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I find the matte/glossy argument very... 1,286 Views / 39 Replies  
I find the matte/glossy argument very entertaining. I'm not a graphics professional, but what I don't understand: if most graphics are now produced for digital media, wouldn't it behoove graphics...
Posted by hempcamp, on Oct 19, 2008 at 03:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I think the last generation MacBook Pros are... 1,009 Views / 29 Replies  
I think the last generation MacBook Pros are currently the better 'deal,' all things considered... but if I were going to purchase a laptop tomorrow it would be the new MacBook.

What's really cool...
Posted by hempcamp, on Oct 19, 2008 at 03:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not into "pro" audio as in recording, but I... 399 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm not into "pro" audio as in recording, but I am an audio enthusiast and was planning to get an Apogee Duet. Even though I won't be getting a MacBook any time soon (I just got a used 12" PB to...
Posted by hempcamp, on Oct 17, 2008 at 06:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
http://gallery.me.com/chelmkamp/100081/DSCN0670/we... 453,874 Views / 1,355 Replies  
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Posted by hempcamp, on Oct 6, 2008 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just added to my collection: a 12" PowerBook G4... 1,037 Views / 60 Replies  
I just added to my collection: a 12" PowerBook G4 from eBay. (Couldn't decide between that or a netbook like the Lenovo S10 -- finally got a good deal on the PB.)

I have a 15" G4 iMac (although...
Posted by hempcamp, on Oct 5, 2008 at 11:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm actually torn between getting a used 12"... 3,163 Views / 75 Replies  
I'm actually torn between getting a used 12" PowerBook (w/ Tiger) and a Lenovo S10 netbook (on which I'd install Xubuntu) as a second computer. I'd almost rather have the old PowerBook despite the...
Posted by hempcamp, on Oct 4, 2008 at 01:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Truest post yet! Looking at the... 11,699 Views / 410 Replies  
Truest post yet!



Looking at the teardown photos, it seems to me that it isn't just the battery that is contributing to the need for a bezel. The logic board may be the length of a pencil, but...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 27, 2008 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For the purpose of the comparison I don't think... 11,699 Views / 410 Replies  
For the purpose of the comparison I don't think it makes all that much difference, given the shape of the MacBook Air and its competitors. If you draw a rough geometric representation of each of...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 26, 2008 at 10:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just want to chime in with some calculations I... 11,699 Views / 410 Replies  
I just want to chime in with some calculations I did in an Air thread at another forum. These are estimated volumes of the Air and many of its oft-mentioned competitors (in cubic millimeters based on...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 26, 2008 at 03:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why in the name of all things holy would you care... 11,699 Views / 410 Replies  
Why in the name of all things holy would you care that there is no dedicated GPU in a 1.6Ghz ultraportable computer? The X3100 is more than capable (hell, the 950 was pretty darned capable) for...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 22, 2008 at 04:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow, utterly shocked that a new Apple product... 11,699 Views / 410 Replies  
Wow, utterly shocked that a new Apple product announcement would create such fury. (Just kidding, it happens every time they announce something new. "Waaaaaaaaa, mommy, this new gizmo doesn't do what...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 18, 2008 at 12:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think that will happen. The iMac only has... 1,514 Views / 19 Replies  
I don't think that will happen. The iMac only has a mobile-grade processor, so it's unlikely anything else would get a desktop-grade processor except for the Mac Pro.



Patience. I'm holding out...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 6, 2008 at 06:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's all I'm praying for. Otherwise I'll sell... 1,514 Views / 19 Replies  
That's all I'm praying for. Otherwise I'll sell my beautiful Dell 2407WFP and get an iMac.

--Chris
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 5, 2008 at 08:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Funny you should ask. I never get it for some... 655 Views / 10 Replies  
Funny you should ask. I never get it for some reason. The first iBook I had mysteriously died (logic board failure) a week after its first "freebie" year of AppleCare was up. Then I recently drowned...
Posted by hempcamp, on Dec 24, 2007 at 07:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I love Yojimbo... 350 Views / 10 Replies  
I love Yojimbo (http://www.barebones.com/products/yojimbo/) (Bare Bones Software) because you can either print to a PDF or save an archive of a web page. Combined with Quicksilver this can be done...
Posted by hempcamp, on Dec 23, 2007 at 05:07 AM, in Applications
I'm guessing based on the content of your other... 3,979 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm guessing based on the content of your other thread that you are trying to install Leopard from a system-specific restoration DVD (the one that came with your friend's MacBook).

This is a...
Posted by hempcamp, on Dec 23, 2007 at 05:02 AM, in Mac OS X
When I first heard of glossy Mac screens I was... 1,057 Views / 20 Replies  
When I first heard of glossy Mac screens I was living in Africa. I cursed the thought of it. Then I saw one, owned one on a MacBook, and came to love it. The glossy screen on my brother's MacBook pro...
Posted by hempcamp, on Dec 23, 2007 at 04:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You may want that extra RAM headroom someday (4... 655 Views / 10 Replies  
You may want that extra RAM headroom someday (4 vs 3), otherwise the speed differences are probably pretty trivial for everyday use (800Mhz FSB, X3100 graphics).

