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Well my previous MacBook was a week 30, and after... 6,398 Views / 67 Replies  
Well my previous MacBook was a week 30, and after 30 days it came down with a bad case of RSS. My replacement MacBook is a week 32. We'll see in about 27 more days whether RSS hits this one. But...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Sep 4, 2006 at 10:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Remember, too, sktanu, that you can let your... 1,873 Views / 18 Replies  
Remember, too, sktanu, that you can let your iTunes library live on your external FireWire HD instead of your MacBook HD. Likely, wherever you go with your MacBook you'll also take your iPod, so you...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Sep 2, 2006 at 07:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This morning, the Macbook I bought 31 days ago at... 83,586 Views / 399 Replies  
This morning, the Macbook I bought 31 days ago at a Chicagoland Apple Store suddenly came down with RSS. Every 30 seconds to 2 minutes, all day long, the MB would just pop itself off suddenly like...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Sep 1, 2006 at 09:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You do NOT need to do reinstall the OS or wipe... 1,873 Views / 18 Replies  
You do NOT need to do reinstall the OS or wipe your drive by any means. There are much easier alternatives.

For starters, simply download and run Monolingual and Maintenance 3.5. Monolingual...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 29, 2006 at 11:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
HD: "ROCKO X" External FW HD, partition 1:... 33,654 Views / 112 Replies  
HD: "ROCKO X"
External FW HD, partition 1: "ROCKO X BACKUP"
External FW HD, partition 2: "OASIS"
iPod: "ELECTRICO"

To explain...

In the mid-90s, when I first switched to a Mac, I was a fan...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 22, 2006 at 05:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Another option, which I'm considering for my new... 599 Views / 2 Replies  
Another option, which I'm considering for my new Macbook, is LoJack for Laptops, which is just what it sounds like. They finally released a Mac client in July, though there are some privacy...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 18, 2006 at 05:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
FS: eMac G4, 1Ghz, 640MB RAM, with 160GB external HD - $350 (Chicago) 473 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm in Chicago, IL, and I'm selling (locally) my used 2003 eMac to someone who might find it useful. PLEASE NOTE: the internal HD gave out this year, and the system is running off of a (faster,...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 11, 2006 at 12:17 PM, in Marketplace
No, I would let the Apple Store manager call and... 710 Views / 3 Replies  
No, I would let the Apple Store manager call and find out. They were responsible for having the computer fixed once we brought it in, and they verified the problem.

Moreover, given the turnaround...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 10, 2006 at 08:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
UPDATE: This sordid problem just gets worse. ... 710 Views / 3 Replies  
UPDATE: This sordid problem just gets worse. Today my bf got his MBP back from being serviced at the Apple Store on N. Michigan Avenue here in Chicago. This is the second of the two MBP refurbs...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 10, 2006 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Two consecutive broken MacBook Pro Refurbs from online Apple Store 710 Views / 3 Replies  
While I'm happy with my brand-new MacBook, my boyfriend -- a PC switcher -- just had a nasty experience with purchasing a refurbed MacBook Pro from the online Apple Store. I've never had a problem...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 7, 2006 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This got the Acidsearch SIMBL plugin working... 10,156 Views / 179 Replies  
This got the Acidsearch SIMBL plugin working again for me. Thanks for the tip!
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jun 27, 2006 at 11:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Actually, this posting... 79,602 Views / 471 Replies  
Actually, this posting (http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=671) in Roxio's support forums notes that Toast 7.0.2 works in Rosetta, because some parts of the software (I would suppose...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jan 16, 2006 at 12:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not really. What am I supposed to make of... 1,742 Views / 67 Replies  
Not really. What am I supposed to make of "MacWorld Expo 2006 Keynote Coverage"? I've seen that all week and never clicked on it. Why would I? That sounds like an announcement of a feed or...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jan 12, 2006 at 08:52 PM, in Feedback
Two points: First, a very easy way to keep... 1,742 Views / 67 Replies  
Two points:

First, a very easy way to keep multiple threads from starting after a product announcement is simply to place a temporary sticky atop each relevant forum telling people to post in the...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jan 12, 2006 at 05:44 PM, in Feedback
Some of you are missing a big point. The problem... 1,543 Views / 45 Replies  
Some of you are missing a big point. The problem is not that Apple discards the collected information, rendering this (and there's no proof either way of this) supposedly a safe feature that does...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jan 12, 2006 at 05:19 PM, in Applications
FS $600: eMac-1Ghz, 640RAM, 40GB, combo, 10.3.4, Chicago 333 Views / 0 Replies  
Selling my eMac. Specs: 1Ghz, 640RAM, 40GB, combo drive, running OS 10.3.4. Great condition, loaded (Office v.X, QuarkXpress, Dreamweaver, tons of mp3s). All papers included (purchased late 2003,...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jul 5, 2004 at 06:33 PM, in Marketplace
FT: Newer eMac for Older iBook plus $$ 330 Views / 1 Replies  
In Chicagoland area, need to be mobile more than need to have a G4 desktop. Looking to trade my eMac for a lower-end iBook plus cash.

