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What's kind of odd is that during boot up it's... 329 Views / 4 Replies  
What's kind of odd is that during boot up it's not there. During the apple screen its clean, but once the desktop shows up, they show up.

This just showed up last night, and now that I think of...
Posted by prolix, on Sep 29, 2006 at 10:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
odd dead pixel type issue 329 Views / 4 Replies  
i recently had this show up on my display

picture of display oddity (http://prolix21.googlepages.com/macbookpixelissue)

I thought it was a cluster of dead pixels, however.. they move if I...
Posted by prolix, on Sep 29, 2006 at 08:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
i was looking at the eyehome as well, but what i... 382 Views / 2 Replies  
i was looking at the eyehome as well, but what i really want is to be able to stream video/audio from my mac to my tv. the eyehome seems to do this but from reading the site it doesn't go into much...
Posted by prolix, on Oct 6, 2005 at 03:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
yeah, after some reading i realized that. i'll... 451 Views / 4 Replies  
yeah, after some reading i realized that. i'll have to re-think my big plans. i was wanting to just get rid of my speakers on the desk and use a reciever + speakers. maybe that won't work as well as...
Posted by prolix, on Jul 22, 2005 at 02:01 PM, in Networking
excellent :) airfoil does exactly what i want ... 451 Views / 4 Replies  
excellent :) airfoil does exactly what i want

thanks!
Posted by prolix, on Jul 21, 2005 at 11:35 PM, in Networking
ap express / airtunes audio output 451 Views / 4 Replies  
i've been looking at the airport express b/c i like that i can run my itunes output through it into a reciever.

what is the quality like on it? decent sound-wise?

also is it ONLY the itunes...
Posted by prolix, on Jul 21, 2005 at 05:57 PM, in Networking
yeah, those are i-trigues. they are decent... 115,783 Views / 401 Replies  
yeah, those are i-trigues. they are decent speakers, get the job done. i'm not a big audiophile, but for the price they are good speakers.

i've lately been wanting a set of bose companion 3's. i...
Posted by prolix, on Jun 10, 2005 at 03:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
glad everyone likes it :) i'm a bit of a design... 115,783 Views / 401 Replies  
glad everyone likes it :) i'm a bit of a design freak

the mouse is just a ms wireless optical explorer. its actually pretty old, probably a 4 year old mouse by now. still works great though (and...
Posted by prolix, on Jun 8, 2005 at 02:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
here's mine ... 115,783 Views / 401 Replies  
here's mine

http://www.thisredbook.net/shared/DSC00471.jpg
Posted by prolix, on Jun 7, 2005 at 08:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
sometimes i think about switching to a pc laptop.... 553 Views / 4 Replies  
sometimes i think about switching to a pc laptop. my 12" 867 is a big sluggish at times and i could use some more power, but i'd like to see some bumps in speed @ apple for the powerbooks to warrant...
Posted by prolix, on Apr 4, 2005 at 09:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
mirror external FW drives 277 Views / 0 Replies  
is it possible to mirrow two external FW drives? i was thinking of getting a 2nd, same size/enclosure/etc and mirroring the drives for data backup. i would chain them together i guess. is this even a...
Posted by prolix, on Apr 3, 2005 at 12:03 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
reliable external HD 377 Views / 3 Replies  
any suggestions on a decent quality and reliable external drive? i've gone through external drive enclosures before and i've had back luck. they crap out, power on/off randomly, etc.

i am again...
Posted by prolix, on Feb 7, 2005 at 09:48 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
mini - decent file server for apartment? 910 Views / 6 Replies  
does anyone use one as a fileserver? headless, no keyboard, just running and as storage (and to look pretty)? obviously 1st boot i'll use a kbrd and monitor, but i'd load vnc or remote desktop to...
Posted by prolix, on Jan 25, 2005 at 09:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'll be lucky to have my mini order filled in 8... 453 Views / 6 Replies  
I'll be lucky to have my mini order filled in 8 months....
Posted by prolix, on Jul 29, 2004 at 09:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Do the apple stores have them yet ? (on display?)... 3,082 Views / 42 Replies  
Do the apple stores have them yet ? (on display?) I'd like to go check one out. Of course if I do that I'll end up buying one...
Posted by prolix, on Jul 12, 2004 at 12:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
ssh only acct? 589 Views / 8 Replies  
here's what I want to do:

setup ssh only users on my os x box. i have linux systems and this is easy to do, just setup the acct. they get a shell, can run bitchx, ftp, whatever.

