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


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.
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.
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?
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.
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
11
comment loginwindow process out of control
Glad to hear it was solved!
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.
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.