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Nope, does nothing. If the window has a... 2,727 Views / 27 Replies  
Nope, does nothing. If the window has a horizontal scrollbar, it will scroll to the left/right as expected though.

Its very functional right now, except I have a lot of unused buttons. No worse...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Feb 6, 2006 at 02:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Nuts, I just bought an MX1000 wireless and... 2,727 Views / 27 Replies  
Nuts, I just bought an MX1000 wireless and completely forgot that LCC isn't universal. Debating picking up USB Overdrive. Then again I can probably live with just 3 buttons until they update the...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Feb 4, 2006 at 04:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, a 30" iMac should suffice though :cool: 2,016 Views / 25 Replies  
Yeah, a 30" iMac should suffice though :cool:
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Jan 26, 2006 at 06:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
"On FedEx vehicle for delivery" Consider me... 9,049 Views / 166 Replies  
"On FedEx vehicle for delivery"

Consider me happy. Of course, the next time I order an Apple product I completely expect to go through this same sequence of emotions ;)

Of course, now the...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Jan 26, 2006 at 10:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Definitely. Hope restored, the iMac left the... 9,049 Views / 166 Replies  
Definitely. Hope restored, the iMac left the Anchorage facility an hour ago :cool:
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Jan 25, 2006 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
"International shipment release" is the latest... 9,049 Views / 166 Replies  
"International shipment release" is the latest status. I guess it finally cleared customs. I'm still up in the air whether I believe it will be here tomorrow or not. I guess they have a good ~14...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Jan 25, 2006 at 08:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ours must be on the same palate. I'm particularly... 9,049 Views / 166 Replies  
Ours must be on the same palate. I'm particularly enjoying the fact that our packages will be delivered at the same time ;)
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Jan 25, 2006 at 03:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
My original ship estimate was 1/24 and delivery... 9,049 Views / 166 Replies  
My original ship estimate was 1/24 and delivery on 1/26. I paid the extra $33 for two-day shipping.

Here's the tracking so far:

Jan 24, 2006
4:05 PM:
Arrived at FedEx location -...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Jan 25, 2006 at 11:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
With relatively vanilla sites or projects you may... 669 Views / 5 Replies  
With relatively vanilla sites or projects you may have some success running ASP.NET with Mono, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it.

Your best bet is either to get a copy of VirtualPC and...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 14, 2005 at 05:21 PM, in Developer Center
Games wishlist 1,593 Views / 34 Replies  
We all know that Mac gaming is a bit of a niche in the market, but some gems manage to make their way through regardless.

Personally, I'm tired of all the first person shooters, however. While...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on May 2, 2004 at 12:31 PM, in Gaming
I wholeheartedly recommend "Learning Cocoa with... 810 Views / 17 Replies  
I wholeheartedly recommend "Learning Cocoa with Objective-C" by James Duncan Davidson (O'Reilly, ADC recommended title).

I'm from a scripting background (shell, ASP, PHP), so a lot of the OO...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Apr 11, 2004 at 03:04 PM, in Developer Center
Actually, the more and more I play it, the more... 4,497 Views / 125 Replies  
Actually, the more and more I play it, the more it seems to crawl. At first I was ok with it, but after going back and playing today, I really couldn't stand it. I turned down a lot of the effects...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Feb 18, 2004 at 12:37 PM, in Gaming
ALPB 15" 1GIG, 512MB.. Runs well at 800x600,... 4,497 Views / 125 Replies  
ALPB 15" 1GIG, 512MB..

Runs well at 800x600, 1024x768. Any other mode I change to spits me back to the desktop with no error message at all, as if I quit the game. I'm going to try 1280x854 with...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Feb 17, 2004 at 12:56 PM, in Gaming
Hmm. I tried renaming the bundles (disabled)... 864 Views / 9 Replies  
Hmm. I tried renaming the bundles (disabled) folder and it wouldn't work. I tried creating a new bundles folder and putting the bundle in there, still doesn't work.

I can't get it to show httpmail...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Dec 17, 2003 at 08:03 PM, in Applications
I've yet to have a problem with 5 under Panther... 891 Views / 12 Replies  
I've yet to have a problem with 5 under Panther on my 15" 1GIG Alu.
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Nov 26, 2003 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As a new switcher, I must say it was rather... 421 Views / 8 Replies  
As a new switcher, I must say it was rather ominous that the very first thing to happen to my very first mac was also getting stuck at the disconnect screen. I just rolled my eyes and held the power...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 31, 2003 at 10:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
steve@mac.com, sjobs@apple.com I hear you... 3,132 Views / 36 Replies  
steve@mac.com, sjobs@apple.com

