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I get all my Mac ram from them, very satisfied... 2,792 Views / 47 Replies  
I get all my Mac ram from them, very satisfied with their memory. I got a 6GB kit for my new 2.6 quad and haven't had any problems.
Posted by Macrat, on Apr 3, 2009 at 08:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm out on the west side of Houston near I-10 and... 1,624 Views / 86 Replies  
I'm out on the west side of Houston near I-10 and Dairy Ashford. Apparently they are working to restore power mainly starting from the west towards the east.
Posted by Macrat, on Sep 16, 2008 at 09:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just got power back a few minutes ago along with... 1,624 Views / 86 Replies  
Just got power back a few minutes ago along with what appears to be normal water pressure, only a couple minutes after my reading candle finished itself off. The damage around here is consistent with...
Posted by Macrat, on Sep 15, 2008 at 12:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well I've decided to ride it out at home rather... 1,624 Views / 86 Replies  
Well I've decided to ride it out at home rather than brave the traffic. I guess I'm a lot more pessimistic since Rita and going through the whole evacuation thing once before. While I still have...
Posted by Macrat, on Sep 12, 2008 at 03:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Slow loading main page 623 Views / 1 Replies  
The main Macnn news page (headline+news option) always hangs up trying to load the column of banners on the right side of the page. I usually use Firefox and on my Powerbook it can sit there and...
Posted by Macrat, on Feb 26, 2008 at 03:04 PM, in Feedback
I had two co-workers with Beetles, and they were... 959 Views / 48 Replies  
I had two co-workers with Beetles, and they were in the shop all the time as well. I just remember hearing about getting headlight bulbs replaced for $100 a pop, and brake pads for $200, because...
Posted by Macrat, on Jan 24, 2008 at 09:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I second this, cheap enough to not worry about... 1,666 Views / 76 Replies  
I second this, cheap enough to not worry about losing/damaging and small enough to fit in my jeans change pocket. Works really great for screwing on my tripod camera mount to my camera when folded.
...
Posted by Macrat, on Dec 4, 2007 at 09:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This happens to me all the time as well, I would... 5,858 Views / 7 Replies  
This happens to me all the time as well, I would also like to know how to find that out. I usually only have Mail, Firefox and maybe Photoshop running.
Posted by Macrat, on Nov 9, 2007 at 08:22 AM, in Mac OS X
Finder > Preferences > Advanced > Show warning... 8,961 Views / 152 Replies  
Finder > Preferences > Advanced > Show warning before changing an extension

The option to turn off that stupid warning alone makes it worth the $130.
Posted by Macrat, on Oct 28, 2007 at 08:25 PM, in Mac OS X
I do this for every major release as well, keeps... 1,757 Views / 15 Replies  
I do this for every major release as well, keeps things clean without worrying about any residual haxies or not-quite-compatible software.
Posted by Macrat, on Oct 26, 2007 at 09:05 AM, in Mac OS X
Oops, Mail sent all my Craigslist email to my... 243 Views / 2 Replies  
Oops, Mail sent all my Craigslist email to my spam folder. :err:

I've got a bunch of responses, but if no one comes through I'll check out the shipping.

Sorry!
Posted by Macrat, on Aug 11, 2007 at 08:23 PM, in Marketplace
FREE Umax S900 workhorse 243 Views / 2 Replies  
I started a posting on Craigslist but haven't gotten any responses, so maybe someone here would be interested.

It's a Umax S900 apple clone workstation, upgraded to a G3 (300 I think) processor,...
Posted by Macrat, on Aug 11, 2007 at 08:51 AM, in Marketplace
For iWeb, has the exceptionally large and slow... 5,698 Views / 143 Replies  
For iWeb, has the exceptionally large and slow loading published website images been fixed? Or is there at least an image quality preference now?
Posted by Macrat, on Aug 8, 2007 at 08:53 AM, in Applications
Can't really decide between these two: ... 1,467 Views / 53 Replies  
Can't really decide between these two:
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/416ET97DCNL._AA240_.jpg
http://www.jivemagazine.com/data/posts/2586/pic1.jpg
Posted by Macrat, on Jul 21, 2007 at 09:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That was incredible! I found a little... 6,299 Views / 54 Replies  
That was incredible!

