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Sorry to hear it, and best to his family. 494 Views / 8 Replies  
Sorry to hear it, and best to his family.
Posted by chrisford, on May 23, 2014 at 09:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd... 1,070 Views / 17 Replies  
Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd co-opt this one. Apologies if this isn't the done thing :)

Do any of you lot have any experience of running Office 2004 on SL? I'm cautious of...
Posted by chrisford, on Aug 30, 2009 at 12:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Hi both - thanks for the advice. I've moved the... 376 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi both - thanks for the advice. I've moved the Rule to the top of the list as you suggest Nivag. I'm not sure I'll be able to set the rule on the server myself, but will speak to our support fella. ...
Posted by chrisford, on Sep 12, 2007 at 10:53 AM, in Applications
Intermittent failure of Mail rules 376 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi all -

I'm running the latest version of Mail.app on a new iMac. My mail is distributed via imap on a server running Exchange. I use a series of rules, one of which looks for a specific string...
Posted by chrisford, on Sep 12, 2007 at 08:24 AM, in Applications
Intermittent failure of Mail rules 147 Views / 0 Replies  
Edit for removal
Posted by chrisford, on Sep 12, 2007 at 08:23 AM, in Applications
Hi onlyone-jc - As I understand it, the... 483 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi onlyone-jc -

As I understand it, the method you're describing just down-scales the higher resolution to one that your TV can support (1024x768 in your case). So whilst the Mac may render the...
Posted by chrisford, on Sep 10, 2007 at 02:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks Grrr - that's really useful feedback. It's... 585 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks Grrr - that's really useful feedback. It's a toss-up for me whether to delay my order until I've seen them in the flesh, or go with the order and receive it earlier.

Thanks again for your...
Posted by chrisford, on Aug 10, 2007 at 03:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, and seem pretty... 585 Views / 9 Replies  
Well,


and



seem pretty damning to me. I was just wondering if anyone who had seen a 20" machine could give their opinion.
Posted by chrisford, on Aug 10, 2007 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Anyone seen a 20" iMac in the flesh? 585 Views / 9 Replies  
I was just reading Macintouch, and saw that a few respondents were really quite damning about the screen on the 20" iMac:



Macintouch Reader Report...
Posted by chrisford, on Aug 10, 2007 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've just order the 2.4 20", which probably makes... 699 Views / 20 Replies  
I've just order the 2.4 20", which probably makes me a bit stoopid, given Apple's 1.0 release problems in the past. I'm justifying it to myself by thinking that this isn't too great a revision...
Posted by chrisford, on Aug 9, 2007 at 06:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
If it's any consolation, I spoke with Cancom who... 634 Views / 7 Replies  
If it's any consolation, I spoke with Cancom who told me that they wouldn't be receiving any stock for a fortnight or so. I ended up placing my order with Apple directly.
Posted by chrisford, on Aug 8, 2007 at 01:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
I understand the desire to move away from Office... 1,844 Views / 71 Replies  
I understand the desire to move away from Office (I have to use (Mac) Word and Powerpoint day-in, day-out at work, and I loathe it) but it would be a huge difficulty to try and use any other...
Posted by chrisford, on Jul 15, 2007 at 05:31 PM, in Applications
Ah, Artlantis looks interesting - I have a... 643 Views / 9 Replies  
Ah, Artlantis looks interesting - I have a version of Sketchup which I've fiddled with, but I hadn't thought of exporting the models into another renderer.

Thanks for the advice all.
Posted by chrisford, on Jul 12, 2007 at 06:21 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Is there really no option to set 'phone profiles... 2,769 Views / 49 Replies  
Is there really no option to set 'phone profiles (Silent, Meeting, etc.)? That seems a very odd omission.
Posted by chrisford, on Jul 1, 2007 at 03:00 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I was thinking exactly the same thing recently -... 13,894 Views / 199 Replies  
I was thinking exactly the same thing recently - is anyone aware of any way of achieving this? Even if it means editing some swollen plist...
Posted by chrisford, on Jun 25, 2007 at 04:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Yikes. Can someone reassure me that the enormous... 5,829 Views / 297 Replies  
Yikes. Can someone reassure me that the enormous dropshadow was put on by the fella who uploaded the image?

If not, that's - erm - icky.
Posted by chrisford, on Jun 25, 2007 at 10:07 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the replies everyone - I think I'll... 643 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for the replies everyone - I think I'll give Bryce a go (I haven't tried that app since my 7200/90); it looks like I need to upgrade my copy of Illustrator to get the 'extrude' function that...
Posted by chrisford, on Jun 21, 2007 at 04:24 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hi Jono - I'm under the impression that... 643 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi Jono -

I'm under the impression that these kind of diagrams would be quicker in a 3d package - it's very possible I'm dreaming tho'..! At the moment, I'm using a combination of primitives in...
Posted by chrisford, on Jun 20, 2007 at 12:46 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Simple 3d modeller and render package? 643 Views / 9 Replies  
Hello all -

For work, I need to create a set of diagrams, all of a similar style. You can see an example here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37912375393@N01/575934155/).

