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I'm having problems with my Adobe software... 3,094 Views / 33 Replies  
I'm having problems with my Adobe software unexpectedly quitting on me now — just since updating.

Acrobat Pro as well as all my CS2 apps.

I've double checked my fonts to make sure that...
Posted by Dougmc, on Nov 16, 2007 at 10:02 AM, in Mac OS X
Hal "Yeah I Ate the Onions" Itosis, your... 590 Views / 6 Replies  
Hal "Yeah I Ate the Onions" Itosis, your observation is exactly what I was questioning. When the general user runs Disk Utility to Repair Permissions, they could care less about the "Special...
Posted by Dougmc, on Mar 28, 2006 at 08:01 AM, in Mac OS X
Disk Utility and Repairing Permissions 590 Views / 6 Replies  
I've noticed over time that everytime that I run Disk Utility to repair permissions, there's always a lengthy list of items that are being fixed. Regardless if I re-run Disk Utility immediately...
Posted by Dougmc, on Mar 27, 2006 at 09:57 AM, in Mac OS X
Ok, I'm reviving an old thread because I've spent... 1,581 Views / 20 Replies  
Ok, I'm reviving an old thread because I've spent this evening searching the net (and these forums) for a more compact solution.

I'm simply wanting to have a radio in my office. Sure, I can go buy...
Posted by Dougmc, on Jan 27, 2006 at 11:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've learned a couple of things recently while at... 3,030 Views / 40 Replies  
I've learned a couple of things recently while at a Cingular store.

First, was that the $20 +/- plan is for unlimited data for your phone—text messaging and using MMS stuff. The more expensive...
Posted by Dougmc, on Jan 27, 2006 at 08:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Make sure that it's your network that your... 503 Views / 3 Replies  
Make sure that it's your network that your Powerbook is seeing, rather than possibly a neighbor's that is a bit further away, yet still in range.

If I open up my Powerbook in a certain area of my...
Posted by Dougmc, on Oct 19, 2005 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I find having a nice, small computer cart has... 691 Views / 7 Replies  
I find having a nice, small computer cart has been nice. I can set up shop at various locations in my house by simply rolling it wherever I want. Mine has a keyboard tray, and a couple of shelves...
Posted by Dougmc, on Oct 11, 2005 at 04:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I like Outsourced's idea. The harddrive is... 1,558 Views / 16 Replies  
I like Outsourced's idea. The harddrive is certainly the investment for me to make—regardless. I'll likely pursue that scenario.
Posted by Dougmc, on Sep 29, 2005 at 10:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have to say that I disagree with OogaBooga's... 1,558 Views / 16 Replies  
I have to say that I disagree with OogaBooga's logic that utilizing a warranty that I've paid a premium price for jeoprodizes machines that are in for service due to an unfortunate malfunction.

I...
Posted by Dougmc, on Sep 26, 2005 at 08:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Honestly, that's why I'd like to send it back in... 1,558 Views / 16 Replies  
Honestly, that's why I'd like to send it back in kinda early, so that when the break something in the process of "fixing" what's not broken yet I'll still have some time under my Applecare coverage...
Posted by Dougmc, on Sep 26, 2005 at 02:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Before Applecare Expires... 1,558 Views / 16 Replies  
My Applecare coverage is going to be expiring in March of 2006 on my Powerbook. I'd really like to have Apple have one last look at it while it's covered by Applecare so that anything that might have...
Posted by Dougmc, on Sep 26, 2005 at 02:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is my first issue with an update: After... 3,181 Views / 32 Replies  
This is my first issue with an update:

After using "Software update..." to install the security update; then restarting; and repairing permissions, I've found that my Microsoft Outlook (running in...
Posted by Dougmc, on Aug 17, 2005 at 09:08 AM, in Mac OS X
I love that SNL skit: "Guess what? I got a fever!... 735 Views / 20 Replies  
I love that SNL skit: "Guess what? I got a fever! And the only prescription... is more cowbell!"Christopher Walken

For my funeral, maybe Morning Dew by the Grateful Dead?
Posted by Dougmc, on Mar 11, 2005 at 01:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From "Office Space": Peter Gibbons: What would... 1,202 Views / 47 Replies  
From "Office Space":
Peter Gibbons: What would you do if you had a million dollars?
Lawrence: I'll tell you what I'd do, man, two chicks at the same time, man.
Peter Gibbons: That's it? If you...
Posted by Dougmc, on Mar 10, 2005 at 02:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm using the IOGear MiniView ADC 2-port KVM... 8,786 Views / 52 Replies  
I'm using the IOGear MiniView ADC 2-port KVM switch. It's worked quite well for me. I'm using it on a G5 and a G4 Server with the typical USB devices and a 20" Cinema Display running at 1680 x 1050....
Posted by Dougmc, on Mar 10, 2005 at 09:53 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I don't know about any other options, but I can... 379 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't know about any other options, but I can vouch for the VXA drive. I've been using one for a while now with no complaints. It's worked as expected.
Posted by Dougmc, on Mar 10, 2005 at 09:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Whatever happened to the paperless office? 739 Views / 18 Replies  
Didn't you get the memo?
Posted by Dougmc, on Mar 10, 2005 at 09:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Cheating hasn't been possible for me. The numbers... 934 Views / 27 Replies  
Cheating hasn't been possible for me. The numbers are much smaller this time 'round. It's actually hard to read them with the cap off the bottle, let alone being able to pick up on the "Please Play...
Posted by Dougmc, on Mar 10, 2005 at 09:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm curious if anyone has won an iPod Mini yet... 1,041 Views / 26 Replies  
I'm curious if anyone has won an iPod Mini yet from the Pepsi promotion. They say they're giving one away every hour.

