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Rather than zipping the apps you don't want to... 568 Views / 8 Replies  
Rather than zipping the apps you don't want to see, you could move them to a disk image file. Much less hassle. I'm in the same situation as you are, but since "Open with…" shows version numbers I...
Posted by dimmer, on Mar 11, 2012 at 07:51 PM, in macOS
On my new MacBook Pro (latest rev., less than a... 1,513 Views / 11 Replies  
On my new MacBook Pro (latest rev., less than a week old) the option to restart on power failure is still there. Maybe as a result of doing a system migration perhaps, and not a fresh install? I'd...
Posted by dimmer, on Apr 10, 2011 at 12:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you know anyone with a current Mac, you could... 2,285 Views / 6 Replies  
If you know anyone with a current Mac, you could also try "Remote Install Mac OS X" (in the Utility folder), or using CD/DVD Sharing -- both of which were brought about with the MacBook Air. One or...
Posted by dimmer, on Apr 10, 2011 at 12:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've always wanted a G4 Cube Then go get... 2,216 Views / 15 Replies  
I've always wanted a G4 Cube

Then go get one. They are a beautiful design, very sweet to have around as a desk ornament (something you could never say of a Pentium III beige box, for example) --...
Posted by dimmer, on Apr 10, 2011 at 12:05 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Some of the asset retrieval software pieces (wish... 799 Views / 4 Replies  
Some of the asset retrieval software pieces (wish I could remember which) use the iSight to take images of a supposedly "stolen" system -- if you have one of these installed, it may be misconfigured...
Posted by dimmer, on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Try reinstalling Skype? Basic and obvious I... 1,466 Views / 1 Replies  
Try reinstalling Skype? Basic and obvious I know...
Posted by dimmer, on Dec 16, 2010 at 02:48 AM, in Applications
Sorry subego, don't see what you are getting at. ... 830 Views / 8 Replies  
Sorry subego, don't see what you are getting at.

iTunes in 10.6 has the same options as before (maybe more) -- certainly play/pause/skip are all still there.
Safari has the menu of the open...
Posted by dimmer, on Dec 16, 2010 at 02:42 AM, in Applications
I'm sure there are: for a heck of a lot of folks... 1,289 Views / 53 Replies  
I'm sure there are: for a heck of a lot of folks they don't need a WP program: they just need email, or something to take notes with, or some other niche thing. Writers don't need/want WP's either:...
Posted by dimmer, on Dec 14, 2010 at 02:25 AM, in Applications
Maybe. Or maybe they just want Office:Mac to look... 1,289 Views / 53 Replies  
Maybe. Or maybe they just want Office:Mac to look like Office for Windows closely enough that corporate IT types can show that there's nothing the Mac version can do/has a better UI for -- so why not...
Posted by dimmer, on Dec 14, 2010 at 02:16 AM, in Applications
I must not have been paying attention, as I... 1,289 Views / 53 Replies  
I must not have been paying attention, as I totally missed that. My bad. I doubt I've ever done much more with AppleWorks in a while outside of getting information out of it. [A quick test on my...
Posted by dimmer, on Dec 14, 2010 at 02:11 AM, in Applications
Just how far up your ass is that stick? Chill. ... 1,613 Views / 18 Replies  
Just how far up your ass is that stick? Chill.

GoLive 7 works just fine for me, pasting just pastes, files open and save just as they should. Any chance you may have messed up the keyboard...
Posted by dimmer, on Dec 12, 2010 at 12:57 AM, in Applications
Nope, but it's very, very cheap (and behaves... 1,289 Views / 53 Replies  
Nope, but it's very, very cheap (and behaves itself as a good shareware app should).

A brief trial of myWritings shows it to be a pretty nice little app. Def. worth checking out.
Posted by dimmer, on Dec 12, 2010 at 12:50 AM, in Applications
It somewhat depends upon their use of the... 1,289 Views / 53 Replies  
It somewhat depends upon their use of the program: if it's for basic letter writing and so forth, then anything from TextEdit on up will suffice. Do they have a decent broadband connection? If not,...
Posted by dimmer, on Dec 12, 2010 at 12:39 AM, in Applications
Well, what types of Upgrades are you thinking of?... 1,245 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, what types of Upgrades are you thinking of? The iMac has very, very few upgrade options -- so no new CPU, or GPU for example.

