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paying to download podcasts on horizon? 377 Views / 0 Replies  
While surfing around, I came across mention of podcasters trying to get money for their podcasts from downloaders.

Model 1: "podshare" -- which says it's like shareware, 'though I think it is...
Posted by darrick, on Jun 4, 2005 at 03:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
yeah, what he said. just putting the pen to... 1,910 Views / 12 Replies  
yeah, what he said. just putting the pen to paper (or the equiv) to memorialize the thought creates a copyright.
Posted by darrick, on Apr 17, 2005 at 01:51 AM, in GUI Customization
here's a link... 1,399 Views / 20 Replies  
here's a link (http://www.macmerc.com/articles/Graphics_Tips/286) to a 'shop tutorial to make a 'transparent' desktop.
Posted by darrick, on Apr 10, 2005 at 02:03 PM, in GUI Customization
my first attempt doesn't look too hot. i think a... 1,399 Views / 20 Replies  
my first attempt doesn't look too hot. i think a lot of my problem was using a flash and, of course, framing the picture properly. there was no illusion of transparency. i hope this isn't...
Posted by darrick, on Mar 31, 2005 at 11:36 AM, in GUI Customization
thanks for the responses. really appreciate it. ... 493 Views / 12 Replies  
thanks for the responses. really appreciate it.

i am surprised that the spare accounts are not encouraged. i have been seeing advice dictating their use in many places -- for troubleshooting,...
Posted by darrick, on Mar 31, 2005 at 11:31 AM, in Mac OS X
going from admin user to plain vanilla user > will it screw up permissions? 493 Views / 12 Replies  
does switching from running as an admin user to a plain vanilla user screw up the permissions of one's files? i've been running as an admin and i want to switch to running as a plain vanilla user...
Posted by darrick, on Mar 31, 2005 at 09:28 AM, in Mac OS X
pseudo-transparent apple displays 1,399 Views / 20 Replies  
i'm doing this as soon as i can find where my girlfriend put my digital camera.

some french mac users have started snapping a picture of what's behind their diplays and using that pic as their...
Posted by darrick, on Mar 30, 2005 at 07:58 PM, in GUI Customization
I strongly recommend that you consult a qualified... 1,128 Views / 9 Replies  
I strongly recommend that you consult a qualified attorney to draft what you need.

I have seen several documents that appeared to have been copied from some sort of program or cheap form that...
Posted by darrick, on Mar 30, 2005 at 07:48 PM, in Applications
does this Script Editor error message count as an easter egg? 304 Views / 1 Replies  
in Script Editor, trying to use a long, long, long variable name, gives this error message:
Syntax Error
Way too long, dude.

i came across this at FooDoo Lounge...
Posted by darrick, on Mar 30, 2005 at 04:37 PM, in Applications
it has ocurred to me that the metal look for... 6,607 Views / 129 Replies  
it has ocurred to me that the metal look for iTunes and Quicktime might be to give them a consistant appearance when ported over to the windows side. could the other metal apps have the dark side in...
Posted by darrick, on Mar 24, 2005 at 05:11 PM, in Mac OS X
i was about to suggest that the mini's existence... 922 Views / 12 Replies  
i was about to suggest that the mini's existence suggested that a G5 powerbook was around the corner (the cooling problem being cured), but i checked and the mini is, of course, a G4.
Posted by darrick, on Jan 13, 2005 at 02:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: romeosc, thanks for the link -- that is all, just... 1,077,615 Views / 4,110 Replies  
romeosc, thanks for the link -- that is all, just too cool!
Posted by darrick, on Dec 15, 2004 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: << Originally posted by romeosc: Wireless VGA... 1,077,615 Views / 4,110 Replies  
<< Originally posted by romeosc:
Wireless VGA .... great for showing iPhoto Slide Shows >>

could you please post or link to a how to for that awesome set up.

how does Wireless VGA work? does...
Posted by darrick, on Dec 10, 2004 at 08:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
you could try uControl. (glancing at the... 1,627 Views / 33 Replies  
you could try uControl. (glancing at the Sidetrack entry at versiontracker, i think Sidetrack might have more features, but uControl lets you scroll with your trackpad).
Posted by darrick, on Dec 10, 2004 at 08:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
props to bbxstudio for the maturity of his post. 2,391 Views / 47 Replies  
props to bbxstudio for the maturity of his post.
Posted by darrick, on Oct 30, 2004 at 12:23 PM, in GUI Customization
the teaser image on the first page of this thread... 10,901 Views / 258 Replies  
the teaser image on the first page of this thread has been changed (again), so it announces that 2.0 is here, but the haxie page still has only ShapeShifter 1.2 app listed.
Posted by darrick, on Oct 26, 2004 at 08:23 AM, in GUI Customization
+1 :D 406 Views / 4 Replies  
+1 :D
Posted by darrick, on Oct 23, 2004 at 12:35 PM, in GUI Customization
i've got it working, thanks to a helpful apple... 425 Views / 7 Replies  
i've got it working, thanks to a helpful apple store genius:

