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“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”


Nov
18
comment How can I backup my notes and highlights on iBooks? (pc user)
@stuffe: Possibly, but all the answers there are out of date (e.g. link to non-working software, or solutions that are no loner applicable).
Oct
30
comment How do I disable Bonjour visibility after Yosemite install?
Thanks! Any idea what features I'll loose if I do that?
Oct
24
comment How do I find a specific bug on Apple's Bug Reporter?
I wasn't going to go there, but — yes, unless something draws in new customers (or is enough to drive away existing ones), I don't thing Apple has the slightest interest in addressing it.
Oct
24
comment How do I find a specific bug on Apple's Bug Reporter?
So I guess I need to submit a feature request abut the bug database!
Oct
24
comment How do I find a specific bug on Apple's Bug Reporter?
So if I report a bug (say, 3 years ago) and Apple says it's a duplicate, and the bug is still happening, there's no way to find out what Apple is doing (or not doing) about it (if it doesn't show up in Open Radar)?
Oct
24
comment Why does OS X Mail fail to recognize that an e-mail address belongs to an existing contact?
Remarkably, Mail still behaves this way as of version 8.0 (Yosemite).
Oct
24
comment How do I get the picture for a contact to appear in Calendar?
@Buscar웃: In my Contact for them, or somewhere else?
Oct
23
comment Is there a way to selectively enable “Text Message Forwarding”?
*Maybe I'm overreacting here (since I assume the linked iPhone needs to be within Bluetooth range); but even so, the phone does not (seem to) need to be unlocked. So of it "fatally" then at least "seriously".
Oct
22
comment Can I used the command line to disable settings in Yosemite that have made my Mac visible?
Is there a way to just take BT out of "advertising mode" (or is that what the above does)?
Oct
22
comment Why is my MacBook visibile on Bluetooth after Yosemite install?
@IanC.: It is in "advertising mode", which is a potential security concern.
Oct
22
comment Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?
No. The question is "Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?" That is: Is it currently possible to use password recovery given what I've described?
Oct
22
comment Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?
That explains why the option to allow reset is gone. The question is whether the functionality is gone.
Oct
22
comment Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?
@Buscar웃: Right, so that may be why the ability to change the settings gone (putting aside that the first example was also a FV2 system). But because the choice is gone, does that mean the functionality is too: does it mean (as I hope) I can't reset the password using the Apple ID (or just that I can't change whether I can)?
Oct
22
comment Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?
My Apple ID is fine and set for all other purposes as normal (calendar, mail, store, etc.). But setting it for password recovery is a different thing. There's no place to do that now (and no way to see whether it's set or not) that I can see.
Oct
22
comment Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?
@Buscar웃: I don't know. How would I find out? There's no control for setting it on Users & Groups > Password. I think it usually appears above the sections I've illustrated; but that area is blank for me.
Oct
22
comment Why does a system upgrade take so long if there are files in '/usr/local'?
For me the issue is TeX (via MacTeX), Git, and Python (managed with pip).
Oct
22
comment Why does a system upgrade take so long if there are files in '/usr/local'?
So basically they're just being moved around, not examined or tweaked, so I could delete and restore myself to save time (next time)! TeX alone had thousands of files (it seems).
Oct
20
comment How do I disable Bonjour visibility after Yosemite install?
I've split that (and the original "what's it for") part of the question off into a separate one.
Oct
20
comment How do I disable Bonjour visibility after Yosemite install?
What side effects will this have? Is having Bonjour advertising enabled required for Handoff or Continuity?
Oct
19
comment How do I disable Bonjour visibility after Yosemite install?
@IanC.: I see it in scanners (e.g., iStumbler). Prior to Yosemite my machine was not listed there at all.