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You're both still missing the point - FR is an... 559 Views / 4 Replies  
You're both still missing the point - FR is an *unsupported* product on Macs now, and hasn't been updated in quite some time. But, trust me, I'm running it right now - FR clients (v1.7.6.1) on OS X...
Posted by pcurtner, on Sep 11, 2008 at 12:32 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
uh.. 559 Views / 4 Replies  
No, FontReserve is most definitely not a Windows-only app - I was asking for feedback about UTS, thanks for playing.
Posted by pcurtner, on Sep 11, 2008 at 11:14 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Extensis Universal Type Server 559 Views / 4 Replies  
Early word on it is that its quite buggy - anyone trying it yet, and if so what are your impressions?

Currently using Extensis FontReserve and its buggy as hell on Leopard Intel machines w/ CS3.
Posted by pcurtner, on Sep 3, 2008 at 01:17 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
RamJet 4,271 Views / 31 Replies  
They're an older supplier with almost-suspiciously low prices; haven't used them in any ICBMs yet (that's Intel Chip Based Mac), but had great experience with them back in The Day.
...
Posted by pcurtner, on Sep 3, 2008 at 12:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I'm actually about to sell my workhorse 2x2.3Ghz... 2,209 Views / 59 Replies  
I'm actually about to sell my workhorse 2x2.3Ghz G5, 4GB RAM, 160GB and 250GB HDs, Radeon X850 and was going to offer friend-price first at $1k, so I'd say that's an alright price.

As for...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jul 28, 2008 at 12:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
10.4.1 sure didn't fix that error message for me.... 1,982 Views / 21 Replies  
10.4.1 sure didn't fix that error message for me.

Not a big deal really, as the PDF does get made, but since the workflow exits with an error, it does limit its usefulness...

That and there...
Posted by pcurtner, on May 19, 2005 at 04:54 PM, in macOS
Finder 'bananas' bug 24,072 Views / 216 Replies  
Still there for me in 10.3.3 on my PB G4 12" 867, 640 mb. Did a Disk Utility repair permissions after the update (as always).

Otherwise seems like a nice update, the improved networking is LONG...
Posted by pcurtner, on Mar 18, 2004 at 11:09 AM, in macOS
Snap Server hangs, causes ASIP 6 to drop connections 532 Views / 0 Replies  
So a Snap that had been working fine for nearly two years last week decided to start hanging and rebooting itself several times per day, independently of open files or number of user connections.
...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 26, 2004 at 07:27 PM, in macOS
10.4 wish list 7,888 Views / 127 Replies  
I second the vote for a clean 64-bit kernal and Finder compile. Make those G5s fly.

Also the need for better previews of media files: it is absurd that OS X still hasn't caught on with on-the-fly...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 12, 2004 at 08:42 PM, in macOS
iSync + brutoof 7,888 Views / 127 Replies  
Well I'd like this a lot sooner than 10.4..

iSync should have an option to activate Bluetooth power only when needed to synch with a device (ie my phone).

Us laptop users get kinda nutty about...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 12, 2004 at 08:28 PM, in macOS
davecamino 2003102420 11,953 Views / 97 Replies  
Working great on my PB G4 12" with 10.3, I was a big Camino 0.7 user until Safari 1.1 was released. This might swing me back..

Is there an easy way to change some key bindings? I would like to...
Posted by pcurtner, on Nov 1, 2003 at 07:08 PM, in Applications
irssi 0.8.5 on 10.2 (6c115)? 767 Views / 12 Replies  
I haven't been able to get irssi to build since I archive-installed my pismo 10.1.5 to 10.2. installed the august dev tools update as well...

