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That seems to have worked fine. Frustrating, but... 573 Views / 4 Replies  
That seems to have worked fine. Frustrating, but a nice work around.

Does anyone know why this happens?
Posted by pimephalis, on Mar 23, 2007 at 11:59 AM, in macOS
It seems to happen both on my work machine (HP)... 573 Views / 4 Replies  
It seems to happen both on my work machine (HP) and my iBook.
Posted by pimephalis, on Mar 23, 2007 at 11:27 AM, in macOS
Help please: can't copy files to USB drive 573 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,

I'm hoping someone can help. I periodically have difficulty copying files to my USB drive, as the finder complains that there's not enough free space. This happens despite the fact that the...
Posted by pimephalis, on Mar 23, 2007 at 09:09 AM, in macOS
Well, that's unfortunate. Is this because of some... 1,032 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, that's unfortunate. Is this because of some weird coding bug, or is it just the program pushing lower-end computers? Does anyone have something with serious horsepower (ie. speedy G5, and Intel...
Posted by pimephalis, on Mar 20, 2006 at 07:52 AM, in Gaming
Why does Diablo II LOD spike my cpu to 100%? 1,032 Views / 3 Replies  
I have the latest version of Diablo II installed on my ibook (1.33 GHz G4), and every time I run the app (whehter under software rendering or OpenGL) it spikes the cpu to 100%. This means that my...
Posted by pimephalis, on Mar 14, 2006 at 09:25 PM, in Gaming
I'm with you. I've got a card in my pocket that's... 1,000 Views / 18 Replies  
I'm with you. I've got a card in my pocket that's burning a hole in my wallet. I'm still holding out hope that the iBook bump will be announced tomorrow or before the end of WWDC. Apple can't keep...
Posted by pimephalis, on Jun 6, 2005 at 05:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
http://allforces.com/2005/05/06/ichat-to-msn-throu... 1,958 Views / 3 Replies  
http://allforces.com/2005/05/06/ichat-to-msn-through-jabber/
Posted by pimephalis, on May 30, 2005 at 10:36 AM, in Applications
Re: Simple OS X Spreadsheet that is not Excel? 1,306 Views / 12 Replies  
If you can handle dealing with fink, have a look at gnumeric. It's definitely not beta software, and can easily accomplish what you're looking for. It's free, and has a small footprint.
...
Posted by pimephalis, on Apr 2, 2005 at 07:02 AM, in Applications
Re: Unzip without Stuffit 705 Views / 5 Replies  
Using the terminal, it's actually quick easy. You just 'cd' to the directory in question, an then type: unzip filename

As an example:



which will result in the unzipping of that file. This...
Posted by pimephalis, on Mar 22, 2005 at 05:09 PM, in Applications
Don't forget gnumeric 1,071 Views / 10 Replies  
If you're not terminal-averse, you can install gnumeric using fink. It's a pretty robust and powerful spreadsheet app.

gnumeric's website (http://www.gnumeric.org)
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 15, 2005 at 08:18 AM, in Applications
Re: PC->Mac switcher's OS X impressions. 908 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi there. I can't answer all of your questions/problems, but I can help with some.


This is not as much of a problem as you might think. For all typical pieces of software, all you need to do is...
Posted by pimephalis, on Jan 29, 2005 at 08:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
They've already reflected the changes in Canada's... 1,612 Views / 27 Replies  
They've already reflected the changes in Canada's apple store.

Just when I was successfully fighting off the need to buy one of these guys based on current financials! Damn Apple!
Posted by pimephalis, on Jan 25, 2005 at 02:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you're terminal unfriendly, have a look at... 482 Views / 3 Replies  
If you're terminal unfriendly, have a look at Fugu, a graphical scp and sftp client. Works like a dream.

Fugu website (http://rsug.itd.umich.edu/software/fugu/)
Posted by pimephalis, on Oct 8, 2004 at 09:29 PM, in macOS
Install fink (fink.sourceforge.net) and then... 1,343 Views / 18 Replies  
Install fink (fink.sourceforge.net) and then install pan. It is, hands down, the best newsreader out there.
Posted by pimephalis, on Sep 3, 2004 at 11:46 PM, in Applications
For a WYSIWYG website editor, why not try... 616 Views / 15 Replies  
For a WYSIWYG website editor, why not try Mozilla's built in composer? And you can't beat the price...
Posted by pimephalis, on Aug 5, 2004 at 11:49 PM, in Applications
I'm not sure how this will help or hinder the... 79,692 Views / 815 Replies  
I'm not sure how this will help or hinder the discussion, but I've solved my freezing problems (I believe). It involved replacing my wireless router (my linksys with a buffalotech). Since I've done...
Posted by pimephalis, on Jul 25, 2004 at 08:52 PM, in macOS
I don't have a gmail invite, and I'm not sure... 7,926 Views / 313 Replies  
I don't have a gmail invite, and I'm not sure whether I'd even use the address if someone gives me one.

pimephalis at sublimeintervention dot com
Posted by pimephalis, on Jun 26, 2004 at 03:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I purchased this product in order to let me mount... 624 Views / 7 Replies  
I purchased this product in order to let me mount my memory card on the desktop for easier file transfer and whatnot. It does exactly what it claims to do, and I've had ZERO problems with it.

