion: It automatically redirects from AMP links to normal websites.
📱Inspired by @tasheng I looked into some new to me trakt.tv clients. I really enjoy using TV Forecast but it is only for TV series. For movies I fell back to the native trakt.tv app. But its UI is really a mess. Apps I tried were:
Sofa Time: Bought it right way. Has widgets and no subscription, yet.
Rippple: I do like its design, it's subscription based but not that expensive. Will definitely evaluate further.
🔗 It seems that I am one of 20 beta testers of Interlink. It's a blazingly fast offline-first bookmarking app for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. I am really looking forward to it and could consider switching from Anybox.