fails with both fink and ./configure:
...
Posted by pcurtner, on Sep 3, 2002 at 02:32 PM, in Applications
OE 5.04 to Entourage 2001 import Fails 476 Views / 1 Replies  
I have been converting my office from Outlook Express 5.0x to Entourage 2001. One user, however, has had a problem: Entourage fails to import from OE with a "necessary file could not be found." I...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jul 8, 2002 at 06:14 PM, in Applications
Here's the Macally product:... 524 Views / 3 Replies  
Here's the Macally product: http://www.macally.com/spec/usb/input_device/iwebkey.html

USB to IR, has a 'built-in wireless pointing device' which appears to resemble an IBM ThinkPad laptop nipple....
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 26, 2002 at 04:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Micronet Genesis RAID 370 Views / 0 Replies  
My MicroNet GenesisONE RAID tower has stopped responding via ethernet (IP) and serial, even after both warm and cold reboots.

Anyone?

-p
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 25, 2002 at 09:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, automatic milestone updates are nice and... 12,280 Views / 240 Replies  
Well, automatic milestone updates are nice and all, but hey!

I'm about to break 9k! And I've been crunching SETI @Work (not @ home anymore, sadly) for almost two years!

-p
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Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 22, 2002 at 06:25 PM, in Team MacNN
son of [email protected] milestones ! 364 Views / 1 Replies  
I closed 8000 about 10 days ago, closing on 8100 now.

-p

[email protected] name: brandarchinternational http://www.brandarch.com/
Posted by pcurtner, on Oct 9, 2001 at 03:00 PM, in Team MacNN
QT 5.0.2 has been out for quite awhile, FWIW. -p 2,667 Views / 32 Replies  
QT 5.0.2 has been out for quite awhile, FWIW. -p
Posted by pcurtner, on Aug 22, 2001 at 09:02 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I've seen the -110 as disk corruption,... 1,442 Views / 4 Replies  
I've seen the -110 as disk corruption, occasionally caused by using Apple Network Assistant 4.0x to copy large files over AppleTalk.

Of course, now I've got -110 on my ASIP 6.3.1 file server, but...
Posted by pcurtner, on Aug 1, 2001 at 01:37 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Approaching 7000 mark. At least FireWire in... 1,239 Views / 164 Replies  
Approaching 7000 mark.

At least FireWire in the #5 spot has little to fear for me, since I'm now running mostly on iMacs and not G4s, and my average time has dropped from 8.5 hrs to over 11...
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Posted by pcurtner, on Jun 28, 2001 at 07:53 PM, in Team MacNN
PowerPoint 2001: "Part of the file is missing" 221 Views / 0 Replies  
One of my users saved a file last night to an ASIP 6.3 server, and according to her, didn't crash while saving.

This morning, she can't open the file; PP gives "PowerPoint can't open Filename:...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jun 20, 2001 at 11:25 AM, in Applications
OS X Server Installation & Upgrades 283 Views / 2 Replies  
http://www.apple.com/macosx/server/

The comments on the news article were all so unhappy about the complete lack of upgrade options from either OSXS 1.x or ASIP 6.x, so here we are..

First...
Posted by pcurtner, on May 21, 2001 at 05:22 PM, in macOS
Actually: http://www.apple.com/macosx/server/ ... 349 Views / 3 Replies  
Actually: http://www.apple.com/macosx/server/

-pwc
Posted by pcurtner, on May 21, 2001 at 05:17 PM, in macOS
Just crossed 6200, about 100 WUs per week on... 1,239 Views / 164 Replies  
Just crossed 6200, about 100 WUs per week on average.

As the summer draws, however, I'm going to sleep my idling machines instead of letting them continue to crunch-- save on power costs and help...
Posted by pcurtner, on Apr 12, 2001 at 02:30 PM, in Team MacNN
Okay, *now* I'm approaching 6000 WUs. We... 1,239 Views / 164 Replies  
Okay, *now* I'm approaching 6000 WUs.

