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My solution was to put it on a sheet of clear... 11,481 Views / 99 Replies  
My solution was to put it on a sheet of clear sticky back plastic (the 3M stuff that comes on a big wide roll - the name escapes me) and put it inside the car. Cut around the logo so you leave a 5mm...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Jan 19, 2004 at 04:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was on a student budget when I bought it and at... 1,069 Views / 31 Replies  
I was on a student budget when I bought it and at the time it was the absolute bottom of the range PowerMac (I had it BTO with a Superdrive). With the education discount it was equivalent to buying...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Jan 18, 2004 at 03:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Radius used to supply software to use with their... 444 Views / 9 Replies  
Radius used to supply software to use with their displays to run them in portrait mode in OS 9 and earlier. However I don't believe there's currently an OS X app or hack that allows you to rotate...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Jan 18, 2004 at 10:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I beg to differ... I'm running Final Cut and... 1,069 Views / 31 Replies  
I beg to differ...

I'm running Final Cut and DVD Studio Pro on a dual 867 G4 and am not left wanting for any more performance. I'm also a heavy Photoshop user and don't find that using a G4 slows...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Jan 18, 2004 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
After a complete discharge and recharge the meter... 6,742 Views / 96 Replies  
After a complete discharge and recharge the meter reads no higher than 2hrs20 on any power setting. Not good!

I'm gonna run Xbattery over the weekend and see what time I really get out of the...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Dec 19, 2003 at 03:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ran the battery update about an hour ago, Ah... 6,742 Views / 96 Replies  
Ran the battery update about an hour ago, Ah reading from IOBatteryInfo has increased from 3600ish to 4300.

With Energy saver set to longest battery life and everything turned off (brightness on...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Dec 18, 2003 at 03:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
US Keyboard: ... 530 Views / 10 Replies  
US Keyboard:

http://homepage.mac.com/blackstealth/af/uskeys.jpg
Posted by Blackstealth, on Dec 4, 2003 at 09:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: UK/Irish keyboard configurations? 530 Views / 10 Replies  
UK keyboard (mine):

http://homepage.mac.com/blackstealth/af/pbkeys.jpg
Posted by Blackstealth, on Dec 4, 2003 at 06:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Redecorating, so it's currently tidy enough to... 1,071,974 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Redecorating, so it's currently tidy enough to take photos...

http://homepage.mac.com/blackstealth/af/desk1.jpg (http://homepage.mac.com/blackstealth/PhotoAlbum15.html)...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Dec 1, 2003 at 02:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is it pulsing dimly when you put it to sleep with... 484 Views / 5 Replies  
Is it pulsing dimly when you put it to sleep with the lid open or closed? IOn the 15" PBs there's two brightness settings for the sleep light - very bright with the lid closed, and very dim with the...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Nov 26, 2003 at 05:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Depending on how often you're moving your AlBook... 3,749 Views / 29 Replies  
Depending on how often you're moving your AlBook about I'd recommend a second power adapter - it's saved me a lot of hassle. One at home, one in my Brenthaven bag.
Posted by Blackstealth, on Nov 22, 2003 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
1.25 AlBook: 10.3 - no problems with a Viking... 746 Views / 12 Replies  
1.25 AlBook: 10.3 - no problems with a Viking adapter and a variety of Viking and Canon cards.
Posted by Blackstealth, on Nov 21, 2003 at 02:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple: PowerBook Duo 280c, My first... 2,158 Views / 28 Replies  
Apple:

PowerBook Duo 280c, My first Powerbook, but all the Duos were pretty damn good, nicely sized, good battery life and very expandable if you had a DuoDock. The plethora of different...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Nov 21, 2003 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I chose the 'yes' option as overall I'm very... 1,530 Views / 14 Replies  
I chose the 'yes' option as overall I'm very satisfied with mine, it arrived about a month ago after being ordered the day after they were announced (That's Apple Europe for you).

However over...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Nov 21, 2003 at 02:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Used the ones from my iMac on the back of my... 11,481 Views / 99 Replies  
Used the ones from my iMac on the back of my office chair, and on the front windshield of my car - above the rearview mirror, helps me find it in parking lots. Haven't opened the ones from my MDD...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Nov 21, 2003 at 01:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Whoa, I glady use Offce vX on my 1.25 15" as I... 5,760 Views / 64 Replies  
Whoa, I glady use Offce vX on my 1.25 15" as I can't stand Office XP on my work machine.