I'm looking for an...
Posted by chrisford, on Jun 20, 2007 at 12:13 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
That attitude is the opposite of good design - if... 4,602 Views / 100 Replies  
That attitude is the opposite of good design - if a method of storing metadata clutters up a file system with unnecessary files, the method should be improved. Asking people to 'get used to it' isn't...
Posted by chrisford, on Apr 23, 2007 at 02:15 PM, in Mac OS X
The Hansel & Gretel method of leaving .ds files... 4,602 Views / 100 Replies  
The Hansel & Gretel method of leaving .ds files everywhere might be useful (to Mac users) but I agree with Peeb: it's a poor design choice.

As others have mentioned, these files are invisible to...
Posted by chrisford, on Apr 22, 2007 at 10:44 AM, in Mac OS X
Edited, and removed because I clearly had my... 1,042 Views / 11 Replies  
Edited, and removed because I clearly had my brains set on Off...
Posted by chrisford, on Apr 18, 2007 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Baldur's Gate II, OsX and failed saves 574 Views / 0 Replies  
Hey all -

In a fit of retro-gaming-excitement, I picked up BGII, looking to nurture my virtual beard and dust off my legendary 1d20 of Orc-y-smiting.

Still a great game, but I'm having some...
Posted by chrisford, on Jan 22, 2007 at 06:25 AM, in Gaming
I've had two root canal procedures and both have... 1,354 Views / 32 Replies  
I've had two root canal procedures and both have been a walk in the park; the description of what is done (drilling thro' the tooth to expose the nerve, removal of the nerve end and filling the hole...
Posted by chrisford, on Dec 6, 2006 at 11:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hi - I've just updated to 7.0.2 and have... 1,176 Views / 13 Replies  
Hi -

I've just updated to 7.0.2 and have discovered that a proportion of my (legit and purchased) tracks are no longer authorised to me.

I'll add my username and password and iTunes will...
Posted by chrisford, on Nov 2, 2006 at 08:50 AM, in Applications
I second Paparazzi - great piece of software imo.... 811 Views / 7 Replies  
I second Paparazzi - great piece of software imo. Extremely compact, focused and simple to use.
Posted by chrisford, on Oct 4, 2006 at 06:55 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I don't think this is anything to do with... 2,223 Views / 53 Replies  
I don't think this is anything to do with anti-American bias (or at least, not as I'm reading it). I do think, however, that porieux is either very young, or not the sharpest tool in the box. This is...
Posted by chrisford, on Oct 1, 2006 at 06:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think Greenamp has a point Lateralus - and I... 18,886 Views / 321 Replies  
I think Greenamp has a point Lateralus - and I think that there's a difference between wanting all that power and needing all that power. If you need that oomph, then you'll pay the bucks for it. If...
Posted by chrisford, on Aug 7, 2006 at 03:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey Analogika - Sure, I see your point -... 2,417 Views / 100 Replies  
Hey Analogika -

Sure, I see your point - it's just that it has more than a whiff of "But he seemed such a nice, quiet man". As said by the neighbours of the man who's just disembowelled thirteen...
Posted by chrisford, on Jul 17, 2006 at 01:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hi Besson3c - Interesting development, AJAX.... 448 Views / 15 Replies  
Hi Besson3c -

Interesting development, AJAX. It's a useful suite of techniques, tricks and tweaks that allow very rapid feedback to the user. As you say, it's most commonly used in form completion...
Posted by chrisford, on Jul 17, 2006 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've never quite got my head round this argument... 2,417 Views / 100 Replies  
I've never quite got my head round this argument - "Yes, m'lud - the defendant may well have swung at the policeman, stamped on the kitten and urinated over the national flag, but - to his eternal...
Posted by chrisford, on Jul 17, 2006 at 09:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey WOPR - I hope I'm not teaching my... 9,834 Views / 179 Replies  
Hey WOPR -

I hope I'm not teaching my mother's mother to suck eggs, but Apple-T gets me a new tab. Or are you more of a mouse-and-click man?

cf
Posted by chrisford, on Jun 30, 2006 at 12:42 PM, in Mac OS X
Entourage and 10.4.7 289 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all -

I've just updated my dual 2gHz G5 to 10.4.7. Entourage now appears to have barfed, with the "Send & Receive" button greyed out, and (seemingly) no ability to check email.

