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Where does the data actually reside with the... 3,071 Views / 48 Replies  
Where does the data actually reside with the symlinks, in the linked folder or in the linking folder? If I have "Folder A" on my HDD and make a link for it to "Folder A link" on the SSD, the data...
Posted by israces, on Feb 3, 2012 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So I used Pathfinder to make the symbolic links... 3,071 Views / 48 Replies  
So I used Pathfinder to make the symbolic links because I'm somewhat terminal adverse. I went to the files in the Users folder on the HDD and made symbolic links which made the link folders right...
Posted by israces, on Feb 3, 2012 at 12:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This is probably something basic that I should... 3,071 Views / 48 Replies  
This is probably something basic that I should know, but how do you do symbolic links? Also, I changed the advanced options in my account to point to the home folder on the HDD. Are you suggesting to...
Posted by israces, on Feb 2, 2012 at 03:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
After significant delay, I finally got around to... 3,071 Views / 48 Replies  
After significant delay, I finally got around to finishing this project. I did the 120GB OWC 3Gbps drive as part of the data doubler package thing and the external optical case. When deciding on the...
Posted by israces, on Feb 2, 2012 at 09:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What size did you end up using? 3,071 Views / 48 Replies  
What size did you end up using?
Posted by israces, on Sep 27, 2011 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Two other questions: Does the OWC drive I... 3,071 Views / 48 Replies  
Two other questions:

Does the OWC drive I listed need to have TRIM enabled in the OS? Does it help or hurt if it is?

How are page outs handled with the SSD? Are they, or can they be directed to...
Posted by israces, on Sep 25, 2011 at 07:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My Applications folder is 20GB and has what I... 3,071 Views / 48 Replies  
My Applications folder is 20GB and has what I would think would be the bigger programs I would use already installed (Office, Adobe CS4, etc.), so I feel pretty good there. My System folder is 4.5GB...
Posted by israces, on Sep 25, 2011 at 06:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
SSD in MBP: Tips and Tricks 3,071 Views / 48 Replies  
Inspired by this Lifehacker article (http://lifehacker.com/5541774/how-to-install-a-solid+state-drive-in-your-macbook) and this blog post...
Posted by israces, on Sep 25, 2011 at 12:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, the snitch was kind of stale. Got that... 648 Views / 3 Replies  
Yeah, the snitch was kind of stale. Got that squared away.

Only BT devices are Mac aluminum keyboard and magic trackpad. The keyboard has been losing connection a lot lately. Trackpad has been...
Posted by israces, on Aug 18, 2011 at 02:43 AM, in Mac OS X
Col. Panic 648 Views / 3 Replies  
Having some serious kernel panic issues lately. Hoping someone can help me diagnose and fix. Things tried already: zapping PRAM, reinstalling Lion, cursing loudly, and repairing permissions. Any...
Posted by israces, on Aug 17, 2011 at 10:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Look in the applications folder in your time... 1,975 Views / 9 Replies  
Look in the applications folder in your time machine backup. It should be in the backup version right around the time when you installed Lion. On mine, it was about 5 backups deep.

All this does...
Posted by israces, on Aug 1, 2011 at 01:20 AM, in Mac OS X
USB boot stick worked like a charm. But here's... 1,975 Views / 9 Replies  
USB boot stick worked like a charm. But here's the rub, I used an extra HDD that I had at home, which I just found out from time machine is a little too small for restoring my system. Need to go get...
Posted by israces, on Jul 26, 2011 at 12:12 AM, in Mac OS X
So I have the new HDD in the mini and I was... 1,975 Views / 9 Replies  
So I have the new HDD in the mini and I was redownloading Lion on another machine to get the installer to make a bootable USB stick for getting the mini going again...until I saw the hot tip from...
Posted by israces, on Jul 25, 2011 at 11:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Lion hard drive failure recovery plan 1,975 Views / 9 Replies  
So, it looks like I'll be the guinea pig on this one.

Early 2009 Mac mini. Upgraded to Lion this morning. Ran a time machine backup to an external USB drive. Heard the click of death on the mini's...
Posted by israces, on Jul 25, 2011 at 09:33 PM, in Mac OS X
So after learning *nix commands again for... 647 Views / 2 Replies  
So after learning *nix commands again for removing directories without having to go through and delete all the files first, this worked wonderfully. Thanks for the help.

Any idea what would cause...
Posted by israces, on Feb 16, 2011 at 11:54 AM, in Mac OS X
Drive Mapping/Mounting Issues 647 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm running 10.6.6 and I connect to a network drive, let's call it Drive, at work using SMB. I use a sync program on my mac that pulls files from Drive to the cloud. The network drive shows up on my...
Posted by israces, on Feb 15, 2011 at 02:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Sold. Thanks for playing. 540 Views / 1 Replies  
Sold. Thanks for playing.
Posted by israces, on Jun 19, 2010 at 03:41 PM, in Marketplace
F/S 15" MBP 2.0GHz 540 Views / 1 Replies  
I am finally selling my trusty MBP. I used this machine pretty much everyday for work and really liked it. But, I upgraded, so it needs to find a new home.

