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Until 2014-03-31: Java software developer against legacy Cobol code at Kewill in Denmark. MUCH more fun than it sounds :)

After 2014-04-01: Java Developer at Statsbiblioteket. Initially working on Netarchive.

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7-bit ASCII rendering of my name for those who want to address me without a Danish/Norwegian keyboard: "Thorbjoern"


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Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
21
comment All my Time Machine windows are black
@grgarside I just encountered the same problem. Is this a known issue?
Aug
27
comment Does Time Machine need a “clean drive”, or can I use an old hard disk
Based on my experience with two separate TM backups on the same disk, the trimming part of TM works best and most fair if the disk space TM can use is fairly constant. The concrete case was that one backup grew large causing the other one to start discarding almost all the old backups to regain space. I ended up with losing a lot of history in one backup because the other backup grew too much.
Aug
27
comment Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”
Also note that the "Preparing backup" may need a lot of bandwith to the drive - if you can give it a cabled connection instead of wireless, it may be faster.
Jul
29
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
4
comment Does OS X Mavericks have Activation Lock like iOS 7?
Any newer OS X than the one that came with your system may need to be repurchased with your own Apple ID.
May
18
comment How to fault find MacBook Pro that shuts down very soon after boot?
Consider starting the Hardware test from one of the DVD's that came with the machine. You need to press a special key - this will ensure that your hardware is fine. I would suspect that your SSD disk is not OS X compatible.
May
18
comment iOS7: How do I find a location in Maps and assign it as the location on a calendar entry?
I cannot locate the "Copy to clipboard" action. Could you add a screenshot of where you found it?
May
1
asked iOS7: How do I find a location in Maps and assign it as the location on a calendar entry?
Apr
7
comment Does my son know I'm using Find my iPhone when I log on?
@SteppingHat In Denmark 18 years by default means you are a full adult (unless you are incapable and need a warden or similar). I would personally not consider you a child but an adult.
Mar
30
comment Does my son know I'm using Find my iPhone when I log on?
I would strongly recommend that you let your son know that you want to be able to check where he is, and you do so occasionally as part of being a responsible parent.
Mar
19
asked How to extract Flickr credentials from iPhoto '09?
Mar
14
comment IOS 7 iPad keyboard is unresponsive
Also closing all other applications might release resources and make it less sluggish. Newer iPad models have more memory and Apple optimize the experience for them, so if you have an older model this might be the reason. A good example is that entering panorama mode on my iPhone 4S in iOS 7 might kill music playing instantly - my guess is that it requires SO much memory that even music playing (which should have top priority) has to go.
Mar
12
comment Why does Spotlight give a wrong value for `cos(pi/2)`?
This is typical for any calculator not knowing a lot of rules with symbols but just converting each name to a number when it sees it.
Mar
12
comment Why does my Mac Mini (2012) lock up with a fresh Mavericks install?
The AHT should have caught that. You could also have booted on a Memtest86+ media (like the Ubuntu cd) and tested with that.
Mar
9
comment Why does my Mac Mini (2012) lock up with a fresh Mavericks install?
Macs are very picky about SSD-drives. Try going back to the original HDD only.
Mar
9
comment Why does my Mac Mini (2012) lock up with a fresh Mavericks install?
It was a long shot. Has it ever worked as expected? What have you changed since then? (New RAM/harddisk/extra USB devices)?
Mar
9
comment Mac OS reinstall - what to backup for manual restore?
I replace my harddrive in my elderly MacBook Pro every 1-2 years (and put the old one in remote storage as backup). This is the way I do it - after restoring the Time Machine backup I have everything back as before.
Mar
9
comment Why does my Mac Mini (2012) lock up with a fresh Mavericks install?
Looks like a graphics driver problem. Is there any messages visible with the Console.app tool after reboot?