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It's really just what is also known as a... 7,483 Views / 14 Replies  
It's really just what is also known as a sub-domain. Have a peek in your address bar right now, and you'll hopefully see forums.macnn.com. When you wish to get to the main page of a site, it will be...
Posted by xGrape, on Jan 22, 2006 at 12:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mac and USB GPS receivers 303 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm thinking about getting a cheap USB GPS receiver and using it with Route 66 on my PowerBook when on the go. Reading on various forums, and on the Route 66 website, I get mixed information as to...
Posted by xGrape, on Jan 22, 2006 at 10:51 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Good books on Apple/Mac history? 479 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm thinking about picking up some books on Apple/Mac history, and right now Apple Confidential 2.0 and the Cult of Mac looks like two likely candidates. I want them to look good on the coffee table,...
Posted by xGrape, on Jan 22, 2006 at 08:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Awesome piece of software! Did exactly what I was... 666 Views / 2 Replies  
Awesome piece of software! Did exactly what I was looking for, and more! Thanks a bunch!
Posted by xGrape, on Nov 24, 2005 at 07:01 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Splitting vob-files? 666 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm trying to split vob files (recordings from my PVR), but have yet to find a Mac app that will let me do this (for free). Typically I would like to view the video and mark ins/outs when I see...
Posted by xGrape, on Nov 24, 2005 at 04:17 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Thanks thanks thanks! Exactly what I was looking... 330 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks thanks thanks! Exactly what I was looking for!
Posted by xGrape, on Aug 15, 2005 at 03:16 PM, in Networking
Sharing specified folders with Windows-machines 330 Views / 2 Replies  
I installed an app at some point which allowed me to defined which folders on my Mac to share with Windows-computers. But I can't remeber what it was called. Could anyone help?

Mac is running 10.4...
Posted by xGrape, on Aug 15, 2005 at 01:06 PM, in Networking
Thanks for all reports. I'm thinking of getting... 511 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for all reports. I'm thinking of getting the Samsung 1 GB module from OWC. It's supposedly the same one Apple supply - and from what I heard, Crucial use Samsungs chips in their modules. So...
Posted by xGrape, on Mar 20, 2005 at 07:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Crucial vs other memory 511 Views / 6 Replies  
What's you experience with memory and Macs? I'm thinking of adding a 1GB module to my 12" PB, but the prices vary a lot! Crucial is about twice the price of other brands, but I keep hearing it's the...
Posted by xGrape, on Mar 20, 2005 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was about to post my own similiar thread, so... 509 Views / 7 Replies  
I was about to post my own similiar thread, so I'll just add myself to this one :)

I'm currently using a Seagate drive, mounted in some cheap Taiwanese enclosure, based on the 8052 chipset. It's...
Posted by xGrape, on Jan 12, 2005 at 06:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's still in beta. So it looks like I will... 784 Views / 7 Replies  
It's still in beta.

So it looks like I will end up using a regular pair of headphones and the iSight. However, based on the results (haven't tried yet), I might purchase a Logitech USB headset.
...
Posted by xGrape, on Sep 5, 2004 at 06:06 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Headsets for Skype ++? 784 Views / 7 Replies  
So I have to set up some kind of audio input for use with Skype.

Right now I have an iSight that I could use, together with a headset. I'm just not sure if the quality of what I send would be as...
Posted by xGrape, on Sep 4, 2004 at 07:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mounting remote windows disks over VPN 261 Views / 0 Replies  
After grabbing the Cisco VPN client, I was able to connect to the University from my Mac, and route my internet through them. However I should also be able to access the disks on the server from my...
Posted by xGrape, on Aug 20, 2004 at 10:18 AM, in Networking
WD generally has high performace and low pricing,... 6,249 Views / 46 Replies  
WD generally has high performace and low pricing, but they make quite som noise compared to other drives. So if you want your Mac to be as quiet as possible I would rather consider disks from Maxtor...
Posted by xGrape, on Aug 15, 2004 at 06:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
MacComic.com: A Collaborative Web Comic 316 Views / 1 Replies  
Well, the site isn't too interesting at the moment. What I hope to make of the website: a collaborative web comic. A web comic with multiple authors, multiple styles.

The idea:
A Mac-related web...
Posted by xGrape, on Aug 13, 2004 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
App for measuring (transfer) speed on local network? 308 Views / 2 Replies  
Is there any (free) software for measuring the speed of a local network?

