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Senior Network Engineer, Joyent.


Jun
12
comment How to make Applescript quit a specific program for all users?
Ah, that's right. Forgot about that. Fixed.
Jun
7
comment Is it possible to install Linux packages on OS X?
Like I said, you should seriously try it. It's easier to manage, it's easier to use, it's easier to fix and it's easier to contribute. I'm not trying to win. Just see for yourself, then pick the one you prefer.
Jun
7
comment Is it possible to install Linux packages on OS X?
@CajunLuke for one MacPorts will install duplicates of everything it needs. Don't want another bzip2? Too bad, you're getting one. Brew on the other hand leverages the existing system. I have 23 packages I like to install. With Macports that balloons with dependancies to 144 packages. With Homebrew, only 44. That's what I call "overly complex". You should seriously try Homebrew. You'll like it better.
Jun
7
comment Why doesn't iBooks save my place between the iPhone and iPad?
Upgrading to iCloud doesn't disable MobileMe's iDisk component. You can keep using iDisk until the EOL date even after converting to iCloud.
Jun
7
comment Update from 10.5.8 to Lion with the Lion USB stick
What kind of Mac do you have? Lion requires an Intel Mac. It won't run on PPC. If you're unsure run uname -m in Terminal.
Oct
3
comment How to boot my mac mini up when my iPod Touch is near?
WOL requires it to already be booted.
Sep
14
comment Is there a way to get Terminal on Lion to start up cleanly (without the buffered history)?
You can also close all the windows when quitting. Sometimes I like it to be clean. Sometimes I like retaining the old output.
Sep
8
comment Legality of iTunes sharing
As far as I understand, anything that iTunes will let you do, you have an implicit license for any iTunes purchased content (it would at the very least be a strong argument in court). Content obtained from other sources would be a different matter.
Aug
25
comment How do you install Adobe AIR on an ipad
@Paul - No, Apple doesn't allow alternative runtimes. What you write in Air gets compiled down to Objective C.
Aug
17
comment How to initiate VPN conection from command line?
I would recommend not putting the password on the command line. It can be read by other users.
Aug
16
comment How to stop flood of Non-Local IPv6 events in my Console (system.log)?
That's a new one on me. I've never seen that. Perhaps you could capture some ip6 traffic with tcpdump and post it somewhere?
Aug
14
comment How fast does a modern Mac SuperDrive spin a CD or DVD?
It depends on where on the disk you're reading. The outer edge of the disk has to spin faster to read at the same rate as the inner edge. So 1x is about 200-500 RPM (on the inside to the outside). There's a chart here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-ROM#Transfer_rates
Aug
8
comment How do I undo this setting on a MacBook?
Weird...didn't know there was a time limit.
Aug
8
comment Lion refuses to download from App store stating “ unable to install on this machine”
@XAleXOwnZX can you cite any references?
Aug
8
comment How do I undo this setting on a MacBook?
You should accept this answer.
Jul
30
comment Single desktop image for all desktops
Applications also have state as much as Lion does to make state a non-issue not all applications support it. Even if they did, I don't want to quit 20 apps then click 20 icons every time I change my desktop picture.
Jul
30
comment Single desktop image for all desktops
Yes but after having them open if I change it again it only affects one. Sorry, this does not help.
Jul
29
comment Will Terminal show a progress bar when I copy with “cp”?
If all files being copied do not exist in the destination I don't think there will be a noticeable difference. If some of the files do exist in the destination then it will vary because rsync does some checking. Rsync will usually (but not always) be faster in that case.
Jul
28
comment Does iChat screen sharing over the internet work in OS X Lion?
It works for me on Lion->SL or Lion->Lion.
Jul
20
comment What workarounds are there for websites that block Safari Reader?
Ars isn't blocking reader. It worked fine for me.