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I agree, have been smiling as I read. I... 485 Views / 38 Replies  
I agree, have been smiling as I read. I appreciate the OP throwing out these topics, which to his credit, seem able to get some decent interaction going here.

Now, as to cooking, both my wife and...
Posted by jmiddel, on Yesterday at 09:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It took a complete uninstall and- and re- install... 571 Views / 26 Replies  
It took a complete uninstall and- and re- install of Office and a rebuild of Outlook's database to clear the problem. I think maybe just rebuilding the DB would have sufficed, since that is where the...
Posted by jmiddel, on Jul 7, 2014 at 09:43 PM, in Mac OS X
Talked to MS support, they have not fixed it yet,... 571 Views / 26 Replies  
Talked to MS support, they have not fixed it yet, despite a complete reinstall of Office. The tech found the line at the bottom as a indicator of something wrong, but didn't know what it meant....
Posted by jmiddel, on Jul 5, 2014 at 08:25 PM, in Mac OS X
I have a user account just for this, called... 571 Views / 26 Replies  
I have a user account just for this, called 'Test', and Safari quit on launch. Just to be clear, I did not upgrade anything within 24 hours of this problem. Safari got upped with 10.9.4 which I...
Posted by jmiddel, on Jul 5, 2014 at 03:56 PM, in Mac OS X
All of what you said is agreed upon and done. I... 571 Views / 26 Replies  
All of what you said is agreed upon and done. I have not upgraded anything since the last OS update some days ago, a bit before this problem arose. This update required a restart, so all apps were...
Posted by jmiddel, on Jul 5, 2014 at 01:59 AM, in Mac OS X
Outlook and Safari crash at launch 571 Views / 26 Replies  
Last night, at last email check, I noticed a warning from Outlook which said "Outlook must quit due to an error...." and I've been unable to relaunch it. This morning Safari Unexpectedly Quit, and...
Posted by jmiddel, on Jul 4, 2014 at 07:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Yessss! A backlit keyboard 498 Views / 2 Replies  
What a treat for sore eye. Been using the superb Apple KB for years, always wishing that I could see the letters like I can on my MBP. Being a terrible non touch typist I need all the help I can get,...
Posted by jmiddel, on Apr 7, 2014 at 02:04 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes, BT off also. 211 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, BT off also.
Posted by jmiddel, on Mar 28, 2014 at 01:34 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPad Air 15% battery/hour use 211 Views / 2 Replies  
Is it normal to use 15% of battery per hour? It wasn't this bad before 7.1. More like 10%.
Posted by jmiddel, on Mar 27, 2014 at 01:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I use SuperDuper. 497 Views / 8 Replies  
I use SuperDuper.
Posted by jmiddel, on Mar 26, 2014 at 01:06 AM, in Applications
Table radio squeals with Mini input, silent with MBP 147 Views / 0 Replies  
I got a Polk iSonic for my computer. When attached to my Mini through either audio out or via usb DAC it squeals when set to AUX at 38 +-5 db around 1K hz. Same from my wife's Mini audio out. Her MB...
Posted by jmiddel, on Mar 19, 2014 at 09:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I remember this being and issue with past MBs and... 2,818 Views / 65 Replies  
I remember this being and issue with past MBs and MBPs, which is why I never put them to sleep. You could post the console output, maybe someone can sort it out.
Posted by jmiddel, on Mar 18, 2014 at 08:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
There is widespread consensus amongst those in... 635 Views / 46 Replies  
There is widespread consensus amongst those in the know that with current Mac OSs you don't need regular maintenance, I only use DW or TTP if I'm having a problem, which is very seldom. The OS...
Posted by jmiddel, on Mar 18, 2014 at 08:06 PM, in Applications
That is sweet! I've Cary Audio gear and loved it. 695 Views / 32 Replies  
That is sweet! I've Cary Audio gear and loved it.
Posted by jmiddel, on Feb 13, 2014 at 08:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just creeped out by Google/Nest and Apple is doing this!? 207 Views / 3 Replies  
Apple Researching Automatic Mood Assessment for Targeted Ad Delivery - Mac Rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/2014/01/23/mood-based-ad-delivery/)

So now our very moods will be tracked in realtime....
Posted by jmiddel, on Jan 23, 2014 at 09:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I just migrated my wife's Mini from Snow Leopard... 843 Views / 30 Replies  
I just migrated my wife's Mini from Snow Leopard to Mavericks without a hitch. Apple is really trying to get everyone up to speed with this free upgrade, so it's is compatible all the way back to...