We laid off a few people at my agency recently, so 4 iMacs and 2 G4s went into storage.. Of course, the G4s come back out this week for Unreal Tournament.
...
Posted by pcurtner, on Mar 22, 2001 at 11:47 AM, in Team MacNN
Rio 500 used standard SmartMedia cards, but the... 716 Views / 25 Replies  
Rio 500 used standard SmartMedia cards, but the volume was always too low for my tastes. Otherwise fine.

But the Rio 600s now use this crappy proprietary 'backpack' that doesn't work with...
Posted by pcurtner, on Mar 19, 2001 at 05:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Another vote for the Monsoon 700s with external... 1,380 Views / 31 Replies  
Another vote for the Monsoon 700s with external powered sub.

I use them at work for CDs, MP3s, and simulating thunderstorms by playing Unreal Tournament REALLY LOUD.

Very directional, which is...
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 28, 2001 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Macs are still strong in publishing; I worked for... 1,554 Views / 1 Replies  
Macs are still strong in publishing; I worked for Time Warner for a year as a production and systems geek (back in the days of 6100s and system 7.5.x.. I remember Quark crashing 15 times an hour as...
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 27, 2001 at 11:52 AM, in Macs in the Media
Mediastore.com has DVD-R media branded for... 554 Views / 13 Replies  
Mediastore.com has DVD-R media branded for Panasonic recorders:
http://www.mediastore.com/cdr/product.asp?pf%5Fid=DVS%2DV3950S%5F0005&find%5Fspec=dvd%2Dr

..at $20-30 per blank.

No idea if...
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 27, 2001 at 11:49 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Mediastore.com has DVD-R media branded for... 667 Views / 9 Replies  
Mediastore.com has DVD-R media branded for Panasonic recorders:
http://www.mediastore.com/cdr/product.asp?pf%5Fid=DVS%2DV3950S%5F0005&find%5Fspec=dvd%2Dr

..at $20-30 per blank.

No idea if...
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 27, 2001 at 11:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
Approaching 6000. Shooting for St Patrick's Day.... 1,239 Views / 164 Replies  
Approaching 6000. Shooting for St Patrick's Day.

-pwc
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 26, 2001 at 01:38 PM, in Team MacNN
I JUST GOT MINE!!! I JUST GOT MINE!!! ... 832 Views / 57 Replies  
I JUST GOT MINE!!!

I JUST GOT MINE!!!

Oh fsckin WOW is all I can say now..

Be patient everyone, it's worth the wait, it really is.

I take back the last three bad things I said about Apple...
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 7, 2001 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Another vote for Star Wars Pod Racer! Playing... 719 Views / 39 Replies  
Another vote for Star Wars Pod Racer! Playing head-to-head in my office is excellent (and a nice change for sniper-rama UT games).

Carmageddon 2 is socially irresponsible fun. And it plays very...
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 6, 2001 at 01:38 PM, in Gaming
One-trick pony of a game. Swivel, aim,... 569 Views / 5 Replies  
One-trick pony of a game.

Swivel, aim, shoot, repeat.

Freelancer in my office played it up to level 56 (he claimed) and said that's as far as it goes.

Want a good game? Go buy Risk II.
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Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 6, 2001 at 01:35 PM, in Gaming
If Apple would abandon this increasingly... 490 Views / 13 Replies  
If Apple would abandon this increasingly problematic strategy of trying to keep all new products totally invisible until a MacWorld keynote, and would instead start actually manufacturing units-- get...
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 6, 2001 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would recommend either the Dazzle or the Sony... 431 Views / 5 Replies  
I would recommend either the Dazzle or the Sony FireWire-analog converter boxes for $200-300. Stick with FireWire if you can; the difference in quality compared to USB is astounding.

I had been...
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 6, 2001 at 01:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
DVD-RAM is slooooowww! Forget about using it for... 692 Views / 26 Replies  
DVD-RAM is slooooowww! Forget about using it for Retrospect-type backups.