I'd suggest moving up to an i5 CPU -- for a few more sawbacks,...
Posted by dimmer, on Dec 12, 2010 at 12:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, Express Card did seem really appealing (my... 7,762 Views / 198 Replies  
Yeah, Express Card did seem really appealing (my MacBook Pro has it, and my external drive array can use eSATA, which I'm happy just to know that I can upgrade to that). The platform just didn't seem...
Posted by dimmer, on Sep 11, 2010 at 07:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
It's pretty easy to see how things are going: we... 7,762 Views / 198 Replies  
It's pretty easy to see how things are going: we didn't buy towers or clunky desktops because we wanted them, they just were a natural requirement of a particular stage in the computing hardware...
Posted by dimmer, on Sep 11, 2010 at 02:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
Operating systems use a document metaphor where a... 904 Views / 9 Replies  
Operating systems use a document metaphor where a single document is the equivalent of a paper document. Databases, however, are not as simple, as they contain information which may be updated piece...
Posted by dimmer, on Sep 11, 2010 at 01:41 AM, in macOS
Well 2,402 Views / 53 Replies  
Can we count the hardware platform and the OS as art in their own right too? Both are often highly envisioned, created, and impressive? Does art in stone or on canvas have more value "just because"...
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 20, 2010 at 05:55 PM, in Gaming
On microwaves etc. 3,488 Views / 32 Replies  
Well, it doesn't have to be your microwave: it could be a neighbor (with probably a very old microwave) using one. It's simply that the frequencies used by both basic WiFi and leaky microwaves can...
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 20, 2010 at 05:33 PM, in Networking
Jeff: what's the current status? She can see the... 1,159 Views / 25 Replies  
Jeff: what's the current status? She can see the share and open files, but can't save changes to them seems to be the net/net. Can she move files from her system to the share? Have you followed...
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 20, 2010 at 05:21 PM, in Networking
After hitting Hide Others in error, hit Show All,... 1,180 Views / 35 Replies  
After hitting Hide Others in error, hit Show All, then Hide <Application> should do what you want, no?
Posted by dimmer, on Mar 1, 2010 at 06:11 PM, in macOS
Your old iBook can't see channel 12: 802.11b/g... 1,230 Views / 5 Replies  
Your old iBook can't see channel 12: 802.11b/g can only see 0 - 11. Set them all to automatic (the iMac, the iBook, your base station) and they should figure it out.
Posted by dimmer, on Sep 21, 2009 at 03:55 PM, in Networking
Reality check 2,779 Views / 9 Replies  
.dmg files are no different from any other file system. So a "corrupt" disk image is 1/unlikely and 2/you lose the corrupted files, everything else you can still access / open / copy.
Posted by dimmer, on Sep 10, 2009 at 08:09 PM, in macOS
CoH/CoV 1,378 Views / 18 Replies  
City of Heroes / City of Villains takes up most of my gaming time: the Mac client is slightly less stable than then PC one, but not having to BootCamp makes it very convenient.
Posted by dimmer, on Jul 2, 2009 at 08:32 PM, in Gaming
np 574 Views / 8 Replies  
No problem. I'd have thought that if the chipset didn't support something, it'd be nice of the software to tell you so! Ah well -- you got it fixed -- and that's the point isn't it!
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 15, 2009 at 02:34 AM, in Networking
Possible issues 574 Views / 8 Replies  
It could be that the radio transmitter in her Dell isn't powerful enough: she can see your base station, but it can't see her. Bring her laptop over to your place and try it closer to the base.
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Posted by dimmer, on Jun 14, 2009 at 11:50 PM, in Networking
Might also be worth a look at The Cube Owner's... 570 Views / 6 Replies  
Might also be worth a look at The Cube Owner's FAQ and KnowledgeBase | aka The Mac Cube FAQ! (http://www.cubeowner.com/kbase_2/index.php) -- a quick search didn't come up with an immediate fix, but...
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 13, 2009 at 03:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
From Wiki: "The KERNAL was known as... 1,728 Views / 31 Replies  
From Wiki:

"The KERNAL was known as kernel[1] inside of Commodore since the PET days, but in 1980 Robert Russell misspelled the word in his notebooks forming the word kernal. When Commodore...
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 13, 2009 at 03:15 PM, in macOS
Kernel in Dutch I guess! But for the... 1,728 Views / 31 Replies  
Kernel in Dutch I guess! But for the joke/reference to work, kernal is better.
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 13, 2009 at 03:06 PM, in macOS
The "No-one writes to the kernal" one? 1,728 Views / 31 Replies  
The "No-one writes to the kernal" one?
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 13, 2009 at 02:51 PM, in macOS
This may help: Desktop computers: Troubleshooting... 519 Views / 2 Replies  
This may help: Desktop computers: Troubleshooting wireless keyboard and mouse issues (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2662)

(Also, it may not, but it's information...)
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 13, 2009 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wd-40? (Sorry, that wasn't at all helpful.... 570 Views / 6 Replies  
Wd-40?

