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And how does one do that? 630 Views / 32 Replies  
And how does one do that?
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 26, 2001 at 02:08 PM, in macOS
Interesting tip! I'll give it a try - cheers 327 Views / 2 Replies  
Interesting tip! I'll give it a try - cheers
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 26, 2001 at 02:06 PM, in macOS
Got it, scarab! Cheers a veritable portrait of... 630 Views / 32 Replies  
Got it, scarab! Cheers a veritable portrait of the Blue Meanie Himself :D
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 25, 2001 at 06:34 PM, in macOS
Random disconnects in OS X 327 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a dialup connection which until quite recently has been pretty stable. But in the last few weeks, I have noticed an increasing number of random disconnections from the internet occurring at...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 25, 2001 at 06:27 PM, in macOS
Okay, so she's a fox, but give me a decent script... 650 Views / 31 Replies  
Okay, so she's a fox, but give me a decent script at the local picture palace any day
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 21, 2001 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am not making any claims to be a graphics... 630 Views / 32 Replies  
I am not making any claims to be a graphics genius. My point was that I think Apple itself has done better in the past.
'Shite' has an ironic tone in British English - perhaps it loses something in...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 21, 2001 at 02:25 PM, in macOS
I have now tried this and yes, it works! :D So... 630 Views / 32 Replies  
I have now tried this and yes, it works! :D So I've been subjected to personal abuse, threats of physical violence, and the accusation that I want "pornographic anime" ( :rolleyes: speak for...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 20, 2001 at 05:58 PM, in macOS
Now that I didn't know about! Thanks for the... 630 Views / 32 Replies  
Now that I didn't know about! Thanks for the pointer :D
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 20, 2001 at 02:44 AM, in macOS
Touche! At least the ladybird and the laundry... 630 Views / 32 Replies  
Touche! At least the ladybird and the laundry pictures are better than that!
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 20, 2001 at 02:43 AM, in macOS
Ditto. Jeez, perhaps I should have added a smiley... 630 Views / 32 Replies  
Ditto. Jeez, perhaps I should have added a smiley or two to show I wasn't being 100 per cent serious, but then it was nearly midnight UK-time when I wrote it.
:p
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 20, 2001 at 02:40 AM, in macOS
Relax,dude :) I said it was trivial and yes,... 630 Views / 32 Replies  
Relax,dude :) I said it was trivial and yes, of course Apple has far more important things to do. I was complaining in a not entirely serious way. I just think Apple has dropped the ball on this...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 20, 2001 at 02:38 AM, in macOS
OS X desktop pictures - they're shite! 630 Views / 32 Replies  
Okay, I know this a trivial thing to have a rant about, but why are the desktop pictures included with OS X so boring?! After the luxuriant photo albums of OS 8 & 8.5 and the excellent Ensemble...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 19, 2001 at 06:52 PM, in macOS
Got your email. Check your inbox 1,490 Views / 108 Replies  
Got your email. Check your inbox
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 19, 2001 at 06:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm with Small Change on this - the problem isn't... 650 Views / 31 Replies  
I'm with Small Change on this - the problem isn't bad acting - it's Georgey boy's awful dialogue and cardboard-cutout characterisation.
IMHO the Phantom Menace sucked and was strictly for the under...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 19, 2001 at 06:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's up! ... 1,490 Views / 108 Replies  
It's up!
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Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 14, 2001 at 06:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's now 7.42pm UK time on Wednesday 14, and I've... 1,490 Views / 108 Replies  
It's now 7.42pm UK time on Wednesday 14, and I've just clicked on that link. "The specified server could not be found". Hmmmmmm.........
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 14, 2001 at 02:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Alright, so I'm a Brit and not therefore not... 1,371 Views / 136 Replies  
Alright, so I'm a Brit and not therefore not really qualified to say anything, but I must admit that I arched an eyebrow when reading this story yesterday. This is a British newspaper's take on it:
...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 13, 2001 at 06:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bush vs Gore Round II and still no knockout 286 Views / 0 Replies  
[posting deleted - moved to "Bush win election" thread...]