I currently have 2 iMacs and a PowerBook hooked up to a 3com router, the iMacs with 100mbit ethernet, the PowerBook using...
Posted by xGrape, on Aug 9, 2004 at 11:38 AM, in Applications
Compressing a movie for web - quality/filesize? 438 Views / 3 Replies  
I've finished up a 15 minute project in iMovie (no need to complain about choice of tools, I've fought my way through it). Now I want to publish it to my website, like many of my other movies. Space...
Posted by xGrape, on Aug 8, 2004 at 03:14 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I was wondering the same thing... mPlayer seems... 1,349 Views / 3 Replies  
I was wondering the same thing...
mPlayer seems to recognize the file-type, but won't play it. There might be a plug-in for it though, but I have yet to find a solution...
Posted by xGrape, on Aug 8, 2004 at 03:05 PM, in Applications
Sticky: Re: Well... 1,077,764 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Yeah, I need to clean it up some day. Its definetely on my to-do list. Thanks for the tips.
Posted by xGrape, on Jun 19, 2004 at 04:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: http://www.xgrape.net/misc_images/mymacs_big.jpg ... 1,077,764 Views / 4,110 Replies  
http://www.xgrape.net/misc_images/mymacs_big.jpg

Same Mac (quite early in the thread), but new desk and reorganizing. My cable mess is HUGE though... a closeup could be in place, but I leave you...
Posted by xGrape, on Jun 19, 2004 at 02:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Original FP iMac - DVD-R or DVD+R? 316 Views / 1 Replies  
Did the first flat-panel SuperDrive iMac (800) come with a DVD-R or DVD+R drive? I see some stores selling DVD-R media in both - and + format.

System profiler says my model is a: PIONEER DVD-RW...
Posted by xGrape, on Apr 10, 2004 at 01:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
PowerBook + T68i as modem - disconnecting after few seonds idle 402 Views / 8 Replies  
Im using a 12" PowerBook and a SonyEricsson T68i as a modem for it. Using the built-in Bluetooth adapter in the PowerBook. It works, but I get disconnected after a few seconds (or perhaps like 30...
Posted by xGrape, on Jan 12, 2004 at 01:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
How do you think I spent new years eve?? (no I... 623 Views / 1 Replies  
How do you think I spent new years eve?? (no I wasn't alone) :D

http://www.xgrape.net/images/new_years_halo.jpg

28" Fun :D Yes, it really was cool, and it certainly looked better. There seems...
Posted by xGrape, on Jan 5, 2004 at 08:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I keep most of the apps that I use "once in a... 64,645 Views / 723 Replies  
I keep most of the apps that I use "once in a while" in my dock, so yes, it's a bit big. In the OS9 days I kept all my apps in sub-folders of the Apple menu, and even though I use FruitMenu now, I...
Posted by xGrape, on Dec 30, 2003 at 08:57 AM, in Mac OS X
Wrong thumbnail for image previews in Finder 535 Views / 0 Replies  
Anyone else have this problem with Panther?

Sometimes when selecting an image in Finder, using the column view, the preview that pops up is showing the wrong file. Opening the image will reveal...
Posted by xGrape, on Dec 29, 2003 at 02:12 PM, in Mac OS X
http://www.xgrape.net/etc/desktop_thumb.jpg... 64,645 Views / 723 Replies  
http://www.xgrape.net/etc/desktop_thumb.jpg (http://www.xgrape.net/etc/desktop.jpg)
Posted by xGrape, on Dec 29, 2003 at 02:04 PM, in Mac OS X
I had the same problem today/yeserday, and I was... 465 Views / 2 Replies  
I had the same problem today/yeserday, and I was about to go mad. "No, no, can't be" I kept telling myself. "Must... not... do... clean install...". I re-installed Dreamweaver, searched all over my...
Posted by xGrape, on Dec 22, 2003 at 06:37 AM, in Applications
Windows File Sharing won't turn on 303 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm trying to hook my PowerBook running OSX 10.2.8 up to a Windows network (only a couple computers, but using a switch - PCs running Win2000 / XP).

When I go to the Sharing pane in System Prefs....
Posted by xGrape, on Nov 4, 2003 at 12:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: http://www.xgrape.net/etc/pb_setup.jpg My new... 1,077,764 Views / 4,110 Replies  
http://www.xgrape.net/etc/pb_setup.jpg
My new 12" PowerBook. JBL Creature speakers and Logitech MX500 mouse.
Posted by xGrape, on Nov 3, 2003 at 06:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
USB card readers and "ram-drives" - everything for the Mac? 342 Views / 3 Replies  
Can I use any USB memory card reader or ram-based usb drive on my Mac without installing any additional drivers? MacOS X of course. Just checking in case someone bought something that didn't work :)
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 23, 2003 at 01:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
About 8 seconds on my 800MHz iMac, 512 MB RAM.... 9,506 Views / 49 Replies  
About 8 seconds on my 800MHz iMac, 512 MB RAM. And with 7 other apps running, including iTunes.