I hear you can get amazing results. And I'm not kidding either. Apparantly he's got staffers checking those accounts for stuff just like this.
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 29, 2003 at 06:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
15" 1gig Al. Replaced my 1.2gig athlon which has... 897 Views / 14 Replies  
15" 1gig Al. Replaced my 1.2gig athlon which has now been given the "office space" treatment (it was already broken, don't worry :)). No other external monitor, just the 15" itself. If I could find...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 29, 2003 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
- Open terminal. - Open any other large window.... 42,785 Views / 287 Replies  
- Open terminal.
- Open any other large window.
- Place terminal in front of large window.
- Set terminal transparency to ~30% (in my experience, i haven't tried other opacities)
- Do something...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 25, 2003 at 12:26 PM, in Mac OS X
I really dig the dogtags.. ... 1,011 Views / 12 Replies  
I really dig the dogtags..

http://www.initsix.org/pics/panther_launch/Dogtags_01.jpg
http://www.initsix.org/pics/panther_launch/Dogtags_02.jpg

I've got a 1600x1200 copy of that second picture...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 25, 2003 at 01:55 AM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: Man, how the heck does one keep a computer desk... 1,076,055 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Man, how the heck does one keep a computer desk clean. I cleaned up to take that pic on page two, and now its in a state that even I can't stand to look at it. Mostly cables. Any time I go to plug my...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 23, 2003 at 10:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
AL 15" and visual quality 374 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey all.

I just received my first PowerBook a week ago, and have since given Unreal Tournament OSX a shot. I was very happy to see the 3D performs brilliantly, but the menus look horrible. They...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 21, 2003 at 12:09 PM, in Gaming
I'm running UT X, and I get fantastic... 609 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm running UT X, and I get fantastic performance. I've got a 1gig 15" AL with 512mb and the 4200rpm drive.

The 3D looks great and is super fast, but the menus look like absolute garbage. Very...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 21, 2003 at 10:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just give me a two button touchpad. Doesn't even... 1,435 Views / 37 Replies  
Just give me a two button touchpad. Doesn't even need to have scrolling.

I wonder if the touchpad on the AlBooks is on the logic board, or if its possibly a separate piece of hardware. If its...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 17, 2003 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yup. $21 total. Ordered my PB on 9/28. Looks... 517 Views / 1 Replies  
Yup. $21 total. Ordered my PB on 9/28.

Looks like they decided to open this up to people with purchase dates reasonably close to 10/8. I wonder if they did a month leeway or so.
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 17, 2003 at 04:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Graphite looks a little better on my 15" Al. Nice... 769 Views / 15 Replies  
Graphite looks a little better on my 15" Al. Nice with the silver.
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 17, 2003 at 03:12 PM, in Mac OS X
I noticed that BitTorrent 3.3 unexp. quits. I... 50,552 Views / 279 Replies  
I noticed that BitTorrent 3.3 unexp. quits. I haven't investigated why yet.
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 17, 2003 at 02:04 PM, in Mac OS X
My PB was delivered this past Monday while I was... 533 Views / 8 Replies  
My PB was delivered this past Monday while I was at work. Thankfully my wife was home to sign for it. So I had to go until 7pm until I unpacked the laptop. Then I had just enough time to stick it in...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 17, 2003 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: http://www.initsix.org/misc_pics/macsetup.jpg ... 1,076,055 Views / 4,110 Replies  
http://www.initsix.org/misc_pics/macsetup.jpg

Complete with Lilo & Stitch frog. The laptop itself sits on a Targus CoolerPad. I felt the extra ventilation a little necessary after importing 40 CDs...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 15, 2003 at 11:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
2 days since I got my PB, 2 days its been carried... 2,445 Views / 31 Replies  
2 days since I got my PB, 2 days its been carried around in my laptop bag to and from work in a warm/hot car. I definitely exert some pressure on the back of the LCD by means of various other devices...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 15, 2003 at 06:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just got my 1Gig 15" in. Absolutely flawless so... 1,342 Views / 38 Replies  
I just got my 1Gig 15" in. Absolutely flawless so far. Not one dead pix (not that I looked very hard), no white spots. In fact, the only hiccup I can report in my first hours of use is when I tried...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 14, 2003 at 12:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wahoo! Out for delivery! SO all in all, this... 25,221 Views / 513 Replies  
Wahoo! Out for delivery!