A...
Posted by pimephalis, on Jun 24, 2004 at 09:41 PM, in Applications
Bingo. No cancellation has ever made me quite so... 3,746 Views / 138 Replies  
Bingo. No cancellation has ever made me quite so distraught. Brilliant, funny dialogue.
Posted by pimephalis, on Mar 25, 2004 at 07:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not entirely. There's a fink port of the tightvnc... 5,484 Views / 29 Replies  
Not entirely. There's a fink port of the tightvnc client/server application, so if you're running fink you can install it natively. It'll open if X11 is running. I use it at home to connect to my xp...
Posted by pimephalis, on Mar 13, 2004 at 08:00 AM, in Applications
Re: how to convert pdf to word doc without printer? 710 Views / 7 Replies  
You want to have a look at this page. (http://iharder.sourceforge.net/macosx/winmacprinter/#step2) for printing to your windows computer. I followed those instructions, and it works like a dream.
Posted by pimephalis, on Mar 3, 2004 at 07:44 AM, in Applications
That is one beautiful lizard. What kind of... 591 Views / 11 Replies  
That is one beautiful lizard. What kind of enclosure do you keep him in?
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 29, 2004 at 12:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've got six reptiles in total. One bearded... 591 Views / 11 Replies  
I've got six reptiles in total. One bearded dragon:
http://aquamarine.srv2.com/~northern/images/bearded%20dragon.jpg

One blue tongue skink:

http://www.captivebred.com/images/btjuvinhand.jpg
...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 29, 2004 at 10:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Fascinating. I seem to recall a little thread... 647 Views / 15 Replies  
Fascinating. I seem to recall a little thread about the use of the word 'courriel' versus e-mail in official French government communications. If I recall, this was a symbol of the socialist...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 24, 2004 at 11:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Harumph.... 646 Views / 8 Replies  
Harumph. (http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,62226,00.html)

:thumbsdow
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 23, 2004 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When you're trying to play with image formats,... 950 Views / 22 Replies  
When you're trying to play with image formats, you should always keep in mind the wonderful ImageMagick tool. It's available through fink (and probably XDarwin as well). It's command line, but very,...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 15, 2004 at 12:52 AM, in Applications
Everyone posting here should also be reading the... 79,692 Views / 815 Replies  
Everyone posting here should also be reading the apple discussions that were linked on the previous page. Our thinking about Safari/Airport/Swap files is all apparently incorrect. What is happening...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 14, 2004 at 07:56 AM, in macOS
Interesting. It sounds to me like you're... 79,692 Views / 815 Replies  
Interesting. It sounds to me like you're describing a situation analagous to bittorrent in that there are multiple connections working simultaneously from within one application. I've had that type...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 12, 2004 at 09:27 AM, in macOS
Abso-smurfly. If you're going to be doing any... 950 Views / 22 Replies  
Abso-smurfly. If you're going to be doing any statistics work, I'd recommend looking into this software. It is indispensible, and really does produce some high quality graphical output.
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 12, 2004 at 09:20 AM, in Applications
Interesting. Sounds like Airport is failing, but... 79,692 Views / 815 Replies  
Interesting. Sounds like Airport is failing, but failing in such a way as to initiate a cascade of failures until the whole system locks up.

Is everyone experiencing these failures using Airport...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 12, 2004 at 07:41 AM, in macOS
Yeah, well, that's what you get when you read at... 745 Views / 18 Replies  
Yeah, well, that's what you get when you read at -1 ...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 11, 2004 at 07:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Update linksys firmware (TFTP) 999 Views / 4 Replies  
I tried updating my linksys firmware using the web interface from OS X, and it failed miserably. In fact, I thought that I'd killed the router, as the update halted about halfway through.

