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Thanks much, I'm seeing other reports that... 804 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks much,
I'm seeing other reports that this is a weakness when it comes to wiring getting damaged.

Fingers crossed it's not an expensive repair. Will see if I can take on myself, first, but...
Posted by vsurfer, on Jul 20, 2013 at 11:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Macbook Loose hinge and total freeze 804 Views / 3 Replies  
My Macbook (shared several users with separate logins) has a loose hinge which is evidenced by a few degrees of looseness when adjusting the cover

if I adjust position in the chair and the...
Posted by vsurfer, on Jul 20, 2013 at 05:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I guess us folks who surf prefer to keep the... 6,298 Views / 69 Replies  
I guess us folks who surf prefer to keep the lifestyle out of the mainstream as it's crowded enough, so the more people who think it's named after a basketball team, rather than an iconic California...
Posted by vsurfer, on Jun 11, 2013 at 10:10 AM, in Mac OS X
Good stuff. and more good stuff >> 125,592 Views / 19 Replies  
Good stuff.

and more good stuff

>>
Posted by vsurfer, on Dec 23, 2012 at 07:08 AM, in Mac OS X
These days, I still find a blog handy as: 1)... 687 Views / 14 Replies  
These days, I still find a blog handy as:
1) as a down and dirty way to add linked pages or content to my website, instead of doing all the code crap.
2) as a way of keeping track of activities...
Posted by vsurfer, on Dec 23, 2012 at 06:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Never thought of that — Glad I came across this... 5,563 Views / 7 Replies  
Never thought of that — Glad I came across this thread - I was about to write off my Strawberry iMac as it was frozen in time stopped at 10.3.5, or something like that, and the browser support for...
Posted by vsurfer, on Dec 25, 2011 at 11:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Argh., down again, please recommend me a good web host 808 Views / 19 Replies  
I've had it with my web hosting service. The billing system is for the birds. The reliability is poor, and the communication is for the birds.

I'm so done with them, and looking for...
Posted by vsurfer, on Aug 25, 2011 at 10:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My PB G4 Ti-Book 1Ghz 1GB 15" was an amazing... 2,564 Views / 23 Replies  
My PB G4 Ti-Book 1Ghz 1GB 15" was an amazing machine for 7 or so years, but it just hit the deck a few times too many, including one time one of my then-small kids sent it on a 1-meter flying drop to...
Posted by vsurfer, on Jul 31, 2010 at 08:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Boost/Extend Wireless Network to more upstairs rooms 635 Views / 5 Replies  
I have a Linksys Wireless-G router and a G4 Ti Book 1 Ghz with internal OEM (Apple) wireless card.

I get good reception in one room upstairs -- I need to boost the signal so it reaches a nearby...
Posted by vsurfer, on Nov 4, 2007 at 10:41 AM, in Networking
No, not an existing machine. My son is not... 1,111 Views / 8 Replies  
No, not an existing machine.

My son is not too thrilled with the speed of the 1.6 Ghz iMac G5 (756 mb ram) for warcraft III, Mac version, and is skeptical the MB will be as fast as a Windoze...
Posted by vsurfer, on Oct 21, 2007 at 10:58 PM, in Gaming
How is MB MacBook running windows for playing Warcraft III 1,111 Views / 8 Replies  
How is MB MacBook running windows for playing Warcraft III

My kids want to play windows version of Warcraft III. Should they even bother with a MB or just get a windows laptop.
Posted by vsurfer, on Oct 21, 2007 at 06:16 PM, in Gaming
I ended up sticking with my old Virgin Mobile... 1,845 Views / 34 Replies  
I ended up sticking with my old Virgin Mobile 'till they stopped making battery chargers for it.
These phones looked good, but at $20 a month, the Virgin was cheap to feed.

I figure with the...
Posted by vsurfer, on Jan 9, 2007 at 10:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for all the responses. I have a... 778 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for all the responses.

I have a couple of new apps, one of which requires Tiger -- or gasp -- windows. The second app only windows.

Since Leopard is on the immediate horizon, I am loath...
Posted by vsurfer, on Aug 30, 2006 at 10:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the info Clark 778 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the info Clark
Posted by vsurfer, on Aug 26, 2006 at 11:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Was File Management Better in Tiger? Will it improve in Leopard? 778 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm running 10.3.9 which i think is Panther. I don't own a copy of 10.4 and have never used it.

I'm curious, was File Management Better in Tiger? And does anyone have any idea if it will it...
Posted by vsurfer, on Aug 22, 2006 at 10:54 AM, in Mac OS X
iPod phone 5,557 Views / 50 Replies  
Bring on the iPod-Phone-PDA-browser already, sheesh, how long do we have to wait?
Posted by vsurfer, on Aug 19, 2006 at 02:41 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Total Annihilation Age Of Mythology Warcraft... 3,973 Views / 67 Replies  
Total Annihilation
Age Of Mythology
Warcraft III


Oops,
Thought you meant top three games - oh well

As for free, well let's see if me and the gang here can remember any that were worth...
Posted by vsurfer, on Jan 15, 2006 at 07:32 PM, in Gaming
As a 15" TiBook user (1Ghz/1GB) -- I can't... 1,823 Views / 19 Replies  
As a 15" TiBook user (1Ghz/1GB) -- I can't imagine getting by with any less screen real estate.
That'll probably be your main issue, and with a 15" it's hard to go wrong.