Anywho, I work as a multimedia designer and since getting it about a month ago I use my AlBook for working...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Nov 21, 2003 at 01:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"IOBatteryInfo" =... 38,436 Views / 290 Replies  
"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=3944,"Amperage"=1222,"Current"=3929,"Voltage"=12148,"Flags"=4})

Battery meter is reading 99% and 2hrs 54

15" 1.25Ghz
Posted by Blackstealth, on Nov 6, 2003 at 03:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Installed Panther this morning. Battery life... 3,655 Views / 34 Replies  
Installed Panther this morning. Battery life seems to have settled at about 3hrs 10. Slightly better than 10.2.8. I used to see about 3hrs 5.

That's running with Airport off, bluetooth off,...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 31, 2003 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I ordered my BTO 1.25Ghz on Sep 17 from Apple... 782 Views / 7 Replies  
I ordered my BTO 1.25Ghz on Sep 17 from Apple Education UK. Arrived 8 days ago and it's perfect, no screen problems whatsoever.
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 28, 2003 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Save Concorde! 1,127 Views / 24 Replies  
I'm trying to get as much publicity for this cause as possible at the moment...

Well, this week, I'm ashamed to be British. After 27 years of passenger service, British Airways has finally...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 25, 2003 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I've been using my 280c for the last 4 years to... 1,118 Views / 37 Replies  
I've been using my 280c for the last 4 years to type up notes whilst at university.
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 23, 2003 at 03:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
In my my experience Macs are only more expensive... 1,280 Views / 46 Replies  
In my my experience Macs are only more expensive if your time has no value.
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 22, 2003 at 04:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Primary PowerBook is my new 1.25Ghz 15" AlBook... 1,118 Views / 37 Replies  
Primary PowerBook is my new 1.25Ghz 15" AlBook (Combo Drive, 60Gb, 512Mb), which I waited 34 days for it to be delivered - arrived this Monday!

It replaces my PowerBook Duo 280c - 33Mhz 8.4"...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 22, 2003 at 04:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I ordered one with my PB the day after the expo. ... 419,636 Views / 1,150 Replies  
I ordered one with my PB the day after the expo. Seems perfectly fine, the PowerBook fits snuggly inside the sleeve and keeps it seperated from my books and other junk until my Brenthaven bag...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 21, 2003 at 04:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Congratulations, I bet you were as speechless as... 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
Congratulations, I bet you were as speechless as I was when mine arrived.

Which Brenthaven backpack did you get? The professional one? After doing a bit of research I found out that the 15"...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 21, 2003 at 04:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
At least it qualifies for the Panther up-to-date.... 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
At least it qualifies for the Panther up-to-date. I got the invoice for it a week ago - fortunately with the S/N printed on it, so I actually ordered the up-to-date before I received my PB. But at...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 20, 2003 at 08:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
10.2.7 was installed, as soon as I had gone thru'... 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
10.2.7 was installed, as soon as I had gone thru' the 'Welcome to your new PowerBook" screens it started downloading the 10.2.8 update.
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 20, 2003 at 08:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I ordered mine (15" 1.25Ghz) the day after the... 465 Views / 7 Replies  
I ordered mine (15" 1.25Ghz) the day after the Expo. It arrived this morning - 34 days after I placed the order.

But it was definitely worth the wait!
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 20, 2003 at 08:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's arrived! And there's only one word to... 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
It's arrived! And there's only one word to describe it ... Damn! This is one beautiful laptop. Pretty cold to the touch but the fit and finish is superb. And even tho' it's only running on 512Mb...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 20, 2003 at 07:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Heh, fortunately I'm spending this week working... 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
Heh, fortunately I'm spending this week working from home (and not because I'm expecting my PowerBook) :)
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 20, 2003 at 05:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
w00t! As of 6:14AM my PowerBook is listed by... 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
w00t!

