mjs

London, United Kingdom

beebo.org

Age: 39

Google Developer Relations.

May
11
awarded Necromancer
May
3
comment Why does Ice Hockey have 3 periods?
Has wind ever been a factor? Or the location of the spectators? In modern professional hockey neither of these are an issue, but I'm really surprised that orientation-dependent issues like this weren't a problem in the past.
May
3
awarded Autobiographer
May
1
awarded Civic Duty
Apr
19
awarded Teacher
Apr
19
answered How do Aperture stacks work in the Photos app?
Apr
17
comment Launch OSX Finder window with specific files selected
This works for single files, but not for multiple: open -R foo.jpg bar.jpg won't select both foo.jpg and bar.jpg.
Apr
16
answered Global keyboard shortcut to open a tab in Chrome on Mac OS X
Mar
20
awarded Nice Answer
Mar
19
accepted From a shell script, how can I check whether a MySQL database exists?
Mar
14
comment Why is softwareupdated taking up all my memory?
My softwareupdated is 437MB, although the "compressed mem" column is 404MB which could mean that it's only actually occupying 30MB? Regardless, it does seem excessive, especially since there doesn't seem to be any reason for softwareupdated to run in the background at all. It's the second biggest process after kernel_task for me.
Mar
14
awarded Good Answer
Mar
12
awarded Nice Answer
Feb
8
awarded Autobiographer
Feb
8
awarded Supporter
Feb
8
comment What are the advantages of a lens having a fixed maximum aperture?
"your exposure stays the same regardless of your zoom"--this is not always true (you'll need to adjust exposure if zooming into the light at the end of a tunnel, for example).
Feb
8
comment What are the pros and cons of constant-aperture zoom lenses, for a relative beginner?
You're quite likely to be zooming into different light, especially with long zooms though, right? (In which case you (or the camera) will need to adjust ISO or shutter speed.)
Feb
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awarded Autobiographer
Jan
15
awarded Supporter
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awarded Autobiographer
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