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I am Josh, a Systems Engineer for Amazon.com. Prior to that I was Chief Technology Officer and the senior software developer for Digital Fruition, LLC. I specialize in PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Ruby, Linux, Mac OS X, VMware and more.

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Sep
14
comment Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies
@bmike: It's not QuickTime swapping, it's the OS caching every disk read that he's seeing. Because his other memory pages are inactive for longer than the disk cache, they get swapped out first. This is normal and desired behavior.
Sep
14
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Sep
14
comment Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies
@Kentzo: The OS automatically caches disk reads into free RAM. Memory pages which have been inactive for a long time are paged out to disk to make room for disk cache/buffers as this can actually increase performance. I put that in my answer, and am looking for a reference to back that up with.
Sep
14
revised Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies
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Sep
14
answered Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies
Sep
14
revised Mystery computer appearing in the Finder's source list
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Sep
14
comment Mystery computer appearing in the Finder's source list
Hmmmm... This is an odd issue. If you turn off your airport card, does the share go away?
Sep
11
comment iPad IMAP client
Seems like the best option to me!
Sep
9
revised How fast should my MBP internal drive be?
swap is NOT a cache!
Sep
9
suggested approved edit on How fast should my MBP internal drive be?
Sep
8
revised out of diskspace because of sparsebundle
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Sep
8
comment out of diskspace because of sparsebundle
What you could do is place the content in Apple's iCloud or any other "cloud" based storage system (including Amazon.com's cloud drive which has 5GB at no cost), at least temporarily. This would free up space.
Sep
8
comment out of diskspace because of sparsebundle
@harithski: This won't save any disk space... it will just waste time, and in fact, will use more disk space until your home directory is compressed.
Sep
8
comment out of diskspace because of sparsebundle
/tmp is still space on your boot volume...
Sep
8
comment out of diskspace because of sparsebundle
@harithski: No. You will make the problem worse if you move the files to another location on your hard disk, because you'll actually be copying them, using more space... until you log out, when the space will be reclaimed. But in the end you'll be right where you started. Your best bet is to go buy a hard drive, or burn them to DVD.
Sep
8
answered Using screencapture when remotely logged in to a headless mac via ssh
Sep
8
comment Mystery computer appearing in the Finder's source list
Using Bonjour Browser is a great thought!
Sep
8
answered Mystery computer appearing in the Finder's source list
Sep
8
answered out of diskspace because of sparsebundle
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24
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