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An external, optical mouse is always nice to... 670 Views / 9 Replies  
An external, optical mouse is always nice to have. You might be a trackpad ninja, but an external USB mouse has its merits. Two button plus scroll wheel is what I have at home, trackpad it at work....
Posted by beanman, on Jun 2, 2004 at 06:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Too cool. Way to go, man! 789 Views / 16 Replies  
Too cool. Way to go, man!
Posted by beanman, on May 10, 2004 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
17" might seem like it's over kill, but as you... 789 Views / 16 Replies  
17" might seem like it's over kill, but as you use it, you'll find that portability will outweigh any desktop that you could get. I made a major upgrade from a beige G3 to my 17". I use it for...
Posted by beanman, on May 10, 2004 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For starters, my mini shipped today from... 575 Views / 11 Replies  
For starters, my mini shipped today from Shanghai. Very happy to hear, but holy crap, about time. I wanted to switch the order, but I also ordered a dock at the same time which came in a few days...
Posted by beanman, on May 10, 2004 at 05:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iCurve here with my 17". Works like a charm! 291 Views / 2 Replies  
iCurve here with my 17". Works like a charm!
Posted by beanman, on May 4, 2004 at 11:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have to say that I bit my tongue when ordering... 587 Views / 13 Replies  
I have to say that I bit my tongue when ordering an iCurve, but, personally, I haven't seen a single laptop stand out there that beats it. Bought one for my dad for Christmas and he loves his as...
Posted by beanman, on May 3, 2004 at 04:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You know, there stands a chance that either I or... 575 Views / 11 Replies  
You know, there stands a chance that either I or Apple screwed up and made this a purchase for the university versus making this a personal purchase and giving me the discount. I have only been...
Posted by beanman, on May 3, 2004 at 03:54 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
This just breaks my heart a little bit more. I... 575 Views / 11 Replies  
This just breaks my heart a little bit more. I placed my order on 2/27/04 and have yet to receive my green mini. I'm on my third OOB date, which is now 5/25/04. However, this is an educational...
Posted by beanman, on May 3, 2004 at 02:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've had my mini on order since mid-Feb. On or... 921 Views / 34 Replies  
I've had my mini on order since mid-Feb. On or before date has changed twice, and now I am looking at a 4/12/04 ship date. This is what I get for ordering educationally, but I feel the pain that...
Posted by beanman, on Mar 26, 2004 at 03:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: No help on this forum 1,076 Views / 36 Replies  
I'm a broadcast engineer with a degree in neuropsychology... And now I need a degree from MIT to use an Apple? Crap, I'm screwed. And I hope it's not against the law because I've been doing it...
Posted by beanman, on Mar 2, 2004 at 05:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iPod Mini... what should I do when I get it? 476 Views / 5 Replies  
As when I got my 17" Powerbook, I had to calibrate the battery when I first got it out of the box(charge it up, drain it down, and off I went). Are there necessary steps that one needs to or should...
Posted by beanman, on Mar 2, 2004 at 05:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm doing the educational discount for sure! ... 624 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm doing the educational discount for sure! Will be ordering mine tomorrow. Have to see how long it takes to get here.

I can't wait!!! :D
Posted by beanman, on Feb 26, 2004 at 05:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
667MHz 15" G4 and CD-R's??? 327 Views / 1 Replies  
My dad has a 15" Powerbook with a 667MHz G4 inside of it. Lately, he has been having problems with his CD-R. He can burn CD's, but he has been having problems reading some of them back. Before I...
Posted by beanman, on Nov 9, 2003 at 06:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thought I would let everyone know that I took my... 521 Views / 9 Replies  
Thought I would let everyone know that I took my 17" up to 10.2.8 via Software Update.

No problems and all seems well. Seem to be getting some better performance out of my machine. Very happy...
Posted by beanman, on Oct 19, 2003 at 01:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How do you suggest that I do the update... ... 521 Views / 9 Replies  
How do you suggest that I do the update... Download it off Apple's web site or just do it through "Software Update?"

I'm just really leary because I didn't 10.2.5 and got crap loads of kernal...
Posted by beanman, on Oct 17, 2003 at 07:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
17 Rev A to 10.2.8??? 521 Views / 9 Replies  
Ok, so I've been doing a lot of reading and I have not been able to get a good feeling about what I should do. Do I sit on 10.2.7 for a while longer or do the software update to 10.2.8?