Posted by jmiddel, on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Use Migration assistant to transfer everything to... 843 Views / 30 Replies  
Use Migration assistant to transfer everything to the new computer. Office 08 and 11 work fine, and Apple's software is of course backwards compatible, all browsers will have your bookmarks, it will...
Posted by jmiddel, on Jan 14, 2014 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I like that question, Peter. To surf in the ocean... 300 Views / 8 Replies  
I like that question, Peter. To surf in the ocean seems to me, non-surfer, to imply putting oneself in a position of both knowing the waves, and the unpredictability of nature, a situation of...
Posted by jmiddel, on Jan 10, 2014 at 03:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Did you try to buy before going to your account... 334 Views / 16 Replies  
Did you try to buy before going to your account and doing as Spheric suggests?
Posted by jmiddel, on Jan 9, 2014 at 09:25 PM, in Applications
Thank you Steve. That worked great. I'd never... 188 Views / 2 Replies  
Thank you Steve. That worked great. I'd never heard of Display Menu, very useful, and free!
Posted by jmiddel, on Jan 9, 2014 at 08:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
post Mavericks monitor resolution wrong 188 Views / 2 Replies  
Upgraded wife to 10.9.1, since then her 24" 1920x1080 monitor does not display proper res. In Prefs, the Preferred res is 800x600, max scaled res is 1600x1200. It worked fine in SL. The monitor's...
Posted by jmiddel, on Jan 8, 2014 at 01:22 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Out of curiosity, why not just upgrade to 10.9?... 323 Views / 4 Replies  
Out of curiosity, why not just upgrade to 10.9? It is free.
Posted by jmiddel, on Dec 26, 2013 at 02:40 PM, in Mac OS X
You may have to call Apple Support. What's on the... 385 Views / 5 Replies  
You may have to call Apple Support. What's on the screen when it denies you to login?
Posted by jmiddel, on Dec 3, 2013 at 09:24 PM, in Mac OS X
Migration assistant will move the mail folder... 222 Views / 2 Replies  
Migration assistant will move the mail folder along with everything else to your new drive.
Posted by jmiddel, on Nov 8, 2013 at 01:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Just found this: TidBITS: Mail in Mavericks... 294 Views / 3 Replies  
Just found this: TidBITS: Mail in Mavericks Changes the Gmail Equation (http://tidbits.com/article/14219)
Posted by jmiddel, on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:39 PM, in Applications
Twerking in space….awesome:) 524 Views / 12 Replies  
Twerking in space….awesome:)
Posted by jmiddel, on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
See here: Concerns rise on OS X Mavericks'... 294 Views / 3 Replies  
See here: Concerns rise on OS X Mavericks' Gmail compatibility | ZDNet (http://www.zdnet.com/concerns-rise-on-os-x-mavericks-gmail-compatibility-7000022481/)
Posted by jmiddel, on Oct 30, 2013 at 09:21 PM, in Applications
I like angelmb's suggestion. If it has a UK... 981 Views / 14 Replies  
I like angelmb's suggestion. If it has a UK keyboard, it looks like it was bought there.
Posted by jmiddel, on Oct 30, 2013 at 07:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's a great way to put it. Ephemera,... 448 Views / 18 Replies  
That's a great way to put it. Ephemera, transitory puffs of smoke, with significant ripples effects.
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 30, 2013 at 12:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh no, the UI is pretty much fixed, Apple does... 1,738 Views / 2 Replies  
Oh no, the UI is pretty much fixed, Apple does not want users to have control of it, lest we break something.
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 29, 2013 at 11:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I have a FB and Linkedin accounts, but never use... 448 Views / 18 Replies  
I have a FB and Linkedin accounts, but never use them. Just don't feel a need to share my life beyond a close circle of friends, with whom emailing texting and phoning is much more satisfying, it...
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 29, 2013 at 04:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
He he, these a-holes think they are sooo smart! 440 Views / 3 Replies  
He he, these a-holes think they are sooo smart!
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 29, 2013 at 04:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've never heard of a 24" Retina display. But I... 3,327 Views / 80 Replies  
I've never heard of a 24" Retina display. But I would recommend a 27" 2560 x 1440 display, it's like the iMac 27" and to me it looks as good as my iPad/Phone's Retina. Monoprice makes a model that...
