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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
13
comment Can I force finder to open without loading previous files?
Tried all three - still loading up everything including the crashed file. Thanks for your help though.
May
13
comment Can I force finder to open without loading previous files?
Finder hangs as soon as it tries to open the files, because one of the past files caused it to crash.
May
2
comment File System seems slow/unresponsive: how to measure/test?
They sound to me like things that could be caused by a corrupt spotlight index. It may be something else entirely, but its as good a place to start as any.
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
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.
Apr
15
comment Hard Drive Preview / Disk Utility Used Space Discrepancy?
I believe that get info excludes anything that's in your bin/trash.
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)
Oct
8
comment OSX Mountain Lion - Screensaver Greyed Out
But the screensaver time option is greyed out. Something is clearly blocking it?
Oct
7
comment OSX Mountain Lion - Screensaver Greyed Out
Built in, tiled images coming from a folder. I don't have caffeine or anything else like that enabled which would block it, either.
Oct
7
comment OSX Mountain Lion - Screensaver Greyed Out
Indeed. It'll just sit idling for hours - I left it doing some FTP operations last night, in the hope that it would sleep on completion - it didn't.
Oct
5
comment Facebook Birthdays in Notification Centre
I have that disabled already, it still shows in notification centre, above my regular calendars.
Oct
4
comment Facebook Birthdays in Notification Centre
Where is that? I can't find it in mail contacts and calendars, quick google says it couldn't be done in iOS 5, changed in six?
Oct
4
comment Facebook Birthdays in Notification Centre
That's what I have done, but I would love to have contacts sync again.
Jul
27
comment Macbook Pro Sleep Battery Drain
Have done that one, and since I upgraded it to mountain lion the waking battery drain has been pretty terrible too - I'm down from nearly 7 hours to a little over three. Thinking it might be time for a genius visit.
Jul
22
comment Macbook Pro Sleep Battery Drain
It does, a gentle slow pulse.
Apr
21
comment iPhone GMail Push Setup (Exchange) Delete > Bin rather than Delete > Archive?
You wonderful, wonderful person. Thanks for your help!