Here are the specs:
2.0GHz Core Duo...
Posted by israces, on Jun 5, 2010 at 03:32 PM, in Marketplace
I've been using Jungle Disk... 1,506 Views / 12 Replies  
I've been using Jungle Disk (https://www.jungledisk.com/) for about 6 months now and have been pretty happy with it. They got bought by Rackspace, but I think they're keeping Jungle Disk as opposed...
Posted by israces, on Jun 5, 2010 at 01:53 PM, in Applications
Yes. Exactly. And also a bad contact entry on... 1,003 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes. Exactly. And also a bad contact entry on Exchange syncing with address book and crashing address book on launch and then crashing mail.app on launch too. Fixing or avoiding that kind of thing.
Posted by israces, on Mar 20, 2010 at 12:13 PM, in Applications
When you finish using your laptop, pull the pin... 2,525 Views / 41 Replies  
When you finish using your laptop, pull the pin on a hand grenade and close it in your laptop between the screen and the keyboard, taking care not to allow the lever to release from the grenade. Back...
Posted by israces, on Mar 18, 2010 at 07:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Let me clarify. Setup is fine. I'm looking for... 1,003 Views / 6 Replies  
Let me clarify. Setup is fine. I'm looking for information about operations. I'm finding out that these things do not necessarily play together as advertised.
Posted by israces, on Mar 14, 2010 at 02:30 PM, in Applications
Apple Mail and Exchange 1,003 Views / 6 Replies  
Anyone have a link or something to a definitive guide to using a hosted Exchange server (Rackspace) with Mail.app/iCal/Address Book in Snow Leopard? Really looking for some guidance here. Thank you...
Posted by israces, on Mar 13, 2010 at 02:44 PM, in Applications
30 minutes on the phone with Apple support and... 4,578 Views / 8 Replies  
30 minutes on the phone with Apple support and "Senior" engineer and still can't figure it out. My guess is it's going back. Thanks for the help.
Posted by israces, on Feb 11, 2010 at 09:29 PM, in Networking
It sits out in the open on a shelf in the office.... 4,578 Views / 8 Replies  
It sits out in the open on a shelf in the office. No torrents (well not never, but not usually). Just 3 computers, 2 iphones, 2 printers, and 2 IP phones usually on it.
Posted by israces, on Feb 6, 2010 at 08:40 PM, in Networking
Features look good, but I'm a little nervous... 4,578 Views / 8 Replies  
Features look good, but I'm a little nervous about reviews like the one below. Seems a little too close to what I'm already dealing with:

