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bio website kevinkuchta.com
location Rochester, NY
age 26
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seen Aug 13 at 5:01

5th year software engineering student at RIT. Worked for GE, IBM, and Parse3. Did part-time Mac tech support for a couple years at RIT ITS.


May
14
comment Which OS X Applications do you find indispensable?
As a side note, this functionality is built into iTerm2, which I now use in favor of TotalTerminal.
May
14
comment Which OS X Applications do you find indispensable?
Updated. Note that this is a community wiki- you can edit it too.
Nov
28
comment Which OS X Applications do you find indispensable?
I've since switched to iterm2.com which has visor-styel functionality built-in.
Oct
21
comment Install Tiger in VMware Fusion
Cancel that, sentinel decided to revert it, I guess.
Oct
21
comment Install Tiger in VMware Fusion
Edited to fix. >.>
Aug
31
comment Quicksilver goes straight to text-entry mode
For a reinstall to accomplish anything, you may need to delete some related quicksilver settings/preference files. You can track them down by hand (~/Library/Application Support and ~/Library/Preferences are good places to look) or use an app (like AppZapper or anything here: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/470/…)
Aug
30
comment How can I free up some disk space?
How much space does that actually save?
Aug
30
comment Do any window managers allow me to snap windows to the sides of the display?
It seems weird that there's no free alternative, but this was worth the cost. I really only use 'Full Screen' and 'Next Monitor', but it's worth it.
Aug
30
comment How do I eject the Time Machine backup drive automatically after each backup?
If I remember, I'll try to rig this up and test it when I get home tonight (and try to enforce waiting for the backup to finish before ejecting).
Aug
26
comment 2007 Macbook shows black screen and cursor when woken from sleep. What should I do?
Ditto, unfortunately.
Aug
26
comment How common are stuck or dead pixels on the MacBook Pro?
One solution if your stuck pixel is within acceptable limits is to find a good Apple Authorized Repair shop in your area. These people are authorized to do repairs for free under Applecare, and can use some degree of discretion in doing so. Some will go strictly by the book, but some will get things like this repaired despite it being inside acceptable limits.
Aug
26
comment How common are stuck or dead pixels on the MacBook Pro?
Well, it sucks, but statistically speaking, there are going to be people who get a few bum laptops in a row. As for the warranties, sounds like you've got a good thing going down there. Here, if your screen dies on a macbook pro out of warranty, it'll cost more to fix it than to replace the laptop- Applecare at $300 for an additional 2 years is a pretty good deal.
Aug
25
comment iChat periodically disconnects
Update: Chax is an ok workaround. Thanks!
Aug
20
comment iChat periodically disconnects
As I said, the network connection is fine- I kept ping running in a terminal window and saw no loss in connection. If it's a network issue, it'd have to be for less than a second (or affect only Aim traffic). Chax I will check out, though.
Aug
18
comment Quicksilver addons and plugins
That's somewhat true if you're only using Quicksilver as a launcher. It's considerably more than that. However, even just as a launcher, I've found quicksilver to be: -faster -smarter (pulling up apps + commonly used files, rather than just the best search match) -More adaptable (If you regularly type "pho" and switch down from the first result of Photobooth to the third result of Photoshop, it'll figure that out and start putting Photoshop first for "pho").