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Hi. My name is Daniel.

I'm mostly active on Ask Different, where I'm now a moderator◆, but I sometimes visit some other Stack Exchange sites (more to read than anything else).

I first got into computers in 1982, and learned to program on an Apple //+. Switched to Mac in 2003. I'm not a computer pro; it's just a hobby. I hope any of my questions or answers are helpful.

Questions about Ask Different moderation? Contact me at daniel.ask.different@gmail.com


Mar
12
comment Speeding up iMac (early 2006
Answers on Ask Different need to be more than just a link. It's okay to include a link, but please summarize or excerpt it in the answer. The idea is to make the answer stand alone.
Feb
21
comment How do I turn off push notifications without turning off notifications in iOS 6?
Answers on ask difference need to be more than just a link. The goal is for them to stand on their own, in case the link someday points to a site that no longer works.
Feb
9
comment “PowerPC applications are no longer supported” – Microsoft Office
Was the recent update an update to Office or Mac OS X?
Dec
16
comment Enforcing single document copy in iOS
Is this a question asked on behalf of end users or developers? The question itself is unclear, and if it's aimed at developers, it's off-topic here.
Dec
11
comment Is there an .ogg plugin for quicklook?
This article is only the #3 hit for the specially crafted Google search.
Dec
11
comment How can I access my GMail contact groups from my iOS 7 device?
You mean suggestions other than "use iCloud not Gmail"?
Dec
10
comment How Do I Use 'cp' to Overwrite Files?
Curiouser and curiouser.
Dec
6
comment How Do I Use 'cp' to Overwrite Files?
If you don't have permission to overwrite the target file, this will fail. If you really want to overwrite a target file, you can use sudo at the beginning of the command. But use with caution!
Dec
2
comment Is there software that implements John Siracusa's Spatial Finder concept?
Cool. I just bought the current version on the Mac App store. This looks really promising.
Nov
21
comment Is it possible to use US English keyboard layout with dead keys in Mavericks similar to those from Windows and Linux?
Great. I couldn't tell if you had a real question or if you were ranting that Apple wasn't doing dead keys "right" according to your definition of dead keys. Now I see you're actually looking for something in particular, and not just saying "they're doing it wrong." +1
Nov
21
comment Is it possible to use US English keyboard layout with dead keys in Mavericks similar to those from Windows and Linux?
Where do you get your definition of what dead keys "really" are?
Nov
20
comment What are some good iPad apps for students?
Questions suitable for this site have concrete answers. "What app do you recommend to solve this particular problem?" is a single question with possible concrete answers. "What are some good apps for productivity?" is a great lead into a conversation, but not a concrete question for this site. The fact that your description of what you are looking for ends in "etc." and doesn't have a closed form is a good indicator that you are asking too broad a question. Your last comment is telling: this is supposed to be a question, not the start of a thread. That's why it's closed.
Nov
20
comment Where has Numbers gone?
It's right here
Nov
20
comment Are pre-release minor versions of OS X stable?
See apple.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic: "Please refrain from asking about the following topics as questions with these core subjects are generally closed or deleted: Pre-release, non-publicly available beta software and software granted only under an NDA"
Nov
18
comment Applescript dictionary for Preview
I haven't had any luck scripting Preview. I hope you find someone with a better answer; I'd look forward to reading it.
Nov
18
comment Applescript dictionary for Preview
It appears that Preview.app does not have a scripting dictionary and is thus not scriptable.
Nov
17
comment Sharing mac WiFi over Ethernet breaks all internet connections
Answers on Ask Different need to be more than just a link. It's okay to include a link, but please summarize or excerpt it in the answer. The idea is to make the answer stand alone.
Nov
15
comment Numbers spreadsheet can't be imported
Answers on Ask Different need to be more than just a link. It's okay to include a link, but please summarize or excerpt it in the answer. The idea is to make the answer stand alone.
Nov
13
comment iPhone 5 changes itself to a black theme with white and blue writing
Once you have screen shots, you can upload them to imgur.com and edit the links into your question.
Nov
12
comment iOS App to record narration with images
Awesome. So iMovie it is. Great to know a stock Apple app can do it.