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Oct
3
comment Should I use an extension power cord instead?
The MagSafe end (the 5-pin part) is firmly attached to the power adapter and not replaceable.
Oct
3
answered Should I use an extension power cord instead?
Oct
2
comment Why does Time Machine back up way too much data and how can I slim this down?
I exclude my virtual machines from Time Machine entirely and rsync them manually to the backup disk. "If Time Machine backs up a running virtual machine, it attempts to capture files that are being written to. The resulting backups are likely corrupt and unusable." This would also apply to sparsebundles containing VMs. rsync is inconvenient but at least I know to only do it when my VMs are shut down.
Oct
2
answered Time Machine + FileVault on Lion or Mountain
Oct
2
answered AirPort Base-station Visibility
Sep
26
comment Why is Time Machine using 180 GB of my 250 GB for backups?
Another thing to note: "The Finder displays the available space on the disk without accounting for the local snapshots, because local snapshots will surrender their disk space if needed." If there's 43GB empty and 180GB of backups, About This Mac and other places show 43GB while Finder will show 223GB free because that's what you can actually use.
Sep
25
comment What do I need to provide a wired guest isolated access to my home network?
The second idea would technically work, if the modem has a built-in router option or there's a second router available. It's considered Double NAT and can be problematic - port opening becomes more difficult and path MTU discovery usually breaks. AirPort routers check for it and treat it as an error.
Sep
25
comment What do I need to provide a wired guest isolated access to my home network?
Most switches operate at OSI level 2 and aren't capable of creating VPNs or anything else that requires intelligence. VPNing would require a multilayer switch which normal people don't have sitting around at home.
Sep
25
answered What do I need to provide a wired guest isolated access to my home network?
Sep
25
answered About This Mac Shows 43 GB of Backups, Disk Inventory X Shows 0 GB, Need to delete Backups
Sep
23
comment On/Off vs. Sleep Mode
Take a look at that Apple Support page, and Wikipedia lists the states defined by the ACPI specification. Sleep is S3: the system is in a low-power state but some power is still used to keep the contents of RAM alive. Old versions of Windows called S3 Standby. What Apple calls Standby is S4 (it used to be unofficially called Deep Sleep, and Microsoft calls it hibernation). Everything is powered off but you can still resume from S4. Shutting down completely is S5/G2.
Sep
23
answered On/Off vs. Sleep Mode
Sep
22
comment What is the best way to setup users in my macbook pro but still share content?
I'm guessing because it might be an easy way of disabling ownership, which would allow everyone to access it. There is a /Users/Shared directory which is already accessible by everyone, though.
Sep
22
comment Why doesn't Apple Maps find an address that contains a suite letter?
A-123 seems to be an oddball notation, according to Canada Post's Addressing Guidelines. I'm more used to 123A or 4-123. Apple Maps does recognize both as belonging to 123.
Sep
21
answered Can I upgrade an iPhone from iOS 4 to to iOS 5 now that iOS 6 has come out?
Sep
21
answered How can I connect two DVI-D monitors to my Macbook Pro (latest model)?
Sep
20
comment Why does a MacBook Pro keep dialing in its location through Find My Mac after a clean install?
I've updated my answer after finding it in the NVRAM.
Sep
20
revised Why does a MacBook Pro keep dialing in its location through Find My Mac after a clean install?
add NVRAM link
Sep
20
answered Why does a MacBook Pro keep dialing in its location through Find My Mac after a clean install?
Sep
14
answered How big external monitors will a Macbook Pro Retina support?