the problem i...
Posted by prolix, on Jul 9, 2004 at 09:19 AM, in Mac OS X
you guys are right, i read the site wrong (or not... 283 Views / 3 Replies  
you guys are right, i read the site wrong (or not closely enough). i think it is raid 0, oops. i assumed it was dual 160's b/c of how they indicated 2/160, i took that as two 160's, whereas its more...
Posted by prolix, on Jul 6, 2004 at 08:14 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
g-raid 283 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm currently looking for a decent secondary storage system, preferably something that its fault tolerant. I have a dual g5 with a 160gb drive. I planed on using that as teh boot/system drive, then...
Posted by prolix, on Jul 6, 2004 at 05:14 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
no other opinions?:( the bus power is... 370 Views / 4 Replies  
no other opinions?:(

the bus power is looking more and more like the cause, however i'm not sure if its a physical problem with the device or if its some feature thats enabled or being triggered...
Posted by prolix, on Jun 15, 2004 at 07:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thats what I'm wondering, maybe the powerboard in... 370 Views / 4 Replies  
Thats what I'm wondering, maybe the powerboard in the drive case is going bad or something. Its definitley not the bus on the computer b/c it does it on every system I have. Unless for some reasons...
Posted by prolix, on Jun 12, 2004 at 03:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
external FW drive disconnects self 370 Views / 4 Replies  
I have this firewire drive I gave up on long ago, however I need to back up some stuff so I got the drive out to see if it was still acting up.

Anyway, its an external FW drive, oxford 911 bridge....
Posted by prolix, on Jun 11, 2004 at 08:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
that new project is utilizing cray x1 technology,... 1,277 Views / 26 Replies  
that new project is utilizing cray x1 technology, you can't pull something out of the consumer market and expect it to compete with that. cray systems are the ultimate and if they do this right they...
Posted by prolix, on May 12, 2004 at 11:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
My g5 is super quiet. I don't even know its... 222,485 Views / 1,576 Replies  
My g5 is super quiet. I don't even know its running (I leave it on 24/7). I live in a loft so everything is pretty much in the same living space and I don't even notice the G5 is on. The g5's fan's...
Posted by prolix, on Apr 28, 2004 at 03:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
yeah, I'm still figuring out what to do with the... 222,485 Views / 1,576 Replies  
yeah, I'm still figuring out what to do with the windows here. they are 109"x50" so its not like I can just go buy something for them very easily
Posted by prolix, on Apr 28, 2004 at 09:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
well, i recently moved. here's a pico of my desk... 222,485 Views / 1,576 Replies  
well, i recently moved. here's a pico of my desk in the new place. its still a work in progress. i moved into a loft so basically its one huge ass room, still figuring out the best furniture...
Posted by prolix, on Apr 27, 2004 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
g5 - creating mirrored set using existing boot drive? 321 Views / 0 Replies  
here's what i want to do, but i'm not sure if the apple raid utility is destructive when it creates a raid volume or not

i currently have a dual 2g g5, with the standard 160gb drive from apple....
Posted by prolix, on Mar 20, 2004 at 01:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
my dual 2ghz g5 tends to average 47degrees... 4,915 Views / 31 Replies  
my dual 2ghz g5 tends to average 47degrees celcius on cpu0, 43 on cpu1. thats crunching seti on both. those temps are according to thermographX. not sure how accurate the software is though
Posted by prolix, on Feb 2, 2004 at 10:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: heh, well i'm glad someone else enjoys my setup... 1,067,424 Views / 4,110 Replies  
heh, well i'm glad someone else enjoys my setup as much as i do :)

i agree the toshiba may have had a more flexible port setup. the sony i have has the rca ports on the back, along with component...
Posted by prolix, on Jan 31, 2004 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: i'm a little obsessive about my computer setups... 1,067,424 Views / 4,110 Replies  
i'm a little obsessive about my computer setups :) especially at home. even at the office i'm always messing around and moving my desk around. no cool mac stuff at work though :(

as for the tv, i...
Posted by prolix, on Jan 30, 2004 at 10:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: updated my setup a bit. i was gonna put a tv card... 1,067,424 Views / 4,110 Replies  
updated my setup a bit. i was gonna put a tv card in my g5 but then i found the 13" sony wega at the store. same price as the card so i figured i'd just get that instead. plus i can hook my gamecube...
Posted by prolix, on Jan 29, 2004 at 10:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: here's my setup. i have both a powerbook and a g5... 1,067,424 Views / 4,110 Replies  
here's my setup. i have both a powerbook and a g5

http://www.megalomaniac.net/_img/techno/img/homeoffice1.jpg

http://www.megalomaniac.net/_img/techno/img/homeoffice2.jpg

walls are a little...
Posted by prolix, on Jan 25, 2004 at 09:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
here are the most recent pic's of my setup at... 222,485 Views / 1,576 Replies  
here are the most recent pic's of my setup at home. re-arranged it all when i got the new g5 (and sold a bunch of my old systems to fund it)
...
Posted by prolix, on Jan 24, 2004 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Liebert/Emerson provided the racks, power and... 1,063 Views / 21 Replies  
Liebert/Emerson provided the racks, power and cooling for the facility. That alone is a big chunk of change, the racks run around 800 each, plus they have a pretty high tech cooling system that...
Posted by prolix, on Jan 13, 2004 at 11:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
what about refurbs? i've read mixed reviews on... 596 Views / 5 Replies  
what about refurbs? i've read mixed reviews on here about them (sometimes scratched, hair in keyboard, etc...)

powermax has a dual 2.0 refurb for $2399.00 .. tempting, but i worry about condition
Posted by prolix, on Jan 8, 2004 at 12:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Purchase dilemma 596 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm trying to decide what G5 to buy and what config. I've done searching here and some people find the single CPU acceptable, others say the dual is the only way to go.

