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Just updated my MBP from 10.5.6 while in... 5,345 Views / 95 Replies  
Just updated my MBP from 10.5.6 while in clamshell, no problems.. Although after restarting the OS X Welcome video & registration prompt came up (??).

Download was pretty quick for me, I guess all...
Posted by shrugs*, on May 13, 2009 at 12:26 AM, in Mac OS X
SynergyKVM allows a computer's mouse/keyboard to... 2,123 Views / 6 Replies  
SynergyKVM allows a computer's mouse/keyboard to control another systems.. kind of like having a master/slave setup (siamese twins vs a two headed man).

So with one point of control & the...
Posted by shrugs*, on May 12, 2009 at 04:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just played through Braid yesterday (Boot... 1,332 Views / 18 Replies  
Just played through Braid yesterday (Boot Camp)... my mind has been blown, what an awesome title.
Posted by shrugs*, on May 12, 2009 at 03:53 AM, in Gaming
Hah, those are always great moments. I work... 706 Views / 4 Replies  
Hah, those are always great moments.

I work in IT (Lenovo/HPs galore) but regularly use my MBP at the office.... oddly enough, I encounter more grouchiness than anything else.

"See, I told you...
Posted by shrugs*, on May 12, 2009 at 03:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you have a second computer around and are only... 2,123 Views / 6 Replies  
If you have a second computer around and are only doing basic dualing tasks, synergykvm is a pretty neat app.
Posted by shrugs*, on May 12, 2009 at 03:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Unibody Macbook = closest thing we're getting to... 3,115 Views / 60 Replies  
Unibody Macbook = closest thing we're getting to a 12" Pbook replacement. I think it'll still thrive.

When I purchased my White Macbook in late 07, I would've absolutely spent the extra few bucks...
Posted by shrugs*, on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Are you in Canada? Pricing sounds en par with the... 464 Views / 3 Replies  
Are you in Canada? Pricing sounds en par with the US/CDN store differences.

I picked up the refurb 2.5ghz MBP last month and swapped out the hard drive and ram from my Macbook.

I'm not the...
Posted by shrugs*, on Jan 21, 2009 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree, my old Macbook was used almost... 645 Views / 10 Replies  
I agree, my old Macbook was used almost exclusively as a road warrior companion and I didn't run into the issue. However the corners of the top lid had hairline cracks after the first year.. but...
Posted by shrugs*, on Jan 20, 2009 at 09:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
8800 will play current gen titles pretty well, as... 595 Views / 4 Replies  
8800 will play current gen titles pretty well, as in Medium-High settings at native resolution, from what I've seen (Far Cry 2, Dead Space, Left 4 Dead [and other Valve releases], Fallout 3 and COD5).
Posted by shrugs*, on Jan 20, 2009 at 09:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm another happy refurb owner, purchased my MBP... 630 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm another happy refurb owner, purchased my MBP about 4 weeks ago.
Posted by shrugs*, on Jan 12, 2009 at 03:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If it's just for Quickbooks I'd recommend using... 734 Views / 14 Replies  
If it's just for Quickbooks I'd recommend using Parallels.
Posted by shrugs*, on Dec 18, 2008 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I went from a 13" MB to a 15" MBP and it was a... 1,463 Views / 38 Replies  
I went from a 13" MB to a 15" MBP and it was a significant change for me. If it were just display size OR display resolution I don't think it would matter.. but with both I actually find myself not...
Posted by shrugs*, on Dec 16, 2008 at 06:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Add a Time Capsule or another form of external... 584 Views / 13 Replies  
Add a Time Capsule or another form of external backup to anything you end up getting. And then add another layer of external backups.

Redundancy makes baby jesus smile.
Posted by shrugs*, on Dec 1, 2008 at 12:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah hah! I *thought* my Macbook had better... 755 Views / 17 Replies  
Ah hah! I *thought* my Macbook had better nap-time manners before I installed my new hard drive-- now I remember changing this with my old setup and not doing it with my current setup. Thanks :)
Posted by shrugs*, on Nov 30, 2008 at 11:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like the login/unlock screen after coming... 755 Views / 17 Replies  
Sounds like the login/unlock screen after coming out of sleep.

