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I have not heard of TinkerTool before - thanks, I... 4,299 Views / 10 Replies  
I have not heard of TinkerTool before - thanks, I will give it a look.
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Nov 12, 2004 at 02:04 PM, in Mac OS X
This thread here... 4,299 Views / 10 Replies  
This thread here (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=141147&highlight=cpu+finder+iphoto) (
http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=141147&highlight=cpu+finder+iphoto)...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Nov 9, 2004 at 11:07 AM, in Mac OS X
I did a search here on "Broken ilImage Chain" and... 4,299 Views / 10 Replies  
I did a search here on "Broken ilImage Chain" and it returned no hits (as did Google - although Google did suggest that maybe I had mean just "image").

I haven't done a search for "100% CPU and...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Nov 9, 2004 at 10:57 AM, in Mac OS X
Interesting - I didn't know that. I just got... 4,299 Views / 10 Replies  
Interesting - I didn't know that. I just got married and have been e-mailing photos around. It is highly probable that I dragged a photo out from the "Organize" view onto the Desktop so that I could...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Nov 8, 2004 at 04:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Finder using 100% CPU 4,299 Views / 10 Replies  
I have had this problem a few times now and I am at a loss as to what to do to 1) resolve it, and 2) prevent it from happening again.

The end problem is that my Finder CPU usage goes to 100% and...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Nov 8, 2004 at 04:05 PM, in Mac OS X
Higher resolution for certain. I don't care... 5,401 Views / 51 Replies  
Higher resolution for certain.

I don't care about processor speed - my 15" 1.25GHz is fast enough for essentially everything I do. The only things that I work on that need to be much faster are...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Sep 10, 2004 at 01:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can also order through other vendors, such as... 1,200 Views / 23 Replies  
You can also order through other vendors, such as Mac Warehouse, Amazon, etc.

It is likely not necessarily an issue that Apple won't allow it, but that whatever software that the person on the...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Sep 8, 2004 at 01:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Agreed - it would be cool (no pun intended) to... 2,224 Views / 59 Replies  
Agreed - it would be cool (no pun intended) to maybe have a carbon fiber surface on the bottom of the computer so as to be able to have it on the lap/legs and not scorch the skin.

That said -...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jul 15, 2004 at 11:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The try before you buy for 24 hours with a... 616 Views / 13 Replies  
The try before you buy for 24 hours with a deposit won't work unless they deposit is the full amount - otherwise you could just bail on it, with a full laptop for cheap.

So the other option would...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jul 14, 2004 at 03:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Glad to hear that I am not the only one with the... 2,224 Views / 59 Replies  
Glad to hear that I am not the only one with the pitting where my palms are. I thought maybe I was just being careless (or had some sort of especially corrosive sweat ;)).

I love everything about...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jul 13, 2004 at 12:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That did it, thanks! (I feel stupid for not... 432 Views / 2 Replies  
That did it, thanks!

(I feel stupid for not being able to find that on my own)
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jul 13, 2004 at 12:25 PM, in Applications
Mail.app's autofill on addresses? Is there a way to clean that out? 432 Views / 2 Replies  
When using Mail.app, I have it set to autofill.
As far as I understand it from what I have seen, when I send a new e-mail or reply to one, it recalls that addresses for future autofill reference.
...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jul 13, 2004 at 09:22 AM, in Applications
I should note that I am in no way an audiophile,... 848 Views / 15 Replies  
I should note that I am in no way an audiophile, so there are likely those that can say more about it than myself.
That said, I record my guitar work, listen to music, and watch DVDs on my 15" PB...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jul 13, 2004 at 07:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My Apple Care has long since run out (I got a... 848 Views / 15 Replies  
My Apple Care has long since run out (I got a phone call one day from Apple and they were asking how my laptop was doing, and eventually wanted me to extend my AppleCare. I said it was fine "except...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jul 12, 2004 at 03:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When I was big into putting PCs together, I used... 1,898 Views / 34 Replies  
When I was big into putting PCs together, I used to just buy whatever was cheapest and it worked for awhile. But it only took one time of getting burnt by that until I switched to just always using...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jul 12, 2004 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was a Mac hater for a long time. In fact, to be... 848 Views / 15 Replies  
I was a Mac hater for a long time. In fact, to be fair I still hate the same Macs that I hated in the past - older OSes and different hardware.
But I love OS X, and the entire current Mac hardware...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jul 12, 2004 at 02:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Technically DirectX hasn't been tweaked to work... 1,128 Views / 23 Replies  
Technically DirectX hasn't been tweaked to work on the graphics cards, but the other way around.
When you have the 900lb gorilla in the room (Microsoft), then you tweak your system to accommodate...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jul 11, 2004 at 08:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a 15" Al book and while the top is open,... 1,376 Views / 11 Replies  
I have a 15" Al book and while the top is open, looking straight down at it on the palm rest over the slot drive there is an area that isn't flush with the rest.

