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We developer working for Sky Sports. Know a fair bit about PHP, UNIX, SQL, Python and Macs.


Jan
3
comment nslookup & dig fail; ping, traceroute, and scutil -r work
Sounds like your router is failing to resolve. Have you tried rebooting or reseting/updating?
Jan
3
comment nslookup & dig fail; ping, traceroute, and scutil -r work
What do you get if you run dig www.att.com @10.0.1.1 ?
Jan
2
comment TextEdit shows dialogs about not having permission to open any files
I have a ton of those lsboxd errors in my system.log too. I think they’re mostly harmless.
Jan
2
comment TextEdit shows dialogs about not having permission to open any files
Maybe. Repairing user perms couldn’t hurt.
Jan
2
comment nslookup & dig fail; ping, traceroute, and scutil -r work
What do you see if you run cat /etc/resolv.conf ?
Jan
2
comment TextEdit shows dialogs about not having permission to open any files
V strange. Still, probably wouldn’t do any harm to try to repair the user permissions. Might be some extended attributes causing issues. What OS X version are you running? Also, are there any sandbox errors in your logs? Your home directory isn’t hosted on a network mount, is it?
Jan
2
comment TextEdit shows dialogs about not having permission to open any files
Can you open terminal.app and tell us the output of ls -lt?
Dec
28
comment How to resize Macintosh HD?
I think Disk Utility doesn’t allow resizing because Apple doesn’t want end users resizing partitions. The condition is not whether the “partition” is resizable, but rather the file system — it needs to be JHFS+. Fortunately that’s the default.
Dec
26
comment How to resize Macintosh HD?
So you have a partition that is smaller than the size of the disk, and you have some unformatted/unpartitioned space left? How much space?
Dec
26
comment Will an Airport Express extend the Wi-Fi of another-non Apple Access Point?
That’s how I have mine setup. Router is plugged into the modem. I run an ethernet cable down the side of my house from the router into the Airport Express downstairs. I configure both the router and the Airport Express to have the same SSID. Express is in Bridge mode. This setup works great.
Dec
21
comment Handbrake x264 encodes .m4v/.mp4 not accepted in iTunes
What handbrake encoding profile are you using?
Dec
20
comment Copy and Cut sometimes don't work
Do have anything in /Library/InputManagers or ~/Library/InputManagers ?
Dec
20
comment It it possible to convert DVDs to my iPad?
Agreed, RipIt is good too if you want to archive your DVD’s for reconversion later. Sometimes Handbrake can’t get past the copy protection on certain DVDs, that’s when RipIt comes in handy — it rarely fails.