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ASP.NET MVP 8 years running and ASPInsider. InfoSec enthusiast.

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Sep
30
comment Unable to update to Xcode6 from AppStore
Just move Xcode to the trash bin and try installing it clean.
Dec
30
comment Visualizing Keychain Item Details
Bingo! This is what I was after: security dump-keychain -d /path/to/keychain.keychain.
Dec
5
comment Safari not warning on SSL certificate hostname mismatch
If there is a SAN (and it matches the host), then the red text in the screenshot won't appear when examining the certificate. It'll show "This certificate is valid".
Mar
24
comment Can't enable Apple Two Step Authentication
From Apple "Initially, two-step verification is being offered in the U.S., UK, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand" - are you in one of those countries?
Mar
24
comment Copying file from Windows PC keeps failing
If you can't get the network transfer to work, you can download a zip utility that can break up what you are trying to transfer into chunks (like 200 MB) and copy it a chunk at a time..
Mar
24
comment Does OS X enforce a maximum filename length or character restriction?
Assuming the HFS+ file system?
Mar
24
comment When I change my CSS and refresh the page, the changes aren't reflected in Safari or Chrome
Yes - or your can use the Web Inspector to disable cache while the inspector is open.
Mar
4
comment Kernel Panic on Shutdown
Try uninstalling the Telestream products.
Mar
4
comment Lion crashes on first reboot attempt, is fine on second reboot
The one time I've seen this happen was when I had a kext extension behaving poorly. Have you installed anything that uses kernel extensions, like Parallels or Fusion?
Jan
22
comment Enable Time Machine to backup an SD Card?
Is the SD card formatted to the Mac OS (HFS)? It will need to be for Time Machine to consider backing up to it.
Jan
5
comment iPad 2 locked by Apple?
I haven't heard of anything like that..
Dec
30
comment How to safely and successfully use Bootcamp?
@Render All you need to do is boot into OSX and nuke the partition. Windows is entirely self contained in that partition, and OSX really doesn't even know or care that it is there, or ever was.
Dec
17
comment Why won't Siri recognise my home address?
What happens when you tell Siri, "I live here" so it sets your home address? Are you sure Siri is using the right contact for you?
Dec
17
comment How do I know which process is causing my computer to hang?
Does anything in the Console look suspicious? Install any new software recently?
Dec
10
comment How can I open Google Chrome in Presentation mode using a shell script
Check this on Super User: superuser.com/questions/209980/… ... Seems like kiosk is broken in Lion+ and the work around is AppleScript.
Sep
19
comment iOS 6 opening bogus Apple website when connecting to WiFi
@ChrisHerbert No - they have WPA2, that's it. I'm using these access points from other devices just fine.
Aug
1
comment MacBook unplugged from external monitor thinks it's still the Secondary Desktop
@ruffin Added as answer.
Jul
30
comment Can OS X apps access my contacts even if I don't give them permission?
"and there's nothing you can do to undo that", well, you could just remove them from Skype.
Jul
30
comment Can OS X apps access my contacts even if I don't give them permission?
I'm not sure how Skype works, but perhaps Sykpe already imported the contacts into itself before, so it has them already? If you add a new contact into your Address Book does it appear in Skype?
Jul
29
comment How can I view the signer of a bundle?
Yep, that does it. Thanks.