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Amazon.com: Cable MattersĀ® SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to... 9,246 Views / 104 Replies  
Amazon.com: Cable MattersĀ® SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter in Black: Computers & Accessories...
Posted by chichow, on Jun 18, 2015 at 02:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
battery pack 9,246 Views / 104 Replies  
Anyone try a battery pack with the Macbook

Something like

Amazon.com: Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 12800mAh 3-Port 4A Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone,...
Posted by chichow, on May 24, 2015 at 11:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
lost hope 602 Views / 4 Replies  
apparently this was an issue before in Japan and the Japanese received the same original nano

ah well. better than nothing :)
Posted by chichow, on Nov 14, 2011 at 12:07 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
sort of what happened to me too with a MBA 602 Views / 4 Replies  
I had a 1st gen Macbook Air.

It was a lemon. Brought it back 2x for various issues - such as CPU pegging, overheating, etc.
And when returned from the Apple store, the shell was mating properly....
Posted by chichow, on Nov 14, 2011 at 12:02 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hardware recalls - minimum length of time 1 year??? 602 Views / 4 Replies  
Mods: Please move if in the wrong section.

Apple announced a recall for a 1st gen nano that I happen to have. I am trying to decide whether or not to immediately send it in or wait for a while. ...
Posted by chichow, on Nov 13, 2011 at 11:26 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
someone buy this... DIDN"T THIS THING STOP... 779 Views / 3 Replies  
someone buy this...

DIDN"T THIS THING STOP THE ALIENS IN INDEPENDANCE DAY!??!?!?!?! :D

free bump
Posted by chichow, on Mar 3, 2011 at 03:19 PM, in Marketplace
:brick: how about in firm firm thick walled... 698 Views / 2 Replies  
:brick:

how about in firm firm thick walled so it won't get crushed cardboard box

:)

Seriously though, I have gotten some stuff that was just thrown into a regular first class envelope...
Posted by chichow, on Mar 3, 2011 at 03:07 PM, in Marketplace
FS: Various Firewire/USB & USB drives 698 Views / 2 Replies  
Well my NAS finally supports ext4 and remote Time machine, so my various individual drives need to go...

Metal Gear USB/Firewire 500Gb - $60 shipped
Western Digital Lighted External Drive...
Posted by chichow, on Mar 3, 2011 at 01:54 PM, in Marketplace
Foss vpn 1,406 Views / 3 Replies  
oh...and I also tried searching

what the heck does "FOSS" mean for FOSS VPN
Posted by chichow, on Feb 14, 2011 at 11:35 AM, in Networking
OpenVPN USA IP (Hulu etc Streaming) 1,406 Views / 3 Replies  
I did a search, but #1 didn't see the exact answer and #2 couldn't bump the older thread.

basically, I just want to know if I put in an OpenVPN server...does it have to live at the edge or can it...
Posted by chichow, on Feb 14, 2011 at 11:33 AM, in Networking
FS: Macbook Air MBA 1st Gen Rev 2 529 Views / 0 Replies  
I have a Macbook Air (1st edition - 2nd rev - I think there were a
total of 3 Rev)
Stock so... 128Gb Hard Drive 2 GB RAM
Apple Care till 2012
$750 OBO + shipping unless you are around Chicago
Posted by chichow, on Dec 24, 2010 at 03:25 PM, in Marketplace
Ok...who to BTO? Small Dog or Powermax? 8,544 Views / 206 Replies  
Ok...who to BTO?

Small Dog or Powermax?
Posted by chichow, on Oct 21, 2010 at 10:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a 13" MBA. 1.8Ghz. Rev B 2Gb. At the... 8,544 Views / 206 Replies  
I have a 13" MBA. 1.8Ghz. Rev B 2Gb.
At the same time, I also HAD a 13" Macbook 2.0Ghz 4Gb Alum

The 13" Macbook killed. KEEEEEEELED the MBA in terms of performance. Its NOT EVEN CLOSE....
Posted by chichow, on Oct 21, 2010 at 09:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Worth $1000 to upgrade? of course subjective... 8,544 Views / 206 Replies  
I'm thinking about selling my current MBA. I was hoping for some thoughts from the forum.

My MBA is my primary machine. Its the 1.6 Rev B version.

As for other computers at home:
1) winbloz...
Posted by chichow, on Oct 20, 2010 at 04:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does that offer for the free touch usually only... 8,544 Views / 206 Replies  
Does that offer for the free touch usually only happen later on or do you think they will have this .edu deal starting now.
Posted by chichow, on Oct 20, 2010 at 03:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
WTB Elgato EyeTv 455 Views / 2 Replies  
Stick, Hybrid whichever...

going onto my mac mini

prefer with v3 software
Posted by chichow, on Jul 29, 2010 at 10:19 PM, in Marketplace
MBA which rev? And SSD 256Gb 802 Views / 1 Replies  
According to Everymac, I have this...

