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Re: Re: Re: 17" Powerbook better quality than the 15"? 1,644 Views / 12 Replies  
the usual, writing, spreadsheets, writing fortran and python programs to reduce astronomy data, just what everyone else does ;-)
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 28, 2003 at 08:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Re: 17" Powerbook better quality than the 15"? 1,644 Views / 12 Replies  
Hi Spitty27,

My pismo is still alive and kicking, but has had its share of problems:

when BRAND NEW (<1 day old), a disk glitch wiped out the OS, and I had to do a reinstall (no biggie, but...
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 28, 2003 at 08:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: 17" Powerbook better quality than the 15"? 1,644 Views / 12 Replies  
I've owned 3 different p'books, and have thought each wonderful. That said, the first two had...issues, especially the pismo. My rev A 17" has, so far, been perfect. I've had no problems at all,...
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 24, 2003 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh, what a good idea. I've got some 256k's... 281 Views / 9 Replies  
Oh, what a good idea. I've got some 256k's sitting around too! Keychains, coming up!

stardoc
Posted by stardoc, on May 17, 2001 at 11:43 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Can you boot straight off of the CDROM? That... 268 Views / 3 Replies  
Can you boot straight off of the CDROM? That should prevent ANYTHING from running on the target disk.

stardoc
Posted by stardoc, on May 17, 2001 at 08:48 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
It was mentioned awhile back that the battery... 367 Views / 21 Replies  
It was mentioned awhile back that the battery level seems to drop rapidly under X while sleeping. I too had this happen (twice) under 10.0.0. After the second time (what can I say, I'm either slow...
Posted by stardoc, on May 17, 2001 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi, I haven't yet gotten around to installing... 154 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi, I haven't yet gotten around to installing linux on my pismo (still cutting in OS X), but if you just want to do perl work on your pismo, check out the MacPerl homepage:...
Posted by stardoc, on May 17, 2001 at 08:13 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I suspect that if you do the... 315 Views / 16 Replies  
I suspect that if you do the thermometer-in-your-bag test during a 30 minute walkabout, you will find that the temperature in the bag has not fallen below 10 C. My Targus case has (thin) foam on all...
Posted by stardoc, on Jan 3, 2001 at 12:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
[ Sorry, this is off thread.] I tried to use the... 641 Views / 23 Replies  
[ Sorry, this is off thread.] I tried to use the system prefs but that didn't work. Eventually I booted with my 9.0 CD and dragged the OS X files into another folder, and renamed the System...
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 28, 2000 at 09:10 PM, in Developer Center
I've yet to install g77. I got the AD toolkit w/... 673 Views / 16 Replies  
I've yet to install g77. I got the AD toolkit w/ its cc compiler, but haven't started with fortran yet.
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 26, 2000 at 09:00 AM, in Developer Center
Ouch. I finally installed OS X and feel like... 641 Views / 23 Replies  
Ouch. I finally installed OS X and feel like I've been bombed into the stone age. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but the experience is nothing like either unix or mac.


Well anyway, I've...
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 26, 2000 at 12:13 AM, in Developer Center
Thanks Marshal for the python info. Re RPM, yes,... 641 Views / 23 Replies  
Thanks Marshal for the python info. Re RPM, yes, I was refering to the Redhat Package Manager--which BTW runs on many Unix platforms. My thought was that perhaps a source-code only rpm could maybe...
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 21, 2000 at 12:55 AM, in Developer Center
Not too many science people here, huh? (HEY... 641 Views / 23 Replies  
Not too many science people here, huh? (HEY MODERATORS! Could you post a note to the main web page calling attention to this thread?)

Yes, teTeX is important! (tho a CLI is fine for me.) I...
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 20, 2000 at 01:53 AM, in Developer Center
Hi again persquare, I'm planning (once my OS X... 641 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi again persquare, I'm planning (once my OS X disk gets here) to immediately try to get xmgr or xmgrace up and running since I use that almost exclusively for my science and journal plotting. I...
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 18, 2000 at 11:45 AM, in Developer Center
Hi persquare and absmiths, I found... 673 Views / 16 Replies  
Hi persquare and absmiths,
I found g77/ecgs/gcc, but I'm a bit confused as to which pieces I need to combine to build a working compiler...any suggestions? In any event, my copy of OS X is now...
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 18, 2000 at 12:35 AM, in Developer Center
Thank you for the f2c info and the suggestion of... 673 Views / 16 Replies  
Thank you for the f2c info and the suggestion of g77. I hadn't even thought of g77 on OS X. I'll check into it. g77 is what I use under linux so it is particularly lame of me!
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 16, 2000 at 08:01 PM, in Developer Center
Thanks persquare. I'm familiar with f2c, but... 673 Views / 16 Replies  
Thanks persquare. I'm familiar with f2c, but have not used it extensively. Is it fairly robust or does it tend to choke sometimes? My code is perfect, of course ...
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 16, 2000 at 09:34 AM, in Developer Center
Fortran (free or cheap) for Mac OSX? 673 Views / 16 Replies  
Do you have any idea if there is either a fortran compiler or an egcs-like multiple-language compiler available for OS X? I am most interested in finding out if there is either a free (included by...
Posted by stardoc, on Oct 16, 2000 at 12:15 AM, in Developer Center
For a lot of general help check out the HOWTO's... 162 Views / 5 Replies  
For a lot of general help check out the HOWTO's under /usr/doc

Also, the linux documentation project ( http://www.linuxdoc.org/ ) is a great place to go.
Posted by stardoc, on Sep 6, 2000 at 11:55 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I have been planning to install linux on my... 170 Views / 3 Replies  
I have been planning to install linux on my PB500, but haven't yet gotten to do so. Is the install as painful as many of the stories about installs on UMA macs (and PB G3's) indicate? What about...
Posted by stardoc, on Jul 26, 2000 at 01:04 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
My pismo 500's fan goes on pretty frequently (up... 188 Views / 7 Replies  
My pismo 500's fan goes on pretty frequently (up to 2-3x daily) but only if the temp gets above 60C. This happens when I run my machine for hrs w/ the lid nearly closed (seti@homing until I get...
Posted by stardoc, on Jun 6, 2000 at 11:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As the owner of a 500MHz pismo, I gotta say they... 233 Views / 10 Replies  
As the owner of a 500MHz pismo, I gotta say they rock. You might want to find out why this "barely used" unit is being abandoned... err, I mean sold. (can you tell I love my P500?)

And BTW, seti...
Posted by stardoc, on May 10, 2000 at 08:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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