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bio website apple.com
location London, United Kingdom
age 40
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen Sep 19 at 8:43

Bedroom/pub/club DJ, biker, programmer, musician and general all-round great guy ;-)


Sep
19
comment Can I inherit a Time Machine backup if I clone my HD?
Sorry, I'm not quite sure what you mean. What does the command do?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
7
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
12
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
20
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
4
asked Can I inherit a Time Machine backup if I clone my HD?
Mar
17
comment My Macbook reached 100 degrees Celsius while compiling a software package, is this normal?
Does "Thermal Junction" mean its maximum temperature? If so, I've seen it hit about that when rendering video. Should it hit its maximum? Can that damage the CPU?
Mar
17
asked How can I omit FCPX Render Files from a Time Machine backup?
Mar
17
comment What's the fastest way to get data off Time Capsule and onto an external drive?
In AirPort Utility 6, they removed the Archive function (the mind of Apple, who knows why). You will need to install 5.6 in order to carry on using this function. v6 and 5.6 can live side by side on your Mac. Download it here: support.apple.com/kb/dl1482
Feb
13
comment How dangerous is it to hot-plug FireWire 400 devices?
Interesting... I assumed that the dodgy controller chips would be on cheap PCs, not MacBooks! Fortunately it is no longer an issue for me as I have upgraded from 1st gen MacBook to MacBook Pro Retina, so I'm going from Thunderbolt to FW800 to FW400... I guess that should avoid hot-swapping issues!
Jan
16
comment Why does Back To My Mac work for my Time Capsule, but not my MacBook?
Thanks to the troubleshooting, I have discovered that my office network has "Double NAT" (support.apple.com/kb/TS1208) - two levels of NAT, which apparently can mean that some machines will show up but not connect (exactly what I am getting). I guess I will have to contact my network administrator and ask them if there's anything they can do about that (I guess not, which is a big shame). If they can't, am I all out of options?
Jan
16
revised Why does Back To My Mac work for my Time Capsule, but not my MacBook?
added more information for (hopefully) better help.
Jan
16
comment Why does Back To My Mac work for my Time Capsule, but not my MacBook?
@cksum - thanks, I will follow the troubleshooting tips on the page and see if I can come up with any solutions. In the meantime, I have some extra information so I will update my question.
Jan
16
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Jan
16
revised Why does Back To My Mac work for my Time Capsule, but not my MacBook?
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Jan
10
comment What is the best way to convert MPEG-2 videos to MP4 H.264?
Only just getting round to looking into HandBrakeCLI! I'm a bit confused as to how to install it... I tried copying it into my Applications folder and then calling it within terminal, but it just says "No manual entry for HandBrakeCLI"
Jan
10
comment What is the best way to convert MPEG-2 videos to MP4 H.264?
It's a nice idea… It would avoid any transcoding and would mean I could store perfect copies of my DVDs for playback. Unfortunately, I own a 3rd gen Apple TV and I don't think it's jailbreak-able (yet?). Ultimately I would prefer something that would run through iTunes, that way I can store and search for everything in the same place.
Jan
10
asked Why does Back To My Mac work for my Time Capsule, but not my MacBook?
Nov
23
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
8
comment Is there a way to limit the size of the Trash?
Agree with the comment above... Although this is a nice script, in practise it deletes stuff by its modified date. Therefore, if I trash a folder of old stuff now and then run the script straight after, most of the stuff from that folder is deleted. Would be good if we could find a parameter for the date deleted on the file.