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bio website maclemon.at
location Vienna, Austria
age 39
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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


Nov
22
comment Why can't I drag columns in Finder's Column View?
I was referring to the need for vertical scrolling due to content length. Horizontal scrollbars never affect columns.
Nov
22
comment MacBook Pro external monitors not working
Sorry, must have overlooked this, you're right. Can you test with another adapter or cable combo?
Nov
22
comment How can I disable the Option+click hiding behaviour?
option-klicking a windwow's title bar doesn't have any standard functionality, so it doesn't make sense to do this. With window-item I meany any widget within that window, like buttons.
Nov
21
comment Do SSDs need to be defragmented?
Defragmenting an SSD is actually technically not possible since the wear-weaving will distribute any freshly written blocks across the chips anyway. Allocation blocks (like sektors on a spinning harddrive) aren't physically contiguous in flash memory.
Nov
7
comment How to tweak boot time by disabling apple kexts (including cryptography related ones)?
Thanks, corrected. :-)
Sep
29
comment Recover in-memory Pages data from failed hibernation wakeup
Do you have the decryption keys for the RAM image? Sleepimages are not saved plain so before you have any chance of getting anything back from that RAM image you need to decrypt it. Regardless of the fact that I don't know where exactly OS X stores that key it's extremely unlikely that you can still recover the necessary key.
Sep
29
comment OS X 10.5 upgrade to OS X 10.7 with data saving
10.7 officially allows for direct upgrade down to 10.5.8.
Sep
29
comment mount AFP share, carrying the server's file ACLs through to the client
If you're in need to often change your ACLs you may want to rethink your concept. In my personal experience there is no need to do this once it's properly set up. One usually only adds or removes people from groups. - You may have an ACL inherited that overrides another one unintentionally. Better separate to multiple share points than cutting on the read prig with an ACL. - If you want to have your backups read only, add an ACL there overriding write and delete and inheriting that to subfolders.
Sep
29
comment How can I search for photos taken at a specific time?
You can also search based on that EXIF data with the Finder.
Sep
29
comment Why does my macbook pro displays random garbled blocks?
Are you using gfxCardStatus by Cody Krieger? (If yes, update to the latest version.)
Sep
29
comment Macbook Air motherboard description
GSX will not give you this information either. (I have access to GSX.) You will get limited information in the device's TechNote if one is available for that model. (You need to have service personnel status with Apple to access this information.)
Sep
29
comment secure erasing empty space without destroying the disk
Can also be done from the terminal via diskutil secureErase freespace level device. See man diskutil for what the parameters mean. - Unformatted disks can be overwritten with random data with diskutil randomDisk [times] device or zeroes with diskutil zeroDisk device or just use good old dd.
Sep
29
comment Sound recorder for Mac OS X
I can not recommend Audacity for recordings longer than 30 minutes (or basically anything at all, but that is my personal opinion). It's just not stable enough on OS X. The already mentioned QuickTime Player X will work well for that. As already suggested, recording quality heavily depends on the microphone, not the software.
Aug
11
comment Mail signature changes font size when sent to Gmail
You generally cannot be sure or control how the message will be displayed at the recipient and this is a good thing! Your recipient may have custom fonts turned off all the way, alter colors, font face and size to their liking or needs. Also their current way of reading the email may not be able to display the fonts/colors at all. (Like on a mobile (not-so-smart) phone, or in a Terminal or WebMail interface.)
Aug
10
comment Can my Mac tell jokes?
Has been around since System 7 when Macintalk was introduced. :-)
Aug
10
comment Two key combos for Enclosing Folder, but same result
This behavior has been existing since Classic Mac OS.
Aug
2
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
If the brightness symbols are already printed on keys, then those keys will usually work that way. F14/F15 will work on other (full sized) keyboards without printed brightness keys. (Like the Apple Pro Keyboard I just tested on Lion and I can confirm this still works.)
Aug
2
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
Title is much improved now, thanks. Still implies that the user's home resides on the system boot volume but it is safe to assume that this is the case for most users.
Aug
1
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
Previously this was on F14/F15 if I remember correctly.
Aug
1
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
Any way to turn off the time consuming bouncing animation?