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You also may want to check out Adium... 730 Views / 10 Replies  
You also may want to check out Adium (adiumx.com). They have a tabbed message viewing window, which I love. My desktop is cluttered enough as it is...
Posted by xylon, on Mar 8, 2006 at 07:52 PM, in Applications
Hmm, you've got a laundry list of problems there.... 645 Views / 5 Replies  
Hmm, you've got a laundry list of problems there. First off, did you let your bidders know about these problems? Would not be kosher to slip them a PB with a junk logic board.

Addressing the...
Posted by xylon, on Mar 5, 2006 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What could've caused this? 360 Views / 0 Replies  
The hard drive in my 17" 1st gen died a few weeks back. After replacing it (with the new Seagate Momentus 160GB drive) and reinstalling I started to burn off some DVDs of pictures I've taken. I...
Posted by xylon, on Mar 5, 2006 at 01:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
hit submit by accident... My bad. Anyways,... 692 Views / 3 Replies  
hit submit by accident... My bad.

Anyways, I was wondering how to access the various hardware (optical drive, HD) through Terminal. Specifically I'm trying to get at the S.M.A.R.T. parameters...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 15, 2006 at 06:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Accessing Hardware Through Terminal 692 Views / 3 Replies  
I've
Posted by xylon, on Feb 15, 2006 at 06:30 PM, in Mac OS X
HD Replacement Seagate 5400.2 vs 5400.3 732 Views / 1 Replies  
So, the drive in my 17" 1Ghz PowerSlab has failed (S.M.A.R.T. kind of missed this one) and I need to get a new drive posthaste. I've searched through this forum and read up on everyone's reviews of...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 11, 2006 at 12:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My roommate got some adderall, gave me a pill the... 2,317 Views / 91 Replies  
My roommate got some adderall, gave me a pill the day before two finals. Studied like a madman, 10 hours straight. I don't like abusing drugs, but man, that little jerk helped a ton.
Posted by xylon, on May 10, 2004 at 01:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the replies guys. 1. I did reset... 3,675 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the replies guys.

1. I did reset the PRAM, about 4 or 5 times. No go.

2. I also ran fsck, disk comes up with no problems.

I've run through pretty much all the standard...
Posted by xylon, on May 9, 2004 at 02:56 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm not sure if you're joking... Going overboard... 900 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm not sure if you're joking... Going overboard with Flash can be just as bad as not having it.

I agree with heresiarh though. A good, clean design can do wonders, even if you haven't got much...
Posted by xylon, on May 7, 2004 at 04:59 PM, in Developer Center
OSX not booting... 3,675 Views / 7 Replies  
So the other day one of the machines in my office died. It gets to the grey screen with the Apple logo and the spinning logo and no further. It'll sit there in that state until someone turns it...
Posted by xylon, on May 7, 2004 at 04:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Check out shure... 790 Views / 7 Replies  
Check out shure (http://www.shure.com/earphones/index.asp) as well. They're supposed to have better sound than the Sony's. Course, they are more expensive ($500 for the top of the line).

I had...
Posted by xylon, on May 7, 2004 at 04:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Godaddy creates a secure connection for you to... 990 Views / 17 Replies  
Godaddy creates a secure connection for you to browse their site. Kind of a pain if you don't have the certificates that your browser needs to prove to itself that Godaddy is an a-okay secure...
Posted by xylon, on Apr 30, 2004 at 02:51 PM, in Developer Center
Ryju, do you think you could explain your steps... 1,024 Views / 5 Replies  
Ryju, do you think you could explain your steps in a bit o' detail? I've always been offput by iMove's text rendering. How exactly did you get it to de-artifact? Are you using QuickTime Pro?
Posted by xylon, on Apr 30, 2004 at 02:41 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
My 5 gigger pumps out music for a solid 11 hours,... 596 Views / 11 Replies  
My 5 gigger pumps out music for a solid 11 hours, which is perfect for all the studying I'm going to be doing for finals. Sigh, a bittersweet victory.
Posted by xylon, on Apr 28, 2004 at 04:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bingo, PG hit it on the nose. Just thought I'd... 990 Views / 17 Replies  
Bingo, PG hit it on the nose. Just thought I'd chime in though and give you a good hoster in case you were looking for one. I use DreamHost and have been very satisfied. Clean layout for the...
Posted by xylon, on Apr 28, 2004 at 04:29 PM, in Developer Center
Re: Hmmm, interesting... 1,478 Views / 18 Replies  
Check your processes. Something may be running in the background that's eating your processor. For example, I had a printer driver that was destroying my processor (killed gameplay in UT2003). ...
Posted by xylon, on Apr 27, 2004 at 02:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm only a few steps ahead of you, but I think I... 404 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm only a few steps ahead of you, but I think I might be able to give you some insight I've picked up along the way.

