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


Apr
27
asked Macbook Air backlight occasionally powering off
Apr
5
awarded  Tumbleweed
Mar
14
comment Why would an internal DVD reader eject a burned DVD?
Have they got Leopard installed? If they do (which as far as I know was DVD only) then something about your specific DVD is causing the drives to fail to read them, I remember having issues with specific formats and sticking to DVD-R (or similar, long time ago) to work around.
Mar
14
answered Why would an internal DVD reader eject a burned DVD?
Mar
11
comment loginwindow process out of control
Glad to hear it was solved!
Mar
8
answered Completely synchronise multiple Macs
Mar
5
answered loginwindow process out of control
Mar
2
comment Keep getting this kernel panic
I'd highly recommend running the Apple included Hardware Test Tool to see if it finds anything.
Feb
20
answered Help diagnose errors on MacBook that will not boot
Feb
16
answered iTunes 10.5.3.3 - songs ending early
Dec
20
comment How does iMessage know that the recipient is an iOS 5 device?
Number/Device UUID/The number of Unicorn tears in that device etc.
Nov
1
comment How can I connect to OS X 10.6 from a Windows server 2008 using VNC over the internet?
I think that uses RDP not VNC. This is getting a bit long now, but the basic answer is you either need to setup a url scheme on the Windows machine to open VNC, or install a browser based VNC client.
Nov
1
comment How can I connect to OS X 10.6 from a Windows server 2008 using VNC over the internet?
OS X/Safari implements a URL scheme that tells the OS that a URL with vnc:// is to be redirected to the VNC application, Windows does a similar thing with ftp://. look at this Microsoft article on URL schemes it should give you some tips.
Nov
1
comment How can I connect to OS X 10.6 from a Windows server 2008 using VNC over the internet?
Actually when you run it on OS X you're seeing it launch OS Xs built in VNC client, not a browser based one.
Oct
31
comment How can I connect to OS X 10.6 from a Windows server 2008 using VNC over the internet?
Ah, then you'll have to dig around for a Java browser-based VNC client, the vnc:// works on OS X by dumping it out of the web browser to a dedicated application.
Oct
31
comment How can I connect to OS X 10.6 from a Windows server 2008 using VNC over the internet?
Right, the web browser thing doesn't work everytime on Windows. Install a client on the Windows machine TightVNC for example. You should get access from there.
Oct
31
comment How can I connect to OS X 10.6 from a Windows server 2008 using VNC over the internet?
How are you trying to connect? Essentially from a Windows machine you need a vnc client pointed at the ip address. If you're doing it from outside the network the Mac is on you'll need an ip address for the network or a dynamic domain name.
Oct
30
comment My MacBook seems to be an insomniac (won't sleep)
Well that's an interesting pickle. What int value do you get returned from the pmset command?
Oct
28
comment External HD doesn't mount when USB plugged in (Lion)
Poop! Do you get any mention of it in the syslogs? Or anything coming up to say it's not detected? I won't alarm you, but I've had this issue before and it was basically an early warning sign of disk issues, when you next get it to show do a First Aid check in Disk Utility.
Oct
28
comment Lion (10.7.2) — CPU heats to 90-degrees and Java apps crash — why?
This site to the rescue an Apple SE post.