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what was it they used to say during the height of... 1,700 Views / 67 Replies  
what was it they used to say during the height of the cold war - "the optimists were learning russian and the pessimists were learning chinese"

maybe we need to update that for the current world...
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 8, 2006 at 06:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
free willy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106965/)... 577 Views / 13 Replies  
free willy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106965/)

sorry kmkkid - it's not a gay porn site! ;)
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 8, 2006 at 05:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
a polished 3D turd is still a turd 1,459 Views / 27 Replies  
a polished 3D turd is still a turd
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 7, 2006 at 09:36 PM, in Mac OS X
i must have been off that week [or it was before... 7,692 Views / 197 Replies  
i must have been off that week [or it was before my time], coz i dinnae remember that at all. what happened and why did it "drive everyone crazy"?:confused:
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 7, 2006 at 05:29 PM, in Feedback
<homer simpson voice> the what now? </homer... 7,692 Views / 197 Replies  
<homer simpson voice> the what now? </homer simpson voice> :confused:
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 7, 2006 at 04:01 PM, in Feedback
er... that's the correct spelling :stick: 1,700 Views / 67 Replies  
er... that's the correct spelling :stick:
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 6, 2006 at 11:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
if the landlady's insisting on cash payments and... 2,265 Views / 57 Replies  
if the landlady's insisting on cash payments and no written contracts, she's obviously not declaring her income from renting out rooms to the taxman. if i were you, i'd get out and tell the bitch i...
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 6, 2006 at 11:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
hey folks! - let's not forget we already support... 7,692 Views / 197 Replies  
hey folks! - let's not forget we already support macNN by writing the vast majority of the site's content on a regular, voluntary basis. :err:

ignore the unique 'knockabout' nature of the...
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 6, 2006 at 10:50 AM, in Feedback
i always think the weirdest 'candy' [or 'sweets'... 921 Views / 18 Replies  
i always think the weirdest 'candy' [or 'sweets' as we call them this side of the pond] were the "sweetie cigarettes" you used to be able to buy when i was a kid. they were a white cylinder of some...
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 6, 2006 at 12:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
link clicked. [i wonder how many of us will... 7,692 Views / 197 Replies  
link clicked.

[i wonder how many of us will opt to leave inspammyTXT 'enabled' :lol: ]
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 6, 2006 at 12:03 AM, in Feedback
employ a macNN'er 660 Views / 13 Replies  
i've been thinking for a while now that there should be some way to match up people looking for work doing with fellow board members who're trying to earn a crust. at the minute it's a kind of...
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 5, 2006 at 11:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
new forum suggestion - "employ a mcNN'er" 1,013 Views / 14 Replies  
er... or hopefully a more elegant title ;)

over my millenia spent treading these boards, i've done the odd bit of work [both for filthy lucre and on "a favour for a favour" basis] for other...
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 5, 2006 at 10:29 AM, in Feedback
[this (http://www.opensourcecms.com/)] is a... 854 Views / 12 Replies  
[this (http://www.opensourcecms.com/)] is a pretty good resource for comparing various CMS, blog and portal softwares in a 'live' setup.
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 4, 2006 at 05:09 PM, in Developer Center
my "brief and to the point" observation: ... 854 Views / 12 Replies  
my "brief and to the point" observation:

PHPnuke - looks like sh*t. easy to customise
mambo - looks very polished. a b*stard to customise.
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 4, 2006 at 11:41 AM, in Developer Center
OK. that sounds interesting. i'll have to check... 1,036 Views / 23 Replies  
OK. that sounds interesting. i'll have to check this IE7 out then. :thumbsup:
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 4, 2006 at 11:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
ok - but does IE7 do some 'browser sniffing' then... 1,036 Views / 23 Replies  
ok - but does IE7 do some 'browser sniffing' then and only include its various kludges and javascripts if the visitor is misguided enough to be using "internet exploder"? - or is it all included...
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 4, 2006 at 10:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
yeah, i know - i get a bit anally retentive about... 1,036 Views / 23 Replies  
yeah, i know - i get a bit anally retentive about it sometimes; i'll get a page to validate as XHTML 1,0 transitional, which should be enough. but then i cannae help rising to the challenge of...
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 3, 2006 at 02:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
halleleujah, brother... 1,498 Views / 56 Replies  
halleleujah, brother (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?p=2866403)! :thumbsup:
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 3, 2006 at 02:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
in my case, yes i'm not really sure what... 1,036 Views / 23 Replies  
in my case, yes

