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But it did leak... 15,112 Views / 120 Replies  
From August 2002: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1656622,00.asp

--Tom
Posted by McKenna, on Jun 11, 2005 at 07:51 PM, in Mac OS X
Let's see... LaunchBar (I use it more than... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
Let's see...

LaunchBar (I use it more than Spotlight)
Script Debugger (4.0 is coming later this year to a scripter near you!)
iTunes
Comictastic (I wish this was still being developed...)...
Posted by McKenna, on May 13, 2005 at 03:55 PM, in Mac OS X
I have the same problem, although it's not quite... 7,894 Views / 120 Replies  
I have the same problem, although it's not quite as bad as Recto Bold describes.

The fans are spinning up and down a lot. The fan is revving at a higher speed than it ever has. But not every time...
Posted by McKenna, on Feb 9, 2005 at 09:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Great to see you posting again! Now -- how... 564 Views / 8 Replies  
Great to see you posting again!

Now -- how is the book coming? Is it done? Got a sample you'd like to share with us?

Thanks for everything!

--Tom
Posted by McKenna, on Jul 31, 2004 at 12:19 PM, in Mac OS X
Can't Get Disks To Disappear 230 Views / 0 Replies  
This problem is all my fault...

I was trying out an AppleScript (one that was supposed to create .dmg images) that didn't wrap correctly, and since then none of the disks (or disk images) will...
Posted by McKenna, on Jan 3, 2004 at 01:04 AM, in Mac OS X
http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2001/04/13/upd... 750 Views / 12 Replies  
http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2001/04/13/update/index.php?redirect=1072204109000
Posted by McKenna, on Dec 23, 2003 at 09:30 PM, in Mac OS X
4L13, according to my records was released on... 750 Views / 12 Replies  
4L13, according to my records was released on April 13, 2001...

--Tom
Posted by McKenna, on Dec 23, 2003 at 03:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: G5 firmware update issue 748 Views / 9 Replies  
Check your Utilities folder. My firmware updater is in there...

For the record, the firmware update went fine here...

--Tom
Posted by McKenna, on Dec 15, 2003 at 09:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Get the 9600, even if you only play games once in... 772 Views / 13 Replies  
Get the 9600, even if you only play games once in a while or if you plan on keeping the computer for more than a little while...

With my G4, I opted for the Rage 128 Pro, when I could have had the...
Posted by McKenna, on Dec 15, 2003 at 09:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
You're doing a great job with the English... 4,772 Views / 41 Replies  
You're doing a great job with the English language. I hope you're able to master it one day...

When the CPU is being taxed the fans gradually speed up, there's less of a revving than there was...
Posted by McKenna, on Dec 15, 2003 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Things went fine here. Nothing new to report. ... 4,772 Views / 41 Replies  
Things went fine here. Nothing new to report.

I am up and running.

The fans do seem more elegant when speeding up and slowing down.

Just my $.02

--Tom
Posted by McKenna, on Dec 15, 2003 at 07:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Dude, if you think 30 seconds amounts to work,... 982 Views / 10 Replies  
Dude, if you think 30 seconds amounts to work, then you surely have no idea what work really is.
Posted by McKenna, on Nov 5, 2003 at 09:48 AM, in Mac OS X
Lazy, lazy, lazy... Google, google,... 982 Views / 10 Replies  
Lazy, lazy, lazy...

Google, google, google...

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106824
Posted by McKenna, on Nov 5, 2003 at 07:50 AM, in Mac OS X
Bump 925 Views / 3 Replies  
Bump
Posted by McKenna, on Sep 17, 2003 at 01:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Got the e-mail last night -- my dual G5 is on the... 6,333 Views / 58 Replies  
Got the e-mail last night -- my dual G5 is on the way....

Tick, tick, tick...

:-)

--Tom McKenna
Posted by McKenna, on Sep 17, 2003 at 11:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Panther On A G5? 925 Views / 3 Replies  
I was just wondering if anyone, for evaluation purposes ;) had installed Panther on their G5.

If you have, would you care to let us know how it compares to Mac OS X 10.2.7?

Thanks in advance,...
Posted by McKenna, on Sep 16, 2003 at 12:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Make sure one is set as Master, and one is set as... 456 Views / 3 Replies  
Make sure one is set as Master, and one is set as Slave!

Hope that helps,
Tom McKenna
Posted by McKenna, on Sep 16, 2003 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just got off the phone with the good folks at... 6,333 Views / 58 Replies  
Just got off the phone with the good folks at Apple, and the woman who answered was quite happy to tell me that my dual G5 was "in progress" and should be shipping in the next 12 hours or so.
...
Posted by McKenna, on Sep 16, 2003 at 12:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
I ordered mine at the Orlando Apple Store. ... 1,685 Views / 17 Replies  
I ordered mine at the Orlando Apple Store.

