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Finally!... 3,867 Views / 57 Replies  
Finally! (http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/features/desktop.html)

It took 5 years, but this looks pretty darned good.


My mockup:
http://www.sq7.org/colin/Wharf/Picture%204.png

Apple's...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jun 16, 2007 at 01:19 AM, in macOS
I checked my Driver's License... ;) While... 1,711 Views / 80 Replies  
I checked my Driver's License... ;)


While I certainly understand the appeal of creating an online avatar and identity, I feel that signing my posts with my name directly adds an element of...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Oct 10, 2006 at 01:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It works great, and is Very, Very atttractive. It... 19,333 Views / 128 Replies  
It works great, and is Very, Very atttractive. It is the sort of app that cleans up the morass of Window Styles. It makes me sleep better.

I wish it had the ability to make all the windows ACT the...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Oct 3, 2006 at 03:45 PM, in GUI Customization
Are there any benchmarks for an intel Mini with an External drive? 517 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm thinking of ways to move my office to Mac machines- The Mac mini's look nice machines, but I'm worried about the Hard Drive speed- Are there any benchmarks running them with an external drive?
...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Aug 17, 2006 at 05:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
I still have the one I mentioned, but I'd have to... 901 Views / 14 Replies  
I still have the one I mentioned, but I'd have to be a straight up trade. http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=293280
I understand if you're not interested.


-Colin
Posted by Colin Davis, on Aug 15, 2006 at 01:32 AM, in Marketplace
I got the impression that you were keeping it for... 848 Views / 18 Replies  
I got the impression that you were keeping it for the Girlfriend, and made another deal. It seems I may have misread, and I apologize.

-C
Posted by Colin Davis, on Aug 12, 2006 at 11:43 AM, in Marketplace
I could trade a G3 iBook, with all of 256M of... 848 Views / 18 Replies  
I could trade a G3 iBook, with all of 256M of ram, but I suspect you're looking for something beefier.

-Colin
Posted by Colin Davis, on Aug 11, 2006 at 01:03 AM, in Marketplace
I'd visit http://www.howardforums.com/ they seem... 736 Views / 12 Replies  
I'd visit http://www.howardforums.com/ they seem more focused toward this sort of question ;)

-C
Posted by Colin Davis, on Aug 9, 2006 at 07:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not to be a jerk, but I think the forum rules... 496 Views / 7 Replies  
Not to be a jerk, but I think the forum rules (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=240148) indicate you should post an asking price.

I don't care either way, Just to be fair.

-Colin
Posted by Colin Davis, on Aug 5, 2006 at 09:09 PM, in Marketplace
Keep us in the loop, and good luck. It might... 901 Views / 14 Replies  
Keep us in the loop, and good luck.

It might make sense to wait until after WWDC to see if they announce a bump to the Merom (Core 2 Duo) procs.

-Colin
Posted by Colin Davis, on Aug 5, 2006 at 09:04 PM, in Marketplace
1.5 Ghz, but the longer I hang on to it, the more... 1,018 Views / 5 Replies  
1.5 Ghz, but the longer I hang on to it, the more I'm enjoying having it. All in all, it's a nice PC- Given that I'm not likely to get a good offer for it, I may end up hanging onto it for...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Aug 5, 2006 at 09:02 PM, in Marketplace
There is a small crack in the case by the... 901 Views / 14 Replies  
There is a small crack in the case by the superdrive. Pictures show it. The Apple store actually did it, although it's probably too late to complain- I put in a CD which was too big to fit in a...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jul 31, 2006 at 10:08 PM, in Marketplace
I've got a 17" Powerbook with a Superdrive and... 901 Views / 14 Replies  
I've got a 17" Powerbook with a Superdrive and Applecare I'd be willing to trade.
http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=293280

Let me know.
-Colin
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jul 31, 2006 at 02:37 AM, in Marketplace
How much would you want in cash? 492 Views / 9 Replies  
How much would you want in cash?
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jul 6, 2006 at 02:13 PM, in Marketplace
Hrmm.. Still have the laptop. Entertaining offers? 1,018 Views / 5 Replies  
Hrmm.. Still have the laptop. Entertaining offers?
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jun 26, 2006 at 12:39 AM, in Marketplace
It's now been four years since my original post,... 3,867 Views / 57 Replies  
It's now been four years since my original post, and I still haven't found any Mac apps which give me the simplicity I had under LiteStep/WindowMaker.

