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Yeah well, about a year ago a mother getting on a... 15,334 Views / 410 Replies  
Yeah well, about a year ago a mother getting on a plane with a set of kids picked one up while getting her stuff together and the kid's heels nailed my Lexar flash drive sticking out of my PB --- one...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 25, 2008 at 02:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To be perfectly honest, I've been using one of... 15,334 Views / 410 Replies  
To be perfectly honest, I've been using one of those USB modems for awhile (highly recommended, BTW) and I almost *never* use it sticking directly into the machine. Ever sat in an airline gate...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 25, 2008 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good to know, just didn't want to have to re-do... 9,931 Views / 3 Replies  
Good to know, just didn't want to have to re-do the whole setup.

JT
Posted by JCT, on Sep 7, 2007 at 03:05 PM, in Gaming
Planescape on Intel Mac? 9,931 Views / 3 Replies  
I know, talk about a blast from the past.

I'm trying to get my son interested in *real* RPGs -- I've played them for years, mostly the D&D variety (yup, starting with the old SSI gold boxes). I...
Posted by JCT, on Sep 6, 2007 at 01:32 PM, in Gaming
If you have a sense of humor you should check out... 835 Views / 9 Replies  
If you have a sense of humor you should check out the Crumpler website. Here's the photo-backpack section: http://www.crumplerbags.com/Cart/index.php?catId=22 The "Customary Barge" model might be...
Posted by JCT, on Jun 2, 2006 at 09:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had always used Crucial or MemoryX until... 1,115 Views / 14 Replies  
I had always used Crucial or MemoryX until relatively recently, my MBP has a GB stick of memory from OWC -- no problems whatsoever and the prices/guarantee are excellent.

Enjoy your MacBook! I...
Posted by JCT, on May 22, 2006 at 07:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm going to guess Los Angeles -- everytime I... 854 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm going to guess Los Angeles -- everytime I visit family out there I am amazed at all of the Apple stores (while Manhattan has one).

JT
Posted by JCT, on Apr 30, 2006 at 08:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The availability in-store is pretty mixed. I had... 854 Views / 8 Replies  
The availability in-store is pretty mixed. I had one suburban NYC Apple store swear up and down that not only were they not available in-store, they "never" would be. A quick call to an Apple store...
Posted by JCT, on Apr 26, 2006 at 07:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I purchased a 1 GB stick from OWC for my MBP. It... 9,646 Views / 113 Replies  
I purchased a 1 GB stick from OWC for my MBP. It has worked perfectly.
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/5300DDR2S1GB/ . Crucial should also be fine. Do not go cheap -- some...
Posted by JCT, on Apr 8, 2006 at 10:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
They're called Wildeepz (go figure) ..... 1,888 Views / 25 Replies  
They're called Wildeepz (go figure) .. http://www.radtech.us/Products/Wildeepz.aspx

JT
Posted by JCT, on Apr 5, 2006 at 10:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I forgot about this thread... oooops. In any... 791 Views / 9 Replies  
I forgot about this thread... oooops. In any case I'm listening to the MicroStack as I type this. Straight USB input into the DAC then on to the Amp via a Cardas patch. Listening to an old vinyl...
Posted by JCT, on Apr 1, 2006 at 03:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Office 2004 works great on my MBP. JT 1,395 Views / 21 Replies  
Office 2004 works great on my MBP.

JT
Posted by JCT, on Mar 28, 2006 at 07:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmmm. The Bithead also acts as an external... 791 Views / 9 Replies  
Hmmm. The Bithead also acts as an external soundcard, right? Are you bypassing (or attempting to) the MBP soundcard?

I own a Headroom Microstack (amp + DAC) -- if I get a chance I will hook the...
Posted by JCT, on Mar 22, 2006 at 04:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a neoprene lined case from these guys... 7,364 Views / 28 Replies  
I have a neoprene lined case from these guys http://www.sfbags.com . Well-made stuff, fits the MBP like a glove.

JT
Posted by JCT, on Mar 20, 2006 at 12:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Daniel, I saw the same and "started" to kick... 1,548 Views / 19 Replies  
Daniel,

I saw the same and "started" to kick myself (my husband just surprised me with a "stock" 2.0 MBP), but was halted in the midst of my self flagellation by my better half who immediately...
Posted by JCT, on Mar 13, 2006 at 09:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hah! You guys haven't heard anything until... 1,943 Views / 6 Replies  
Hah! You guys haven't heard anything until you've had to sit near my wretched Voodoo M460 laptop --- had to stop using it in meetings because it annoyed people! :rolleyes:

JT
Posted by JCT, on Mar 11, 2006 at 05:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Really? Certainly is easier... you can tell... 523 Views / 2 Replies  
Really?

Certainly is easier... you can tell I come from a PC building background where that approach is absolutely verboten.

