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I'm Alex.


May
2
comment What is the source of the Earth and Moon wallpaper?
The scale of the moon and the position of the earth's shadow give me the feeling that this might be photoshopped together, but i'm not sure.
May
1
comment Does Apple make anything public about how email delivery for me/mac/icloud.com happens?
isn't it just standard old IMAP or POP3?
May
1
comment Volume control in OS X has no effect
1) everytime 2) i've isolated it to be caused by my USB speaker driver on my iMac 3) because I occasionally get it regardless of current apps running on my MacBook
Apr
30
comment Volume control in OS X has no effect
Does first hand observation count?
Apr
30
comment Volume control in OS X has no effect
For future reference, press <kbd>space</kbd> after pressing <kbd>⌘</kbd> + <kbd>⌥</kbd> + <kbd3>3</kbd>, to go into a mode which automatically detects UI elements. It makes for nicer screenshots :)
Apr
30
comment Volume control in OS X has no effect
reboot ^ (or relaunch coreaudiod)
Apr
30
comment App Store Mavericks
So what's your question?
Apr
27
comment Trim first 6 characters from Folder Names [AppleScript]
Must this solution be apple script? I can make a bash script for this in a jiffy if that's acceptable
Apr
25
comment Upgrading macbook pro to mavericks - performance question
Mavericks' memory management trumps all previous OS X versions, period.
Apr
23
comment How do I keep from activating facetime while on a call
Unless you're on speaker phone or have headphones plugged in, pressing the power button will hang up the call.
Apr
20
comment Want to clean up contacts
Automator might be useful in clearing contacts to your criteria
Apr
18
comment In version 5.2 of Apple's Pages app for OS X (Mavericks), how do I change the page layout?
hmmm intriguing
Apr
15
comment What did I do wrong - Safari 6.0.5 on 10.8.4
Ive by been doing it for months. Don't need to anymore because mavericks' memory management is amazing
Apr
14
comment Convert single unicode character to png image
Well i mean it's going to be imperfect no mater how you slice it. Youre going from a vector image (made of measurements that dictate the absolute shape and size of the strokes) to discreet pixels in a bitmapped image
Apr
4
comment How to display the location of files with Spotlight?
Yes @daniel_Azuelos
Apr
2
comment How to completely reinstall an app such as Google Chrome on the Mac?
Those plist files are MINISCULE. I'd be surprised if they totalled over 1MB for all of them.
Apr
1
comment New DDR3 Memory for Mac Mini
OP listed date of purchase conflicts with the processor specs (the only mac mini with a 2.3Ghz is the mid 2011). I took the processor info to be more accurate than the "last year claim" (it's more precise, and harder to mistakenly guess a valid processor spec combination, whereas any date given can be valid)
Apr
1
comment New DDR3 Memory for Mac Mini
I would strongly advise 2x8GB as well. You don't want to end up in a situation down the line where you have to throw out 2 perfectly good 4GB modules just to make room for 8GB ones.
Mar
31
comment How to completely reinstall an app such as Google Chrome on the Mac?
"needless files" don't really exist.
Mar
31
comment Brute Force on Whole Disk Encryption
Is the password going to be english words only? You can try your luck with a dictionary attack, as it's a lot easier than brute force. Just 5 random letters (only lower case) have a keyspace of ~1.2m possibilities.