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moderator on Ask Different, host of the Ask Different Podcast

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Jan
5
comment Ancient Hardware: IBM Spacesaver II Keyboard with Windows 7 on MacPro
I agree with Jason. You're also likely to get a better answer on Super User, as there are many Windows users there. Would you like me to migrate it?
Dec
1
comment /etc/hosts file loses changes on OS X restart
Migrating to Super User on your request
Jun
14
comment How to upgrade MBP harddrive without reinstalling OS?
I'm pretty sure that the restore does not operate bit-for-bit and won't copy over a Windows partition.
Feb
16
comment Should I go for an OCZ-Vertex 2 drive in my Macbook Pro or wait for the new drives?
One of the things I love about the Stack Exchange network is that anytime I have a question I find it's usually been asked and answered :)
Jan
21
comment Does e-mail address obfuscation actually work?
@Saytha Looks like Ivo submitted it too. Probably better to vote up that one instead.
Jan
21
comment Does e-mail address obfuscation actually work?
Neat idea using JS to obfuscate the email address, but in most cases (like in an email, on this site, etc) that's not really an option. However, I agree that it should be standard practice on sites that allow users to expose their email to other users.
Jan
21
comment Does e-mail address obfuscation actually work?
True, and spammers probably realize that people that obfuscate their email address don't want and won't fall for spam anyway, but on the flip side there are some harvesters that get paid per address for whom it would be trivial to identify some of the basic obfuscation patterns (having "gmail" on the page is a start)
Mar
5
comment How do I turn off macbook laptop screen when external monitor is connected?
@t-a-w Do you have it plugged in at all times? IIRC it won't work if you don't have it on external power. Apart from that I don't know what it could be except possibly a defective unit as I've had no problems with my method above. (mid-2007 MacBook)
Dec
10
comment Close MacBook — Keep Web Sharing. How?
It's not possible to configure a stock Mac to stop sleeping on lid close. However, there is software that will do that: macupdate.com/info.php/id/22211
Dec
10
comment Close MacBook — Keep Web Sharing. How?
@Konzepz: That requires a fairly new Mac and an Airport Extreme/Time Capsule. Glad it works for you, but I still think this answer is better as it will work for more users.
Nov
5
comment Tiling Window Manager
@bedwyr: not sure why Rich M tagged it "osx", I switched it to "gnome"
Sep
7
comment Internet kiosk for motel lobby?
n/m, -kioskbuttons seems to have done the trick.
Sep
7
comment Internet kiosk for motel lobby?
I just checked out kiosk mode. It's good, but it seems to disable the address bar. Any way to get that back?
Sep
7
comment Internet kiosk for motel lobby?
@Ivan: Yeah, I know the drill. I've been at this longer than you ;-)
Sep
7
comment Internet kiosk for motel lobby?
Right, I shouldn't have said "everything", but just those programs in the menus and such. Although the fact that you mentioned window managers leads me to think that it might be possible to use a minimal WM like blackbox and configure the browser to start and maximize at login.
Sep
7
comment Internet kiosk for motel lobby?
Hm, I hadn't considered Opera, I'll look into it. With regard to Deep Freeze, I was hoping to not spend money (money's fairly tight) and instead just set up a RAM disk or whatever live CDs do.
Aug
30
comment Tiling Window Manager
Wow, that is exactly what I want. The only problem is that I don't use Windows - if you know of any software that does what yours does for Mac OS X or Linux I'm all ears. (and I'm going to download a copy of MaxTo for when I do use Windows).
Aug
30
comment Tiling Window Manager
Thank you for your reply. I just looked at a video of it in action and that's definitely a help in tiling the windows. I'm still hopeful that there's a program out there somewhere that does what I want though.
Aug
17
comment Computer and Internet use on a boat?
Do you have a cat named Ender?
Aug
7
comment Optimum way to deploy two WRT54G(S) routers in a home environment?
you have a typo in your title "64" -> "54"