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bio website daviewales.tk/blog
location Australia
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I use a MacBook Pro, enjoy hacking in python, and am currently learning C.


Apr
12
comment Mac asked me to force shutdown my laptop
Could be one of the non-Apple kexts as well.
Apr
4
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
26
revised Is there a way to record my iPad screen for free?
added 110 characters in body
Mar
26
answered Is there a way to record my iPad screen for free?
Mar
26
comment Is there a way to record my iPad screen for free?
Use Photo Booth. (This is a joke, by the way. It would work though...)
Mar
26
answered iMac suddenly stopped seeing my WiFi network, which works with every other device in the house
Mar
26
answered Thunderbird and other apps in Maverics' notice panel
Mar
24
comment how do I write a homebrew recipe?
Brew will extract and cd automatically. You don't need to run make clean, because the build directory is temporary. The current answer has the rest.
Mar
24
answered How can I recover files from an iPod classic (when using as a hard disk) after reformatting?
Mar
21
comment How do I increase sudo password remember timeout?
There is a reason those privileges are set. They are set in an attempt to force you to use visudo rather than editing the file yourself. Also, this has nothing to do with OS X. It's standard *nix. Also, if you want to use a non-default editor, just set the $EDITOR environment variable before calling visudo. e.g. EDITOR=nano sudo visudo.
Mar
21
comment How do I increase sudo password remember timeout?
Um... You can't use root to correct it, because you can't get to root, because you've just stuffed up your sudo file... That's the whole point.
Mar
13
revised Unable to start Dropbox due to permission errors
added 4 characters in body; added 33 characters in body
Feb
9
answered Install pyqt via homebrew with `--with-python3` but still goes to Python 2
Dec
6
comment Force Terminal to Use Gedit for any Text Editing - not vim
If you put the line export EDITOR=gedit in ~/.bash_profile, then EVERY command line program that wants you to edit something will open it in gedit. Also, you should try out nano, which is a very simple CLI text editor, and should also be present on most nixes. (It is included by default on Mac OS X.) It is much more like a *normal text editor, and all the commands are listed in two lines at the bottom of the window. (You will probably find it more convenient for git commits, for example, because you won't have to jump from window to window.)
Nov
7
revised Is there a web browser for iOS that will allow me to change the user agent?
added 120 characters in body
Sep
17
awarded  Revival
Aug
15
awarded  Yearling
Jun
28
awarded  Revival
Jun
17
revised Many programs notify me that “grep/sed/uname/… not found”; some run, some don't. My system(?) path is damaged, how do I go about a diagnosing it?
Fixed formatting, capitalisation, added link to relevant question.
Jun
17
comment Home folder has two Desktops within it - can one be deleted?
You should copy all the things inside the original Desktop to the actual current Desktop to make sure that you don't lose anything if you delete it.