That said, I don't think that, at...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jul 11, 2004 at 08:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: May I ask why you chose glass for the base? ... 1,122,750 Views / 4,110 Replies  
May I ask why you chose glass for the base?
Theoretically I guess it looks good, but in this case it is covered by your laptop.
Readily accessible? Cheap?

The reason I ask is that glass isn't...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jul 9, 2004 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Another thing I am noticing is that the Powerbook... 819 Views / 11 Replies  
Another thing I am noticing is that the Powerbook gets much hotter now with this RAM in. Even though before I had in two cards of 256MB and now I have 2 cards still, I suppose the increased density...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Feb 23, 2004 at 07:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, the Phillips #0 that I had was in a... 819 Views / 11 Replies  
Well, the Phillips #0 that I had was in a jeweler's kit - the kind with the very thin handles. Like I said, I got two of them off, but couldn't get the other two - and suspected that they were...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Feb 23, 2004 at 09:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I asked around at two hardware stores here on the... 819 Views / 11 Replies  
I asked around at two hardware stores here on the island to see if I could find more screwdrivers that were Phillips #0 - they acted like I was asking for a magic goose that laid golden eggs. They...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Feb 21, 2004 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Installing RAM on the new PowerBooks? What is the trick? 819 Views / 11 Replies  
Reading the manual makes it sound easy enough. They say disconnect the power supply, any other devices connected to the machine, and take out the battery.
Done and done.

Then it says to take a...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Feb 21, 2004 at 02:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is this something I can adjust? (cover annoyance) 365 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a 15" G4 Powerbook (Al). The cover for it seems to be a bit springy and a bit temperamental.

If I am using it and I want to put it to sleep, then I just close the cover and done. Very nice....
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Feb 18, 2004 at 08:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
RAM question 430 Views / 1 Replies  
I bought the default superdrive 15" 1.25Ghz Powerbook from the Apple store a few months back. It came with 512MB RAM, so I figure that was fine to run basic things.

I have since found that running...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Feb 10, 2004 at 09:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Great info guys, thanks! I had no idea about... 954 Views / 4 Replies  
Great info guys, thanks!

I had no idea about the "leaks" command - that is cool. Although when I tried to run it, the system paged so hard that I had to force quit out of Safari for the second...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Feb 6, 2004 at 02:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Bump since I was just about to ask the exact same... 954 Views / 4 Replies  
Bump since I was just about to ask the exact same question.

I have a new 15" alum Powerbook with 512MB RAM. I use MenuMeters to monitor network activity, RAM, and CPU. The RAM never seems to get...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Feb 6, 2004 at 08:41 AM, in Mac OS X
Guitar Pro equivalent for Macs? 581 Views / 3 Replies  
There is software out for the PC called "Guitar Pro" - it essentially is a way to read files that have tablature and what looks like perhaps MIDI as well in there.
Here is the website:...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Feb 4, 2004 at 08:49 AM, in Applications
Safari is pretty good about not processing things... 2,216 Views / 35 Replies  
Safari is pretty good about not processing things that aren't seen. When you scroll down the page, then it processes the animations. Things that are in other tabs are ignored until they are viewed.
...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Feb 1, 2004 at 04:11 PM, in Applications
This morning, after having played iTunes (ripped... 2,216 Views / 35 Replies  
This morning, after having played iTunes (ripped a CD and then randomly played songs off of a playlist) for a few hours last night - which I guess I hadn't had on since the restart - the RAM is now...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jan 29, 2004 at 07:36 AM, in Applications
Incidentally that now reads (post update and... 2,216 Views / 35 Replies  
Incidentally that now reads (post update and reboot) as:

VM: 3.53G + 79.7M 31125(0) pageins, 85(0) pageouts

Now, this is still fairly soon after that update/restart, and there are slightly...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jan 28, 2004 at 04:08 PM, in Applications
I hope that I am not too hasty in posting this -... 2,216 Views / 35 Replies  
I hope that I am not too hasty in posting this - but prior to the recent security update (which I installed last night), I was seeing 70% or more CPU usage by Safari and the RAM usage (this is in...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jan 28, 2004 at 04:04 PM, in Applications
Sorry I didn't put this up earlier - got busy... 2,216 Views / 35 Replies  
Sorry I didn't put this up earlier - got busy here (we are upgrading from Exchange 2K to 2K3).

With top up, Safari goes all over the place - it will spend a lot of time at 70%, and then down to...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jan 15, 2004 at 03:01 PM, in Applications
This is just the default new Alum Powerbook with... 2,216 Views / 35 Replies  
This is just the default new Alum Powerbook with the 1.25Ghz processor and the SuperDrive in it - 512MB RAM.

