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Born and bred in C++ country, but mostly working with Python these days. Server, embedded, desktop, web, mobile... I like them all.


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awarded  Commentator
Oct
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comment Change DNS Server From Terminal (or script) on Mac OS X
This does not seem to work on my Mac OSX 10.7.5 MBP, at least not when done literally. Should I replace anything in the set State:/Network/Service/PRIMARY_SERVICE_ID/DNS line or can I use that as it is ? Should the new DNS servers show up in the scutil --dns output after the change ?
Feb
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Jan
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comment How can I get a script to run every day on Mac OS X?
It seems to me Lingon is under active development; the current version 3 is available in the AppStore along with the previous version 2. Both cost a few dollars and receive very mixed reviews. I personally use Lingon 3 with some success, but would not recommend it for the purpose in this article over other tools mentioned in other answers (cron, at, etc.).
Sep
10
comment Mac OS X sysctl get total and free memory size
the grep doesn't seem required - on my MacBook Pro, sysctl hw.memsize also works and prints hw.memsize: 8589934592
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Feb
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Feb
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answered The color red disappeared on the GUI.
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Sep
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comment how do I use tar -C on Snow Leopard when creating an archive?
Sorry it took me so long to get back to this. The command line is not very spectacular:
Aug
31
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Aug
31
answered USB ports on a laptop
Aug
31
comment How to open a TrueCrypt volume quickly on a Mac?
The --mount parameter doesn't even seem required. Also, /Applications/TrueCrypt.app/Contents/MacOS/TrueCrypt --dismount <path-to-your-TC-archive> dismounts the volume. Stored both apps in ~/bin (/usr/local/bin or /Applications/... would be system-wide alternatives), duplicated them (i.e. created a symlink), moved the duplicate / symlink to the desktop and gave it some nice icons.
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accepted How to open a TrueCrypt volume quickly on a Mac?
Aug
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asked How to open a TrueCrypt volume quickly on a Mac?
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accepted Windows 7 etc/hosts file broken?
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answered Windows 7 etc/hosts file broken?
Aug
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comment Windows 7 etc/hosts file broken?
this is by far not the first time i work with the hosts file, i'm using it on an almost daily basis on Windows, Linux, Mac, etc., that's why the sudden failure puzzled me so much. first it worked, then it stopped working. it is the right file, though and there is no virus.