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Python, Java, systems

Jul
2
comment On resume from sleep, DHCP or ARP on the ethernet is not working
FWIW, this problem may have been a bad ethernet port. I haven't seen it since I moved the cable.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
20
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
29
revised Java applets in a browser on Mavericks?
typo
Apr
28
comment Java applets in a browser on Mavericks?
Thanks for the confirmation it does work for you. I've tried reinstalling and no joy. Doesn't show up in Firefox or Safari plugs, despite clearly being in the Internet Plug-Ins directory. Does your Java system preferences tool show the same bug I'm reporting above?
Apr
28
asked Java applets in a browser on Mavericks?
Oct
27
comment Remove unnecessary backups from TimeMachine to get space
To clarify: the Gear Icon is in the Finder toolbar in the Time Machine view.
Oct
14
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
25
awarded  Yearling
Apr
14
revised Cursor stuttering: “IOHIDSystem cursor update overdue. Resending.”
updated research
Apr
9
revised Cursor stuttering: “IOHIDSystem cursor update overdue. Resending.”
tested wired mouse
Apr
8
asked Cursor stuttering: “IOHIDSystem cursor update overdue. Resending.”
Feb
15
comment On resume from sleep, DHCP or ARP on the ethernet is not working
FWIW, I think that may be a different problem. On my system I don't seen that "enable - failed" error. I can't remember if ifconfig shows the Ethernet interface up, but if it is up it's not configured with an IP address.
Jan
21
accepted Convert ALAC to aac 128k with all metadata intact
Jan
20
awarded  Benefactor
Jan
18
comment Convert ALAC to aac 128k with all metadata intact
I've finished a full conversion and it seems to have gone well. Max will transcode in parallel so it's significantly faster than iTunes; converted 300 gigs in 3.5 hours and avoided the whole pause/restart problem.
Jan
18
comment Convert ALAC to aac 128k with all metadata intact
Thanks. I should add I've verified Max doesn't break on non-ASCII tags and filenames. It is renaming the output files (and adding a disc number) but I can live with that.
Jan
18
comment Convert ALAC to aac 128k with all metadata intact
Any tips on using Max on 300 gigs of source input? It seems to work completely on my sample file; album art carries over, mp4info from mp4v2 shows all the metadata tags are preserved.
Jan
18
comment Convert ALAC to aac 128k with all metadata intact
Thanks, this is helpful. I had to add the -vn flag to ffmpeg to get it to ignore the album art; it was identifying a Stream #0:1: Video: mjpeg, yuvj420p, 250x243 in the input file and then failing to convert with height not divisible by 2 (250x243) Using mp4info from mp4v2 I see that most of my metadata carried over, but not the Disk: 1 of 1 or Track: 1 of 10 fields from my original. And then there's the album art. Can ffmpeg handle m4a album art at all? Is there some other tool I could use instead to post-process the converted audio?