I found a little behind the scenes vid: YouTube - Ferrari F1 Spot Shell Roma 2007 Bertolini (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmMsAsmrqdY)
Posted by Macrat, on Mar 22, 2007 at 09:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This happens once in while to me too, but only... 310 Views / 4 Replies  
This happens once in while to me too, but only with Photoshop (CS). It could be either opening files or saving files. If I switch back through command-tab it still just sits there doing nothing, I...
Posted by Macrat, on Oct 31, 2006 at 08:26 AM, in Applications
That font is called "Group Sex", I found it... 2,492 Views / 67 Replies  
That font is called "Group Sex", I found it somewhere online years ago and kept it as a joke.
Posted by Macrat, on Sep 20, 2006 at 08:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't do authoring, but I do design menus for a... 443 Views / 3 Replies  
I don't do authoring, but I do design menus for a living so I can answer these. Keep in mind the dvd menus are based on antiquated 1990's tech. It's best to think of each menu as a video you play and...
Posted by Macrat, on Sep 3, 2006 at 08:01 AM, in Applications
I create a folder for the image, select it as the... 501 Views / 7 Replies  
I create a folder for the image, select it as the background, then use Tinkertool (set it to show all invisible files). Then add the period at the beginning of the folder name, and set Tinkertool...
Posted by Macrat, on Jun 9, 2006 at 03:42 PM, in Mac OS X
DVD Player: I would like somebody to tell apple... 39,018 Views / 443 Replies  
DVD Player: I would like somebody to tell apple dvd video is 720x480 (720x540 unstretched), not the scaled down 640x480 crap we get from it now.

Oh, and it would be great if the finder/OS would...
Posted by Macrat, on Apr 28, 2006 at 03:41 PM, in Mac OS X
Anything from DJ Assault: Jefferson Avenue. ... 1,774 Views / 57 Replies  
Anything from DJ Assault: Jefferson Avenue.

Includes such jems as "Nipples-N-Clits" (think Kibbles-n-Bits) and "Nut in Your Eye."
Posted by Macrat, on Apr 3, 2006 at 10:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This happens to my G5 at work all the time as... 1,329 Views / 5 Replies  
This happens to my G5 at work all the time as well. I let it go to sleep when I leave, then it usually takes 2 tries in the morning to wake up. Sometimes it just keeps hitting the snooze button, even...
Posted by Macrat, on Feb 7, 2006 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Very nice, I love RJD2; Regarding Illustrator in... 701 Views / 16 Replies  
Very nice, I love RJD2; Regarding Illustrator in AE, just be sure to have 'Best Quality' set in the output settings when you render, that will keep it from being pixelated. You can also set each...
Posted by Macrat, on Jan 24, 2006 at 11:24 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
What happened to the S-video out? I don't see any... 65,721 Views / 767 Replies  
What happened to the S-video out? I don't see any way of getting video to a TV. :err:

They went and added the awesome Front Row and remote to turn it into a nice media computer, then take away...
Posted by Macrat, on Jan 10, 2006 at 04:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's not bluetooth :thumbsdow 430 Views / 3 Replies  
It's not bluetooth :thumbsdow
Posted by Macrat, on Jan 1, 2006 at 09:56 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Or you could just copy the image in Illustrator,... 699 Views / 6 Replies  
Or you could just copy the image in Illustrator, go back to Photoshop, create a new image and hit paste. It should be at it's native size.
Posted by Macrat, on Nov 22, 2005 at 03:32 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I just got a 1.42 combo from MacZone that was... 4,121 Views / 36 Replies  
I just got a 1.42 combo from MacZone that was ordered on Sunday, and it ended up being the upgraded one.
Posted by Macrat, on Nov 17, 2005 at 10:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
According to xlr8yourmac.com the update... 1,344 Views / 14 Replies  
According to xlr8yourmac.com the update breaks/changes something in OpenGL, so a lot of programs are affected.
Posted by Macrat, on Nov 10, 2005 at 03:28 PM, in Gaming
Nope, not with the current DVD spec technology.... 283 Views / 1 Replies  
Nope, not with the current DVD spec technology. The HD DVD specs I've seen so far appear to make that a possibility in the future though.
Posted by Macrat, on Oct 14, 2005 at 02:34 PM, in Applications
Turned out Adblock was causing a conflict with... 1,788 Views / 46 Replies  
Turned out Adblock was causing a conflict with Flash, hopefully it will be updated soon.
Posted by Macrat, on Oct 7, 2005 at 10:46 PM, in Applications
Does flash work at all for anyone? It was always... 1,788 Views / 46 Replies  
Does flash work at all for anyone? It was always extremely flaky before, but now it doesnt seem to work.
Posted by Macrat, on Oct 7, 2005 at 10:21 AM, in Applications
I'm just about to order that Crucial ram on... 559 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm just about to order that Crucial ram on Newegg, but there is a review for it there where someone says it doesn't work with their 17" powerbook. Has anyone ordered it from them?
Posted by Macrat, on Sep 28, 2005 at 02:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got out of Houston Thursday, it just happens... 1,671 Views / 58 Replies  
I got out of Houston Thursday, it just happens that one of the 3 times I fly anywhere during the year falls on this.

