We got Apple TV for Christmas (an Apple TV? That seems wrong since it’s not actually a TV. ANYWAY.) We set it up when we moved in here and have been using it to watch TV after our ridiculously busy days of unpacking and getting settled. It’s been good, except I discovered quickly that the Apple TV remote would mess with my Macbook if it was on. It would start up iTunes, or a movie player, or adjust my volume, or turn my sound on and off. Obviously that’s annoying, so I finally googled this evening to see if I could get it to stop. Seems like it’s a common problem and I quickly found a solution in an Apple forum. I started through the steps listed until I got to one where I needed to enter my administrative password. Then this conversation happened:
Me: Uh, Brian? This is asking for my system password. I don’t know it.
Brian: You don’t know the password to your computer?
Me: No. I’ve never needed it before. I don’t even remember setting one up. *Hands him computer*
Brian: Seriously? You’ve never needed it? You’ve never installed anything in the 4 years you’ve owned this?
Me: Uh, no?
Brian, muttering while he does who knows what to my computer: Here I was, thinking of upgrading you. Thought you liked this computer. Thought you could be a responsible Mac owner. I should get you a Windows 8 Netbook.
Me: Come on, that’s just mean!
Probably nobody thinks that’s as funny as I did, but I laughed so hard. Windows Netbook as punishment for not being a “responsible Mac owner.”
(I started this post waaaaay back in January when we first moved in. And yes, whatever we did fixed the problem, so I can watch TV without messing with my computer settings.)