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I'm a technology consultant from Cardiff, UK. I have a particular interest in Apple, Raspberry Pi, Bitcoin and Travel and you can find out more about me on my website. If I've helped, please consider buying me a beer.


May
2
answered File System seems slow/unresponsive: how to measure/test?
May
2
comment File System seems slow/unresponsive: how to measure/test?
Well, you can work your way through them - it should (hopefully) be clear which one is maxed out, and it might even tell you if there is a process resource hogging. I also just had an idea for a cause that I will post as an answer (its long)
May
2
reviewed Reviewed Supressing “You are Not Connected to the Internet” iChat alerts?
May
2
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
2
awarded  Custodian
May
2
comment File System seems slow/unresponsive: how to measure/test?
What does activity monitor say? It'll let you look at your entire resource usage and figure out which one is your limiting factor.
May
2
reviewed Reviewed File System seems slow/unresponsive: how to measure/test?
May
2
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a reliable, automatic subtitle downloader for Mac OS X?
Apr
17
asked Macbook Pro 2011 Heat Problems
Apr
15
comment Hard Drive Preview / Disk Utility Used Space Discrepancy?
I believe that get info excludes anything that's in your bin/trash.
Feb
13
awarded  Caucus
Jan
29
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
12
comment iTunes 11 Stuttering During Playback
Update: Turning off filevault and decrypting my hard drive appears to have entirely solved the problem.
Jan
12
comment iTunes 11 Stuttering During Playback
I've just remembered that I have FileVault enabled, and as the crashes / skips happen when the computer is performing file ops, I think turning FV off might help - decryping my hard drive now...
Jan
12
comment iTunes 11 Stuttering During Playback
Does that imply a dud drive? I've been thinking about swapping back to the 'moving part' drive anyhow.
Jan
12
comment iTunes 11 Stuttering During Playback
Side note- when it happens, the read speed on the drive drops to zero for several seconds, often the write speed is zero too.
Jan
12
comment iTunes 11 Stuttering During Playback
Screenshot of both: img.iamp.me/eI6m (That was three seconds after a skip)
Jan
12
asked iTunes 11 Stuttering During Playback
Dec
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
24
answered NAS Streaming Performance