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ABBA Forever! 762 Views / 10 Replies  
Oh, Timo, I am *so* going to tell the people at work about your ABBA fetish. ;)
Posted by Damien, on May 13, 2003 at 10:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Despite what this hoser says, raffles are illegal... 579 Views / 10 Replies  
Despite what this hoser says, raffles are illegal and his site is nothing but a scam. He's obviously trying to take advantage of uninformed Mac users to make a hefty profit for himself. It's quite...
Posted by Damien, on Aug 13, 2001 at 10:12 PM, in Marketplace
Okay, that definitely sounds like the problem... 457 Views / 5 Replies  
Okay, that definitely sounds like the problem we're having...data copy doesn't happen and reports the general I/O problem...but...

Is there any way to fix it?

You're implying that this slowdown...
Posted by Damien, on May 31, 2001 at 04:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for replying. Just to clarify. This... 457 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for replying.

Just to clarify. This problem happens with both a Zip 250 and a Zip 100 drive, regardless of which is installed in the computer.

And it's not a master/slave or...
Posted by Damien, on May 31, 2001 at 09:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
Attention: Owners of G4 CD-RW towers with internal zip 457 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm hoping that those of you with one of the new G4 towers with a CD-RW drive (133MHz logic board) and an internal zip drive can help me out with this problem.

I've seen the following behaviour on...
Posted by Damien, on May 30, 2001 at 08:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Last night they switched the design and had an... 269 Views / 7 Replies  
Last night they switched the design and had an article about it. When I last looked there were almost 40 comments on the design, most of them negative. There was a lot of constructive criticism in...
Posted by Damien, on May 19, 2001 at 12:02 PM, in Feedback
You're better off using Mail Siphon to read your... 1,166 Views / 3 Replies  
You're better off using Mail Siphon to read your mail while at school. It'll let you read/reply/delete your mail on the mail server and not download it. Handy.

- Damien
Posted by Damien, on May 7, 2001 at 10:15 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Ditto to warpmoon. Are you running the final... 468 Views / 37 Replies  
Ditto to warpmoon. Are you running the final (4K78)? Some of the earlier builds gave me kernal panics on my Beige.

I've got 4K78 running with no problems on my Beige G3/500 (Sonnet). Adding VRAM...
Posted by Damien, on Mar 24, 2001 at 12:20 AM, in macOS
If my IBM Thinkpad were a woman, it'd be Katheryn... 401 Views / 15 Replies  
If my IBM Thinkpad were a woman, it'd be Katheryn Harris because:

1) Way too much gloss and glitter
2) Rotten on the inside
3) Prone to viruses
4) Performs poorly under pressure
5) Can't...
Posted by Damien, on Mar 11, 2001 at 03:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know what version of Mac OS 9.1 you guys... 1,292 Views / 19 Replies  
I don't know what version of Mac OS 9.1 you guys are running, but mine has been rock solid since mid-December (GM developer version).

I've installed 9.1 and updated dozens of Macs to 9.1 here in...
Posted by Damien, on Feb 10, 2001 at 10:02 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
This should help: ... 501 Views / 6 Replies  
This should help:
http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/scsi_connecters.html

and of course, something for the geeks to aspire to: http://www.scsifaq.com

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Posted by Damien, on Jan 31, 2001 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
First, it's not your operating system. It's only... 340 Views / 2 Replies  
First, it's not your operating system. It's only a coincidence that this starting happening just after an upgrade to Mac OS 9.1.

What's likely happened is the the speaker sub-assembly has become...
Posted by Damien, on Jan 28, 2001 at 05:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd be interested in seeing this program. What's... 1,430 Views / 12 Replies  
I'd be interested in seeing this program. What's its name?

