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So long; and thanks for all the fish! Let's... 15,065 Views / 77 Replies  
So long; and thanks for all the fish!

Let's keep the forum alive as long as possible.
Posted by bugs, on Nov 25, 2016 at 06:20 PM, in Mac News
Wow, that's strange. I watched Activity Monitor... 787 Views / 13 Replies  
Wow, that's strange. I watched Activity Monitor while opening & closing folders in Dropbox. Finder went from zero to ~10% momentarily and recovered quickly. It seems to be a rare problem relative to...
Posted by bugs, on May 21, 2012 at 01:01 PM, in macOS
Finder is OK at the moment. The computer is very... 787 Views / 13 Replies  
Finder is OK at the moment. The computer is very busy now and Finder is bouncing between zero and 20something% of CPU. Two days ago it was stuck at around 77% of CPU. Will try the Dropbox trick when...
Posted by bugs, on May 20, 2012 at 06:18 AM, in macOS
It seems OK today. Been using Dropbox for a... 787 Views / 13 Replies  
It seems OK today. Been using Dropbox for a while, haven't noticed any system related problems with it. It does take a long time to synch files sometimes but I assume that has to do with network...
Posted by bugs, on May 19, 2012 at 07:46 PM, in macOS
Good to know S.H. Those icon previews don't... 787 Views / 13 Replies  
Good to know S.H.
Those icon previews don't interest me and I've seen them slow down the system.

I don't see the quicklookdaemon in Activity Monitor. Perhaps it only shows when active ... no, it...
Posted by bugs, on May 19, 2012 at 07:37 PM, in macOS
OK, Safe Mode had no problems. So I booted... 787 Views / 13 Replies  
OK, Safe Mode had no problems. So I booted normally and Finder behaved well. It's a mystery why it was so selfish before, hogging the CPU relentlessly.

Interesting that for 20 minutes after...
Posted by bugs, on May 19, 2012 at 04:39 PM, in macOS
using Dropbox restarted Finder, no change in... 787 Views / 13 Replies  
using Dropbox
restarted Finder, no change in CPU use
reinstall? I have enough annoyance now without changing gigabytes of stuff.
what's QuickLook?


I'll try Safe Mode and other experiments...
Posted by bugs, on May 19, 2012 at 07:53 AM, in macOS
bug in latest update 787 Views / 13 Replies  
After applying the Software Updates for OS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) to my iMac, the Finder is consuming 77% of my CPU cycles for the last 20 hours.

I think I updated Safari, iTunes, and a security...
Posted by bugs, on May 19, 2012 at 06:19 AM, in macOS
alternatives 2,682 Views / 7 Replies  
You somehow got a version of iPhoto that doesn't belong with your Mac OS. Rather than buy Lion you might try to find the version of iPhoto that belongs with your system.

Still, you will discover...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 30, 2011 at 07:57 AM, in Applications
Thanks Spheric. How does the timing work for... 2,007 Views / 38 Replies  
Thanks Spheric. How does the timing work for that?
They announce the new OS.
I buy the MBP (which will ship with the old OS).
Then I ask for the new OS (which will come on DVD)
- and I can...
Posted by bugs, on May 28, 2011 at 06:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
user friendly MBP 2,007 Views / 38 Replies  
A short wait for Lion makes sense to me. It's time to trade in my TIbook pretty soon for a MBP. Note that users can change battery, disk drive, RAM, etc with the MBP but not the iMacs or some others....
Posted by bugs, on May 28, 2011 at 06:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
ElGato EyeTV 43,692 Views / 16 Replies  
I've used it for several years and it keeps getting better. Never watch live TV any more. I record one hour of news every morning and zip thru it later in about 15 min. I can clip any part (still...
Posted by bugs, on Feb 18, 2009 at 06:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
The EyeTV... 532 Views / 4 Replies  
The EyeTV (http://elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/home.en.html) software and a compatible tuner for analog TV should be an excellent solution. Plug the VCR into the tuner and you can record an entire...
Posted by bugs, on Apr 20, 2008 at 10:50 PM, in Applications
Poll: Between my PowerBook and my big monitor I have... 7,345 Views / 41 Replies  
Between my PowerBook and my big monitor I have about 260 sq.inches of continuous/contiguous viewing area. The thought of settling for a 12" screen is painful now, and an iBook that can't be expanded...
Posted by bugs, on May 15, 2004 at 12:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
sight & sound 6,637 Views / 53 Replies  
It's remarkable how important the appearance of a computer is to so many people. It's a sign that computers, like cars and toasters, are pretty standardized now and the way to distinguish one from...
Posted by bugs, on Apr 24, 2004 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
fixing aluminum 11,687 Views / 69 Replies  
I have an Airstream trailer with a lovely aluminum skin. After buying it, I discovered from other owners that the skin is precious. Any dings and it is ruined. The only acceptable fix is to remove...
Posted by bugs, on Mar 13, 2004 at 12:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
economics 101 10,063 Views / 104 Replies  
.