--Chris
Posted by hempcamp, on Dec 22, 2007 at 07:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Try using Disk Utility to restore the old Time... 6,950 Views / 8 Replies  
Try using Disk Utility to restore the old Time Machine disk to a new drive as explained on MacOSXHints here (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20071128055047339).

Hope this helps!
...
Posted by hempcamp, on Dec 21, 2007 at 11:23 PM, in Mac OS X
New requirement of the Patriot Act. Just... 500 Views / 11 Replies  
New requirement of the Patriot Act.

Just kidding. Hmm... I think Command+Space (which usually brings up Spotlight) for some reason brought up that for you instead, as mentioned above. It's rather...
Posted by hempcamp, on Nov 26, 2007 at 12:07 AM, in Mac OS X
Look, you asked me a leading question (on... 1,984 Views / 23 Replies  
Look, you asked me a leading question (on purpose), and I gave an answer, and you knew what I was going to say or you would have said what you just said now in your original response. This little...
Posted by hempcamp, on Nov 25, 2007 at 08:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I chose my words carefully and said "begin to... 1,984 Views / 23 Replies  
I chose my words carefully and said "begin to benefit" for a reason. According to John Siracusa's great Leopard review in ArsTechnica (http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/mac-os-x-10-5.ars/6):
...
Posted by hempcamp, on Nov 25, 2007 at 04:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I wish there was a Sort by... "Most used" or... 777 Views / 18 Replies  
I wish there was a Sort by... "Most used" or "Last opened" option. That would actually make the stacks more useful by keeping those things most frequently accessed on top. At least that's *one thing*...
Posted by hempcamp, on Nov 25, 2007 at 04:36 AM, in Mac OS X
You're better off selling and getting a... 1,984 Views / 23 Replies  
You're better off selling and getting a refurb/used C2D MacBook so Leopard can begin to take advantage of the 64-bit architecture.

Otherwise, just stick to a memory and hdd upgrade if you want to...
Posted by hempcamp, on Nov 25, 2007 at 04:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Not at all for me. Recent example: some .doc... 1,920 Views / 10 Replies  
Not at all for me. Recent example: some .doc forms e-mailed to me from my employer, when opened in NeoOffice, didn't quite maintain the formatting they were supposed to have (page and text breaks...
Posted by hempcamp, on Nov 25, 2007 at 04:14 AM, in Applications
Which is fabulous, BUT... It always takes... 1,920 Views / 10 Replies  
Which is fabulous, BUT...

It always takes quite a while for businesses (particularly those skeptical of going to Vista from XP) to completely invest and switch to new technologies, meaning it's...
Posted by hempcamp, on Nov 24, 2007 at 02:17 AM, in Applications
I had the same attitude a few weeks ago. Then I... 645 Views / 17 Replies  
I had the same attitude a few weeks ago. Then I learned to tweak spaces, and now I'm addicted!

iChat (or Adium), for example, is set to appear in all spaces so my chats are always there for me....
Posted by hempcamp, on Nov 24, 2007 at 02:08 AM, in Mac OS X
Go for it! It's a great deal today only -- you... 1,920 Views / 10 Replies  
Go for it! It's a great deal today only -- you can get Office 2004 Student/Teacher for $30 after rebate and then a free upgrade to the special Media version of Office 2008 (when it comes out, $7 for...
Posted by hempcamp, on Nov 23, 2007 at 06:56 PM, in Applications
Yep, again, works fine for me on Intel + Leopard.... 7,105 Views / 35 Replies  
Yep, again, works fine for me on Intel + Leopard.

Although I still can't wait for Elements to become universal (poor Adobe coders are probably going Cocoa-loco right now!).

--Chris
Posted by hempcamp, on Nov 23, 2007 at 06:49 PM, in Applications
Ugh not another one of these questions... ... 1,059 Views / 13 Replies  
Ugh not another one of these questions...

Just buy what you need when you need it (or when you get a great deal on it). Macs hold their value well enough that if you *really* *must* *have*...
Posted by hempcamp, on Nov 23, 2007 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not true. Works fine for me in Leopard. (Although... 7,105 Views / 35 Replies  
Not true. Works fine for me in Leopard. (Although in Rosetta so not as fast as it could be.)

--Chris
Posted by hempcamp, on Nov 22, 2007 at 11:00 PM, in Applications
So if you have a MacBook and an iBook, why not... 500 Views / 11 Replies  
So if you have a MacBook and an iBook, why not put the iBook in target disk mode and move all your files temporarily to the MacBook? Then you can use Panther CDs (or Tiger, which IMO makes your...
Posted by hempcamp, on May 10, 2007 at 03:13 PM, in Mac OS X
I've had no problem like stutters on my MB C2D... 776 Views / 12 Replies  
I've had no problem like stutters on my MB C2D 2Ghz w/ 2GB, BUT...