My Macbook does the same thing.... alot. I haven't found a solid procedure (it's a shitshoot most days), but normally I'll pull the...
Posted by shrugs*, on Nov 15, 2008 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've noticed this with my MB, I believe it's just... 404 Views / 5 Replies  
I've noticed this with my MB, I believe it's just the LCD 'warming up'.
Posted by shrugs*, on Nov 10, 2008 at 02:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My MB spends ~15hrs clamshell and ~5hrs... 1,882 Views / 2 Replies  
My MB spends ~15hrs clamshell and ~5hrs free-range everyday: no overheating problems and I do CPU-intensive work using a 7200RPM hard drive. Maybe check the logs via console for more evidence as to...
Posted by shrugs*, on Sep 30, 2008 at 06:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does your city have a craigslist or kijiji page? ... 2,933 Views / 4 Replies  
Does your city have a craigslist or kijiji page?

You could always post in the MacNN Marketplace :)
Posted by shrugs*, on Sep 30, 2008 at 05:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does the software include licenses? 448 Views / 6 Replies  
Does the software include licenses?
Posted by shrugs*, on Aug 10, 2008 at 02:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like the pb's treated you well so far, I'd... 515 Views / 10 Replies  
Sounds like the pb's treated you well so far, I'd go ahead and fix it. Sounds like, you really only need a new hard drive and some casing replacements. When you eventually do upgrade, a working...
Posted by shrugs*, on Jul 8, 2008 at 02:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's a Canadian model CB750SC (+50cc due to no... 97,698 Views / 172 Replies  
It's a Canadian model CB750SC (+50cc due to no Harley tariffs up north).

I have a thing for CBs. I've got a few more.
Posted by shrugs*, on May 13, 2008 at 07:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting statistics, I'm curious what the... 97,698 Views / 172 Replies  
Interesting statistics, I'm curious what the failure scope would be.

I'm a 22 year old part time corporate slave / full time student & hooligan ... the E suits my lifestyle well enough

(how my...
Posted by shrugs*, on May 13, 2008 at 01:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I was working in a warzone and the specs were... 781 Views / 20 Replies  
If I was working in a warzone and the specs were up to par, yes. Otherwise I'm happy with a proper backup schedule and replacing the notebook as necessary (especially at the +$1500 pricepoint--...
Posted by shrugs*, on May 13, 2008 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I like to use F6 for activating spaces and... 36,033 Views / 8 Replies  
I like to use F6 for activating spaces and normally leave F5 since it's inherited by most browsers as refresh.
Posted by shrugs*, on May 13, 2008 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like you shouldn't be working for someone... 661 Views / 21 Replies  
Sounds like you shouldn't be working for someone else.. :thumbsup:
Posted by shrugs*, on May 9, 2008 at 05:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sticky: Exciting-- new desk. ... 1,118,768 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Exciting-- new desk.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/2442351780_dba9f75495_o.jpg

And the old desk gets Sawtooth commission..
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3113/2441524865_201cd85e91_o.jpg
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 25, 2008 at 10:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Visual artifacts are sometimes signs of halting... 334 Views / 2 Replies  
Visual artifacts are sometimes signs of halting from overheating.

Is there a pattern at all to when it happens?

e.g.
Only when ..
- Using the external display
- Running a certain program
-...
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 24, 2008 at 03:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think some are overlooking "and it was fast... 2,697 Views / 39 Replies  
I think some are overlooking "and it was fast enough for me" when starting the PPC/Intel comparo.

IMO, notebook/user relationships are far more intimate than a desktop (mainly due to being...
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 24, 2008 at 02:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If it wasn't for the speed, I'd still have my 12"... 2,697 Views / 39 Replies  
If it wasn't for the speed, I'd still have my 12" PB today. I think about her everyday. I know where she lives... 2 owners later. I know. Where. She. Lives.

No, you're not crazy.
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 21, 2008 at 11:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
curious person++ I'm imagining the scene... 476 Views / 5 Replies  
curious person++

I'm imagining the scene from Metal Gear Solid when Snake meets Otacon... anyone know what I'm talking about?
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 16, 2008 at 12:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've experienced this maybe a dozen times since I... 1,766 Views / 4 Replies  
I've experienced this maybe a dozen times since I purchased my Macbook in December. I'd say about 10 of the dozen were caused from a combination of switching between usb keyboard and unplugging an...
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 16, 2008 at 12:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Macbook until it can't get my Adobe-itch off. ... 1,100 Views / 23 Replies  
Macbook until it can't get my Adobe-itch off.

