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Re: PB 764 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for all the input. I think if it was me I would go Powerbook (like everybody else here), however, the chances of the DVI port ever being used are approximately none, and my wife had another...
Posted by msykes, on Feb 4, 2005 at 11:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Another "Which Should I Buy?" 12" iBook (899$) vs. 12" Powerbook (1189$) 764 Views / 7 Replies  
Okay, so I'm buying a new Laptop for my wife. She is still using my Lombard 333Mhz, and it really has to go. Right now we are looking at two options:

1. iBook 12" from Amazon.com, 899$ after...
Posted by msykes, on Feb 3, 2005 at 07:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To answer the original question, there are very... 1,074 Views / 14 Replies  
To answer the original question, there are very few PW's which do not require one and/or both of the expansions. There are a handful out there, but I think you will have to be lucky if one of them...
Posted by msykes, on Jul 26, 2004 at 03:52 PM, in Gaming
Re: Re: watching tv on a ti powerbook? 1,585 Views / 14 Replies  
You can hack your tivo to add an 802.11b card, and then connect to it and view it's hard drive on your mac (www.tivofaq.com). I suppose once you have connected to the TiVo's hard drive, you coudl...
Posted by msykes, on Feb 9, 2004 at 07:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can I confess that I really don't have a clue... 428 Views / 3 Replies  
Can I confess that I really don't have a clue what a reasonable offer is? I tried to look on eBay and elsewhere, but couldn't find any of these for sale.

Maybe in the 30$ range + shipping, I...
Posted by msykes, on Feb 2, 2004 at 06:18 PM, in Marketplace
FS: WWDC 2003 Laptop/Messenger Bag 428 Views / 3 Replies  
As per the subject, I have a WWDC 2003 Laptop/Messenger bag for sale. It's the same one that's pictured here:

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/redlightrunner/a1652.html

I can provide digital images...
Posted by msykes, on Feb 2, 2004 at 04:30 PM, in Marketplace
Hadn't heard of Oki before actually, I will add... 554 Views / 6 Replies  
Hadn't heard of Oki before actually, I will add it to the list. Also that led me to QMS, any reports on those? Their 3100dn for 1999 would also fit the bill.

The Dell also advertises Postscript...
Posted by msykes, on Jan 23, 2004 at 01:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the suggestion, though unfortunately... 554 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the suggestion, though unfortunately that one looks even pricier than the HP. HP has a bit of a foothold (we already own an HP, and several surrounding labs do as well), so one will have...
Posted by msykes, on Jan 22, 2004 at 08:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Color Duplex Laser Printer 554 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi Everyone,

I did a search but didn't find a whole lot of information on color duplex laser printers (ie print on both sides). We are about ready to upgrade in our lab from an again HP laserjet,...
Posted by msykes, on Jan 21, 2004 at 06:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think I've got a new record for this thread... ... 40,762 Views / 290 Replies  
I think I've got a new record for this thread...

({"Capacity"=998,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=996,"Voltage"=16624,"Flags"=838860805})

Yep, that's a whopping 998. This is a 1.5 year old Ti800DVI,...
Posted by msykes, on Nov 7, 2003 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The only other thing that bears mentioning is... 1,107 Views / 10 Replies  
The only other thing that bears mentioning is that the behaviour where it remains at the grey screen, then boots a "second" time is normal. The OS scans the disk for errors after a hard reboot, then...
Posted by msykes, on Jul 8, 2003 at 12:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Refurbish a powerbook? 687 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm not sure, but I have a feeling you are out of luck. Refurbished products don't tend to be ones that have gone through that much abuse. They are slightly used, and have been checked out to make...
Posted by msykes, on May 20, 2003 at 05:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I'd avoid buying a revision A if I could,... 654 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah, I'd avoid buying a revision A if I could, but I wouldn't use the word "never".

One thing, should we really consider the 15" a revision A? Since the 12" and 17" will have been out for...
Posted by msykes, on May 15, 2003 at 06:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The game may run fine, but I'd say this is one... 1,439 Views / 15 Replies  
The game may run fine, but I'd say this is one time where it definitely can't hurt to wait until the next revision. Gaming is one of the most taxing things you can do with a computer, so I'd...
Posted by msykes, on May 14, 2003 at 04:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Re: Buying Advice--1Ghz 15" PB for $1,799 1,229 Views / 25 Replies  
Definitely go for it, my university (Stanford) has run the same deal recently, might be having it at the moment as well. If anything, I think you are safer with a 15" rather than a 12" or a 17". ...
Posted by msykes, on May 14, 2003 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: PB's Made By 3rd Parties. Is it a bad thing? 617 Views / 7 Replies  
I wouldn't be worried about this at all personally. That's not to say that Apple powerbooks have 100% flawless quality control, but I don't think that contracting out production to 3rd parties is...
Posted by msykes, on Apr 26, 2003 at 12:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Laptops that work in the sun 822 Views / 8 Replies  
http://www.coolshield.com/