I had to kill Safari earlier so it is actually running fine now (it will be bad...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jan 13, 2004 at 10:12 PM, in Applications
On a side note, it seemed to be worse prior to... 2,216 Views / 35 Replies  
On a side note, it seemed to be worse prior to the Java upgrade that I did - worse in the cases when pages had a Java applet in them.

If I was surfing, I knew eventually that the app was going to...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jan 13, 2004 at 05:36 PM, in Applications
I don't use any of the AutoFill stuff, so all of... 2,216 Views / 35 Replies  
I don't use any of the AutoFill stuff, so all of that is unchecked anyway.

I had the problem prior to even knowing that PithHelmet existed.

PH can run a css over the page and reshape it and I...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jan 13, 2004 at 05:32 PM, in Applications
I find it amusing that it would be my system. ... 2,216 Views / 35 Replies  
I find it amusing that it would be my system.

I bought the Powerbook from Apple. They delivered it, and I booted it up and typed enough that it would let me put in CDs (registration stuff). I took...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jan 13, 2004 at 05:26 PM, in Applications
Safari CPU usage is ridiculous 2,216 Views / 35 Replies  
While I do for the most part like Safari, I have had the same problem with it over and over and it is driving me nuts.

As a side note, anyone know when the next upgrade/fix to Safari will be? I am...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jan 13, 2004 at 05:11 PM, in Applications
Ahh, that is the issue. I'm from a Unix or... 483 Views / 9 Replies  
Ahh, that is the issue. I'm from a Unix or Windows background and still getting used to the Mac version of doing things.
The script I had wanted root, but if I comment out where it specifically...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jan 5, 2004 at 01:18 PM, in Mac OS X
odd su issue 483 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a script that I want to run, and the script needs to run as root. I tried to sudo it, and it failed - I found that odd, but wasn't going to bother looking into it if I could just su to root...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jan 5, 2004 at 11:46 AM, in Mac OS X
I have 2, 1, 3, and 5 in order of brightness (2... 4,605 Views / 61 Replies  
I have 2, 1, 3, and 5 in order of brightness (2 being the brightest). And then I have a flat line one that is about two inches above number 1 and very slightly left. It is thin and horizontal with a...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Jan 1, 2004 at 02:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't even know what APE is. I got the... 3,346 Views / 59 Replies  
I don't even know what APE is.

I got the Powerbook, took it out of the box and immediately installed Panther right over what was on there - no upgrade, just wiped it out and replaced it.

I have...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Dec 31, 2003 at 12:05 AM, in Mac OS X
Panther is my first Mac OS that I have owned... 3,346 Views / 59 Replies  
Panther is my first Mac OS that I have owned (have used others in the past, but briefly due to a dislike of them).

Since I hated it so much in the past, I have been careful to try to make sure my...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Dec 30, 2003 at 11:31 PM, in Mac OS X
For what its worth my 15" PowerBook was running... 704 Views / 5 Replies  
For what its worth my 15" PowerBook was running fine until I upgraded to 10.3.2.

Safari was crashing on me a lot prior to the upgrade, so additional crashes aren't that much of a change for me, so...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Dec 24, 2003 at 01:57 PM, in Mac OS X
man nice 558 Views / 3 Replies  
man nice
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Dec 11, 2003 at 10:18 PM, in Mac OS X
Weird - I'm at home now. While there are Windows... 1,753 Views / 3 Replies  
Weird - I'm at home now. While there are Windows computers here, it is just a home network and I don't really monitor it.

As a result, I don't care if I share on it or not.

I get my DHCP...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Dec 10, 2003 at 06:56 PM, in Mac OS X
Command line "minint"?? 1,753 Views / 3 Replies  
If I fire up my terminal.app, I get the following:

Last login: Wed Dec 10 13:26:57 on ttyp3
Welcome to Darwin!
minint-sq3jpi
minint-j7ecr7:~ userName$


I changed my username in there to...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Dec 10, 2003 at 12:48 PM, in Mac OS X
In my experience, once you are used to the... 845 Views / 5 Replies  
In my experience, once you are used to the laptop, unless keys start breaking off, you aren't fully aware of the fact that it is getting old until you see a new model of it - then you immediately see...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Dec 9, 2003 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Do any of the 17" laptops that anyone makes right... 860 Views / 5 Replies  
Do any of the 17" laptops that anyone makes right now have a screen at a higher resolution? I haven't looked recently, but I know a month ago they didn't.
Likely because they all buy from the same...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Dec 8, 2003 at 11:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My Help was working fine a month ago - hadn't... 390 Views / 3 Replies  
My Help was working fine a month ago - hadn't used it since then.
Tried it last night on the mail app (wanted to know how to write a rule/filter) and it behaved the way that you mention.

I have...
Posted by OMGWTFBBQ, on Dec 5, 2003 at 07:34 AM, in Mac OS X
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