According the Apple's website, the Open Estimated Ship date is 9/2/2003.

Now if I could just sell my DP 450. It was sold. The woman who was supposed...
Posted by McKenna, on Jul 1, 2003 at 07:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
From everything I have read, OS X doesn't yet... 1,790 Views / 35 Replies  
From everything I have read, OS X doesn't yet have the "hooks" for utility applications to check on the "SMART" status of FireWire drives...

Maybe in Panther?

--Tom
Posted by McKenna, on May 11, 2003 at 11:36 AM, in Applications
It must have been done to annoy you. Or... ... 4,744 Views / 44 Replies  
It must have been done to annoy you.

Or...

It was the result of an agreement with the cable modem/DSL companies...

Or...

It was a boring Friday...
Posted by McKenna, on Mar 15, 2003 at 03:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the help Sal! (As an aside to... 556 Views / 15 Replies  
Thanks for the help Sal!

(As an aside to everyone else, Sal has a book on AppleScript coming out later this year, called AppleScript 1-2-3. Amazon.com already has information posted about it.)
...
Posted by McKenna, on Jan 17, 2003 at 01:04 PM, in Mac OS X
I was so excited that I e-mailed Alsoft, hoping... 3,601 Views / 87 Replies  
I was so excited that I e-mailed Alsoft, hoping if I grovelled about wanting a copy of the sneak peak, that just maybe...

Anyway, they said no. You have to be at Macworld to get a copy... Grumble,...
Posted by McKenna, on Jan 9, 2003 at 09:55 PM, in Applications
Tue Dec 24 17:42:38 2002 Unresolved... 677 Views / 13 Replies  
Tue Dec 24 17:42:38 2002




Unresolved kernel trap(cpu 0): 0x700 - Program DAR=0x0026f5b4 PC=0x02a32cc4
Latest crash info for cpu 0:
Exception state (sv=0x01815500)
PC=0x02A32CC4;...
Posted by McKenna, on Jan 2, 2003 at 06:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Airport Question 283 Views / 1 Replies  
Can anyone explain, or point me to a tutorial that shows you how to setup a service, like SnapperHead, when you are connected to an Airport network?

I have worked on it for a couple of hours with...
Posted by McKenna, on Dec 22, 2002 at 03:04 PM, in Mac OS X
SETI@Home & Jaguar 407 Views / 3 Replies  
Since upgrading to Jaguar, my SETI@Home keeps quitting -- both as a screensaver and an application. (At one point the crash log for SETI was 20 MB!)

So I tried deleting the preferences. No luck.
...
Posted by McKenna, on Oct 11, 2002 at 02:51 AM, in Mac OS X
I found the problem... Went to... 369 Views / 6 Replies  
I found the problem...

Went to ~/Library/Caches and deleted the com.apple.preferencepanes.cache file.

All is well again...

Tom McKenna
Posted by McKenna, on Sep 25, 2002 at 06:49 PM, in Mac OS X
I looked here too. There's only one LogIn Items... 369 Views / 6 Replies  
I looked here too. There's only one LogIn Items in there. (I suppose that's the one that is supposed to be there...)

--Tom
Posted by McKenna, on Sep 25, 2002 at 05:07 PM, in Mac OS X
I have. Only the Mouse Zoom and TinkerTool are... 369 Views / 6 Replies  
I have. Only the Mouse Zoom and TinkerTool are there...

--Tom
Posted by McKenna, on Sep 25, 2002 at 05:05 PM, in Mac OS X
System Preferences Bug? 369 Views / 6 Replies  
I am running Jaguar 10.2.1.

Today I launched System Preferences, and noticed this (http://homepage.mac.com/tmckenna/huh.jpg) .

Does anybody have any idea what I can do to get back to normal???...
Posted by McKenna, on Sep 25, 2002 at 04:44 PM, in Mac OS X
Jaguar & APC Power Chute 1.2 203 Views / 0 Replies  
I was just wondering if anyone could get APC PowerChute to work with Jaguar?

It works fine as a System Preference pane, but when I pull the plug to see if the power warnings flash on the screen...
Posted by McKenna, on Sep 15, 2002 at 02:23 PM, in Mac OS X
From the 11/17/2001 issue of MWJ (the best place... 997 Views / 21 Replies  
From the 11/17/2001 issue of MWJ (the best place to get ALL your Mac investigative journalism...):

The Netscape Unofficial FAQ the answer to one of the most vexing and annoying questions about the...
Posted by McKenna, on Aug 17, 2002 at 01:13 PM, in Applications
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 290 Views / 7 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by skipjack:
<strong>Just an...
Posted by McKenna, on Jul 4, 2002 at 11:49 AM, in Mac OS X
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 290 Views / 7 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by oski:
<strong>Snip...
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Posted by McKenna, on Jul 4, 2002 at 11:47 AM, in Mac OS X
Bump. Apple walked me through a bunch of... 290 Views / 7 Replies  
Bump.

