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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.


Mar
28
comment Can I restore from a Time Machine backup without booting to the Recovery HD?
Thanks for the answer. I gave it a try but it only wants to restore to the internal drive. I need to restore to an external drive.
Mar
28
asked Can I restore from a Time Machine backup without booting to the Recovery HD?
Mar
28
asked How can I configure my Ethernet connection when booting from Recovery HD?
Mar
28
comment Mac hard drive almost full; diagnostic apps do not explain why
You're welcome. If my answer helped, please consider accepting it. This post explains the importance of accepting answers.
Mar
28
comment Mac hard drive almost full; diagnostic apps do not explain why
Generally, anything that says "cache" is safe to delete. That's temporary storage that applications use to save time. Of course, make sure you have a current backup before deleting things you're unsure of. 42Gb for 7500 photos isn't unreasonable. That's about 5.6Mb per photo. When you edit a photo in iPhoto it keeps the original plus the modified version.
Mar
27
answered Mac hard drive almost full; diagnostic apps do not explain why
Mar
23
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Mar
13
revised >console login - changing the screen size
Added vim screen width
Mar
13
comment >console login - changing the screen size
I did less *.tex in a directory with a wide TeX file and it used the entire width of the screen. But I just tried vim and top and they do limit the width of their content. So it might be a per-application issue. I just figured out how to do it in vim. I'll update my answer. I haven't figured it out for top yet.
Mar
13
answered >console login - changing the screen size
Mar
13
comment >console login - changing the screen size
+1 for teaching me the '>console' trick. That's a new one on me.
Feb
19
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Feb
11
answered Where can I find the Mountain Lion (Notification Center) notification sound?
Feb
7
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Feb
7
reviewed Satisfactory How can I change the font used in Preview PDF notes?
Feb
7
reviewed Satisfactory Restore iPhone 3GS without backup
Feb
7
reviewed Excellent Does the iPhone 4 geo-tag photos without a data connection?
Feb
6
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Jan
28
comment Can I download Mountain Lion and install it later?
And you can make an install disc if you need to reinstall later or install on another machine. But you have to do it before running the installer for the first time.
Jan
28
awarded  Popular Question