589 reputation
316
bio website
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen 16 hours ago

May
9
comment Ejecting one drive locks disk utility
@ernie Yep I hear you - thought there might be a good reason perhaps a kernel or osx dev would know. thanks anyway
May
7
comment Ejecting one drive locks disk utility
There are GUIs handling this kind of situation - I think I've seen a few different masking effects (waffling?) to indicate an object was in flux or in an unknown state at the moment. In any case it shows up in other places in OSX - more than I would expect is necessary locks-up (blocks synchronously).
May
7
comment Ejecting one drive locks disk utility
@DarthAndroid yep that's what I figured an don't understand the rational for - why would they decide to implement a blocking request in the main thread; I was hoping to learn the rational by asking here. A similar and even more situation arises when Finder decides to poll the disks and one is asleep as Finder.
May
7
comment Ejecting one drive locks disk utility
Yes that's all well and good and totally understood. My question is why does DiskUtility lock-up? By lock-up I mean that the Disk Utility program does not respond to any userinput until the drive has spun up (say 3s) - during that time if you try to click a menu or eject another drive or perform any GUI operation with DiskUtility it ignores you entirely.
May
7
comment Why do ISPs change your IP address?
Talk about an optimist ;) If anything ISPs would be encouraged by LEA to try to keep IPs the same even for dynamic IP customers. No one with power is trying to defend your right to privacy - they are trying to prevent many kinds of crimes.
May
7
asked Ejecting one drive locks disk utility
Dec
27
answered Can random data from a wipe or encryption of a full drive result in fake partitions appearing in the MBR?
Aug
18
awarded  Yearling
Aug
15
comment Unable to delete messages with IMAP client against Exim mail server
Regardless of what you're using as a client you are not using exim as an IMAP server.
Aug
2
answered How can clients easily and securely send me passwords?
Jul
26
comment What exactly does the little green “+” button do in Mac OS X?
Great answer!! Thanks B!
Jul
23
awarded  Benefactor
Jul
23
comment Enabling limited texting on Kindle fire
Thanks but this doesn't help since he does not have a phone and probably won't get one for a few years.
Jul
23
comment Enabling limited texting on Kindle fire
Well it seems there is no way to do this today. Perhaps a feature will be added to Text+ or a different SMS app will come out with parental controls. I'll award the bounty to the best responder for effort. Thanks all. Note that if it were up to me I would've split the bounty between the two best as they weren't far apart IMO - oh well.
Jul
21
comment Enabling limited texting on Kindle fire
Thanks Philippe but a block-list is not very useful, I want an allowed-list. Also he's not my son, per the question he's my nephew (not that it matters that much). For help with what can go wrong I would refer you to reality :)
Jul
19
comment Enabling limited texting on Kindle fire
I hear ya harrymc, and I donate to the likes of openssh (actually openbsd) to help people world wide get around fsck'd governments like China and, more and more, the USA. AFAIK my newphew does not have access to google or the web at large. His Kindle has been locked down to reading and a few games and now a texting app.
Jul
19
comment Enabling limited texting on Kindle fire
THanks for the information. Though does not address the main thrust of the question which is how-to establish a short-list of approved contacts for SMS.
Jul
19
comment Enabling limited texting on Kindle fire
Useful information thanks but does not really provide the answer has to how to enforce a short-list of 'contacts.'
Jul
19
comment Enabling limited texting on Kindle fire
He got an app called Text+ (and he also has the Disney parental control app and the WiFi parent app - if that helps)
Jul
16
awarded  Promoter