The server response was: 5.7.1 <nospam[actually my name, of course]@mac.com>... Command rejected

although this seems to suggest that...
Posted by darrick, on Oct 16, 2004 at 12:51 AM, in Applications
waiting here at the apple store for a genius, i... 425 Views / 7 Replies  
waiting here at the apple store for a genius, i am able to send. (?)
Posted by darrick, on Oct 15, 2004 at 05:58 PM, in Applications
i just tried changing the port to 857 and it... 425 Views / 7 Replies  
i just tried changing the port to 857 and it timed out, not the same error as before -- so, i would say they are not.

my problem seems to be that i am getting through to apple's door step and...
Posted by darrick, on Oct 15, 2004 at 06:12 AM, in Applications
outgoing server is mail.mac.com server port is... 425 Views / 7 Replies  
outgoing server is mail.mac.com
server port is 25
secure sockets layer is not checked
authentication is set to password
user name is my name
password is my password
Posted by darrick, on Oct 14, 2004 at 11:28 PM, in Applications
can't send mail today w/ Apple's Mail 425 Views / 7 Replies  
although i seem to getting all my mail sent to me, i cannot send mail today with Apple's Mail and my dotmac account. i get this error message: The server response was: 5.7.1 <nospam[actually my...
Posted by darrick, on Oct 14, 2004 at 07:49 PM, in Applications
i'm humbly suggesting wordperfect, which runs in... 17,527 Views / 147 Replies  
i'm humbly suggesting wordperfect, which runs in classic:

a short list of wordperfect resources (http://www.efn.org/~l_rivers/wordperfect.html)

a longer list of wordperfect resources...
Posted by darrick, on Sep 25, 2004 at 09:12 PM, in Applications
i had thought someone would 'sneak' into an apple... 5,875 Views / 77 Replies  
i had thought someone would 'sneak' into an apple store and run the Activity Monitor utility and figure out what the app was called and report back with more information.

i had thought the...
Posted by darrick, on Sep 25, 2004 at 08:56 AM, in GUI Customization
here's a link to ifoAppleStore's page... 5,875 Views / 77 Replies  
here's a link to ifoAppleStore's page (http://www.ifoapplestore.com/stores/store_apps.html) with pix of the app in question.
Posted by darrick, on Sep 16, 2004 at 07:56 PM, in GUI Customization
anyone have canon i80 printer info (esp re bluetooth) 316 Views / 0 Replies  
i'm planning to buy a canon i80 printer (i've seen it in the local apple store with the camera display, tho i'd be getting it elsewhere probably).

it's got an optional battery and bluetooth...
Posted by darrick, on Aug 22, 2004 at 04:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mac Guru - for me a simple background would... 472 Views / 4 Replies  
Mac Guru

- for me a simple background would be a solid, one color, field or something.
- something similar to the default jaguar, panther backrounds.
-- so, i see the white olive branch wreath...
Posted by darrick, on Aug 16, 2004 at 03:21 PM, in GUI Customization
athens / olympic desktops req 472 Views / 4 Replies  
does anyone know where there are good athens / olympic desktops?

when i google, i just find some pretty juvenile (imo) ones, mostly with the mascots, some just quick collages of aports images.
...
Posted by darrick, on Aug 15, 2004 at 07:35 PM, in GUI Customization
thanks; i'm feeling more comfortable. not that i... 448 Views / 4 Replies  
thanks; i'm feeling more comfortable. not that i was freaking; it just seemed odd to see that "we are..."

i don't think i've seen that sort of phrasing anywhere else in an alert. to me, it...
Posted by darrick, on Aug 12, 2004 at 08:54 PM, in Mac OS X
We are using special permissions... 448 Views / 4 Replies  
when i have repaired permissions since installing 10.3.4 (and continuing now after 10.3.5), i get this message in the disk utilities window as it repairs:

"We are using special permissions for the...
Posted by darrick, on Aug 12, 2004 at 07:17 PM, in Mac OS X
try trashing the accuweather plist file in... 401 Views / 10 Replies  
try trashing the accuweather plist file in preferences.

