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Nov
4
comment How can I image my Macbook Pro's hard drive prior to sending to Apple for repair?
Related since Linux and Unix have a lot of similarities. A dead simple way is dd which comes with OS X.
Nov
4
comment Is it possible to always start an application fullscreen?
@Patrick: There might be a flag to enable full screen mode like kiosk mode (which sounds like it is basically full screen mode). You can read more at superuser. Just change your default way of launching Chrome (script/alias/etc) instead of clicking the app.
Nov
4
comment What changes have been made to bash in Lion?
+1 for a good answer and including undead sysadmins.
Oct
21
comment Is the feed that comes from Apple's RSS feed generator out of sync with the app store?
I'm guessing each <entry> is an app right? At 2011-10-20T15:24:12-07:00, the order is Words With Friends, Angry Birds, Camer+, Fruit Ninja. I have no idea if it is delayed but it is a possibility. Maybe it only updates a couple times a day.
Oct
21
comment What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?
Hahahhaa. That doesn't seem like a typical Apple thing to do. Some sneaky dev must have put that in there last second.
Oct
20
comment What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?
@slomojo: Hahaha, I didn't even think about that. It's probably "hard to find" because most people aren't looking for it. These are features I didn't even know I wanted. But out of all the menus in iOS 5, Accessibility is the most cluttered.
Oct
18
comment What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?
There are a lot of good Accessibility features that no one knows about.
Oct
18
comment What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?
WHOA! I have never seen anyone mention this feature before. This is extremely useful for the first couple weeks of each quarter when I need to see my classes for the week.
Oct
18
comment What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?
@cksum: Well kind of. You can see the title of the song was truncated so the popup shows all the song info.
Oct
18
comment What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?
I remember seeing this as a feature for normal Safari and thinking, meh. But on the iPhone this feature is gold!
Oct
18
comment What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?
You should mention the same goes for iMessage too.
Oct
18
comment What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?
I was excited to see my colors change since I use Google Sync. Now I'm really excited I can change them on the phone itself :D
Oct
18
comment What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?
@VxJasonxV: Is that a reference to the old commercials that use to say "Drug-free is the way to be" or did I just have a weird deja-vu moment?
Sep
18
comment Adding movie-style sound effects to the Terminal
On Snow Leopard, the path is /System/Library/Components/CoreAudio.component/Contents/Resources/SystemSounds/‌​accessibility/. Nice find by the way; those are good sounds to use. I like the sound of Mouse Keys ON.aif for printing text to the screen.
Aug
26
comment How do I take a steathy picture with my iSight camera from the command line?
@dacracot I figured as much. Like I said, this is the only native way I know of so you'll have to go the hard route if you want stealth.
Aug
21
comment /private/tmp vs /private/var/tmp vs TMPDIR
Good question. I just checked and I think /private/var/tmp sticks around longer because I have stuff in there from over a year ago.
Jul
24
comment Can i install the applications disc of my snow leopard on Mac OS X Lion?
Oh that makes sense. My Mac came with Leopard and I upgraded to SL, so I have the Application Disc from 10.5. I put it in my computer to see what was on it and found iWeb, Garageband, iDVD, iPhoto, and iMovie. Oddly enough, iDVD and iPhoto are grayed out.
Jul
23
comment Can i install the applications disc of my snow leopard on Mac OS X Lion?
I just want to confirm that the Snow Leopard DVD has iLife on it. I was thinking that it didn't.
Jul
12
comment Can every YouTube video be played on the iPad2?
@Anirbit That seems odd that the Apple Store doesn't have wi-fi. Maybe they have some 3G iPads you can test out. I hate to burst your bubble but the iPhone drops any wi-fi connection when the display is turned off (sleep) so I would imagine the iPad does the same. You would need to keep it plugged in to maintain a wi-fi connection. A laptop can be configured not to do this.
Jul
10
comment Can every YouTube video be played on the iPad2?
The first link is invalid. The videos in the second link don't seem to work. If I were you, I would create a list of videos to test, go to the nearest Apple Store, then try each of them on the iPad. If you are concerned about playing every video, then the iPad is probably not the device you want and you may be looking for something like a netbook (cheap laptop). I hope that helps.