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I'm Alex.


Mar
7
revised iPhone 4S logic board replacement
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Mar
7
answered “All” missing from favorites bar in mail on Mavericks
Mar
6
comment Where is the “Double click on titlebar to minimize” setting located in Mavericks?
Indeed it is. What a strange place for that to be.
Mar
5
answered How can I make a recovery partition? ~OS X Mavericks
Mar
3
comment OSX Mavericks using up RAM
I've found the exact opposite actually (on my 5 year old MacBook with 4gb ram). Sudo purge is perfectly safe, but it's only really a troubleshooting feature; it'll make your machine slower than with file caching.
Mar
3
answered OSX Mavericks using up RAM
Mar
2
answered What is filling up my hard drive so fast?
Mar
2
revised What is filling up my hard drive so fast?
edited body
Mar
2
comment Is it a risk to keep ios 6 on iPhone 4?
"Is it a risk to run out dated software that's no longer really supported" ... well ...
Mar
2
answered Normal Fan Speed for an early 2011 MacBook Pro
Mar
2
revised Normal Fan Speed for an early 2011 MacBook Pro
deleted 84 characters in body; edited title
Mar
2
revised Does a mac support UAS (USB Attached SCSI)?
deleted 36 characters in body
Mar
2
comment Trackpad gesture setting resets every time I reboot
try "locking" the preference file
Mar
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to transfer iMessages to the computer for archival?
Mar
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Finder shows .dmg is unmounted, Trash refuses to delete it
Feb
26
comment MacBook Pro, Thunderbolt Display and overheating
Extra monitors don't really tax the system. Sure you need a bit more video memory for frame buffering, but just having an extra monitor plugged in won't really decrease performance or increase heat. One of the best ways to combating the heat flash player can cause is the Click to Flash plug in for Safari (it's actually my main reason for using Safari). It prevents flash applets from running automatically, and can replace the youtube flash video player with a built in (MUCH more efficient) quicktime player.
Feb
22
comment Vim like terminal
I used to use it as my command line editor of choice. Frankly, 99% of the "features" (key commands) that make it "powerful" just make it clunky. I spend more time counting words I'd like deleted, fixing missing/extra spaces I wrongly selected, than actually accomplishing a goal. Counting lines/words/chars to delete usually takes longer than reaching for the mouse.
Feb
22
comment Vim like terminal
Why is this even a thing lol. Vi is almost 40 years old, and uses an interface for computers that predate arrow keys. Why do some people want to go back to that lol
Feb
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to check if my HD is case sensitive or not?
Feb
22
comment MacBook Pro, Thunderbolt Display and overheating
What is CPU usage during these times? There might be some runaway process in the background, taxing the CPU. Try opening Activity Monitor (in /Applications/Utilities), right clicking its dock icon, then click Show CPU History in the Dock Icon menu. Leave it running and keep an eye on CPU usage when things get toasty. Tell me what processes you notice use the most