My eMac: 1Ghz G4, 40GB, 640RAM, Combo Drive, running 10.3.4,...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jun 20, 2004 at 08:12 AM, in Marketplace
Thanks, the iPod has been sold. 386 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks, the iPod has been sold.
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on May 2, 2004 at 03:26 PM, in Marketplace
I just checked the papers. It says after a... 386 Views / 3 Replies  
I just checked the papers. It says after a warrantly repair I get either a 90-day warranty or the completion of the original warranty, whichever is longer. So I guess the warranty is still until...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Apr 30, 2004 at 10:26 PM, in Marketplace
FS: 20GB iPod, 3g, cradle, 'buds & remote, adapter, case, paperwork, $300 OBO 386 Views / 3 Replies  
OK, to clear things up for those confused by my previous posting...

I'm selling my 20GB iPod, third-generation (bought new in December 2003), including cradle, earbuds, earbud remote, AC adapter,...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Apr 30, 2004 at 09:11 PM, in Marketplace
...snip... 375 Views / 3 Replies  
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Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Apr 29, 2004 at 12:42 PM, in Marketplace
(rescinded iPod posting) 375 Views / 3 Replies  
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Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Apr 28, 2004 at 10:53 PM, in Marketplace
I don't know why but I've had more trouble with... 368 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't know why but I've had more trouble with that damned AIM account. Best just to email me directly. My MacNN email link works fine.
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Apr 26, 2004 at 12:48 AM, in Marketplace
FT: eMac for iBook 368 Views / 2 Replies  
Looking to trade my eMac for an iBook so I can do my ESL lesson planning on the go.

My eMac specs: 1 Ghz G4, 640 megs, 40 Gig, Combo Drive, OS 10.3.3.

Minimum iBook specs I'd like for an even...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Apr 25, 2004 at 09:09 PM, in Marketplace
FS or FT (for iBook): 1ghz G4 eMac, 40 gig HD, 640 RAM, Combo Drive 323 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm in Chicago. I have an unexpected need to be mobile again (I may be teaching English overseas this summer). So I'm selling my 5-month old eMac. It's a 1ghz G4 machine with a 40 gig HD, 640 megs...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Apr 12, 2004 at 09:42 PM, in Marketplace
WTB in Chicagoland: Used iBook for $600 (at least 500mhz/20gb/384mb/combo) 284 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm looking for a used iBook in or near CHICAGOLAND for no more than $600 with the following minimum specs. If you're selling an iBook that fits this description, please email me. I live downtown...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Sep 22, 2003 at 11:34 PM, in Marketplace
Sold. 384 Views / 1 Replies  
Sold.
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jul 8, 2003 at 05:56 PM, in Marketplace
FS: Original 5GB iPod + Sennheiser Earbuds, Chicago, $150 384 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm selling my original 5 Gig iPod along with a set of Sennheiser earbuds (which blow the original iPod buds away, no clue where I ditched those). Minor cosmetic blemishes but works perfectly and...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jul 7, 2003 at 09:47 PM, in Marketplace
FT: My iMac 800 for your iBook 700 308 Views / 0 Replies  
This is my final re-edit to my earlier post, which was not successful in finding a mutually beneficial sale or trade.

I'll trade my iMac 800 for your iBook 700.

