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Beta Testers Wanted: New web-app PostiBoard.com 408 Views / 0 Replies  
Like many useful things on the web, I stated creating something to solve a minor personal dilemma, but as I got deeper into the creation I realized that what I was making might be useful for other...
Posted by xMetal, on Jan 9, 2009 at 12:57 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
No. End of story. 3,105 Views / 15 Replies  
No. End of story.
Posted by xMetal, on Aug 24, 2007 at 02:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
i tried going to a couple sites that use Java and... 618 Views / 1 Replies  
i tried going to a couple sites that use Java and iPhone Safari bombed out almost immediately. Looks like it doesn't like that at all, so I guess you are out of luck.
Posted by xMetal, on Aug 24, 2007 at 02:37 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've been using mine for a week now, and have... 6,426 Views / 26 Replies  
I've been using mine for a week now, and have only two entries, both for Safari. Mine's been working great with firmware .1 and .2
Posted by xMetal, on Aug 24, 2007 at 02:32 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
A tip for those that use installer.app. Once you... 893 Views / 9 Replies  
A tip for those that use installer.app. Once you have things running, install the OpenSSH package, and then the BSD Subsystem. Doing these two will get you SFTP access to the phone. So you can then...
Posted by xMetal, on Aug 22, 2007 at 05:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
AFAIK, there is no way to actually sync the... 409 Views / 2 Replies  
AFAIK, there is no way to actually sync the iPhone Notes app. The only way I have seen to do something similar, and it works OK, is to do this:

In your address book, make a new contact. I made...
Posted by xMetal, on Aug 22, 2007 at 05:31 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Mail, address book wacked out line spacing. help plz. 260 Views / 0 Replies  
So I just moved over my account to a new machine, and everything works fine with the exception of mail and address book. For some reason, the spacing between lines in certain places is all wacky...
Posted by xMetal, on Aug 7, 2007 at 04:44 PM, in Applications
yikes, that's a bit of work. I think that about... 1,976 Views / 13 Replies  
yikes, that's a bit of work. I think that about 20 people will give that a try, and the rest will just patiently wait for Apple to come to their senses...
Posted by xMetal, on Jul 13, 2007 at 03:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Is nobody at all reading what Apple actually said... 5,195 Views / 60 Replies  
Is nobody at all reading what Apple actually said about the battery life? Right there, in print on the iPhone battery page, it says:



The battery is not going to stop working completely at 400...
Posted by xMetal, on Jul 9, 2007 at 05:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
flash has roughly 98% penetration in the browser... 2,413 Views / 43 Replies  
flash has roughly 98% penetration in the browser market. Microsoft seriously should waste their time.

Compared to flash, they have no penetration. In fact, they're like a really geeky kid,...
Posted by xMetal, on Apr 18, 2007 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have driven down those roads they show in... 6,884 Views / 54 Replies  
I have driven down those roads they show in Italy. Not in a ferrari unfortunately. :(

Thanks for the tip, that was a sweet clip. Thanks to iceEnclosure for the QT link, so much better...
Posted by xMetal, on Mar 22, 2007 at 03:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My brother is a professional photog. He started... 1,015 Views / 34 Replies  
My brother is a professional photog. He started with Nikon. Then he started working for a newspaper, and couldn't help but notice that every professional photog he dealt with ran canon. That wasn't...
Posted by xMetal, on Mar 12, 2007 at 01:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can say is that $60/month total would be great,... 46,723 Views / 1,271 Replies  
I can say is that $60/month total would be great, and I would not hesitate to jump on it for that price.

I can also say that it would take me all of 5 minutes to photoshop that ad together from...
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 20, 2007 at 05:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I like the retro side of things too, I just got... 7,137 Views / 41 Replies  
I like the retro side of things too, I just got my original Newton Messagepad working again.

But for real daily use, I can't possibly imagine going back to OS 9. I personally don't think it's any...
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 8, 2007 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There really isn't enough room to do two... 585 Views / 15 Replies  
There really isn't enough room to do two batteries, unfortunately.

