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Another advantage of FW is that if you get a... 1,055 Views / 40 Replies  
Another advantage of FW is that if you get a second ex HD (for Time Machine for example) you can daisy-chain them which I believe you cannot do with USB.
Posted by allblue, on Oct 12, 2007 at 11:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the info on the 2GB chips from... 1,016 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the info on the 2GB chips from Crucial. I know Apple have long extracted the urine when it comes to RAM prices, but this really takes the biscuit! I just specced up the following (in...
Posted by allblue, on Aug 10, 2007 at 07:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
Cupertino pickle 1,398 Views / 30 Replies  
The indications for the 'Mac focussed" event tomorrow are very strong for the long-awaited new iMac. Hurrah, about time I say, but Apple have a problem here. Thanks to the iPhone/Leopard delay they...
Posted by allblue, on Aug 6, 2007 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
I opened my Yahoo account five minutes after... 987 Views / 28 Replies  
I opened my Yahoo account five minutes after getting online nearly nine years ago, it's been my one consistent email address and so don't want to lose it. I've reconciled myself to having none of the...
Posted by allblue, on Jul 18, 2007 at 07:35 PM, in Applications
G4 iMac - a modest maintenance tip 388 Views / 1 Replies  
My trusty old machine (G4 800) keeps trundling away, but I had noticed of late that it was running a bit noisier than it had done at one time, with the fan seemingly running at full power...
Posted by allblue, on Jul 9, 2007 at 10:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
OK you seem to be a bit confused here. With Apple... 514 Views / 14 Replies  
OK you seem to be a bit confused here. With Apple the first number after the 10 (i.e 10.2) is a new version of the OS and they are paid upgrades - 10.2 to 10.3 to 10.4 and so on. The second number...
Posted by allblue, on Jul 8, 2007 at 06:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just to be different... I occasionally get a... 8,519 Views / 97 Replies  
Just to be different... I occasionally get a 'popping' sound - and I'm running 10.3.9 on a G4 iMac! It doesn't happen very often, when it does it is after starting up (i.e. it doesn't suddenly appear...
Posted by allblue, on Jul 3, 2007 at 12:05 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm not sure about this multi-touch screen idea.... 2,226 Views / 28 Replies  
I'm not sure about this multi-touch screen idea. Firstly the screens are very expensive - not so bad iPhone size, but a 24" touchscreen would cost more than the rest of the iMac. Until those prices...
Posted by allblue, on Jul 2, 2007 at 01:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't think it is a placebo Charles, my... 4,174 Views / 20 Replies  
I don't think it is a placebo Charles, my experience is that it does make a difference. The cache deleting you refer to is in the 'Cleaning' section, not the 'Maintenance' section, and having run it...
Posted by allblue, on Jun 28, 2007 at 05:24 AM, in Applications
It's not just the cron jobs that Onyx runs. I... 4,174 Views / 20 Replies  
It's not just the cron jobs that Onyx runs. I give my iMac pretty much the full maintenance sequence (optimising system, updating databases etc.) about once a month. I have thousands of files moving...
Posted by allblue, on Jun 27, 2007 at 05:55 PM, in Applications
For those that are interested 1.4.5 has now been... 740 Views / 10 Replies  
For those that are interested 1.4.5 has now been officially released:

Meteorologist 1.4.5 - Mac OS X - VersionTracker (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16142)

It has installed...
Posted by allblue, on Jun 26, 2007 at 08:35 PM, in Applications
I've never tried to rename 800 files using File... 1,103 Views / 19 Replies  
I've never tried to rename 800 files using File Sequencer (freeware), but it has always worked perfectly for me. Get it here:

File Sequencer 1.0 - Mac OS X - VersionTracker...
Posted by allblue, on Jun 25, 2007 at 05:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Ooh sorry Charles, getting a bit too technical... 4,072 Views / 127 Replies  
Ooh sorry Charles, getting a bit too technical for me there mate! Still, it gets my vote as the most beautiful application icon around! ;)
Posted by allblue, on May 12, 2007 at 03:15 PM, in Applications
Charles, if you go to their site Shiira Project... 4,072 Views / 127 Replies  
Charles, if you go to their site Shiira Project (http://shiira.jp/en) source code is available...
Posted by allblue, on May 12, 2007 at 02:37 PM, in Applications
Incidentally, Shiira 2.0 was released a couple of... 4,072 Views / 127 Replies  
Incidentally, Shiira 2.0 was released a couple of days ago:
Shiira 2.0 – Mac OS X – VersionTracker (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23619)
to rather mixed reviews at...
Posted by allblue, on May 12, 2007 at 02:01 PM, in Applications
It was actually the introduction of Safari that... 4,072 Views / 127 Replies  
It was actually the introduction of Safari that finally tipped me into upgrading my G3 iMac to my current G4 as the G3's 192 ram couldn't really handle OSX, hence I couldn't get Safari for it. I...
Posted by allblue, on May 10, 2007 at 02:02 PM, in Applications
I've not used this myself, but is this what... 509 Views / 3 Replies  
I've not used this myself, but is this what you're looking for?