Cons: I cannot keep an internet connection for more then a...
Posted by israces, on Feb 6, 2010 at 04:21 PM, in Networking
No double NAT problems. Had those before when... 4,578 Views / 8 Replies  
No double NAT problems. Had those before when Comcast sent us the cable modem/router combo. Sent that thing back and got just the Cisco modem. Only messages in the console relate to associating and...
Posted by israces, on Feb 6, 2010 at 04:16 PM, in Networking
Airport "Extreme"ly slow 4,578 Views / 8 Replies  
The Setup:
Business cable service from Comcast. 22/5 plan. Cable to Cisco DPC3000 modem. Modem to AirPort Extreme (Simultaneous Dual-Band II). 5GHz wireless in use (n clients only) with WPA2. 2.4...
Posted by israces, on Feb 5, 2010 at 07:21 PM, in Networking
It's pretty good. I like it. 1,034 Views / 11 Replies  
It's pretty good. I like it.
Posted by israces, on Dec 31, 2009 at 08:55 PM, in iPhone Apps
Email Alchemy (http://bit.ly/7s5egh) might be... 640 Views / 4 Replies  
Email Alchemy (http://bit.ly/7s5egh) might be able to help. I used it for a .pst conversion to Apple Mail and it was great. Also check here (http://bit.ly/8i0757) for some ideas.
Posted by israces, on Dec 31, 2009 at 08:53 PM, in Applications
edit: nevermind, got it. 897 Views / 8 Replies  
edit: nevermind, got it.
Posted by israces, on Sep 15, 2009 at 08:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
This is killing me. I was wondering what the... 4,846 Views / 73 Replies  
This is killing me. I was wondering what the hell was wrong with Mail after I installed SL. I've been using Letterbox for so long, I forgot Mail doesn't do the 3 column view on its own. Hopefully a...
Posted by israces, on Aug 30, 2009 at 10:13 PM, in Applications
I installed a WD Scorpio Blue 500GB... 1,582 Views / 17 Replies  
I installed a WD Scorpio Blue 500GB (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9172799&st=WD+scorpio+blue&lp=3&type=product&cp=1&id=1218044489855) a couple of weeks ago. I've been pretty happy...
Posted by israces, on Aug 22, 2009 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the same pair as wallinbl and my friends... 2,360 Views / 36 Replies  
I have the same pair as wallinbl and my friends call them my monkey/gorilla feet. They are dorky as hell, but I love wearing them.
Posted by israces, on Jul 28, 2009 at 12:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Several months ago, my mini suddenly started... 4,633 Views / 18 Replies  
Several months ago, my mini suddenly started dropping the wifi connection for no apparent reason. After a couple days of messing around with it, clearing preferences, changing channels, relocating...
Posted by israces, on Jul 28, 2009 at 12:04 AM, in Networking
Leave the card reader in all the time. I put... 348 Views / 1 Replies  
Leave the card reader in all the time. I put mine in 2 years ago and have never taken it out.
Posted by israces, on Jul 5, 2009 at 11:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, this is kind of a bummer. I use a Belkin... 5,766 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah, this is kind of a bummer. I use a Belkin card reader (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=405356) in my older MacBook Pro's ExpressCard slot which handles all kinds...
Posted by israces, on Jun 29, 2009 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm wrestling with the same decision. Are the... 886 Views / 16 Replies  
I'm wrestling with the same decision. Are the additional graphics cards only used for 3D rendering and games? Are there any other benefits for having the additional graphics cards? Advantages when...
Posted by israces, on Jun 23, 2009 at 12:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I use it all the time for a memory stick reader... 3,864 Views / 53 Replies  
I use it all the time for a memory stick reader for my Sony camera. It fits flush, so I leave the reader in all the time. Wish Apple put in a multiple format card reader instead of just SD.
Posted by israces, on Jun 23, 2009 at 12:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Try going to the Library/Mail/Bundles folder for... 480 Views / 8 Replies  
Try going to the Library/Mail/Bundles folder for the System and for the User and deleting the growl file in there. That did the trick for me.
Posted by israces, on Feb 27, 2009 at 02:17 PM, in Applications
NM. I forgot about Mail's own Growl plugin in the... 480 Views / 8 Replies  
NM. I forgot about Mail's own Growl plugin in the bundles. Deleted and now everything is happy again.
Posted by israces, on Feb 25, 2009 at 11:25 PM, in Applications
Mail.app crashing after Safari 4 beta install 480 Views / 8 Replies  
I installed the Safari 4 beta the other day and now Mail will launch, check and start to download mail, and then crash. The crash notification says that the Growl plugin is to blame, but I have...
Posted by israces, on Feb 25, 2009 at 11:07 PM, in Applications
Thanks for the help. I've been through those... 948 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks for the help. I've been through those manuals. Horribly incomplete. I need someone with some hands-on time.
Posted by israces, on Feb 16, 2009 at 02:39 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Xerox Docucolor 12 and Fiery X12 RIP 948 Views / 2 Replies  
Picked up a Xerox Docucolor 12 the other day at an auction. It came with a Fiery X12 RIP. Anyone use one of these before? I need some help setting it up. Thanks in advance.
Posted by israces, on Feb 15, 2009 at 08:22 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
No. Sealed, expunged, erased, cleared, etc.,... 6,325 Views / 51 Replies  
No. Sealed, expunged, erased, cleared, etc., really mean nothing like what you think. It's all still stored, it's just got a different label on it. Generally, if someone really wants to find a...
Posted by israces, on Jan 5, 2008 at 02:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Some of unsanity's haxies have problems. They... 4,497 Views / 62 Replies  
Some of unsanity's haxies have problems. They have a compatibility chart (http://www.unsanity.com/products/compatibility) on their site.
Posted by israces, on Oct 27, 2007 at 07:47 PM, in Applications
These guys could make motorcycles for mac users ... 1,021 Views / 30 Replies  
These guys could make motorcycles for mac users

Confederate Motorcycles (http://www.confederate.com/)
Posted by israces, on Sep 16, 2007 at 07:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The samples themselves are excellent. I haven't... 516 Views / 25 Replies  
The samples themselves are excellent. I haven't heard some of that **** in years. Nice to see how some of the stuff I used to listen to has evolved.
Posted by israces, on Sep 16, 2007 at 07:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That was my very first mac. I loved that thing. 373 Views / 6 Replies  
That was my very first mac. I loved that thing.
Posted by israces, on Sep 16, 2007 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sold 443 Views / 2 Replies  
Sold
Posted by israces, on Aug 19, 2007 at 10:09 PM, in Marketplace
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