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Apple USB Superdrive, Bootcamp, and Vista? 879 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a late 2009 iMac, and I'm thinking about removing the SuperDrive and installing an SSD. But I still need the SuperDrive functionality for games when I boot into Windows Vista - I'm into some...
Posted by eyadams, on Dec 18, 2012 at 08:14 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
More than once Time Machine has saved my bacon.... 477 Views / 9 Replies  
More than once Time Machine has saved my bacon. First, being able to go back in time on a single file made it possible for me to recover my kid's homework, after he had accidentally saved over it.
...
Posted by eyadams, on Oct 19, 2012 at 08:26 AM, in macOS
Well, if it's partitioned GUID, then my idea... 355 Views / 7 Replies  
Well, if it's partitioned GUID, then my idea isn't what's wrong. Sorry. The drive may be defective - it does happen. Try calling the manufacturer.
Posted by eyadams, on Oct 2, 2012 at 08:13 AM, in macOS
You can check which partition scheme is in use by... 355 Views / 7 Replies  
You can check which partition scheme is in use by firing up Disk Utility, selecting the disk, and clicking on the "Partition" tab. It will tell you which scheme is currently in use, and allow you to...
Posted by eyadams, on Sep 28, 2012 at 08:28 AM, in macOS
Try re-partitioning the drive. I had a... 355 Views / 7 Replies  
Try re-partitioning the drive.

I had a similar problem. I had bought a Seagate external USB 2.0 drive, and it could do a backup, but when the Mac was turned off or went to sleep the external drive...
Posted by eyadams, on Sep 26, 2012 at 08:36 AM, in macOS
This used to be a bigger issue. Everything in my... 372 Views / 8 Replies  
This used to be a bigger issue. Everything in my Applications folder is owned by an administrator, and an administrator password is required to install there. But most of my users have their own...
Posted by eyadams, on Sep 10, 2012 at 08:18 AM, in macOS
It may also be necessary to re-partition the... 784 Views / 16 Replies  
It may also be necessary to re-partition the drive, especially if you get the Windows version. That's in addition to re-formatting. I bought a drive that would work until the computer went to sleep,...
Posted by eyadams, on Aug 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM, in macOS
No, I just don't think that's a major factor in... 985 Views / 10 Replies  
No, I just don't think that's a major factor in most people's decision process. I think the analogy with a leased car is quite apt - it doesn't matter that the old phone still works, it doesn't...
Posted by eyadams, on Jan 26, 2012 at 01:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
At least in the US, I don't think longevity is an... 985 Views / 10 Replies  
At least in the US, I don't think longevity is an issue. You get a two year contract, and when it's up, you get a new phone. Phones are like leasing cars - for most people it doesn't really matter...
Posted by eyadams, on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:41 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I use Mac OS X's built-in parental controls. My... 2,319 Views / 9 Replies  
I use Mac OS X's built-in parental controls. My kids each have their own account on the computer, and all accounts have passwords. There are two levels of parental control. I forget what they're...
Posted by eyadams, on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:50 PM, in macOS
Am I reading that wrong? Is the hyphen on the... 1,094 Views / 14 Replies  
Am I reading that wrong? Is the hyphen on the list of 31, but included in the example?
Posted by eyadams, on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:11 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Quick follow up. While I never figured out how to... 3,535 Views / 4 Replies  
Quick follow up. While I never figured out how to force a drive to mount, I did figure out why it kept un-mounting in the first place. My Seagate drive is a 2TB drive, and like all external USB...
Posted by eyadams, on Sep 12, 2011 at 12:45 PM, in macOS
"didn't tell us what version of the OS your... 3,535 Views / 4 Replies  
"didn't tell us what version of the OS your running"

Sorry, should have said. Snow Leopard, with all updates installed, which I think makes it 10.6.8. I'm not at the computer just now, but I'll...
Posted by eyadams, on Aug 18, 2011 at 06:58 PM, in macOS
Force drive to mount? 3,535 Views / 4 Replies  
Is there an application or some command-line voodoo to force a drive to mount?