MacBook Air "Core 2 Duo" 1.6 13" (NVIDIA) Specs (Late 2008, MB543LL/A, MacBookAir2,1, A1304, 2253*) @ EveryMac.com...
Posted by chichow, on Jun 15, 2010 at 09:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
ditching slingbox 1,508 Views / 3 Replies  
ditching slingbox

I don't travel as much as I used to
I'm getting old and should be more active
I should watch less TV
I'm going to give up 40 bucks a month for TV that I should watch and just...
Posted by chichow, on Jun 12, 2010 at 09:34 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
EyeTV vs Sling stream quality question 1,508 Views / 3 Replies  
I did a forum search and didn't see anything.

Basically, I want to know if EyeTV streams are pretty decent. I'm used to Slingbox streams.

Current Setup to be tossed...
RCN Cable HD
Tivo...
Posted by chichow, on Jun 11, 2010 at 11:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Fry's 19,745 Views / 486 Replies  
Pretty sure L4D2 has been on sale for $30 at Fry's for a little while now.
Posted by chichow, on Dec 18, 2009 at 04:34 PM, in Gaming
Headphone Mic suggestions? 628 Views / 2 Replies  
So I'm a casual gamer. Console will be PS3 around x-mas and currently playing some WOW (in Mac OS X) and L4D (boot to Win XP) on an iMac and Macbook.

I'm looking for headphones with mic for...
Posted by chichow, on Nov 1, 2009 at 06:06 PM, in Gaming
14.99 19,745 Views / 486 Replies  
steam is also pimping L4D for 15 dollars today.

Left 4 Dead on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/500/)
Posted by chichow, on Sep 30, 2009 at 01:11 PM, in Gaming
Omg 637 Views / 19 Replies  
Omg
Posted by chichow, on Aug 6, 2009 at 06:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Kids suck. So got two noobies. One playing... 19,745 Views / 486 Replies  
Kids suck.

So got two noobies. One playing with his sister. <-- so they say.
Sister complains that I shot her (extra splash from shotgun) while I saved her from the Hunter.

So the brother...
Posted by chichow, on Jul 29, 2009 at 12:54 PM, in Gaming
Two things: I do have the family pack for... 1,687 Views / 6 Replies  
Two things:

I do have the family pack for Leopard.
So if I wanted to cheap out with respect to an Imac that I recently bought which comes with Tiger disk. I could reinstall Tiger with the...
Posted by chichow, on Jul 21, 2009 at 01:19 PM, in Mac OS X
on the boathouse finale for death toll, i played... 19,745 Views / 486 Replies  
on the boathouse finale for death toll, i played once with this guy who was AMAZING

I mean AMAZING on the mounted gun. It was like he knew every place where the zombies would come out and it was...
Posted by chichow, on Jul 17, 2009 at 05:07 PM, in Gaming
Snow Leopard / Mac OS X and iLife 1,687 Views / 6 Replies  
When you buy a 5 pack family lisc of say Leopard. Do you get iLife with it?

Or is that something you have to buy separately?

My guess is that iLife only comes with the original mac purchase or...
Posted by chichow, on Jul 17, 2009 at 04:10 PM, in Mac OS X
On advanced I was good enough (sometimes I am not... 19,745 Views / 486 Replies  
On advanced I was good enough (sometimes I am not that good)

to run around and use buildings to stay ahead of the tank.

But on expert, he was just too fast and would catch up to me and one hit...
Posted by chichow, on Jul 15, 2009 at 09:59 AM, in Gaming
Dvorak son buys a mac 787 Views / 18 Replies  
Dvorak's son goes mac

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2350135,00.asp

t was a somber day for the Dvorak family recently when my son switched to the Mac, likely never to return to the PC. I...
Posted by chichow, on Jul 14, 2009 at 01:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Were you guys beating it on Expert? I... 19,745 Views / 486 Replies  
Were you guys beating it on Expert?

I frankly don't know how to kill a tank on expert. BBQ him and just run like hell?
Posted by chichow, on Jul 14, 2009 at 01:29 PM, in Gaming
Anyone want to play this week? M - Th evenings... 19,745 Views / 486 Replies  
Anyone want to play this week?
M - Th evenings after 8 pm CST?

Is there a forums group to join?
Posted by chichow, on Jul 13, 2009 at 05:38 PM, in Gaming
been playing a bit. up to 3rd campaign. does... 19,745 Views / 486 Replies  
been playing a bit. up to 3rd campaign.
does get boring single player mode.
need to get my friend to install the $@#$#@ game.
maybe will dip toes into random MP play
Posted by chichow, on Jun 30, 2009 at 10:56 AM, in Gaming
I recall discussions about NAS vs attached... 1,873 Views / 48 Replies  
I recall discussions about NAS vs attached storage.

