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Me: Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc., Web Worker, and Natural-Born World Shaker.

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Do it! - as simple as you can, just what is essential to pass it forward. from http://smallactsmanifesto.org/


Apr
1
comment How to stop iTunes from automatically downloading purchased TV shows?
@tnorthcutt I don't know. I seem to recall that setting being somewhere else in iTunes preferences.
Feb
2
comment How to stop iTunes from automatically downloading purchased TV shows?
@mhulse thank you :) I'm so glad this helped someone else.
Mar
9
comment A jabber chat client that displays a list of rooms?
@SteveMoser You won't see "Public Chatrooms" if you're using the google chat service. I no longer use Adium with public chatrooms, because I no longer work at a job that has public chatrooms. I apologize if my answer didn't apply to your situation. Best of luck!
Apr
4
comment How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?
A very cool app indeed, but I'm seeking a way to input Unicode character using the ALT + 4-digit-hex if the keyboard is set to "Unicode Hex Input". Thank you for the suggestion!
Mar
3
comment How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?
@Kyle Cronin: Technical terms here might yield a better answer. So would you mind changing the words "by ID" in the question to "using a code point"? You'll see much written about Unicode being misunderstood in the computing world, and I'd like to be careful not to spread any misinformation or introduce ambiguous terminology in an already complex subject! Thank you :)
Feb
21
comment A jabber chat client that displays a list of rooms?
@Dori thanks for the retag! Hopefully, someone will know the answer to this soon. I hope Psi isn't the only option. For whatever reason it didn't work, and my IT guy couldn't confirm that the server wasn't configured correctly as @VxJasonxV suggested.
Feb
15
comment A jabber chat client that displays a list of rooms?
Thanks, but that didn't work for me. Looks like it hasn't been an actively developed piece of software for a couple of years either.
Feb
3
comment How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?
No worries Philip. Hopefully, this question might spurn others to find an answer or encourage the engineers at Apple to implement it. I the meantime, please don't take offense to me not having marked this as an answer. I'm optimistic that we'll soon find this available via some special setting or key combo. In a very internationalized technology world it would seem only appropriate that this feature exists--even if it is insufficiently documented at the moment. Thank you so much for taking the time to look into this.
Feb
3
comment Microsoft Outlook versus iCal versus Google Calendar
Great workaround! I've been wanting to use Google a bit at work. Seems like a very reasonable solution given the alternative.
Feb
2
comment Do any window managers allow me to snap windows to the sides of the display?
Awesome. Thanks for sharing what you decided on. For 8 bucks looks great.
Feb
2
comment What are the risks of connecting a MacBook to an insecure wireless network?
Great question. The more people know the risks, the better.
Feb
2
comment What are the risks of connecting a MacBook to an insecure wireless network?
A good example of when this might bite you: Let's imagine you go to your favorite coffee shop. The owners are so giving that they didn't set a password on their wireless network. This also means that someone using codebutler.com/firesheep might hijack or ruin your account for one of the sites you frequent.
Jan
31
comment Why does my Mac Pro have two ethernet ports on the back of the computer?
Thanks for satisfying my curiosity! Of course, the link aggregation thing looks cool :)
Jan
29
comment How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?
Thanks for the comment Phillip. Where is it documented that "full Unicode set in the keyboard doesn't exist"? How did you arrive at this conclusion? Much appreciated!
Jan
18
comment What command combo at terminal will output a list of directories with human-readable sizes?
Thank you! Worked perfectly.
Jan
18
comment How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?
Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm hoping there's a different, perhaps more technical way to natively enter via some keyboard combination a hexadecimal or some such format to output characters in the basic multilingual plane, and perhaps in the Unicode code space beyond.
Jan
18
comment How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?
A "code point" aka "code position" are just the technical terms used by unicode.org unicode.org/glossary Basically its the same thing as a unique ID, but specifically integer. The most common encoding I've worked with represents code points in hexidecimal.
Jan
12
comment How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?
@Kyle Cronin: Just out of curiosity, and hopefully to learn something new, what does "ID number" refer to in the title edit, and how is it related to the terminology "code point"? Thanks for reopening!
Jan
11
comment How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?
Dori, I see that you closed this as an exact duplicate, when in fact the question is more specific than simply entering symbols, rather my question has to do with the ability to input Unicode characters without the assistance of some other app. For example, the Mac OS allows a user to type ALT + 4-digit-hex if the keyboard is set to "Unicode Hex Input". Would you please reopen it since an answer might address multilingual concerns not limited copy/paste symbols? Thank you!