DSWipe 1.0 – Mac OS X – VersionTracker (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23991)
Posted by allblue, on May 8, 2007 at 07:40 AM, in Applications
Thank you very much JB! Success! :thumbsup: I'm... 740 Views / 10 Replies  
Thank you very much JB! Success! :thumbsup: I'm not really a Terminal kinda guy (gives me the willies!) but by making the instructions idiot-proof I can now proudly inform you that it is 23˚ and...
Posted by allblue, on May 7, 2007 at 09:05 AM, in Applications
Thanks for the quick reply ed. I found the patch... 740 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks for the quick reply ed. I found the patch at MacUpdate (Fix Meteorologist 1.1 - MacUpdate (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24171/fix-meteorologist#descContainer_link)) but when I ran the...
Posted by allblue, on May 7, 2007 at 08:33 AM, in Applications
Meterologist - server down? 740 Views / 10 Replies  
I've had Meterologist 1.4.4 in my menubar for a while now (I was thrilled when I discovered that I could set it to my little town in Portugal!) but for the last week or so it has not been able to...
Posted by allblue, on May 7, 2007 at 07:44 AM, in Applications
Exactly the same for me! :D What a fantastic... 24,316 Views / 334 Replies  
Exactly the same for me! :D What a fantastic machine this has been, I use it every day, push it quite hard sometimes, although I do feel the lack of raw power in Photoshop. I treated myself to the...
Posted by allblue, on May 5, 2007 at 09:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
This happened to me with the previous security... 524 Views / 2 Replies  
This happened to me with the previous security update. I couldn't get to my mail at Yahoo, although it did start working again after a few days, so I assumed that it was a Yahoo issue, not a Safari...
Posted by allblue, on May 5, 2007 at 09:01 PM, in Applications
Or, if like me, Terminal is just too scarey for... 330 Views / 6 Replies  
Or, if like me, Terminal is just too scarey for you :eek: a piece of freeware called 'Print Window' seems to fit the bill:

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12161
Posted by allblue, on May 4, 2007 at 03:57 PM, in Applications
Software update? 625 Views / 9 Replies  
Software update?
Posted by allblue, on May 2, 2007 at 04:44 AM, in Mac OS X
Security update 2007-004 and Quicktime update released 625 Views / 9 Replies  
So it took Apple about ten days to fix the QuickTime vulnerability exposed in the 'Hack a Mac' contest, which seems fair enough. I'll be able to turn Java back on in Safari when it's done!
Posted by allblue, on May 1, 2007 at 07:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Hurrah!:D 1,743 Views / 19 Replies  
Hurrah!:D
Posted by allblue, on May 1, 2007 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have Camino in the dock next to Safari, but... 2,327 Views / 47 Replies  
I have Camino in the dock next to Safari, but only use it when I have to go to a https site as Safari (1.3.2) won't get to them now for some reason.
Posted by allblue, on May 1, 2007 at 12:08 PM, in Applications
[QUOTE=zro;3369878]Alternatively, you can install... 786 Views / 4 Replies  
[QUOTE=zro;3369878]Alternatively, you can install Perian and add the .FLV extension to the file to play in QuickTime. [QUOTE]

Unfortunately, thanks to the iPhone, I can't use Perian! It is 10.4...
Posted by allblue, on May 1, 2007 at 11:59 AM, in Applications
Thanks for the reply - you've solved the problem... 786 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the reply - you've solved the problem for me. What I meant earlier is that normally with a video file I just drop it on the MovieTime or VLC icon in the dock, and that starts the app up....
Posted by allblue, on May 1, 2007 at 05:27 AM, in Applications
How do I play a video file if it doesn't have a file extension? 786 Views / 4 Replies  
I think this is the appropriate forum...

