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I've also noticed that all the various AL... 3,072 Views / 41 Replies  
I've also noticed that all the various AL Powerbooks that I have owned have a tendency to crash on wake if they get zapped by static electricity while asleep.

Also, the wake period is very...
Posted by geekwagon, on Dec 7, 2004 at 02:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Some network filesystems (CIFS comes to mind)... 37,874 Views / 403 Replies  
Some network filesystems (CIFS comes to mind) will notify all connected clients whenever a file is changed by a different client. I know NFS can do this too but I think the server only notifies...
Posted by geekwagon, on Nov 5, 2004 at 12:04 AM, in Mac OS X
It's actually only about 400 DVDs, so it takes... 13,014 Views / 149 Replies  
It's actually only about 400 DVDs, so it takes about 1.5 7' bookcases. My collection is almost all anime so the discs are $30 a pop compared to Hollywood stuff which is usually $15-20. Compared to...
Posted by geekwagon, on Nov 4, 2004 at 04:28 PM, in Delicious Monster
I'm hoping that this will be able to replace DVD... 13,014 Views / 149 Replies  
I'm hoping that this will be able to replace DVD Profiler for me. None of the existing OS X DVD apps are as good just because of the way they get their data (mostly from Amazon) which is pretty...
Posted by geekwagon, on Nov 4, 2004 at 03:17 PM, in Delicious Monster
Well, it had been 1.5 weeks today since I had... 637 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, it had been 1.5 weeks today since I had dropped my PB off, and the store still didn't know what the holdup was. So, I called Customer Relations. An extremely nice woman looked into it and...
Posted by geekwagon, on Nov 4, 2004 at 01:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just picked up my 60GB at the Apple Store at... 3,767 Views / 82 Replies  
Just picked up my 60GB at the Apple Store at Washington Square in Oregon. My 35GB of music just finished syncing to it, so now I can start playing. They said they had one left after I bought mine...
Posted by geekwagon, on Oct 28, 2004 at 01:15 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Apple is replacing my Powerbook (eventually) 637 Views / 4 Replies  
I just found out that the 3rd screen that they have replaced on my 1.25GHz 15" PB is also screwed up, so they have decided to just replace my Powerbook rather than keep trying to fix it. ...
Posted by geekwagon, on Oct 25, 2004 at 04:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's been my experience that VPC 7 works OK with... 894 Views / 13 Replies  
It's been my experience that VPC 7 works OK with Linux on G4s but is pretty crashy on G5s. Even the WIn2k image I have been using on my Powerbook crashes VPC a lot on my G5. WinXP is relatively...
Posted by geekwagon, on Oct 21, 2004 at 04:10 AM, in Applications
It might work, as long as your install disk... 511 Views / 3 Replies  
It might work, as long as your install disk doesn't check to make sure that it is really installing on a Vaio. The other problem you will probably run into is that the install disk is probably going...
Posted by geekwagon, on Oct 13, 2004 at 04:01 PM, in Applications
Lexar's tend to be quite a bit more expensive... 677 Views / 16 Replies  
Lexar's tend to be quite a bit more expensive than Sandisk cards. For one things Sandisks have a tendency to fail really early and they are also _really, really_ slow. Certain tests I have seen...
Posted by geekwagon, on Oct 11, 2004 at 08:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Are you on a modem or on some kind of broadband? ... 35,993 Views / 520 Replies  
Are you on a modem or on some kind of broadband? I only use fast connections and for me this 5.1 beta is way faster than any previous omniweb and definitely approaching (but not quite reaching) the...
Posted by geekwagon, on Oct 8, 2004 at 02:04 AM, in Applications
Try port 80 for the AIM server. AOL's server... 3,674 Views / 11 Replies  
Try port 80 for the AIM server. AOL's server listens on all kinds of ports (or at least they used to. I have kind of given up on iChat recently because it won't reconnect automatically after I get...
Posted by geekwagon, on Sep 22, 2004 at 03:11 PM, in Applications
Re: uninstall SideTrack. 1,436 Views / 7 Replies  
Re-download the disk image (assuming you don't still have it) and run the uninstaller script that comes with. That's the easiest way.
Posted by geekwagon, on Sep 8, 2004 at 06:02 PM, in Applications
System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse ->... 505 Views / 8 Replies  
System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> enable "Turn on full keyboard access"

