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bio website maclemon.at
location Vienna, Austria
age 40
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Mac and iOS developer, Mac OS X Server Sysadmin, Privacy and anonymity advocate, tor relay operator, avid member of Metalab (awesome hackspace in my Vienna.)

Organizer of CryptoParty Wien and Cocoaheads Wien


May
25
comment Jailbreaking a stolen iPhone 5S after remote wipe from Find My iPhone
Activation lock can be (surprisingly easily) circumvented.
May
25
comment Sound recorder for Mac OS X
Yes, also with recent/current versions of Audacity. You just do not want to take any risk. Especially when it comes to things like 12h recordings. Audacity is free and a nice tool for small things. It is not stable enough for (professional) longer recordings. YMWV
Feb
6
comment How do I get Wi-Fi info from within Terminal?
Better than creating a symlink would likely be to create an alias in your shell initialization. alias airport="/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current‌​/Resources/airport" Doesn't need sudo privileges hence is available for non-admin users alike and doesn't affect other users.
Jan
15
comment Script to be activated if web page changes
If the server publishes an ETag or Last-Modified header, you wouldn't even need to download the whole page but only the headers reducing resource wasting on both sides.
Jan
14
comment Weird issues ejecting external hard drive
That surely is not the whole output for /dev/disk3.
Jan
14
comment ECDSA ssh key on 10.8.2
Is /usr/bin/ssh-keygen the only version of this on your system and do you have maybe multiple OpenSSL versions? My 10.8.2 system has ssh -V OpenSSH_5.9p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8r 8 Feb 2011.
Jan
14
comment Weird issues ejecting external hard drive
What does diskutil list say about the partitions on the disk?
Jan
7
comment How to pinpoint cause of disk I/O errors
Replace the cable for a known-good cable and see if the problem goes away. If you don't have any troubles with the same disk in an external enclosure my bet stays on the SATA cable.
Jan
7
comment How to pinpoint cause of disk I/O errors
If it's not the harddrive it can very likely be the the internal SATA cable the drive is connected with.
Jan
7
comment How to sync an invitation on Iphone to Google Calendar
Did you add the event to a calendar that is actually synced with Google or maybe (by accident) to a local calendar only?
Dec
12
comment How many photos can iPad handle?
Yes, 200k images, but I only sync about 10k to my iPad which works fine. I know of way larger libraries than mine and Aperture is fine with that.
Dec
12
comment iPhone 4S unlock and/or jailbreak?
Which iOS version and baseband (aka Modem Firmware) are you running? You can find this information in Settings > General > About under Version and Modem Firmware.
Dec
12
comment How do I figure out if my OS is Mac OS X 32 bit or 64 bit?
Also this only gives you the arch of the kernel. On a Core2Duo (a 64 bit CPU) you still only run a 32bit kernel if the bootrom of that machine is not 64bit clean. You can still (and should) use a 64bit Eclipse on that machine.
Dec
12
comment How many photos can iPad handle?
The image size also depends on the display type. Retina devices get higher resolution images which are still scaled down from the original if it is larger than the display resolution of the iDevice. My personal Photo library is around 200k images of which I sync around 10k to my iPad 2 and that works just fine.
Dec
12
comment MacBook Air wifi NIC: supported channels
In the EU channels 1-13 are allowed by regulation and also supported by Mac hardware. The Asia/Pacific region adds channel 14 but only goes down to 6. Channels 6-11 are supported all over the world on 2.4GHz (802.11b/g)
Dec
12
comment Alternative to APLAY for Mac OS X bash
See it as a longer time delay for buffering playback. :-) how is that data to be interpreted? That might help to find a suitable command line utility that works on OS X to play the data generated by the utility. (For example that might work with mpg123 though I haven't tried that yet.)
Dec
12
comment Cut-Paste files or folders on Mac OS X
You mixed the modifier keys up. Moving across logical volume boundaries requires the command key. Forcing a copy within a logical volume requires the option (alt) key.
Dec
12
comment Is it possible to sync music and podcasts between an iPhone and Mac, but exclude Apps?
My screenshot is from iTunes 10.7. I guess it's still available in iTunes 11, but maybe at another location.
Dec
10
comment How can I determine if the screen is asleep in Mountain Lion, from the command line?
So actually checking if Thunderbird is currently in use would be sufficient if you could prevent the user from launching it during runtime. (For example by removing the execute priv from the binary. Though this would be a very hacky way.)
Dec
10
comment How can I determine if the screen is asleep in Mountain Lion, from the command line?
It does detect HID, which Timbuktu (lol that still exists?) obviously does not. You may get a simulated HID event by using VNC (e.g. with ScreenSharing.app). You original post didn't say anything about remote control. Just out of curiosity, what is it that you want to run and why would it need the user to be idle. (And what happens when the user becomes active again while it is still running?)