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Aug
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answered Programming Swift without OS X
Aug
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asked How to get Unicode 7 (Emoji, etc.) on Snow Leopard and earlier versions of OS X
Dec
10
comment Do Macs need to be defragmented?
It will likely still matter for SSDs since I assume requesting multiple extents is still more resource intensive than just one; also there is still the B-Tree lookup for files with more than 8 extents.
Dec
10
comment Do Macs need to be defragmented?
@andrewVit I don't know how HFS[+] works, but some file systems purposely move files away from other files to prevent fragmentation, so defragmenting might not help to consolidate data for a resize, since defragmented files still remain far apart.
Dec
10
comment How can I get Safari to reopen my last closed tab?
@drfrogsplat Exactly, in fact that may be a better analogy. Though it would be interesting to have a browser treat the browsing itself as the main focus. However, in today's society that would not likely be popular, what with "WebApp"s and all.
Dec
9
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Dec
9
comment How can I get Safari to reopen my last closed tab?
@drfrogsplat @ Dori -- It really makes you wonder which way makes more sense, accidentally closing a tab is obviously something to undo; but, though I may dislike it, browsers have become more of a platform than an application, the 'undo' should affect the content, not the browser itself. Although, in a world where webpages remained pages, not trying to be pseudo-applications, Safari's metaphor would, make more sense.
Jul
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Jul
24
comment Best way to run WINE on OS X?
@robZolkos WineBottler seems to run stable wine, hence the infrequent updates. Still works like a charm though. (Except maybe winetricks)
Apr
24
comment Does iChat block content in China?
careful with skype though the end-end encryption is not what they say it is: techdirt.com/articles/20081002/0903442435.shtml
Apr
24
comment Create a file which when opens and writes a line in Terminal
This can cause some truly unwanted affects as it will kill the entire Terminal application
Apr
23
comment Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid?
read through the man page of pmset or google it
Apr
23
comment Which OS X Applications do you find indispensable?
VLC is ugly since the version 2 update
Apr
23
comment Use finder to connect to IIS ftp server
@andrew Are you using Cyberduck's bookmarks?
Apr
23
comment Create a file which when opens and writes a line in Terminal
@negatron haha, no, its a chicken-egg style thing, you need execution rights to run the script; and if you want the script to give itself execution rights you have to run it. Besides, imagine how easy it would be to infect machines if you didn't need to grant execute rights; there's a reason they exist in the first place.
Apr
22
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Apr
22
answered Use finder to connect to IIS ftp server
Apr
22
answered Create a file which when opens and writes a line in Terminal
Apr
22
comment Is there no such thing as Microsoft Internet Explorer for Mac OS X?
If you're able to get it working Wine may be a better alternative, that has no 'gray area'. There are Mac Wine builds available here: winebottler.kronenberg.org/wine
Apr
22
comment Is there no such thing as Microsoft Internet Explorer for Mac OS X?
It doesn't help I'm afraid. All the user agent change does is affect how JavaScript receives a description of the browser. The ask-er is probably looking for a way to see how IE would render the actual page; which requires the actual browser/rendering engine.