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Jan
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comment Display forwarding - for non-X programs?
Oh, Doh, I read your question wrong. derp. For what it's worth, you can run matplotlib through X11/XQuartz even on a mac. If you install matplotlib through macports, I'm pretty sure it installs the X11 version, rather then the Cocoa version (which is what I thought you wanted when I commented).
Dec
31
comment Display forwarding - for non-X programs?
You could probaby do this with XQuartz, but you'd get 1. X11-style windows, and 2. it would be really hairy.
Dec
28
comment RAID questions with ML
I'm honestly not sure. I have a decent amount of experience mucking about with linux RAID setups, but I'm completely unfamiliar with how the software-RAID system works on a mac. I could help you get those hard drives to work on a linux box, but on a mac you're on your own.
Dec
26
comment RAID questions with ML
Oh, and remember, RAID is not backup.
Dec
26
comment RAID questions with ML
It's definitely possible to go from a single-drive setup to a multi-drive RAID-1 array. Going to a parity-based system like RAID-5 is more involved. I know the linux md raid system can convert a RAID-1 to a RAID-5 system. I'm not sure what underpins the apple raid system, though.
Dec
26
comment Which OS X programs can rapidly find and replace text in very large files?
@patrix - My first thought was sed too, and then I saw the 7MB comment. 7MB is not a large file. I have 1GB+ log files floating around, and even those really aren't that large. My first thought is a poorly optimized regex.
Dec
24
awarded  Custodian
Dec
24
reviewed No Action Needed How do you get Mac OS Finder to group folders together when sorting?
Dec
23
comment What does the Thunderbolt Display offer besides a display?
@BDotA - Basically, except the whole thing is Intel's idea. Apple just was the first to bring it to market.
Dec
23
answered What does the Thunderbolt Display offer besides a display?
Dec
10
answered How accurate are iOS apps that measure heart rate?
Dec
4
comment FTP Client with Email notifications?
If you're open to command-line hackery, this should be quite easy to do.
Dec
3
comment SD CARD saying read only after I tried to delete files from the card
Are you sure you didn't bump the "read only" switch on the SD card when you were handling them/inserting them into the laptop? I know I've done that myself.
Nov
26
comment How can I create a new Recovery Partition on EXTERNAL disk?
If you are trying to do this to a disk with data on it, it may not be possible, as you cannot move the start of a HFS partition. It depends on whether the recovery partition has to be physically before the data partition or not.
Nov
26
comment Your computer can't be shut down now, because software is being installed
@grprado - I do it pretty regularly (ever week or so. My mac crashes more then my PC!), and have not had any problems yet.
Nov
26
revised What are the home and net folders I see within finder?
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Nov
26
answered What are the home and net folders I see within finder?
Nov
20
awarded  Custodian
Nov
20
reviewed Reviewed How to print to a Ricoh Aficio printer requiring authentication?
Nov
20
reviewed Reviewed How does memory management work in Mac OS X?