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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.


Jan
8
comment getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)
@AndrewNimmo your suggestion is still the best one I've gotten. If you want to submit it as an answer in the next 2 hours, I'll award the bounty to you. Still haven't been able to test this or any other suggestions... dang intermittent faults.
Jan
5
comment getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)
@AndrewNimmo That sounds like a strong possibility. Frustratingly, I can't reproduce the problem at will, but I'll check that as soon as it recurs.
Jan
3
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Jan
2
comment getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)
Thanks for the advice! I had to reboot in order to get some urgent work done, so the problem isn't active right now. I'll be sure to try your suggestion and send a response next time it comes up.
Jan
2
revised getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)
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Jan
2
comment getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)
My browsers are in /Applications . I have 333GB of free disk space. I had to reboot in order to get some urgent work done, so the problem isn't appearing right now. I added the response I got from ping last time I tried.
Jan
2
comment getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)
@Mark see above. Ping provides an accurate IP address and then gives the error sendto: Cannot allocate memory.
Jan
2
answered Calendar Alarm While Machine Sleeps
Jan
1
awarded  Promoter
Jan
1
comment getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)
After a break, the problem's back again. This time it was preventing me from getting to any of my work files, so I really need a fix! Bounty added.
Dec
31
comment Calendar Alarm While Machine Sleeps
I too have this question. I've searched quite extensively, but I can't find anything (possibly because the search results are jammed by posts about power nap, or about using alerts to wake the compute).
Dec
11
comment Avoiding malware in recommendations?
I'd be careful about Sophos. A recent paper exposed a number of huge vulnerabilities created by installing Sophos, including disabling of buffer overflow protection on some systems. Sophos confirmed that these are serious concerns but hasn't been particularly proactive about fixing them. My reading is that Sophos protects against known, garden-variety attacks but could be extremely vulnerable to a targeted attack or to future Sophos-specific exploits.
Dec
11
comment Way to tell where a password dialog is coming from?
Are you suggesting that if I do this, then I can be confident that any password dialog that pops up, at any time, can only be from a benign piece of software? In other words, that I don't have to worry about knowing which application is generating a password request, because there is no untrusted software anywhere on my computer?
Dec
11
asked Way to tell where a password dialog is coming from?
Dec
7
awarded  Scholar
Dec
7
accepted Time Machine drive encryption going for 22 hours. Is it stalled?
Dec
7
comment Time Machine drive encryption going for 22 hours. Is it stalled?
This is an incredibly useful answer, thank you. I decided to abort the process shortly before reading this, so I can't test it myself. The drive has been having serious problems since then, even after reformatting, so I suspect something is going wrong with it.
Dec
7
revised Time Machine drive encryption going for 22 hours. Is it stalled?
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Dec
7
asked Time Machine drive encryption going for 22 hours. Is it stalled?
Nov
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