I put a completely fresh battery in, and verified that it worked at full brightness. I then let it sit for 2-3 days. At that...
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 6, 2007 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I just wanted to pitch in my two cents as a web... 28,047 Views / 526 Replies  
I just wanted to pitch in my two cents as a web designer. I have to say that this redesign has created the nicest looking forum I've ever seen. It really is top notch. I read a lot of messageboards...
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 6, 2007 at 10:32 AM, in Feedback
here's a quick drawing of the wiring. I included... 585 Views / 15 Replies  
here's a quick drawing of the wiring. I included the spec chart on the laser. It doesn't say too much about the chip, just "APC (auto power control) IC inside, Low current consumption of the APC...
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 6, 2007 at 10:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
heh, it's always fun to see the same people in... 585 Views / 15 Replies  
heh, it's always fun to see the same people in different places. I got lucky and actually have the same user name on almost every forum I visit, which is handy. :)
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 5, 2007 at 11:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
the laser is a prepackaged unit, with a power... 585 Views / 15 Replies  
the laser is a prepackaged unit, with a power control chip (voltage regulator). It's self-contained and merely need to be fed a voltage between 2.5-3.3v. And if it matters, the metal that you see as...
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 5, 2007 at 11:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Electrial engineer types: why is my battery draining in my gadget? 585 Views / 15 Replies  
So in a grand experiment, I built myself a one-off laser grip for one of my guns out of carbon fiber, titanium, and LazErz! It's works quite well, but I've run into a baffling issue that I simply...
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 5, 2007 at 03:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
if you are working with a DVD structure, you... 3,212 Views / 11 Replies  
if you are working with a DVD structure, you need two folders, VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS (which is usually empty). Make sure you burn as Data/DVD-ROM. Make sure just those two folders are being burned,...
Posted by xMetal, on Jan 29, 2007 at 02:36 PM, in Applications
Do any electrical items (i.e. lights, radio)... 704 Views / 30 Replies  
Do any electrical items (i.e. lights, radio) work? If not, you might have a fuse/main relay issue.
Posted by xMetal, on Jan 26, 2007 at 02:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Now that is one screwed up doctor. And I'd need a... 1,411 Views / 27 Replies  
Now that is one screwed up doctor. And I'd need a hell of a lot more money than a hundred grand if that happened to me. God, it'd take many many many millions. Billions even. Think of all the cars...
Posted by xMetal, on Jan 17, 2007 at 02:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Why thank you! Though it's really the photography... 8,734 Views / 323 Replies  
Why thank you! Though it's really the photography that makes the difference. You know, I realized that I never put an Apple sticker on that car. I'll have to rectify that...
Posted by xMetal, on Jan 11, 2007 at 11:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, I have the clearbra. In the front shot, you... 8,734 Views / 323 Replies  
Yes, I have the clearbra. In the front shot, you can barely see the line on the hood. It disappears quite nicely on the silver paint.
Posted by xMetal, on Jan 11, 2007 at 04:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's a 2002. I'm a decent photographer, but I had... 8,734 Views / 323 Replies  
It's a 2002. I'm a decent photographer, but I had a buddy of mine take those, as he's got a good eye for shooting cars.

http://www.strikelightmedia.com/cars/Front.jpg...
Posted by xMetal, on Jan 11, 2007 at 03:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.strikelightmedia.com/cars/Front%20Light... 8,734 Views / 323 Replies  
http://www.strikelightmedia.com/cars/Front%20Lights.jpg
http://www.strikelightmedia.com/cars/Side.jpg
http://www.strikelightmedia.com/cars/Back.jpg
Posted by xMetal, on Jan 9, 2007 at 05:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
BTW, you can save your animation as a movie right... 435 Views / 7 Replies  
BTW, you can save your animation as a movie right out of the Flash development environment.

File/Export/Export Movie and choose "Quicktime Video" as the format.
Posted by xMetal, on Jan 3, 2007 at 05:10 PM, in Applications
wouldn't sending the SWF be better than sending a... 435 Views / 7 Replies  
wouldn't sending the SWF be better than sending a video through email? Most everyone can view flash files in their browser. Unless you are doing something wacky, a SWF animation is going to be a...
Posted by xMetal, on Jan 3, 2007 at 05:06 PM, in Applications
at teh macromedia developers conference, the... 988 Views / 18 Replies  
at teh macromedia developers conference, the flash product lead specifically demoed the flash 8 app and plugin the mac with the specific point of showing that the plug-in in particular was many many...
Posted by xMetal, on Mar 21, 2006 at 10:23 AM, in Applications
Soooo...no suggestions? 486 Views / 4 Replies  
Soooo...no suggestions?
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 14, 2006 at 10:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Recommend a cheap external Mic 486 Views / 4 Replies  
Hello all,

I want a cheap external mic to do a bit of basic voiceover recording with my 17" Powerbook. I don't want to get an iMic or something like that, just a cheap mic I can plug directly into...
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 13, 2006 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
um, people. The color black has been symbolic of... 1,962 Views / 62 Replies  
um, people. The color black has been symbolic of "darkness/evil/etc" since time began, as even Kwame says. White has been a symbol for "light/purity/good" for as long. Read the bible or something....
Posted by xMetal, on Dec 15, 2005 at 12:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Heck no! I freakin love dashboard and I'm really... 7,983 Views / 115 Replies  
Heck no! I freakin love dashboard and I'm really pissed that it's totally, completely broken. I don't want to reinstall the whole OS but I can't figrue out what's wrong.
Posted by xMetal, on Jul 14, 2005 at 10:26 AM, in macOS
10.4.2 completely killed my dahsboard. None of my... 7,983 Views / 115 Replies  
10.4.2 completely killed my dahsboard. None of my widgets will work. As soon as I activate dashboard and put a widget out, the OS pops up the "application unexpectedly crashed" box and will keep...
Posted by xMetal, on Jul 13, 2005 at 05:30 PM, in macOS
that is wierd. Stupid Ohio Best Buys. :( Ah... 432 Views / 4 Replies  
that is wierd. Stupid Ohio Best Buys. :(