I'm only around 60% on winning songs from the caps. Since I'm buying from a...
Posted by Dougmc, on Mar 10, 2005 at 08:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Since you charge the Shuffle via the USB plug, I... 675 Views / 6 Replies  
Since you charge the Shuffle via the USB plug, I would assume that it will immediate begin charging while when you plug it in. So regardless of what you're doing with itmusic or datathere's going...
Posted by Dougmc, on Mar 9, 2005 at 10:35 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've been sitting tight on my rev. A 17" as well... 575 Views / 5 Replies  
I've been sitting tight on my rev. A 17" as well with plans to upgrade the memory and HD in the near future.

I'm hopeful that I'll be able to take advantage of a 7200rpm drive when they become...
Posted by Dougmc, on Mar 8, 2005 at 10:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Re: color screen on an iPod = useless 2,940 Views / 94 Replies  
I've not been approached by Apple yet to force me to buy one of their iPods. However, when they do "force" me to purchase, I do hope that it is one of the biggest (larger HD), most versitile (ability...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 24, 2005 at 09:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I had a dislexic moment: Thought this was going... 8,238 Views / 20 Replies  
I had a dislexic moment: Thought this was going to be an adult story about screwing a stipper.

Sorry to hear about your stripped screw.

I'm not sure that the Sears damaged screw remover dealo...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 17, 2005 at 08:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For the interim, I've simply used the "Send this... 626 Views / 2 Replies  
For the interim, I've simply used the "Send this card..." menu item in the address book to individually send contact information of those I want in my phone. However, I would love to take advantage...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 17, 2005 at 08:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I knew before I purchased my Nokia 6320 that it... 626 Views / 2 Replies  
I knew before I purchased my Nokia 6320 that it wasn't currently supported by iSync. So, I've been remaining patient with hopes that Apple will soon update the software to include this phone in the...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 17, 2005 at 03:32 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I just purchased the "Linksys 802.11g Wireless-G... 331 Views / 1 Replies  
I just purchased the "Linksys 802.11g Wireless-G Range Expander" at Best Buy a number of weeks ago and find it to be working very well. It's pegged the bars on my PowerBook in an area of the house...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 17, 2005 at 03:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That sounds like a logical solution to me. I'll... 2,281 Views / 23 Replies  
That sounds like a logical solution to me. I'll try that in just a little bit. I can imagine how that would make a difference.

Thanks for the consideraton.

Well, I've tried both ejecting the...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 15, 2005 at 06:47 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
After I've had my iPod Shuffle for over a day... 10,486 Views / 87 Replies  
After I've had my iPod Shuffle for over a day now, one thing I'm concerned about is my ability to adequately charge it with my PowerBook.

To charge it 100%, you're suppose to leave it connected...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 9, 2005 at 11:13 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Charging the iPod Shuffle with PoweBook closed 2,281 Views / 23 Replies  
I'm guessing that when I close up my PowerBook with my iPod Shuffle plugged in and charging, that it will cease charging. At least the yellow light goes out when I close it.

I had hoped that it...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 9, 2005 at 08:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It actually becomes many people's problems. There... 2,471 Views / 36 Replies  
It actually becomes many people's problems. There are many, many hard-working people that it takes to produce musicwhether it's good or bad music. If nobody is paying for the music these people are...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 9, 2005 at 03:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I walked into two Best Buys yesterdaythe first... 1,630 Views / 20 Replies  
I walked into two Best Buys yesterdaythe first one had 20+ of the 512mb; the second had 17 of the 1GB and a similar quantity of the 512mbs.

Needless to say, I cancelled my web order with Apple...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 9, 2005 at 10:55 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've had mine for just over one day now. The only... 10,486 Views / 87 Replies  
I've had mine for just over one day now. The only issue I have would be with the power switch. As someone else mentioned, having something that grips my thumb a bit better when sliding it up or down...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 9, 2005 at 08:58 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You can do a search at either... 1,940 Views / 16 Replies  
You can do a search at either http://www.corbisimages.com/ or http://www.gettyone.com/ and if you can't find this image specifically, you'll find hundreds of very similar images.