BUT, with no special software, you can write to a Type II 2.6 GB DVD-RAM cartridge, which is then readable in any DVD-ROM...
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 6, 2001 at 01:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just added my new G4/500 at home to my lineup;... 1,239 Views / 164 Replies  
Just added my new G4/500 at home to my lineup; also just hit 5500, roughly one month after the 5k milestone..

Anyone else having trouble with ARA 3.5 not closing an idle connection? Seti 3.0.3...
Posted by pcurtner, on Feb 5, 2001 at 10:44 AM, in Team MacNN
Due to power constraints and general bitchiness,... 511 Views / 36 Replies  
Due to power constraints and general bitchiness, I think all [email protected] members located in California should idle their machines and save some electricity.

(ducking)
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 22, 2001 at 12:03 PM, in Team MacNN
..and plenty of Americans know how to type and... 553 Views / 18 Replies  
..and plenty of Americans know how to type and how to spell perfectly well, thankyouverymuch. :-)

OS 9.1 doesn't support solid window dragging, but iTunes does, since iTunes gained this...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 16, 2001 at 04:53 PM, in macOS
Best reason to have IrDA still on this thing: ... 783 Views / 57 Replies  
Best reason to have IrDA still on this thing:

Hotsyncing a Palm without a cradle.

The PBG4 was obviously targeted at the high end of the market-- people who appreciate design, who want the...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 16, 2001 at 04:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you are positive that you don't need, or would... 416 Views / 8 Replies  
If you are positive that you don't need, or would not use, the portable aspect of a PowerBook/iBook, then I would definitely recommend a Cube. Faster machine for the money, with a bigger screen.
...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 16, 2001 at 04:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Remember that you can disable a lot of 9.x to... 2,597 Views / 42 Replies  
Remember that you can disable a lot of 9.x to save some megs, if you're not using them:

Multiple Users cp & extension
Speech
Remote Access (if you have any type of Ethernet connection)...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 16, 2001 at 03:48 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Not to confuse the issue too much, but-- ... 464 Views / 23 Replies  
Not to confuse the issue too much, but--

Has anyone had any experience with the Formac ProFormance cards? Several people have asked about whether the GeForce MX or the Radeon would have better...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 16, 2001 at 03:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
9.1 seems to have trouble with older preferences... 2,436 Views / 27 Replies  
9.1 seems to have trouble with older preferences on a lot of system components; try trashing your Apple Menu Prefs and see if you can reproduce the problem.

-p
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 16, 2001 at 03:33 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
No problems with 3.03 as a screensaver and OS... 1,090 Views / 4 Replies  
No problems with 3.03 as a screensaver and OS 9.1, other than watching my WU times go way, way up.

(Well, the point -is- to do science, not to crunch WUs)

Join Team MacNN if you haven't...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 16, 2001 at 03:26 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Oh yeah, besides my Internet Prefs constantly... 7,487 Views / 196 Replies  
Oh yeah, besides my Internet Prefs constantly corrupting, my application palette-- the teardown menu from the Finder-- seems to corrupt its preferences constantly as well. I was using Prestissimo...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 16, 2001 at 03:19 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
SoundJam 2.5.2, Entourage, and IE 5.5 together... 7,487 Views / 196 Replies  
SoundJam 2.5.2, Entourage, and IE 5.5 together will invariably cause at least one of them to crash.

Also, seemed like MacsBug wasn't working quite properly; 'rb' command (for reboot) would only...
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 16, 2001 at 03:14 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Palm Desktop 2.5 worked fine on my G4 with 9.1. ... 7,487 Views / 196 Replies  
Palm Desktop 2.5 worked fine on my G4 with 9.1. Running without the Instant Palm Desktop extension.

-p
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 12, 2001 at 02:20 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Claude is about to hit 10,000 WUs. Best... 925 Views / 82 Replies  
Claude is about to hit 10,000 WUs.

Best milestone yet.

-p
Posted by pcurtner, on Jan 12, 2001 at 02:16 PM, in Team MacNN
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