OK, you know the money is coming out of your pocket when you buy a computer, but do you know where it goes?

When you buy a Dell, you give your money to Michael Dell and his associates....
Posted by bugs, on Feb 14, 2004 at 11:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
economics 101 10,063 Views / 104 Replies  
.

OK, you know the money is coming out of your pocket when you buy a computer, but do you know where it goes?

When you buy a Dell, you give your money to Michael Dell and his associates....
Posted by bugs, on Feb 14, 2004 at 10:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Edit too! 3,253 Views / 33 Replies  
There's more than watching and recording--there's editing. Unless you start and end your recording at exactly the right time, and don't mind the commercials, pledge breaks and boring parts, you will...
Posted by bugs, on Oct 27, 2003 at 05:56 PM, in macOS
My Ti667 power cord seems OK, but it sure puts... 421 Views / 8 Replies  
My Ti667 power cord seems OK, but it sure puts out a shocking charge! I don't recomment licking your plug or your TiBook when its plugged in.
Posted by bugs, on Apr 3, 2002 at 08:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ti 667 / 48G drive dead 332 Views / 2 Replies  
 
Woe is me!

My drive wouldn't spin today. Can't boot. I've got 36G of stuff at risk.

The dealer checked the connector to the motherboard which seems OK. Utilities can't find the drive either....
Posted by bugs, on Dec 1, 2001 at 04:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like you made out, Solidage. Did they... 505 Views / 17 Replies  
Sounds like you made out, Solidage.
Did they say how long it will take?

My dealer says that if my computer needs service they will loan me another till it is returned. Glad I bought from a local...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 26, 2001 at 11:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry to intrude but this quote has been bugging... 505 Views / 17 Replies  
Sorry to intrude but this quote has been bugging me.

Seems we both live in CA where 'education' is a joke. On the other hand Hitler's top soldiers were quite well educated. Throughout history...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 25, 2001 at 01:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Where I live we have excellent surf as a result... 320 Views / 2 Replies  
Where I live we have excellent surf as a result of a recent Pacific storm. Since I'm not a surfer I settled for a nice motorcycle ride on my Harley. Here we have parks, beaches, mountains and Mexico...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 22, 2001 at 02:46 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
PowerBook -- irda -- Newton ? 332 Views / 1 Replies  
 
I've been away for a while but I hope you have news that someone has found a way to link these units with infrared.

I recall that the Newton version of irda was incomplete & primitive, yet...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 22, 2001 at 02:37 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ti667/48G/DVD ordered 10/16 from local California... 2,812 Views / 306 Replies  
Ti667/48G/DVD ordered 10/16 from local California dealer arrived 11/13.
Seems to be in perfect condition except for electric shock when touching the cabinet.
Posted by bugs, on Nov 15, 2001 at 02:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Are you quite sure about that? Or is it "You... 4,757 Views / 279 Replies  
Are you quite sure about that?

Or is it "You pay for what you get."

There's a big difference.
One is promised by sellers, the other is more realistic.
Posted by bugs, on Nov 15, 2001 at 02:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I bet that's it- flourescent light power supply.... 561 Views / 39 Replies  
I bet that's it- flourescent light power supply. Difficult to shield.

Got my 667 today. I don't feel shock with hands but do with more sensitive skin areas (haven't tried tongue yet). Definitely a...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 15, 2001 at 02:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh joy! I tried about 100 radio stations... 539 Views / 22 Replies  
Oh joy!

I tried about 100 radio stations last night and 4 of them connected. And then disconnected almost immediately. I finally found a 124kbps broadcast that was solid and sounded excellent.
...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 15, 2001 at 01:38 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I started this thread hoping for answers. It... 539 Views / 22 Replies  
I started this thread hoping for answers. It seems that I am the only person on earth with these problems so, if you'll excuse me, I think I'll just go and shoot myself now. Life without iTunes just...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 13, 2001 at 04:25 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
It's mostly classical music & audio books. iTunes... 738 Views / 4 Replies  
It's mostly classical music & audio books. iTunes says it's 4275 songs, 26 GB. All backed up on CD-ROMs. I hope to hear it all some day but most of it will have to wait.
Posted by bugs, on Nov 9, 2001 at 06:26 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
It's mostly classical music & audio books. iTunes... 484 Views / 4 Replies  
It's mostly classical music & audio books. iTunes says it's 4275 songs, 26 GB. All backed up on CD-ROMs. I hope to hear it all some day but most of it will have to wait.
Posted by bugs, on Nov 9, 2001 at 06:26 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
If you select the track column, items will be... 738 Views / 4 Replies  
If you select the track column, items will be arranged by those values.