Are you sure you aren't confusing PMU with PRAM? Two very different things; and there are a dozen or so PRAM resetters out there...
Posted by Damien, on Jan 25, 2001 at 07:21 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Yes Tekserve has knowledgeable techs but don't... 427 Views / 13 Replies  
Yes Tekserve has knowledgeable techs but don't expect them to get your Mac back from them very promptly. I regularly have 9-12 day wait times for the simplest of fixes (keyboard replacement, for...
Posted by Damien, on Jan 24, 2001 at 01:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The "PMU" reset switch you describe on the bottom... 1,430 Views / 12 Replies  
The "PMU" reset switch you describe on the bottom of the iMac isn't a PMU reset switch. It is the CUDA, which is on every desktop Macintosh produced for years.

The purpose of the CUDA is to reset...
Posted by Damien, on Jan 24, 2001 at 01:31 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Okay, we agree on the font nightmares. There's... 1,052 Views / 6 Replies  
Okay, we agree on the font nightmares. There's not much we can do except sort, clean, delete, and manage those blasted fonts. Set up a program to scan and update the fonts regularly. Consider...
Posted by Damien, on Jan 17, 2001 at 11:16 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Alright! Good stuff!!!! I rescind some of... 1,052 Views / 6 Replies  
Alright! Good stuff!!!!

I rescind some of what I said earlier. For instance, I know now that you're pretty knowledgeable about the Mac OS and have a clue what's going on. Your earlier unfounded...
Posted by Damien, on Jan 17, 2001 at 09:58 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
What kind of complaint is that?! Sheesh. If... 1,052 Views / 6 Replies  
What kind of complaint is that?! Sheesh. If you're going to complain about Apple or the MacOS, at least provide some details that you're upset about. Your off the cuff complaint isn't very justified....
Posted by Damien, on Jan 17, 2001 at 09:17 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Yup, that's a pretty serious problem. Norton 3.5... 987 Views / 3 Replies  
Yup, that's a pretty serious problem. Norton 3.5 and earlier will hose the data on a HD. They are incompatible with HFS+, the formatting scheme used by the MacOS since version 8.1. According to:
...
Posted by Damien, on Dec 31, 2000 at 09:31 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Donna: Are you sure that you haven't... 342 Views / 6 Replies  
Donna:

Are you sure that you haven't accidentally checked the "veiw unread only" messages option in the View menu in OE?

I've had clients call me frantic that they'd "lost all their old email"...
Posted by Damien, on Dec 31, 2000 at 02:38 PM, in Applications
I think you're missing the point of the skit a... 1,726 Views / 15 Replies  
I think you're missing the point of the skit a little bit. It doesn't have to be 100% accurate to be funny. Remember that SNL is a comedy show above everything else. All comedy shows stretch the...
Posted by Damien, on Dec 18, 2000 at 04:20 PM, in Macs in the Media
The Mac shop I work for here in Manhattan... 1,726 Views / 15 Replies  
The Mac shop I work for here in Manhattan supports the Macs that the cast and crew of SNL use. They use Macs almost exclusively in their writing and production of skits, so it's only natural for them...
Posted by Damien, on Dec 17, 2000 at 03:41 PM, in Macs in the Media
I can confirm the bent pin issue. I was putting... 431 Views / 7 Replies  
I can confirm the bent pin issue. I was putting an airport card into a PowerBook and inadvertently bent one of the pins and it causes this exact behavior.

Taking the PB apart and straightening the...
Posted by Damien, on Dec 3, 2000 at 09:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I work for a Mac shop in Manhattan. I see LOTS of... 1,282 Views / 23 Replies  
I work for a Mac shop in Manhattan. I see LOTS of Macs and quite a wide range of configurations. In fact, it's the most interesting part of my job. I've seen quite a number of Newer, Sonnet, XLR8,...
Posted by Damien, on Dec 2, 2000 at 11:23 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Just use an alternate text editor. Delete... 920 Views / 8 Replies  
Just use an alternate text editor. Delete SimpleText from your computer. I recommend the excellent program, TexEdit.
Posted by Damien, on Nov 25, 2000 at 08:47 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I've left many mailing lists for the very reason... 450 Views / 18 Replies  
I've left many mailing lists for the very reason I ignore most of juvenile and unnecessary posts by some of those mentioned in this forum topic.

