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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
7
comment How can I allow the cursor to continue moving immediately after clicking the trackpad?
Of course. It works like normal.
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
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
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
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.
Jan
17
comment Peripherals with Great Mac Compatibility
I only use it once to set things up, then mostly ignore it. It's functional, like most of Apple's control panels.
Jan
11
comment Which iPod has the best sound quality?
I am a big fan of Sennheiser's headphones, both in-ear and over-the-ear. I used to sell high-end audio and they do a really good job with the design and construction. They have a neutral sound that I really like. I also have some of Bose's $100 in-ear, and prefer the Sennheisers over them too.
Jan
11
comment Which iPod has the best sound quality?
No problem. I am really happy with mine. It's amazing technology.
Dec
31
comment IPad for lightweight vacation computing?
Did you even watch the video? Vince Laforet is one of the most respected photographers out there and he shows how he uses one of his iPads on a shoot for video, and stills.
Dec
30
comment How can I rebind keys in OS X?
I added a bit more info to my answer. You're getting into territory I haven't played with in many years, and that can make a keyboard stop working if done wrong, so I recommend reading the docs first to know what you are doing, then proceeding carefully. Ukelele will probably help, but you still need to know how it fits into what you are trying to do, otherwise you could accidentally hose yourself.
Dec
30
comment How can I rebind keys in OS X?
Also, the KeyBindings and Keyboard Layouts are where .dict files get stored, which is what I talked about in my answer. Google has some good hits for mac os KeyBindings. Also, the TextMate site has Key bindings for switchers
Dec
30
comment How can I rebind keys in OS X?
You're not giving a whole lot of useful information. WHAT type of keyboard, i.e., brand, layout, and what language?
Dec
30
comment How can I rebind keys in OS X?
If you mean that you want to change between one international type of keyboard to another, then check under "System Preferences > Language & Text > Input Sources".
Dec
30
comment Is it possible to run Nautilus on OS X?
What feature(s) of Nautilus do you like over Finder?
Dec
23
comment All possible updates to Mac OS X?
It's one of those things that a lot of people don't think about. You'll see a lot of people say to go ahead and update the system languages, but I've seen what it can do. Flakey, weird stuff happens that are really hard to explain or diagnose. So, now I just leave it alone and go mess around in my own RVM created sandbox. At a minimum I'd recommend installing from source into /usr/local/ or via one of the *port package managers. It just feels safer.