Yesterday I came across a piece of news footage online that I want keep for reference. It has the YouTube logo on the bottom, although it was not hosted on...
Posted by allblue, on May 1, 2007 at 04:31 AM, in Applications
I agree with most of the sentiments in this... 519 Views / 16 Replies  
I agree with most of the sentiments in this thread - I just don't understand why there isn't some form of manual that comes with the computer. You wouldn't expect to buy a car, a TV, a VCR even an...
Posted by allblue, on Apr 30, 2007 at 08:41 AM, in Mac OS X
If the file (or folder) is highlighted in Finder,... 2,627 Views / 6 Replies  
If the file (or folder) is highlighted in Finder, command + delete puts it in the trash, then command + shift + delete empties the trash. That is not Secure Delete, which AFAIK has no keyboard...
Posted by allblue, on Apr 7, 2007 at 05:49 PM, in Mac OS X
The latest build does work OK with 10.3.9 ... 557 Views / 1 Replies  
The latest build does work OK with 10.3.9 because I have Skype 2.5.0.85 running on my on my G4 iMac running 10.3.9 without any problems - a perfectly smooth upgrade in fact - so it does work on PPC...
Posted by allblue, on Mar 29, 2007 at 03:21 PM, in Applications
Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean... 1,442 Views / 24 Replies  
Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not trying to get ya! :eek:
Posted by allblue, on Feb 28, 2007 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
... and Apple-tab-shift lets you move backwards... 556 Views / 11 Replies  
... and Apple-tab-shift lets you move backwards through open apps...
Posted by allblue, on Feb 28, 2007 at 06:35 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes Will C, it was zeroing the disk (as in Disk... 1,442 Views / 24 Replies  
Yes Will C, it was zeroing the disk (as in Disk Utility) I was thinking of. A couple of years ago I had a problem with a bad sector on the HD, and used that option before a clean reinstall. On the...
Posted by allblue, on Feb 28, 2007 at 04:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just as a matter of interest... If you reformat a... 1,442 Views / 24 Replies  
Just as a matter of interest... If you reformat a HD, ie set all the switches back to zero, how is it possible, forensically, to recover data from that? Is there some kind of magnetic memory hanging...
Posted by allblue, on Feb 27, 2007 at 08:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't know much about these things really... 4,067 Views / 10 Replies  
I don't know much about these things really (especially compared to some of the eggheads in this and other forums!) so I always enjoy passing on any bits I do know! :P Plus finding about being able...
Posted by allblue, on Feb 27, 2007 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
No quite lostjamie. There are two ram slots in... 4,067 Views / 10 Replies  
No quite lostjamie. There are two ram slots in the 17" G4 imac, only one of which is easily accessible. The second (spare in your case albarosa) is a simple snap-in accessible by removing the bottom...
Posted by allblue, on Feb 27, 2007 at 10:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
Slightly complicated answer I'm afraid...:hmm: ... 1,461 Views / 3 Replies  
Slightly complicated answer I'm afraid...:hmm:
Once upon a time there was a lovely bit of freeware called WireTap 1.0. It had a simple floating control panel, and would record any audio running...
Posted by allblue, on Feb 17, 2007 at 08:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Irrespective of Vista's merits as an OS (after... 3,669 Views / 36 Replies  
Irrespective of Vista's merits as an OS (after five years and a reported $10bn development it has to be at least half decent surely!) the EULA strikes me as extraordinary. When you activate the OS...
Posted by allblue, on Feb 13, 2007 at 01:24 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I always thought the rule was: 'i before e except... 3,513 Views / 73 Replies  
I always thought the rule was: 'i before e except when it isn't'!
Posted by allblue, on Dec 8, 2006 at 09:06 AM, in Mac OS X
Hello again! Just came across this today at... 557 Views / 6 Replies  
Hello again! Just came across this today at MacUpdate:

LoginManager 7.7 - MacUpdate (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10851)

That sounds more like it...
Posted by allblue, on Dec 8, 2006 at 08:55 AM, in Applications
Do you mean something that is a timer/countdown... 557 Views / 6 Replies  
Do you mean something that is a timer/countdown app? If so there are lots and lots...:)

Here's a quick selection I just got from VersionTracker:
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Posted by allblue, on Dec 5, 2006 at 11:30 AM, in Applications
Hello! I don't really know much about 3-D apps... 503 Views / 4 Replies  
Hello! I don't really know much about 3-D apps and have never tried to use any myself, but I've seen Blender, which is open source freeware, get good reviews. You can get it from this page:...
Posted by allblue, on Nov 30, 2006 at 04:29 PM, in Applications
Yes. It has a slider control (I keep mine set to... 545 Views / 10 Replies  
Yes. It has a slider control (I keep mine set to the lowest setting) with the option of mute if you prefer.

If you're not sure about System Preferences: you will find it in your Applications...
Posted by allblue, on Nov 30, 2006 at 08:08 AM, in Mac OS X
Only by muting the sound before shutting down.... 545 Views / 10 Replies  
Only by muting the sound before shutting down. You can do this from the keyboard or from the master volume control which is a slider sitting at the top right on the menu bar. It retains the setting...
Posted by allblue, on Nov 29, 2006 at 01:33 PM, in Mac OS X
I use a lovely little bit of freeware called... 2,550 Views / 66 Replies  
I use a lovely little bit of freeware called MovieTime:
Movie Time 0.4b7 - VersionTracker (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23196)
It sits in the dock, drop a movie file, or folder...
Posted by allblue, on Nov 29, 2006 at 01:26 PM, in Applications
I use this: StartupSound.prefPane 1.1b1 -... 545 Views / 10 Replies  
I use this:
StartupSound.prefPane 1.1b1 - VersionTracker (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23141)
It is a Prefernce Pane which you access through System Preferences - you get a...
Posted by allblue, on Nov 29, 2006 at 10:51 AM, in Mac OS X
Blimey! That's 16.8 kilojoules to the ounce! Very... 1,259 Views / 26 Replies  
Blimey! That's 16.8 kilojoules to the ounce! Very impressive!
Posted by allblue, on Nov 29, 2006 at 05:36 AM, in Mac OS X
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