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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.


Jun
18
awarded  Popular Question
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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May
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
15
revised “device not configured” error when attempting to reach specific websites
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May
15
comment “device not configured” error when attempting to reach specific websites
@Buscar웃 Thanks for the suggestion; I've added a list.
May
15
revised “device not configured” error when attempting to reach specific websites
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May
15
asked “device not configured” error when attempting to reach specific websites
Feb
23
comment My new MBP Retina needs to be recharged after 2 1/2 hours
Yes, if Chrome is constantly running at 100%, that's what's draining your battery. And no, that shouldn't be happening. That usually happens to me when there's a rogue flash application or something like that slamming my processor.
Feb
22
comment Disable copying of file
Why pictures? If they're able to read the code, couldn't they just copy-paste it into a document on their computer? There's no reasonable way to prevent that.
Feb
22
comment Lost first backups - time machine
Good point. I didn't realize it started purging old daily backups right away, rather than just not guaranteeing that it would keep them.
Feb
22
comment Lost first backups - time machine
Not necessarily. They could just be looking to revert to an early version of an existing file.
Feb
22
comment Lost first backups - time machine
Data recovery software definitely won't help if Time Machine deleted those backups in order to immediately overwrite the drive space with new backups.
Feb
21
accepted Switch from sleep to hibernate after set time
Feb
19
comment Switch from sleep to hibernate after set time
Oh, that's great, thank you. I experimented with standbydelay, but it didn't work when I tried it -- I didn't know that a USB device could keep it from engaging. I'll do another test right now.
Feb
19
comment How to stop Mountain Lion to stop shutting down and closing all my applications?
This would not lead to applications being quit when the computer locks.
Feb
19
revised Switch from sleep to hibernate after set time
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Feb
19
comment How do I re-enable the touchscreen on my iPhone after I've disabled it?
+1: The original question is vague enough that I dont know if it deserves an answer, or is capable of being answered. However, I salute this effort at cataloging everything that could disable a touchscreen in a theoretically reversible way.
Feb
19
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
19
revised How can I modify an existing FAT partition without losing its data?
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