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My iMac 20" G5 (pre-FrontRow) is misbehaving... 13,284 Views / 243 Replies  
My iMac 20" G5 (pre-FrontRow) is misbehaving after this update. Fan goes on full blast after a few minutes from fresh boot.

hmmm :(
Posted by yongfook, on Nov 3, 2005 at 10:05 AM, in Mac OS X
indulge me, why should that be "expected"? ... 1,052 Views / 9 Replies  
indulge me, why should that be "expected"?

Apple made photo browsing a function of the nano, I'm saying that it doesn't really do it that well. You can almost get away with saying colour-depth...
Posted by yongfook, on Sep 11, 2005 at 12:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
resolution is good, but colour is not so great. ... 1,052 Views / 9 Replies  
resolution is good, but colour is not so great. I don't know how many colours it can show on-screen but some of my pictures get gif-ified if you know what I mean, colours get dithered so subtle...
Posted by yongfook, on Sep 10, 2005 at 09:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Safaristand freeware - Omniweb thumbnail tabs in Safari! 787 Views / 9 Replies  
http://hetima.com/safari/stand-e.html

Yup, you heard right.

Omniweb-style thumbnail tabs in safari, for free! Not quite perfect yet (thumbnails get cropped strangely), but it's looking very...
Posted by yongfook, on Sep 5, 2005 at 12:18 PM, in Applications
yeah the light-but-no-pulse thing confused me at... 589 Views / 6 Replies  
yeah the light-but-no-pulse thing confused me at first.

Anyway I'm using Azureus because I get better download speeds. I used to use Tomato Torrent a long time ago and Azureus kicked it's arse in...
Posted by yongfook, on Aug 23, 2005 at 11:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
no my problem was that I thought when the display... 589 Views / 6 Replies  
no my problem was that I thought when the display slept, my system was somehow sleeping too - because every time I let the display sleep, after waking it up I'd see that my torrent download app would...
Posted by yongfook, on Aug 23, 2005 at 09:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
iMac G5 and display sleep whilst downloading stuff 589 Views / 6 Replies  
I download a lot of stuff, but my recent purchase of an iMac G5 has been cutting into that.

I can't seem to make it download for extended periods of time without having to leave the display ON.
...
Posted by yongfook, on Aug 22, 2005 at 11:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have a rev B 20" too. At 512mb, my machine... 771 Views / 11 Replies  
I have a rev B 20" too.

At 512mb, my machine crawled. I did a clone of my powerbook, so there was a lot of crap on it from the start - iPhoto with around 10'000 photos was near-unusable.

I...
Posted by yongfook, on Aug 17, 2005 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
http://photos22.flickr.com/33820439_d964056971.jpg... 450,475 Views / 1,355 Replies  
http://photos22.flickr.com/33820439_d964056971.jpg

My 20" iMac.

Yep, I sit on the floor (Japan).
Posted by yongfook, on Aug 14, 2005 at 01:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Installed it, binned it. I don't know why... 638 Views / 11 Replies  
Installed it, binned it.

I don't know why but a small part of me had a faint glimmer of hope for this. I know Adium rocks and all, but there is something more "secure" about using 1st-party...
Posted by yongfook, on Aug 9, 2005 at 11:03 PM, in Applications
where is it then? WHEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE 2,520 Views / 51 Replies  
where is it then? WHEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Posted by yongfook, on Aug 9, 2005 at 06:48 AM, in Applications
Poll: My office bought a bunch for the staff and I've... 3,407 Views / 69 Replies  
My office bought a bunch for the staff and I've been using one now for the last 2 days, all day at work.

At work I normally use a regular Apple one-button mouse so I was more than ready for the...
Posted by yongfook, on Aug 9, 2005 at 05:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
oh my god. Do I feel stupid. I... 1,369 Views / 20 Replies  
oh

my

god.

Do I feel stupid. I seriously thought it was a metallic clunking sound coming from the back. Do you know what it was? It was some weird GUI event sound effect for whenever I...
Posted by yongfook, on Aug 4, 2005 at 10:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
well good news and bad news. I got my iMac... 1,369 Views / 20 Replies  
well good news and bad news.

I got my iMac back today. Display is working fine. I put in the extra gig of RAM and wow, did that make a difference! iPhoto is usable once more, and my computer...
Posted by yongfook, on Aug 4, 2005 at 06:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
oh my god, I thought it was my eyes! I had... 1,255 Views / 14 Replies  
oh my god, I thought it was my eyes!

I had the same problem with my 20" iMac (which is currently in repair for a completely DIFFERENT display-related problem).

