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I'm Alex.


Mar
10
comment How to turn Mac OS X Lion into a web server?
i would advise you to never suggest any sort of terminal text editor, just use textedit.app in the command instead of nano, because terminal text editors are just barbaric.
Mar
10
comment How can I get application windows to remember my desired position for them?
Stay would be a more elegant fix, its an app that automatically returnes windows to a set size and position on the screen
Mar
9
comment What are the “sleepimage” and “swapfile” documents?
A very simple google search could answer this…
Mar
7
comment How to make my iMac recognize my USB external hard drive?
Randolph said "if it's in an iMac, it's on AC, which means it should be drawing enough power (unless it's plugged into the keyboard)." so i was replying to that, sorry for not making it clearer
Mar
7
comment How to make my iMac recognize my USB external hard drive?
Actually even though it's powered by the local wall current, most computers limit USB ports to around half an amp or so
Mar
3
comment Easy way to disable processor cores on the fly
open instruments > pretences and look near the bottom, theres a slider for how many cores you want on, and a button to disable hardware multi threading
Mar
3
comment Is there any way to hamstring my system?
oh lol i looked everywhere but the prefs :P
Mar
2
comment Is there any way to hamstring my system?
how can you disable a core via instruments? i couldn't find it after like 5 mins of messing with it lol
Feb
26
comment MacBook Air takes an eternity to come out of sleep
You should add more info on the implications of enabling this which one should be aware of before applying this command
Feb
26
comment “2008 Mac Book Pro 15” Fan max speed, Battery not recognized , SMC reset makes it worse
Max fan speed at boot and unrecognizable battery presence is a sign that the SMC reset has been done incorrectly
Feb
24
comment Where can I purchase a replacement screw for my MacBook Pro SuperDrive?
Go to the apple store. If it's just 1 screw and your fairly polite, they'll get it to you from their back room just to get you out of the already crowded store :P
Feb
21
comment how to delete files from iTunes without Time Machine deleting from external hard drive
YES. because a reliable back-up totally deletes files that go missing… but no seriously, imagine how useless that would be
Feb
20
comment How can I spread a wallpaper out to 2 displays?
It does not, but previous does. iPhoto is for managing photos, not making graphics.
Feb
20
comment Can't relaunch Finder and the menubar is missing
i'm looking into a way of clearing the gunk clogging up systemUIServer but i can only use AppZapper to do it if it's closed, which is tough since its autolaunched by launchd
Feb
20
comment Can't relaunch Finder and the menubar is missing
i've never heard of that before =/ that's unfortunate. I think reinstalling lion would be the easiest way to fix it
Feb
20
comment Can't relaunch Finder and the menubar is missing
try restarting the process called "System UI Server" (or something like that with an _ i think_)
Feb
15
comment Does closing the lid put a MacBook Pro to sleep? Would it hurt the computer if I carry it around without shutting it down?
i have my macbook go without restarting/shutting down for over a month, it's fine
Feb
13
comment Any issues upgrading a MacBookPro4,1 (Early 2008) to Lion?
Actually there is a VERY simple terminal "trick" that makes airdrop relay on your local network for connectivity as opposed to a "personal area network" (that only devices considered airdrop compatible have)
Feb
12
comment How feasibile is it to run a newer version of OSX on a used Mac?
Actually 32 bit intel processors CAN run lion, they're just not supposed to by restriction set by apple, which can easily be changed by editing this once text file inside the installer of lion.
Feb
9
comment Usage by iOS version stats
oops yeah i meant iOS 5