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Mathematician, programmer, polymath.


Oct
21
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
20
comment Change color of desktop font (Yosemite)
That's helpful information, but I'm looking at the desktop.
Oct
18
asked Change color of desktop font (Yosemite)
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
29
awarded  Student
Aug
25
awarded  Critic
Aug
25
comment Getting a < 75 Watt charger for a macbook pro due to flight constraints
My experience is that the 60W adapters will maintain an existing amount of charge in an MBP but, warning, they will not charge a totally dead battery.
Aug
20
comment Can Apple provide the serial number for stolen Macbook Pro
Does Apple have the copy of your sales receipt? They have mine linked to my email.
Aug
20
comment Symlink to app causes NSInternalInconsistencyException
Can you explain the problem with an alias?
Jun
26
comment How to delete files from a NAS drive in OSX
If you are comfortable with Terminal, you can use rm.
May
22
comment Constant kernel panics since Mavericks update
I have had good luck with getting Apple to do the right thing on hardware a little past warranty expiry.
Apr
24
comment Is there a calendar app that supports email reminders?
Fantastical on the Mac desktop will do this, but as far as I can tell, the iOS version does not.
Feb
3
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jan
27
asked How to show subject line for new messages in OS X Messages.app?
Nov
29
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
18
comment How to read old Apple ][ 5.25" floppy disks
Yes, we had modems back in 1985, 1200 baud if you were wealthy. The deal back then was getting an add-on card with a modem port, and a floppy with telnet, ftp, or kermit. Some of those cards could also be used for primitive peer-to-peer file transfer, if you had a second, somewhat newer computer that used a storage medium that's still easy to read.
Oct
17
comment How to read old Apple ][ 5.25" floppy disks
Some possibility of using Telnet or Kermit?
Oct
17
comment How to read old Apple ][ 5.25" floppy disks
Can you get a network card for the 2100 before you give it away? Then, of course, you can transfer the files to some more modern device. Nothing built in the last 25 years will accept an external 5.25" drive for these disks, even supposing you found the drive!
Oct
17
comment German keyboards for recent model Mac lap-top
There are numerous companies that sell plastic overlays for the different laptop keyboard, with the various layouts. With these covers, you don't need to memorize the layout or keep the Keyboard Viewer visible. (Google "apple keyboard cover"—I have no connection other than customer with any of the sellers.
Aug
29
answered What OS X and iOS software combination tracks finances?