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I got the impression that he had discharged the... 12,201 Views / 37 Replies  
I got the impression that he had discharged the imac, dismantled it, removed the video board and then did the soldering job - if not then you are right, very lucky ;)
Posted by DAlex, on Sep 20, 2004 at 11:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
diehlr, I've done the same as you and... 12,201 Views / 37 Replies  
diehlr,

I've done the same as you and replaced the flyback - worked perfectly. I was lucky and found an excellent step-by-step guide (I cannot remember the website) to doing the work and also made...
Posted by DAlex, on Sep 20, 2004 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
That would work although it won't be that quick... 529 Views / 5 Replies  
That would work although it won't be that quick (plus depends what you would be using it for). You could try rdc and connecting your macs using ip over firewire to get a faster (supposed) 400mbits...
Posted by DAlex, on Sep 1, 2004 at 08:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yep, I've had the same problem exactly - very... 311 Views / 4 Replies  
Yep, I've had the same problem exactly - very frustrating, I didn't have diskwarrior which would have help as I think it was the file system that got corrupted (I'd had a number of power outages and...
Posted by DAlex, on Jul 28, 2004 at 08:56 AM, in Mac OS X
Well I've plonked my iMac on to Predictor and... 257 Views / 3 Replies  
Well I've plonked my iMac on to Predictor and will let it run for the next four days whilst I'm away. When I get back I'll have a look at it again and see whether to put the Athlons across - unless...
Posted by DAlex, on Jul 15, 2004 at 06:00 PM, in Team MacNN
Long time no post... 257 Views / 3 Replies  
...Hello everyone, I've been away from crunching for a while (real life, in the 3yr old child form, caught up with me :) ) but am looking to lend some new power to the team again. So, where could...
Posted by DAlex, on Jul 15, 2004 at 04:39 PM, in Team MacNN
Re: Monitor "waving" on a G3 iMac and OS X? 398 Views / 2 Replies  
yep, I've seen that too, on a bondi when I installed panther - fine at 800x600 but wavy lines at 1024 x 768. It went away when I increased the base vram from 2mb to 6mb.

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 09:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
Do you have personal web sharing turned on? I... 1,231 Views / 38 Replies  
Do you have personal web sharing turned on? I also downloaded version 1.0.2 of the eyehome server software froom elgato.

If you like we could ichat later to sort it out live. dalex(at)mac(dot)com...
Posted by DAlex, on Apr 4, 2004 at 10:04 AM, in Applications
Re: ffmpeg & MP3 audio: anyone else having problems? 376 Views / 1 Replies  
Can't say why you are getting that problem as I've only used ffmpegx to convert audio when I ripped using ac3 instead of mp3 by mistake.

You may find it easier to do you divx .avi files using...
Posted by DAlex, on Apr 4, 2004 at 06:43 AM, in Applications
Hmm, first off try it with the supplied ethernet... 1,231 Views / 38 Replies  
Hmm, first off try it with the supplied ethernet cable - your mac does not need the cross over cable. Also, what is serving your ip addresses? The eyehome is set for DHCP, so check that it is picking...
Posted by DAlex, on Apr 3, 2004 at 09:46 AM, in Applications
Thanks for the advice. I'm trying the... 393 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the advice.

I'm trying the ffmpegx app and in the tests so far it is perfect :) The video passthrough option works fine (it sticks a .mp3 on the end of the file name but by replacing it...
Posted by DAlex, on Mar 24, 2004 at 05:19 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Wow! Thanks for the fast response. I'll give... 393 Views / 4 Replies  
Wow! Thanks for the fast response. I'll give those ideas a go.

Cheers

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Mar 24, 2004 at 04:50 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
.avi/AC3 to avi/mp3...help! 393 Views / 4 Replies  
Ok, here's the scene - My new shiney eyehome is all happy and working with my tv, getting movies e.t.c from my imac, but....a stack of my dvds that I ripped and converted to .avi play with no sound....
Posted by DAlex, on Mar 24, 2004 at 04:39 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Another update :) Symlinks to other hard drives... 1,231 Views / 38 Replies  
Another update :) Symlinks to other hard drives works perfectly for me - imac 800 osx 10.3.3 with eyehome software version 1.0.2. I'm using files from the imac's drive, my external firewire drive and...
Posted by DAlex, on Mar 23, 2004 at 06:00 AM, in Applications
Just a quick update - got my Eyehome and it does... 1,231 Views / 38 Replies  
Just a quick update - got my Eyehome and it does play the .vob but mine does not play the audio - I've encoded with AC3 which it does not recognise, so if you want .vobs don't use .ac3 audio. I...
Posted by DAlex, on Mar 23, 2004 at 05:31 AM, in Applications
Re: Re: Fast FireWire Networking (IP Over FireWire) 1,869 Views / 6 Replies  
I'd be interested in hearing more about this either through a weblink or if you have any info you can email to me (dalex at mac dot com).

