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Day job: IT support to CENTRIM and Brighton Business School – four days per week at Freeman Centre on University of Sussex campus, one day at Mithras House on University of Brighton campus.


Jan
30
comment lsof reports no files open on external volume but it still cannot be safely unmounted
In Ask Different: lsof without sudo may not list all open files
Jan
27
comment How to get compressed memory back in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?
For link purposes: Disable compressed memory in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks?
Jan
27
comment How to get compressed memory back in OS X 10.9 Mavericks?
Is there any value other than 4 for enabled? In Ask Different: vm_compressor_mode (vm.compressor_mode) values for enabled compressed memory in OS X
Jan
27
comment Disable compressed memory in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks?
For disabling compressed memory, the accepted answer here is ideal – thanks. In Ask Different: vm_compressor_mode (vm.compressor_mode) values for enabled compressed memory in OS X
Nov
6
comment Rsync fails for files that start with underscore when destination is zfs
Context: twitter.com/echeng/status/396142064179486721
Sep
28
comment On OS X, what's a double panic?
Thanks. Some time in Ask Different Chat I'll be pleased to discuss the suspicion of all panic information.
Sep
25
comment On OS X, what's a double panic?
@Hennes it's a good explanation; make it an answer then I'll vote up (and others can simply vote down with a comment if it's irrelevant to modern OS X). Considering the first answer below, I suspect that it is relevant.
Aug
6
comment Reallocated bad sectors cause my HDD to slow down?
@Ramhound I did so. As far as I recall, the more recent documentation did not contain the relevant information.
Aug
5
comment How to reproduce the behavior of Mac OS X's dead keys on Windows 7?
The download links no longer work.
Jul
10
comment Can a command with ioreg show the parts of the tree (of the I/O Kit registry in OS X) where UUIDs of volumes are found – with those UUIDs?
If we defocus from ioreg, then wonder whether an answer could involve VolumeToBSDNode
Jun
15
comment How to change default app for all files of particular file type through terminal in OS X
Side note: the "unnecessarily difficult" quote was from from the first edition of an answer to a different question.
Jun
8
comment What subtitle file editor for '.srt' files supports synchronization?
Neither urusoft.net nor blog.aegisub.net are found.
May
4
comment Should I symlink my /private/var/vm dir to another volume in OS X Lion?
You might benefit from a separate volume for external swap files, but I should not prefer to use a symbolic link. Prefer the approach given in the linked question.
Apr
27
comment Disable Mac's dynamic_pager?
In Ask Different, with an accepted answer: Why would I disable swap file in Mac OS X? (2011-09-08)
Apr
27
comment Moving the swapfiles to a dedicated partition in Snow Leopard
Cross reference to the opening poster's similar question in Ask Different: How can I move virtual memory swap files to a different drive or partition? (2010-09-12)
Apr
19
comment Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk
@rob thanks, I didn't realise that. GRC Tech Support confirmed to me that recovery to something other than the disk from which recovery is attempted is not supported in the current version of SpinRite.
Apr
19
comment Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk
In Ask Different there's a comment from @BSDGuy
Apr
1
comment Fixing bad sectors on Apple Snow Leopard
Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk (2010-06-02) and note that in some cases, the user may wish to recover data before auto-relocation – writing data to the drive will most likely result in volume or data corruption if a bad block is found and spared.
Apr
1
comment Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk
Fixing bad sectors on Apple Snow Leopard (2009-10-30)
Apr
1
comment Fixing bad sectors
In an edge case (context below) it may be preferable to attempt recovery before reallocation.