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Sticky: Here's my humble home office setup. I'll do some... 1,080,451 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Here's my humble home office setup. I'll do some cable management as soon as I get the time.

Unibody 15" MBP
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/3017840960_5f8dd9c7a6_b_d.jpg


Thinkpad T61p...
Posted by jamil5454, on Nov 9, 2008 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Saw your post on macrumors.com forums. I... 468,200 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Saw your post on macrumors.com forums.

I thought the hacker setups in Live Free or Die Hard and The Matrix were cool, but yours wins hands-down.
Posted by jamil5454, on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
The drive in the new MBP is a different beast... 4,836 Views / 6 Replies  
The drive in the new MBP is a different beast than the one in the old MBP.

Unfortunately, it sounds like the drive isn't liking the generic media you used for the DVD.
Posted by jamil5454, on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would definitely say the glossy screen on my... 858 Views / 15 Replies  
I would definitely say the glossy screen on my new MBP can sometimes become almost unusable, but for the most part I haven't noticed any reflections.

I would have certainly chosen the matte option...
Posted by jamil5454, on Oct 27, 2008 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just FYI-- The new 2.4 GHz Macbook DOES have... 2,156 Views / 8 Replies  
Just FYI--

The new 2.4 GHz Macbook DOES have the backlit keyboard, but the lesser model (2.0 Ghz) does NOT.
Posted by jamil5454, on Oct 23, 2008 at 07:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
43 seconds MacBook Pro Late 2008. 2.53 Ghz,... 26,341 Views / 286 Replies  
43 seconds

MacBook Pro Late 2008. 2.53 Ghz, 4GB DDR3, 320GB 5400 rpm, running on integrated 9400M. CS4
Posted by jamil5454, on Oct 21, 2008 at 06:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
I would suspect either the cables or the switch... 3,996 Views / 21 Replies  
I would suspect either the cables or the switch itself. Have you tried rebooting the switch to clear the ARP cache? What's the specific model of the switch?

My folk's home was custom-built last...
Posted by jamil5454, on Oct 18, 2008 at 02:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple's changed nothing about the existence of... 2,486 Views / 110 Replies  
Apple's changed nothing about the existence of Firewire on your current machine, so if all your stuff was working before the new MacBook release there's no reason it shouldn't continue working.
...
Posted by jamil5454, on Oct 18, 2008 at 12:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It seems the new MacBook pro is more of... 752 Views / 21 Replies  
It seems the new MacBook pro is more of evolutionary step. The 9600M and displayport are arguably the only two feature enhancements; everything else that's supposedly better is based off preference....
Posted by jamil5454, on Oct 15, 2008 at 11:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I suggest the 15" + external display route,... 739 Views / 18 Replies  
I suggest the 15" + external display route, unless you absolutely need the big screen on the road.
Posted by jamil5454, on Aug 31, 2008 at 10:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you're already familiar with the Unix shell... 733 Views / 2 Replies  
If you're already familiar with the Unix shell then you shouldn't need any GUI programs. Enable syntax highlighting in vim and you're set :P

However, if you're like me and enjoy making your...
Posted by jamil5454, on Aug 8, 2008 at 09:51 AM, in Developer Center
Fedora 9 was just released and it's really a nice... 549 Views / 9 Replies  
Fedora 9 was just released and it's really a nice OS. The PPC version should have no problems detecting the hardware on an oldish Mac.