And, despite the overwhelming signal to noise ratio...
Posted by Damien, on Nov 19, 2000 at 05:23 PM, in Feedback
Office 2001 autocorrect 206 Views / 0 Replies  
I've installed Office 2001 on two separate computers and successfully set up autocorrect to replace

t he with the
a nd with and

In Word, this works successfully. According to the help files...
Posted by Damien, on Nov 15, 2000 at 12:38 PM, in Applications
Steve Jobs is a great speaker. So is Kurt... 1,049 Views / 36 Replies  
Steve Jobs is a great speaker. So is Kurt Vonnegut. I've never heard of this iSub guy or Mr. Monsoon. http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/smile.gif

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Posted by Damien, on Oct 22, 2000 at 10:13 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I was thinking about buying a certain make and... 458 Views / 39 Replies  
I was thinking about buying a certain make and model of car, so I went around to all the repair shops and junkyards. There, I asked the mechanics and scrapmen about the car I wanted to buy. I saw...
Posted by Damien, on Oct 22, 2000 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It'll mean resetting your OS X startup disk with... 289 Views / 3 Replies  
It'll mean resetting your OS X startup disk with the System Disk control panel after doing so, but clearing the PRAM may help as some of the trackpad setttings are stored there.

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Posted by Damien, on Sep 27, 2000 at 09:48 PM, in macOS
I've seen this several dozen times in the Service... 544 Views / 11 Replies  
I've seen this several dozen times in the Service Center where I work. Nine times out of ten, it's only the keyboard that shorts out requiring a simple dry-out and replacement of the keyboard....
Posted by Damien, on Sep 16, 2000 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, DP4 works on our iMac G4 (from orig Rev A.)... 296 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, DP4 works on our iMac G4 (from orig Rev A.) with 192MB RAM. I see no reason why the beta won't run the same.

Of course, can't confirm it until I get my copy next week.
Posted by Damien, on Sep 14, 2000 at 11:41 PM, in macOS
TomR, who sent back the iMac DV+ because it was... 408 Views / 19 Replies  
TomR, who sent back the iMac DV+ because it was "louder than his Dell" used Microsoft Publisher 97 to create his Ham Radio webpage.

One wonders about the veracity of his claims and unspoken...
Posted by Damien, on Sep 6, 2000 at 11:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, bow down and kiss your smarmy pretentious... 454 Views / 7 Replies  
Well, bow down and kiss your smarmy pretentious ass, strobe. So someone(s) is misinformed. It's not the end of the world. And they certainly don't deserve to be lambasted and castigated for their...
Posted by Damien, on Aug 27, 2000 at 12:20 PM, in macOS
This is either A) an Appletalk connection issue... 1,052 Views / 12 Replies  
This is either A) an Appletalk connection issue or B) a printer software corruption issue or C) some sort of conflict.

A) Do you have another computer on your network you can use to test your...
Posted by Damien, on Aug 22, 2000 at 12:27 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Yes, instructions for the boot volume are kept in... 354 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes, instructions for the boot volume are kept in the PRAM. If you clear your PRAM, it'll boot from the first bootable volume it finds. Then, you can reselect your boot volume using Startup Disk...
Posted by Damien, on Aug 19, 2000 at 06:23 PM, in macOS
My brother's developing some Mozilla/Netscape... 484 Views / 4 Replies  
My brother's developing some Mozilla/Netscape themes over at:
http://www.alphanumerica.com/projects/mozilla/

He created Sullivan. Very nice Mac-like Mozilla skin. I don't think it works yet...
Posted by Damien, on Aug 10, 2000 at 04:37 PM, in Applications
NiftyTelnet has an SSH version. ... 463 Views / 2 Replies  
NiftyTelnet has an SSH version.
http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=3160



