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Programmer, sci-fi reader, lucky enough to have the mythical Lisp Day Job.

Jul
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
15
awarded  Yearling
Mar
19
comment How to store sleepimage on secondary HDD on Mac OS X 10.6?
It's not that simple. If you run out of power (whether the computer is fully awake or sleep and slowly draining the battery), the Mac can restore your system state from the sleep image. You see this happening when you get a screenshot plus a spinning wheel and a progress bar. You're right that 99% of the time you may not need this, but it's handy to have the option!
Nov
8
comment Can I see my CPU and memory usage meters in the menu bar?
I did that! I had a nice weather.com geeklet on my desktop. And then I upgraded to Mountain Lion, and the geektool is failing for mysterious reasons, and I have to debug it. :-/
Apr
13
comment How can I permanently add my SSH private key to Keychain so it is automatically available to ssh?
@Sorin - so does mine! I had to enter it once, long ago, and the Mac has saved it for me ever since. Hopefully Harald's advice will help.
Apr
13
comment How can I permanently add my SSH private key to Keychain so it is automatically available to ssh?
Can you say a little more about when the password prompt comes up for you? I ask because I have an ssh-key for a remote server, which I assure you is not the same as my Mac login password or anything, and I haven't had to enter the password for the ssh-key for years. I can just open up a terminal, type "ssh <server>", and I'm there. I think I first set this key up under OSX 10.5. id_dsa, but I don't think that should matter.
Feb
8
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
2
comment Mac mini 2011 memory
Sweet, thanks. Means I can offer up the memory I took out of my 2011 MBP to friends with 2010 models...
Feb
1
comment What are the advantages of Emacs for Mac OS X users?
@Kevin: I've been using it since 1991, and I'm still learning it. ;-) I live in it for work, I use it daily, but I'm still learning tips like M-/ for dynamic local completion...
Jan
31
comment Mac mini 2011 memory
Does that hold true in the other direction? Can I put faster ram in a slower computer?
Jan
31
comment Macbook Pro Upgrade - 16GB RAM or 128GB SSD
I can't say that 8 GB is plenty -- I frequently had to quit all open applications to run Aperture 3 because there wasn't enough memory free between web browsers, mail, and kernel_task. I upgraded to 16 GB for $130 or so (sale!), and have been much happier.
Dec
15
comment Can I get back Snow-Leopard-like application hiding (Cmd-H) in Lion?
I've been aggravated by this as well, and have also filed feedback. I don't know of any solutions, though, except for moving to a different cmd-tab switcher like Witch.
Oct
20
comment Please share your hidden OS X features or tips and tricks
Google Docs also deals with this weirdly. In general, though, I find it very handy.
Oct
20
comment Please share your hidden OS X features or tips and tricks
@claytron: I have three control keys on my keyboard this way! As a heavy emacs user, I think it's fantastic.
Oct
20
comment Please share your hidden OS X features or tips and tricks
@Chris: Nice to know about new Lion functionality. I still use the "cd to.app" tool to provide a button in the Finder window to make this fast, but it's good to have alternatives.
Oct
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
1
comment What is the correct usage of working folders and bookmarks in Versions (Subversion Client) for local repositories?
Thanks, Christian! I think you chose the right answer. :-)
Sep
30
comment What is the correct usage of working folders and bookmarks in Versions (Subversion Client) for local repositories?
Thanks! I had to guide a coworker through migrating his svn repository recently, including sysadmin things he'd never had to know before (use of setgid bits on directories so that everyone in your group can commit to svn, for example). So, I've had some practice explaining things this week. ;-)
Sep
29
answered What is the correct usage of working folders and bookmarks in Versions (Subversion Client) for local repositories?