My wallpaper is very dark and I...
Posted by yongfook, on Aug 2, 2005 at 11:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Almost the same thing happened to me. I left my... 760 Views / 11 Replies  
Almost the same thing happened to me. I left my iMac on all day downloading, got back, the screen had died. Not a blue screen, but a backlit, black screen with no graphics. Nothing could bring it...
Posted by yongfook, on Aug 2, 2005 at 07:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
a troll? send me an email at email@yongfook.com... 1,369 Views / 20 Replies  
a troll? send me an email at email@yongfook.com and I'd be glad to discuss that with you.

you'll be able to see from the fact that I have put my site up for everyone to see which has blog entries...
Posted by yongfook, on Jul 29, 2005 at 04:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
I thought it was just me. iPhoto takes... 1,064 Views / 17 Replies  
I thought it was just me.

iPhoto takes forever to close, and whilst running it causes horrific slowdown in any other app I try to interact with.

10.4.2 w/768mb RAM. 10'000+ photos.
Posted by yongfook, on Jul 26, 2005 at 11:05 PM, in Applications
in iPhoto. I thought iPhoto was rated up to... 1,369 Views / 20 Replies  
in iPhoto. I thought iPhoto was rated up to 25'000 now?
Posted by yongfook, on Jul 25, 2005 at 10:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Amazing that you would remember! That must be... 1,369 Views / 20 Replies  
Amazing that you would remember! That must be about 3 years ago now. My first mac, an iBook 600 had near-perpetual problems with the screen. It was one of those models with the very sticky,...
Posted by yongfook, on Jul 25, 2005 at 04:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
thoroughly effed off. 1,369 Views / 20 Replies  
I've been a happy mac user (ibook 600 -> Powerbook 15" Al) for a few years now but my recent experience with a brand new iMac 20" 2.0ghz has left me with a sour taste in my mouth. I know I've just...
Posted by yongfook, on Jul 25, 2005 at 12:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
brand new 20" iMac here. Sounds like a... 4,956 Views / 45 Replies  
brand new 20" iMac here. Sounds like a leaf-blower. Slightly disappointed.
Posted by yongfook, on Jul 17, 2005 at 09:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
well I still can't get my mail. anyone have a... 1,208 Views / 8 Replies  
well I still can't get my mail. anyone have a different approach? I checked on the apple support forums and other people are having the same problems - bizarrely, most people only ran into this...
Posted by yongfook, on Jul 12, 2005 at 10:36 PM, in Applications
how strange that the problem should crop up at... 1,208 Views / 8 Replies  
how strange that the problem should crop up at the same time for so many of us - I recently have experienced the same problem. I had no idea what was happening - I thought nobody loved me anymore! ...
Posted by yongfook, on Jul 12, 2005 at 10:19 PM, in Applications
using flash with dashboard widgets 765 Views / 2 Replies  
don't flame me!!1oneone,

I'm not just being a lazy git and avoiding JS but SOME of the interface elements in my widget I am making rely on flash. Specifically, I am making a widget that enables...
Posted by yongfook, on May 8, 2005 at 09:35 AM, in Developer Center
ARRRG HDD thrashing!!!11oneone 504 Views / 10 Replies  
What is Tiger DOING?

Suddenly my HDD starts thrashing away and everything grinds to a halt. I look in activity monitor and there is a process called "find" using up half of my system resources.
...
Posted by yongfook, on May 7, 2005 at 09:38 AM, in Mac OS X
yup. also in VLC when I try to resize the screen... 482 Views / 3 Replies  
yup. also in VLC when I try to resize the screen too quickly, it hangs. Annoying.
Posted by yongfook, on May 5, 2005 at 03:16 AM, in Mac OS X
yep, the 20" represents remarkable value - I was... 21,179 Views / 205 Replies  
yep, the 20" represents remarkable value - I was debating the 20" or 17" high-end model but now the choice is clear, 20" all the way. It shall be mine after payday...
Posted by yongfook, on May 3, 2005 at 09:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
I like the shortness of the OP to make sure he... 21,179 Views / 205 Replies  
I like the shortness of the OP to make sure he got there first!

Anyway, some specs for the rest of you:

Good $1299:
17-inch widescreen LCD
1.8GHz PowerPC G5
600MHz frontside bus
512K L2...
Posted by yongfook, on May 3, 2005 at 09:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
yeah tried that already. 290 Views / 2 Replies  
yeah tried that already.
Posted by yongfook, on May 3, 2005 at 08:55 AM, in Mac OS X
Tiger hiccup users try wantonly trashing prefs 290 Views / 2 Replies  
I've been getting very weird behaviour from my Tiger install - apps crashing randomly (even the iApps, which I always assumed to be rock-solid, at least in my experience). I was basically willing to...
Posted by yongfook, on May 3, 2005 at 08:50 AM, in Mac OS X
iphoto and safari have been crashing on me and in... 822 Views / 12 Replies  
iphoto and safari have been crashing on me and in general things feel a bit more sluggish (isn't spotlight meant to be instantaneous? It feels just like a regular search to me, thrashing at my...
Posted by yongfook, on May 2, 2005 at 10:58 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm seeing this with photoshop when saving... 470 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm seeing this with photoshop when saving images. Very annoying - especially if I have to wait like 20 seconds to save a less-than-1k gif!
Posted by yongfook, on May 1, 2005 at 03:59 AM, in Mac OS X
For non-American English speakers who ALSO have... 32,902 Views / 280 Replies  
For non-American English speakers who ALSO have to type in a second language sometimes...