(i just did and the plugin loads now and gives me weather reports, though the wait curser under the menubar keeps spinning -- everything...
Posted by darrick, on Aug 10, 2004 at 01:07 AM, in Mac OS X
ps: you do mean 'adobe acrobat' (the full... 308 Views / 2 Replies  
ps: you do mean 'adobe acrobat' (the full version) and not 'adobe reader' (the free app), right?
Posted by darrick, on Jul 31, 2004 at 09:10 AM, in Applications
i find that repairing permissions often fixes... 308 Views / 2 Replies  
i find that repairing permissions often fixes acrobat wonkiness. and trashing preferences is a good thing to try. as is running diskwarrior.

recently, i also have had to remove a new javascript...
Posted by darrick, on Jul 31, 2004 at 09:08 AM, in Applications
en anglais, "tanné" est...? 2,038,410 Views / 14,714 Replies  
en anglais, "tanné" est...?
Posted by darrick, on Jul 24, 2004 at 12:13 AM, in GUI Customization
why are biz writers always beating steve up?? 357 Views / 5 Replies  
i just saw this story telling steve how to run apple (http://www.macminute.com/2004/07/12/darkdays) (starts out whining that the new iMacs will miss the school purchase season (still in plenty of...
Posted by darrick, on Jul 14, 2004 at 07:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
i haven't had this problem you describe myself...... 940 Views / 5 Replies  
i haven't had this problem you describe myself...

tho i think *repairing permissions* is generally the magical quick fix for these gremlin problems on osX that *trashing preferences* was on os9.
Posted by darrick, on Jul 12, 2004 at 03:58 PM, in Mac OS X
sometimes, running discwarrior makes space... 333 Views / 2 Replies  
sometimes, running discwarrior makes space 'appear.'
Posted by darrick, on Jul 11, 2004 at 10:29 PM, in Mac OS X
i noticed this today, too. there are images with... 718 Views / 11 Replies  
i noticed this today, too. there are images with this blog entry: technology trends (http://radio.weblogs.com/0105910/2004/07/01.html)
Posted by darrick, on Jul 10, 2004 at 11:42 PM, in Applications
+1 627 Views / 8 Replies  
+1
Posted by darrick, on Jul 4, 2004 at 10:56 AM, in GUI Customization
try looking in the cd extras folder of an old... 1,096 Views / 15 Replies  
try looking in the cd extras folder of an old install desk.

pebbles and rubber bands are desktop patterns for the old appearance control panel.
i do not think you can get to them otherwise. ...
Posted by darrick, on May 18, 2004 at 09:42 AM, in GUI Customization
oh, and making the bad copy thing still more... 773 Views / 10 Replies  
oh, and making the bad copy thing still more likely: in the finder, the dvd is shown to have just two folders: "AUDIO_TS" (which appears empty) and "VIDEO_TS" (which has 24 files with extensions...
Posted by darrick, on May 3, 2004 at 12:28 PM, in Applications
thank you. i haven't had trouble playing... 773 Views / 10 Replies  
thank you. i haven't had trouble playing anything before, so that seemed most likely, but thought maybe there was something (else) i did not know about.

got the receipt, so i'll exchange it.
...
Posted by darrick, on May 3, 2004 at 12:19 PM, in Applications
"kill bill vol1" will not play on my mac 773 Views / 10 Replies  
i have a powerbook, a G4 tibook 667mhz running 10.3.2, and i have tried the apple dvd player and VLC and it won't play.

(i'm not trying to copy it or anything, just play it -- i haven't bought a...
Posted by darrick, on May 3, 2004 at 11:29 AM, in Applications
there are fetch art applescripts at doug's... 616 Views / 5 Replies  
there are fetch art applescripts at doug's applescripts for iTunes (http://www.malcolmadams.com/itunes/scrxcont.php).

i would think you could edit one to run in the background and trigger when a...
Posted by darrick, on Apr 28, 2004 at 05:44 PM, in Applications
when i followed the link from apple legal and... 425 Views / 2 Replies  
when i followed the link from apple legal and poked around, it seemed to me the rss plugin was for windows only.
Posted by darrick, on Apr 10, 2004 at 01:44 PM, in Applications
plus one 1,534 Views / 85 Replies  
plus one
Posted by darrick, on Apr 10, 2004 at 01:31 PM, in GUI Customization
plus one 1,260 Views / 36 Replies  
plus one
Posted by darrick, on Mar 17, 2004 at 02:07 PM, in GUI Customization
i don't know how heavily you want to get into... 564 Views / 9 Replies  
i don't know how heavily you want to get into dealing with conversions and such, but here's the link to maclink, which converts document files to different formats:
...
Posted by darrick, on Mar 2, 2004 at 09:29 PM, in Applications
I'm curious as to whether anyone is still using... 9,370 Views / 82 Replies  
I'm curious as to whether anyone is still using these pdf services. seems like it was a big deal when it first came out, then i know i moved away from it. i use applescripts and watched folders for...
Posted by darrick, on Feb 27, 2004 at 03:37 AM, in Mac OS X
bookmarklets/favelets for safari, etc 285 Views / 0 Replies  
a couple of weeks ago, i searched for bookmarklets and found a bunch of sites. here they are (i've just dragged the bookmarks from safari; i haven't revisited them today (except for that last one);...
Posted by darrick, on Feb 21, 2004 at 02:30 PM, in Applications
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