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thanks 467 Views / 5 Replies  
Brilliant. Thanks for that.

Skew
Posted by skew, on Aug 22, 2008 at 05:30 AM, in Mac OS X
Stumped? 467 Views / 5 Replies  
Wow, this is a first! A quiet MacNN.

Was this just a stupid question or does no-one use portable user accounts?

If it's the former if someone could point me to a thread anywhere where this has...
Posted by skew, on Aug 21, 2008 at 06:14 AM, in Mac OS X
Portable user accounts in practice? 467 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi there.

I'm thinking of getting some fast mass storage and moving the design team in our studio from local to portable user accounts.

Does anyone have any experience of this type of setup. We...
Posted by skew, on Aug 20, 2008 at 06:13 AM, in Mac OS X
me too 16,114 Views / 98 Replies  
I bought two Octo Pro's in the UK. One shuts down on wake from sleep the other doesn't. Haven't tried any of the solutions as yet but count me into this one unfortunately. :(

Skew.
Posted by skew, on Mar 26, 2008 at 04:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple TV & HD TV or 30"LCD and Eye TV? Or what? 902 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all.

I have a client area in my design studio and I need to be able to show off design work to them up on a screen. In the same room I need to be able to view TV, DVD, BBC iPlayer content as...
Posted by skew, on Mar 8, 2008 at 09:01 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
In my experience they're about as good / bad as... 1,449 Views / 49 Replies  
In my experience they're about as good / bad as eachother. I've had a PB17" / 1G that did great service but dented easily if knocked. I've also have a MB CD2 that has discoloured and has splintered...
Posted by skew, on Mar 4, 2008 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's so very true about TM. Since the last post... 424 Views / 9 Replies  
That's so very true about TM. Since the last post I've gone and done complete reinstall of the system. The restored system seemed a little flakey so I thought a fresh install would be a good idea.
...
Posted by skew, on Feb 24, 2008 at 04:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes I ran disk utility on both occasions. Also... 424 Views / 9 Replies  
Yes I ran disk utility on both occasions. Also Disk Warrior. Both found irreparable damage that necessitated an erase and restore from TM.

I also ran the Apple Hardware hardware diogs on the first...
Posted by skew, on Feb 19, 2008 at 08:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
2nd FULL TM restore & other problems = problem child Pro 424 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi MacNN forum.

The question: is this MacBook Pro (17" 2.33, 10.5.2) a problem child, shall I sell it and get a new model whilst it's still under care.

Problem 1. The disk has crashed to the...
Posted by skew, on Feb 19, 2008 at 07:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Time to ditch office for good? 6,616 Views / 105 Replies  
Hi all.

Reading through reviews and forum comments I'm seriously thinking of not only not upgrading but ditching MS Office altogether.

I was about to buy 8 installs of 2008 but I'm thinking of...
Posted by skew, on Jan 23, 2008 at 09:02 AM, in Applications
It's a macbook cube! 8,217 Views / 251 Replies  
Innovative design. Check.
Under powered. Check.
Over priced. Check.

This has cube 2008 written all over it. Don't get me wrong - it looks great. I'd really like one but I can't think of a reason...
Posted by skew, on Jan 15, 2008 at 02:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
London MAC IT support recomendations 459 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all, happy 2008.

I have just drafted this brief below to get in quotes for some IT support for our workgroup. I was wondering if there are any London based members that have had any good...
Posted by skew, on Jan 6, 2008 at 01:07 PM, in Marketplace
thanks for you help. Any other ideas? 1,183 Views / 17 Replies  
Just to clarify.

The porn explosion happened on the fathers PC. My wife is running 10.5.1 ( sorry was just reading about 10.5.2 when I posted, must have been still in my head).

We test sent the...
Posted by skew, on Dec 24, 2007 at 05:57 AM, in Mac OS X
spam/virus - wife's dad's got a porn explosion! 1,183 Views / 17 Replies  
Hi all, merry christmas, sorry about the gratuitous attention grabbing title.

Ok so my wife's dad (running xp on some random PC and has just dropped £200 on getting it cleaned) has just received a...
Posted by skew, on Dec 23, 2007 at 07:17 PM, in Mac OS X
Just got into work. Booted MBP, drive is plugged... 3,818 Views / 9 Replies  
Just got into work. Booted MBP, drive is plugged in - nothing. It didn't even turn on let alone attempt to mount.

Could it be a bus problem?

It never mounted after 10 mins of spinning up and...
Posted by skew, on Nov 6, 2007 at 04:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Hi again. It seems that Time Machine itself might... 3,818 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi again. It seems that Time Machine itself might be hosing the drives. I found this on the apple forums:

Apple - Support - Discussions - Time Machine IS killing or corrupting ......
Posted by skew, on Nov 6, 2007 at 03:48 AM, in Mac OS X
Hi - same old problem after working all day. I... 3,818 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi - same old problem after working all day. I was working on another external drive that has been behaving all day and then just would not allow access to files and folder - it remained on the...
Posted by skew, on Nov 5, 2007 at 01:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Seems to have settled down a little - disks are... 3,818 Views / 9 Replies  
Seems to have settled down a little - disks are now mounting within the time you would expect. The time machine drive is behaving very oddy. Spins up, spins down. Refuses to eject, then does so in...
Posted by skew, on Nov 5, 2007 at 10:16 AM, in Mac OS X
Just tried the drive again on the MacPro, ran... 3,818 Views / 9 Replies  
Just tried the drive again on the MacPro, ran disk utility and it did find errors on the drive. It repaired them successfully and I've just hooked it back up to the MBP. It span up after about 3...
Posted by skew, on Nov 5, 2007 at 09:22 AM, in Mac OS X
No External Drives On Leopard 3,818 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi all. Not sure if this is a Leopard or harwear issue but since it manifested itself since I did a clean install of Leopard I'm putting it here. Mod's, sorry if it's in the wrong place.