I have a Seagate USB drive that I use for Time Machine. Occasionally the drive doesn't mount after rebooting. I'm not...
Posted by eyadams, on Aug 18, 2011 at 12:02 PM, in macOS
iPhone, Headphone, or iOS? Help 650 Views / 0 Replies  
I have an iPhone 3GS. For most of its life, when I used headphones, I used a pair that did not have a microphone or inline controls. I have recently acquired new headphones (Etymotic HF3) that do...
Posted by eyadams, on Aug 17, 2011 at 12:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Wine Is Not an Emulator. That's their joke, not... 1,489 Views / 10 Replies  
Wine Is Not an Emulator. That's their joke, not mine. Wine is an open source project that makes it possible to run Windows software on Unix and Unix-like operating systems, like OS X and Linux. If...
Posted by eyadams, on Aug 10, 2011 at 06:18 PM, in Gaming
Yeah, I thought of that. I'll give that a try,... 1,075 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah, I thought of that. I'll give that a try, but I was hoping to find out if someone else had already tried it.
Posted by eyadams, on Aug 10, 2011 at 12:12 PM, in Gaming
I wound up getting the Windows versions and... 1,489 Views / 10 Replies  
I wound up getting the Windows versions and running them under WINE. It was a bit of a pain to set up, requiring a fair amount of console trickery, but once done both worked flawlessly on my Core i7...
Posted by eyadams, on Aug 10, 2011 at 12:11 PM, in Gaming
Steam + multiple users = multiple copies of games? 1,075 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a Mac. I have Steam. I have one Steam account. But I have two user accounts on the Mac that want to play games. For now, I've installed Steam for both users, and both users download games. The...
Posted by eyadams, on Aug 9, 2011 at 03:05 PM, in Gaming
TF2 crashing 516 Views / 1 Replies  
I realize this is an old game, but there was an update 4/28 and it sure seems to be crashing a lot. Locks up my iMac, requiring a hard reboot. Anyone else having trouble?
Posted by eyadams, on May 5, 2011 at 12:27 PM, in Gaming
I have listened to a similar one, when I bought... 1,710 Views / 27 Replies  
I have listened to a similar one, when I bought my 512ke in 1986 or 1987. It's actually kind of neat - the tape came with a piece of software called the "Guided Tour", and would narrate the action on...
Posted by eyadams, on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:21 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Update. I went into the Finder and manually... 1,973 Views / 3 Replies  
Update. I went into the Finder and manually removed my Steam folder (as opposed to using the Steam "remove local files" menu option). Re-downloaded Episode One, and it works perfectly. My guess is...
Posted by eyadams, on Jun 21, 2010 at 03:57 PM, in Gaming
Steam - servers ALWAYS too busy, can't play Episode One 1,973 Views / 3 Replies  
Has anyone been able to play Half Life 2, Episode One?

I'm always getting the "servers are too busy" error message - any time of day or night. I've tried changing my download region and deleting...
Posted by eyadams, on Jun 19, 2010 at 11:15 AM, in Gaming
Yes you do. You have to get the GECK from Vault... 934 Views / 13 Replies  
Yes you do. You have to get the GECK from Vault 87, and the only passable entrance is from Little Lamplight.

You might try performing the quest that the Mayor of Little Lamplight would give you -...
Posted by eyadams, on May 27, 2010 at 12:30 PM, in Gaming
Printing in WINE? 2,208 Views / 1 Replies  
I just installed WINE, and so far it's amazingly good, once you get things set up. But I can't find a clear answer on printing - does it work when WINE is running on the Mac OS? I tried running...
Posted by eyadams, on May 10, 2010 at 10:36 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Out of curiosity, why a combo Ethernet USB card?... 797 Views / 7 Replies  
Out of curiosity, why a combo Ethernet USB card? Didn't the Beige G3's have Ethernet built-in?
Posted by eyadams, on Dec 23, 2009 at 01:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Figured it out. The problem wasn't software... 646 Views / 2 Replies  
Figured it out. The problem wasn't software update, but Adobe Updater. I killed that and now things are peachy. The only question I'm left with is why the Adobe Updater was running at all - there's...
Posted by eyadams, on Dec 15, 2009 at 01:25 PM, in macOS
Former Admin User nagged by Software Update? 646 Views / 2 Replies  
How can I get Software Update to quit nagging me?

I have a user account on my shiny new 27 inch iMac that started out as an admin user, but has now been demoted to regular user. Unfortunately, I...
Posted by eyadams, on Dec 14, 2009 at 11:39 AM, in macOS
One final follow up. I bought a Pioneer DVR-115D... 752 Views / 9 Replies  
One final follow up. I bought a Pioneer DVR-115D from Other World Computing, put it in, and now everything is working perfectly. So for me it turned out to be a hardware problem, and the upgrade to...
Posted by eyadams, on Jul 19, 2008 at 02:29 PM, in macOS
I have the 500GB version and use it for Time... 621 Views / 5 Replies  
I have the 500GB version and use it for Time Machine. No problems - just plugged it into a USB port and it worked.
Posted by eyadams, on Jul 9, 2008 at 12:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have to amend my earlier diagnosis: some data... 752 Views / 9 Replies  
I have to amend my earlier diagnosis: some data DVDs mount, but not others. Doom 3 mounts, but unfortunately the Leopard install disk does not. I can't even boot from the Leopard install disk.
...
Posted by eyadams, on Jul 6, 2008 at 02:01 PM, in macOS
I would use VLC, but the problem is the disks... 752 Views / 9 Replies  
I would use VLC, but the problem is the disks aren't even mounting. The behavior is exactly like if you put a disk in upside down - the player spins the disk for a while, and then spits it back out....
Posted by eyadams, on Jul 6, 2008 at 11:13 AM, in macOS
Tried the combo updater, and things have actually... 752 Views / 9 Replies  
Tried the combo updater, and things have actually gotten worse. Now my home made DVD doesn't play, either. I can still mount data DVDs.
Posted by eyadams, on Jul 6, 2008 at 12:01 AM, in macOS
Can't play video DVDs since 10.5.4 752 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm stumped. Since installing the 10.5.4 I can't play commercial video DVDs on my G5 (1.8 GHz single, first generation). I put a disk in, the SuperDrive thinks about it for 15-30 seconds, and then...
Posted by eyadams, on Jul 5, 2008 at 07:38 PM, in macOS
I have the N75, which is a little different, but... 1,467 Views / 1 Replies  
I have the N75, which is a little different, but will provide a data point for you. Nokia released a beta software package to integrate the phone with the Mac, and it's been a mixed bag. I can use...
Posted by eyadams, on Jun 27, 2008 at 12:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
As Big Mac says, you could delete it, and I did. ... 534 Views / 4 Replies  
As Big Mac says, you could delete it, and I did. No modem in my G5.
Posted by eyadams, on Apr 29, 2008 at 12:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
I installed the Security Update and Safari in... 516 Views / 4 Replies  
I installed the Security Update and Safari in whatever order they came into Software Update.
Posted by eyadams, on Mar 27, 2008 at 12:26 PM, in Applications
Is Safari 3.1 a hog? 516 Views / 4 Replies  
I upgraded to Safari 3.1 when it came out. Works great, no complaints regarding rendering or speed.