Now you can use tab to highlight all the controls in a window or sheet (the current selection...
Posted by geekwagon, on Aug 31, 2004 at 06:17 AM, in Mac OS X
I purchased CronoSync and I use it a couple of... 707 Views / 9 Replies  
I purchased CronoSync and I use it a couple of times a day. My scenario is that I have a G5 at home, and a G5 at work, and I run ChronoSync on my Powerbook to keep my Documents and Development...
Posted by geekwagon, on Aug 30, 2004 at 02:31 AM, in Applications
I sure hope this will fix the problem that has... 442 Views / 4 Replies  
I sure hope this will fix the problem that has caused me to get two kernel panics since installing 10.3.5 when developing a servlet in Eclipse and testing it in JBoss.

First kernel panics I have...
Posted by geekwagon, on Aug 10, 2004 at 06:38 PM, in Applications
Still no proxy support for .mac syncing... 1,877 Views / 47 Replies  
Still no proxy support for .mac syncing...
Posted by geekwagon, on Aug 10, 2004 at 02:55 PM, in Applications
Reading or writing? It's still dog-ass slow for... 8,765 Views / 148 Replies  
Reading or writing? It's still dog-ass slow for me, writing to a Solaris NFS server with the Finder. I think we are going to have to wait for the new NFS locking stuff in Tiger to get this truly...
Posted by geekwagon, on Aug 10, 2004 at 02:53 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm pretty happy with my Canon i9900 I just... 554 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm pretty happy with my Canon i9900 I just bought. Good photo prints (I dunno about text, I have a different printer for that) and extremely fast. Ink usage appears to be extremely low, too. Plus...
Posted by geekwagon, on Aug 8, 2004 at 01:48 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Does Moneydance support forecasting? The only... 2,807 Views / 53 Replies  
Does Moneydance support forecasting? The only reason that I even use a PFM is so that I will know how much money I have two weeks from now assuming I pay all my scheduled bills. :) Quicken does...
Posted by geekwagon, on Aug 7, 2004 at 12:28 AM, in Applications
For some reason it doesn't work on my G5 with... 3,756 Views / 43 Replies  
For some reason it doesn't work on my G5 with 10.3.4. I run the installer, open System Preferences, click on iChatExtra. When I click on "enable iChatExtra Menu" I get a 2 second pause and then a...
Posted by geekwagon, on Jul 31, 2004 at 04:42 PM, in Applications
Yup, I have this printer hooked up via firewire... 431 Views / 5 Replies  
Yup, I have this printer hooked up via firewire to my G5 running 10.3.4, it is a great printer and extremely fast. The drivers on the website are the exact same version as those on the CD in the box.
Posted by geekwagon, on Jul 28, 2004 at 02:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've had this happen a few times on every... 3,647 Views / 29 Replies  
I've had this happen a few times on every powerbook I have ever owned (I only go back as afar as 867 TiBook though.)

I find it seems to be more likely to happen if the Powerbook has gotten jarred...
Posted by geekwagon, on Jul 15, 2004 at 06:14 PM, in Mac OS X
The keyboard is basically glued down, because the... 812 Views / 3 Replies  
The keyboard is basically glued down, because the layer for the backlit keyboard has to come between the keyboard and the casing. I had this same problem and had to send it in to Apple. They...
Posted by geekwagon, on Jul 12, 2004 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
YES, finally. They half-did this with Panther,... 766 Views / 7 Replies  
YES, finally. They half-did this with Panther, but it was just the account info, not the files that synced. I just hope it works good.

