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I just realized how long it has been for me as... 6,374 Views / 268 Replies  
I just realized how long it has been for me as well. I was 15 when I signed up here, and now I am a month away from turning 27!

What is interesting is that MacNN has always been on my daily...
Posted by kupan787, on Jun 5, 2010 at 12:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In my house, with 4 adults who all actively use... 1,200 Views / 39 Replies  
In my house, with 4 adults who all actively use the internet (WoW, Xbox Live, DirecTV On-Demand, AppleTV Rentals, surfing, etc) we use anywhere from 350 GB to 450 GB per month (my WRT54g has tomato,...
Posted by kupan787, on Nov 25, 2009 at 12:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've read elsewhere that OpenSolaris can be picky... 1,212 Views / 21 Replies  
I've read elsewhere that OpenSolaris can be picky when it comes to hardware. And I am really looking for something that is somewhat maintenance free once setup. Have you only played with this in a...
Posted by kupan787, on Nov 21, 2009 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mind sharing how you have this setup? I am... 1,212 Views / 21 Replies  
Mind sharing how you have this setup? I am looking to build a large "storage appliance" (as besson3c) called it. Currently I have a drobo, with 5 TB of disks plugged into it, which is hooked to an...
Posted by kupan787, on Nov 21, 2009 at 04:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
moep, not sure if you'll read this, but if you... 105,180 Views / 107 Replies  
moep, not sure if you'll read this, but if you could provide some details on your setup, that'd be great. How difficult was the install/ZFS setup? Was there a guide that you followed?
Posted by kupan787, on Sep 9, 2009 at 12:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Played it out here both in the Bay Area, and in... 911 Views / 24 Replies  
Played it out here both in the Bay Area, and in Central Valley (Sacramento, Stockton).
Posted by kupan787, on Aug 22, 2009 at 01:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I like that there were literally 8 cops there by... 4,168 Views / 175 Replies  
I like that there were literally 8 cops there by the end of the 4 minute video, and after the guy complies to all orders (even to lay on the ground) they still taze him! Better still they pepper...
Posted by kupan787, on Jul 16, 2009 at 11:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have that package. Luckily, because I live in a... 1,774 Views / 69 Replies  
I have that package. Luckily, because I live in a new community and have FTTP (as opposed to FTTN), and I can't get DSL, they offer me the top package without a TV bundle for $65/month. It is...
Posted by kupan787, on May 18, 2009 at 12:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What do you mean by aliases? My router is... 2,141 Views / 5 Replies  
What do you mean by aliases?

My router is setup to use a DHCP server, but I have a handful of machines that get a static IP.
Posted by kupan787, on Feb 7, 2009 at 07:35 PM, in Networking
Odd Networking Issue 2,141 Views / 5 Replies  
So today I started having a very odd networking issue. I wake my Mac Pro from sleep, and I notice that it has an IP address of 169.254.111.112. I immidiatly gointo the network preferences, and see...
Posted by kupan787, on Feb 7, 2009 at 12:08 PM, in Networking
Sorry, I should have clarified :-) I am... 1,955 Views / 9 Replies  
Sorry, I should have clarified :-)

I am pretty comfortable with internals, I have built quite a few PCs in the past, and have done processor upgrades on G3s and G4s. So I am not worried at all...
Posted by kupan787, on Dec 13, 2008 at 02:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Mini Self Processor Upgrade 1,955 Views / 9 Replies  
So I have been reading XLR8yourmac (http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/mac_mini_core_2_duo_swaps.html) and seeing people doing processor upgrades on their mac mini, since the processor is in a ZIF...
Posted by kupan787, on Dec 12, 2008 at 08:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm looking for an invite as well please: ... 4,054 Views / 123 Replies  
I'm looking for an invite as well please:

bmackin at mac dot com
Posted by kupan787, on Dec 8, 2008 at 12:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It turns out for me it was a bad switch. I just... 4,476 Views / 21 Replies  
It turns out for me it was a bad switch. I just went out and upgrade my old lynksys gigabit switch with a netgear one, and now all my machines are operating just fine with autoselect, and they are...
Posted by kupan787, on Nov 18, 2008 at 09:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmm. The problem is I have no idea what the cable... 4,476 Views / 21 Replies  
Hmm. The problem is I have no idea what the cable in my home walls is. This is a new built home (last year), and the cables are purple (if that means anything). I would assume they are Cat5e, but...
Posted by kupan787, on Oct 14, 2008 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
Router questions... 1,125 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all.

I am currently looking at upgrading my home network. Here is how it is currently setup:

A ResidentialGateway (fancy fiber modem) connected directly to my WRT54G (running Tomato for the...
Posted by kupan787, on Oct 13, 2008 at 09:53 PM, in Networking
So, most of the other machines in my house only... 4,476 Views / 21 Replies  
So, most of the other machines in my house only have 100BaseT ethernet ports. My router is only 100BaseT, but I do have 2 gigabit switches, and an AppleTV (which has gigabit). So far in all my...
Posted by kupan787, on Oct 13, 2008 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've ruled out a bad port on the router and the... 4,476 Views / 21 Replies  
I've ruled out a bad port on the router and the switches based on the fact that I can plug other computer in directly to where my Mac Pro is connected, and they work fine. So everything points to the...
Posted by kupan787, on Oct 11, 2008 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've tried another machine on the same cable, and... 4,476 Views / 21 Replies  
I've tried another machine on the same cable, and it works fine. When trying another cable with my Mac Pro, I see no change at all.