Apple walked me through a bunch of things -- many of which I have already tried. There final two suggestions were to contact Lexmark (which I've done) and, if that didn't work reformat.
...
Posted by McKenna, on Jul 3, 2002 at 08:17 AM, in Mac OS X
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 290 Views / 7 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by skipjack:
<strong>...
Posted by McKenna, on Jul 1, 2002 at 07:53 AM, in Mac OS X
Can't Print, Need Help... 290 Views / 7 Replies  
OK, here goes -- I'm not sure when it happened or what caused it, but I can't print.

Symptoms: I try to print. If I am trying to print using a Carbon application, I get the print dialog box, click...
Posted by McKenna, on Jun 30, 2002 at 10:05 PM, in Mac OS X
It worked here -- both in Mac OS 9 and in Mac OS... 280 Views / 21 Replies  
It worked here -- both in Mac OS 9 and in Mac OS X 10.1.5.

I have a G4 450 DP, 960MB of RAM, and a Radeon card...

YMMV,
Tom McKenna
Posted by McKenna, on Jun 24, 2002 at 05:32 PM, in Mac OS X
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 323 Views / 16 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by malvolio:
<strong><a...
Posted by McKenna, on Jun 22, 2002 at 04:42 PM, in Mac OS X
Just another breeze of hot air... If only... 520 Views / 35 Replies  
Just another breeze of hot air...

If only his mother would have paid more attention to him as a child...

Sometimes it snows in April.

Over and out
Tom
Posted by McKenna, on Jun 17, 2002 at 03:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just another breeze of hot air... If only... 382 Views / 25 Replies  
Just another breeze of hot air...

If only his mother would have paid more attention to him as a child...

Sometimes it snows in April.

Over and out
Tom
Posted by McKenna, on Jun 17, 2002 at 03:45 PM, in Mac OS X
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 264 Views / 4 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Liquidity X:
<strong>Do u...
Posted by McKenna, on Jun 3, 2002 at 01:31 PM, in Mac OS X
Mac 007-- Thank you for your advice. It's... 264 Views / 4 Replies  
Mac 007--

Thank you for your advice. It's nice to have people who care enough to try and help others with their problems.

I probably should have mentioned that I tried the single user -- fsck...
Posted by McKenna, on Jun 1, 2002 at 11:59 PM, in Mac OS X
Can't Shut Down In 10.1.4 264 Views / 4 Replies  
OK, here goes. I have heard other people gripe and moan that they haven't been able to shut down their computers in 10.1.4. Now I can't either. The computer progresses to the blue screen, and then I...
Posted by McKenna, on Jun 1, 2002 at 08:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Of course we all know that Kelly would never,... 883 Views / 100 Replies  
Of course we all know that Kelly would never, ever issue a personal attack. Right Moki? (And others too numerous to mention...)

As usual, the hot air quotient is high...

--Tom

[ 05-19-2002:...
Posted by McKenna, on May 19, 2002 at 03:21 PM, in Mac OS X
You leave yourself wide open Kelly.... If... 300 Views / 12 Replies  
You leave yourself wide open Kelly....

If Apple is going to name them after fruits and vegetables, then they should codename one Kelly Hogan.

&lt;&lt;smooch&gt;&gt;
Posted by McKenna, on May 14, 2002 at 03:42 PM, in Mac OS X
I once created a page for April Fool's Day for... 378 Views / 36 Replies  
I once created a page for April Fool's Day for the bit-, I mean complainers. It was parody of a Mac news site that was/is known for its complainers. Click here....
Posted by McKenna, on May 13, 2002 at 04:39 PM, in Mac OS X
Blah, blah, blah-bity, blah... Try... 378 Views / 36 Replies  
Blah, blah, blah-bity, blah...

Try restarting your computer once in a while, dumbass...

--Tom
Posted by McKenna, on May 13, 2002 at 04:13 PM, in Mac OS X
Current uptime: 11 days, 2 hours, 9 minutes. ... 378 Views / 36 Replies  
Current uptime: 11 days, 2 hours, 9 minutes.

Did you hear something? Oh, no that was the sound of hot air whooshing by...

--Tom
Posted by McKenna, on May 13, 2002 at 04:02 PM, in Mac OS X
This is my Mac: ... 2,026 Views / 211 Replies  
This is my Mac:
http://homepage.mac.com/mybulkmail/mac-icons/8963-angleview.png
model name: Power Mac G4
model id: 8963
processor: PowerPC G4
speed: 450 MHz (x2)
optical drive: DVD-ROM
ZIP
...
Posted by McKenna, on May 5, 2002 at 06:44 AM, in Mac OS X
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