i'm not really sure what it's all about [even after reading through that thread and visiting the IE7 site! :confused: ]. i get the impression it's a load of javascript hacks and...
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 3, 2006 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
after today i love microsoft more than ever 1,036 Views / 23 Replies  
i've been working on a website for a client over the past couple of weeks. i hand-coded all the layout in CSS with some clever PHP stuff going on in the background to make it easy for me to update...
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 2, 2006 at 10:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
ixus 1,163 Views / 45 Replies  
ixus
Posted by m a d r a, on Feb 2, 2006 at 10:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
coincidentally, i just necked the last of a... 1,735 Views / 55 Replies  
coincidentally, i just necked the last of a bottle of la fée that the GF got me for chrimbo, on sunday night. lovely stuff! - like a cross between pernod and rocket fuel!
...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 31, 2006 at 11:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
unicode files - validate locally but always fail validation after upload to server 377 Views / 0 Replies  
arrrghh! this is doing my head in!:brick:

i posted before (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=281676) about a file i was having trouble with, which was throwing up validation errors after i...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 31, 2006 at 10:31 PM, in Developer Center
same here. seems a bit like yer standard news... 1,231 Views / 50 Replies  
same here. seems a bit like yer standard news site with a bit of a user blog thrown in. it was so much more intriguing when we were all trying to peep over the fence and see what was on the other...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 31, 2006 at 01:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
disnae work, i'm afraid. i just ran a canon... 1,163 Views / 45 Replies  
disnae work, i'm afraid. i just ran a canon digital image of my own through EXIF viewer (http://homepage.mac.com/aozer/EV/) and it seems that only the camera model and firmware version are saved.
...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 31, 2006 at 10:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
oops! - hamster attack! 1,231 Views / 50 Replies  
oops! - hamster attack!
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 31, 2006 at 10:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
heh! - at this rate newsvine is going to turn... 1,231 Views / 50 Replies  
heh! - at this rate newsvine is going to turn into the macNN lounge sometime soon :D

[i've still got 14 left BTW - PM me to get one. rem i'm in england tho' so if you don't get a reply straight...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 31, 2006 at 09:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
i've got some invitations [or "invites" ]. first... 1,231 Views / 50 Replies  
i've got some invitations [or "invites" ]. first twenty folks to PM me with their email addy can have 'em
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 30, 2006 at 06:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
there are other forums apart from the lounge?!!... 379 Views / 2 Replies  
there are other forums apart from the lounge?!! :eek:
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 30, 2006 at 04:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
feck them! - you gave them three chances to... 656 Views / 11 Replies  
feck them! - you gave them three chances to respond to your emails about this before you publicised it and they didnae even think you worthy of a reply. then when you go public about it and they...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 30, 2006 at 03:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
debit card spending limits only apply to cash... 1,237 Views / 48 Replies  
debit card spending limits only apply to cash withdrawals [at least on this side of the pond]. purchases are only limited by available funds.
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 30, 2006 at 02:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
the "supertool" mid nineties model - last of the... 515 Views / 11 Replies  
the "supertool" mid nineties model - last of the big square solid ones they made before they started going all "contoured" and curvy
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 30, 2006 at 02:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
i "feel your pain, man!®" - a couple of weeks ago... 515 Views / 11 Replies  
i "feel your pain, man!®" - a couple of weeks ago i lost my trusty leatherman, which i *always* have somewhere about my person - or near to hand. i felt naked without it. eventually i found it in...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 30, 2006 at 02:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
calling intel mac early adopters - your verdict? 379 Views / 2 Replies  
[this may have already been done before, but searching for "intel mac" produces 500 odd results and i couldnae be arsed reading through them all ;) ]