Saw these guys at MacWorld this year, really friendly at the booth. Not sure exactly how effective they are since I didn't have a chance to try them outdoors.
Posted by msykes, on Apr 14, 2003 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I wonder... don't mountain climbers take laptops... 1,984 Views / 18 Replies  
I wonder... don't mountain climbers take laptops up with them? I'm not saying the quoted values aren't a good thing to try to follow, but I'm fairly sure the powerbooks won't *all* break...
Posted by msykes, on Apr 11, 2003 at 06:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is there some way you could modularize Meteo? ... 7,289 Views / 249 Replies  
Is there some way you could modularize Meteo? Split it up into basically two parts, the main program, and then accessory programs/modules/plugins/whatever you want to call them which are responsible...
Posted by msykes, on Apr 7, 2003 at 07:53 PM, in Applications
Re: Aluminum form fitting slim carry case? 653 Views / 5 Replies  
I think the company was Century Global... I saw some of the cases at MacWorld in January and they were pretty cool. Found this link in my bookmarks...
...
Posted by msykes, on Apr 7, 2003 at 04:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Just a Though about overclocking Apples 592 Views / 6 Replies  
Some of the older iBooks could be bumped up (from 600 to 700 MHz I think) via use of the CHUD tools (software development tools).

Later CHUD versions removed this ability.

I would say that...
Posted by msykes, on Apr 7, 2003 at 04:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: no cursor dropshadow, fonts not showing up properly- help! 425 Views / 1 Replies  
If you really did a complete reinstall not sure how you could carry over bad prefs, but anythign is possible.

The lack of cursor dropshadow does seem to be a quartz extreme issue, at least that's...
Posted by msykes, on Apr 4, 2003 at 04:27 PM, in macOS
I didn't think you had to run OSX Server to run... 894 Views / 13 Replies  
I didn't think you had to run OSX Server to run QTSS. I don't think QTSS is "supported" under normal versions of OSX, but I'm pretty sure I've installed it before and it worked just fine.
Posted by msykes, on Apr 4, 2003 at 04:22 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Dual Proc. 17" in 2004........... 1,047 Views / 17 Replies  
Dual processors in powerbooks have been rumored (mostly on macosrumors.com) ever since the original generation os Titaniums. I even made a parody of this myself once.
...
Posted by msykes, on Apr 4, 2003 at 04:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't count on it. Apple always seems to have a... 1,918 Views / 23 Replies  
Don't count on it. Apple always seems to have a reserve of older models on hand for warranty replacements. Besides, it tends to take quite a bit of malfunctioning, and quite a few trips to the...
Posted by msykes, on Apr 3, 2003 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Powerbook lover FORCED to buy PC laptop - Need advice 2,513 Views / 51 Replies  
Around my lab (computational biology), most of the people with PC laptops have Dells, but most of the people with Dells wish they could have afforded an IBM. Those seem to be the two top choices.
...
Posted by msykes, on Apr 3, 2003 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: New iMac 1ghz - should I go with 10.2.4?? 817 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah, that's a tough question to answer. Personally with my laptop I always upgrade to the new systems whenever they are releases. So far so good (knock on wood!). However, you can certainly make...
Posted by msykes, on Apr 1, 2003 at 12:45 PM, in Applications
Glad that Photoshop is working for you. However... 674 Views / 11 Replies  
Glad that Photoshop is working for you. However for those who don't own it, Graphic Converter can definitely do batch processing like this, actually it's batch features are it's most powerful yet...
Posted by msykes, on Apr 1, 2003 at 12:40 PM, in Applications
One more vote for windsock, the windmill is just... 7,289 Views / 249 Replies  
One more vote for windsock, the windmill is just too small and cramped in the Menubar I think (it looks much better in the dock version).
Posted by msykes, on Mar 27, 2003 at 02:08 PM, in Applications
Re: G3 Powerbook and USB PC Cardbus 392 Views / 2 Replies  
Does the powerbook sleep fine when the card is in, but not the Zip drive? If so, I would just unplug the zip before sleeping, USB is hot-swappable and this shouldn't be a problem, though it is a...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 26, 2003 at 01:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
:-) Yeah, I think that you need a utility since... 699 Views / 5 Replies  
:-) Yeah, I think that you need a utility since Apple has purposely blocked transferring mp3 files from the iPod to the computer. This is of course in order to make it slighly more difficult to...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 26, 2003 at 12:56 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: I always sleep when I'm not using it for awhile,... 1,343 Views / 25 Replies  
I always sleep when I'm not using it for awhile, I never turn it off. Actually, in the year since I've owned my TiBook, I don't think it's really truly been off even once, unless you count that...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 26, 2003 at 12:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I *highly* recommend Maelstrom. It used to be... 621 Views / 8 Replies  
I *highly* recommend Maelstrom. It used to be developed by Ambrosia (who you have already been pointed to), but has now been released under the GPL, and even features network play (which I've never...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 26, 2003 at 12:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: FS: ADS Pyro 1394 Webcam 400 Views / 2 Replies  
Emphasis on the *or best offer* part. Surely someone out there must want a firewire webcam?
Posted by msykes, on Mar 26, 2003 at 12:46 AM, in Marketplace
Re: WTB: iMac Mezzanine Slot 8MB Voodoo 2 Game Wizard 509 Views / 2 Replies  
Boy does this bring back memories! I remember paying about 150$ for one of those things used, awhile after the company had folded. It kicked butt too at the time, the iMac really shined in...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 26, 2003 at 12:45 AM, in Marketplace
Re: Re: Marketing an application question 754 Views / 23 Replies  
I have to echo the feelings of others here that the problem might just be a small target audience. If anything, Mac labs are probably the last thing to convert to OSX, far after an individual would,...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 26, 2003 at 12:37 AM, in Applications
My issue with the number of days forecasted seems... 7,289 Views / 249 Replies  
My issue with the number of days forecasted seems to be gone with the latest release.