I use it both on the...
Posted by vsurfer, on Dec 24, 2005 at 09:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'll be dropping by R-shack anyway, for a Y-cord,... 490 Views / 9 Replies  
I'll be dropping by R-shack anyway, for a Y-cord, so I'll have a chance to check their offerings.
BTW - always been happy with Belkin's quality. But I'll post up what R-shack has to offer.
Posted by vsurfer, on Dec 7, 2005 at 09:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the pointers everybody, Something... 490 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for the pointers everybody,

Something like this probably looks like the ticket then.
...
Posted by vsurfer, on Dec 5, 2005 at 09:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, There's a bewildering array of FM... 490 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks,

There's a bewildering array of FM transmitters out there, and they all seemed designed for iPods -- given the frequent incompatibilities we sometimes face, I was reluctant to shell out for...
Posted by vsurfer, on Dec 4, 2005 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
TiBook 1 Ghz to Car Stereo 490 Views / 9 Replies  
Anyone got any ideas how to get itunes to transmit/play from my Powerbook to the car radio?

Do any of the iPod transmitting devices work with a Powerbook 1 Ghz to car radio?
Posted by vsurfer, on Nov 28, 2005 at 10:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the suggestions 759 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks for the many suggestions -- checking many of these out has made for a very interesting journey to say the least and a great group of choices...Hey ho, hey ho, it's off to work we go.
Posted by vsurfer, on Jun 28, 2005 at 09:23 PM, in Developer Center
Website Automation? Best Blogware? 759 Views / 12 Replies  
What are your recommendations for the best way to approach automating website content
Is there any good blog freeware or website automation software out there that would allow for multiple users, a...
Posted by vsurfer, on Jun 26, 2005 at 02:20 PM, in Developer Center
Ditto, I have a G5 and G4 and G3 400 iMac with... 15,394 Views / 120 Replies  
Ditto, I have a G5 and G4 and G3 400 iMac with extra RAM all running Panther (I'm in no hurry to shift to Tiger) and the performance on the G3 is startling, considering conventional wisdom says it...
Posted by vsurfer, on Jun 14, 2005 at 08:44 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm with you on that . . . but I probably... 15,394 Views / 120 Replies  
I'm with you on that . . . but I probably wouldn't need to until 2007, when the oldest macs in the house become truly useless. For now there's a G5 imac, a G4 powerbook and even a G3 /400 iMac which...
Posted by vsurfer, on Jun 11, 2005 at 10:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Best do-all cell phone for mac 1,845 Views / 34 Replies  
Ok lets have your recommendations, whats' the best-connected multi-function or do-all cell phone for mac?

I lost my old cellie, so it's time to upgrade -- contacts, security, messaging, range,...
Posted by vsurfer, on Apr 8, 2005 at 11:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Re: Virus found in /private/var/vm/swapfile3 1,593 Views / 19 Replies  
Thanks. Wasn't sure what the purpose of that location was.
Posted by vsurfer, on Mar 5, 2005 at 11:56 PM, in Mac OS X
Noticed this thread so I figured I'd add to it --... 774 Views / 10 Replies  
Noticed this thread so I figured I'd add to it -- since not long ago I was researching a new quasi-'budget' wireless router purchase. My graphite base station died and I recently also became Linksys...
Posted by vsurfer, on Mar 5, 2005 at 08:56 PM, in Networking
Virus found in /private/var/vm/swapfile3 1,593 Views / 19 Replies  
Anyone any idea why this virus made its way to this location on my other machine

/private/var/vm/swapfile3

The virus appeared to be a visual basic script

VBS/Loveletter.h@MM.
Posted by vsurfer, on Mar 5, 2005 at 08:28 PM, in Mac OS X
iMac G3 400mhz iMac / 320 MB RAM / 7200RPM 40... 857 Views / 12 Replies  
iMac G3 400mhz iMac / 320 MB RAM / 7200RPM 40 gig Western Digital drive. w/ Airport card installed. Running Panther 10.3.5

Runs great for such an 'old' machine, using everyday applications....
Posted by vsurfer, on Feb 5, 2005 at 12:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
I went by budget and am not disappointed. Though... 905 Views / 8 Replies  
I went by budget and am not disappointed. Though I imagine you'll want extra RAM.

