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Long time developer in lots of different fields on different hardware using different languages for different reasons.

Greatly enjoying Ruby, Sequel, Nokogiri, Rails, Sinatra/Padrino, and trying to find time and opportunities to work with Python.

I have years and years of experience with Perl too, along with Java, SQL, Pascal, C, various assembly languages and interpreted BASICs.


Feb
8
suggested approved edit on Mac Pro in a hot country - bad idea?
Feb
8
answered Mac Pro in a hot country - bad idea?
Feb
7
comment How can I allow the cursor to continue moving immediately after clicking the trackpad?
Of course. It works like normal.
Feb
7
answered How can I allow the cursor to continue moving immediately after clicking the trackpad?
Feb
4
revised On Mac, can one easily automatize repetitive work?
added 175 characters in body
Feb
4
answered On Mac, can one easily automatize repetitive work?
Feb
3
answered Bash or Zsh, what's the difference, why use one or the other?
Jan
25
comment How to perform cleanup duties on OS X?
You'll find that Mac OS, like other *nix-based systems, can run and run with a minimum of fuss. Apple's "It just works" comment really is based on customer feedback, it's not just advertising blather.
Jan
25
comment How to perform cleanup duties on OS X?
Run the Disk Utility after any software installation, including Apple's software updates. It will reset file permissions in case they somehow changed from Apple's expected settings. Also, be aware that Apple pre-installs Ruby, Perl and Python. Don't replace those as Apple actually uses them.
Jan
24
comment Can a 60W MagSafe power adapter work interchangeably on a Macbook Pro that “requires” an 85W adapter?
What makes a difference isn't the age or model of the power-supply, it's whether the supply puts out sufficient power.
Jan
24
answered Can a 60W MagSafe power adapter work interchangeably on a Macbook Pro that “requires” an 85W adapter?
Jan
24
comment Airport Express constantly can not stream music from any device
The only thing I've seen that affects mine now is when I'm moving a lot of other data via wireless, or the wife is streaming something to her computer so the music isn't filling the buffer in the Express and it eventually runs dry. It will halt playing at that point but should eventually resync.
Jan
23
answered Airport Express constantly can not stream music from any device
Jan
21
answered If a buy a mac from another retailer, do I get the same warranty that I would get from Apple?
Jan
21
comment Monitoring and limiting internet usage
Well, I guess I could add it back as one AGAIN. It was originally a comment. At least then they can't down-vote it.
Jan
20
comment How to replace iPhone 4 front glass?
I'm sure the vender selling the glass would know better than Apple, so, sure, buy it from them. What do you have to lose?
Jan
20
comment How is it possible that my Macbook Pro with a failed logic board works just fine?
"it's letting you use it until it decides to die altogether". Gasp! Don't you understand computers? No!, it's waiting until a totally critical moment when you absolutely have to have it work, like just before backing up all your data before taking it in for a repair.
Jan
20
answered Monitoring and limiting internet usage
Jan
19
comment Getting music from a dead iPod Touch
"Shouldn't your music be in iTunes anyway?" Only music that was purchased from there would be. I have a lot of my CD collection on my iPod, which is probably about 30GB worth, and that's not on iTunes.
Jan
19
comment Mac starts up as administrator
A good question to ask is WHY is it doing that? Directly from Apple it won't do that. Has it been repaired or was it purchased used? A machine that was supposed to be new that does that would set off warnings to me.