However, today I am back to slow speeds on the internet and lan...
Posted by kupan787, on Oct 11, 2008 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Network->Ethernet->Advanced->Ethernet (?) ... 4,476 Views / 21 Replies  
Network->Ethernet->Advanced->Ethernet (?)

Here I can manually configure my Speed and Duplex. If I choose "1000baseT" for speed, I have a choice of "full-duplex" or "full-duplex, flow control". I...
Posted by kupan787, on Oct 11, 2008 at 11:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
So even though Apples support website mentions... 4,476 Views / 21 Replies  
So even though Apples support website mentions that my Mac Pro doesn't have an SMC reset button on the motherboard, I did see a button that looks an awful lot like one (it is right near the battery)....
Posted by kupan787, on Oct 10, 2008 at 09:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Slow network speeds on early 2008 Mac Pro 4,476 Views / 21 Replies  
Not sure what has happened, but starting this morning my Mac PRo is just lagging in network performance. I am hard wired into a router, so no Wi-Fi. When I try and transfer files, I see speeds of...
Posted by kupan787, on Oct 10, 2008 at 03:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not to thread hijack, but i'm looking to install... 702 Views / 35 Replies  
Not to thread hijack, but i'm looking to install some speakers outdoors. Its a small space, maybe about 150 SQF where the speakers would be covering. It is to be for an above ground spa.

I...
Posted by kupan787, on Sep 7, 2008 at 01:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Its working for me, but I have a bunch of other... 14,140 Views / 153 Replies  
Its working for me, but I have a bunch of other crap being spwed out (is that normal)?

benmac:~ kupan787$ osascript -e 'tell application "ARDAgent" to do shell script "whoami"'
2008-06-21...
Posted by kupan787, on Jun 21, 2008 at 04:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Just got done working 60 a week (lasted for 2... 1,260 Views / 66 Replies  
Just got done working 60 a week (lasted for 2 months). Hours sucked, but pay checks were nice.

My "normal" schedule is pretty sweet:

Monday: 6 hours
Tuesday-Thursday: 10 hours
Friday: 4 hours...
Posted by kupan787, on Jun 9, 2008 at 07:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope, totally white. I opened an image in... 961 Views / 10 Replies  
Nope, totally white. I opened an image in photoshop (half is white, half is black). I then popped open a menu. If there was any translucency, I should be able to see the "black" side as darker in the...
Posted by kupan787, on Feb 12, 2008 at 01:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
So I just updated (and did the Graphics update)... 961 Views / 10 Replies  
So I just updated (and did the Graphics update) and now my menus are no longer translucent. My menu bar is, but all the drop down menus (and contextual menus) are solid white. It looks like crap. Did...
Posted by kupan787, on Feb 11, 2008 at 11:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Anyone have any thoughts on this? 8,117 Views / 8 Replies  
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Posted by kupan787, on Jan 24, 2008 at 12:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
2008 Mac Pro memory configuration 8,117 Views / 8 Replies  
So I purchased a new Mac Pro with the stock 2 GBs. I want to upgrade the memory, as I have heard that having 4 slots filled will yield better performance. My question is does it matter if those 2...
Posted by kupan787, on Jan 22, 2008 at 02:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just so you know (in case you don't) but the... 2,504 Views / 38 Replies  
Just so you know (in case you don't) but the optical drives are PATA. So if you want to put a hard drive in the optical bay, it would need to be PATA if you are going to connect it to the existing...
Posted by kupan787, on Jan 20, 2008 at 02:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Weird Sleep issue with new Mac Pro 656 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a new Mac Pro (Dual quadcore 2.8), and sometimes I will put the machine to sleep and it works as it should when I wake it up. However, a couple of times so far when I go to wake it up it...
Posted by kupan787, on Jan 20, 2008 at 12:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
So I tried it, and it doens't seem to do... 1,506 Views / 8 Replies  
So I tried it, and it doens't seem to do anything. I need to play with it more, but it looks as if iPhone ignores this file. When I get home, i'll try setting google.com to point to 127.0.0.1 and see...
Posted by kupan787, on Jul 30, 2007 at 07:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Want to share? There is an /etc/hosts file, and I... 1,506 Views / 8 Replies  
Want to share? There is an /etc/hosts file, and I am in the process of configuring mine to block ads. But any servers you have in your list would be helpful.
Posted by kupan787, on Jul 29, 2007 at 01:20 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Weird Memory issue since upgrading to 10.4.10 542 Views / 1 Replies  
So I have been having a strange memory issue since upgrading to OS X 10.4.10. Doing nothing, after boot slowly my VM size grows to over 10GBs, and my free memory goes from 1.4GB to 20 MB, with it all...
Posted by kupan787, on Jul 14, 2007 at 03:50 PM, in Mac OS X
I am not sure, but it will be a lot more than a... 2,581 Views / 18 Replies  
I am not sure, but it will be a lot more than a consumer home router. The Cisco comes standard with 256MB of memory, where as most home routers have around 16MB. The Cisco is built for more than...
Posted by kupan787, on May 21, 2007 at 02:23 PM, in Networking
Hence my question about new routers ;-) I... 2,581 Views / 18 Replies  
Hence my question about new routers ;-)

