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Nov
26
answered How to create a Mac bootable gparted or Parted Magic thumb drive?
Oct
29
comment Keyboard backlit light control from command line
Not sure whether this will still work (and don't have time to check), but there's some code here: osxbook.com/book/bonus/chapter10/light
Feb
28
answered How do I force a “Waiting” file to upload to iCloud?
Feb
15
comment Got any tips or tricks for Terminal in Mac OS X?
man -k dtrace is also useful; most if not all of these utilities have man pages.
Jul
21
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
A practical example of aspect ratio resizing: you're viewing a page in Preview and want to make it smaller/bigger. With "Zoom to Fit", you can Shift-drag a corner/edge, rather than having to zoom in/out followed by zooming the window, and there'll be no wasted space around the outside of the page.
Jul
21
comment Can an iPad be charged faster with a third party power adapter?
The current iPad charger is 5.2 V/2.4 A (12 W); the original charger was 5.1 V/2.1 A (10 W). The Retina iPads have a much larger battery and take a lot longer to charge as a result, as the charging speed has not increased proportionally. You can see pictures of both of them here: assets.ilounge.com/images/reviews_apple/12wusb/8.jpg. (I'm not sure if the iPad 1/2/mini will benefit from the 2.4 A charger.)
Jul
21
answered iChat 7.0, how can I see previous conversation
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May
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comment Is there any way to change the output filename for qlmanage?
Nope (I addressed this in my the first sentence of my response). Apple has 3 different Office importers/exporters: the doc/docx I/O in Cocoa Text (which is what textutil uses), the iWork importers/exporters (*Compatibility.framework, which you'll find in the bundles of each iWork app), and the Quick Look/iOS previewers (the private OfficeImport.framework). The latter two share quite a bit of code, and tend to be more robust/capable because they support the iWork feature set rather than just that of Cocoa Text.
May
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answered Is there any way to change the output filename for qlmanage?
Mar
12
comment Interesting Mac OS X error
When you have verbose mode enabled you get verbose kernel panics too instead of the "you must restart your computer" screen. (Older versions of Mac OS X always panicked this way.) Certainly, at the least you should contact Rogue Amoeba.
Feb
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