As of 6:14AM my PowerBook is listed by TNT as out for delivery.
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 20, 2003 at 02:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Cheapest Powerbooks, Looks legit! 575 Views / 5 Replies  
Er, no, your last post is here (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=183117)
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 19, 2003 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I noticed mine had been updated earlier, the only... 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
I noticed mine had been updated earlier, the only difference on mine being they've added times for when it departed Luxembourg.
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 19, 2003 at 04:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I ordered mine 17/9 and it was being listed... 464 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah, I ordered mine 17/9 and it was being listed as being assembled about 4 hours after I ordered it...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 19, 2003 at 09:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ask me again in the middle of next week, mine... 464 Views / 6 Replies  
Ask me again in the middle of next week, mine should have arrived by then.

If it is indeed the case that UK/EU do have the dreaded spots then I'm not going to be too happy at the thought of...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 19, 2003 at 08:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Going by the phone number I'd say they're... 752 Views / 7 Replies  
Going by the phone number I'd say they're operating out of the UK. But a company in the UK wouldn't be an LLC it'd be Ltd.

Now I've read further they also list a UK address, but a quick look...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 19, 2003 at 07:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, the Apple tracking page still shows 2/3... 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
Well, the Apple tracking page still shows 2/3 (PowerBook and additional AC adapter) of my order still sitting in Utrecht, with the other 1/3 (slip case) still yet to be dispatched.

But the TNT...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 19, 2003 at 06:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Feh, mine's still in Utrecht - waiting for the... 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
Feh, mine's still in Utrecht - waiting for the slipcase I ordered...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 18, 2003 at 06:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There's some pretty damn strong adhesive which... 556 Views / 6 Replies  
There's some pretty damn strong adhesive which holds the back of the screen on, once you've removed the screws on either side it's a matter of carefully prying until the adhesive looses it's grip....
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 18, 2003 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's nothing, I've got a Power adapter that's... 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
That's nothing, I've got a Power adapter that's been for a short holiday in Luxembourg...

http://homepage.mac.com/blackstealth/af/adapter.jpg

Someone somewhere will have thought that sending it...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 17, 2003 at 03:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Update 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
My PB (and the rest of my order) has now been picked up from Luxembourg by TNT and is now in Utrecht in the Netherlands. Delivery middle of next week maybe?
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 17, 2003 at 12:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You've got to. I'll be trying it quite a few... 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
You've got to. I'll be trying it quite a few times between now and Monday. It's so close, yet so far...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 16, 2003 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Neither the TNT or Kuehne & Nagel tracking... 1,356 Views / 40 Replies  
Neither the TNT or Kuehne & Nagel tracking systems have worked for my order (ordered on the 17th Sep, shipped from Taipei on 11th Oct), however the Apple status page lists my order as now being in...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 16, 2003 at 06:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, the entirity of my order is now in... 25,038 Views / 513 Replies  
Well, the entirity of my order is now in Luxembourg, so what's the likelihood of me having my PB on Friday?
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 15, 2003 at 06:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, Kuehne & Nagel Logistics picked up my PB... 25,038 Views / 513 Replies  
Well, Kuehne & Nagel Logistics picked up my PB from the plant in Taiwan on Saturday, but today I got this in my inbox from Apple...

Dear Applestore Customer,

Thank you for your recent...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 13, 2003 at 02:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: What is the coolest or most creative thing you do... 1,225 Views / 26 Replies  
When it arrives (next week with any luck) I'll primarily be using my 15" to work in Director and Final Cut when I'm away from the office.
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 11, 2003 at 08:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
w00t! 25,038 Views / 513 Replies  
There's hope yet, I got my shipment notification this morning at 8:50 GMT. The order doesn't show up on TNTs tracking page but at least its in a box somewhere with my name on it now.

Fingers...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 11, 2003 at 04:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, it's almost 5pm on Friday (what I'd call... 25,038 Views / 513 Replies  
Well, it's almost 5pm on Friday (what I'd call the end of the working week) and no sign of the promised shipment notification from Apple. Lets see what next week brings... :hmm:
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 10, 2003 at 11:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hope that's right. Even so I still have to order... 7,372 Views / 152 Replies  
Hope that's right. Even so I still have to order a legit copy for my MDD...
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 8, 2003 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep, got one of those this morning (well 11:54pm... 25,038 Views / 513 Replies  
Yep, got one of those this morning (well 11:54pm last night). If it's not followed by yet another 'third week' e-mail then things are looking up :)

-Matt
Posted by Blackstealth, on Oct 8, 2003 at 07:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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