In the...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 11, 2004 at 07:07 AM, in Applications
Well, my iBook crashed again last night. The only... 79,692 Views / 815 Replies  
Well, my iBook crashed again last night. The only active app at the time was an sftp session using Fugu. I had closed everything else. To me, that indicates that the problem has to do with network...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 11, 2004 at 06:42 AM, in macOS
Well, I don't use any bluetooth devices, and... 79,692 Views / 815 Replies  
Well, I don't use any bluetooth devices, and haven't updated to 1.5. Not sure that rules it out, but ...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 10, 2004 at 11:50 PM, in macOS
Yes, yes and yes. Actually, you're set up and... 79,692 Views / 815 Replies  
Yes, yes and yes. Actually, you're set up and conditions sound exactly like mine. I'm also behind a router, but a linksys one.
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 10, 2004 at 06:36 PM, in macOS
:thumbsup: Keep in mind that the same... 852 Views / 24 Replies  
:thumbsup:

Keep in mind that the same decision was applied in the Bernardo/Homolka case over a decade ago. Once the trial was finished, we had more gruesome information than we knew what to do...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 9, 2004 at 09:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Add to the list of afflicted systems my poor... 79,692 Views / 815 Replies  
Add to the list of afflicted systems my poor little iBook 700 (16 MB VRAM). I don't lay the blame at the feet of itunes, as it has crashed on me several times when itunes wasn't playing. Instead, it...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 9, 2004 at 09:24 AM, in macOS
Well, for some time I worked on the 'net under a... 2,939 Views / 103 Replies  
Well, for some time I worked on the 'net under a different handle, but one day stumbled on this one. It just sort of stuck, probably because it's easy to type.

It's the alternate spelling of the...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 6, 2004 at 09:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Almost surely the problem is a lack of memory.... 1,222 Views / 19 Replies  
Almost surely the problem is a lack of memory. However, you can do the quick and non-scientific diagnosis of your problems by simply listening to the hard drive. When the iBook seems to slow down,...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 6, 2004 at 09:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Absolutely, this would be my recommendation as... 558 Views / 6 Replies  
Absolutely, this would be my recommendation as well. After installing, you simply need to save your data into a text file (use tab delimiters), and then import the data into R:
...
Posted by pimephalis, on Feb 3, 2004 at 10:42 AM, in Applications
In the ibook, the antenna passes through the... 1,381 Views / 7 Replies  
In the ibook, the antenna passes through the hinge and circles the screen. Walk away from the router, and then slowly (I mean, quite slowly), change the angle of the screen and watch your connection...
Posted by pimephalis, on Jan 23, 2004 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Crime and Punishment affected me very deeply when... 1,325 Views / 51 Replies  
Crime and Punishment affected me very deeply when I read it, and it still has a special place in my soul.
Germinal was also an excellent piece of work; what Grapes of Wrath could've been.
Finally,...
Posted by pimephalis, on Jan 18, 2004 at 10:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, yes. That old argument. Look, if you're... 4,240 Views / 71 Replies  
Ah, yes. That old argument. Look, if you're reading, writing and collaborating on .doc or .xls files then you need to purchase word. If, on the other hand, all you do is write letters and...
Posted by pimephalis, on Jan 15, 2004 at 09:23 AM, in Applications
Ditto. I am the father of two very young boys... 1,161 Views / 35 Replies  
Ditto. I am the father of two very young boys (amost 4 and 9 months), and consider myself to be a peaceful man. I haven't been a fight since Kindergarten, and genearlly like most everyone I meet. I...
Posted by pimephalis, on Jan 8, 2004 at 11:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow, you folks are responsible. Kind of disgusts... 819 Views / 42 Replies  
Wow, you folks are responsible. Kind of disgusts me.

My wife and I bought a house in October with less cash in reserve than we would have liked, and thus are now in some debt (excluding the...
Posted by pimephalis, on Jan 6, 2004 at 09:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My past training as a biologist made me pick this... 1,384 Views / 52 Replies  
My past training as a biologist made me pick this name. It's actually a mis-spelling (really, a secondary older spelling) of the generic name of a species that I happen to like. I'll leave it as an...
Posted by pimephalis, on Jan 6, 2004 at 09:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
4-3, the US beat Canada. I think I'm going... 782 Views / 17 Replies  
4-3, the US beat Canada.

I think I'm going to be sick.
Posted by pimephalis, on Jan 5, 2004 at 02:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, no and no. That makes you belchy and gassy,... 1,163 Views / 23 Replies  
No, no and no. That makes you belchy and gassy, two characteristics almost never sought by employers.

Scotch, my friend. Scotch.

;)
Posted by pimephalis, on Jan 5, 2004 at 07:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
From the best breakup song ever: This ain't... 63,062 Views / 84 Replies  
From the best breakup song ever:

This ain't the "where did we go wrong?" song,
This ain't the "it's been so long!" song,
This ain't the "why can't we get along?" song,
This is the "pack up your...
Posted by pimephalis, on Jan 3, 2004 at 12:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, yes and yes. I'd say they're more than fun... 947 Views / 22 Replies  
Yes, yes and yes. I'd say they're more than fun and useful; they are invaluable. I bought mine several months ago on a lark, thinking it would likely be a toy. I use it constantly. And I really mean...
Posted by pimephalis, on Jan 2, 2004 at 09:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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