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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


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?)
Dec
10
comment How can I determine if the screen is asleep in Mountain Lion, from the command line?
Could it be that you're running a non OS X bundled version of see or GNU sed? Have you checked your $PATH just in case your shell uses sed installed for example by port, homebrew or fink?
Dec
10
comment How can I determine if the screen is asleep in Mountain Lion, from the command line?
It works perfectly on my machines running 10.6.8 (bash) as well as 10.8.2 (zsh). (I don't have a Lion Mac at hand.) You could also try to derive from echo $(( $(ioreg -c IOHIDSystem | grep HIDIdleTime | sed -e 's/[^0-9]//g') / 1000000000 ))
Dec
10
comment Lack of sharing options
The sharing context depends on the selected item. Not every kind of item can be shared with every service. Also it is kind of dumb since it will for example list flickr and Facebook for sharing a picture where I don't have accounts on these platforms (and hence they aren't set up on my Mac).
Dec
10
comment Why file links appear in the folder sidebar and how can I prevent this from happening?
There is no option to lock the sidebar that I know of. A quick glance in the upper left hand corner of the screen next to the  menu will always show the name of the frontmost application that will receive your keystrokes. In my experience you'll get used to where the focus of the system currently is as there are many indicators beyond the application menu.
Dec
10
comment How to subscribe to particular IMAP folders in Mac Mail
strauberry: You correctly interpreted as a no. :-)
Dec
10
comment How to subscribe to particular IMAP folders in Mac Mail
Is this your own account or a shared IMAP folder from somebody elses account? You can only configure folder subscriptions for shared folders in Mail.app. Your own folders will always be synced.
Dec
10
comment How can I determine if the screen is asleep in Mountain Lion, from the command line?
Did you copy/paste the command? Mixing up the different kinds of quotes and backticks will break it. Just in case copying doesn't work here use this paste bin pastebin.com/7JrPNxYU
Dec
10
comment iMac 2012 RAM upgrade with mixed voltages
With iMac 2012 you mean the model without an optical drive on the side? 21.5" or 27" model?
Dec
8
comment How do I find the windowid of Google Chrome to pass to screencapture -l
As the original poster added, he explicitly needs a screenshot of the Chrome browser window, and that one will include a scrollbar at times. If you want to do screenshots of full webpages without any browser chrome (toolbars, location bar, scrollbars, etc.) you can use Webkit2PNG. github.com/paulhammond/webkit2png
Dec
6
comment How do I find the windowid of Google Chrome to pass to screencapture -l
About the only downside is that you likely will want to convert the .tiff screenshots to something more compact like .png which is easy with the build in sips. sips -s format png Path/To/Image.tiff --out Path/To/ConvertedImage.png which actually results in a single copy/convert step.
Dec
6
comment is there a way to create an AFP link to point to any user's home directory?
Don't tell users to click on random executable attachments. It's better to educate them on where to find their files.
Dec
6
comment Is it possible to configure OS X to use the domain-name supplied by DHCP option 15?
OS X get's it hostnames from DNS, not from DHCP. If you want to assign proper hostnames, you need to make A/AAAA/PTR entries resolve.
Dec
6
comment How to disable microphone for OS X?
Sound routing is a user setting, so you cannot keep user's from switching it. You might be able to do that via parental controls, haven't checked that. If you're in a very high security environment you're better off disconnecting the internal mics in hardware. That still leaves the possibility to connect an external mic.
Dec
6
comment How do I find the windowid of Google Chrome to pass to screencapture -l
Does ist explicitly have to be the Chrome window, or do you actually just need the webpage you're visiting to an image? (Given Webkit rendering.)
Dec
6
comment Hide/Remove a Key from Keychain Access
Just out of curiosity: What's the point in trying to keep the WiFi password from being seen by students? One will eventually find out and spread it. (Technically I seconds bmike's suggestion. My own experience says “Don't try to fight your users, you'll loose.”.)
Dec
3
comment How to get list of played pdocasts in Itunes so that I select which to delete?
Did you try ⌘⌫ (command backspace) to delete files?
Nov
24
comment Internet Sharing on Mac via LAN
No, I actually meant removing the interface from the System Preferences > Network > Interfaces list on the left. Had I meant to unplug/replug the cable I would have said so.
Nov
23
comment Internet Sharing on Mac via LAN
How is your WiFi connection configured? Have you tried removing the Ethernet interface from the list of network devices and readding it?
Nov
23
comment Do I have malware? Mysterious connection made by app
It would really help to name the app. For example many Twitter Clients will request website URLs to see if they need to unwrap shortened-URLs like t.co or bit.ly so they can display the full domain to the user. This will, of course, show a request to said domain in LittleSnitch. Also, you don't give any details on which port/protocol was accessed. (Seems you tried 80/tcp aka http already.)