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Is this configuration of street names unique?

This recent question on street names brought to mind something I have wondered about for years: in my old hometown, there are three consecutive parallel streets called Tuxedo, Huxley and Wexford. As a word-obsessed kid, I reflected on the relative rarity of the letter X in English and guessed there was likely no other place on the planet where three adjacent streets all had names with an X in them. Can anyone think of away to confirm or deny my childhood suspicion?
posted by ricochet biscuit on Feb 15, 2013 - 20 answers

Help me with me new (used) MacBook Pro

Inherited a MacBook Pro! Looking for some help/guidance for a PC user. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Starting GeekTool in the background?

I have GeekTool v3.0.1 running on 10.6.8. How can I get it to start up on login and just run in the background? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Nov 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Is it possible to mix the live iSight video stream?

Using OS X, is it possible to show a photo in my live iSight video stream? (not using iChat) [more inside]
posted by SteveLambert on Jul 4, 2011 - 1 answer

The problem is, I googled Google in Google Chrome. I destroyed the internet.

Yes, I've tried forcing an unexpected reboot, but I can't access Google, Gmail, or Twitter. Weirdly, Microsoft.com, Hotmail, Facebook, and Bing (and obviously AskMe!) all load with no problem whatsoever. And it's only affecting this computer (the only OS X machine) on the network! [more inside]
posted by aristan on Mar 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Safari Password Recovery

Safari Password Recovery - I want to recover login information from a site I used on Safari on OS X 10.4. [more inside]
posted by Samizdata on Jan 16, 2011 - 13 answers

I think Lynx broke my Mac's Internets

I decided to test my website in Lynx for OS X, but for some reason it loaded a version from May. Now, whenever I load the front page from any other browser on my computer, it displays that old version. This doesn't happen when I view it from my phone or any other computer, so it's definitely my computer, not my site. But I can't imagine what it could be. Anyone know what I might have done? [more inside]
posted by XerxesQados on Dec 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Upgrading a Tiger Macbook to Snow Leopard

Hi there - I am about to upgrade a Black Macbook laptop running Tiger OS X to Snow Leopard (using a $29 Snow Leopard upgrade disk I bought off Amazon.com) (yes, I know this is sort of late in the day). Do you have any tips? Is there anything I should watch out for? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Jul 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Multi-user processes in Mac OS X 10.6

Anybody know offhand what the default behavior of running processes in multi-user environments under Mac OS X 10.6.x might be? I suspect that logging in under the other account will suspend the processes active under the first account. Am I correct?
posted by mwhybark on Jul 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me stereophonically multitask!

[MacFilter] Anyone know of a piece of OS X software that will allow me to independently set the audio balance (L-R) of different applications? [more inside]
posted by supercres on Feb 18, 2010 - 7 answers

I vant kontrol, total kontrol...

OS X - I have a PPC mini running Tiger 10.4.11 and my new iMac is running SL 10.6.2. There is not enough room on my desk for two monitors, two keyboards/mice etc. I need to control my mini entirely through the iMac. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by VikingSword on Feb 2, 2010 - 18 answers

Kerb-what?

Please hope an OS X/Open Directory/Kerberos n00b -- I can't reset the directory administrator's password in OS X Server 10.4. [more inside]
posted by liquado on May 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Quicktime movies won't delete!

(Mac OS 10.5) Is Quicktime hiding files from me? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Apr 2, 2009 - 4 answers

How can a script ask for user input under X?

What's a good way to make a script pop up an input box under X? Bonus points for blind password entry support and visual integration with XFCE. [more inside]
posted by ghost of a past number on Jan 23, 2009 - 3 answers

I didn't get a big monitor because I'm blind, I got it to see more stuff

Why does my new 1680x1050 monitor, on some sites (including this one), show me ridiculously-freakin'-huge fonts in my browser? There are more details, of course... [more inside]
posted by genghis on Apr 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Help Me Morbidly Count Down the Remaining Days of My Life!

I would basically like to rip off, wholesale, some command-line script which will provide me a countdown -- only in days. No years, months, minutes, or seconds. Unfortunately, adapting an existing script is beyond my ken. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 27, 2007 - 5 answers

RAR Joining for the Mac?

What Mac OS X application (or command-line utility) will join RAR files that come in the form filename.r01, filename.r02, etc.? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 26, 2007 - 23 answers

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