Tiger has fixed that incredibly annoying quirk whereby (for example) I would set my English to British...
Posted by yongfook, on Apr 27, 2005 at 05:33 AM, in Mac OS X
reading the documentation, it doesn't look like... 491 Views / 9 Replies  
reading the documentation, it doesn't look like they are compiled. From Apple's widget documentation:


Easy to create
A widget is a special directory called a “bundle” that consists of at...
Posted by yongfook, on Mar 30, 2005 at 12:40 AM, in Applications
widget copy protection? 491 Views / 9 Replies  
have just been reading up on widgets as I'd like to have a go at making some when Tiger comes out.

However, since it appears widgets will be basically free to open up (vie show package contents)...
Posted by yongfook, on Mar 30, 2005 at 12:17 AM, in Applications
riverfreak > I just experienced that same problem... 581 Views / 6 Replies  
riverfreak > I just experienced that same problem for the first time yesterday! I thought my iPod Shuffle was "stuck" or something but then I realised the computer had tried to update a whole bunch...
Posted by yongfook, on Mar 21, 2005 at 11:34 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
its the green that makes it last longer. 887 Views / 8 Replies  
its the green that makes it last longer.
Posted by yongfook, on Mar 3, 2005 at 03:49 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
someone else had this problem and I posted my... 463 Views / 3 Replies  
someone else had this problem and I posted my roundabout fix - check the archives, it was fairly recent.
Posted by yongfook, on Jan 31, 2005 at 05:24 AM, in Applications
In Photoshop (and I presume fireworks) if you are... 615 Views / 7 Replies  
In Photoshop (and I presume fireworks) if you are getting "???" marks instead of Japanese text, it probably means you are using a non-Japanese font in your text box. When you paste the text into...
Posted by yongfook, on Jan 24, 2005 at 08:12 AM, in Applications
Re: Half Baked Indeed 1,448 Views / 29 Replies  
G4 1.33ghz 784mb here, 8000 photos in the library - works just fine for me. Snappy (tm), even.
Posted by yongfook, on Jan 23, 2005 at 09:30 AM, in Applications
I had the same problem - about half of my 8000... 1,227 Views / 17 Replies  
I had the same problem - about half of my 8000 photos just turned up as blank grey squares, and I couldn't even manually drag the folders back into iPhoto as it complained about not being able to...
Posted by yongfook, on Jan 21, 2005 at 07:25 PM, in Applications
I've been meaning to buy a flash drive for a long... 1,458 Views / 51 Replies  
I've been meaning to buy a flash drive for a long time to keep random crap on and for transferring documents quickly to Windows machines which I sometimes have to do.

This looks like a great way...
Posted by yongfook, on Jan 13, 2005 at 07:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
what the hell? are you saying Japanese people... 932 Views / 29 Replies  
what the hell? are you saying Japanese people look at kanji combinations going "hmm I wonder which way to read this". No, most people in Japan ARE literate, so this isn't a problem. The only (and...
Posted by yongfook, on Nov 19, 2004 at 08:28 PM, in Mac OS X
more special edition iPods to come? 572 Views / 24 Replies  
does anyone see this as the start of a trend? bands/singers get chummy with Apple and get their own SE iPod? Sure we might not see them very frequently but I doubt this will be the last SE iPod we...
Posted by yongfook, on Oct 27, 2004 at 09:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
iPod socks! 2,929 Views / 77 Replies  
Just watched the webcast and I find myself wanting iPod Socks faaaaar more than an iPod Photo (well yes the massive difference in price helps that).

what a great idea though - they look...
Posted by yongfook, on Oct 27, 2004 at 08:55 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
bah I'm sure Apple could give album-art display... 3,706 Views / 89 Replies  
bah I'm sure Apple could give album-art display to the old iPods with a firmware update...surely? I don't mind album art in monochrome!

Even if they could though, they wouldn't as they need the...
Posted by yongfook, on Oct 27, 2004 at 03:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
the moment they include direct-connect to my... 3,706 Views / 89 Replies  
the moment they include direct-connect to my camera so I can offload photos onto my iPod (which will then sync with iTunes/iPhoto) this thing is mine!

Until then the new features are nice, but not...
Posted by yongfook, on Oct 26, 2004 at 07:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I love garageband - will I love logic express? 520 Views / 2 Replies  
Garageband is great. I absolutely love it with all my cold, black heart.

However, Logic Express is looking very tempting. Garageband has introduced me to the world of recording my own music and...
Posted by yongfook, on Oct 12, 2004 at 10:49 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I highly doubt that the PSP will sync with... 751 Views / 18 Replies  
I highly doubt that the PSP will sync with iTunes, so as far as mac users go, I don't think its going to be an iPod killer*, unless Sony brings out some kind of proprietary OS X iTunes "killer"...
Posted by yongfook, on Oct 11, 2004 at 11:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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