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VPC3 won't register 297 Views / 0 Replies  
OK, so I'm a bit behind the times;)

I'd been content with VPC 2.1.3 on my old OS 8.1 PowertowerPro, but decided to try upgrading to version 3. For some reason it feels that I need to enter...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Sep 13, 2002 at 10:22 AM, in Applications
POPmonitor-like app for 68k?? 273 Views / 0 Replies  
When I go on the road w/ my Duo 280c, it would be great if I could screen my e-mail before downloading. Only problem is that I can't seem to find an app that'll let me do that. POPmonitor sounds...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Aug 12, 2002 at 04:24 PM, in Applications
The quick answer is that Sky & Telescope has... 302 Views / 6 Replies  
The quick answer is that Sky & Telescope has finder charts.

You need to go out about 45 minutes after sundown and look toward the west. The very brightest thing you see in that part of the sky is...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Apr 24, 2002 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
PIMs that play well w/ paper DayTimer? 287 Views / 0 Replies  
OK, I'm looking to figure out the best course of action here. I'd like to run a PIM that will print out an extremely close facsimile of the DayTimer 2-page/day reference stationery. Or failing...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Sep 21, 2001 at 12:25 PM, in Applications
Didn't read the site over the weekend... WHAT A... 264 Views / 37 Replies  
Didn't read the site over the weekend... WHAT A SHOCK!!! MacNN has gone from the very best site for quickly scanning Mac news to the absolute worst! My first reaction, like someone else, was...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on May 21, 2001 at 10:28 AM, in Feedback
I'm (finally) moving from my PowerComputing to an... 330 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm (finally) moving from my PowerComputing to an iMac DV SE 350 and the one thing I want to bring along is my HP DAT tape drive (w/ Retrospect). Any recommendations?? Especially w.r.t. the various...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Mar 30, 2001 at 12:24 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Suggested word proc. s/w on MP130+kbd? 297 Views / 1 Replies  
I've just gotten an MP130 & keyboard. Any suggestions about productivity software in general or going beyond the built-in notestaking, in particular?? Thanks.
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Feb 2, 2001 at 12:52 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Newton/Daytimer/PIM - how do YOU do it? 315 Views / 1 Replies  
Just got an MP130 on eBay. I'm looking for suggestions on the smartest way to integrate the use of a Newton with my paper DayTimer and a PIM on my desktop Mac. Currently I have the old DayTimer...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Jan 31, 2001 at 02:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
There's all kinds of problems w/ AIM. I don't... 263 Views / 15 Replies  
There's all kinds of problems w/ AIM. I don't use the news ticker, so I've never found this particular bug, but these idiots don't listen when you give them detailed bug reports.

You all know...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Oct 25, 2000 at 03:07 PM, in Applications
Internet Explorer (4.5 to be exact). 235 Views / 3 Replies  
Internet Explorer (4.5 to be exact).
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Oct 23, 2000 at 10:39 PM, in Applications
Question on defeating banners... 235 Views / 3 Replies  
I recently started using a Hosts file that maps things like ad.doubleclick.net to the loopback IP (127.0.0.1), in order to defeat their despicable spying. However, whenever I get a page with one of...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Oct 17, 2000 at 11:14 AM, in Applications
So, if I've got a 17" monitor (shame the iMac... 308 Views / 7 Replies  
So, if I've got a 17" monitor (shame the iMac only mirrors), can I expect to drive it at what I'm currently using (1152x870)?? There's an iMac DV SE available here, but it just seems a waste of a...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Oct 13, 2000 at 12:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Funny, I gave up NS in favor of IE/OE for... 397 Views / 25 Replies  
Funny, I gave up NS in favor of IE/OE for stability reasons. IE's bugs are basically only two and these are learnable and largely avoidable. I've always found NS to be just plain flaky and...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Sep 13, 2000 at 10:50 AM, in Applications
Thanks! So, if I understand the explanation... 230 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks!

So, if I understand the explanation correctly, the different behaviors are as follows. At work, the firewall very quickly intercepts the partly qualified URL and so IE never gets a chance...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Sep 12, 2000 at 02:49 PM, in Applications
The problem is that it was like pulling hen's... 230 Views / 6 Replies  
The problem is that it was like pulling hen's teeth to get them to tell me what the real name of their mail server is. At first they were like, "I'm sorry, you can only access your mail by using...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Sep 12, 2000 at 01:28 PM, in Applications
Here's a thing to try... Go to Explorer's... 233 Views / 6 Replies  
Here's a thing to try... Go to Explorer's preferences folder and try deleting the Download Cache file. I once had this file become corrupted and trashing it fixed everything right up.

- Eric.
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Sep 12, 2000 at 11:29 AM, in Applications
I mentioned this in my post under a later topic... 255 Views / 2 Replies  
I mentioned this in my post under a later topic "Infuriating IE freezes" (http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/Forum23/HTML/000426.html). I'll let you look there, rather than retype. Basically, it...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Sep 12, 2000 at 11:23 AM, in Applications
Well, I've never thought to look at the Temporary... 397 Views / 25 Replies  
Well, I've never thought to look at the Temporary Items folder, as I have one of those Applescripts that tries to make sure it's empty at shutdown (to avoid the "double" shutdown problem that seems...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Sep 12, 2000 at 11:16 AM, in Applications
Non-standard URLs & auto-complete/expansion 230 Views / 6 Replies  
Sometimes a local system will have URLs like http://mail/ or http://www/ , which are used to access system services *INSIDE* the firewall. For example, at work we have the first URL, as an...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Sep 11, 2000 at 11:25 AM, in Applications
I must say, I PARTLY agree with our esteemed... 397 Views / 25 Replies  
I must say, I PARTLY agree with our esteemed moderator. IE *can* be used in a relatively trouble free manner. HOWEVER... there are two well-known and long-standing IE bugs that you just apparently...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Sep 11, 2000 at 11:05 AM, in Applications
This is a well-known problem with IE that, AFAIK,... 199 Views / 2 Replies  
This is a well-known problem with IE that, AFAIK, M$ has refused to acknowledge. The best you can do is give IE a big partition to work in. It appears to be a function of the number of windows...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Sep 11, 2000 at 10:46 AM, in Applications
I just took my daughter to start her freshman... 976 Views / 50 Replies  
I just took my daughter to start her freshman year at VCU (Va. Commonwealth Univ.) yesterday. Next year is when they start requiring all incoming freshmen to have computers. They seem to be...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Aug 25, 2000 at 11:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for comments. I guess the other thing I... 325 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for comments. I guess the other thing I need to ponder is the cost/benefit of big cheap IDE drive + ATA card vs. just putting a second SCSI drive in the internal bay. If I can figure out...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Jun 2, 2000 at 01:17 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
7600 - ATA card & other improvements - discussion 325 Views / 6 Replies  
Just got a 7600/120 (1.2GB/48MB) cheap. It doesn't appear that there's an obvious way for a ribbon cable to go from an ATA card to the empty drive bay. I'd like a 2nd opinion on this, though.

my...
Posted by Fyzycyst, on Jun 1, 2000 at 11:01 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
 
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