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Anyone running a secondary display on their new iMac? Performance? 582 Views / 4 Replies  
I'll soon be making the move from a Mac Mini to a new iMac. I'm running a nice Dell 20" display on my Mac Mini right now and I will most likely hold onto the display when I sell the Mini and use it...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Aug 28, 2007 at 08:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
Exactly. Fast user switching is incredible. 624 Views / 10 Replies  
Exactly. Fast user switching is incredible.
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 31, 2007 at 11:52 AM, in macOS
Easy. I don't want to run in admin all the time,... 624 Views / 10 Replies  
Easy. I don't want to run in admin all the time, like we mentioned above; security reason and good practice.

My account, which will mostly be photography and media work will be just that.

The...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 31, 2007 at 11:51 AM, in macOS
Exactly. The only thing though, this is my... 624 Views / 10 Replies  
Exactly.

The only thing though, this is my first Mac (bought it when it was released) and now that I'm more of a poweruser, I'm really wanting more power. So I'm going to stick with this G4 for...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 30, 2007 at 08:29 AM, in macOS
My fiance browses the web, checks email and plays... 624 Views / 10 Replies  
My fiance browses the web, checks email and plays with iPhoto.

I use a variety of apps and hide the dock and all sorts of things that she wouldn't like. Plus we can each be signed into our own...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 29, 2007 at 09:44 PM, in macOS
Fresh OSX install best practices? 624 Views / 10 Replies  
My 250gb external disk just took a dive and I have replaced it with a 300gb firewire disk. When getting it setup with iTunes and such to store my library I decided that I'm going to do a fresh OSX...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 29, 2007 at 07:23 PM, in macOS
Deploying OSX and software remotely? 415 Views / 2 Replies  
Are there any free methods for installing OSX remotely for free? I would like to build a single image that I would span on a couple of my machines (I own the licenses of course).

Also, is there a...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Apr 25, 2006 at 11:33 PM, in macOS
I had a poor experience signing up with Sprint. ... 1,472 Views / 42 Replies  
I had a poor experience signing up with Sprint. But once I got it all straightend out I've had a great experience.

I got a Treo 650 with them and I went with them mostly for their unlimited data...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Apr 22, 2006 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Help me complete this timer! 527 Views / 0 Replies  
So my application is at standstill right now and here is where I'm troubled. (Taking up Cocoa as a hobby, cranking away at my first app)

I have a class called Level and in that class are 4 ints. ...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Apr 22, 2006 at 05:15 PM, in Developer Center
haha if it was centigrade I would be pulling the... 581 Views / 3 Replies  
haha if it was centigrade I would be pulling the melted plastic from my lap
Posted by MDWeezer, on Feb 1, 2006 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook running hot? What is considered not safe? 581 Views / 3 Replies  
I've noticed over the past few nights that my iBook has been running a little hot. Mostly when it is on my lap. Thanks to the SysStat Nano widget I can see it runs around 120-140 which seems pretty...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Feb 1, 2006 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I use the Timbuk 2 Detour 2.0 Has the... 1,831 Views / 27 Replies  
I use the Timbuk 2 Detour 2.0

Has the perfect pocket for my 12" iBook and plenty of room for books or whatever else.

Plus it has backpack straps that can disappear into the bag so you can just...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Feb 1, 2006 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
any Newsvine people here? 370 Views / 0 Replies  
How do you like it compared to other news sites out there?

I'm still looking for an invite, so if you have any extra I wouldn't mind joining in!

[email protected]
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 28, 2006 at 04:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ideas for old iMac 300mhz G3? 1,032 Views / 5 Replies  
Will soon be adding a new machine to the collection. I've got a Mac Mini and a iBook, I'll be trading some things with a buddy in return for a old iMac.

I've got a wireless bridge for it since...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 25, 2006 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Outputtin RSS file? 646 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm writing an app that will be outputting a Podcast RSS feed. I'll be using the minimum tag requirement.

Anyone have a framework to do this or some code examples?
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 24, 2006 at 05:35 PM, in Developer Center
I've tried editing my httpd.conf file with the... 898 Views / 7 Replies  
I've tried editing my httpd.conf file with the following:


<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
Allow All
</Directory>


However whenever I make the change to the...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 23, 2006 at 09:04 PM, in macOS
That did the same thing I did, didn't it? ... 898 Views / 7 Replies  
That did the same thing I did, didn't it?

