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Mar
30
comment How to Replace Misplaced OS Files
Hm, those are all .h files, which are most likely header files. You might have a hard time compiling some stuff, but I can't imagine how that would break existing binaries
Mar
30
comment How do I find how much disk space a program is occupying?
It seems to be perpetually "on sale". I bought it 6 months ago when it was "on sale" for $10.
Mar
30
comment Quicktime Screen Recording doesn't work in Lion
@penguinrob Hm, nothing unusual there. This is pretty bizarre. Maybe try creating a new user account and seeing if you still get the problem there? If you do, maybe it's a HDCP issue with the monitor you're using, but I'm otherwise at a loss here.
Mar
30
comment Quicktime Screen Recording doesn't work in Lion
@penguinrob What are your settings under the triangle on the right?
Mar
30
comment How can I programatically fill a flash drive with my latest photos from iPhoto?
@iolsmit As per Daniel's specs, the script will not copy the original if it was modified
Mar
30
comment How can I programatically fill a flash drive with my latest photos from iPhoto?
P.S. Please no comments on coding style or whatever, this was one of those projects where I stopped once it worked. And yes, it does use a regex to parse XML - again, it works, and I didn't find a built-in XML lib I liked (I didn't want to add dependencies)
Mar
29
comment Do the current Apple USB Keyboards support charging the iPad?
The Apple USB Keyboard - see gentmatt's answer
Mar
29
comment Do the current Apple USB Keyboards support charging the iPad?
Thanks for undeleting your answer - you and I both found the same article, but this is a better answer.
Mar
29
comment Do the current Apple USB Keyboards support charging the iPad?
The keyboard can provide 500mA, but apparently that's not enough.
Mar
29
comment Do the current Apple USB Keyboards support charging the iPad?
Apple has a habit of bending the rules when it comes to USB, otherwise how could I charge my iPad directy from my computer?
Mar
28
comment Do computers slow down as they age?
I suspect that the solid state components (processor, memory, graphics, etc) continue to operate at the same speed, but what about the hard drive? It's conceivable that the spindle motor or the seek head might slow down over time, no?
Mar
27
comment Export iTunes music library information (album, artist, track names) to CSV or spreadsheet format?
I've been testing this out, and it works great for up to a few hundred rows, but I can't get it to work much beyond that. If the OP wants to do analytics on his entire library, he may want to use my method.
Mar
27
comment Export iTunes music library information (album, artist, track names) to CSV or spreadsheet format?
Huh, didn't even consider that. Nice answer!
Mar
27
comment Does daisy chaining FireWire 800 and 400 cause all devices to use 400 speeds?
This is a fantastic answer. Thanks so much for the work you put into it!
Mar
27
comment Does daisy chaining FireWire 800 and 400 cause all devices to use 400 speeds?
This is sort of what I suspected - the protocol doesn't specify either way, so it becomes an implementation detail. Good to know, but still annoying that the speed of devices in the chain depends on the position of those devices in that chain.
Mar
27
comment What should I do if my iPod keeps saying “Connect to power”?
@bassplayer7 As I read the question, the iPod appears to charge when connected to the computer, but instantly dies when removed. If this is the case, it's pretty much a closed case that the battery has died.
Mar
27
comment How to increase the size of the OS X user interface without lowering the resolution?
@SoftTimur The HiDPI resolutions are provided in addition to, instead of, the standard resolutions in Displays. However, disabling them is as easy as going into Quartz Debug and unchecking the HiDPI option. Once that's done, you can trash the Graphics Tools for Xcode DMG that you downloaded.
Mar
27
comment How to increase the size of the OS X user interface without lowering the resolution?
@SoftTimur I'm sorry, but HiDPI is designed to be a 2X multiple of existing resolutions. 2X was chosen because it scales well. Apple had been playing with other multiples in past years, but never got it to look or work properly
Mar
25
comment Wobbly Macbook Pro
"If your Apple MacBook wobbles, straighten your table" designarchives.aiga.org/#/entries/%2Bid%3A15483/_/detail/…
Mar
24
comment Does having Bluetooth enabled draw extra power when no devices are connected?
The answer is yes, as the radio needs to be powered on in case devices try to connect, but I have no idea how much.