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 29, 2013 at 04:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Great! The reason I recommended duplication was... 355 Views / 4 Replies  
Great! The reason I recommended duplication was in case the file you working with gets damaged you still have a pristine copy.
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 29, 2013 at 04:02 PM, in Applications
Duplicate your file, then let Yoast do its thing... 355 Views / 4 Replies  
Duplicate your file, then let Yoast do its thing and see what happens.
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 28, 2013 at 02:48 PM, in Applications
Everything works fine on my devices. Try turning... 1,826 Views / 16 Replies  
Everything works fine on my devices. Try turning yours off by holding the top switch down until you get asked to swipe a red thingy if you want to power down, do that and wait a minute, then turn it...
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 28, 2013 at 02:44 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No! according to VZ my wife's C was to ship... 494 Views / 3 Replies  
No! according to VZ my wife's C was to ship Friday 20th and so far, nada. It was in stock, according to them. Is Verizon experiencing a cluster***k?
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 27, 2013 at 12:57 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Anyway to remove dock b/g in iOS7 1,738 Views / 2 Replies  
Just upgraded to 7, actually like it, except for the Dock background, which is a visual cut, it makes the screen look smaller. Is there anyway to make the b/g transparent? Have googled this and...
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 27, 2013 at 12:40 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I love iMessage, have it set to use sms for non... 1,701 Views / 47 Replies  
I love iMessage, have it set to use sms for non iUsers. It's so easy to have a daylong conversation without interrupting my work.
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 27, 2013 at 12:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
In Preferences/Security is 'Allow all other... 260 Views / 4 Replies  
In Preferences/Security is 'Allow all other Plug-ins' checked?
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 19, 2013 at 08:14 PM, in Mac OS X
rats! there has to be a browser that that works... 1,343 Views / 19 Replies  
rats! there has to be a browser that that works without the Google taint. Opera?
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 13, 2013 at 01:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Have you tried yahoo in Chrome or Firefox? I... 1,343 Views / 19 Replies  
Have you tried yahoo in Chrome or Firefox? I understand why you like yahoo, my best friend has it and when he checks his email all sorts of interesting stuff pops up.
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 12, 2013 at 09:13 PM, in Mac OS X
'A bigger "edge-to-edge" screen' would be my only... 1,863 Views / 123 Replies  
'A bigger "edge-to-edge" screen' would be my only desire. People seem to want innovation for its own sake, no matter how good a product is. I have the 4s, and having held the 5, it's a nice...
Posted by jmiddel, on Sep 10, 2013 at 09:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The problem is, that whenever I listen to... 857 Views / 10 Replies  
The problem is, that whenever I listen to youtube, flash is needed, and swap files accumulate. Since my last post on 6/29, 25Gs of them. The problem, when I start in Single User, is with...
Posted by jmiddel, on Jul 23, 2013 at 11:55 PM, in Mac OS X
The OP wrote 'date'. Sigourney Weaver, Scarlett... 2,218 Views / 67 Replies  
The OP wrote 'date'. Sigourney Weaver, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Thompson
Posted by jmiddel, on Jul 11, 2013 at 08:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks, it's done! 857 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks, it's done!
Posted by jmiddel, on Jul 3, 2013 at 09:36 PM, in Mac OS X
It was a couple of months since the last reboot,... 857 Views / 10 Replies  
It was a couple of months since the last reboot, but that's normal for me, and I've never had such an excess of swapfiles. Now, since I posted, which was right after the reboot, I have 11G of them in...
Posted by jmiddel, on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:52 PM, in Mac OS X
pendragon, thank you for your input. Actually... 292 Views / 4 Replies  
pendragon, thank you for your input. Actually not only did I not install RedQuits, I would not want it, just my pref:)

If it is a script, how do I find it?
Posted by jmiddel, on Jun 30, 2013 at 05:39 PM, in Mac OS X
reader, unfortunately It "does not support 3.5"... 517 Views / 17 Replies  
reader, unfortunately It "does not support 3.5" hard disk without power adapter & AC power cord". That would have been my preferred solution so I could recycle them. Most would do fine in a Linux...
Posted by jmiddel, on Jun 30, 2013 at 04:54 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Does baking a HD at 675 make it unreadable? 517 Views / 17 Replies  
Seriously, I have a dozen+ ancient ATA hard drives, 3.5, and no adapter to connect and individually erase each one. They have personal info, thus I want them unreadable. So my grill goes to about...
Posted by jmiddel, on Jun 30, 2013 at 02:15 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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