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is it just me or do all of the people who try to... 1,045 Views / 23 Replies  
is it just me or do all of the people who try to commit fraud of some sort have no notion of proper grammar? this one is not as bad as most, but do these people think that by being stuffy they'll...
Posted by sproutsie, on Dec 10, 2002 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
anybody else use omniweb? i stopped with... 3,287 Views / 49 Replies  
anybody else use omniweb? i stopped with netscape after they linked up with stupid aol, and a artsy designer friend told me to check out omniweb- i like it, but am curious about others' opinions...
Posted by sproutsie, on Dec 9, 2002 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
on a related note- i recently got an email from... 1,045 Views / 23 Replies  
on a related note- i recently got an email from ebay confirming that i had successfully changed my password. well, i didn't do anything of the kind, so i emailed them back and two days later got a...
Posted by sproutsie, on Dec 9, 2002 at 09:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
actually, i guess i should have specified this- i... 588 Views / 3 Replies  
actually, i guess i should have specified this- i use my 7500 to run os 9 while i am on my tibook in X- the reason is that i have my dissertation data coded in an old program which wont run in X,...
Posted by sproutsie, on Dec 1, 2002 at 06:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
not to be depressing, but the reason why i didn't... 547 Views / 4 Replies  
not to be depressing, but the reason why i didn't get my last computer (a 667 tibook) through my school was because it took so long for the one before that (my wallstreet) to arrive. and before...
Posted by sproutsie, on Nov 25, 2002 at 08:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
tibook and imac...? 588 Views / 3 Replies  
just out of curiosity, since i have decided my souped-up g3 7500 is not very pretty, i have been fantasizing about getting an imac. my regular computer is my lovely and delicious tibook, clyde, but...
Posted by sproutsie, on Nov 24, 2002 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
hi, christina- i was having the same problems as... 4,504 Views / 89 Replies  
hi, christina- i was having the same problems as you- i travel a lot overseas and didn't want my bag to scream- please steal me, i have an expensive computer inside. so for that i got a waterfield...
Posted by sproutsie, on Nov 21, 2002 at 10:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
sorry for lack of info- it's one of the g4... 773 Views / 13 Replies  
sorry for lack of info- it's one of the g4 towers, bought within the last year. i don't know what else i can tell you- i know it has 512 mgs ram, but other than that, i am not sure.

we checked...
Posted by sproutsie, on Nov 8, 2002 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
g4 shuts down all the *** time! 773 Views / 13 Replies  
hi- i have a friend who just bought a g4 from another friend. yesterday, after he got it, i went over to give him some pointers about how to use a mac, since he is a new convert and is computer-ally...
Posted by sproutsie, on Nov 8, 2002 at 09:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
well, i've had my tibook, a 667, since last... 2,518 Views / 21 Replies  
well, i've had my tibook, a 667, since last January- up until a few months ago i was feeling like i had dodged a bullet because the paint was in perfect condition. now it is looking all bubbly, etc....
Posted by sproutsie, on Nov 3, 2002 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ahhhhh....now i see my error...thanks! that... 581 Views / 9 Replies  
ahhhhh....now i see my error...thanks! that seems like a stupid thing, though- maybe they should change that.

thanks,
susan
Posted by sproutsie, on Oct 14, 2002 at 07:05 PM, in macOS
stupid software update grrrr 581 Views / 9 Replies  
hey- i have been trying to ignore this problem, but thought i'd ask if anyone has a solution to it, because it bugs me. software update keeps telling me i haven't updated itunes, which is a horrible...
Posted by sproutsie, on Oct 14, 2002 at 05:53 PM, in macOS
ram ram ram!!! 976 Views / 14 Replies  
well, i have a 667 combo-drive with a 48gb hard drive- I got it with one 512mg in the lower slot so i could upgrade later on when ram was cheaper. i just did that with another 512 and hola: it is...
Posted by sproutsie, on Sep 18, 2002 at 11:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, here is the update. I fiddled around with... 1,007 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, here is the update. I fiddled around with everything, checked the scsi stuff, and took a jumper off the Seagate that looked suspicious (it had to do with what Buchrob talks about, now that I...
Posted by sproutsie, on Jun 11, 2002 at 05:43 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Well, the cd drive turned out to be the least of... 848 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, the cd drive turned out to be the least of my problems! It works great, as opposed to the rest of the thing, including my borrowed monitor, which likes to switch in between normal and sickly...
Posted by sproutsie, on Jun 9, 2002 at 02:13 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hi- thanks so much for all of the help. To... 1,007 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi- thanks so much for all of the help. To answer a few questions- the drive that came with the 7500 is a Quantum, and its ID was set at 1 from the start, while the Seagate drive is set at 0- I...
Posted by sproutsie, on Jun 9, 2002 at 02:11 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Unfortunately, the 1 gig drive was going to be... 1,007 Views / 9 Replies  
Unfortunately, the 1 gig drive was going to be getting a new OS when I re-booted- I had wiped it because I wanted a clean start and the bigger drive was functioning great (or so I thought). Both...
Posted by sproutsie, on Jun 7, 2002 at 11:11 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
blinking question mark of horror!!!! 1,007 Views / 9 Replies  
ok, here is my story...

