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Running 10.3 Preview in 10.6 560 Views / 3 Replies  
I had a dear old Powerbook running 10.3 which died. I now have to make do with my Mac Pro. So sad :P
More importantly, I got used to the way Mac OS Preview worked in 10.3 . Preview in 10.6 has...
Posted by cdhostage, on May 20, 2010 at 10:02 PM, in Applications
Fun breaking Babelizer 814 Views / 6 Replies  
The Babelizer is a silly little program that accepts some text and sends it to AltaVista's Babelfish service, a literal translation tool. The fun begins when it translate the translation, and...
Posted by cdhostage, on Nov 5, 2004 at 03:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And thus the Lord spake: DELETED! 3,437 Views / 166 Replies  
And thus the Lord spake: DELETED!
Posted by cdhostage, on Jul 22, 2004 at 10:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Some people are very tall and merciless. Quincy... 653 Views / 15 Replies  
Some people are very tall and merciless. Quincy is destroying San Antonio.
Posted by cdhostage, on Jul 20, 2004 at 04:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not the processor, as processors make... 726 Views / 8 Replies  
It's not the processor, as processors make approximately no noise. The culprit is your hard disk, assuming you are running a standard Powerbook without any extra devices attached. My bet is that...
Posted by cdhostage, on Jul 20, 2004 at 01:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mars, Inc. promotes dumpster-diving 849 Views / 12 Replies  
That's right, folks. The message on the outside of the new Skittles package with the Shrek contest reads "No purchase necessary. Winning wrapper required to claim prize. Prizes may vary from...
Posted by cdhostage, on Jul 20, 2004 at 01:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not about CONSUMER electronics causing... 1,171 Views / 23 Replies  
It's not about CONSUMER electronics causing problems - it's about making sure that someone can't use a custom-built transmitter to control the plane, and have the outside look like a normal PDA. ...
Posted by cdhostage, on Jul 18, 2004 at 10:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've noticed this when mousing through menus. It... 394 Views / 3 Replies  
I've noticed this when mousing through menus. It happens some days, mostly not - a very high pitched tone that stops when the menu disappears. Very, very odd.
Posted by cdhostage, on Jul 18, 2004 at 09:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nota Bene - AC plug looseness easy fix 406 Views / 1 Replies  
I use my 15Al a lot, and, among other things, the small DC power connector (not the larger three-pronged one) does not fit consistently into the Powerbook. I first thought that the LED was...
Posted by cdhostage, on Jul 15, 2004 at 10:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Turn the Airport card off before you get to the... 1,171 Views / 23 Replies  
Turn the Airport card off before you get to the checkin station! It's true that it is inoperative while the thing is sleeping, but it will start again when you open it on the airplane. Best not...
Posted by cdhostage, on Jul 15, 2004 at 10:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Repairing/covering "rust" on palmrest 432 Views / 1 Replies  
My 15Al is well-used, with a couple scratches and dings. These I can deal with. However, wiping off the palmrests weekly has not been enough to stop the aluminum from developing holes which show a...
Posted by cdhostage, on Jul 13, 2004 at 10:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
15Al Hinge Looseness and Latch Problems 441 Views / 1 Replies  
I have two problems which I believe are closely related. First, the display portion of my laptop is loose. To clarify : there is more than an inch of "spring" to the display before it stays in its...
Posted by cdhostage, on Jul 13, 2004 at 10:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I want longer battery life and a thicker, more... 2,267 Views / 59 Replies  
I want longer battery life and a thicker, more durable case than is currently offerred by the Powerbook G4s. I've got a 15Al right now, and I like the way heat is vented from the case - up the front...
Posted by cdhostage, on Jul 2, 2004 at 04:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
SafariKeywords is excellent, and actually more... 664 Views / 8 Replies  
SafariKeywords is excellent, and actually more useful than what I had in mind. I'd thought that there was a text file somewhere on my computer that told Safari what URL to create and follow whenever...
Posted by cdhostage, on Jun 25, 2004 at 09:08 PM, in Applications
A Safari search box for Wikipedia a la Google 664 Views / 8 Replies  
It's been a while since I've been 'round these parts of the Body Electronic. A question for those who know how a Google search is integrated into every Safari window: how would one make the same...
Posted by cdhostage, on Jun 24, 2004 at 11:11 PM, in Applications
Hmm. Again I say, hmm. What machine are... 494 Views / 2 Replies  
Hmm.

Again I say, hmm.