Any updates in the last two years I missed?...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jun 5, 2006 at 04:38 PM, in macOS
Bumping, because I'm offing it outside of eBay. 1,018 Views / 5 Replies  
Bumping, because I'm offing it outside of eBay.
Posted by Colin Davis, on Apr 27, 2006 at 10:26 PM, in Marketplace
This was on eBay, but now it's not ;) 1,018 Views / 5 Replies  
This was on eBay, but now it's not ;)
Posted by Colin Davis, on Apr 23, 2006 at 07:55 PM, in Marketplace
FS: 17" Powerbook G4 1.5Ghz with Applecare + iLife + Orig. Box 1,018 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm currently selling my 17" powerbook G4, in it's original box.


It seems I over-estimated.. If anyone's interested, let me know. If not, So be it. I'll probably end up picking up the 15" Mac...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Apr 21, 2006 at 06:21 PM, in Marketplace
OK, Thanks for clarifying. Now that I know you... 2,632 Views / 26 Replies  
OK, Thanks for clarifying. Now that I know you mean Dark-unified, I'm all for it.

I'm sorry if I'm coming across as overly-critical. I do like your browser, and I support further development of...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Apr 20, 2006 at 01:44 AM, in Applications
Good- I may try it again in a while. ... 2,632 Views / 26 Replies  
Good- I may try it again in a while.




If that's what you want, so be it, but it's not a good UI design. Apple was wrong, and so are you ;)
I'm not going to spend pages going into the...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Apr 16, 2006 at 09:49 PM, in Applications
Alright, I successfully downloaded it- I mirrored... 2,632 Views / 26 Replies  
Alright, I successfully downloaded it- I mirrored it (temporarily) to http://www.sq7.org/colin/Flare.zip


Thoughts-

It certainly has some nice features. I like the gradient in the progress...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Apr 15, 2006 at 02:19 PM, in Applications
Old Mac Games 2,277 Views / 71 Replies  
It's funny, I only came to Macs with the Public Beta- I had used NeXT Machines, but was never able to afford one.. I loved Linux, and I OS X seemed the next step.

I don't think I used a single...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Apr 14, 2006 at 10:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Multiple Docks on the screen at once? 690 Views / 2 Replies  
Is there any way to run more than one instance of the Dock? I don't mean swap it out with different programs, like some programs do, but to give myself a dock on both the bottom and the right of the...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Nov 16, 2005 at 01:38 PM, in macOS
turtle, actually, they just colo your existing... 1,794 Views / 6 Replies  
turtle, actually, they just colo your existing Mac mini.
I was looking for something more like -
http://www.rackmounted.com/macmini.php


I may end up buying one of the Apple Refurbs for $400,...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Nov 15, 2005 at 05:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Where can I Rent a Remote Accessable Mac? 1,794 Views / 6 Replies  
Good Afternoon-

I'm trying to convince one of my programmers that he could do well on a Macintosh platform, but he's afraid of the interface. If we were in the same state, I could easily show him...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Nov 15, 2005 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OK, I'm strongly tempted. Just so we're on the... 824 Views / 13 Replies  
OK, I'm strongly tempted.
Just so we're on the same page, I need a new test system for one of our programmers to test Mac stuff on. I was going to get one fromt he Apple store, but the memory boost...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Oct 25, 2005 at 06:39 PM, in Marketplace
Are you including the Firewire drive with it? 824 Views / 13 Replies  
Are you including the Firewire drive with it?
Posted by Colin Davis, on Oct 25, 2005 at 06:17 PM, in Marketplace
Good thought, and I had done that. Problem is, I... 534 Views / 7 Replies  
Good thought, and I had done that. Problem is, I can't find a video that does it.

On the google page you link to, only one of the files is a mov about the dock... And that one doesn't show moving...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Oct 12, 2005 at 10:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Video Demonstration of the Dock? 534 Views / 7 Replies  
Can anyone point me toward a video demonstration of how the Dock works? I'm trying to explain to a friend of mine you you can drag icons around, and the others will move out of the way, as well as...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Oct 12, 2005 at 04:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That sort of reply doesn't encourage people to... 591 Views / 6 Replies  
That sort of reply doesn't encourage people to help you out, you know ;)

It's my impression that it's both, but I haven't used it.

-C
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jul 25, 2005 at 09:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For the humor-impaired, I think that it's a fair... 1,009 Views / 19 Replies  
For the humor-impaired, I think that it's a fair assumption that Apple is going to redesign the Powermac for the new architecture.. They've done so for most of the recent changes, and I don't see any...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jun 8, 2005 at 08:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd be very interested in knowing where you got... 1,009 Views / 19 Replies  
I'd be very interested in knowing where you got your information that intel requires anything of the sort.
I've heard a number of people saying that in the last few hours, and as far as I (and...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jun 8, 2005 at 07:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Web browser that can support opening multiple tabs? 307 Views / 0 Replies  
Good Morning,

