My son has a future in IT

QuinnredrocksMac Mini 2-2Early this morning, while downloading a software update onto our Mac Mini, I mentioned to Katherine that our internet connection seemed to be running rather slowly.

Several hours later, Quinn and I were hiking above Boulder on the Red Rocks trail, and he turned to me and said, “the little baby computer was downloading too slowly, so we need to turn it upside down and shake it to fix it.”

It seems to me that Quinn’s strategy to fix our internet speed issues was at least as sophisticated as the approach many of the IT professionals I’ve known might take to solve the problem.

  • I think you’re right. Next time our search service bogs down and we can’t figure out why, I’m gonna tell our team, “Quinn says, ‘turn it upside down and shake it!'”

  • Sam

    Nice work, Quinn!
    I might add a second recommendation: make sure the MINI is running 10.4.8. Right now we have an experimental 20Mb connection (we pay for 10Mb), but on 10.4.7 our Intel Mini was downoading at about 4Mb. Upgraded to 10.4.8 and I now see speeds as high as 15Mb, and they are consistently around 12Mb.