I currently have a 12" pb,...
Posted by prolix, on Jan 8, 2004 at 12:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
in windows just setup a network printer and enter... 254 Views / 1 Replies  
in windows just setup a network printer and enter in the IP of the base station. works great for me at home (in both windows and linux). i even have my PC at the office setup to print to my printer...
Posted by prolix, on Jan 5, 2004 at 05:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
problems formating a firewire drive 276 Views / 0 Replies  
I just bought an external firewire chasis for one of my drives. I tossed an 80gig drive in there and it was working fine. I had it hooked to a pc, formatted it numerous times, had a lot of stuff...
Posted by prolix, on Jul 2, 2003 at 08:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
yeah, i just wasn't sure if the signal that comes... 472 Views / 5 Replies  
yeah, i just wasn't sure if the signal that comes out that video port on the powerbook was digital. i was hoping it was and that it got knocked down to analog inside the vga adapter cable that comes...
Posted by prolix, on Jun 29, 2003 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
the monitor does does have a vga input, its a... 472 Views / 5 Replies  
the monitor does does have a vga input, its a sony sdm-m81. i used to be using it on my old g4 tower but i sold that when i bought the new powerbook. i'm not about to buy a new lcd, i paid a thousand...
Posted by prolix, on Jun 29, 2003 at 12:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
DVI monitor and a 12" Powerbook 472 Views / 5 Replies  
Here at home I have a 18.1" Sony LCD monitor that is DVI. I just got my 12" powerbook and want to hook it to the 18" lcd and then use a better keyboard and mouse when I sit at my desk. I've run the...
Posted by prolix, on Jun 29, 2003 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
is there a fan in the 12" powerbook? i've seen a... 1,482 Views / 22 Replies  
is there a fan in the 12" powerbook? i've seen a couple people mention it but i've never had mine turn on. i didn't think there was one?
Posted by prolix, on Jun 13, 2003 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yeah, the 65w works on the 12" if you go to the... 993 Views / 17 Replies  
yeah, the 65w works on the 12" if you go to the store and look its compatable with pretty much all of the new ibooks and powerbooks. you can't even buy a 45w one (that i have seen at least).

here...
Posted by prolix, on Jun 13, 2003 at 12:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got my new 12" pb on wednesday. I love this... 993 Views / 17 Replies  
I got my new 12" pb on wednesday. I love this thing, its so cool and sooo much faster than my old ibook.

As far as the big 'heat' debate I can now share my experience and ideas about it:

-...
Posted by prolix, on Jun 13, 2003 at 09:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
from what i've read the excessive heat issue is... 993 Views / 17 Replies  
from what i've read the excessive heat issue is not a widespread problem, and some things even suggest its a power management issue (software) not hardware. and if its an issue in mine, then i'll...
Posted by prolix, on Jun 9, 2003 at 09:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i've played that whole 'wait and see' game way... 993 Views / 17 Replies  
i've played that whole 'wait and see' game way too much. i like what the current 12" is, and they just did a price drop. i was a bit obsessive when i got the ibook and kept thinking i should wait and...
Posted by prolix, on Jun 9, 2003 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
adios ibook, hello powerbook 993 Views / 17 Replies  
well i just ordered my new 12" powerbook today. during my last visit to the applestore i just stood there and drooled over it for a good half hour but my credit card screamed 'noooO!!!'

i pretty...
Posted by prolix, on Jun 9, 2003 at 03:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My battery was slowly on its way to death a while... 512 Views / 6 Replies  
My battery was slowly on its way to death a while back but the minute I installed 10.2.4 it definitely sped up the process. I couldn't even turn the ibook on from battery. I needed a new battery to...
Posted by prolix, on Mar 15, 2003 at 02:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yeah i was wondering how secure the airport snmp... 823 Views / 2 Replies  
yeah i was wondering how secure the airport snmp is. i'd rather not enable wan access to snmp but i've had problems with getting mrtg to graph anything from the cisco 675. its a dsl router, rather...
Posted by prolix, on Dec 13, 2002 at 10:00 AM, in Networking
MRTG, SNMP & Airport Base Station 823 Views / 2 Replies  
Has anyone gotten MRTG to work with an airport base station? I know the whole thing is managed with SNMP and you can enable WAN access via SNMP, so would it be logical to assume I can monitor it with...
Posted by prolix, on Dec 12, 2002 at 12:16 PM, in Networking
Broken .img/.dmg files? 467 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a bunch of .img and .dmg files that will not mount. If I attempt to mount the .dmg files it just fails with no real error. It craps out about 1/3 through the checksum.

With the .img files...
Posted by prolix, on Oct 17, 2002 at 08:08 PM, in Mac OS X
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