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Grumpy.


Mar
4
comment Which OS X Applications do you find indispensable?
Sublime text totally mops the floor with every other text editor.
Mar
4
comment Which OS X Applications do you find indispensable?
@hhh - When the "trial" expires, the only change is a little banner at the top of every window saying "unregistered".
Feb
18
comment Using crashplan to backup a time machine disk
Note that the crash-plan issue in the link you provide is only for local time-machine backups. It does not apply if the backup is a sparse-bundle file.
Feb
18
comment What to use on OS X Lion: OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice or NeoOffice?
@BennettMcElwee - Every time I have seen a company do that, there are generally places where you can download fan-built installers free.
Feb
11
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
11
comment Apple computers model name identification and getting detailed specs?
You need an internet connection to access "About this mac"? That's insane. It's a local hardware inspector.
Jan
21
comment Symlinked Movies and Downloads. Restore icons?
Why did you choose to keep the volumes separate, rather then joining them together into a "fusion drive"?
Jan
11
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
5
awarded  Good Question
Jan
3
comment Mountain Lion 10.8.2, Java Preferences has disappeared
Not only have the preferences disappeared, so has java altogether!
Jan
2
comment Display forwarding - for non-X programs?
@Mark - Hmmm. I'm pretty sure I actually went through the whole install process a few years ago, only to get X11-based GUIs, requiring a whole clean reinstall of python. However, this may have changed.
Jan
1
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.