What machine are you using (the Titanium or the Aluminum)? What OS? Have you successfully burned CDs with iTunes before? Can you successfully burn a CD in the Finder? ...
Posted by cdhostage, on May 9, 2004 at 05:42 PM, in macOS
Don't pay for Cocktail. That sort of program... 5,623 Views / 9 Replies  
Don't pay for Cocktail. That sort of program exists only to capitalize on people who haven't yet learned to use their computers. <And for neat freaks like me who want everything to be tidy even if...
Posted by cdhostage, on May 9, 2004 at 05:30 PM, in macOS
I had a Pismo (Powerbook G3) which I upgraded... 586 Views / 6 Replies  
I had a Pismo (Powerbook G3) which I upgraded first with a G4 500 and then a G3 900. The G3 was faster in all applications as well as in the various distrubuted computing apps I ran.

My Pismo had...
Posted by cdhostage, on May 9, 2004 at 05:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I too would recommend only name-brand RAM. ... 3,652 Views / 29 Replies  
I too would recommend only name-brand RAM. Here's a weird thing - in my Pismo, I tried two different styles of RAM, one Crucial and the other a brand I don't remember. The system actually ran about...
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 23, 2004 at 10:05 PM, in macOS
Not the best forum for this post; try Software or... 2,055 Views / 4 Replies  
Not the best forum for this post; try Software or OS X/9.

In any case, under OS X the user has no control over the memory allocation (or if it does, I don't know about it). If InDesign is laggy,...
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 23, 2004 at 09:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's the thing - greater data densities mean... 778 Views / 12 Replies  
Here's the thing - greater data densities mean more sectors pass under the head per rotation. Situation: Two single-platter drives (HDs usually have multiple platters, quite shallow), rotating at...
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 23, 2004 at 09:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
HAHAhAHAHAHA. Content can be pronounced two... 775 Views / 16 Replies  
HAHAhAHAHAHA. Content can be pronounced two ways. I thought this was an AI thread.
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 23, 2004 at 03:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fat fingers? I won't post mine cuz a my... 1,220 Views / 44 Replies  
Fat fingers?

I won't post mine cuz a my psoraisis, but this approximates fatty thighs with most people's hands. I guess you have to work with your hands in order to not make this STUPID
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 23, 2004 at 03:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How long can nosehairs get anyway? 1,043 Views / 27 Replies  
How long can nosehairs get anyway?
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 11, 2004 at 10:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bah. The acts of love are intermingled like... 3,798 Views / 52 Replies  
Bah. The acts of love are intermingled like watercolors.


<agree that "blow"job is a dumb name. Suckjob, however, has two stop-plosives [sounds in which the flow of air is momentarily...
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 11, 2004 at 10:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Right on, Samauri. I assume you're talking about... 735 Views / 10 Replies  
Right on, Samauri. I assume you're talking about the movie Akira? I don't remember a pill being an important part.

<edit after googling> oh. I only pay attention to the movies themselves.
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 11, 2004 at 09:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Waah. 833 Views / 12 Replies  
Waah.
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 11, 2004 at 09:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: It was great, almost as funny as Spawn. I mean,... 934 Views / 17 Replies  
It was great, almost as funny as Spawn. I mean, when the baddie exploded at the end, I couldn't stop laughing at the sheer cheesiness for three minutes. Mmm, pulpy.
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 4, 2004 at 01:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've had a couple bad experiences with Maxtor... 739 Views / 17 Replies  
I've had a couple bad experiences with Maxtor hard drives. I'm glad you got a deal on it, but make sure you have a backup plan.
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 4, 2004 at 01:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yah, not a good subforum choice, but I have this... 2,329 Views / 21 Replies  
Yah, not a good subforum choice, but I have this cool little USB mouse. It's an ultraportable, and in storage configuation, it's a smooth shell, but to plug it in, you unhinge one side, and draw out...
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 4, 2004 at 01:44 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I remember an issue like this one - go into the... 404 Views / 2 Replies  
I remember an issue like this one - go into the parent application's Preferences. If they were at all nice about it, there's an option in there to enable/disable the startup item.

BTW, is it so...
Posted by cdhostage, on Apr 4, 2004 at 01:38 AM, in macOS
I think that buying a premade case mod does not... 5,620 Views / 24 Replies  
I think that buying a premade case mod does not make the cube any more individualized, simply by the fact that more than one said case was made and sold.

