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I'm a hybrid programmer / web designer / psychology researcher. I'm currently doing internet-based psychological interventions with a University of California health research lab, trying to help folks learn skills for creating positive emotions and coping with stress effectively.

I also help non-technologically-inclined researchers and administrators manage and collate large datasets. Munging unruly text files may not be glamorous, but you'd be surprised how often it's what gets the science done.


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awarded  Notable Question
Mar
12
comment getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)
This works! And unlike my solution, it actually fixes the underlying problem and helps explain what's going on. Thank you!
Mar
12
accepted getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)
Feb
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revised getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)
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awarded  Notable Question
Dec
13
answered How Do I Use 'cp' to Overwrite Files?
Dec
6
comment How Do I Use 'cp' to Overwrite Files?
Not sure why this was downvoted. I was under the impression that explicitly specifying -f would override -i in the alias, but I checked and it does not. The poster should find out whether they have cp aliased (type alias cp). They can change the alias in their profile or use /bin/cp as suggested.
Dec
4
answered getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)
Aug
15
comment Tab key sometimes fails to autocomplete in Go To Folder… sheets in Mountain Lion
Ah, how fleeting memory can be.
Aug
15
comment Tab key sometimes fails to autocomplete in Go To Folder… sheets in Mountain Lion
@fluffy I hate it too, but it's been that way for as long as I can remember. Did Finder's autocomplete ever work the way it does in the shell?
Jul
8
comment Why did some applications have to rebuild their database after a Time Machine rollback?
Thanks, that helps a lot! I searched for info on this, but I assumed that it was an issue of the backup being out of sync with some external information source rather than Time Machine deliberately excluding some things.
Jul
8
accepted Why did some applications have to rebuild their database after a Time Machine rollback?
Jul
8
asked Why did some applications have to rebuild their database after a Time Machine rollback?
Jul
8
answered How do I block specific places on a web site's domain?
Jun
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May
31
comment How do I enable a standard account to SSH in?
I didn't technically rewrite rm, I wrote trash and aliased rm to trash for my account. But your example goes farther, and provides a strong reason not to do that either...
May
15
revised “device not configured” error when attempting to reach specific websites
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15
comment “device not configured” error when attempting to reach specific websites
It doesn't appear to even be trying to load the site. Also note that I get these anomalous error messages when I use ping, so I don't think it has to do with the content of their web pages. I've also verified that these sites respond to pings normally using a different computer.
May
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