Suse is great too... haven't used it since Novell bought it...
Posted by jamil5454, on May 19, 2008 at 02:27 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Certain MacBooks are more heat-sensitive than... 5,691 Views / 8 Replies  
Certain MacBooks are more heat-sensitive than others. Mine, unfortunately, seems to be one of the sensitive ones. It's definitely embarrassing in class when your laptop is loud enough to distract...
Posted by jamil5454, on May 19, 2008 at 04:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If they upgrade to support HD output, they will... 1,759 Views / 59 Replies  
If they upgrade to support HD output, they will most likely need to give the console much, much more powerful graphics processing capabilities. Otherwise, Wii games will have to look even more...
Posted by jamil5454, on May 19, 2008 at 03:37 AM, in Gaming
I just got it for PS3 and never having played a... 35,675 Views / 1,342 Replies  
I just got it for PS3 and never having played a GTA game before, I have to say this is one sweet game. Played for about 12 hours total and haven't had any of the freezing issues others have had.
...
Posted by jamil5454, on May 5, 2008 at 12:47 PM, in Gaming
For the features and quality of materials (not to... 1,587 Views / 28 Replies  
For the features and quality of materials (not to mention the operating system), the low end MacBook Pro with the edu discount is a very competitive price. I almost wish I picked one up instead of...
Posted by jamil5454, on Apr 27, 2008 at 04:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This has to be specifically supported by the... 490 Views / 6 Replies  
This has to be specifically supported by the video driver, and I haven't heard of anything like this supported on a consumer card.
Posted by jamil5454, on Apr 26, 2008 at 02:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
So true for me as well. If I find I'm not making... 4,959 Views / 5 Replies  
So true for me as well. If I find I'm not making progress on some work at home, I pack up and head to campus or a coffee shop.
Posted by jamil5454, on Apr 1, 2008 at 12:46 PM, in Developer Center
I believe the iBook G4s only had one RAM slot... 913 Views / 6 Replies  
I believe the iBook G4s only had one RAM slot with another 256MB soldered on the logic board, so you're going to want to look for one stick of 1G DDR SO-DIMM.
Posted by jamil5454, on Mar 29, 2008 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sweet! You can now double-click in an empty area... 2,481 Views / 27 Replies  
Sweet! You can now double-click in an empty area of the tab bar to open a new tab.
Posted by jamil5454, on Mar 20, 2008 at 12:53 PM, in Applications
I believe what you need is regular old DDR, not... 358 Views / 4 Replies  
I believe what you need is regular old DDR, not DDR2. This (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820141198) should work.
Posted by jamil5454, on Mar 20, 2008 at 12:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
I get the same thing on my Nov '07 MacBook. I... 429 Views / 11 Replies  
I get the same thing on my Nov '07 MacBook. I believe it has to due with the power management features of the CPU, but I've just learned to deal with it.
Posted by jamil5454, on Mar 20, 2008 at 03:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just changed the line to: [myText... 5,332 Views / 3 Replies  
I just changed the line to:

[myText drawAtPoint:CGPointMake(100.0,100.0) withFont:[UIFont fontWithName:@"Helvetica" size:12.0]];

Now, the app runs in Aspen but it doesn't display anything. I'm...
Posted by jamil5454, on Mar 13, 2008 at 08:30 PM, in Developer Center
Getting Started with iPhone Development? 5,332 Views / 3 Replies  
I can't seem to get started with iPhone development. Even the simplest tasks seem extremely complicated. For instance, on my two hour plane flight I decided to try and get a HelloWorld app running in...
Posted by jamil5454, on Mar 13, 2008 at 07:41 PM, in Developer Center
Am I the only one that noticed June is only 3... 3,121 Views / 32 Replies  
Am I the only one that noticed June is only 3 months away, not 6?

Three months isn't too bad to wait if you're waiting on something you couldn't live without, but the iPhone truly is awesome and I...
Posted by jamil5454, on Mar 8, 2008 at 12:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If your memory passed AHT, then it's a software... 266 Views / 2 Replies  
If your memory passed AHT, then it's a software problem. Sometimes a program isn't expecting more than 2GB of physical memory and adding more will cause problems (ie Windows XP sound recorder).
Posted by jamil5454, on Mar 3, 2008 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
The first thing to keep in mind when using OS X... 809 Views / 5 Replies  
The first thing to keep in mind when using OS X is that it's not Windows. The vast majority of applications for Mac are all self-contained in one package file. This is the file you download and drag...
Posted by jamil5454, on Mar 3, 2008 at 01:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Coming from a PB, you would most likely regret... 1,272 Views / 49 Replies  
Coming from a PB, you would most likely regret moving to a MacBook. FW800 is faster than FW400 for external drives. Also, the 6MB cache in the upper-end MBP should help with image processing.

And...
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 27, 2008 at 06:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I did away with my PC and went with a MacBook.... 3,184 Views / 84 Replies  
I did away with my PC and went with a MacBook. For me, it's more beneficial to be able to work in coffee shops and on campus in groups rather than having a faster, larger hard drive.

I have a 20"...
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 27, 2008 at 11:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
1. When you're setting up port forwarding in your... 340 Views / 1 Replies  
1. When you're setting up port forwarding in your router config page you shouldn't need your public IP address... you need the internal IP address of the Mac Pro (as seen by the router). The public...
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 19, 2008 at 03:20 AM, in Networking
Not possible. 3,085 Views / 14 Replies  
Not possible.
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 18, 2008 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you already have it, I would install it. Time... 497 Views / 12 Replies  
If you already have it, I would install it. Time Machine is sweet and Stacks is pretty nifty as well.
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 15, 2008 at 04:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Add me to the list of people who's got a cracked... 18,547 Views / 96 Replies  
Add me to the list of people who's got a cracked Macbook. Mine's only 3 weeks old and cracked in the notorious location on the right side palm rest.

