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Technical Director at Resn in Amsterdam. Canadian expat. jQuery fanboy. All-around swell guy. Thinks you're pretty awesome.

You can find me on the Twitters: @humantorch.


Sep
16
answered Can't boot a Mac Mini from CD
Feb
9
comment Getting syntax highlighting in shell and emacs via Terminal.app on mac os x
Whoa, I had no idea about that. Nice tip!
Feb
8
answered Getting syntax highlighting in shell and emacs via Terminal.app on mac os x
Aug
10
awarded  Commentator
Mar
11
comment A top-down terminal
On any new Mac, Visor is consistently one of the first programs I install. Set a keyboard shortcut to enable showing/hiding the Terminal and you're off to the races. I prefer fading it in rather than sliding down, but that's just me.
Feb
13
comment Interrupting the “Spinning Wheel of Death”?
Interesting, Bart. I wasn't aware that this was actually the case. Thanks!
Feb
12
awarded  Supporter
Feb
12
comment Interrupting the “Spinning Wheel of Death”?
istat menus (islayer.com/apps/istatmenus) is another good app along the same lines as MenuMeters. Any tool that shows you system diagnostics will be helpful troubleshooting this kind of issue.
Feb
12
comment Interrupting the “Spinning Wheel of Death”?
Also true, though I read at one time that if the check is run from the command line it's more thorough because there are far less "in-use" OS files for it to contend with. Don't know if that's still the case or not. There are also those of us that prefer the comfort of a command line. ;)
Feb
12
awarded  Critic
Feb
12
comment Interrupting the “Spinning Wheel of Death”?
You ARE making backups of all your crucial data... right?
Feb
12
comment Interrupting the “Spinning Wheel of Death”?
If you're hearing any kind of "clicking" noise physically coming from the hard drive, then Jeff's probably bang-on and your HDD is about to fail. I had this happen to an old iBook a couple of years back... beachballing, programs hanging/crashing, and a clicking hard drive. One day, the damn thing just wouldn't turn on and I was left with a pretty white paperweight.
Feb
12
answered Interrupting the “Spinning Wheel of Death”?
Aug
18
awarded  Teacher
Aug
18
comment Is there a lightning-quick alternative to Firefox when all I want is simple browsing?
If you're on a Mac (OS not specified in the original quesiton), though, the Chrome development is lagging way behind. On Windows, though, Chrome is indeed pretty awesome.
Aug
18
answered Is there a lightning-quick alternative to Firefox when all I want is simple browsing?
Aug
18
awarded  Autobiographer