However, they are...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 2, 2005 at 08:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I'm personally going to keep my rev. A 17" and... 5,865 Views / 72 Replies  
I'm personally going to keep my rev. A 17" and invest some more money into itupgrade the hard drive, max out the RAM, and then use it. As long as I spend much less on upgrading this machine compared...
Posted by Dougmc, on Feb 1, 2005 at 10:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There's an interesting caveat with this security... 1,633 Views / 46 Replies  
There's an interesting caveat with this security update after running Disk Utility to repair permissions. On two different machines that I've updated and run Disck Utility I'm now getting a message...
Posted by Dougmc, on Jan 26, 2005 at 08:16 AM, in Mac OS X
I use both the keyboard and the mouse while at... 689 Views / 10 Replies  
I use both the keyboard and the mouse while at home with my PowerBook 17". I've had no problems of note.
Posted by Dougmc, on Jan 21, 2005 at 12:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm using an IOGear MiniView ADC 2-port KVM... 936 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm using an IOGear MiniView ADC 2-port KVM Switch and it works perfectly with my Apple 23" Cinema Display.

I had the same issues with the Belkin KVM switch. Although, I did overcome the problem...
Posted by Dougmc, on Jan 18, 2005 at 03:24 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
http://www.bluetake.com/products/BT420EX.htm ... 2,055 Views / 40 Replies  
http://www.bluetake.com/products/BT420EX.htm

Although this is a pretty dated thread that I'm reviving, I thought that I'd chime in with my desire to have a set of Bluetooth stereo headphones.
...
Posted by Dougmc, on Jan 13, 2005 at 09:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I got it. And to think, my wife reminds me... 723 Views / 7 Replies  
I got it.

And to think, my wife reminds me frequently that I'm not that bright.

I see in the MacOSX forum you've gotten your answer to the question you posed.
Posted by Dougmc, on Jan 10, 2005 at 10:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Unless I've missed it somewhere in this thread,... 2,362 Views / 39 Replies  
Unless I've missed it somewhere in this thread, one of the best reasons to leave your battery in the PowerBook while plugged in is in the event of a power outage (which seems to occur in my office...
Posted by Dougmc, on Jan 4, 2005 at 08:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm curious, are you connecting to your Mac with... 1,043 Views / 16 Replies  
I'm curious, are you connecting to your Mac with your 6230 via Bluetooth AND using Cingular's EDGE network?

I've had a tough time confirming that you can, in fact, connect to their EDGE network...
Posted by Dougmc, on Nov 25, 2004 at 10:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When I first got my 17" PowerBook, I remember... 1,935 Views / 49 Replies  
When I first got my 17" PowerBook, I remember being very conscious of my metal watch band scratching across the surface of my new joy. But, now nearly a year-and-a-half later, the honeymoon is over...
Posted by Dougmc, on Nov 16, 2004 at 11:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Awesome! That's exactly what I was looking for! ... 540 Views / 7 Replies  
Awesome! That's exactly what I was looking for!

And THAT is what I love about these forums.

Thanks for the quick solution.

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Posted by Dougmc, on Nov 10, 2004 at 12:18 PM, in Applications
iTUNES: Disabling playlist possible? 540 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm not finding any way to completely disable a playlist from playing any of the songs it contains when using iTunes with Shuffle activated.

For example, I have a few hundred 15-30 audio nuggets...
Posted by Dougmc, on Nov 10, 2004 at 10:22 AM, in Applications
Poll: Technically the drives haven't failed themselves.... 408 Views / 3 Replies  
Technically the drives haven't failed themselves. However, of the three EZQuest Firewire drives I'm using, I've replaced the fans in two of the units and returned one to the manufacturer for a failed...
Posted by Dougmc, on Oct 20, 2004 at 11:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
SuperDrive ain't so super 514 Views / 3 Replies  
My brother-in-law stopped by the other day with some CDs that he had created containing some files he wanted me to see.

We have a playful PC-vs-Mac relationship that fuels fun little jabs at one...
Posted by Dougmc, on Oct 18, 2004 at 09:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The latest AI PowerBook sighting that I've... 10,639 Views / 149 Replies  
The latest AI PowerBook sighting that I've noticed was in a vacuum cleaner commercial. I do believe that it was a 15" PB that was resting nicely with some scientific-looking data on the screen.
...
Posted by Dougmc, on Sep 29, 2004 at 10:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would suggest trying to log on as a different... 353 Views / 1 Replies  
I would suggest trying to log on as a different user and see if the same happens then. And just out of curiousity, the next time it wakes and the profile isn't being used, log out and log back on to...
Posted by Dougmc, on Sep 16, 2004 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Brenthaven 16-month review 446,828 Views / 1,153 Replies  
After 16 continuous months of use, I am still happy with my Brenthaven backpack for my 17" PowerBook.

Nothing is broken, torn, or otherwise damaged.

I frequently will use the removable sleeve...
Posted by Dougmc, on Sep 15, 2004 at 12:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been using the Fujifilm product line without... 2,406 Views / 31 Replies  
I've been using the Fujifilm product line without fail for quite some time. Price has been pretty competitive as well.

http://www.fujifilmmediasource.com/optical.asp

I'm typically buying the...
Posted by Dougmc, on Sep 14, 2004 at 12:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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