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Damien Barrett
http://www.mrbarrett.com
Posted by Damien, on Aug 9, 2000 at 10:41 PM, in Applications
The *real* Damien's predictions: ... 557 Views / 2 Replies  
The *real* Damien's predictions: http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/wink.gif

- Yes on the new iBooks
- Not yet on the PowerBooks (SanFran, 2001).
- Yes on OS X, DP5 release, then beta in early,...
Posted by Damien, on Aug 8, 2000 at 09:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This issue may be related to a known-issue with... 434 Views / 7 Replies  
This issue may be related to a known-issue with the video that connects your display to the logic board. The cable is routed from the left side of your display (internally. of course) to the board....
Posted by Damien, on Aug 7, 2000 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
http://til.info.apple.com/techinfo.nsf/artnum/n246... 425 Views / 6 Replies  
http://til.info.apple.com/techinfo.nsf/artnum/n24604

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Damien Barrett
http://www.mrbarrett.com
Posted by Damien, on Jul 11, 2000 at 05:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You might have inadvertently enabled the "Easy... 473 Views / 7 Replies  
You might have inadvertently enabled the "Easy Access" control panel. If you have it installed, see if you've turned on its features. Or disable it.



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Posted by Damien, on Jul 9, 2000 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm pretty certain that the paneling on the G4... 455 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm pretty certain that the paneling on the G4 are what Apple calls "922" parts. [They have 922-xxxx as part numbers]. 922 parts are "throw-away parts" for Apple service centers. In other words, an...
Posted by Damien, on Jul 2, 2000 at 08:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
1) Remove the case. [Sometimes you have give it... 433 Views / 10 Replies  
1) Remove the case. [Sometimes you have give it quite a tug before it'll pop off].

2) Slide the chasis out of it's slots, after unscrewing and unhooking the cables, etc..

3) Remove the metal...
Posted by Damien, on Jul 2, 2000 at 02:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
1) Try resetting (zapping) your PRAM. Power up... 401 Views / 4 Replies  
1) Try resetting (zapping) your PRAM. Power up your machine while holding down the Command-Option-P-R keys. Let it chime three times and let up.

2) If you have a CD with DiskWarrior on it (most...
Posted by Damien, on Jul 1, 2000 at 11:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Starting July 1, we have to send all iBooks and... 362 Views / 7 Replies  
Starting July 1, we have to send all iBooks and PowerBooks to Apple for repair. Apple hasn't sent us any clarification yet on this issue. For instance, we don't know if something as simple as...
Posted by Damien, on Jun 27, 2000 at 09:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You might want to ask the folks over at ... 363 Views / 2 Replies  
You might want to ask the folks over at Resexcellence.com (http://Resexcellence.com) .
Posted by Damien, on Jun 26, 2000 at 10:02 PM, in Developer Center
You're right to be concerned about voiding your... 362 Views / 7 Replies  
You're right to be concerned about voiding your warranty.

If all you're doing is upgrading your hard drive, then it's pretty unlikely you'd void your warranty. I would make sure that the work is...
Posted by Damien, on Jun 26, 2000 at 09:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If they are in the Extensions Folder, delete the... 374 Views / 6 Replies  
If they are in the Extensions Folder, delete the ActiveX extensions. I've had no end of trouble with these causing IE 5 to not launch.

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Damien Barrett
http://www.mrbarrett.com
Posted by Damien, on Jun 25, 2000 at 12:29 PM, in Applications
If I understand you correctly, you are looking... 302 Views / 1 Replies  
If I understand you correctly, you are looking for a web-based calendaring system that you can then synch with your Palm Pilot. Yes?

To do this on the Macintosh, all you need to do is obtain a...
Posted by Damien, on Jun 18, 2000 at 07:38 PM, in Applications
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