I'm looking to find a webbrowser that I can use without frustration, to accomadate my work-style. I like to open my "Daily" websites, such as this forum, slashdot, etc, in a folder...
Posted by Colin Davis, on May 3, 2005 at 11:22 PM, in Applications
I don't like all my devious bookmarks becomming... 821 Views / 8 Replies  
I don't like all my devious bookmarks becomming public! ;)
I've got a lot of stuff (MSDN.microsoft.com) I'd rather not (dell.com/servers) admit to.....
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jan 21, 2005 at 02:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Evility and Live Keynote text. 726 Views / 4 Replies  
It occured to me, in hoping that someone would break Apple's press gag, and report live on the keynote, how easy it would be to fake it...
If someone were to log on to irc.macnn.net, and tell the...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jan 11, 2005 at 12:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, I'm guessing.. They've settled the... 2,302 Views / 72 Replies  
Actually, I'm guessing.. They've settled the Beatles Lawsuit. In exchange for a truckload of money, Apple Comp. will not only no longer be sued, but start offering Exclusive download rights to the...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jan 11, 2005 at 11:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Dial me up on your cell phone, put it in your... 2,926 Views / 64 Replies  
Dial me up on your cell phone, put it in your pocket and "Forget" to turn it off?

;)

Colin "Optimistic" Davis
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jan 11, 2005 at 11:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If anyone is going to be at the show and willing... 3,715 Views / 82 Replies  
If anyone is going to be at the show and willing to try this, let us know. I know a lot of us, myself included, will offer to type up the audio, and to host it on our sites and IRC.

--Colin
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jan 11, 2005 at 05:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No. 3,808 Views / 14 Replies  
I seriously doubt it.. The iMac was originally conceived (before Job's tenure) as a Thin Client device.. They had wanted to make it as cheap as possible, and have it connect through a server, hence...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jan 10, 2005 at 04:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting, and possible. But I will admit that... 4,916 Views / 124 Replies  
Interesting, and possible. But I will admit that some of the pictures do look like they were taped on to another box.. Which is a very clever fake indeed ;)

Also, didn't someone on MacNN make a...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jan 7, 2005 at 07:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I noticed that earlier. I posted... 1,328 Views / 18 Replies  
I noticed that earlier. I posted (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Apple_Computer) a section to the "Talk" page, demanding to see something to back it up with a source. Since nothing's surfaced,...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jan 7, 2005 at 06:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
1- The Beatles- The Word. 2- The Beatles-... 14,843 Views / 205 Replies  
1- The Beatles- The Word.
2- The Beatles- Maxwell's Silver Hammer
3- Alice in Chains, We Die Young
4- The Beatles- Can't buy me love
5- How the Grinch Stole Christmas- Welcome Cristmas (Reprise)...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jan 4, 2005 at 08:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll admit it. 1,075 Views / 17 Replies  
I'll admit it.. I once did the same thing. Back when Xboxes were first comming out, I went to Florida to visit a friend of mine.. I say in a local EB that they had "Coming soon" X-box Boxes.. So I...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jan 4, 2005 at 08:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the recommendation. To elaborate... 470 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the recommendation.

To elaborate a little.. My first post was far longer, containing a mini-review of each of the materials I had read.. But the server ate my post. It was a good post,...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jan 4, 2005 at 01:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is there any more media about Macs? 470 Views / 3 Replies  
I just watched "Triumph of the Nerds", by Robert Cringely... Great documentary, and it left me thirsty for more..
I ran to iTunes, and bought and listened to "The second coming of Steve Jobs", which...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Jan 4, 2005 at 01:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This isn't about running PC programs on the Mac. ... 1,075 Views / 25 Replies  
This isn't about running PC programs on the Mac.

That's the whole reason they want to run Windows on the PPC. The software has to be different. They want to give developers as close of a platform...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Dec 13, 2004 at 09:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
New Tiger Server features? 477 Views / 1 Replies  
I've seen a lot of screenshot by screenshot coverage of the new OSX client, Tiger, but I haven't read (m)any reports on the changes to be introduced to the server version of the OS..

I'm certainly...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Dec 7, 2004 at 09:38 AM, in macOS
Yet another- INTJ ... 2,108 Views / 63 Replies  
Yet another-

INTJ
Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
Strength of the preferences %
56 89 78 11


Seems more like the type who'd go for a UNIX machine. Then again, I came from a Linux...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Sep 30, 2004 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I love it. I think it does exactly what it sets... 18,556 Views / 272 Replies  
I love it.
I think it does exactly what it sets out to do.. Be a giant-iPod.
I am worried by one thing, though..
Look at http://images.apple.com/imac/gallery/images/imachero20040831.jpg
Bottom...
Posted by Colin Davis, on Aug 31, 2004 at 05:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
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