SO all in all, this wasn't so bad after all. Let's recap:

- Ordered on 9/28 (First "thanks for ordering" email)
- Order accepted on 9/30 (2nd order info email)
- Card...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 13, 2003 at 10:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Still in transit from Taiwan to Il (hasn't... 25,221 Views / 513 Replies  
Still in transit from Taiwan to Il (hasn't changed from 10/8), as far as Airborne can tell. The lady on the phone told me to expect shipment on Monday though. I guess that means it'll probably make...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 11, 2003 at 12:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Blast! I hope this is still available on Monday,... 1,449 Views / 23 Replies  
Blast! I hope this is still available on Monday, when my PB will likely arrive on my doorstep. No serial number to enter until then :(
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 9, 2003 at 01:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
esuom sseleriw is wireless mouse spelled... 596 Views / 5 Replies  
esuom sseleriw is wireless mouse spelled backwards http://sa.initsix.org/emot-ninja.gif
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 8, 2003 at 09:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Get my new PB tomorrow, don't want to play with it til Friday. 700 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, if you ignore the fact that you'll be out $280 due to Apple's restocking fee, yeah, its a fantastic idea :)
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 8, 2003 at 08:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I'd buy a marble laptop. Also I'd buy a forklift... 668 Views / 22 Replies  
I'd buy a marble laptop. Also I'd buy a forklift to carry it around :cool:
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 8, 2003 at 03:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You have to remember, for every horror story... 1,736 Views / 33 Replies  
You have to remember, for every horror story there's a few more satisfied customers you don't hear about.

Granted, the odds of you getting a flawless PB are worse than, say, getting hit by...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 8, 2003 at 03:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I recommend Beryllium. But FOR GOD'S SAKE DON'T... 668 Views / 22 Replies  
I recommend Beryllium. But FOR GOD'S SAKE DON'T DROP THE LAPTOP!!
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 8, 2003 at 12:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Refurb stock, perhaps? 558 Views / 5 Replies  
Refurb stock, perhaps?
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 8, 2003 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Finally got my ship notification. Today is... 25,221 Views / 513 Replies  
Finally got my ship notification.

Today is Wednesday. I hope the PB is at my door on Monday. I don't think they deliver on weekends, and it probably won't be here before Saturday, so. Boh! At...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 8, 2003 at 09:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
BWAH! I finally got to the bottom of this... 25,221 Views / 513 Replies  
BWAH!

I finally got to the bottom of this fiasco.

I called Apple developer hardware purchase program support because the regular 1-800-MY-APPLE folk can't touch my ADC account. I call this...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 7, 2003 at 03:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
1gig 15" Al Stock 60gb 4200 Stock 256MB Ram ... 25,221 Views / 513 Replies  
1gig 15" Al
Stock 60gb 4200
Stock 256MB Ram
Stock Combo Drive
BTO AirExtreme

that's all.

Still no word :(
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 7, 2003 at 02:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So here I am, 3/4 of the way through my "ship... 25,221 Views / 513 Replies  
So here I am, 3/4 of the way through my "ship on/before" date of 10/06 with no word on anything from Apple. I'm dreading the email because I know the gist will read "we're having too much fun playing...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 6, 2003 at 06:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Fat32 is read/writeable from both OSX and Win32.... 482 Views / 8 Replies  
Fat32 is read/writeable from both OSX and Win32. I use this all the time to move files between our PC and Windows AVID machines. I think NTFS is readable by OSX but yo can't write.
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 5, 2003 at 12:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I wholeheartedly endorse Dell's 1800FP. Its a... 1,570 Views / 32 Replies  
I wholeheartedly endorse Dell's 1800FP. Its a great 18.1" LCD with DVI and VGA input. Max res of 1280x1024, and at $450US its very reasonably priced for its size, I think.

Picture quality is...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 5, 2003 at 12:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
From Apple.com's sales and refund policy: ... 684 Views / 10 Replies  
From Apple.com's sales and refund policy:



So I guess either they need to update this page to reflect a new policy, or this entire new powerbook process has been so FUBAR'd that its completely...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 5, 2003 at 03:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My ship date is on/before 10/6. If Apple charged... 684 Views / 10 Replies  
My ship date is on/before 10/6. If Apple charged my card on Thursday (10/2), does this mean the laptop shipped from Taiwan to Chicago? I received no emails from apple stating my order has been...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 4, 2003 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you format the volume as FAT32, you will be... 482 Views / 8 Replies  
If you format the volume as FAT32, you will be able to use it on both your Mac and your PC.

I would recommend formatting it on your PC, as FAT32 has a volume size limit (25 or 30gb i think), after...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 3, 2003 at 04:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Does Airborne keep Saturday or Sunday business... 25,221 Views / 513 Replies  
Does Airborne keep Saturday or Sunday business hours? I as because I'm guessing they're getting ready to ship my Al from Taiwan to the USA, but I'm guessing it won't happen until tomorrow at earliest...
Posted by dcsmrgun, on Oct 3, 2003 at 02:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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