Ok. Since...
Posted by skew, on Nov 5, 2007 at 09:02 AM, in Mac OS X
Desktop Bug 45,352 Views / 363 Replies  
Here's one. 10.5 went to sleep. Wakes up - nothing on the desktop, no mounted disks nothing , otherwise the system seems fine. Went to take a screenshot and the png also failed to show up although...
Posted by skew, on Oct 30, 2007 at 10:40 AM, in Mac OS X
column view 2,267 Views / 87 Replies  
How about the the OS resizing the columns for you so you can see the whole filename. This drives me mental every single day. :mad::brick:
Posted by skew, on Oct 9, 2007 at 04:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Ours too 3,185 Views / 53 Replies  
I got one for our design studio. Locks up at least twice a day in CS3, finder, safari. Can't replicate the crash, it's seemlingy random although we've not put a great deal of effort into locking it...
Posted by skew, on Oct 9, 2007 at 03:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
rsync 368 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks a lot. I really appreciate that. I'll do some back ground before I bother you with a run through, at least then I'll have done some homework on the terminology and the like.

I'm looking at...
Posted by skew, on Jun 21, 2007 at 02:12 PM, in Applications
I spotted this thread but still no joy on a... 368 Views / 5 Replies  
I spotted this thread but still no joy on a solution. So far I've demoed Chronosync and Synk6 and am about to try out Smart Backup.

http://forums.macnn.com/82/applications/327168/back-up-software/...
Posted by skew, on Jun 21, 2007 at 01:45 PM, in Applications
Does no one have any leads? 368 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi all, I'm unashamedly replying to my own post to get this back up the heap.

I'm hoping that this got lost in the post WWDC frenzy, the alternative is that there really is no solution since the...
Posted by skew, on Jun 21, 2007 at 11:33 AM, in Applications
Pro Backup Options (rotating sets a must) 368 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi there all. Recovered from an underwhelming WWDC Stevenote yet?

I posted a while back on server, network and storage options for my design studio. I got amazing help from the users of MACNN. I...
Posted by skew, on Jun 12, 2007 at 06:04 AM, in Applications
Have to agree with some of the other posts, that... 2,729 Views / 54 Replies  
Have to agree with some of the other posts, that its a bit dry. You're a friendly local outfit and this doesn't come across at all. I'd start over and get them to focus on your USP.

I run a design...
Posted by skew, on May 10, 2007 at 03:15 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Take it in 764 Views / 6 Replies  
I had the same thing with my MacBook.

Same experience as another poster for me, took it into Apple Store and the guy took a battery of the shelf, signed a form and fitted it for me.

No problem....
Posted by skew, on May 3, 2007 at 03:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Follow up 2,620 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi all.

Though I'd let you know what I did and how it's come together. Thanks again for your help, it swung the purchase in the end and I'm chuffed with the result.

2* 2.66 MP. 3g RAM (standard...
Posted by skew, on May 2, 2007 at 03:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Aaaah. Are these vector heavy files you're... 844 Views / 20 Replies  
Aaaah. Are these vector heavy files you're opening or simple files with big images in them? Is photoshop trying to rasterize them as it opens them?

We deal with extremely complex vector patterns...
Posted by skew, on Apr 26, 2007 at 03:43 AM, in Applications
Exactly how long does it take to open? One mans l... 844 Views / 20 Replies  
Exactly how long does it take to open? One mans l o o o n n n n n n n g wait is anothers normal expectation.

Do you have anything to compare it too that is sufficiently fast?:\

SKEW
Posted by skew, on Apr 26, 2007 at 03:37 AM, in Applications
:confused: Thanks again all. Such a good... 2,620 Views / 23 Replies  
:confused:

Thanks again all. Such a good thing to ask the community. :) :) :)

I do keep the second backup off site at the mo by lugging 5 200g Lacie drives in and out every week! :eek: I...
Posted by skew, on Apr 25, 2007 at 04:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Macs ordered, RAID still unclear after much reading. 2,620 Views / 23 Replies  
Lots of reading later....

I've ordered to mid spec Mac Pros. A couple of copies of CS3 and a monitor. That's the £5.5k gone. Next I have to sort out the storage and back-up.

Thanks to the...
Posted by skew, on Apr 24, 2007 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
shopping now 2,620 Views / 23 Replies  
I'm reading through the monster RAID thread now. I'm then nipping into town to get some hands on experience at Tottenham Court Rd. I'll report back later.

That G4 has 1000bT Ethernet and 1.25g...
Posted by skew, on Apr 24, 2007 at 06:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
some top ideas 2,620 Views / 23 Replies  
Thanks very much for your help on this . It has set me straight on a few things. All of you had good advice, I should have posted this to you before I went to the Apple store. :)

I will do the...
Posted by skew, on Apr 23, 2007 at 02:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Best macpro setup for my design studio? 2,620 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi all, hope you’re well. I have a really nice dilemma that I was hoping that you may be able to help me out with. In short, I’d like help in a purchasing decision, pertinent observations on a back...
Posted by skew, on Apr 21, 2007 at 06:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mine's uneven too 1,145 Views / 17 Replies  
Hi forum. A long time lurker and now my first post! I've just upgraded from a 1g PB17" that was a fantastic machine to the new top end 17" MBP C2D. I'm really happy so far (will be much happier when...
Posted by skew, on Nov 24, 2006 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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