4,511 reputation
11848
bio website google.com
location Earth
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen 25 mins ago

I'm Alex.


Jul
10
comment How to control UI/Apps from shell?
Ohh, i suggest you reword your question, it isnt very clear
Jul
10
comment How to control UI/Apps from shell?
If your goal is just to control a Mac with an iPad (I din't know if it is or not), have you considered VPN, or are you looking strictly of a bash approach?
Jul
6
comment Can malware move from Windows to Mac
The moment I glanced at Intego's product line, it's obvious to me that it's snake oil bullshit lol
Jun
25
comment Partition Format on Mac
Is there any benefit to doing this? I see much pain in your future. A mess of symlinks, app compatibility issues, etc.
Jun
25
comment Determine what's using the 'system' cpu in OS X Mavericks
Those are all the processes on your machine.
Jun
24
comment Determine what's using the 'system' cpu in OS X Mavericks
Oops missed that. That list accounts for all processes on your machine. All cpu usage will he accounted for. In case youre doubtful, you can compare it to something else, such as the output of the top command.
Jun
24
comment Determine what's using the 'system' cpu in OS X Mavericks
Yes it does, you just need to male sure you show processes from all users from the drop down menu in the top right of the window
Jun
24
comment Is there an app that lets me use an iPhone as a mouse?
The accelerometer and gyroscope only sense changes in position and orientation, respectively. Getting absolute position/orientation from changes in position/orientation is possible (it's called dead reckoning), but I'm doubtful that it'll yield the type of accuracy you'll need for an effective mouse. There are many trackpad-esque apps you should give a try.
Jun
24
comment Determine what's using the 'system' cpu in OS X Mavericks
But what you care if the process uses a high % as "User" or "System"? The distinction between them is completely arbitrary and quite meaningless. It's ultimately just CPU utilization, either it's there or it's not. Just sort by CPU usage and you'll get the top CPU usage culprits.
Jun
24
comment GUID partition scheme
You can't change a scheme from "Apple to GUID" ... "Apple" is a software company, not a partition scheme. Their devices predominantly use GUID to begin with, so what is it you're going to exactly
Jun
24
comment Determine what's using the 'system' cpu in OS X Mavericks
The User/System CPU usage is fairly arbitrary, does it really matter what the formality of the processor usage is? CPU time is CPU time, and that's easy to check.
Jun
13
comment How can I change OSX's spinning beachball pointer animation?
Oh, I never realized that searches within bundles like .framework
Jun
13
comment How can I change OSX's spinning beachball pointer animation?
How do people find stuff like this lol
Jun
12
comment Is it possible to “shut off” battery charging in OSX
SMC will manage charger a whole lot better than any human ever could.
Jun
11
comment Having trouble with a SMC reset
Strange, according to youtube.com/watch?v=dFCF86GOFRI your procedure sounds correct.
Jun
11
comment Having trouble with a SMC reset
You have to take out the battery when doing this. Which MacBook do you have?
Jun
11
comment Is there a canonical guide to replacing the hard drive in a MacBook Pro?
Everything you mentioned about disk dumping, using an external enclosure, etc. are all equally possible with OS X
Jun
11
comment Creating a EFI partition
The error would probably be the same. I suppose backing up, formatting and installing anew would help. 10.6 has access to the Mac App Store, so installing Mavericks from it would be just as easy as ML, without having to make an ML boot disk
Jun
10
comment Creating a EFI partition
The next step I suppose is to reinstall the OS. You won't have to format the disk, and your home directories will stay intact
Jun
10
comment Creating a EFI partition
There's no such thing as an "EFI" partition. EFI is stored on every bootable partition (for OS X, it's in the location I mentioned above), and the default location is stored in the Mac's NVRAM (which can be seen with nvram -p).