Years ago, I had a SPARC workstation running SunOS that used John Conway’s Game of Life as the screensaver. I loved watching it, and it’s one of the biggest things I’ve missed about using that workstation and OS. In 2018, I decided to write a screensaver for macOS that simulated the Game of Life. I’ve used it for the past couple of years on my own Macs, but never released it publicly. When I learned that Dr. Conway passed away earlier this week, on April 11, 2020, I decided to release this screensaver to the general public as a tribute.
I pushed XRG 2.8 out the door this evening. This update fixes the stock graph and fixes the battery display on some MacBook Pros when fully charged. I also added a reset graph option to each graph’s contextual menu.
Spent the last two days at The Ohio Linux Fest. The last time I attended had maybe 150 attendees back in 2005. Now they have over 700 people registered and several conference tracks. Great to see the growth.
The base 2019 Mac Pro only has a 256GB SSD; pathetic for a $6k computer. However, the bottom of the specs page on Apple’s site mentions Pegasus MPX Modules. The Pegasus 2Ji gives you a couple of 3.5” drive slots, and the 4Ri will give you an internal 4 disk RAID 5!
BTW, if you’re wanting to install Catalina on your Mac with APFS but don’t have a second drive, open Disk Utility and add a second volume. It will share the storage with your primary volume, while still giving you a clean “partition” to work with.