Martín Marconcini

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bio website professorneurus.wordpress.com
location San Francisco, CA
age 38
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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.


Jul
15
comment Ubuntu-style Multiple Desktops for Mac OS X
Ivo, i've been on StackOverflow since it was alpha, I do know about this, but I seriously believe that the link you provided, doesn't fully apply here. I'm not linking to a reply. i'm not linking to a blog. I'm linking to a company. When/if that company no longer exists, then the whole answer won't be useful anyway.
Aug
20
comment Why does Chrome on Windows 7 not show certain Unicode characters to me?
For what is worth, that key is "ESC" in Mac OS X.
Apr
25
comment Disabling mouse acceleration in Mac OS X
@aib I know all the OSses use different algorithms and therefore the response is not the same, but I don't find it particularly hard to switch from one to the other; if anything I find Windows a little bit awkward to move. What I do believe is that one gets used after days of practice. Muscle memory is hard to beat, but not impossible. In any case, I really don't use the mouse that much these days. Launchbar and shortcuts are my mouse ;)
Apr
25
comment Disabling mouse acceleration in Mac OS X
@aib I find it interesting how you keep saying "ridiculous to have to pay money to be able to use a mouse". Having used Windows since 3.0 and OS X since 10.0 (plus System 7, 8 and 9) and a varieties of Linuxes and BSD, I have yet to find a mouse that requires me to pay something extra… they all work out of the box. Your rant about having to pay is incorrectly expressed. That'd be the same if I complained about XX feature of YY operating system and complaining that it's unusable and that I have to pay for it to be changed.
Apr
25
comment Disabling mouse acceleration in Mac OS X
@aib You don't have to buy software to use a mouse, you just want to alter the way the mouse works.
Sep
24
comment Deleting Time Machine in Mac OS X 10.6.4
If you are logged in as root and it gives you operation not allowed, then there’s some other error. Could be physical or logical in the drive/volume that holds the TimeMachine backup. As an alternative, boot from the install DVD, start DISK utility and try performing verify/repair on the volume that has time machine. See if it fixes something.
Sep
24
comment Deleting Time Machine in Mac OS X 10.6.4
But did you log AS root. In that case sudo won’t be necessary. That’s the idea of enabling root in the first place. Sudo doesn’t transform you into root, it elevates your privileges. Enable root, logoff, login as root (it should appear in the Login Screen) and try the rm -rf command without sudo. Beware, under root you can make nasty mistakes and bring your whole OS down to its knees.
Sep
22
comment Set up a password policy that has a maximum failed login attempts and a reset after a certain period of time
please see possible ideas at Apple SE.
Sep
22
comment How to display scrolling bars on a VNC client?
@Patrick yes, I see what you mean. You can give it one more try by using the built in OSX VNC client: Screen Sharing. It won’t show up in spotlight because it’s mysteriously hidden in /System/Library/CoreServices. Give it a try.
Sep
21
comment How to display scrolling bars on a VNC client?
Regarding the copy/paste, if the remote box is Windows (or linux), I believe you’ll have to do CTRL-C/V respectively.
Sep
21
comment How to display scrolling bars on a VNC client?
@Patrick the mouse panning follows the mouse pointer, and it’s intended to allow you to “view” remote computers that have a bigger resolution than yours, avoiding the annoying scroll bars. It consists of a “zoomed area” (you can define de size) and when you move your mouse to one side (for example) the zoomed area will move with you. If the remote computer has a 1024x768 resolution and your computer is on a 1900x1200 display, you’ll not see the effect in action.
Sep
8
comment Stopping kids from using a machine for illegal activites?
agreed!!! I was j/king ;) That and the amount of traffic that is “wasted”.
Sep
8
comment How to disable the internal keyboard on a MacBook Pro?
Keyboard cleaner is nice and simple. you have cmd-q to close it and get your keyboard back. Mouse clicks won’t register.
Sep
8
comment Stopping kids from using a machine for illegal activites?
But… p00rnz is nøt Bådzzzz… ;) (jking’)
Jul
7
comment Disabling Mac OS X Mail.app periodic SMTP server check
Glad it worked Peter. No more annoying popups. ;)
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
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.