now that the dust has settled and the new...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 30, 2006 at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
personally i dinnae blame the dog. after all,... 2,087 Views / 53 Replies  
personally i dinnae blame the dog. after all, the selfish bitch tried to kill herself with her dog shut inside the house with her - effectively condemming the dog to starve to death. she could at...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 30, 2006 at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
not anymore 2,654 Views / 104 Replies  
not anymore
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 29, 2006 at 12:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
unfortunate thread title juxtapositions - no.423 282 Views / 1 Replies  
http://www.madra.net/grafix/misc/threadtitles.png

aaarrrgggh! - the mental imagery! http://www.madra.net/grafix/misc/vomit.gif
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 29, 2006 at 11:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
yeah! - i cannae remember ever seeing a... 2,654 Views / 104 Replies  
yeah! - i cannae remember ever seeing a completely pointless widget or script kiddie's ego boosting but utterly worthless app listed on MU! :rolleyes:
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 29, 2006 at 11:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
me too - the same reason i was keen to try... 6,631 Views / 55 Replies  
me too - the same reason i was keen to try mailsmith when it first came out. pity that turned out to be a bit of a turkey.

i still havenae played with yojimbo long enough to decide whether...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 26, 2006 at 08:01 PM, in Applications
i liked the way barebones put an alias to my... 6,631 Views / 55 Replies  
i liked the way barebones put an alias to my applications folder inside the yojimbo .dmg, so that i could install the prog by just dragging it onto the alias - a nice touch.

i wasnae so keen on...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 26, 2006 at 07:33 PM, in Applications
...Work on performance and responsiveness of the... 1,881 Views / 39 Replies  
...Work on performance and responsiveness of the Finder, making it feel lightweight, fast, snappy and pleasant to use......

woohoo! - let's hear it for "snappiness©"
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 26, 2006 at 06:59 PM, in Mac OS X
most windoze users don't even realise that there... 673 Views / 14 Replies  
most windoze users don't even realise that there is other software out there that isnae made by microsoft - never mind other operating systems! i'm sure i'm not the only one who has the following...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 26, 2006 at 06:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
what is it? - i've never heard of it ... 1,231 Views / 50 Replies  
what is it? - i've never heard of it


[mind - that didnae stop me trying to sign up and using you as my referee ;) ]
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 26, 2006 at 06:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
speakin' of old digital cameras - anyone remember... 517 Views / 17 Replies  
speakin' of old digital cameras - anyone remember using one of these horrible oul' clunkers?

digital photography has certainly come a long way in not that many years!
...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 26, 2006 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
actually, scooterboy was using the gaelic... 1,040 Views / 11 Replies  
actually, scooterboy was using the gaelic vocative particle - ie. "a mhadra" = "madra" [when addressing that person]. sometimes it seems there are gaeilgeoirí coming out of the woodwork round this...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 23, 2006 at 03:26 PM, in Networking
you know what? - i never even knew you could... 616 Views / 16 Replies  
you know what? - i never even knew you could remove dashboard and sys prefs from the dock. i thought they were hardwired in! :hmm:
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 17, 2006 at 04:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
ta! - i actually just discovered it myself by... 270 Views / 2 Replies  
ta! - i actually just discovered it myself by RTFM and was coming back to delete this post - but you beat me to it! :thumbsup:
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 17, 2006 at 01:15 PM, in Applications
pity you cannae organise smart mailboxes into folders 270 Views / 2 Replies  
i have a load of rules set up in mail.app, which filter my incoming mail into folders depending on who it's from. so i'll have a "friends" folder with a load of subdirectories for different folks, a...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 17, 2006 at 11:56 AM, in Applications
i think it's quite the opposite [of wanting to... 616 Views / 16 Replies  
i think it's quite the opposite [of wanting to differentiate] and i reckon it started with public beta. i seem to remember that [in keeping with the aqua theme] a lot of the first OSX apps from...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 17, 2006 at 11:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
why do so many apps have a blue [or bluey green] circle icon? 616 Views / 16 Replies  
OK - it's probably my fault for having so many icons in my dock, but finding the app i want to open in a crowded dock would be a lot easier if so many developers didn't seem to think that it's...
Posted by m a d r a, on Jan 17, 2006 at 11:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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