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Jan
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accepted How do I copy the name of the song currently playing on an internet radio station in iTunes?
Jan
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revised How do I copy the name of the song currently playing on an internet radio station in iTunes?
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reviewed Approve How do I copy the name of the song currently playing on an internet radio station in iTunes?
Jan
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asked How do I copy the name of the song currently playing on an internet radio station in iTunes?
Jan
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comment Can the Finder be tricked into assigning symlinks and aliases different icons?
Aliases fail when accessed via ordinary system calls, making them unusable from almost all programming languages, scripting environments, etc., even the command line. Hard links are the only POSIX correct way to provide the functionality you describe.
Dec
26
comment How to get a mac to wait longer for external disk to wake up upon resuming from sleep?
If you have regular problems a process preventing unmounting then use lsof to identify the process and files, maybe you can correct that application's behavior by moving the files onto the primary drive and/or frequently quitting that application.
Dec
26
comment Safari v5.1.2 crashes frequently
I'll try out Chrome, thanks. I'd rather learn about debugging Safari's crash to identify the guilty JavaScript or whatever, but alright.
Dec
26
accepted Safari v5.1.2 crashes frequently
Dec
26
comment Lion's Preview regularly hangs when unhiding with open documents
I've noticed that Preview often resumes correctly when not trying to open another document. Anyone tried creating a tool to block open document messages to Preview until the activation message has completed?
Dec
24
comment How to get a mac to wait longer for external disk to wake up upon resuming from sleep?
If you have macports, you can install sleepwatcher with sudo port install sleepwatcher apparently
Dec
21
comment How to get a mac to wait longer for external disk to wake up upon resuming from sleep?
If you click though to the macosxhints.com, it discusses remounting the drive on wake, which works unless the drive in encrypted.
Dec
21
comment How to get a mac to wait longer for external disk to wake up upon resuming from sleep?
None afaik, umount itself usually requires root, but maybe hdiutil handles that.
Dec
21
awarded  Revival
Dec
21
answered How to get a mac to wait longer for external disk to wake up upon resuming from sleep?
Dec
21
comment Can I install OS X lion on a disk that is OS X Extended Journaled encrypted?
Is this correct? Are there any instructions for doing so? It didn't go very well for ppoen apparently. :(
Dec
19
comment Any tips for blocking an address range for outgoing packets?
+1 anyways, always good when people mention user friendly tools that help expose apps phoning home.
Dec
19
comment Any tips for blocking an address range for outgoing packets?
I would worry that a closed source tool like Little Snitch already ignores traffic it's authors deemed unimportant. I've used Little Snitch's free version for evaluating non-Apple software before though.
Dec
18
asked Any tips for blocking an address range for outgoing packets?
Dec
15
answered Spotlight is disabled for my main volume
Dec
14
comment Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?
If the client does not encrypt the data, then the data is exposed on the server side, maybe not exposed on disk, but exposed. Rest assured that, if Apple receives a court order for your data, they have the capacity to hand it over unencrypted.