I'm still getting the same message. I would like the ability to navigate in my browser, so I guess I need the correct httpd.conf?
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 22, 2006 at 07:47 PM, in macOS
Need help with symbolic link 898 Views / 7 Replies  
Hello,

I've created a standard symbolic link using the following command:
ln -s /Users/matthewwilliams/Music/iTunes/ iTunes

This in turn created a "iTunes" folder witthin my "Sites" folder for...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 22, 2006 at 03:27 PM, in macOS
Refreshing Safari RSS feeds? 336 Views / 0 Replies  
I've got Safari setup with all my RSS feeds in the menu bar. They all sit in folders in the bookmark bar and I use GrowlSafari so when any of the feeds are updated I get a nice little notification....
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 20, 2006 at 06:42 PM, in Applications
My bad. 1.2ghz... Anyway, I just went to... 635 Views / 6 Replies  
My bad. 1.2ghz...

Anyway, I just went to Best Buy and they had a stick of 512 (PC2700) for $49.99 so I picked that up. Backwards compatible with PC2100 so I'm all set. It's installed and...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 13, 2006 at 08:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Reputable online store for best iBook G4 RAM? 635 Views / 6 Replies  
Well I've been battling with Apple for a few months trying to get a working refurb iBook G4 (this is the 3rd one they sent me, finally works!)

Anyway, I bought it stock with 256 and I want to...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 13, 2006 at 04:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iSight as Mic in GB Podcast studio? 911 Views / 3 Replies  
Anyone know if GB is able to use the iSight as a mic for the new podcast studio in garageband or will you still have re-route the audio?
Posted by MDWeezer, on Jan 10, 2006 at 09:53 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Setup has moved back home! 118,859 Views / 401 Replies  
http://static.flickr.com/41/74277456_3021c72c92.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdweezer/74277456/ for the notes!
Posted by MDWeezer, on Dec 18, 2005 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Tips for a Times Square New Years? 1,264 Views / 13 Replies  
My girlfriend and I are going to do the Times Square New Years Eve party thing. We're a hour or so train ride into the City. RIght now my plan (which she is a little hesitant about) is to take a...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Dec 17, 2005 at 12:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Since it's a refurb it's a 1.2ghz and not the... 636 Views / 5 Replies  
Since it's a refurb it's a 1.2ghz and not the latest rev, I believe crucial said it was PC2100 for this rev but I'll have to double check. I'll most likely end up buying some and leaving the 512 in...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Dec 6, 2005 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Move RAM from IBM Thinkpad to iBook G4? 636 Views / 5 Replies  
I just got a refurbished iBook G4 and absolutely love it. I bought it stock with 256mb RAM but would like to boost it for some Flash and XCode work. I've got a stick of 256mb in my IBM Thinkpad...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Dec 6, 2005 at 02:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Tutorial for a "menu bar" app? 2,178 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm looking to do a simple app in the menu bar, up near the clock (I don't know the official name therefore I can't google or anything).

Anyone have a good resource or the actual name of the...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 25, 2005 at 03:09 PM, in Developer Center
haha Nope, not so lucky, Apple took credit card... 582 Views / 6 Replies  
haha Nope, not so lucky, Apple took credit card information so if I don't send back my old battery within 10 days of receiving the new one, they're gonna bill me around $130 or something :) They're...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 19, 2005 at 12:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ta da :) ... 72,294 Views / 417 Replies  
Ta da :)

http://static.flickr.com/31/64377671_2ee7a5e77c.jpg
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 18, 2005 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I took out my battery as soon as I read this,... 582 Views / 6 Replies  
I took out my battery as soon as I read this, just popped it back in after having it pulled for a hour or so and it booted it (which had done before) but didn't go dead after OSX booted. I just...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 18, 2005 at 01:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just got off the phone with Apple Care, tried... 582 Views / 6 Replies  
Just got off the phone with Apple Care, tried resetting this and that but no luck. They're sending me a new battery in the mail so we'll see how that goes. If that doesn't work I'll have to send it...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 18, 2005 at 11:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Shutting down with 100% battery but no AC 582 Views / 6 Replies  
I just received my refurbished iBook G4 in the mail today from Apple. I checked the power on the battery and got two LEDs but it wouldn't start so I plugged in the AC. I proceeded to install Tiger...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 17, 2005 at 11:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How long is it safe to sleep a iBook? 675 Views / 3 Replies  
This is my first Apple notebook [of many!], it's a iBook G4. How long is it safe to sleep and how long will the battery last under the sleep conditions?

