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Doesn't that mean I'm stuck on my newer MBP with... 115 Views / 3 Replies  
Doesn't that mean I'm stuck on my newer MBP with APFS? I also noticed that running the recovery partition creator script appears to have converted my other MBP running 10.13 to APFS, too.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 08:33 PM, in macOS
Recreating a recovery partition via shell script - still can't boot to recovery 115 Views / 3 Replies  
This is on my mid-2010 MBP running High Sierra, but I'm going to do the same thing with my newer MBP running Catalina, so if there are differences between the two, that'll matter here.

I'm using...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 05:31 PM, in macOS
Yeah, the original shortcuts I just dislike a... 185 Views / 11 Replies  
Yeah, the original shortcuts I just dislike a lot. It's disorganized for me.

I send screenshots often, so I really like the smooth workflow with ShareX - hit print screen, drag a region, and paste...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 01:01 PM, in Applications
Aggressively and with lots of swearing. I... 185 Views / 11 Replies  
Aggressively and with lots of swearing.

I figured I might as well update my stuff to the latest it'll support, and I just upgraded the SSD in the MacBook Pro, so I needed to reinstall anyhow.
...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 01:31 AM, in Applications
SXGA+ (1400x1050) upgrade for 12" PowerBook G4 104 Views / 1 Replies  
I did this ages ago, but I might as well share here.

I bought a 12" PowerBook G4 on eBay awhile back, and have really enjoyed using it - with an mSATA SSD upgrade, it runs Leopard surprisingly...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 01:19 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I just flattened the only Mac I own that... 185 Views / 11 Replies  
I just flattened the only Mac I own that officially supports Catalina - my i7 Mid-2012 13" MBP. I discovered the built-in screenshot tool that I'm guessing is new since El Capitan, because I don't...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 24, 2020 at 10:39 PM, in Applications
Decent free app for screenshots in OS X? 185 Views / 11 Replies  
This is what I use on all my Windows devices:
https://getsharex.com

It's freaking awesome. I haven't been able to find a free app for OS X that has the same (or similar) feature set. Specifically...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 24, 2020 at 02:00 PM, in Applications
OP - can you upload a screenshot of whatever you... 608 Views / 7 Replies  
OP - can you upload a screenshot of whatever you were seeing? I'm unfamiliar with the Office installer requiring anything other than either a Microsoft Account or a product key, but I haven't...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 24, 2020 at 01:56 PM, in Applications
I have not tried that - got a link on more info... 802 Views / 6 Replies  
I have not tried that - got a link on more info or a download? Or is this something done in OF?

Incidentally, I ended up buying an original restore CD on eBay, which was 9.0.4. After restoring...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 23, 2020 at 11:27 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Sorry - this was on 10.5 on a PowerBook G4.... 501 Views / 3 Replies  
Sorry - this was on 10.5 on a PowerBook G4. Should I redo it on another machine? I've also got a Macbook running 10.6.8, a MacBook Pro on 10.13.3, and a couple machines on 10.11.

I'll try the...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 14, 2020 at 01:34 PM, in macOS
diskutil isn't creating partitions in the expected size 501 Views / 3 Replies  
Background: I have an IDE drive in a FW400 enclosure, which I use as a recovery and boot drive for all my FW-capable Macs. It has seven partitions: two each for OS 9, 10.4, and 10.5 (I only have a...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 14, 2020 at 12:26 PM, in macOS
Oh bleah. Do you know if there's any firmware... 802 Views / 6 Replies  
Oh bleah. Do you know if there's any firmware patch in the wild? Is it just a file that has to be present on the drive, or something more complex?

Thanks!
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2020 at 10:16 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Pismo PowerBook G3 with mSATA SSD in IDE adapter - can't resume from sleep 802 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a 400MHz Pismo PowerBook, and i just upgraded the aging HDD to a new 128GB mSATA SSD (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GMD5R7M) and accompanying IDE adapter...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2020 at 07:14 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Yeah I'm retarded and didn't realize I had USB... 874 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah I'm retarded and didn't realize I had USB Overdrive installed. But that made everything work, so it's a pretty rad setup.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2020 at 07:09 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Logitech Unifying keyboard and mouse on OS 9 works! 874 Views / 2 Replies  
Was testing this the other day on my DA Power Mac G4. The keyboard (K780) and mouse (MX Master 2S) were both paired to a unifying receiver in Linux (OSS Unifying app) first. I plugged the receiver...
Posted by shifuimam, on Apr 25, 2020 at 02:22 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Logitech seems to still make decent mice. Their... 9,617 Views / 29 Replies  
Logitech seems to still make decent mice. Their support went offshore and has been terrible ever since, and everything else followed suit - their warranties aren't what they used to be, either.

I...
Posted by shifuimam, on Apr 25, 2020 at 02:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Oh hi! Been awhile. 1,729 Views / 4 Replies  
Oh hi!