(Sorry, that wasn't at all helpful. Take it to a Genius Bar or Apple Authorized Support agent -- they should be able to assist.)
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 13, 2009 at 02:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ye gods! 1,728 Views / 31 Replies  
"offer an option"

You are kidding right? How many System Preferences icons would you like? A zillion? "Options" make for a bad UI, and should be limited as much as possible. And, no, the hyphen is...
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 13, 2009 at 01:37 AM, in macOS
Keyboard for one. 517 Views / 4 Replies  
Keyboard for one.
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 7, 2009 at 11:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Because it's not part of the number. Solution?... 1,728 Views / 31 Replies  
Because it's not part of the number. Solution? Add one more click and the negative sign is included.
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 7, 2009 at 11:50 PM, in macOS
May be a DHCP issue: if the system doesn't... 365 Views / 1 Replies  
May be a DHCP issue: if the system doesn't acquire a valid IP address it won't be able to see anything off the local segment. Using verbose mode during boot should help identify if that's the issue.
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 6, 2009 at 07:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Could be a memory issue: anything CS4 c/w 1 GB of... 516 Views / 7 Replies  
Could be a memory issue: anything CS4 c/w 1 GB of RAM is going to be problematic. Check out the error logs via Console and let us know what you find in there, we should be able to help further.
Posted by dimmer, on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:17 PM, in Applications
Just to clarify: a MAC address is used to... 3,989 Views / 39 Replies  
Just to clarify: a MAC address is used to identify a computer on a LAN: six digits for maker, six digits for ID. It's totally controllable in software. A serial number is unique per unit. The two are...
Posted by dimmer, on May 31, 2009 at 12:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
the burden of proof is on you Actually, no... 1,233 Views / 39 Replies  
the burden of proof is on you

Actually, no it's not. This little "innocent 'till proven guilty" thing kicks in. You don't have to prove your innocence, the prosecutor has to prove -- beyond...
Posted by dimmer, on May 26, 2009 at 02:07 AM, in Networking
And Apple Stores have had a LOT of work done to... 1,233 Views / 39 Replies  
And Apple Stores have had a LOT of work done to make sure their POS system is secure.

It was actually really simple. Getting the VoIP phone badges to play nice, on the other hand...

One tenant...
Posted by dimmer, on May 24, 2009 at 09:43 PM, in Networking
"Backup" -- a second copy. If you move stuff off... 1,506 Views / 23 Replies  
"Backup" -- a second copy. If you move stuff off to an external drive, and remove the original, you don't have a backup. If you just intend to archive stuff, using the SuperDrive to burn some DVD's...
Posted by dimmer, on May 24, 2009 at 09:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
(Point of sale, not the other POS you may know... 1,233 Views / 39 Replies  
(Point of sale, not the other POS you may know of.)
Posted by dimmer, on May 24, 2009 at 02:01 PM, in Networking
What can I say? I'm an idealist! I have hope for... 1,233 Views / 39 Replies  
What can I say? I'm an idealist! I have hope for us.

So where can you find a wireless network with a public SSID, unlocked network, secured computers? Your local Apple Store. And they run those...
Posted by dimmer, on May 24, 2009 at 02:00 PM, in Networking
Or you can take the social view and leave your... 1,233 Views / 39 Replies  
Or you can take the social view and leave your SSID public, your network unlocked, and your computers secured. Just like you were using a WiFi hotspot all the time. Sure, you'll get leeches here and...
Posted by dimmer, on May 21, 2009 at 10:21 PM, in Networking
Question 1,373 Views / 28 Replies  
Our graphic artists have always wanted MACs and now our Sign guys are piling on.

Myles, are you sure you are committed to this direction? Your OP seems negative in tone, and buying aged hardware...
Posted by dimmer, on May 21, 2009 at 10:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
NAT does well for what it is designed to do... 1,236 Views / 8 Replies  
NAT does well for what it is designed to do (sharing one IP address with a number of computers) and it does, not by design, provide pretty useful security. But security was not the intent, and NAT...
Posted by dimmer, on May 4, 2009 at 09:01 PM, in Networking
Point being "Location" always used to appear, and... 690 Views / 8 Replies  
Point being "Location" always used to appear, and offer access to Network Preferences: now it doesn't. Simple.
Posted by dimmer, on Mar 14, 2009 at 09:59 PM, in macOS
Mail, Camino etc. don't require/allow inbound... 703 Views / 9 Replies  
Mail, Camino etc. don't require/allow inbound connections: they open the connection, and data is returned along (basically) the same path they've opened. I'm not at all sure why the Office '08...
Posted by dimmer, on Mar 14, 2009 at 09:53 PM, in macOS
BTW, to find out what MAC addresses are in use on... 863 Views / 7 Replies  
BTW, to find out what MAC addresses are in use on your network, just run TCPdump and ping the broadcast address of your network.
Posted by dimmer, on Mar 14, 2009 at 09:36 PM, in Networking
"I don't know what MAC address they're putting in... 863 Views / 7 Replies  
"I don't know what MAC address they're putting in their log files, but it's not anything of yours."

The only MAC address they'll see is from whatever the last hop router/switch their server is...
Posted by dimmer, on Mar 14, 2009 at 09:34 PM, in Networking
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