The simple "anyone can set it up clustering" is a great...
Posted by geekwagon, on Jun 28, 2004 at 05:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Make sure your ORACLE_HOME and ORACLE_SID env... 769 Views / 11 Replies  
Make sure your ORACLE_HOME and ORACLE_SID env variables are set, then run sqlplus. For the login, use "sys as sysdba" (no quotes), use the password you gave sys during the install. At that point,...
Posted by geekwagon, on Jun 25, 2004 at 01:07 PM, in Applications
FYI, I got this working tonight. A couple of... 769 Views / 11 Replies  
FYI, I got this working tonight. A couple of factors changed, so not sure which did it:

- Oracle posted a new CD (this one is release two, and was .gzipped)
- The new CD had the install guide...
Posted by geekwagon, on Jun 25, 2004 at 02:55 AM, in Applications
I'm having a hard time getting it installed. I... 769 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm having a hard time getting it installed. I get a link error:

ld: /usr/lib/crt1.o relocation overflow for relocation entry 31 in section (__TEXT,__text) (displacement too large)
ld:...
Posted by geekwagon, on Jun 24, 2004 at 06:07 PM, in Applications
I'm definitely interested. I think I'll download... 769 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm definitely interested. I think I'll download this today and see if I can get it to install on client. 9i would with some massaging so hopefully this will be similar.
Posted by geekwagon, on Jun 24, 2004 at 02:41 PM, in Applications
I haven't had any troubles. Maybe time... 419 Views / 2 Replies  
I haven't had any troubles. Maybe time synchronization problems? Kerberos is very sensitive to clocks that don't match...
Posted by geekwagon, on Jun 15, 2004 at 01:31 AM, in Applications
I have had problems with IDE busses in this... 624 Views / 9 Replies  
I have had problems with IDE busses in this configuration on PCs in the past... You might try setting the HD to master and unplugging the CD-ROM and see if that improves matters any.

Oh, and the...
Posted by geekwagon, on Jun 15, 2004 at 12:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: ACDsee v1.6 for Mac - Help! 439 Views / 2 Replies  
Do you have any network drives mounted? That tends to screw up some of those installers. Other than that I don't have much of an idea..
Posted by geekwagon, on May 23, 2004 at 11:46 PM, in Applications
Re: Re: MS Office 2004: Release Date Confusion 848 Views / 24 Replies  
Thanks for posting this, I have been looking for a forum where there is more discussion than here about the new Office and I completely forgot that Microsoft has newsgroups.
Posted by geekwagon, on May 18, 2004 at 06:01 AM, in Applications
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MS Office 2004: Release Date Confusion 848 Views / 24 Replies  
Did you actually follow any of those links? Not one of those is a review.. The first link is a preview from January that says "most of the new functionality is under wraps" the rest are just...
Posted by geekwagon, on May 18, 2004 at 05:56 AM, in Applications
Got my copy at CompUSA today. Played it non-stop... 956 Views / 23 Replies  
Got my copy at CompUSA today. Played it non-stop through to the dang British airfield mission. I had one crash when I launched it the first time, but its been fine since.. Performance is good but I...
Posted by geekwagon, on May 13, 2004 at 04:01 AM, in Gaming
Re: Longhorn Avalon looking good 11,795 Views / 52 Replies  
I do like the shadow effects, although I think part of the reason it looks more "3d" is that the shadows extend much further from the window and therefore makes the windows look like they are further...
Posted by geekwagon, on May 7, 2004 at 03:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I can tell you from first hand experience that... 7,415 Views / 105 Replies  
I can tell you from first hand experience that Apple is definitely starting to do the right things in the enterprise market. I work as a sysadmin for a Fortune 5 company, and they are bugging me all...
Posted by geekwagon, on Apr 22, 2004 at 02:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Best performance from Xserve drives 546 Views / 6 Replies  
Optimizing disks layouts for different IO patterns can be an interesting challenge, but there's not much you can do with 4 disks (of 2 different sizes.)