sometimes when I switch to one application by bringing it to the foreground, the application freezes (esp. Firefox and iTunes),...
Posted by hempcamp, on May 5, 2007 at 02:31 PM, in Mac OS X
I find that "planning" purchases based on... 2,632 Views / 42 Replies  
I find that "planning" purchases based on supposed release dates or suspected upgrades is pointless. Unless something is really imminent, buy the Mac Book when you need the Mac Book and be happy.
...
Posted by hempcamp, on Apr 25, 2007 at 09:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Temperature Monitor tells me that over the past 7... 1,665 Views / 41 Replies  
Temperature Monitor tells me that over the past 7 days:

CPU A was between 60.2 and 63.3º C
CPU B was between 59.7 and 62.6º C

Ambient Processor A between 50.5 and 50.5ºC
Ambient Processor B...
Posted by hempcamp, on Apr 25, 2007 at 08:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't know what I did exactly, but it's now... 588 Views / 12 Replies  
I don't know what I did exactly, but it's now working again (5.8.8)... at least I haven't received any error messages yet but it'll be a number of hours before I'll see verified results.

--Chris
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Posted by hempcamp, on Feb 4, 2007 at 02:31 PM, in Team MacNN
Yep, erroring out before they even finish. So I... 588 Views / 12 Replies  
Yep, erroring out before they even finish. So I went back to 5.4.9 and now BOINC is completely broken. Won't even start up, even after I trash the application, all BOINC-related files in the...
Posted by hempcamp, on Feb 4, 2007 at 12:07 AM, in Team MacNN
The 5.8.8 upgrade broke my BOINC installation on... 588 Views / 12 Replies  
The 5.8.8 upgrade broke my BOINC installation on my PPC G5. Every World Grid task gets a computation error (faah 5.10 mainly) and the message screen reports that a zero status is returned but no...
Posted by hempcamp, on Feb 3, 2007 at 09:56 PM, in Team MacNN
Heh, silly me, that would be the problem. I... 394 Views / 7 Replies  
Heh, silly me, that would be the problem. I guess I assumed Team MacNN would be attached to projects with Mac applications available, so I never read the project details.

Back to WCG... sorry for...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 26, 2007 at 03:11 PM, in Team MacNN
Maybe I just wasn't patient enough? I had its... 394 Views / 7 Replies  
Maybe I just wasn't patient enough? I had its prefs set 200 to 100 over WCG and it sent no work (even showed up in messages, no work available) so WCG has been chugging away ever since (only 2 days,...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 26, 2007 at 02:09 PM, in Team MacNN
I second Malaria Control, but... Any idea... 394 Views / 7 Replies  
I second Malaria Control, but...

Any idea when Malaria Control will start sending out work? I'm crunching World Community Grid as my main project for now, but I'd much prefer donating my clock...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 26, 2007 at 01:16 PM, in Team MacNN
I use MenuShade and have my desktop all black, so... 1,611 Views / 106 Replies  
I use MenuShade and have my desktop all black, so I'm a bit of a minimalist, but I like the desktop. I have my main volume, Downloaded Files, To File (name Drop Box sometimes), SpotlightFS (new...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 23, 2007 at 09:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unfortunately, the G5 Jam and Jam+ linked above... 729 Views / 9 Replies  
Unfortunately, the G5 Jam and Jam+ linked above are incompatible with the Quad. Instead, you would need the Wiebe Tech G5 Jam Express (http://www.wiebetech.com/products/G5JamExpress.php) which...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 22, 2007 at 03:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sonnet makes the G5 Jive... 729 Views / 9 Replies  
Sonnet makes the G5 Jive (http://sonnettech.com/product/g5_jive.html), for which you also need an additional SATA card, which would make the maximum number of drives for your machine 5. They don't...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 22, 2007 at 12:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
I love my Dell 2407WFP! It was much cheaper and... 2,001 Views / 78 Replies  
I love my Dell 2407WFP! It was much cheaper and looks almost as sexy -- the aluminum highlights match the G5 well. I don't have many uses for the multiple inputs, but I do use the card reader.
...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 21, 2007 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I vote G4. More than ample to be a file server. ... 769 Views / 17 Replies  
I vote G4. More than ample to be a file server.

--Chris
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 20, 2007 at 11:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Note the "for web and music" in my post. Surfing... 733 Views / 8 Replies  
Note the "for web and music" in my post. Surfing and listening to music won't use enough processor resources to make a noticeable difference. Ripping a CD will have a noticeable difference, if you...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 19, 2007 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
The second processor won't give you any benefit... 733 Views / 8 Replies  
The second processor won't give you any benefit over the Cube's single processor at the same speed for web, music. But the vast amount of extra memory will help a lot.

--Chris
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 18, 2007 at 01:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
To make it worthwhile you would need one helluva... 2,694 Views / 37 Replies  
To make it worthwhile you would need one helluva good turntable, and a phono/RIAA-curve amp. Unless the LP hasn't been released on CD, I'd just buy the CD if you want a digital version -- it's a lot...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 16, 2007 at 12:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not sure if you can "use" both at once --... 349 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm not sure if you can "use" both at once -- there's probably a way to activate that from the command line.

One thing you could do is use the gigabit ethernet to connect to the network, then...
Posted by hempcamp, on Jan 15, 2007 at 09:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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