I almost hate to do this, but I have a feature possibility/suggestion/request that I thought I'd throw out...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 25, 2003 at 03:07 PM, in Applications
Yeah, I'm sure... I'm using Weather.com, right... 7,289 Views / 249 Replies  
Yeah, I'm sure... I'm using Weather.com, right now I have it set for 3 days, it's Monday, and I have forecasts through until Sunday. I'll try the latest beta as soon as I get back to work tomorrow,...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 25, 2003 at 12:57 AM, in Applications
Okay, I've downloaded the latest beta, hopefully... 7,289 Views / 249 Replies  
Okay, I've downloaded the latest beta, hopefully this will fix my menu freeze. I'm going to leave the Canadian cities off for now just in case they were the problem.

Am I the only one have...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 24, 2003 at 03:01 PM, in Applications
Secretary sounds like a good idea! If I were you... 7,289 Views / 249 Replies  
Secretary sounds like a good idea! If I were you I would just send them directly to this thread, it would probably answer a lot of people's questions, you could have a pre-written email waiting to...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 22, 2003 at 08:28 PM, in Applications
FS: ADS Pyro 1394 Webcam 400 Views / 2 Replies  
??? Hmmm, either Safari or MacNN seems to have nuked the actual content of my post, so I'll try again.

I have a great condition ADS Tech Firewire webcam for sale. Comes with the IOXperts driver...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 21, 2003 at 05:43 PM, in Marketplace
Hey, I had pretty similar results over here on... 7,289 Views / 249 Replies  
Hey, I had pretty similar results over here on the other side of the Bay at Stanford. The cloudy all day thing is definitely an issue with Wunderground (I set up Menlo Park on a couple different...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 19, 2003 at 04:58 PM, in Applications
Indeed it does, I've used CGI to generate PNG... 611 Views / 4 Replies  
Indeed it does, I've used CGI to generate PNG images on the fly, and they display fine in IE5 under OSX.

I do however seem to recall that if you try to display the image "bare" (ie not as part of...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 17, 2003 at 06:15 PM, in Applications
Re: PB 180 - Grey Screen and Nothing More 414 Views / 2 Replies  
My only thought is to try to contact a place like http://www.powerbookmedic.com/ or the like, who might have more experience repairing old powerbooks than those of us here on the forums.

If I had...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 13, 2003 at 04:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know, there's something special about the... 907 Views / 7 Replies  
I don't know, there's something special about the cube!

In any case, Applecare is definitely not a good way to get a new machine in a couple years for free. Even in the rare cases where you get...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 13, 2003 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have to say, the new Centrino's do look nice. ... 2,738 Views / 61 Replies  
I have to say, the new Centrino's do look nice. I'm in the middle of trying to decide if I should get my girlfriend to switch and get an Apple, or let her stick with the PC crowd. Its' going to...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 13, 2003 at 03:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmmm, I think I can get my hands on a copy of... 533 Views / 5 Replies  
Hmmm, I think I can get my hands on a copy of Photoshop from some friends to play with, so I'll give it a look.

I don't know why, I just really prefer shareware apps for some reason, price...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 11, 2003 at 09:36 PM, in Applications
Drawing Program that is *Not* Vector-Based? 533 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi Everyone,

I've been searching for quite awhile now for a simple drawing program that has 2 basic features:

1. Wacom tablet support, where pressure sensitivity would relate to line width
...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 11, 2003 at 08:15 PM, in Applications
Re: Re: Do 867 and 1GHz Models Have the Paint Problem? 538 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't have any personal experience, but all of the information I've read in the last few months suggests the problem has more or less been fixed. I would not let fears of paint peeling prevent you...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 10, 2003 at 05:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree, when you use terminal a lot Terminal.app... 1,001 Views / 20 Replies  
I agree, when you use terminal a lot Terminal.app and 1 desktop can be very limiting.

I like iTerm, but it has a couple of quirks (one of them that the cursor would often "flash" in the wrong...
Posted by msykes, on Mar 6, 2003 at 12:50 PM, in Applications
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