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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.


Mar
2
revised Magic Trackpad stuck battery
"use glows!" sounds so nice but I think it's a typo.
Mar
2
comment Magic Trackpad stuck battery
In my experience, the stuff that leaks out of modern disposable batteries ("alkaline batteries") is a base, not an acid, and the right way to hydrate / neutralize it is vinegar. Is that incorrect?
Mar
2
suggested approved edit on Magic Trackpad stuck battery
Feb
24
asked Custom color remapping (would like to tint screen red, while also tinting red toward black)
Feb
6
comment How to print an image across two pages
The answer does explain how to print across multiple pages; it just includes the option to tweak the size so you get the page dimensions you wanted.
Jan
7
awarded  Yearling
Oct
9
awarded  Critic
Oct
8
comment How can I hide the unread counter from Outlook 2011 Dock icon?
Further confirmation that there's no built-in way to do this: answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011-macoutlook/…
Oct
2
comment Outlook sporadically stops checking mail
@JohnnyKim No, we don't.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
16
comment Outlook sporadically stops checking mail
Interesting. Are you using Mail with an Exchange server?
Sep
11
comment Applications frequently become permanently unresponsive
Preview hasn't been consistently causing problems, just this morning. I went ahead and cleared the recent files menu.
Sep
11
comment Applications frequently become permanently unresponsive
The 3 finder crash reports are for my user account. I don't recall seeing anything unusual happen at the time. They were, in order, SIGSEGV, SIGBUS, and SIGSEGV. I don't see anything else in there that I'm able to interpret. In my DiagnosticReports folder I have reports for clusters of 3-4 crashes like that every few days in the past couple of weeks.
Sep
11
comment Applications frequently become permanently unresponsive
Preview was crashing when I tried to paste an image from the clipboard. It didn't resemble the problem with apps hanging, and it doesn't seem to be recurring now.
Sep
11
comment Applications frequently become permanently unresponsive
The culprit appears to be Flash. I have it set to request permission on all sites, and the error reliably appears about 30 seconds after permitting it on one of the pages I use frequently. I will refrain from using it and see if that helps.
Sep
11
comment Applications frequently become permanently unresponsive
@Buscar웃 I've added a log.
Sep
11
revised Applications frequently become permanently unresponsive
Added link to error log
Sep
11
comment Applications frequently become permanently unresponsive
I'll do that next time I catch it -- as is so often the case, asking for help with the problem seems to have made it temporarily disappear.
Sep
11
comment Applications frequently become permanently unresponsive
@Buscar웃 There don't seem to be any log entries related to the stuck applications.
Sep
9
revised Applications frequently become permanently unresponsive
added 431 characters in body