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comment How to use the programming calculator in OS X?
You can hover over the calculator keys to see a short description of what they do. Also, watch the binary values to see a bit better what's actually going on.
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answered Combining Thunderbolt ports
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answered Location in Weather Widget is Wrong
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answered Full screen app in a small window (Picture in picture)
Dec
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comment “Open With” …running application option?
I just realised that in the specific case of BBEdit you should already have "Open File in BBEdit" within the "Services" part of the context menu (at least I do)
Dec
18
comment How can one start a process and monitor its syslog messages?
Not completely sure what you're asking for; if it's a temporary solution, you already included it in your question (wouldn't be to complicated to put in a .sh script) if it's a more long-term thing you should configure /etc/asl.conf with something like [= Sender exampleApp] [< Level Error] file exampleApp.log. In any case if you want to log something, you need to store it somewhere; whether it's a file or "only" printed on your screen, it's using more or less the same resources.
Dec
18
comment How long can I safely leave my Macbook Pro running?
Couldn't it be better to have the lid closed, since you're then not using the graphics card & monitor anymore, hence resulting in a lower overall temperature?
Dec
18
comment “Email This Page” in Yosemite
… so what exactly is your question? As a sidenote: if you're sending lots of html mail regularly (especially to different mail clients, which all render html differently), maybe you should consider alternative applications / web services instead?
Dec
18
comment “Open With” …running application option?
This should be the answer [not only for taking a screenshot whilst dragging chicken paprika onto the dock]! Alternatively, you could drag the file onto the app switcher (the one you bring up by pressing cmd+tab).
Dec
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answered Time Machine progress from the command line
Dec
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comment Can I remote desktop to another user on the same machine?
Oh my god, that's great! Finally I can quickly check things like localized strings in menus without resorting to virtual machines or logging out and back in!
Dec
12
comment How can I sleep the display from Terminal?
As a sidenote: use caffeinate -u to wake the display again.
Dec
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revised Waking display from terminal, general waking
added description of the timeout flag
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answered Waking display from terminal, general waking
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reviewed Approve Remote Management vs. Screen Sharing?
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comment Macbook boots up to grey 'prohibited' symbol
@Undo Well, the drive sectors that are used for things like swapping memory are chosen randomly at boot, as far as I know, so it could be just coincidence if you run into these errors at boot or later. Usually I'd go on with a backup on a new drive, but if I see it correctly, you've got a MacBook Air (says Pro in the first sentence), so I see that it wouldn't be easy to just buy a replacement drive… If you have a perfect backup, you could erase the hard drive with zeroes and see if it manages to finish. If it does, then it's your cables or (worse) logic board.
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comment Macbook boots up to grey 'prohibited' symbol
@Undo Dead hard drives don't alway produce a bad noise; in your case your Mac seems to be unable to find the boot system, meaning there could be corrupt sectors in an area where the system files reside, while the drive itself is perfectly mountable. Another explanation (while not as likely) are defect hard drive connector cables or even the main board. Try booting your Mac from a different (usb) drive or DVD if you have.