Just bought an iMac G5 1.6 with a mere 256 MB RAM and it is plenty of machine for the kids and home. I do all the...
Posted by vsurfer, on Dec 20, 2004 at 11:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
10.3.5 combo update killed my smtp mail settings 313 Views / 0 Replies  
10.3.5 combo update killed my smtp mail (send) settings

Eventually figured out again that Optonline requires you to enter
mail.optonline.net

into the smtp window

And does not support...
Posted by vsurfer, on Aug 27, 2004 at 09:13 PM, in Mac OS X
Washington Post iBook G4 review 567 Views / 0 Replies  
The iBook G4 was, IMO, favorably reviewed in the Washington post online. It seemed to score most highly on battery life/poweradapter/weight and screen quality. Software / OS integration also fared...
Posted by vsurfer, on Aug 23, 2004 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Best wishes for a complete recovery Mr. Apple dude 522 Views / 7 Replies  
Best wishes for a complete recovery Mr. Apple dude.

Times like these we think of Steve the human.

All the best . . .
Posted by vsurfer, on Aug 1, 2004 at 08:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I have jagwire on one machine and panzer on ze... 662 Views / 15 Replies  
I have jagwire on one machine and panzer on ze udder. Will put Tigger on ze jagwire mac, and keep ze Panther one as is, . . . until Lion, Eagle, Dolphin, or OS 11 arrive.
Posted by vsurfer, on Jul 6, 2004 at 08:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Re: Your response to Airport Express? 707 Views / 10 Replies  
I was in need of a prodct to extend my Grahite Airport base station's range upstairs.
I had hoped this would be the one.

Very disappointed since apple says:

"AirPort Express can extend the...
Posted by vsurfer, on Jun 17, 2004 at 08:36 AM, in Networking
Hmm. methinks in this energy conscious age they... 10,321 Views / 85 Replies  
Hmm. methinks in this energy conscious age they need to find a way to harness that excess energy more usefully, some kind of A/B switch connected to a hot-plate on top so I can cook an omelette,...
Posted by vsurfer, on Jun 12, 2004 at 05:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
Limewire,... food for thought. Not technically... 675 Views / 6 Replies  
Limewire,... food for thought. Not technically spyware, but you gotta be careful all the same if you chose to use it.
...
Posted by vsurfer, on May 30, 2004 at 10:27 PM, in Applications
TextEdit - Strikethrough please 2,082 Views / 2 Replies  
There's probably a very good reason why strikethrough doesn't seem to be available yet in TextEdit, but I keep finding I want it. Anyone know of a way to extend or make it available, without...
Posted by vsurfer, on May 30, 2004 at 09:53 PM, in Mac OS X
Agreed. Affordability, and a previous poster's... 6,901 Views / 43 Replies  
Agreed. Affordability, and a previous poster's very good point about ergonomics.
And I'd also add robustness and reliability.

I have a TiBook, but the iMac remains a very robust and affordable...
Posted by vsurfer, on May 28, 2004 at 07:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Feasibility of 10.3 w/ G3 iMac 3,655 Views / 24 Replies  
Second machine here is a G3 400 DV here running 10.3.3. (320 MB RAM.) Seems just fine and dandy.

The updates to Jag, and subsequently Panther made that machine more responsive.

Now I'm just...
Posted by vsurfer, on May 28, 2004 at 06:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Bump. Good question, maybe throw ASP.NET in there... 879 Views / 10 Replies  
Bump. Good question, maybe throw ASP.NET in there for good measure too, with the MS Visual apps under VPC.
Posted by vsurfer, on May 24, 2004 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I use the trackpad 99.99%, but if I really needed... 4,017 Views / 87 Replies  
I use the trackpad 99.99%, but if I really needed the mouse for precision work, I'd borrow my MSFT Wireless Optical Explorer from the iMac and use that.
Posted by vsurfer, on May 23, 2004 at 09:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Tiger 10.4 to be last annual update! 4,663 Views / 71 Replies  
_____________

I'm with the original poster on this.
Posted by vsurfer, on May 23, 2004 at 11:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Re: Rev C 12" PowerBook G4 1.33 Real-World Tests 1,301 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks Switched2!
Posted by vsurfer, on May 11, 2004 at 09:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When I need to make a quick and easy update, I... 892 Views / 23 Replies  
When I need to make a quick and easy update, I use Pagespinner or BBEdit lite
(when I don't need to or can't be bothered to fire up Dreamweaver 4 in classic layer, yawn).

I use Cyberduck for...
Posted by vsurfer, on May 7, 2004 at 06:16 PM, in Applications
Re: Price 5,499 Views / 104 Replies  
http://www.my3cents.com/search.cgi?criteria=Dell

Check it out, the complaints and outrage go on and on and on and on, page after page of lists of consumer complaints.

The media may be lagging...
Posted by vsurfer, on May 2, 2004 at 10:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Anyone using this with a graphite base station... 625 Views / 4 Replies  
Anyone using this with a graphite base station and satisfied, please post / gratefull for any feedback.
Posted by vsurfer, on Apr 26, 2004 at 08:53 PM, in Networking
Whip antenna 353 Views / 1 Replies  
Thanks for the link,

I could really use one of those whip antennas.

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//Apologies, don't know how I managed to create a new post from a reply to another thread. OOps!

admin,...
Posted by vsurfer, on Apr 24, 2004 at 08:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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