You won't be able to stripe all 4 into one...
Posted by geekwagon, on Apr 21, 2004 at 01:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
Pretty sure it is by design. It makes scrolling... 1,354 Views / 29 Replies  
Pretty sure it is by design. It makes scrolling through a large folder SO much faster and smoother, especially over the network. I remember noticing this little change right after I upgraded to...
Posted by geekwagon, on Apr 13, 2004 at 06:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Just set your IMAP Mail Prefix in mail.app as... 1,250 Views / 7 Replies  
Just set your IMAP Mail Prefix in mail.app as detailed earlier in the thread. If you have any other mailboxes that you created other than your inbox, you will probably want to copy them onto your...
Posted by geekwagon, on Apr 12, 2004 at 05:30 PM, in Applications
There is a 10-day return policy but you will most... 577 Views / 6 Replies  
There is a 10-day return policy but you will most likely be subjected to the 10% re-stocking fee, unless the rep you are speaking to is feeling generous (I have heard cases of people being able to...
Posted by geekwagon, on Apr 8, 2004 at 03:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have noticed that depending on when a song was... 3,405 Views / 67 Replies  
I have noticed that depending on when a song was purchased, it might be signed with a different version of the key. I extracted my keys using iTunes and VLC for Windows as described in the above...
Posted by geekwagon, on Apr 5, 2004 at 04:47 PM, in Applications
Well, this is getting off-topic, but a 30 second... 3,405 Views / 67 Replies  
Well, this is getting off-topic, but a 30 second Google search seems to imply that there are already at least 2 programs that will remove the DRM from WMA files using the same method that this...
Posted by geekwagon, on Apr 5, 2004 at 07:38 AM, in Applications
Do you have a PC or Virtual PC? You can use the... 3,405 Views / 67 Replies  
Do you have a PC or Virtual PC? You can use the instructions here (http://wiki.videolan.org/tiki-print_article.php?articleId=4) at VLC's site to get the keys from iTunes for Windows. Playfair will...
Posted by geekwagon, on Apr 5, 2004 at 06:21 AM, in Applications
I doubt it. For one thing, this only allows you... 3,405 Views / 67 Replies  
I doubt it. For one thing, this only allows you to remove the DRM from files that you would be able to play anyway. Sure, then you could share them with other people, but that is the exact same as...
Posted by geekwagon, on Apr 5, 2004 at 06:17 AM, in Applications
This is definitely cool. I have 5 or 6 Macs that... 3,405 Views / 67 Replies  
This is definitely cool. I have 5 or 6 Macs that I like to play my music on depending on where I am, so I was just today using VLC to decrypt the songs for my own use. Doing it at 1:1 time is kind...
Posted by geekwagon, on Apr 5, 2004 at 01:11 AM, in Applications
Unfortunately, that is the way that mime encoding... 480 Views / 4 Replies  
Unfortunately, that is the way that mime encoding (which is used for sending attachments in basically all mail programs) works. Due to the limitations of many older mail transfer agents, you can't...
Posted by geekwagon, on Apr 3, 2004 at 11:56 PM, in Applications
Re: Samsung 19IN LCD 192T-Silver w Mac 530 Views / 6 Replies  
I've got two of these (one at home, one at work.) Both are hooked up to 2GHz G5s via DVI. I also use one to display a PC via VGA. They both work great and I am very happy with them. One of them...
Posted by geekwagon, on Mar 31, 2004 at 04:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You might try quitting any other programs that... 1,677 Views / 12 Replies  
You might try quitting any other programs that are running, or copying/pasting the text into some other program...
Posted by geekwagon, on Mar 5, 2004 at 12:15 AM, in Applications
Probably. I have this problem all the time on... 624 Views / 12 Replies  
Probably. I have this problem all the time on systems behind a proxy but almost never when I am direct connected.

Safari 1.2 helps somewhat, most of my pages will update now. It was much worse...
Posted by geekwagon, on Feb 12, 2004 at 03:13 PM, in Applications
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