My iMac: 60 gig hard drive, 800...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Apr 26, 2003 at 04:48 PM, in Marketplace
FS/FT: 15" G4 iMac 800/12.1" G3 iBook 500- $2100 both, or trade iMac800 for iBook800 338 Views / 1 Replies  
***Offer rescinded***
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Apr 19, 2003 at 05:00 PM, in Marketplace
FS/FT: 15" G4 iMac 800/12.1" G3 iBook 500- $2500 both, or trade iMac800 for iBook800 228 Views / 0 Replies  
[Please see newer thread above.]
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Apr 17, 2003 at 09:15 PM, in Marketplace
iMic Helps A Lot 798 Views / 12 Replies  
I run my 15" iMac flat-panel (SuperDrive) through Griffin's iMic USB audio in/out adapter. I do this because the sound quality directly from the audio-out on the iMac, itself, comes out distorted...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Nov 30, 2002 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: FP iMac... how to protect the screen? 585 Views / 5 Replies  
Bubble wrap is what I used to send a 15" LCD Studio Display to Germany, and this in a box with a Cube and nonstandard packing materials, and all went well.
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 13, 2002 at 01:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
It's an Driver Issue I Think 1,217 Views / 11 Replies  
I replaced my white USB iMac Pro Optical Mouse with my older USB MacAlly iSweet mechanical mouse (remember, the one with the "fruit flavored" shells?) and it works perfectly. I haven't had a probelm...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 10, 2002 at 12:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Mouse Tracking Speed Keeps Resetting to Medium on 15" FP iMac 800 in 10.1.5 1,217 Views / 11 Replies  
That's what I'd like to do, but I don't know what they are either. Does anyone know where the preferences file is for the mouse preferences under OS X?
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 9, 2002 at 10:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks VMark. I've since found a lot of... 1,217 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks VMark. I've since found a lot of depressing discussion about this problem on Apple's OSX board and its lack of solutions. 10.2 can't arrive soon enough for me now. :mad:
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 9, 2002 at 04:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Mouse Tracking Speed Keeps Resetting to Medium on 15" FP iMac 800 in 10.1.5 1,217 Views / 11 Replies  
Has anybody seen this issue before? I've had a 15" FP iMac (800)for a week now, running OS 10.1.5, and with increasing frequency the mouse tracking setting keeps spontaneously resetting to medium...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 8, 2002 at 11:26 AM, in Mac OS X
Good prices on 15" 800s 904 Views / 16 Replies  
If you can forego a 17", there are excellent prices right now on refurbished 15" SuperDrive 800s floating around. I just bought one for $1499 from MacConnection and they had several more, and I saw...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Aug 6, 2002 at 11:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
SOLD! FS: Cube (DVD 450, 512mb, 40gig), ext. FW CD-RW, 15" Apple LCD, shipping, $950 266 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm giving in and selling my Cube system. Cube is a 450 DVD with 512mb RAM, a new Seagate Barracuda 40gig hard drive, and original speakers, plus a nifty replacement gasket (to guard against Cube...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jul 26, 2002 at 01:51 PM, in Marketplace
FS: SoundSticks, $100 258 Views / 1 Replies  
SoundSticks (both sticks and iSub), used one week, living in my closet ever since (one year), perfect condition. $100, I pay ground-shipping if you're outside the NYC area (or you pay air). PayPal...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on May 12, 2002 at 05:50 PM, in Marketplace
Yet again I've downloaded iPhoto (last time 1.0,... 668 Views / 24 Replies  
Yet again I've downloaded iPhoto (last time 1.0, this time 1.1.1), played with it for an hour, and deleted it in disappointment. I guess I'm just spoiled by my tried and true, and regularly updated,...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on May 8, 2002 at 10:37 PM, in Applications
IMHO it's such a loser thing to do to berate a... 425 Views / 16 Replies  
IMHO it's such a loser thing to do to berate a newbie for asking a simple question. Not everyone lives on here (1000 posts in less than a year?). Some of us do have real lives.
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Feb 21, 2002 at 09:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Since my first desktop Mac (a Performa 6360 CD),... 1,065 Views / 99 Replies  
Since my first desktop Mac (a Performa 6360 CD), I've named my desktops after a play on words between Rocky movie sequels and the Nickelodeon cartoon Rocko's modern life. My portables either get...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Feb 20, 2002 at 02:38 PM, in Mac OS X
Michaelb means three "screws" from the heatsink. ... 352 Views / 5 Replies  
Michaelb means three "screws" from the heatsink. Note that one of the screws seems like you won't be able to get to it but you can, just put the screwdriver at an angle. Be careful. Taking out the...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jan 27, 2002 at 01:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think it's a known issue. Whenever I try to... 347 Views / 2 Replies  
I think it's a known issue. Whenever I try to copy URLs from Dreamweaver in OS9 to Explorer in OSX, Explorer crashes. Check in the OS X discussion.
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jan 26, 2002 at 12:29 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Your iTunes music folder can be anyplace you want... 1,700 Views / 4 Replies  
Your iTunes music folder can be anyplace you want it to be. I had a problem like this when I was using Norton suite programs (notable AntiVirus) in Classic. Until I dumped them, I was getting...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jan 26, 2002 at 12:23 PM, in Applications
This was covered in a previous thread, but... 460 Views / 3 Replies  
This was covered in a previous thread, but basically iPhoto won't retain your existing filing system for your photos. You have to recreate it anew from within iPhoto. All your existing photos just...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jan 26, 2002 at 12:15 PM, in Applications
My 12" just barely fits comfortably on my tray... 518 Views / 31 Replies  
My 12" just barely fits comfortably on my tray table on an airplane when I go mobile. I'd doubt the 14" would fit as well (my Wall Street and Pismo never did).
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jan 23, 2002 at 04:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My current set-up of a 450 Cube and 500 2001 iMac... 1,826 Views / 107 Replies  
My current set-up of a 450 Cube and 500 2001 iMac is the first time I've been satisfied with my Mac(s) and haven't really felt an overwhelming urge to upgrade every six month.

That said, though,...
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jan 23, 2002 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
So what are the benefits of taking this route... 554 Views / 10 Replies  
So what are the benefits of taking this route versus the 2 minutes it takes to set up SBS functionality via a program with a GUI like, say, Brickhouse?
Posted by Michael T. Doyle, on Jan 21, 2002 at 09:33 PM, in Applications
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