Been awhile.
Posted by shifuimam, on Apr 24, 2020 at 03:08 PM, in iOS Apps
+1 for trickster euchre - I have their Windows... 1,729 Views / 4 Replies  
+1 for trickster euchre - I have their Windows app and play it regularly on my tablet.
Posted by shifuimam, on Apr 22, 2020 at 07:49 PM, in iOS Apps
WTB Macally IOptIn/iSweetNet/iSweet two-button mouse 943 Views / 0 Replies  
What I'm looking for is this:

https://anonfile.com/L9a931s0ob/2020-04-22_16-33-43_Macally_Ioptinet_Usb_Optical_Mouse_For_Mac_Change_png

Found one on eBay NIB for $50 shipped, and that's just...
Posted by shifuimam, on Apr 22, 2020 at 07:35 PM, in Marketplace
One might argue that the harsh biological facts... 8,475 Views / 115 Replies  
One might argue that the harsh biological facts of what abortion entails are far more monstrous.
Posted by shifuimam, on Sep 24, 2017 at 04:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Our felony criminal justice system is a mess. A... 8,475 Views / 115 Replies  
Our felony criminal justice system is a mess. A felony conviction permanently ruins your life. You can't get a job, you can't get approved for loans, you can't really do anything with your life...
Posted by shifuimam, on Sep 24, 2017 at 04:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Nope. I'm not okay with any law that makes it... 2,981 Views / 43 Replies  
Nope. I'm not okay with any law that makes it possible for a third-party to revoke someone's Constitutional rights. These laws are easily abused, and when you start getting into using medical...
Posted by shifuimam, on Sep 24, 2017 at 04:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The eternal question - viewing and editing archives without extracting? 541 Views / 1 Replies  
I frequently take advantage of the ability in Windows to view the contents of any archive format (I use 7-Zip for everything but zip files, since it has a shell extension that lets me right-click on...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:46 PM, in macOS
I'm not sure about the RAM config previously... 840 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm not sure about the RAM config previously attempted, since it wasn't my machine (and the guy who gave it to me doesn't remember those details). It's got a matched pair of 2GB DIMMs right now.
...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 21, 2016 at 10:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the info, guys! I'm probably... 840 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for the info, guys!

I'm probably going to pick up a 2x4GB 1067MHz kit and see how it works. The guy who gave me this machine told me it had belonged to a coworker before it appeared to have...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 02:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mid-2010 2.4GHz C2D 13" MBP - RAM options 840 Views / 9 Replies  
Buddy gave me a 13" MacBook Pro he brought back from the dead. It's pretty sweet, and who am I to say no to a free computer? Originally it was presumed dead, but he discovered swapping the DC-in...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 01:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Technically it was the third-gen MBA (I have a... 1,159 Views / 7 Replies  
Technically it was the third-gen MBA (I have a second-gen and it's still the older design with the flip-down side bit that has a single USB port), but that one extra port made a lot of difference.
...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 01:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't afford that price, but maybe whoever gave... 1,756 Views / 1 Replies  
Can't afford that price, but maybe whoever gave it to you has some extra gifts laying around? ;)
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 01:15 AM, in Marketplace
Were any of the Intel iMacs ever socketed? I know... 3,039 Views / 6 Replies  
Were any of the Intel iMacs ever socketed? I know the aluminum ones have all been soldered, but it's been a looong time since I cracked open a white Intel model.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 01:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mid '09 MacBook Air (2.13GHz C2Duo, 2GB RAM) and newer OS X versions 674 Views / 1 Replies  
I just picked up a mid-'09 MBA from a friend. It currently has Mavericks on it.

I know that the hardware officially supports Yosemite and El Capitan, but should I upgrade? I'm guessing the 2GB RAM...
Posted by shifuimam, on Mar 26, 2016 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, we frequent the thrift stores around here -... 1,268 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, we frequent the thrift stores around here - I've found some useful stuff, too! Just figured I'd ask. :)
Posted by shifuimam, on Mar 11, 2016 at 07:07 PM, in Marketplace
Looking for an iPod dock compatible with 6th gen iPod Classic 1,268 Views / 4 Replies  
Found an iPod Classic in the e-recycle bin at work, and lo and behold, it works just fine! So now I want a dock for it. Of course, I'm having a surprisingly hard time finding one at a decent price...
Posted by shifuimam, on Mar 11, 2016 at 06:03 PM, in Marketplace
Sooo way to bump a year-old thread, I know, but... 12,046 Views / 13 Replies  
Sooo way to bump a year-old thread, I know, but just in case anyone is interested in this, I can verify that it does indeed work just fine. I got a superChina cheap mSATA-to-IDE adapter (the old...
Posted by shifuimam, on Dec 21, 2015 at 06:18 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
iMac G4 2002 media pack part number? 7,499 Views / 0 Replies  
I picked up a 15" 800MHz iMac G4 recently (Apple model M8535LL/A) and am hoping to find the restore CD set for it.