My last notebook was a G4 PB 867. This may take a while.

edit: But if the pipe dream 12" PB replacement comes out in the meanwhile, I'll be...
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 14, 2008 at 11:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
SynergyKM with a wacom tablet? 755 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm currently trying to share the mouse/kb on my macbook (Leopard) with a Powermac (Tiger).

Using the 'latest' beta from sourceforge it's great-- but only with a normal mouse or the MB trackpad. ...
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 13, 2008 at 06:29 PM, in Applications
Good to know, thanks :thumbsup: 3,182 Views / 31 Replies  
Good to know, thanks :thumbsup:
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 9, 2008 at 08:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Showed up for my MB once I opened Software... 3,182 Views / 31 Replies  
Showed up for my MB once I opened Software Update... but others are waiting too
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 8, 2008 at 07:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have something similar on my MB.. it's only... 454 Views / 6 Replies  
I have something similar on my MB.. it's only noticeable with headphones, but if the rooms quiet enough (and I'm reaaaaaally paying attention) the speakers do it too. I've only noticed it when...
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 8, 2008 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2399714036_a45... 3,182 Views / 31 Replies  
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2399714036_a459a04f9e.jpg?v=0

I'm OK :)

FYI, my light began to flash before the long tone came.. I waited it out for the tone just to be safe.

This is...
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 8, 2008 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Installing right now just for kicks.. if I don't... 3,182 Views / 31 Replies  
Installing right now just for kicks.. if I don't post again... we'll all know why :)

here's what the installer says before you restart:
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 8, 2008 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
1 out of 1.7million isn't too bad when... 1,575 Views / 39 Replies  
1 out of 1.7million isn't too bad when referencing the ISO 'guidelines' :

ISO 13406-2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_13406-2)
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 8, 2008 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Willing to ship to up north? If so, how much are... 393 Views / 3 Replies  
Willing to ship to up north? If so, how much are we looking at for...

Postal code - L7M 4N4 (Ontario).

Cheers
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 3, 2008 at 01:03 AM, in Marketplace
Damn, NICE replacement!! Have fun :) 747 Views / 14 Replies  
Damn, NICE replacement!! Have fun :)
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 3, 2008 at 12:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been using a notebook as my main machine for... 7,585 Views / 43 Replies  
I've been using a notebook as my main machine for about 5 years. My Macbook travels with me about 1000km a week. Being a road warrior 80% of the time, it made sense to use the MB as my main system...
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 3, 2008 at 12:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Is OS X up to date? Try Firefox, Opera or Camino. 3,452 Views / 12 Replies  
Is OS X up to date? Try Firefox, Opera or Camino.
Posted by shrugs*, on Apr 2, 2008 at 03:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Check for 'Photo Booth' in Applications or... 82,987 Views / 3 Replies  
Check for 'Photo Booth' in Applications or through Spotlight.

iChat should be able to use it too.
Posted by shrugs*, on Mar 30, 2008 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Congrats on the new addition to the family :) ... 2,158 Views / 72 Replies  
Congrats on the new addition to the family :)

My jackapug (who know lives with the ex gf :()
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1434/1330011166_01ac441343.jpg?v=0

And my nephew :)...
Posted by shrugs*, on Mar 29, 2008 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mount some legs on the bottom and put an LCD with... 1,449 Views / 5 Replies  
Mount some legs on the bottom and put an LCD with glasstop above.

Greatest nightstand. Ever.
Posted by shrugs*, on Mar 29, 2008 at 01:18 PM, in Hardware Hacking
http://www.mrmartinweb.com/images/calculator/ti100... 1,575 Views / 39 Replies  
http://www.mrmartinweb.com/images/calculator/ti1000.jpg

Ti 1000? :stick:
Posted by shrugs*, on Mar 29, 2008 at 12:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you require a notebook? Just a thought,... 411 Views / 7 Replies  
Do you require a notebook?

Just a thought, since you're on a budget an iMac would provide better performance and much more workspace for nearly the same price.
Posted by shrugs*, on Mar 29, 2008 at 12:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm constantly traveling with my notebooks for... 1,575 Views / 39 Replies  
I'm constantly traveling with my notebooks for work/school. I do not mistreat my hardware, but I'm not going to treat a tool like a newborn baby :)

IMHO the plastic macs are above most PC...
Posted by shrugs*, on Mar 29, 2008 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've found Leopard was faster than Tiger on my G4... 987 Views / 6 Replies  
I've found Leopard was faster than Tiger on my G4 machines. You can doooooo it :)
Posted by shrugs*, on Mar 29, 2008 at 12:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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