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bio website blipfoto.com/dublinshooter
location Dublin, Ireland
age 70
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An avid Machead since the late '80s who experienced his first Mac when he drifted from architecture to graphic design and still earns a bit of extra income as a graphic designer.

Several old Macs populate the computer graveyard upstairs, ranging from a (tangerine) clamshell iBook to a 21" White iMac whose graphic board gave up the ghost. Currently active gear consists of a (late '09) 24" iMac, a 13" white MacBook (pre unibody), an Airport Extreme base station controlling a home wireless network, a plethora of external drives, both hardwired and wireless, and a recently acquired iPhone 4.

The MacBook's main job is to satisfy my long-term passion for Classical music. It runs iTunes which wirelessly accesses my digital library of over 1500 albums and connects via an Apogee Duet DAC to the hi-fi system. Downloading high-res music has become a bit of an obsession, serviced quite nicely thank you by a handful of excellent classical download sites.

Where would DublinJimbo be without Apple? Much worse off, that's for sure.


Nov
8
comment SMS Relay – Hardware requirements?
You're right, of course, about the iMac model requirement applying to Handoff and not SMS Relay. But I've been through all the procedures you mention already (several times, including all the combinations mentioned in the links), and Messages on both the iMac and the iPad still stubbornly refuses to display an activation code.
Nov
8
asked SMS Relay – Hardware requirements?
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Jul
30
answered How to fix the mail sent (whoosh) sound when disappearing intermittently, especially after iTunes is opened?
Jul
8
comment Changing Preview.app's default View state in Lion
@randallmeadows again - I spoke too soon, I'm afraid. I thought at first it had worked, since I successfully opened a number of PDF documents in single-page mode after applying the Terminal command with Preview not running. But I still wasn't absolutely sure that the change had stuck, since I'd opened all of these PDFs previously and wondered if they were honouring my having changed them to Single Page. Now, having sourced a PDF which I hadn't previously opened, Preview still stubbornly opened it in continuous scroll.
Jul
8
comment Changing Preview.app's default View state in Lion
@randallmeadows - I can't believe that Preview has been open each time I've tried this before, but now when I ensure I've quit Preview before applying the Terminal command is does indeed work.
Apr
25
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
20
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
5
awarded  Quorum
Sep
1
answered How can I prevent new iCal events from being all-day by default?
Aug
12
revised What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
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Aug
12
answered What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
Aug
12
revised Is ~/Applications new with Lion?
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Aug
12
comment Is ~/Applications new with Lion?
In my case, Lion appears to have created it after an upgrade from SL, since I definitely hadn't created it previously myself. As I say, it's unfortunate that it cannot be added to the Finder sidebar without ambiguity.
Aug
12
accepted Is ~/Applications new with Lion?
Aug
12
comment Is ~/Applications new with Lion?
Just to clarify, I'm talking here about apps which I download or have downloaded without recourse to the Mac App Store.
Aug
12
revised Is ~/Applications new with Lion?
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Aug
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is ~/Applications new with Lion?
Aug
12
asked Is ~/Applications new with Lion?
Aug
12
comment Getting Safari to forget Keywurl
Thanks for the input, but the problem has now been solved. Gauzy's nudge towards a relaunch of Safari (above) finally did the job. As mentioned in a comment response to Gauzy, I had already quit and relaunched Safari several times during the ongoing process, but apparently all this was still one relaunch too few.