This might be...
Posted by chrisford, on Jun 30, 2006 at 10:28 AM, in Applications
Exactly the same problem here - been happening... 764 Views / 14 Replies  
Exactly the same problem here - been happening for some time now. Weirdly, if I get two alerts from Messenger (one for Inbox and for - say - new mail in the spam folder) clicking both alerts will...
Posted by chrisford, on Jun 27, 2006 at 07:02 PM, in Applications
Similar experience here, broken up by a group of... 555 Views / 10 Replies  
Similar experience here, broken up by a group of 30 people concertedly removing a local racist. Ended up with the image below:

Jpeg hosted at Flickr...
Posted by chrisford, on May 29, 2006 at 10:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hi Sean - I'm no expert in this at all, but... 1,103 Views / 18 Replies  
Hi Sean -

I'm no expert in this at all, but I've heard dire warnings about running with the case open - I think you're absolutely correct when you say you'll take it to your Mac dealership -...
Posted by chrisford, on May 22, 2006 at 01:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hi Sean - Sorry to hear that it's still... 1,103 Views / 18 Replies  
Hi Sean -

Sorry to hear that it's still causing problems. I'd advise that you get the machine in front of a certified tech - it sounds as tho' the problem is somewhat serious, and certainly...
Posted by chrisford, on May 21, 2006 at 03:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hi Leeroy79 - Sorry to hear about your Mac.... 1,103 Views / 18 Replies  
Hi Leeroy79 -

Sorry to hear about your Mac. Firstly, removing the ram is very simple - a novice like me can do it. Just use a firm, steady force to remove the chips and store them away from...
Posted by chrisford, on May 20, 2006 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks SMacTech - you've hit the nail on the head... 474 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks SMacTech - you've hit the nail on the head I think. There seems to be an issue - accepted by Adobe - that Illustrator 10 has this issue. Their advice is similar to yours - or pay them a wad a...
Posted by chrisford, on May 10, 2006 at 01:04 PM, in Applications
Problem saving Illustrator files to a Windows File Server 474 Views / 2 Replies  
Hello all -

I'm running 10.4.6 here in the office. We've made the (foolish?) decision to work from a central, Windows-based file server. When working in Illustrator, I can save any file perfectly...
Posted by chrisford, on May 10, 2006 at 06:43 AM, in Applications
Does anyone mind if I drop the "Play nice or... 1,812 Views / 57 Replies  
Does anyone mind if I drop the "Play nice or don't play at all" card?

:)

I think much of the disagreement here stems from personal opinion: I think Abe values very highly the aesthetic or...
Posted by chrisford, on May 3, 2006 at 04:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hi Abe - I think I'd agree with your... 1,812 Views / 57 Replies  
Hi Abe -

I think I'd agree with your definition, but I'd probably want to extend it a little. Historically, a great deal of art has been created to appeal to the senses, but that intention or...
Posted by chrisford, on May 3, 2006 at 04:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
(Oh now I've gone and fallen for the bait...) ... 1,812 Views / 57 Replies  
(Oh now I've gone and fallen for the bait...)

Abe, the statement above is just ridiculous. "not ... widely considered beautiful'? How can anyone make that statement? The style which Picasso...
Posted by chrisford, on May 2, 2006 at 03:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hi Tomchu - Now that bit I can agree with!... 1,855 Views / 36 Replies  
Hi Tomchu -

Now that bit I can agree with! I don't think Windows Classic is particularly poor in general; just that the OS contains a number of glaring defects that can make for a rather poor...
Posted by chrisford, on Apr 27, 2006 at 06:28 PM, in Applications
Hi Tomchu - Not wanting to start any... 1,855 Views / 36 Replies  
Hi Tomchu -

Not wanting to start any bickering or anything, but I'd argue against your position here I think. I've not seen any research to suggest that what you say is correct. In fact, I've not...
Posted by chrisford, on Apr 27, 2006 at 10:44 AM, in Applications
OSX 10.4.4, a Powerbook, a server and my small brain 367 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all.

Reading the Apple site, I saw the following:

And if you connect and disconnect from servers frequently, Tiger will make your life a little easier. Tiger can maintain a persistent...
Posted by chrisford, on Feb 27, 2006 at 04:41 PM, in Mac OS X
Seconded. Felbie - apologies for the rude welcome... 756 Views / 7 Replies  
Seconded. Felbie - apologies for the rude welcome to the forums. Just as reassurance - generally the ratio of inconsiderate to helpful members is a lot better than this thread may suggest.

Welcome...
Posted by chrisford, on Feb 16, 2006 at 10:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi Theodour - I've just tried a restart -... 9,347 Views / 122 Replies  
Hi Theodour -

I've just tried a restart - Safari still seems a little more sluggish when moving windows, but it's marginal and not any real problem, I don't think. Thanks for the advice tho'.
...
Posted by chrisford, on Jan 12, 2006 at 06:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Hi Theodour - I seem to be having similar... 9,347 Views / 122 Replies  
Hi Theodour -

I seem to be having similar problems (Safari window dragging and minimising is choppy). This is on a 1gHz al-book which has a Nvidia 5200Go (I believe). Not a major problem, just...
Posted by chrisford, on Jan 11, 2006 at 04:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Hi - I bought a Canon Pixma ip4000 and few... 876 Views / 12 Replies  
Hi -

I bought a Canon Pixma ip4000 and few months back and have been very happy with it. It prints quickly, the quality is excellent and the ink life seems very good so far. It also has a number...
Posted by chrisford, on Dec 11, 2005 at 01:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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