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bio website theuniversalsteve.com
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I work in a physics lab where we do research on fusion energy and find industrial applications of high power acoustic cavitation. I write OS X software to visualize output of physics simulations and to automate calculations for spherical systems. I also write programs in Igor Pro to automate experiments, collect data, and visualize the collected data.

I have a long history (since before MIDI) in computer music. I wrote the first commercially available MIDI voice librarian for DOS. It did not make me rich.

I play around a little with OpenCV under OS X.

I used to be in a band called The Universal Steve. We put out two albums: E Pluribus Esteban and Ryer Island.


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comment Can I keep Mail.app from syncing my spam folder?
I have a couple accounts at Hostgator and a couple at Hostrocket.
May
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asked Can I keep Mail.app from syncing my spam folder?
May
5
revised How can I update my OS X 10.5.8?
MAC means Media Access Control. Mac is short for Macintosh. Also, capitalization.
May
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suggested approved edit on How can I update my OS X 10.5.8?
Apr
29
accepted Can I delete this recursive link to my Home directory?
Apr
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asked Can I delete this recursive link to my Home directory?
Feb
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awarded  Self-Learner
Feb
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asked Where is “Convert to AAC…” in iTunes 11 (and 12)?
Feb
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answered Where is “Convert to AAC…” in iTunes 11 (and 12)?
Jan
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answered How do I subscribe to an RSS feed in Mavericks?
Dec
17
answered How do I stop file types from launching automatically
Dec
17
comment Missing “show package contents” cmd
I added a Terminal example to my answer.
Dec
17
revised Missing “show package contents” cmd
Added terminal example.
Dec
17
comment Missing “show package contents” cmd
If it's a bundle, Show Package Contents will show up in the context menu. If not, it won't. You can also look at it in Terminal. A bundle's structure isn't hidden there. If it's a bundle it shows up as a directory.
Dec
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answered Missing “show package contents” cmd
Dec
16
revised Where are all of the command line tools installed?
Fixed word order
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suggested approved edit on Where are all of the command line tools installed?
Dec
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answered Where are all of the command line tools installed?
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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
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comment Burning Folder to DVD
The burn folder is for situations where you want to burn more than just a single folder to disc. You create the burn folder and then copy items from various locations into the folder (where, as the original answer says, it creates links, not actual copies). If you're just wanting to burn one folder then, yes, you can simply right-click the folder you want to burn and select "burn to disc…"