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Senior Network Engineer, Joyent.


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.
Jun
14
comment Is it possible to use Back To My Mac DNS or routing information from the command line?
host doesn't work because it's using the DNS resolver, not the system resolver. ping doesn't work because BTTM uses IPv6. Try ping6 instead and you'll see it responds.
Jun
12
comment How to make Applescript quit a specific program for all users?
Ah, that's right. Forgot about that. Fixed.