Thanks,

JT
Posted by JCT, on Feb 11, 2006 at 03:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Agreed. It's one of the only reasons I keep a PC... 1,314 Views / 26 Replies  
Agreed. It's one of the only reasons I keep a PC around.

JT
Posted by JCT, on Feb 11, 2006 at 12:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Best way to "swap" machines? 523 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi guys,

Quick question. I have a Sawtooth working as a mediaserver -- uograded to 1 Ghz with a Sonnet CPU, and has 3 HDD (One ATA and two SATA via a Firmtek card). This machine is running great...
Posted by JCT, on Feb 11, 2006 at 09:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
Did you click on the "Forums" and scroll down a... 1,314 Views / 26 Replies  
Did you click on the "Forums" and scroll down a little? Card Flashing Forum (http://strangedogs.proboards40.com/index.cgi?board=experiments)

The FAQ thread gives all the info you should need. ...
Posted by JCT, on Feb 8, 2006 at 10:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think they still have some life in them. I... 1,182 Views / 16 Replies  
I think they still have some life in them.

I just received a "gift" B&W G3 450 Mhz -- scrounged enough RAM to bring it to 768, added a SATA card a two 80 GB drives and now have a perfectly good...
Posted by JCT, on Feb 8, 2006 at 07:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
I found that adding a PCI SATA card and a fast... 1,314 Views / 26 Replies  
I found that adding a PCI SATA card and a fast hard drive made a *big* difference in performance on my DA.


The other advantage to this approach is that you can move the card and hard drive to a...
Posted by JCT, on Feb 7, 2006 at 09:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have found this site very useful for info on... 1,314 Views / 26 Replies  
I have found this site very useful for info on flashing PC-based cards to Mac:

Strangedogs (http://www.strangedogs.com) . Just head to the forums and check out the FAQ.


You should definitely...
Posted by JCT, on Feb 6, 2006 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I recently upgraded a "gift" G3 almost exactly... 954 Views / 15 Replies  
I recently upgraded a "gift" G3 almost exactly like Ryan's -- it is now a fileserver in my lab.

I tried to use mostly parts that I had lying around -- the only real money investment was a SATA...
Posted by JCT, on Feb 5, 2006 at 11:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Oh, no doubt. And to be perfectly honest, my... 1,286 Views / 22 Replies  
Oh, no doubt. And to be perfectly honest, my little guy has been chugging along using Garageband on his iBook with his keyboard for the past several months. Figured it was only fair to let him try...
Posted by JCT, on Feb 2, 2006 at 10:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's pretty impressive, Todd. Interestingly... 1,286 Views / 22 Replies  
That's pretty impressive, Todd. Interestingly enough, whenever we go to the Apple Store -- my son high-tails it over to one of the Midi keyboard setups, dragging him off is non-trivial.


I've...
Posted by JCT, on Feb 1, 2006 at 05:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Very true these days as the used machines hold... 1,286 Views / 22 Replies  
Very true these days as the used machines hold their value while the cost of the new Macs has definitely headed downwards -- makes the cost differential very tough to justify.

Breaking this...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 30, 2006 at 07:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
Very true -- I also qualify for the academic... 1,286 Views / 22 Replies  
Very true -- I also qualify for the academic discount, every little bit helps. Think I will hold tight for Rev B, just to be sure.

Part of this is my endless hardware fiddling habit (brought...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 28, 2006 at 08:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
emark, That is a great and *lucid*... 1,286 Views / 22 Replies  
emark,

That is a great and *lucid* breakdown -- just the sort of info that I was trying to sort out! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Interestingly, my original thought had been to boost my Sawtooth (that...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 28, 2006 at 04:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
LOL, hey did my boy pay you guys off so he could... 1,286 Views / 22 Replies  
LOL, hey did my boy pay you guys off so he could get an iMac? :D

Ah well, guess I'll sit tight, and pick up a Presonus Inspire 1394 or Firebox for sound input into the Quad. And we'll just keep...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 28, 2006 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
You may be right, I must say that especially for... 1,286 Views / 22 Replies  
You may be right, I must say that especially for us relatively new Mac Users, the period from 2001 - 2003 is rather confusing!

JT
Posted by JCT, on Jan 28, 2006 at 11:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
Buy my boy a Dual 1Ghz QS for music? 1,286 Views / 22 Replies  
Hi all,

My son has discovered Garageband and Sibelius and we are starting to fight over *my* Quad. I have a Sawtooth + 800Ghz upgrade that we use as a media server, but I don't want to give it...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 28, 2006 at 08:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: My main Powermac is my new Quad + 7800GT with 7GB... 10,630 Views / 86 Replies  
My main Powermac is my new Quad + 7800GT with 7GB RAM (has a Raptor for boot and a Hitachi 500 GB for everything else --- until the PCIe SATA cards arrive to hook up the external enclosures.