And I close my screen very gently... I believe...
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 13, 2008 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This works well if you're watching movies but if... 6,646 Views / 15 Replies  
This works well if you're watching movies but if you need to mix surround the only real option is a multi-channel external audio interface because Logic/Final Cut doesn't send optical audio as a...
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 11, 2008 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
As P said, using the optical output for surround... 6,646 Views / 15 Replies  
As P said, using the optical output for surround mixing might not be the best solution. Usually, professionals who want to mix and create multi-channel audio will use a professional external audio...
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 10, 2008 at 11:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Those boxes can take quite a pounding. I've seen... 559 Views / 9 Replies  
Those boxes can take quite a pounding. I've seen first-hand some gnarly falls and bumps and upon opening the box there wasn't a single crack or dent to be found.
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 6, 2008 at 12:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Interesting. So what's the difference between... 438 Views / 5 Replies  
Interesting. So what's the difference between which and whereis?
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 6, 2008 at 11:53 AM, in Developer Center
This... 1,505 Views / 3 Replies  
This (http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=4&subcategory=136&product=9468) will do the trick very nicely. What you need is not another sound card, but a digital decoder that will take...
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 3, 2008 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Making RL friends. 776 Views / 41 Replies  
Making RL friends.
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 2, 2008 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just downloaded this and I gotta say it's... 704 Views / 11 Replies  
Just downloaded this and I gotta say it's definitely worth $10 (or more if you're not sober).
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 2, 2008 at 01:33 PM, in Gaming
Mine's the same as my 'NN username, and I... 483 Views / 10 Replies  
Mine's the same as my 'NN username, and I absolutely love my PS3. I still need to pick up COD4 and UT3 for it though.

Anyone know if you can use a USB keyboard+mouse for COD4 like you can in UT3?
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 2, 2008 at 01:31 PM, in Gaming
I had an iBook and currently have a MacBook to... 537 Views / 18 Replies  
I had an iBook and currently have a MacBook to use for college. I was worried if I got a MacBook Pro it would get severely dented after 4 years of carrying it everywhere. I've got an external 1TB...
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 1, 2008 at 12:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been getting a few hangs on my new MacBook... 336 Views / 6 Replies  
I've been getting a few hangs on my new MacBook as well. I just left the default Leopard install on there and setup my apps accordingly. I'm not sure if it's faulty RAM or a bad process but I got...
Posted by jamil5454, on Feb 1, 2008 at 11:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just got a MacBook after going 6 months without... 15,323 Views / 702 Replies  
I just got a MacBook after going 6 months without a Mac, so here's my weak top 25 list. It actually won't change too much in the future I predict:
...
Posted by jamil5454, on Jan 31, 2008 at 03:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm pretty relaxed when it comes to germs. I take... 900 Views / 49 Replies  
I'm pretty relaxed when it comes to germs. I take showers everyday and wear fresh clothes etc... but I think certain problems can arise if one if overly hygienic.
Posted by jamil5454, on Jan 30, 2008 at 11:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just got home from a birthday party, and won the... 1,256 Views / 100 Replies  
Just got home from a birthday party, and won the bowling round with a 215.
Posted by jamil5454, on Jan 30, 2008 at 02:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just to be redundant, digital audio doesn't... 4,850 Views / 3 Replies  
Just to be redundant, digital audio doesn't support more than 2 channels through the line by nature. To get surround sound, some sort of encoding/compression is used which needs to be supported by...
Posted by jamil5454, on Jan 29, 2008 at 06:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ahh, I assumed you were referring to a Mac. ... 375 Views / 4 Replies  
Ahh, I assumed you were referring to a Mac.

So, to answer your question, it really depends on the game. Some games see nearly double the performance with SLI while some games actually perform...
Posted by jamil5454, on Jan 29, 2008 at 05:14 AM, in Gaming
Macs don't support SLI currently. Not sure about... 375 Views / 4 Replies  
Macs don't support SLI currently. Not sure about Crossfire though (under BootCamp of course).
Posted by jamil5454, on Jan 28, 2008 at 06:07 PM, in Gaming
Touché. 1,545 Views / 12 Replies  
Touché.
Posted by jamil5454, on Jan 27, 2008 at 10:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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