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I use Apple hardware and Mac OS X since the age of dawn but work doing Android development using Eclipse Intellij-IDEA. Used to be a .NET/C# guy.

I do some Objective-C when time permits (never lately) and always experiment in Xcode when it's not crashing.

Contrary to popular belief, I am not The Crow like my picture might suggest :)

I have lived in the sunny Spain near Madrid for over eleven years, but now I live in San Francisco, CA.

I'm currently working for 8tracks.com where I do mobile development.


Jun
21
answered OS X page up, page down movement keys and cursor focus in finder
Jun
20
answered How to check if .NET programmability support is installed for Word 2007
Jun
18
answered How can I write a cron job that will block my internet from 7pm to 7am? (So I can get some sleep)
Jun
17
answered Ubuntu-style Multiple Desktops for Mac OS X
Jun
16
comment encoding movies for the web
True, but it largely depends upon the provider. I have that upstream and can maintain a consistent 55k/sec upstream transfer (throttled). If I remove the bandwidth limit, it oscilates around 55-65, but it all goes bye-bye.
Jun
16
comment why run a Linux shell command with &?
You need to use Both, if you don’t use &, the terminal will not let you enter any other commands. The best way for you to see it, is just trying it. A good example is a command that takes some time, like a find: find -name SomeName / > somefile.txt try that with nohup and & and see the differences.
Jun
15
comment why run a Linux shell command with &?
George: If you don’t use &, then you’ll never get your prompt back to do anything else. The terminal will be “hung” until the process (whatever it is) finishes or it’s terminated/killed. The & guarantees that the process runs in the background. However, if you logoff, the operating system will terminate all your processes, which kills your background process as well. If you use nohup you’re telling the process “ignore the command that will terminate you”.
Jun
15
comment why run a Linux shell command with &?
That is correct George. Background processes should continue until they exit or you kill them. However, as it has been already pointed out, you’ll need nohup to avoid the process to die when the user logs off.
Jun
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
15
answered why run a Linux shell command with &?
Jun
15
comment Should I use UPS with my laptop to extend the battery life?
I’d leave both, since a power spike/thunderstorm can fry both your laptop’s power supply, the battery and your board. (it happened to me and many of my customers). Make sure you have a decent UPS. Cheap ones rarely really work when they have to.
Jun
15
answered encoding movies for the web
Jun
15
answered Keep Livestream Video maximized on second monitor
Jun
14
answered Break free of a fullscreen app on Mac OS X
Jun
14
comment What will happen if I remove the RAM while the computer is on?
As someone who has worked in Hardware and building PCs, I can tell you that you’re likely to fry the memory and maybe the board. It happened to me. I fried 16MB (yes MB) of Ram in a Win NT 3.51 once. The display accidentally disconnected and the screen went blank. I thought it was turned off and I removed (it was upgrading to 32MB!!) the old chips. It was very expensive back then (1992 I think).
Jun
14
comment Automatically starting svnserve on Snow Leopard
you have an extra </dict> by the end.
Jun
14
answered Automatically starting svnserve on Snow Leopard
Jun
9
revised Different Wallpaper if two monitors are attached
added 163 characters in body
Jun
9
answered Different Wallpaper if two monitors are attached
Jun
9
answered How to create a bootable Ubuntu Linux (10.04) USB installation for Macintosh