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Love all things front-end web programming. Also forced to use svn,sql and other stuff for my daily job :-)

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comment How can I lower my latency? (Powerline)
Are you running wifi-N over 2.4ghz? As you increase the Ghz, the wall penetration is greatly reduced. Running 802.11N or AC over 2.4Ghz with wide channels is likely your best bet. I get anywhere between 1-10ms pings from my 5-year old Airport Extreme (running G/N over 2.4Ghz) with 4 walls in between (seems to depend on movement and distance).
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answered Is it worth to get a SATA-3 controller to max my SSD out?
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accepted Will a 2010 MacBook Pro without SATA III benefit from a 6 Gbps SSD?
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comment Will a 2010 MacBook Pro without SATA III benefit from a 6 Gbps SSD?
@Breakthrough, I didn't see that as much duplicate as the discussion was more about adding the SATA3 controller, as opposed to the pro/cons of running a SATA3 drive on a SATA2 bus. Considering the costs of prev. generation drives (ie, Vertex2 240gb) haven't really come down, I'm probably going to just get a newer drive for when I do upgrade the laptop.
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asked Will a 2010 MacBook Pro without SATA III benefit from a 6 Gbps SSD?
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answered SSH proxy problem
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comment Copy-on-select, paste-on-middle-click on Mac OS X?
Actually copy/drag text works great for me in any editor target (ie, Terminal, BBEdit, text input box on this page, etc)... you can combine a drag with Exposé and CMD-tab. Also, if you want to "copy to clipboard", you can just drag to desktop and it will create a text clipping that you can then drag to other locations repeatedly (it's like a visual clipboard in a way).
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answered Is it possible to make a smart playlist in iTunes that's comprised of tracks from unique artists (no one artist appears twice on the list)?
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comment OS X Boot extremely slow after installing boot camp (XP)
Spiff, you're correct. I simply used SuperDuper (CCC would work also) to backup my HFS partition on the spinning disk to my backup drive. Then I booted from the backup, then erased the original partition, then restored to the newly erased partition. Once I did this, everything just worked as it was before... refit was blessed and is default boot option; SSD boots fast, HD Mac boots fine, and Windows as well.
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accepted OS X Boot extremely slow after installing boot camp (XP)
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comment OS X Boot extremely slow after installing boot camp (XP)
I wasn't hoping to hear this, but it looks like I'm going to have to abandon my current XP partition (ie, backup, wipe disk, restore from older backup, then update critical files/apps). Just wondering whether it was my bootcamp expedition or SSD attempt that might have caused this problem... not sure if Diskwarrior is worth my money as it's unclear if it can fix my problems.
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comment OS X Boot extremely slow after installing boot camp (XP)
no entries in /var/log/system or /var/log/kernel that come up interesting... after boot the first entries are vmware and other services.
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comment OS X Boot extremely slow after installing boot camp (XP)
Here are some interesting bits I found in my /var/log/fsck_hfs.log: Incorrect number of thread records (4, 14703) (3 times) and ** The volume Mac HD could not be repaired after 3 attempts.