:D

[ 11-13-2001: Message edited by: The Blue Meanie ]
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 13, 2001 at 06:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I appreciate the leads, I'll some of them out.... 503 Views / 10 Replies  
I appreciate the leads, I'll some of them out. Let's hope a software developer or two is reading this thread....
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 13, 2001 at 05:28 PM, in Applications
Thanks for the pointers, guys, but I have to... 333 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks for the pointers, guys, but I have to admit that the idea of firmware hacks makes me nervous....
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 13, 2001 at 05:25 PM, in macOS
No, of course I don't want to see casualties, but... 683 Views / 8 Replies  
No, of course I don't want to see casualties, but innocent women and children killed by stray missiles are in a different league to military personnel. I was thinking mainly of the mounting toll of...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 13, 2001 at 05:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How to adjust Windows XP for "best performance" 520 Views / 21 Replies  
I quote from a recent letter to the IT section of a national British newspaper:
"In your article on Windows XP, you claim that its [Luna] appearance has no alternativee. Actually, if you go to...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 13, 2001 at 03:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, The Blue Meanie is straight and all that,... 789 Views / 65 Replies  
Hey, The Blue Meanie is straight and all that, guys, but isn't using 'gay' as a catch-all adjective of disapproval just a tad homophobic? :rolleyes:
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 13, 2001 at 03:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Blue Meanie is based in Britain 1,490 Views / 108 Replies  
The Blue Meanie is based in Britain
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 13, 2001 at 03:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You are, as ever, infinitely wise, Mr Scates 1,490 Views / 108 Replies  
You are, as ever, infinitely wise, Mr Scates
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 13, 2001 at 03:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is the most popular thread ever created by The... 1,490 Views / 108 Replies  
Is the most popular thread ever created by The Blue Meanie? Quite possibly! I thought I'd just be having a solitary rant about the old days and everyone would politely ignore me. As for the news...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 13, 2001 at 03:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Call To Power 2 for the Mac?! 673 Views / 0 Replies  
Does anyone know if Civilisation: Call To Power 2 is being ported to the Mac? (That's Call To Power 2, not Civilisation 2: Call To Power). Westlake did a good job with the port of the first CTP, but...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 12, 2001 at 02:46 AM, in Gaming
X software that can record from sound input? 503 Views / 10 Replies  
One of the most useful features of the now sadly deceased SoundJam (may it rest in peace :( ) was its ability to record straight to mp3 from the sound input port. This was fantastically useful for...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 11, 2001 at 05:43 PM, in Applications
Can Apple's DVD Player be hacked... 333 Views / 10 Replies  
...to remove the limit on region switching? I know it's quite possible to remove region limitations on many brands of hardware DVD player but I'm not sure what the situation is with software players,...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 11, 2001 at 05:35 PM, in macOS
AppleInsider Exiles of the World Unite!! 1,490 Views / 108 Replies  
Having just come back to these boards after a few months away, I was wondering if any of the old Appleinsider crowd still posts here? I know about pscates and finboy - hi guys.
And on a related...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 11, 2001 at 05:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ground Troops! 683 Views / 8 Replies  
....shouldn't they be sending them in by now? :rolleyes: The endless bombing is not only leading to an ever higher toll of innocent civilian casualties in you-know-where, but the message it's...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 11, 2001 at 09:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Doesn't anyone want to ask me for a translation... 455 Views / 13 Replies  
Doesn't anyone want to ask me for a translation then? :D
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 11, 2001 at 08:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Allow me to wholeheartedly second that, Mr... 455 Views / 13 Replies  
Allow me to wholeheartedly second that, Mr Scates....
