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Mathematician, programmer, polymath.


Nov
5
comment iCloud web interface still on Daylight Savings Time
and it's Pacific Time (Cupertino)!
Oct
20
comment Change color of desktop font (Yosemite)
That's helpful information, but I'm looking at the desktop.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.