If you select the first column, however, you get the default sorting- which may be different. While the first column is...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 8, 2001 at 11:18 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
If you select the track column, items will be... 484 Views / 4 Replies  
If you select the track column, items will be arranged by those values.

If you select the first column, however, you get the default sorting- which may be different. While the first column is...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 8, 2001 at 11:18 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
You might consider reading the iTunes thread... 643 Views / 3 Replies  
You might consider reading the iTunes thread nearby and adding your comments there.
Posted by bugs, on Nov 8, 2001 at 10:58 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Thanks Fredo. I gave it 15Megs but it still acts... 569 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks Fredo. I gave it 15Megs but it still acts up. Turned off the sound enhancer, still misbehaves.

On the bright side it doesn't cause system crashes like the old version did.
Posted by bugs, on Nov 7, 2001 at 02:32 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
That reduces the frequency of the problem... 569 Views / 9 Replies  
That reduces the frequency of the problem somewhat. Still had to restart the sound 4 times during a 25 minute concerto.
Posted by bugs, on Nov 6, 2001 at 01:10 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Some of you may recall the analog age. I still... 616 Views / 28 Replies  
Some of you may recall the analog age. I still have a component stereo system (complete with turntable for mechanical sound reproduction). Aanyway, It pumps out a few hunnerd watts of envigorating...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 5, 2001 at 10:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry folks your thinking is fuzzy. I'm a... 436 Views / 14 Replies  
Sorry folks your thinking is fuzzy.

I'm a Capitalist Pig American. Where I live, the successful people have a philosophy that goes something like this:

"Too much of a Good Thing is just about...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 5, 2001 at 09:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Pixels - that's why I bought mine at a store. A... 518 Views / 21 Replies  
Pixels - that's why I bought mine at a store. A Fry's salesman once told me that their store policy is 'satisfaction guaranteed' (or something like that) and promised that I could return any purchase...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 5, 2001 at 09:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
bug list: iTunes 2 & OS 9.1 539 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm having lots of problems with this that y'all don't seem to have.
Any suggestions about this?

internet radio:
Can't connect. Worked fine with iT v1. I have 9 favorite stations and none of...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 5, 2001 at 08:31 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Since installing v.2 none of my radio favorites... 486 Views / 10 Replies  
Since installing v.2 none of my radio favorites will load. I get a dialog box that forever says "connecting..." while the barber pole spins. After a loong time it thinks it is playing the station...
Posted by bugs, on Nov 5, 2001 at 07:42 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Sounds better to me but has lots (LOTS!) of bugs.... 569 Views / 9 Replies  
Sounds better to me but has lots (LOTS!) of bugs. Sound stops at times for no reason (timer keeps running). If I restart the tune it runs for another 5 minutes or so.

many other bugs
Posted by bugs, on Nov 5, 2001 at 07:23 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
First of all you should learn not to make so many... 514 Views / 6 Replies  
First of all you should learn not to make so many misteaks.

Next you should learn that a certain percentage of misstakes can be ignored -- nobody will notice.

Finally, if you insist on deleting...
Posted by bugs, on Oct 19, 2001 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds great. Does anyone offer a compatible base... 430 Views / 6 Replies  
Sounds great. Does anyone offer a compatible base station -- perhaps with more power, less cost, prettier or whatever? How about a base station/cable modem combo? (it's time I stopped renting this...
Posted by bugs, on Oct 19, 2001 at 01:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm typing this on a PowerMac 9600 which is... 399 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm typing this on a PowerMac 9600 which is exactly 4 years old. It was the top of the line then, now it's only adequate- forget big multimedia editing & action games. Even with the G4 update it just...
Posted by bugs, on Oct 19, 2001 at 01:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Andy Ihnatko addresses the Newton and future... 557 Views / 20 Replies  
Andy Ihnatko addresses the Newton and future Apple PDAs in the current issue of Macworld magazine. His article should also be available on the macworld web site in a month or so.

It's an excellent...
Posted by bugs, on Jun 10, 2001 at 07:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
There is an equation to consider that helps to... 1,071 Views / 9 Replies  
There is an equation to consider that helps to understand the value of your effort. As I recall, you take the hourly value of your time and the number of hours you work on a project to get the value...
Posted by bugs, on Jun 10, 2001 at 07:00 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
SCSI solution to CD burning 366 Views / 0 Replies  
I gave up on my Que firewire unit. After burning 100 disks it developed firmware problems. This may be related to the Orange Firewire card and the various drivers & extensions I use in my older Mac...
Posted by bugs, on Jun 10, 2001 at 06:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Good luck Doncom. Let us know how it works out.... 614 Views / 24 Replies  
Good luck Doncom. Let us know how it works out. I'll trash my Que as soon as I discover a unit that works as advertised.

Understand though that this is all new. CDRWs haven't been on the market...
Posted by bugs, on Jun 1, 2001 at 01:57 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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