:cool:
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 11, 2001 at 08:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, sorry mate. Obviously I misunderstood. No... 455 Views / 13 Replies  
Oh, sorry mate. Obviously I misunderstood. No offence taken
Pertinent point about Eddington
;)

[ 11-10-2001: Message edited by: The Blue Meanie ]
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 10, 2001 at 09:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, sehr interessant, mein Damen und Herren! I... 431 Views / 8 Replies  
Ah, sehr interessant, mein Damen und Herren! I didn't know about any of these. Thanks for the pointers :)
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 10, 2001 at 05:00 AM, in macOS
I wouldn't worry too much about it, my friend.... 455 Views / 13 Replies  
I wouldn't worry too much about it, my friend. It's a just a fancy phrase I liked the sound of. I'm a journalist by trade - I play with words for a living :D Good point about the point about the...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 10, 2001 at 04:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, I suppose I asked for that....I didn't mean... 455 Views / 13 Replies  
Okay, I suppose I asked for that....I didn't mean I thought Bruce Willis could literally whoop bad guys' asses, I just meant I thought it was [/i]ironic[/i] that the actor who's played so many tough...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 10, 2001 at 04:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
British Airways in pampered Hollywood celebs bombshell 455 Views / 13 Replies  
A few days ago, the head of British Airways (who is in fact a stereotypically blunt Australian) labelled US celebrities who refuse to fly abroad in the wake of September 11 "gutless cowards" and...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 9, 2001 at 03:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"This is Major Tom to Ground Control I'm... 14,562 Views / 18 Replies  
"This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here
Am I...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 9, 2001 at 02:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Screen saver frenzy!! 431 Views / 8 Replies  
Mac OS X screensavers errrr....toadly rock dudez :D - and they are a long overdue addition to the MacOS IMHO (even though - yes - no they longer have any actual function). But there are no so few of...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 9, 2001 at 02:46 PM, in macOS
It's true that there is nothing particularly... 452 Views / 14 Replies  
It's true that there is nothing particularly speedier on the G3, but you can, for instance, get (admittedly expensive) G4 ugprades for some iMac models -just not, frustratingly, for the post-333mhz...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 9, 2001 at 02:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wise advice and that's the option I've taken.... 452 Views / 14 Replies  
Wise advice and that's the option I've taken. Cheers :)
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 9, 2001 at 02:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Some interesting feedback there - thanks. The... 452 Views / 14 Replies  
Some interesting feedback there - thanks. The answer to your question is that I didn't have any particular reason for wanting to upgrade. It didn't feel particularly slow (except when running the...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 9, 2001 at 02:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
[QUOTE]Originally posted by joe: <STRONG> ... 452 Views / 14 Replies  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by joe:
<STRONG>

I can only judge by the 3 iMacs I've used 1st hand. A 400MHz iMac DV which has the 8MB Rage 128 VR, 500Mhz iMac SE with 8MB Rage 128 Pro, and 600MHz...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Nov 6, 2001 at 06:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
:rolleyes: Hmmm, don't know whether to be pleased... 452 Views / 14 Replies  
:rolleyes: Hmmm, don't know whether to be pleased that my model isn't yet quite as obsolete as I'd feared or annoyed that these Ultra chipsets are apparently such cons but many thanks for the...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Oct 25, 2001 at 03:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's what I suspected, but I needed some... 452 Views / 14 Replies  
That's what I suspected, but I needed some reassurance. Thanks v much for the input xyber233! :)
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Oct 25, 2001 at 02:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Real world speed differences....? 452 Views / 14 Replies  
I have an iMac DV 400mhz (10gb HD, Rage 128 card) and I have recently been looking into (inexpensive) ways of upgrading it. I dont' want to buy a new model right now for financial reasons, because...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Oct 24, 2001 at 07:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
A bizarrely confident statement! :confused: ... 664 Views / 47 Replies  
A bizarrely confident statement! :confused: Explain yourself good sir! Do you know something we don't?
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Jul 20, 2001 at 05:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
:( Ah, shame. I never had a Psion organiser but... 282 Views / 1 Replies  
:( Ah, shame. I never had a Psion organiser but friends did and I always liked the look of them. I might even have bought one myself if the Mac connectivity hadn't, like, toadly sucked, dood. But...
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Jul 12, 2001 at 02:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah......guess I missed whichever of the threads... 214 Views / 3 Replies  
Ah......guess I missed whichever of the threads devoted to this are visible. Thanks for the info!
Posted by The Blue Meanie, on Jul 12, 2001 at 02:02 PM, in Feedback
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