I have a 7500 upgraded with a 500mghz G3 upgrade card, 300-something of ram, a USB PCI card, and OS 9.1

It has two hard drives, the 1 gb one that came with it when I got...
Posted by sproutsie, on Jun 6, 2002 at 09:48 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
No, I checked Appletalk, and it wasn't hogging... 770 Views / 2 Replies  
No, I checked Appletalk, and it wasn't hogging the serial port. But now I have larger problems, since my main hard drive no longer shows up (I have to boot from a CD because I get the blinking...
Posted by sproutsie, on Jun 6, 2002 at 09:32 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Aughh!! No modem on 7500!! 770 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi- ok, I have a 7500 with a G3 500 mghz upgrade, running OS 9.1, with 300-something amount of ram. This all works fine, apparently. However, I have one very annoying problem. I was running OS 8.5,...
Posted by sproutsie, on Jun 1, 2002 at 09:47 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
"new" cd drive in 7500 848 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi- I have a G3'd 7500, on which I want to install OS 9, but the cruddy old cd drove that came with it is broken, so I can't load any new programs or OS's. I have a new one on the way and have a...
Posted by sproutsie, on May 31, 2002 at 09:38 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
well, thanks for all of the peptalks- i have no... 1,027 Views / 29 Replies  
well, thanks for all of the peptalks- i have no qualms about trying os x- if it doesn't run well, screw it. but if it does, then happy for me. i am eyeing a sonnet pci 500 g3 upgrade that seems to...
Posted by sproutsie, on May 6, 2002 at 05:27 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
os x cds specific to original computer? 322 Views / 5 Replies  
ok, this may be a dumb question, but i would like to know if i can use the os x cds that came with my tibook to install os x on a power mac. i guess what i am asking is if using those cds will give...
Posted by sproutsie, on May 3, 2002 at 11:01 AM, in macOS
well, which is it? i keep getting contradictory... 1,027 Views / 29 Replies  
well, which is it? i keep getting contradictory info on os x and older macs- some say it wont be fast enough to warrent using it, others say it is fine. it isn't crucial, i guess, but i am curious...
Posted by sproutsie, on May 2, 2002 at 09:19 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
thanks for the info- i will try it out! 1,027 Views / 29 Replies  
thanks for the info- i will try it out!
Posted by sproutsie, on May 2, 2002 at 04:14 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
7500 to G3? 1,027 Views / 29 Replies  
I am wondering it if is worth it to buy a cheapo PCI G3 upgrade to plug into my 7500 (OWC has a Powerlogix one for 100 bucks). Will I be able to run OSX on it? I was looking at performance...
Posted by sproutsie, on May 2, 2002 at 12:08 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
oh, embarrassing- yes, you are right. i put them... 678 Views / 3 Replies  
oh, embarrassing- yes, you are right. i put them in one way and they fit, and then i thought i had switched one around, but it was the old ram, which is why one side looked different from the other....
Posted by sproutsie, on Apr 25, 2002 at 12:33 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
ram in 7500 678 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi- this is sort of a stupid question, but if I am adding ram to my 7500, does it matter which way the ram faces? It seems to go in fine no matter which direction I have it, but I am not sure...
Posted by sproutsie, on Apr 24, 2002 at 12:28 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
i have a 7500 with a 604 processor on the way- i... 2,096 Views / 55 Replies  
i have a 7500 with a 604 processor on the way- i have already scavenged around for all sorts of extra crap to throw into it. my other supercomputer is a 667 tibook, 48 gig, 768 ram combo drive honey...
Posted by sproutsie, on Apr 18, 2002 at 12:52 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Thanks to everyone for all of the info, which... 703 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks to everyone for all of the info, which (conveniently) seems to give me the same advice (versus when one asks a questions and gets eighteen dissimilar views).