OWC just came out with a nice RAID 5 capable 4 disk direct attached enclosure. Takes up to (4) 2 TB drives.
...
Posted by chichow, on Jun 30, 2009 at 10:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
new updates 19,745 Views / 486 Replies  
new updates
Posted by chichow, on Jun 25, 2009 at 10:54 PM, in Gaming
viscosity looks very nice. how long did it... 1,982 Views / 14 Replies  
viscosity looks very nice.

how long did it take you to build the openvpn server on ubuntu and get viscocity going on Mac Os X?
Posted by chichow, on Jun 12, 2009 at 01:20 PM, in Mac OS X
a weekend project for me. Thanks much. One... 1,982 Views / 14 Replies  
a weekend project for me. Thanks much.

One final thing:

If I want to selectively move traffic based on application over a tunneled or private network

then I should use ssh correct?

0-0
Posted by chichow, on Jun 12, 2009 at 09:04 AM, in Mac OS X
i'll have to look at that and try tcpdump and see... 1,982 Views / 14 Replies  
i'll have to look at that and try tcpdump and see what happens
Posted by chichow, on Jun 11, 2009 at 11:10 PM, in Mac OS X
#1 the network here sucks. So the firewall drops... 1,982 Views / 14 Replies  
#1 the network here sucks. So the firewall drops connections all the time. So I would have to constant reconnect.

#2 I'm just going home and then bouncing back out from home. Home is 20Mbps...
Posted by chichow, on Jun 11, 2009 at 11:08 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm on a semi-hostile network (called it... 1,982 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm on a semi-hostile network (called it corporate whatever)

There are certain things that I don't mind going over the network. There are other things that I would rather not go over the network.
Posted by chichow, on Jun 11, 2009 at 11:06 PM, in Mac OS X
so I didn't know too much before, so I thought it... 1,982 Views / 14 Replies  
so I didn't know too much before, so I thought it would be better to run netscape and force the traffic over 8080 and then adium to go over 9000.

It seems to work, but perhaps its not necessary....
Posted by chichow, on Jun 11, 2009 at 03:52 PM, in Mac OS X
DNS tunneling through SSH 1,982 Views / 14 Replies  
Can I tunnel my DNS requests through ssh?

Right now I
ssh -C2qTnN -D 8080 -D 9000 -p 443 me@24.148.xxx \ "while true; do sleep 3; echo noop; done

for Adium and Netscape.

Can I also tunnel...
Posted by chichow, on Jun 11, 2009 at 01:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Forgot to mention coupon code 2. Coupon... 1,873 Views / 48 Replies  
Forgot to mention coupon code

2. Coupon Price : -$70.00 | Code : MZ7$L7$7DCG5BC
Final Price : $199.99 Shipped
Posted by chichow, on Jun 10, 2009 at 01:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Simon has posted $75 1TB drives Newegg.com -... 1,873 Views / 48 Replies  
Simon has posted $75 1TB drives

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives...
Posted by chichow, on Jun 10, 2009 at 01:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
So I don't mind saying. I live in Old Town,... 897 Views / 31 Replies  
So I don't mind saying. I live in Old Town, Chicago.

I guess its true in the city. I can walk a couple of blocks and be either in million dollar homes or some of the most infamous housing...
Posted by chichow, on Jun 10, 2009 at 10:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I stand corrected on Evanston Pizza man:... 897 Views / 31 Replies  
I stand corrected on Evanston

Pizza man: Injured driver likes his tip: $16,000 -- chicagotribune.com (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-pizza-man-10-jun10,0,4265611.story)
Posted by chichow, on Jun 10, 2009 at 10:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So why has Evanston went to *boom* Granted I... 897 Views / 31 Replies  
So why has Evanston went to *boom*

Granted I haven't been there in a little bit - last time was to try this yogurt place - Red Mango. Looked fine then.
Posted by chichow, on Jun 9, 2009 at 12:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sharon, I'm terribly sorry. FWIW I... 897 Views / 31 Replies  
Sharon,

I'm terribly sorry.

FWIW I grew up around Flossmoor (suburb of Illinois) and we also had LOTSA of Jews <-- not so observant though
Posted by chichow, on Jun 9, 2009 at 12:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
C Obvious, Please please tell me you are NOT... 897 Views / 31 Replies  
C Obvious,

Please please tell me you are NOT living in 440 N. Wabash or at least you are renting and don't own there.
Posted by chichow, on Jun 9, 2009 at 12:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So I have a silly 40" Sony flat screen that isn't... 8,264 Views / 7 Replies  
So I have a silly 40" Sony flat screen that isn't quite 1080p.

Any recommended applications to tinker with screen resolution output from my mac mini (latest) so I can fill the whole screen and...
Posted by chichow, on Jun 9, 2009 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
So I pay about $70 a month all in. I get... 1,771 Views / 69 Replies  
So I pay about $70 a month all in.

I get 5Mb/384kb up for the internet
and I get HD TV I lease the modem and pay the 1.5USD rental card for the cable card.

This is with RCN. I am thinking of...
Posted by chichow, on May 31, 2009 at 10:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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