I think the Cisco I found will handle things. It looks like a good "middle ground" (above consumer, below business grade).
Posted by kupan787, on May 19, 2007 at 11:11 PM, in Networking
Not to be rude, but I think you may have... 2,581 Views / 18 Replies  
Not to be rude, but I think you may have forgotten our earlier conversation. This only happens when there is heavy bittorenting going on (3 users, going full force). 99% of the time, my router works...
Posted by kupan787, on May 19, 2007 at 02:26 AM, in Networking
I did try this. And I was able to connect to the... 2,581 Views / 18 Replies  
I did try this. And I was able to connect to the router, intermittently, and very slowly. Plus, seeing the router with a load of around 2, told me it was not my computer at all.



Agreed. If I...
Posted by kupan787, on May 18, 2007 at 05:38 PM, in Networking
Because, I couldn't even log into the router, it... 2,581 Views / 18 Replies  
Because, I couldn't even log into the router, it would just time out. Pinging the router was off the chart, with dropped packets left and right. If it was just my internet, the internal network (and...
Posted by kupan787, on May 10, 2007 at 12:36 AM, in Networking
Well, I need to think about things a bit, but if... 2,581 Views / 18 Replies  
Well, I need to think about things a bit, but if I take the plunge I will report back how it preforms.
Posted by kupan787, on May 9, 2007 at 08:17 PM, in Networking
When searching google, I came across someone... 2,581 Views / 18 Replies  
When searching google, I came across someone recommending this:

PROVANTAGE: Cisco CISCO871-K9 Cisco 871 Dual Ethernet Security Router...
Posted by kupan787, on May 9, 2007 at 02:11 PM, in Networking
Best Router... 2,581 Views / 18 Replies  
I am looking for the best router that plays nice with P2P. Currently we have the WRT54G, and if all three of us have bittorrent open, the router gets hammered with too many connections, and slows...
Posted by kupan787, on May 9, 2007 at 10:59 AM, in Networking
It might not be long before they are banned in... 6,563 Views / 31 Replies  
It might not be long before they are banned in the EU, but what percentage of people still have the "old" style bulb? I live in an apartment complex, and I know they use all filament bulbs for their...
Posted by kupan787, on May 6, 2007 at 03:28 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That is one third of a light-bulb. And we are... 6,563 Views / 31 Replies  
That is one third of a light-bulb. And we are talking about an electronic device, something a lot more complex than a light bulb. Are you going to start the march against light bulb manufactures for...
Posted by kupan787, on May 5, 2007 at 04:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ya, we have done this. I am assuming it is... 518 Views / 5 Replies  
Ya, we have done this. I am assuming it is syncing up the mac address, because every time I try a different device (airport extreme, linksys, hardwire to a laptop), I get a different IP. The problem...
Posted by kupan787, on Apr 2, 2007 at 08:51 PM, in Networking
No hardware has changed, and like I mentioned,... 518 Views / 5 Replies  
No hardware has changed, and like I mentioned, this happens even when directly plugged into the modem. And I have never had issues with pings (I can ping anything all day long, and get perfectly...
Posted by kupan787, on Apr 2, 2007 at 12:37 PM, in Networking
Strange Internet Issue... 518 Views / 5 Replies  
So I am having a rather bizarre internet issue. First let me say I have cable, and things have been fine up until about 2 months ago. When trying to surf the internet, I get really slow speeds...
Posted by kupan787, on Apr 2, 2007 at 01:45 AM, in Networking
Hey, would someone with an intel mac please email... 8,227 Views / 35 Replies  
Hey, would someone with an intel mac please email me the sshd binary please (it is in your /usr/sbin/ folder)? I have a PowerPC mac, and therefore don't have access to it. OpenSSH is open source, so...
Posted by kupan787, on Mar 25, 2007 at 03:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I ended up calling comcast yesterday because... 723 Views / 4 Replies  
I ended up calling comcast yesterday because things got worse. I plugged directly into the modem, and pages were taking ages to load. I also ran a few speed tests. Download speeds were fine, but the...
Posted by kupan787, on Mar 17, 2007 at 02:44 PM, in Networking
Comcast or my network? 723 Views / 4 Replies  
I am really confused. Our "internet connection" seems like it is really messed up. I am not sure who is to blame...

So, we have Comcast internet, a linksys router, and an Apple Airport Extreme...
Posted by kupan787, on Mar 16, 2007 at 07:27 PM, in Networking
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