Any...
Posted by beanman, on Oct 17, 2003 at 03:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I think I'll hold off for a year and see... 1,811 Views / 37 Replies  
Yeah, I think I'll hold off for a year and see what comes out. G5 Powerbook? Oh hell yes...
Posted by beanman, on Sep 22, 2003 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Watch yourself... Used Citrix for a class... 758 Views / 8 Replies  
Watch yourself...

Used Citrix for a class last spring and the thing was buggy as all hell. Save, save often, and save a copy locally when you are done. There is nothing more frustrating when...
Posted by beanman, on Sep 17, 2003 at 12:35 AM, in Applications
An extra .33GHz is just not worth ditching this... 697 Views / 25 Replies  
An extra .33GHz is just not worth ditching this machine for. The speed would be nice, but not necessary for some one like myself to go running to the hills for. I do enjoy my 17" and everything...
Posted by beanman, on Sep 16, 2003 at 06:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I think I'll... 918 Views / 20 Replies  
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I think I'll let the old guy go away peacefully. The only thing that I might do now is drop an USB PCI card into it. Other than that, it'll be sad to see it go. ...
Posted by beanman, on Sep 15, 2003 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Educationally discounted 17" here as well. ... 597 Views / 7 Replies  
Educationally discounted 17" here as well. :)
Posted by beanman, on Sep 13, 2003 at 09:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
233 MHz beige G3 desktop: worth a ZIF 1Ghz? 918 Views / 20 Replies  
Here's my situation...

I have a beige, 233Mhz G3 desktop that is currently sitting on my girlfriend's desk. I performed an experiment some months ago to see if it could handle OS 10.2 with great...
Posted by beanman, on Sep 13, 2003 at 09:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just want to put in a second motion to follow... 1,306 Views / 17 Replies  
I just want to put in a second motion to follow to book directions for your battery. It's pretty important so that you get all the battery life that you can out of it.

One thing you can do...
Posted by beanman, on Jun 21, 2003 at 04:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The button sticking out is pretty normal. I... 713 Views / 10 Replies  
The button sticking out is pretty normal. I think the thread you are referring to was one person's button was crooked. Meaning one side was sticking up quite more considerably than the other. ...
Posted by beanman, on Jun 21, 2003 at 03:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Wow...it's good to know that there are people out... 4,174 Views / 74 Replies  
Wow...it's good to know that there are people out there that are worse than I am. Never would I take my 17" into the bathroom. The bathroom is for reading only...not surfing. :)
Posted by beanman, on Jun 21, 2003 at 03:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
With streaming technology getting better and... 1,114 Views / 25 Replies  
With streaming technology getting better and better, why slap a tuner into the thing? Even though you get a tuner in the PowerBook, you'd still have to pay for cable TV access. So why not wait...
Posted by beanman, on Jun 17, 2003 at 02:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I noticed this sound right after I got my 17" and... 2,755 Views / 59 Replies  
I noticed this sound right after I got my 17" and haven't noticed it since. I've used it all over the place and never heard the noise at any bothersome level. The only time I have heard it is when...
Posted by beanman, on Jun 16, 2003 at 08:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got a can of compressed air and blew out the... 410 Views / 5 Replies  
I got a can of compressed air and blew out the fan portion of the machine. I remembered that when I was using this as my primary machine some months ago that I had this same problem. I blew the...
Posted by beanman, on Jun 12, 2003 at 12:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: Coolest AlBook Add Ons 3,891 Views / 46 Replies  
I've had my iCurve from the get-go and love it! However, I would only recommend it if you have the external keyboard, etc. The main reason is that it not only puts things on better eye level, but...
Posted by beanman, on Jun 10, 2003 at 08:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
High pitched whine on beige 233Mhz G3 410 Views / 5 Replies  
In an experiment, I installed 10.2.6 onto my old beige G3 and am now letting my roommate use it as he has no computer to allow him access to the outside world. There is a high pitched noise that...
Posted by beanman, on Jun 10, 2003 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've also had this problem, but it has seemed to... 4,192 Views / 38 Replies  
I've also had this problem, but it has seemed to have trailed off in terms of its frequency. And my marks show up on the outter edges of the keyboard portion of my PowerBook. Some simple rubbing...
Posted by beanman, on Jun 6, 2003 at 07:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This all really depends on what you are looking... 494 Views / 6 Replies  
This all really depends on what you are looking for. I've been looking into this issue for a while as I am about to move this summer and am thinking of taking my home network completely wireless. ...
Posted by beanman, on Jun 6, 2003 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just want to chime in that I too run my 17"... 3,022 Views / 56 Replies  
I just want to chime in that I too run my 17" nearly all day and then either leave it idle or sleeping during the overnight depending on my mood. :)