...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 11, 2006 at 11:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey wayfarer, Mostly tons of graphic work... 973 Views / 10 Replies  
Hey wayfarer,

Mostly tons of graphic work with very large input files (high res scientific images) -- the main reason I pack my machines is that I am never doing just one thing at a time --...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 8, 2006 at 11:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Enjoy your new machine! I've had my 17" PB... 973 Views / 10 Replies  
Enjoy your new machine!

I've had my 17" PB for 18 months and it has been one of the best computers I have ever owned (PC or Mac). I am in the process of switching from a desktop PC to a G5 at...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 8, 2006 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I like the Mercury Elites from OWC... 509 Views / 10 Replies  
I like the Mercury Elites from OWC (eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MOTGFW/).

I always travel with one, they have good ventilation and come with an AC adapter -- useful in case...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 4, 2006 at 08:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi there, I recently upgraded the HDD and... 638 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi there,

I recently upgraded the HDD and optical drive in my lab iBook (800 Mhz G4 version). It was an old EDU version that only had a CDROM :brick: , so it really needed the upgrade.
...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 3, 2006 at 10:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hold on to your iBook and enjoy it -- it's a... 1,782 Views / 21 Replies  
Hold on to your iBook and enjoy it -- it's a super introduction to the Mac "side" and it is as stable as a rock. There are bound to be bumps in the road with the transition to the Intel side --...
Posted by JCT, on Jan 2, 2006 at 04:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with tooki. The non-refurb machine... 721 Views / 8 Replies  
I agree with tooki.

The non-refurb machine should easily last you 4-5 years, so a $250 investment spread out over that time frame is not so bad. And having the most recent hardware when you are...
Posted by JCT, on Dec 13, 2005 at 12:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ah, thanks for the heads-up, Jason. I'll admit... 8,536 Views / 120 Replies  
Ah, thanks for the heads-up, Jason. I'll admit that I checked it a couple of times today to see if it had left. I would have gone nuts if I didn't know it was "normal" to not see updates... :brick: ...
Posted by JCT, on Dec 7, 2005 at 09:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hooray! Mine finally shipped today --... 8,536 Views / 120 Replies  
Hooray!

Mine finally shipped today -- original ship date was Dec 26th, so this was a very pleasant suprise.

Now I get to watch FedEx like a hawk.

JT
Posted by JCT, on Dec 6, 2005 at 08:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Whoa, talk about an early Christmas! But I... 8,536 Views / 120 Replies  
Whoa, talk about an early Christmas!

But I remember (very fondly) picking up my Dual 2.5 and new 23" ACD last year..great fun!

JT
Posted by JCT, on Nov 28, 2005 at 04:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just spoke with my EDU rep and my Quad (with... 8,536 Views / 120 Replies  
I just spoke with my EDU rep and my Quad (with the 7800GT) is now scheduled to be shipped out on Dec 13th (original date was the 26th). :)

Looks like I will have to volunteer" to be the one who...
Posted by JCT, on Nov 28, 2005 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Beats my December 26th date :brick: JT 8,536 Views / 120 Replies  
Beats my December 26th date :brick:

JT
Posted by JCT, on Nov 14, 2005 at 05:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
LOL, not a tough decision in the least! Wow, 2... 26,862 Views / 169 Replies  
LOL, not a tough decision in the least! Wow, 2 weeks --- getting close!

Can't wait to hear your report when it arrives.

JT
Posted by JCT, on Nov 3, 2005 at 07:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
I recently swapped in a 60GB Seagate Momentus... 914 Views / 19 Replies  
I recently swapped in a 60GB Seagate Momentus 5400 RPM HDD into my G4 800 iBook --has worked great.

JT
Posted by JCT, on Nov 2, 2005 at 12:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, the three days is only for the single dual... 26,862 Views / 169 Replies  
No, the three days is only for the single dual cores. The Dual Duals still come up as 3-4 weeks with the standard card and 6-8 with the 7800GT.

JT
Posted by JCT, on Nov 1, 2005 at 07:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
I bit...ordered a Quad + 7800GT and Aperture. ... 26,862 Views / 169 Replies  
I bit...ordered a Quad + 7800GT and Aperture.

Estimated Delvery Date of 26 Dec , but I can wait. I think.

JT
Posted by JCT, on Oct 30, 2005 at 07:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Is it new and never used? If so, then it sounds... 902 Views / 9 Replies  
Is it new and never used? If so, then it sounds like more of a collector's item and then the price is not ridiculous.

If you just want a Cube to use and enjoy, head over to Ebay, prices have...
Posted by JCT, on Sep 8, 2005 at 07:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
I wasn't kidding, this question *is* radioactive.... 626 Views / 4 Replies  
I wasn't kidding, this question *is* radioactive. No one seems to have an opinion!

:brick: LOL

JT
Posted by JCT, on Aug 24, 2005 at 12:34 PM, in Applications
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