However, it seems to be much to processor intensive than the previous version. I notice that...
Posted by eyadams, on Mar 26, 2008 at 12:47 PM, in Applications
I went with the Linksys WRT54G. It doesn't have... 921 Views / 9 Replies  
I went with the Linksys WRT54G. It doesn't have N, but I'm leery of buying a third party N router until the spec is finalized. The Linksys has a web based admin tool that lets you set up...
Posted by eyadams, on Mar 11, 2008 at 12:25 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I used to use CCC and Super Duper, but frankly I... 4,367 Views / 44 Replies  
I used to use CCC and Super Duper, but frankly I wasn't regular about it. The thing I really like about Time Machine is that you just plug in the backup drive, turn it on, and forget about it.
...
Posted by eyadams, on Feb 6, 2008 at 01:31 PM, in Applications
Probably. There's a standard for USB cards... 367 Views / 1 Replies  
Probably. There's a standard for USB cards called "OHCI" - if your card is an OHCI card, it will probably work. If not, then not. Try it and see - the worst thing that will happen is it won't work.
Posted by eyadams, on Jan 22, 2008 at 01:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm definitely considering it now. I've always... 3,049 Views / 69 Replies  
I'm definitely considering it now. I've always been tempted, mainly because I wanted an easy way to get videos off my computer to my HDTV, which is in another room in the house. The new features...
Posted by eyadams, on Jan 18, 2008 at 01:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
From a "it'll make you a better programmer" point... 596 Views / 12 Replies  
From a "it'll make you a better programmer" point of view, C and C++ are definitely good choices.

However, I would like to offer another suggestion, from the "it'll help you get a job" point of...
Posted by eyadams, on Dec 20, 2007 at 12:46 PM, in Developer Center
I'd like to keep the price to between $100 and... 598 Views / 6 Replies  
I'd like to keep the price to between $100 and $130. I have two kids, the oldest is 9 and the youngest is 5. Both are responsible enough that I don't need a kid-proof camera - they know to be...
Posted by eyadams, on Dec 12, 2007 at 01:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Cheap camera for kids recommendations? 598 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm thinking about getting a cheap digital camera for my kid for Christmas. I know there are models that are right around $130 (including the Canon Powershot A530), but I'm wondering if anyone has...
Posted by eyadams, on Dec 11, 2007 at 01:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I like it. A lot. I haven't played many of the... 1,008 Views / 20 Replies  
I like it. A lot. I haven't played many of the other games, but SMG is fun, challenging in good ways, and just plain beautiful. My kids are absolutely ape over it.
Posted by eyadams, on Nov 29, 2007 at 01:34 PM, in Gaming
Apple's iSync list isn't completely up to date. ... 541 Views / 3 Replies  
Apple's iSync list isn't completely up to date. For example, Nokia has released their own software update to support more phones than are on the list, including my N75.

That said, Samsung...
Posted by eyadams, on Nov 21, 2007 at 01:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
We're not being mean: there's no way for any of... 1,219 Views / 9 Replies  
We're not being mean: there's no way for any of us can tell you for sure whether or not you'll be able to record those channels. In the simplest terms, if your cable company is sending those...
Posted by eyadams, on Nov 16, 2007 at 01:44 PM, in Applications
I've used the Griffin iMic and the software it... 420 Views / 2 Replies  
I've used the Griffin iMic and the software it comes with, called "Final Vinyl", to do exactly this with satisfactory results.
Posted by eyadams, on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes, I think it's in the Security control panel. ... 387 Views / 1 Replies  
Yes, I think it's in the Security control panel. But I've found a couple of limitations. First, if it can't quit all your applications (because you've got unsaved documents, for example) it won't...
Posted by eyadams, on Sep 27, 2007 at 12:12 PM, in macOS
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