A Radical Idea for Patagonia Clothing Inc.

I’d say if Patagonia really wants to be “all in” on the animal welfare chain, they’d remove down as an insulation material from their clothing catalog.  I eat meat and I understand it’s difficult for companies to be ethically consistent, but honestly I think it’s insane for a company to say, “We trace our down, these are happy geese.”

The other item I’d amend is this, start producing clothing in the US.  Fuck it.  It will cost more, but let people who buy Patagonia pay more, let them choose.  Smug it up.  I think this would be a win win.  Guarantee American manufactured goods with no animal products used (except for ‘humanely treated’ human labor), hold a light up for the world to see and all that.  Again I appreciate that all the things that go into a garment are unlikely to ever be produced in the US of A, but at the very least, it’s worth trying.

Reverting back to Mavericks

It’s unclear.  I did a fresh install of Yosemite on a Retina MacBook Pro 13″ 11,1 but the battery life was terrible.  Typically 4-5 hours max.  In order to revert to the “Out of Box” state you need to delete the primary Mac OS partition and then boot to recovery using CMD + Option + R.  This will initiate the “Internet Recovery” which will take hopefully less than an hour to download whatever OS the machine came with, in my case Mavericks.  Upon receipt of the machine I did a fresh install of Yosemite but consistently saw terrible battery life.  My hope was that it was Yosemite related, so I’ve reverted back to 10.9.4.

I’ve now performed an SMC reset and I see over 13:00 hours at 100% battery life under Mavericks.  It’s unclear if Yosemite is at fault, or the SMC is at fault, the clean install is at fault, I mean who the fuck knows Apple?  All I know is that I did a fresh install of Yosemite on a brand new machine and it got about 4 hours of battery life.  Now it says it has 13 hours of battery life.  Talk about a fucking unreliable narrator.