If I have it setup on my desk, I'll leave it...
Posted by beanman, on Jun 6, 2003 at 06:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: My dad has a 1Ghz TiBook and I have the 17". ... 700 Views / 5 Replies  
My dad has a 1Ghz TiBook and I have the 17". After seeing the two side by side, I have to prefer my display. In fact, I have people coming up to me all the time saying that they would ditch their...
Posted by beanman, on May 23, 2003 at 10:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I would have to say that if I could, I would love... 1,012 Views / 38 Replies  
I would have to say that if I could, I would love to have the ports covered, just for the sake of protection, on the sides. The main reason being that I just fear for that day that something might...
Posted by beanman, on May 23, 2003 at 10:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just so I'm clear on this...is there anything... 780 Views / 18 Replies  
Just so I'm clear on this...is there anything wrong with using rubbing alcohol on your screen? I know a guy who has used it on his Wallstreet many, many times over the years with no problems. It...
Posted by beanman, on May 23, 2003 at 09:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm sure you'll love it when you finally get it. ... 888 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm sure you'll love it when you finally get it. :)

http://www.bollwitt.com/john

Go to my gallery! :D
Posted by beanman, on May 11, 2003 at 04:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just don't have a good feeling about this guy. ... 6,058 Views / 137 Replies  
I just don't have a good feeling about this guy. I understand that he has the before and after proof, but I kind of feel like I'm watching a Billie Mays commmercial. Based on that, I just have a...
Posted by beanman, on May 6, 2003 at 03:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Great to hear that we have more people joining... 1,149 Views / 36 Replies  
Great to hear that we have more people joining the 17" family. Enjoy your new machines! :D
Posted by beanman, on May 5, 2003 at 09:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have had this problem once or twice. I'm... 523 Views / 9 Replies  
I have had this problem once or twice. I'm curious as to what OS everyone is running at though. I took my 17" up to 10.2.5 when it first came out, but went back down to 10.2.4 when I had some major...
Posted by beanman, on May 5, 2003 at 09:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: http://www.thechipmerchant.com/ This is some... 2,287 Views / 34 Replies  
http://www.thechipmerchant.com/

This is some one who my family business has been ordering from for as long as I can remember. Great products, great shipping.
Posted by beanman, on May 5, 2003 at 06:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm sure some one has said it before, but the... 885 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm sure some one has said it before, but the longer you wait, the more you will have new products coming out with something better and you'll keep waiting. And the thing is too, ordering new...
Posted by beanman, on May 1, 2003 at 07:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For working in a country such as Africa, you bet... 885 Views / 17 Replies  
For working in a country such as Africa, you bet that the 12" is the way to go. :)

But commuting from work and home, the 17" is very nice. I take mine to and from work all the time, in addition...
Posted by beanman, on May 1, 2003 at 02:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have this problem as well, but it happens more... 422 Views / 9 Replies  
I have this problem as well, but it happens more when I'm running off of battery power. When I have my 17" plugged in, it seems to work nearly perfectly.
Posted by beanman, on Apr 30, 2003 at 07:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Another wait is over. Glad to hear it! Enjoy! :) 543 Views / 9 Replies  
Another wait is over. Glad to hear it! Enjoy! :)
Posted by beanman, on Apr 29, 2003 at 07:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here, here! I too miss how that first day look... 1,202 Views / 10 Replies  
Here, here! I too miss how that first day look and smell(my god, did I just say that?). I try to shut my computer down once a week and give it a decent cleaning. I take it with me a lot, so it...
Posted by beanman, on Apr 29, 2003 at 05:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Chipchen has it right...that's THE keynote I was... 824 Views / 24 Replies  
Chipchen has it right...that's THE keynote I was referring to. Sorry about the confusion.
Posted by beanman, on Apr 29, 2003 at 05:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Gutsy move taking that thing out to the beach. I... 1,158 Views / 17 Replies  
Gutsy move taking that thing out to the beach. I get antsy having water around the thing, yet alone sand. And I'm a careful person, but my dumb luck, I'll waste my 17" anyways. I have enough time...
Posted by beanman, on Apr 29, 2003 at 03:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My local campus rep just had some sort of... 824 Views / 24 Replies  
My local campus rep just had some sort of seminar/display thing going on and I stopped by to check out an opened up Xserve. They also had a 17" on display. Asked me if I needed help and just said...
Posted by beanman, on Apr 29, 2003 at 03:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That is so cool. :) Gotta love the Keynote. 852 Views / 7 Replies  
That is so cool. :) Gotta love the Keynote.
Posted by beanman, on Apr 29, 2003 at 03:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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