I bought what I thought was the right set on eBay and, of course, it wasn't. I...
Posted by shifuimam, on Dec 21, 2015 at 06:09 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
WTT: DDR3 laptop RAM 2x4GB 992 Views / 0 Replies  
Boy this place is dead.

Pretty easy - I have a pair of 4GB DDR3 laptop DIMMs that are 1.5v. I need 1.35v for a new mini computer I just picked up. Even trade.

This is what I have....
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 1, 2015 at 02:53 PM, in Marketplace
Have you thought about using something other than... 1,066 Views / 4 Replies  
Have you thought about using something other than iPhoto/Photos?

The way Apple's photo applications handle libraries is unnecessarily complex and makes it pretty difficult to recover your stuff if...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 1, 2015 at 02:50 PM, in Applications
Few weird OS 9.2.2 quirks on upgraded DA G4 11,757 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a Digital Audio G4 with a Sonnet Crescendo CPU upgrade (1.7GHz), 1.5GB RAM, and an ATI Radeon 9000 Mac Edition video card.

I couldn't get 9.2 to work for the longest time on this thing -...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 13, 2015 at 11:39 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Wtb:ddr3 ram 502 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm building a server and DDR3 RAM prices are really through the roof right now, so I'm interested in buying whatever anyone has, if the price is right.

Needs to be DDR3, unbuffered, non-ECC, and...
Posted by shifuimam, on Aug 19, 2014 at 11:01 AM, in Marketplace
So maybe I should try the MDD or Quicksilver G4... 12,063 Views / 16 Replies  
So maybe I should try the MDD or Quicksilver G4 restore disc instead? I'll see if I can find that.
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I installed the Sonnet FW updater from OS X... 12,063 Views / 16 Replies  
I installed the Sonnet FW updater from OS X awhile back, when I first got that upgrade card from a friend. I reran the firmware updater prior to doing any of this stuff, and it indicated the FW was...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 07:42 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I think I figured out what was wrong - sort of. ... 12,063 Views / 16 Replies  
I think I figured out what was wrong - sort of.

I know that the MDD and later G4s required using the system installation disks that came with the machine due to a special boot ROM. It looks like...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 02:29 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
There's a system extension, and I do have that... 12,063 Views / 16 Replies  
There's a system extension, and I do have that installed.

Right now it's a freshly-formatted hard drive with nothing but OS 9 on it (and a couple empty partitions). I have a second hard drive...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 01:01 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Update: 9.2.2 didn't fix anything. Classic works... 12,063 Views / 16 Replies  
Update: 9.2.2 didn't fix anything. Classic works fine.

I'm baffled. I don't know a WHOLE lot about the OS 9 boot process, but we've been reading up on it a lot and have tried every troubleshooting...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 01:22 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
We thought that might be the problem, so we tried... 12,063 Views / 16 Replies  
We thought that might be the problem, so we tried both installing newer Radeon 9000 drivers and installing a Rage 128 PCI card instead. Both cards display video fine, but the OS freezes at the same...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:51 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Installing OS 9 on a Digital Audio G4 with a 1.7GHz Sonnet Encore/ST 12,063 Views / 16 Replies  
Just what the subject says. I can't get OS 9 to boot. I even took my Pismo PowerBook with 9.2.2 installed, installed the Crescendo/Encore software on it, and tried booting that. It almost booted...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 22, 2014 at 10:16 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
One thing that bothers me a lot about Google is... 859 Views / 18 Replies  
One thing that bothers me a lot about Google is the whole you-have-to-use-a-real-name thing. This isn't South Korea. I should never be required to provide my full name just to create an otherwise...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 3, 2014 at 10:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry - I've seen it referred to as a Wallstreet... 9,889 Views / 3 Replies  
Sorry - I've seen it referred to as a Wallstreet II elsewhere in the past. It's a PDQ - the 233MHz model with L2 cache.

We'll try the two recommended by reader50 and see how it goes.
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 1, 2014 at 10:37 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
OS 9 and custom resolutions 9,889 Views / 3 Replies  
Has anyone had success getting custom screen resolutions to work in OS 9? We have an old Wallstreet II PowerBook G3 that we'd like to hook up to our 1080p television via VGA. It works, but the...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 31, 2014 at 11:21 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
OP - I'm sorry for hijacking this thread. I think... 1,769 Views / 58 Replies  
OP - I'm sorry for hijacking this thread. I think it's an important topic to discuss, but to get back to your original question and what you're looking for...

Are you interested in joining the JWs...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 13, 2014 at 03:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know why, but you are very willfully... 1,769 Views / 58 Replies  
I don't know why, but you are very willfully ignoring the most critical point of what I've been posting. Let me state it again for you, and please read it this time.

The church as it stood three...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 13, 2014 at 02:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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