I have been upgrading my...
Posted by sproutsie, on Apr 12, 2002 at 12:11 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
what os on souped-up 7500? 703 Views / 4 Replies  
I just bought a 7500 with an upgraded processor (604) for an incredibly low price (self-satisfied snicker). anyway, i need it to run on my desk next to my lovely and talented tibook, which...
Posted by sproutsie, on Apr 11, 2002 at 12:19 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
actually, i thought this was one of the only... 516 Views / 7 Replies  
actually, i thought this was one of the only discussions that wasn't plugged up with ignorant crap yet. it doesn't look like it will be, either because it isn't sound-bite-ish enough. as in, "gore...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 16, 2002 at 05:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
so are you suggesting that they need to be split... 516 Views / 7 Replies  
so are you suggesting that they need to be split up to limit their power? what about japan? even if you factor in their recent economic dive, they are still huge- geographical strength is, especially...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 14, 2002 at 12:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
unfair! i sort of stuck up for my kind....i have... 475 Views / 29 Replies  
unfair! i sort of stuck up for my kind....i have had bad profs before, and i have had excellent ones. my point was that if you don't talk to your teachers about this stuff, they wont know there is a...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 14, 2002 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
unfair! i sort of stuck up for my kind....i have... 507 Views / 29 Replies  
unfair! i sort of stuck up for my kind....i have had bad profs before, and i have had excellent ones. my point was that if you don't talk to your teachers about this stuff, they wont know there is a...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 14, 2002 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
unfair! i sort of stuck up for my kind....i have... 1,037 Views / 29 Replies  
unfair! i sort of stuck up for my kind....i have had bad profs before, and i have had excellent ones. my point was that if you don't talk to your teachers about this stuff, they wont know there is a...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 14, 2002 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
unfair! i sort of stuck up for my kind....i have... 444 Views / 29 Replies  
unfair! i sort of stuck up for my kind....i have had bad profs before, and i have had excellent ones. my point was that if you don't talk to your teachers about this stuff, they wont know there is a...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 14, 2002 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
unfair! i sort of stuck up for my kind....i have... 427 Views / 29 Replies  
unfair! i sort of stuck up for my kind....i have had bad profs before, and i have had excellent ones. my point was that if you don't talk to your teachers about this stuff, they wont know there is a...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 14, 2002 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
not to sound like a boring ass, but from the... 444 Views / 29 Replies  
not to sound like a boring ass, but from the instructor side of things, sometimes the prof is not good at teaching, and sometimes he or she just doesn't know there is a problem. i am an a.b.d. poli...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 13, 2002 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
not to sound like a boring ass, but from the... 427 Views / 29 Replies  
not to sound like a boring ass, but from the instructor side of things, sometimes the prof is not good at teaching, and sometimes he or she just doesn't know there is a problem. i am an a.b.d. poli...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 13, 2002 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
not to sound like a boring ass, but from the... 507 Views / 29 Replies  
not to sound like a boring ass, but from the instructor side of things, sometimes the prof is not good at teaching, and sometimes he or she just doesn't know there is a problem. i am an a.b.d. poli...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 13, 2002 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
not to sound like a boring ass, but from the... 475 Views / 29 Replies  
not to sound like a boring ass, but from the instructor side of things, sometimes the prof is not good at teaching, and sometimes he or she just doesn't know there is a problem. i am an a.b.d. poli...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 13, 2002 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
not to sound like a boring ass, but from the... 1,037 Views / 29 Replies  
not to sound like a boring ass, but from the instructor side of things, sometimes the prof is not good at teaching, and sometimes he or she just doesn't know there is a problem. i am an a.b.d. poli...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 13, 2002 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
soylent green is people....it's... 2,661 Views / 191 Replies  
soylent green is people....it's people......arghhh!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 11, 2002 at 12:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
oooh- dr. shrinker, dr. shrinker- man with an... 2,661 Views / 191 Replies  
oooh- dr. shrinker, dr. shrinker- man with an evil mind!

my sister and i used to play electro woman and dyna girl. remember the show with the evil electric guitar?

hoo hoo!
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 11, 2002 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
it's because pb users are a bunch of whingers who... 440 Views / 15 Replies  
it's because pb users are a bunch of whingers who want the speed of a desktop without the size. i know, because i am one of them. if you want a laugh, go over to the powerbook thread sometime and...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 11, 2002 at 12:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
well, i have used my wallstreet in southern... 492 Views / 10 Replies  
well, i have used my wallstreet in southern africa and europe with no problems (as still does my ex-pat german housemate who now l,ives in namibia), and i plan to use my tibook there, too. if the...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 11, 2002 at 12:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i am not having trouble installing the value... 351 Views / 7 Replies  
i am not having trouble installing the value pack- it's installed. i think the trouble is that some of the old crud in the value pack (such as file converters) is not osx -usable, since the...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 7, 2002 at 12:27 AM, in Applications
well, without much hope i put in a support... 351 Views / 7 Replies  
well, without much hope i put in a support request to microsoft and actually got a prompt, reasonable answer- like Q said, save it as RTF. i feel dumb for not thinking of this beforehand. according...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 6, 2002 at 09:03 AM, in Applications
Office X file converters? 351 Views / 7 Replies  
I just installed Office X, which seems to work fine, except that when I tried to install the file converters, which come in the Office value pack thingy, I couldn't figure out how to do it in OSX. ...
Posted by sproutsie, on Feb 5, 2002 at 06:36 AM, in Applications
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