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Senior Network Engineer, Joyent.


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comment Best way to move to a new Mac
This is the correct answer. Use Migration Assistant.
Nov
28
comment What does Force Quit do in OS X?
Judging by when I originally posted this, I'd say it was 10.7.x. It still works on Yosemite. You need to be root or use sudo though.
Sep
15
comment Why does the enter/return key rename a file/folder, instead of opening it?
The way Windows works has no bearing on how OS X does or should operate.
Dec
9
comment How to turn off click-to-rename feature in Finder
You can also control+Z to undo the rename.
Oct
20
comment Single desktop image for all desktops
@GEdgar: Which is what I already said I do now in the question.
Aug
29
comment Single desktop image for all desktops
I know how to set them all manually. I don't want to do that.
Aug
2
comment How to install Mountain Lion on a disk that cannot be formatted in recovery mode?
I'll have to try this.
Aug
2
comment What's the difference between real memory and CPU, and what are there effects on the performance of my computer?
The short answer is that if either is over-utilized or saturated you will see performance problems.
Aug
2
comment How to install Mountain Lion on a disk that cannot be formatted in recovery mode?
Creating a single partition with Disk Utility will restore everything except the recovery partition. If I understand correctly, the OS install will create the recovery partition.
Aug
2
comment How to install Mountain Lion on a disk that cannot be formatted in recovery mode?
That will also destroy your recovery partition. If you have an external disk to boot from (or a newer Mac that will netboot over the Internet) then yes it's safe. You just need to re-partition afterward.
Jul
26
comment Stuck with Safari 6 beta
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one at least.
Jul
26
comment Stuck with Safari 6 beta
@Nathan: Yes, as you can see the second bullet point states that.
Jul
15
comment How to create a hidden partition on a hard drive?
Ah, that's right. I couldn't remember the name of the other command. Updating my answer to include that.
Jul
15
comment How to create a hidden partition on a hard drive?
Hidden in what way? Not mounted by default? Mounted but not displayed as a volume? Something else?
Jul
2
comment Buying iPhone 4S under another family member's name
+1, I do this every other year.
Jun
24
comment Getting a list of currently running processes
Ah, yes. You did say "like Activity Monitor" but I didn't think it would matter. Since I see your question's already been answered I'll just leave it at that.
Jun
23
comment Can't access apple.com webservers, App Store, nor Software Update
@BartArondson +1, but that should be /etc/hosts not /etc/hosts/.
Jun
19
comment Can you connect iPhone/iPad to Apple TV without WiFi network in place
Having a laptop he can just create an ad-hoc network and connect both to it.
Jun
19
comment How is the System Keychain secured in OS X?
Again, I can only surmise, but IMO it's actually not that different. The system itself obviously can get at the key, that's granted. I would assume that there's a system key treated similar to user keys. But now we're at the heart of your question…what provides first access?
Jun
15
comment What does Force Quit do in OS X?
@LauriRanta: Nice. I didn't try that.