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Software Developer in the North East of England, predominately working with Qt, dabbling with anything that seems interesting.


Aug
19
awarded  Yearling
Oct
9
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
19
awarded  Yearling
Jun
26
comment How to properly register a file extension on mac so it will also work by running open from the command line?
It can be found in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.plist, sorry I completely forgot to add that.
Jun
26
answered How to properly register a file extension on mac so it will also work by running open from the command line?
Mar
21
comment 16GB of RAM makes MacBook Pro's fans go wild before sleep?
Ah hah! Sorry, I never look over 13". At a guess I'd assume it's been tweaked in a specific customised build (which would be weird) or more likely somewhere in firmware. However, I can't find anymore reports like yours, so my idea might be out.
Mar
21
comment 16GB of RAM makes MacBook Pro's fans go wild before sleep?
I don't think the newer Macbook actually have more than an 8Gb limit at all, just the iMacs and up. It sounds like if it's pegging the fans it's really trying to suck down the cache and struggling.
Mar
21
comment 16GB of RAM makes MacBook Pro's fans go wild before sleep?
I won't leave this as answer as it's more a wild punt, but when you put the Mac to sleep it does essentially dump the contents of the RAM into the sleep file. I think the 8Gb cap might be there for that reason.
Jan
11
comment Wi-Fi sync with iPhone and iPad fails often
It's buggy. Really, really buggy. I've had issues with wifi sync with every single Apple iOS device I've owned (3/4) since it was introduced, so you're not alone. I've basically given up on it now, it's one of the many problems with iTunes that I can't see getting fixed
Oct
13
comment Mountain Lion System Freeze - Poor Memory Handling?
Oh nice, never even come across the sysdiagnose shortcut. I'll try it next time and update this post.
Oct
12
comment Mountain Lion System Freeze - Poor Memory Handling?
Just the one VM, and yes whilst that is a third it never caused system freezes like this under Snow Leopard, in fact I've never seen system freezes with this level of regularity under OS X.
Oct
12
comment Mountain Lion System Freeze - Poor Memory Handling?
Not much, about 700mb or so. It's always been fine about having VM's run up until Mountain Lion, even to the point of having multiple VMs running. I check into Console when it happens but it's pretty useless in most cases.
Oct
12
asked Mountain Lion System Freeze - Poor Memory Handling?
Sep
13
answered Now that Apple have stopped selling Click Wheel Games is there a repository for them?
Sep
13
comment Add Chrome to dock with parameters via Automator with chrome icon
Do you mean how do you get the Automator.app file onto the Dock outside of just dragging it into place?
Sep
13
answered Why doesn’t the fourth generation iPod touch have a wireless window?
Aug
19
awarded  Yearling
Apr
30
comment Macbook Air backlight occasionally powering off
Added the info into the question :) No case damage, not tried the SMC reset yet, wanted to just canvas opinion on what seemed most likely.
Apr
30
revised Macbook Air backlight occasionally powering off
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Apr
27
awarded  Student