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bio website heroicsoftware.net
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seen Aug 31 '13 at 18:07

Freelance software engineer/developer/programmer in New York City. Focused on native iPhone app development, but I could probably make you a Mac app if you ask real nice.

Among other things, I'm responsible for

  • FatWatch, the best Hacker's Diet tool for iPhone,
  • MetroCost, a tool to save you money on public transit, and
  • Fingerpaintball, a brick breaking game designed for iPad.

My company is Heroic Software. I have a blog, a tumblelog, and I tweet.


Aug
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awarded  Critic
Aug
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comment How to avoid a kernel panic during Lion install to USB disk?
Updated my question; nothing useful in Installer log; tried nvram -x -p but nothing relevant is there. I think that command is just for getting settings out of PRAM, not panic info, though.
Aug
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revised How to avoid a kernel panic during Lion install to USB disk?
more on install.log
Aug
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revised How to avoid a kernel panic during Lion install to USB disk?
clarified that install started
Aug
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comment How to avoid a kernel panic during Lion install to USB disk?
Google it and see what happens? Do you understand what MD5 hashing is?
Aug
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comment How to avoid a kernel panic during Lion install to USB disk?
Once I compute the MD5 hash what do I compare it to?
Aug
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comment How to avoid a kernel panic during Lion install to USB disk?
@bmike Do you know where to find the panic dump, given that I was booted under the Lion installer?
Aug
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awarded  Student
Aug
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awarded  Editor
Aug
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revised What is the difference between sync-ing my iPhone and backing-up my iPhone?
fixing typos
Aug
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comment What is the difference between sync-ing my iPhone and backing-up my iPhone?
In general it won't; if your settings are to sync the latest three episodes of a podcast, it might remove an earlier one that you've already watched, but even in that case it will still be on your computer. iTunes is usually pretty good about warning you before it outright deletes anything, and gives you a chance to cancel.
Aug
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suggested suggested edit on What is the difference between sync-ing my iPhone and backing-up my iPhone?
Aug
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answered What is the difference between sync-ing my iPhone and backing-up my iPhone?
Aug
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asked How to avoid a kernel panic during Lion install to USB disk?
Jul
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answered does the iphone do RGB sub-pixel rendering?
Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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comment How do you pronounce the clover-like key (⌘)?
You'll have to take that up with Susan Kare. Since she was working in 1983, it's unlikely that any existing symbol would be a perfect fit.
Jul
29
comment How do you pronounce the clover-like key (⌘)?
Actually, Apple only started printing "command" on the key a few years ago.
Jul
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awarded  Teacher
Jul
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answered How do you pronounce the clover-like key (⌘)?