PHP and MySQL are a great mix for people getting started in dynamic web...
Posted by xylon, on Apr 22, 2004 at 03:23 PM, in Developer Center
You can easily fit a Word document and a Web... 648 Views / 5 Replies  
You can easily fit a Word document and a Web Browser window on a 17" screen. I have a 17" and have found that I can fit 3 (with a bit of resizing) Word documents on my screen. Handy when editing.
...
Posted by xylon, on Apr 20, 2004 at 01:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My drive is so quiet (and my surroundings so... 504 Views / 3 Replies  
My drive is so quiet (and my surroundings so noisy) that I can't tell whether or not my hard drive is going to sleep. My best guess, however, is that it isn't, since there seems to be no lag when I...
Posted by xylon, on Apr 19, 2004 at 02:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is that a bad thing? 4,344 Views / 34 Replies  
Is that a bad thing?
Posted by xylon, on Apr 15, 2004 at 03:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: Help me choose - keep Porsche or sell for Acura RSX Type-S? 825 Views / 28 Replies  
I concur. 200 HP @ $25K or something in a car that small? Yikes. Went out and test drove one with my dad. Definitely a fun car.

In my opinion, go out there and test drive as many cars as you...
Posted by xylon, on Mar 17, 2004 at 03:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Shoot below the waist and it's not attempted... 2,194 Views / 131 Replies  
Shoot below the waist and it's not attempted murder. Thank you Chapelle show.

Seriously though, I know the feeling, perhaps even to a greater degree. Some guy broke into our house and ripped us...
Posted by xylon, on Mar 17, 2004 at 03:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That bike is absolutely sick. I saw it once... 76,025 Views / 1,466 Replies  
That bike is absolutely sick. I saw it once somewhere and have been trying to find it since. Didn't realize it was Choppers Inc.

GameDog, you are one lucky puppy.
Posted by xylon, on Mar 17, 2004 at 03:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Pretty cool exhibit. And that gif...I... 468 Views / 8 Replies  
Pretty cool exhibit.

And that gif...I thought it was Super Mario Bros. and couldn't figure out the connection.
Posted by xylon, on Mar 17, 2004 at 03:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not really as pointless as it may seem. I have... 1,164 Views / 13 Replies  
Not really as pointless as it may seem. I have two batteries for when I travel. I charge dead batteries when I have layovers and I normally don't get a full charge. So I end up with batteries with...
Posted by xylon, on Mar 17, 2004 at 02:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
10.3.3: Return of the Sizzle? 796 Views / 3 Replies  
Upgraded to 10.3.3 last night and have found that the sizzle is back on my 17" Rev A. I at first thought it was my horrible printer driver (freaking Lexmark), but after checking and rechecking I've...
Posted by xylon, on Mar 16, 2004 at 11:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I was waiting to hear it. The first thing... 1,262 Views / 36 Replies  
I was waiting to hear it.

The first thing you did, runejoha, was try to insult us because your trivial question wasn't answered. Not a good way to get a lot of sympathy if you haven't figure that...
Posted by xylon, on Mar 2, 2004 at 11:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Precisely. The lighting and composition are... 709 Views / 9 Replies  
Precisely. The lighting and composition are fantastic. Getting a membership so I can vote.
Posted by xylon, on Feb 28, 2004 at 12:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ahh, that's what I like to hear. I hadn't ever... 618 Views / 6 Replies  
Ahh, that's what I like to hear. I hadn't ever heard of an Apache buffer overflow, but I figured I'd ask those who knew more than I.

Thanks for all the replies.
Posted by xylon, on Feb 27, 2004 at 10:21 PM, in Developer Center
Theres a program out there called Webalizer. I... 458 Views / 3 Replies  
Theres a program out there called Webalizer. I downloaded it and couldn't figure out how to install it (takes a bit of Unix savvy). However, I've only heard good things about it. I just haven't...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 26, 2004 at 04:35 PM, in Developer Center
Yeah, that was my impression. I restarted the... 618 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah, that was my impression. I restarted the machine pretty much right after I saw that in my log (just happened to be browsing it a minute or two after that entry was made) and threw up the...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 25, 2004 at 08:12 PM, in Developer Center
Re: Re: What's this error_log entry? 618 Views / 6 Replies  
Just started seeing those yesterday, haven't seen anything else like it since. Haven't installed any new software...I ran software update not too long ago though. Can't figure out what it is.
...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 24, 2004 at 09:25 PM, in Developer Center
What's this error_log entry? 618 Views / 6 Replies  
I was just checking my error_log and found:

[Wed Jul 5 07:45:09 2006] [notice] child pid 464 exit signal Bus error (10)
[Wed Jul 5 07:45:11 2006] [notice] child pid 462 exit signal Bus error...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 23, 2004 at 09:37 PM, in Developer Center
Different Speeds within DDR400 RAM 669 Views / 5 Replies  
In his Macdates, Anand points out the macs use the slowest DDR400 RAM. I don't get it. There are speed differences within RAM of a certain Mhz? Someone care to enlighten me?