Has anyone tried running the "safe sleep"...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 16, 2005 at 03:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
haha right now I'm usiing the "Google Vase... 1,121 Views / 11 Replies  
haha right now I'm usiing the "Google Vase Speaker" which is perfect for music and Podcasts in my dorm room (without everyone else on my floor listening as well) but I'll be moving next semester and...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 16, 2005 at 01:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow, that was everything I was looking for and... 763 Views / 2 Replies  
Wow, that was everything I was looking for and more, thanks!
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 14, 2005 at 12:13 PM, in Developer Center
Jumping the gun - Additional GUI widget sets? 763 Views / 2 Replies  
Are there different sets available other than what is included with XCode? For a future application I would like to use the iTunes style "Play/Pause" button but it doesn't seem to be in the included...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 14, 2005 at 11:41 AM, in Developer Center
I was thinking about getting the iCurve and using... 1,121 Views / 11 Replies  
I was thinking about getting the iCurve and using "Teleport" with my Mac Mini setup and have my iBook go through my Dell 2005FPW 20" display.
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 13, 2005 at 03:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook accessories - worth it? 1,121 Views / 11 Replies  
I've got a G4 iBook on the way and I'm looking at a few options for accessories. I'd love to hear any opinions or suggestions!

Keyboard protector - thin silicon type that sits over the keys to...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 11, 2005 at 11:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ordered! Roughly $780 after taxes... Now the... 1,076 Views / 14 Replies  
Ordered! Roughly $780 after taxes... Now the worst part........

waiting for it to arrive!!! :(

haha this thread can be locked
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 11, 2005 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I don't need the droplet effect for my... 1,076 Views / 14 Replies  
Yeah, I don't need the droplet effect for my widgets :)

Plus this is basically going to hold me over till we get a Intel iBook and then I imagine I'll pick one up and my girlfriend will get this...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 11, 2005 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
$719 refurb iBook - Best bang for my buck? 1,076 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm a college student, I have a Mac Mini for my desktop and I've got a IBM Thinkpad that has served as my laptop for the past 3 years. The Thinkpad is starting to show wear and as I see my buddies...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 11, 2005 at 02:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is a solo project by myself and I'm also... 629 Views / 3 Replies  
This is a solo project by myself and I'm also defining the project guidelines along with a professor who I will report to.

I have the Hillgrass book and I'm going to go straight through that and...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 7, 2005 at 03:58 PM, in Developer Center
How would you teach a Introduction to Cocoa course? 629 Views / 3 Replies  
My final semester for my bachelors is in the spring and I have a 3 credit independent study and I've pitched the idea of a course in Cocoa to a professor however he doesn't have much of an idea on...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Nov 7, 2005 at 12:33 PM, in Developer Center
Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks! 1,236 Views / 16 Replies  
Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks!
Posted by MDWeezer, on Oct 28, 2005 at 06:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Tuaw 1,236 Views / 16 Replies  
I wish I could find the look but I can't... but www.tuaw.com had a tutorial on a script that is in the OSX that when run initiates the initial "first boot" Mac sequence. So you could run the script...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Oct 28, 2005 at 02:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Front Row running on all Macs 5,147 Views / 69 Replies  
Not sure if this is off limits or not but Front Row has been tweaked to run on any Mac.

This Flickr set is no longer up, I pulled it this morning, if you want to see a picture check out Engadget,...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Oct 24, 2005 at 10:17 PM, in Applications
Used iBooks buying tips? 877 Views / 7 Replies  
Recent switcher here.

My Thinkpad is starting to show its wear, things are starting to click and it's just plain 'ol clunky!

I'm a college student and just need a machine to hold me off till...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Oct 24, 2005 at 12:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Bluetooth keyboard won't pair after new batteries 433 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello,

The batteries in my Apple wireless keyboard died and I replaced them. I restarted my Mini and it finds the wireless keyboard and brings up the wizard to pair them at my login. When it...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Sep 26, 2005 at 10:46 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Display countdown timer - what class? 1,185 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm using XCode and Cocoa. For a project I'm working on I would like to display a simple countdown timer.

What class am I looking to use? I have seen some examples with NSDate and NSTimer.
...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Sep 21, 2005 at 12:15 PM, in Developer Center
Pretty much any logitech mouse is not... 16,974 Views / 280 Replies  
Pretty much any logitech mouse is not ambidextrous, the nice ones anyway with all the bells and whistles; which are the only ones I would want.

I'm looking forward to playing with a Mighty Mouse...
Posted by MDWeezer, on Aug 2, 2005 at 06:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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