Moving around the window with the fake-looking drawer open isn't smooth, but you generally never...
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 11, 2003 at 01:56 PM, in Applications
Good question. Lets all send hate-mail to TNT. ... 14,280 Views / 302 Replies  
Good question. Lets all send hate-mail to TNT.

8 days since mine left Taiwan, and it still ain't here. I'm not worried though. This is normal...
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 10, 2003 at 02:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine is in Norway, and has been for the last 24... 14,280 Views / 302 Replies  
Mine is in Norway, and has been for the last 24 hours. Too bad it didn't arrive today. Now, it'll probably be here Monday. Too bad I'm leaving Sunday and won't be home for another 3 weeks... man I...
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 10, 2003 at 09:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I couldn't agree more. What I am complaining... 7,388 Views / 152 Replies  
I couldn't agree more.

What I am complaining about though, is not the fact we have to pay (heck, I'll get my free copy through ADC anyway) - but the fact that PowerBook users and G5 users are...
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 8, 2003 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bleh, this is ridiculus. One thing would be... 7,388 Views / 152 Replies  
Bleh, this is ridiculus.

One thing would be that you had to order today, or later - but letting all G5 owners get it, regardless of purchase date? Why? The PowerBooks were released like 2 weeks...
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 8, 2003 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine just left Luxembourg yesterday, at 10.06 :D ... 14,280 Views / 302 Replies  
Mine just left Luxembourg yesterday, at 10.06 :D

Oh well, still not trackable through TNT...
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 8, 2003 at 07:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Although I haven't tried this myself yet, you... 455 Views / 5 Replies  
Although I haven't tried this myself yet, you could try this little software:

http://www.novamedia.de/pages_e/e_mhs_mac.html
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 7, 2003 at 04:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Obviously you would want to max it all out. Like... 509 Views / 11 Replies  
Obviously you would want to max it all out. Like me though, you need to prioritize.

I opted for a 60 GB HD and 2x256 MB RAM.

The extra money for the 60 GB HD is well worth it if you ask me....
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 7, 2003 at 09:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The Logitech MX500 mouse was the first item to... 14,280 Views / 302 Replies  
The Logitech MX500 mouse was the first item to arrive in Lux. - from Holland. Then the PB - from Taiwan. Oh well, still waiting for the Creature speakers and carrying case though...

Any...
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 7, 2003 at 06:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Same here! Just arrived in Luxembourg today!... 14,280 Views / 302 Replies  
Same here! Just arrived in Luxembourg today! Whoooo. Only, I will need to get it in the coming week, or I'll have to wait another 3 weeks to pick it up. It's being sent to my home address, and well,...
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 5, 2003 at 11:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The New 12" Gaming Performance Thread 338 Views / 0 Replies  
For those of you lucky enough to have the new 12" PowerBook: care to post gaming performance here?

I figured it would be better to have it all in one thread, instead of cluttering up all the...
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 5, 2003 at 08:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
For those of you who already got your new 12"... 14,280 Views / 302 Replies  
For those of you who already got your new 12" PowerBook - were they BTO models or just the default ones? Also, anyone from Europe got their BTO orders?

I feel so left out in the cold... :cry:
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 4, 2003 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I ordered mine only a couple hours after its... 14,280 Views / 302 Replies  
I ordered mine only a couple hours after its release, and it's still in Taiwan... :(

It shipped on Thursday, and yesterday (Friday) I got a mail from Apple telling me:

"We are happy to advise...
Posted by xGrape, on Oct 4, 2003 at 09:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ordered mine only a couple hours after the... 2,240 Views / 30 Replies  
Ordered mine only a couple hours after the release (AppleStore Europe), and today they told me it would ship this week, and to allow a further 4-7 days for shipment. I added a larger hard drive and...
Posted by xGrape, on Sep 29, 2003 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
.dmg-files under OS9? 291 Views / 6 Replies  
Is there are way to use .dmg disc images under OS9?

I am not interested in burning out the images under OSX, or using some unsupported beta of Disc Copy, but rather either mount them under OS9, or...
Posted by xGrape, on May 14, 2002 at 01:19 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
 
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