Link to article...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 19, 2004 at 09:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Definitely sounds like your space bar has just... 628 Views / 6 Replies  
Definitely sounds like your space bar has just pooped out. They might have to replace the whole keyboard, but if you under warranty that ain't no thang.

Hey, while you're there, think you could...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 19, 2004 at 07:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Damn, just saw the other thread. What the... 559 Views / 6 Replies  
Damn, just saw the other thread.

What the hell is PithHelmet?
Posted by xylon, on Feb 18, 2004 at 06:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Talking ad? 559 Views / 6 Replies  
Anyone else going up the walls hearing, "Hi, my name is Tina and I'm going to show you how to speed up your computer," or whatever she says? I was confused as hell the first time I heard it as I...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 18, 2004 at 06:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Never saw it before.... That was ridiculously... 632 Views / 12 Replies  
Never saw it before.... That was ridiculously cool.
Posted by xylon, on Feb 17, 2004 at 08:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This always happens to me back home (up here at... 728 Views / 10 Replies  
This always happens to me back home (up here at college, my line is indestructible) and I feel your pain. Weird thing is though, when I'd call and find that there were service outages, they were...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 17, 2004 at 07:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow... Actually, it doesn't look too bad. I... 1,865 Views / 58 Replies  
Wow...

Actually, it doesn't look too bad. I expected much worse. I think the Bladrunnerish adjective applies nicely.

Good luck with the new tattoo.
Posted by xylon, on Feb 17, 2004 at 04:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I definitely think you'll see a higher... 1,234 Views / 36 Replies  
I definitely think you'll see a higher concentration of iPods on university campuses. Here at CMU, it's insane. White earbuds everywhere. At least two people have one in every single class I'm...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 15, 2004 at 07:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fired up the demo and was instantly addicted to... 4,798 Views / 125 Replies  
Fired up the demo and was instantly addicted to Onslaught and Assault modes. I guess I like having purpose in my life (both digital and real). I think the new modes are awesome and the vehicles are...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 15, 2004 at 07:09 PM, in Gaming
I can't say anything for sure since I'm no iCal... 359 Views / 1 Replies  
I can't say anything for sure since I'm no iCal expert. I have, however, noticed that iCal has some background processes running all the time (to set off alarms should you enable one in iCal, etc.)....
Posted by xylon, on Feb 15, 2004 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Where'd you guys download from. I can't seem to... 4,798 Views / 125 Replies  
Where'd you guys download from. I can't seem to find the mac download section on the UT website (www.unrealtournament.com) and I can't find any other download sites through google. I think I missed...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 13, 2004 at 05:03 PM, in Gaming
I've actually noticed that I've been unable to... 494 Views / 3 Replies  
I've actually noticed that I've been unable to connect to the master server (which sends you updates as well as lists of current servers). I don't know what's up with that. I haven't been on in a...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 13, 2004 at 05:01 PM, in Gaming
That was hiliarious. One of my coworkers also... 1,376 Views / 38 Replies  
That was hiliarious. One of my coworkers also found one where you swat the penguins with a baseball bat. The farther they go the better.
Posted by xylon, on Feb 13, 2004 at 03:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've found two places on my campus (in... 1,940 Views / 60 Replies  
I've found two places on my campus (in Pittsburgh, PA) that have iTunes Diet Pepsi's. Coke drinker normally, and I hate diet drinks, but I toughened up and bought two. Won once. Still trying to...
Posted by xylon, on Feb 11, 2004 at 03:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh God...I can't wait. Another UT to fuel my... 698 Views / 14 Replies  
Oh God...I can't wait. Another UT to fuel my addiction. Homework just took the backseat. Again.
Posted by xylon, on Feb 11, 2004 at 03:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: re civ 3 tips 839 Views / 11 Replies  
Awesome man!! Thanks a ton. I really shouldn't be playing though...way too much work.
Posted by xylon, on Feb 11, 2004 at 02:49 PM, in Gaming
I cannot, for the life of me, beat this game,... 839 Views / 11 Replies  
I cannot, for the life of me, beat this game, even on the easiest setting. I can't figure it out. You guys have any hints for a strategy newbie?
Posted by xylon, on Feb 8, 2004 at 06:40 PM, in Gaming
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