Ah well, at least I found one. Watching stuff right off the HD in surround sound is darn nice. Now if I could only get the iMac to turn off the monitor...
Posted by xMetal, on Jun 30, 2005 at 12:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
what is the name of the rmac script that goes in... 99,254 Views / 228 Replies  
what is the name of the rmac script that goes in the startup items? I mean, the actual filename.

RMAC seems to bomb out on Tiger and I just want to crate the file by hand but don't know what to...
Posted by xMetal, on Jun 30, 2005 at 12:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
well I finally found one in a radioshack, though... 432 Views / 4 Replies  
well I finally found one in a radioshack, though they were marked down as clearance, the package had dust on it and they only had 2 left.

At Best Buy not a single toslink in the store came with...
Posted by xMetal, on Jun 30, 2005 at 12:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Where can you find mini-optical adapters? 432 Views / 4 Replies  
Argh! I want to simply purchase either a toslink->mini optical adapter, or cable with the same conenctors so that I can hook up my iMac G5 to my receiver.

I've been to 7 freakin' stores already,...
Posted by xMetal, on Jun 29, 2005 at 10:53 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
well I did some more testing and Apple obviously... 952 Views / 9 Replies  
well I did some more testing and Apple obviously changed the behavior of the backlight in 10.4. Previously, you could force on the keyboard at any time by using the buttons. I've done that in full...
Posted by xMetal, on Jun 29, 2005 at 10:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had this PB for years (ordered the day they... 952 Views / 9 Replies  
I've had this PB for years (ordered the day they were announced) and it's always been fine. This problem just appeared and happens regardless of light conditions. The screen adjusts brightness, but...
Posted by xMetal, on Jun 28, 2005 at 05:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Keyboard backlight stubbornly refuses to work... 952 Views / 9 Replies  
I did some web searches and could not figure out why this started happening.

My PB 17" keyboard backlight just will not turn on. I've ensured the preference is turned on, and if I hit F8, F9, or...
Posted by xMetal, on Jun 28, 2005 at 10:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I am noticing this too, right now. I create a new... 1,113 Views / 12 Replies  
I am noticing this too, right now. I create a new user account, and it makes the folder structure on the computer but does not show this new account in the Prefs pane or login window. Very...
Posted by xMetal, on May 18, 2005 at 12:31 PM, in macOS
Automator is very cool, but it needs SO many more... 7,426 Views / 111 Replies  
Automator is very cool, but it needs SO many more options in it's actions. There just so many things I've thought of to do that I don't haev the options for.

For example, I wanted to make a simple...
Posted by xMetal, on May 5, 2005 at 04:47 PM, in macOS
I assume these are part of the dev tools? How... 2,200 Views / 27 Replies  
I assume these are part of the dev tools? How doth one get to this greatness if it's not installed right now? Just run the dev tools install?
Posted by xMetal, on May 5, 2005 at 04:27 PM, in macOS
just to back up the original poster, I too have... 2,686 Views / 69 Replies  
just to back up the original poster, I too have noticed abnormal behavior only very recently on my 17" PB along the lines of what he was seeing.

Several times now, if I put my PB to sleep at work...
Posted by xMetal, on Mar 10, 2005 at 02:00 PM, in macOS
Um, mayhaps you should wait to use a final... 924 Views / 15 Replies  
Um, mayhaps you should wait to use a final version of it before deeming it "useless".

You may be right, but how can you know that now...
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 17, 2005 at 11:05 AM, in macOS
I have noticed this as well. As a flash... 823 Views / 11 Replies  
I have noticed this as well. As a flash developer, I look at a lot of flash sites, and on more than a few occasions I've had to force quit out of firefox and look at something in Safari.

There is...
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 17, 2005 at 11:01 AM, in Applications
For those suggesting Pages, it's really not the... 3,022 Views / 46 Replies  
For those suggesting Pages, it's really not the right class of program. Pages is page layout, suitable for laying out the final form of a book, perhaps, but not really for writing it.

I'd list out...
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 17, 2005 at 10:59 AM, in Applications
most cameras that can shoot RAW come with... 586 Views / 8 Replies  
most cameras that can shoot RAW come with software. I know my Canon came with a suite of programs to work with the images, and Nikon does as well. IF you dont have the disks, perhaps you can download...
Posted by xMetal, on Feb 15, 2005 at 05:22 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
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