Thanks

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Mar 22, 2004 at 10:11 AM, in Networking
If no one has answered by the time mine arrives... 1,231 Views / 38 Replies  
If no one has answered by the time mine arrives then I will have a go and let you know what happens......should be here middle/end of next week.

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Mar 19, 2004 at 04:07 PM, in Applications
Well, as I said earlier, I've ordered mine (This... 1,231 Views / 38 Replies  
Well, as I said earlier, I've ordered mine (This morning) with an expected 4 to 6 weeks build/delivery time - Just been emailed by Apple to confirm my Eyehome has shipped! To say I'm please would be...
Posted by DAlex, on Mar 19, 2004 at 03:31 PM, in Applications
Jordan: Ordered mine too! Just got to be patient... 1,231 Views / 38 Replies  
Jordan: Ordered mine too! Just got to be patient now during the '4 to 6 weeks' build time quoted by the Apple Store UK......

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Mar 19, 2004 at 05:40 AM, in Applications
Haven't got mine yet but I did find this review: ... 1,231 Views / 38 Replies  
Haven't got mine yet but I did find this review:
http://www.amug.org/amug-web/html/amug/reviews/articles/elgato/

Also xlr8yourmac.com has some owner reviews which mention a couple of problems...
Posted by DAlex, on Mar 18, 2004 at 04:40 PM, in Applications
Re: Anyone use Elgato's EyeHome yet??? 1,231 Views / 38 Replies  
Heh, I'll let you know what it's like when it actually ships in the UK.....

I'm going to order one from the apple store as they are a fair bit cheaper than anyone else (shock horror!) - 189inc...
Posted by DAlex, on Mar 16, 2004 at 10:29 AM, in Applications
I do just what you are wanting! I don't know how... 677 Views / 4 Replies  
I do just what you are wanting! I don't know how secure it is but what I do is turn on personal filesharing, tell my router/firewall to direct external requests on the personal firesharing port...
Posted by DAlex, on Feb 29, 2004 at 05:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: EyeHome plays iTMS AACs!! 811 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for the info on the eyehome - You've answered a number of the questions that I had and were holding off my purchase.

Cheers

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Feb 24, 2004 at 09:23 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
My main concern (as I'm in Wales also!) is that... 617 Views / 7 Replies  
My main concern (as I'm in Wales also!) is that freeview coverage is not good or even non-existant. You'd better check with the freeview website that your area is covered - www.freeview.co.uk - if it...
Posted by DAlex, on Feb 21, 2004 at 02:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I had the same problem - I took it back to the... 540 Views / 7 Replies  
I had the same problem - I took it back to the apple centre I got it from and they repaired it free of charge (mind you it was still in warranty!) - it is a reported problem with the earlier flat...
Posted by DAlex, on Feb 18, 2004 at 05:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've been looking at this, not sure but it may do... 453 Views / 5 Replies  
I've been looking at this, not sure but it may do what you want......

http://www.macsense.com/product/homepod/

Or you could look into wireless speakers, not sure of their range.

Let us know...
Posted by DAlex, on Feb 18, 2004 at 05:36 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I had the same problem, which for me was solved... 579 Views / 11 Replies  
I had the same problem, which for me was solved by using a different firewire port - both of my ports are working (imac 800) but the ipod just did not like one of them and 50% of the time would not...
Posted by DAlex, on Feb 14, 2004 at 01:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for added info. Can you both post with any... 764 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for added info. Can you both post with any further experiences/thoughts when you get it running fine, cheers. I'm especially interested in hearing how the movie type files are displayed, are...
Posted by DAlex, on Feb 13, 2004 at 03:11 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: EyeHome 764 Views / 9 Replies  
I don't have one but am hoping to get one. I would be very interested to hear your thoughts on the eyehome when you get it working. Please keep us updated on how things work out. :)

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Feb 12, 2004 at 06:30 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thought so, oh well classic here I come :) ... 474 Views / 5 Replies  
Thought so, oh well classic here I come :)

I'll let you know how it runs when i do get it installed.

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Jan 30, 2004 at 06:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd like to, someone bought it for my birthday... 474 Views / 5 Replies  
I'd like to, someone bought it for my birthday but I cannot install it - I don't have os 9 on my imac anymore and the installer wants 9.

Any ideas? Aside rom re-installing 9 :)

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Jan 30, 2004 at 06:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry but I'm having to withdraw -... 2,814 Views / 30 Replies  
Sorry but I'm having to withdraw - time/issues/projects have caught up with me - back to just lurking but no crunching, sorry.

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Jan 19, 2004 at 07:30 PM, in Team MacNN
939 is not listed on the F@H proteins... 373 Views / 7 Replies  
939 is not listed on the F@H proteins list....maybe you've picked up a genome@home (did you specify F@H in your setup) or maybe you've got a new protein....

