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bio website tempel.org
location Munich, Germany
age 50
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seen Nov 11 at 10:59

Been programming for about 30 years. Started with BASIC, Pascal and assembler on 8 bit computers, later C, Modula-2, C++. Now mainly a Mac programmer, favoring REALbasic for its ease of use, where possible. Also doing iPhone development.


Nov
7
answered How can I delete empty folders in Mac OS X?
Nov
4
comment How can I delete empty folders in Mac OS X?
While this works, it probably doesn't locate folders that only contain the hidden .DS_Store files, making them technically non-empty but appearing empty to the user. If a user wants to find all folders that appear empty, those he once had opened in Finder won't be found this way because the Finder would have added a .DS_Store file.
Sep
30
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
19
answered What is the rationale behind safely removing USB media from windows PCs?
Nov
5
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
2
awarded  Teacher
Jul
17
awarded  Commentator
Jul
17
comment OS X: Base64 encode via command line
The "echo" solution adds a LF (line feed) char to the end of the input string, though. Better use: echo -n 'input'
May
13
answered Find duplicate files on Mac OS X
May
11
comment Installer hangs on “waiting for other installations to finish” despite no other installations in progress
Bad advice - Apple even expressly allows multiple Xcode installations to exist. I see your reply was first, so you made a blind guess, and I'm just saying: Uninstalling other software on OSX is usually not the solution - that's contrary to Windows, where this used to be rather the rule.
May
11
awarded  Critic
Dec
8
comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
I'm ahead of you, again. See, I'm the author of iBored, so I know how to do things like that, and believe me, I've tried. The new format is too cryptic for me, though, and that's why I'm asking this question here.
Dec
8
comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
@Charles: No, I've given up. I now rely on using said commands when booting into the recovery mode after moving a Windows installation.
Jan
22
awarded  Editor
Jan
22
revised What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
added background explaining that I do not seek a simple guide; deleted 5 characters in body
Jan
22
comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
Thanks for attempting to help, but what you say is standard knowledge, as you point out. I specifically need the "what's going on" information to accomplish this in my own written program, not by using Microsoft's software, which is still hard to handle for a trivial user. I want to be able to provide a solution to a Mac user with a Boot Camp installation, in case he needs to move this to another disk. And as a side effect of that, it'd help any other Windows user, too, as the tasks would be the same.
Jan
7
comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
Yes, I know about the ways how to get it fixed, using Windows programs. What I need to know is how to fix it myself, without those programs. I need to know what they do.
Jan
6
awarded  Student
Dec
31
comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
@Andrew. Right, as I said in my intro to this text. Do you know a better place on related websites to ask this, then?
Dec
28
comment What needs updating when moving a bootable Windows 7 (or Vista) partition?
@Ben: yes, I know about bcdedit - but I do not want to edit anything, as far as I can tell as I do not want to change any of its options as they were in place before I moved the partitions to a new disk. All I want to update are any fixed block number and disk ID references, without the use of any Windows executables, if possible.