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Mathematician, programmer, polymath.


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?
Jun
18
comment Visible Hidden Folder Disappears After Renaming it to [Dot Underscore]
Suggest using tab completion; perhaps you have an invisible character in or at the end of the folder name.
Jun
9
awarded  Custodian
Jun
9
reviewed Approve What font is used for the file extensions in mac icons?
Jun
9
answered What font is used for the file extensions in mac icons?
Jun
9
comment What font is used for the file extensions in mac icons?
I suggest trying the Helvetica Neue and Avenir families, as Apple uses them elsewhere.
Jun
7
comment How to screen capture high-quality for printing for 300 DPI?
You mean, with live scroll bars? No.
Jun
7
answered How to screen capture high-quality for printing for 300 DPI?
Jun
2
comment Why is my Mac able to write to my NTFS hard drive?
@Nicholaz, true, the router also can have a file server. I guess the point was that even a direct USB connection can work, if you get a driver.
May
30
comment Why is my Mac able to write to my NTFS hard drive?
Then the WD firmware includes a file server (probably Samba, possibly others as well). For what it's worth, there exists software that will let you write to an NTFS drive attached to the Mac computer USB port.
May
30
comment kernel_task is using 90% CPU, what could be the cause?
I gave up on fixing a friend's Macbook Air for exactly this (well, CPU over 100%), tried most of the suggestions in that link and decided maybe the heat sensors (new logic board) were faulty. Sent her to Genius Bar.
May
23
answered MBP with Mountain Lion 10.8.3 loses connection to system SSD at random times and freezes
Apr
28
comment Charging my US iPad in Israel
I suggest you double-check your brick, that it is a OEM, or at least a good enough knock-off to be dual voltage. I haven't seen 110-only electronics for about 10 years, but you never know. I had no trouble in Israel with a Mac Desktop and several laptops, Apple and otherwise. The Israeli 3-prong pattern is unique. Are you sure your adapter is fitting in well?
Apr
23
comment Missing icons in apps menu
You might try Disk Utilities/Repair Disk Permissions, in case somehow the permissions on the graphics files are wrong.
Apr
5
comment USB Port of Macbook frequently stop working
I would wonder about hardware failure (perhaps heat-related?)
Mar
19
comment Aramaic view in Google Chrome
I don't understand either. There isn't an issue of supporting a particular language. There's an issue of supporting RTL languages, which Os X does, and of course having fonts with Syriac characters. My new best guess is that he is visiting a web page with a particular encoding which was not auto-detected by his Mac browser, but is by IE or whatever he is using on the Dark Side.
Mar
18
comment Aramaic view in Google Chrome
OS X supports Hebrew and Arabic. Perhaps you mean there is no Syriac keyboard?
Mar
18
comment iTunes put a “1” at the end of many of my song and video titles. How can I fix this?
Another approach would be to use the Find Duplicates within iTunes.