You may want to check as I don't think...
Posted by DAlex, on Jan 18, 2004 at 04:12 PM, in Team MacNN
It depends on which protein WU you are crunching... 373 Views / 7 Replies  
It depends on which protein WU you are crunching - on my xp2600 using the graphical client on protein 921 I'm looking at 16 hours, my iMac 800 is about twice that.

Plus your 24 hour of crunching...
Posted by DAlex, on Jan 18, 2004 at 11:54 AM, in Team MacNN
Well, managed to cobble a couple of machines... 2,814 Views / 30 Replies  
Well, managed to cobble a couple of machines together so yep, lurk status is off, F@H is running again - let's race!

DAlex

(just an iMac 800 and an XP2600 @ 2.2ghz)
Posted by DAlex, on Jan 18, 2004 at 04:53 AM, in Team MacNN
lurk, lurk, lurk F@H username: DAlex ... 2,814 Views / 30 Replies  
lurk, lurk, lurk

F@H username: DAlex

(just lurking but may be back properly soon....)
Posted by DAlex, on Jan 15, 2004 at 08:30 PM, in Team MacNN
Well, to be fair a centrino advert was pulled... 856 Views / 33 Replies  
Well, to be fair a centrino advert was pulled from newspapers/billboards e.t.c as it showed someone surfing wirelessly whilst sat in a chair at the edge of an ocean - it wasn't a realistic depiction...
Posted by DAlex, on Nov 11, 2003 at 10:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Cheers, must be something iffy with my... 490 Views / 7 Replies  
Cheers, must be something iffy with my connection.

Spheric - I like Spymac for the gallery, some neat stuff occasionally gets posted, but these boards are the first port of call!
Posted by DAlex, on Oct 31, 2003 at 02:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Spymac? 490 Views / 7 Replies  
Does anyone know if Spymac is down? I haven't been able to access the site since upgrading to Panther (could be a coincidence).

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Oct 31, 2003 at 09:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Panther Mail not recognizing Junk? 579 Views / 9 Replies  
I've had the same problem, but it is ok now. Not sure which of these made the difference but firstly I had it in training mode for a while, then I suspected that a rule I had implemented manually was...
Posted by DAlex, on Oct 25, 2003 at 06:58 PM, in Applications
Hmmm, don't know is the answer. I've not seen... 286 Views / 2 Replies  
Hmmm, don't know is the answer. I've not seen that problem, but for more/better info have a look at www.macwindows.com, they had an article about this ( I think!).

I hope I don't get that issue!
...
Posted by DAlex, on Sep 22, 2003 at 09:56 AM, in Networking
win 2003 server 286 Views / 2 Replies  
OK, here we go....I've got windows 2003 server working fine, my mac (10.2.6) can see and share files over smb and afp. But, does anyone now of a way of getting around the 32 character limit as part...
Posted by DAlex, on Sep 22, 2003 at 07:05 AM, in Networking
UK store is down 304 Views / 0 Replies  
Well, something is going on. The UK applestore is down, but not the US?

Could there be European updates only? Only joking.

Not long now.

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Sep 16, 2003 at 04:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep, the faster bus, garphics and... 4,117 Views / 65 Replies  
Yep, the faster bus, garphics and extreme/bluetooth makes for a nice increase over my original 17fp 800 iMac. I like the speed of mine and would imagine that the new iMac would be a very nice, nippy...
Posted by DAlex, on Sep 8, 2003 at 09:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hmm, updated/upgraded iMac and iPod, I'm... 4,117 Views / 65 Replies  
Hmm, updated/upgraded iMac and iPod, I'm surprised these weren't saved for the Paris Expo - makes you wonder what they may have in store for then.

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Sep 8, 2003 at 08:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Foot track 646 Views / 9 Replies  
You might want to try foottrack (see versiontracker) it sounds just what you are looking for.

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Sep 1, 2003 at 06:50 PM, in Applications
I also found this excellent resource: ... 479 Views / 12 Replies  
I also found this excellent resource:

http://maccentral.macworld.com/features/applescriptprimer00/

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Aug 20, 2003 at 07:03 PM, in Applications
Thank you, an excellent site/resource - well I... 479 Views / 12 Replies  
Thank you, an excellent site/resource - well I guess I know what I going to be reading this evening ;)

Cheers

DAlex
Posted by DAlex, on Aug 20, 2003 at 03:24 PM, in Applications
Thanks, I've been to the macscripter site but... 479 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks, I've been to the macscripter site but felt a bit technically lost - I think I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and start learning how to script. Having had a play with a few scripts I...
Posted by DAlex, on Aug 20, 2003 at 03:14 PM, in Applications
try tell application "Finder" to set the... 479 Views / 12 Replies  
try
tell application "Finder" to set the source_folder to (folder of the front window) as alias
on error -- no open folder windows
set the source_folder to path to desktop folder as alias
end...
Posted by DAlex, on Aug 20, 2003 at 02:51 PM, in Applications
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