However, replacing the disc drive with one...
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 29, 2004 at 12:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
Cool. Another conversation piece - either get... 1,017 Views / 11 Replies  
Cool. Another conversation piece - either get one of those spinning levitating magnet setups or make your own, and stick this to the top of the floater. Before spinning it, of course.
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 27, 2004 at 01:18 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Cool. Does it make much noise? I've been... 1,848 Views / 16 Replies  
Cool. Does it make much noise?

I've been thinking of doing a similar thing this summer when the fan will probably be on all the time otherwise. I'd find a spare piece of unfinished steel to do...
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 27, 2004 at 01:11 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Yah, this topic's been beaten to death. I even... 761 Views / 14 Replies  
Yah, this topic's been beaten to death. I even participated in the dual G4 Powerbook threads (I called my idea the DiamondBook, I think - the best way to cool the thing would be a solid diamond...
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 26, 2004 at 09:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree that a spare process not giving up could... 571 Views / 6 Replies  
I agree that a spare process not giving up could be slowing things down. I'd run a virus check just to make sure.
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 26, 2004 at 09:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm dead sure that pressing shift doesn't run the... 977 Views / 16 Replies  
I'm dead sure that pressing shift doesn't run the check, because the time to boot all the way to the Desktop is slightly less rather than significantly more. Running fsck takes some time.
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 26, 2004 at 09:33 PM, in macOS
10.3.3 Finder Icon View - Odd Behavior 293 Views / 0 Replies  
I am used to navigating through my hard disk using the arrow keys, typing the first letter of the item I want, and the Apple-Up and Apple-Down commands. Usually in OS X, if you open up a new window,...
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 26, 2004 at 09:27 PM, in macOS
What's the difference between restart and reboot?... 709 Views / 6 Replies  
What's the difference between restart and reboot? Does a restart involve temporarily turning off all components and a reboot only wipe memory and run the boot process again?
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 26, 2004 at 08:32 PM, in macOS
I agree with Grrr; the easy way I can think of is... 619 Views / 7 Replies  
I agree with Grrr; the easy way I can think of is to set up your audio equipment as if you're going to listen through your headphones, and substitute that cable for one into your Mac. Look on...
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 25, 2004 at 02:00 AM, in Applications
Current eMacs will do exactly as the thread... 5,440 Views / 49 Replies  
Current eMacs will do exactly as the thread poster requires, except for the monitorlessness. I consider the all-in-one form better, actually, for portability reasons and cord reasons. Also, they...
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 24, 2004 at 05:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
New form of processor cooling 551 Views / 2 Replies  
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994816

The gist is thus : make a grid of fine electrodes, physically slightly separated from eachother. Set a voltage between the first two rows,...
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 24, 2004 at 04:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
boioioioioioioioioioioioioing! ... 27,969 Views / 61 Replies  
boioioioioioioioioioioioioing! Electroluminescent cheese grater = excellent. I was afraid it was going to look cheesy while the pics loaded, and it actually looks excellent.
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 14, 2004 at 01:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
Eeeeeeenteresting. It used to be Macs reported... 2,210 Views / 14 Replies  
Eeeeeeenteresting. It used to be Macs reported physical malfunctions (if they were able to start up at all) with varying beeps at startup.

I know nothing about this.
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 12, 2004 at 10:27 PM, in Hardware Hacking
It is absolutely impossible not to scratch or... 839 Views / 14 Replies  
It is absolutely impossible not to scratch or fingerprint an iPod in casual use. The only way to retain most of the shininess is to get one of those clear iPod covers, iSkin I think they're called,...
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 10, 2004 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
www.slashdot.com macnnforum'd? 730 Views / 13 Replies  
www.slashdot.com macnnforum'd?
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 10, 2004 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I'm not married at 19 and am a little amused by... 727 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm not married at 19 and am a little amused by the whole prospect of marriage. I've never been one for closed relationships, and I've made sure to get myself out of situations where I felt...
Posted by cdhostage, on Mar 10, 2004 at 05:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
+1 1,325 Views / 52 Replies  
+1
Posted by cdhostage, on Feb 29, 2004 at 02:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you immerse your G5 in Flourinert then dust... 1,730 Views / 25 Replies  
If you immerse your G5 in Flourinert then dust will not accumulate. Of course, getting to the FireWire ports would be difficult, but it's a small price to pay for A CLEAN SOUL!!!!!
Posted by cdhostage, on Feb 28, 2004 at 01:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
<Ponty Mython> What a shameless waste of human... 817 Views / 33 Replies  
<Ponty Mython> What a shameless waste of human life. </Ponty Mython>

Lip-puckering-sharp Cheddar, Wisconsin preferred.
Posted by cdhostage, on Feb 21, 2004 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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