I packed my car with the most important stuff, and took off from home on the...
Posted by Macrat, on Sep 23, 2005 at 11:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone try it with a large font collection yet?... 926 Views / 11 Replies  
Anyone try it with a large font collection yet? (6000+) I'm itching to replace Suitecase, and this looks pretty sweet.
Posted by Macrat, on Sep 18, 2005 at 10:37 AM, in Applications
I miss: Printing a finder window Being... 12,759 Views / 280 Replies  
I miss:

Printing a finder window

Being able to turn off menu blinking

'classic window mode' i.e. all documents belonging to a app are grouped together, so when you click on a visible doc...
Posted by Macrat, on Sep 4, 2005 at 11:04 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Illustrator 10 / CS Suitcase Finder 1,315 Views / 46 Replies  
Illustrator 10 / CS

Suitcase

Finder
Posted by Macrat, on Aug 26, 2005 at 03:04 PM, in Applications
On http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/ they mention this... 3,123 Views / 32 Replies  
On http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/ they mention this update breaks all 64-bit apps. Apparently Apple has stopped the automatic release of the update already.
Posted by Macrat, on Aug 17, 2005 at 09:54 AM, in Mac OS X
It must be starting to get chilly at a certain... 15,987 Views / 280 Replies  
It must be starting to get chilly at a certain bad place. Combining a trackball and mouse sounds like a really cool idea. But I like to rest my fingers on all three primary buttons, clicking at whim,...
Posted by Macrat, on Aug 2, 2005 at 09:55 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
VODcasting? 267 Views / 0 Replies  
Anyone heard of this before? It looks pretty cool...

http://www.vodcast.nl/index.html
Posted by Macrat, on Jul 21, 2005 at 08:58 PM, in Applications
We have the big-honkin' Sony FW900 at work, 24... 1,754 Views / 32 Replies  
We have the big-honkin' Sony FW900 at work, 24 widescreen inches and like 90lbs of CRT goodness. At home I just have a Dell 2005fpw, but I don't use it for design work.
Posted by Macrat, on Jul 6, 2005 at 03:24 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Have they fixed the gap between songs? (one can... 3,455 Views / 97 Replies  
Have they fixed the gap between songs? (one can always dream)
Posted by Macrat, on Jun 28, 2005 at 10:04 AM, in Applications
XLR8 MAChSpeed Control 336 Views / 0 Replies  
Has anyone tried this? The description doesn't go into much detail, but it appears to be able to control lots of cpu type stuff through software.

linky...
Posted by Macrat, on Jun 3, 2005 at 10:09 AM, in Applications
New version 2.1 is now out, seems to work good so... 470 Views / 6 Replies  
New version 2.1 is now out, seems to work good so far with Tiger.
Posted by Macrat, on May 24, 2005 at 11:21 PM, in Applications
As far as I know, yes. I really miss having the... 519 Views / 3 Replies  
As far as I know, yes. I really miss having the total number of messages and mailbox size too.
Posted by Macrat, on May 17, 2005 at 10:06 AM, in Applications
I tried to use 2.0.3 in Tiger (which works fine... 470 Views / 6 Replies  
I tried to use 2.0.3 in Tiger (which works fine in Panter), but no-go. ASM and the classic window mode feature is what finally let me start using OSX full time, I can't stand not having it. There is...
Posted by Macrat, on May 15, 2005 at 11:50 PM, in Applications
I'll probably be holding off until 10.4.1 or .2... 1,388 Views / 33 Replies  
I'll probably be holding off until 10.4.1 or .2 or something. Nothing in Tiger really excites me, except maybe for the new Preview and the built-in slideshow stuff. Which is a shame, as I was...
Posted by Macrat, on Apr 28, 2005 at 10:05 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm with Agent69, I have no use for Spotlight. I... 1,977 Views / 62 Replies  
I'm with Agent69, I have no use for Spotlight. I am more concerned about the performance hit with it on, I would rather have it off with no possible slowdown on my old powerbook, unless it is truly...
Posted by Macrat, on Apr 19, 2005 at 03:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Indeed it much speedier, here are my results on a... 4,076 Views / 99 Replies  
Indeed it much speedier, here are my results on a Tibook 667:

Safari 1.2.4: 120 sec.
Safari 1.3: 16 sec.
Firefox: 45 sec.
G4 optimized Firefox: 28 sec.
Internet Exploder: 82 sec.
Posted by Macrat, on Apr 17, 2005 at 02:43 PM, in Applications
Seems like a fun game, reminds me of Marble... 1,257 Views / 21 Replies  
Seems like a fun game, reminds me of Marble Blast. I could only play it for 5 minutes though, it is almost impossible to control without mouselook. :hmm:
Posted by Macrat, on Mar 20, 2005 at 11:12 AM, in Gaming
Under preferences: Synchronize source to target ... 1,076 Views / 9 Replies  
Under preferences: Synchronize source to target

This will go through all the files (still takes a little bit of time) comparing the two drives and just copies what is different.
Posted by Macrat, on Nov 30, 2004 at 11:09 PM, in Applications
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