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bio website daveltd.com
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Just another software geek... and possible polymath (I aspire to that title, at any rate).

My other main interest is photography.


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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Popular Question
Jun
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awarded  Revival
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awarded  Scholar
Apr
12
accepted iPhone sync with iTunes stuck on “Waiting for items to copy”
Apr
12
comment iPhone sync with iTunes stuck on “Waiting for items to copy”
Hmm, weird. I just installed the iOS 5.1 update a bit ago, and I'm pretty sure my next sync still failed after this, but maybe that was just because my iPhone had still been plugged in? I just tried again, and it resolved itself. So I guess maybe this did the trick! So, taking this answer to be "If an update is available, install it." Of course, I had been wanting to get a "successful" sync to happen first... that's why I'd waited this long in the first place! Ah well. :)
Apr
12
asked iPhone sync with iTunes stuck on “Waiting for items to copy”
Apr
10
revised Is there a way to access OS X location services from the command line?
added comment about new features.
Apr
10
answered USB Dongle + OSX Location Services/Core Location?
Apr
10
answered Is there a way to access OS X location services from the command line?
Apr
10
comment Is there a way to access OS X location services from the command line?
Nota bene: This is not the same thing. Potentially useful, but not the same thing. In particular, this requires having full internet access, whereas CoreServices I believe can run without that, as long as wifi is enabled. And anyway, even if I'm wrong about that, it uses WIFI-based location finding (and anything else CoreLocation might use, now or in the future), rather than just IP address, which is potentially much more accurate. (See, e.g., here.)
Jan
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awarded  Editor
Jan
29
revised How do I remove a MyBook's “WD SmartWare” virtual CD from my desktop?
removing a redundant word.
Jan
27
answered How do I remove a MyBook's “WD SmartWare” virtual CD from my desktop?
Jan
27
comment How do I remove a MyBook's “WD SmartWare” virtual CD from my desktop?
Hmm, it's perhaps worth noting, too, that removing /etc/fstab doesn't make it come back. Removing the line from /etc/fstab does, however.
Jan
27
comment How do I remove a MyBook's “WD SmartWare” virtual CD from my desktop?
Nice! Just tried this and it worked great! Thank you! Note to others who might be thinking about trying this: /etc/fstab did not exist previously on my system; the above one-liner (or whatever other method you choose) creates it, and it is heeded upon next connection of the device.
Jan
21
comment consequences of changing uid/gid on snow leopard
Does anyone know the solution to this problem (or how to prevent it, in the first place)?
Dec
7
comment How do I map CAPS LOCK to CTRL on OSX Emacs without doing it OS-wide
I've been using this technique since before MacOS X existed, and highly recommend it. :) (I also highly recommend use of the Dvorak keyboard layout, but that's another story, I suppose.)