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I spend my day as a UNIX systems administrator... 1,874 Views / 49 Replies  
I spend my day as a UNIX systems administrator doing midly crazy things with solaris and linux systems. I've been using OSX for around 2.5 years now and doubt I'll ever go back to using anything...
Posted by ngrundy, on Feb 21, 2005 at 07:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sleep infact the reboot for 10.3.5 was the... 2,321 Views / 29 Replies  
Sleep

infact the reboot for 10.3.5 was the first in a month.

i mean really do you turn yourself off when you go to bed or do you go to sleep!
Posted by ngrundy, on Aug 11, 2004 at 09:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like even your computer is telling you... 380 Views / 3 Replies  
Sounds like even your computer is telling you it's time to upgrade :)
Posted by ngrundy, on Jun 4, 2004 at 11:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
IBM Also make the MCM (Multi Chip Module) Vector... 1,330 Views / 26 Replies  
IBM Also make the MCM (Multi Chip Module) Vector Processor Unit that Cray use in the X1.

If I remember rightly each MCM holds four VPU cores each core running at 800MHz and each backed by 16MB of...
Posted by ngrundy, on May 18, 2004 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
I don't plan on upgrading my 1GHz TiG4 for at... 818 Views / 18 Replies  
I don't plan on upgrading my 1GHz TiG4 for at least 12-18 months.
Posted by ngrundy, on Apr 25, 2004 at 07:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i'd say the 17" offer a little less than asking... 655 Views / 10 Replies  
i'd say the 17" offer a little less than asking due to lack of apple care, you can take a apple computer into an apple store and buy extra apple care for a sum, i think all they need to do is sight...
Posted by ngrundy, on Apr 25, 2004 at 07:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
well i've been converted for the most part. but... 3,198 Views / 53 Replies  
well i've been converted for the most part. but not to launchbar! to something even better, imho (mainly because it's free). QuickSilver.
http://blacktree.com/apps/quicksilver/
Posted by ngrundy, on Apr 8, 2004 at 10:29 PM, in Mac OS X
my 1ghz tig4 has samsung ram out of the factory 478 Views / 9 Replies  
my 1ghz tig4 has samsung ram out of the factory
Posted by ngrundy, on Apr 8, 2004 at 08:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
afaik WPA appeared in Panther. 847 Views / 7 Replies  
afaik WPA appeared in Panther.
Posted by ngrundy, on Mar 25, 2004 at 04:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Re: Why did Apple switch from Titanium to Anodized Aluminum? 3,615 Views / 46 Replies  
A couple of others have mentioned it but I'll also note the following. A bit of basic radio theory says that you automaticly get around 10db loss in signel when you cross polarity. 99% of the...
Posted by ngrundy, on Mar 14, 2004 at 07:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
two apps ... 353 Views / 1 Replies  
two apps

http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/sidetrack/

and

http://gnufoo.org/ucontrol/ucontrol.html

I personally use uControl
Posted by ngrundy, on Mar 1, 2004 at 09:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I doubt you'll need pacifist for this. Apps... 459 Views / 4 Replies  
I doubt you'll need pacifist for this.

Apps such as this are usually kept hidden behind the 'Applications and OS9 Installler' Icon. Which fires up software restore that has a bunch of clicky...
Posted by ngrundy, on Mar 1, 2004 at 04:14 PM, in Applications
if the ibook is fast enough how about buying an... 1,456 Views / 26 Replies  
if the ibook is fast enough how about buying an external screen (or keeping your old one) and just using your ibook as your desktop as well? And saving a bit of cash from the sale of the pc for more...
Posted by ngrundy, on Feb 28, 2004 at 09:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Which nine times out of ten is worse as removing... 1,384 Views / 15 Replies  
Which nine times out of ten is worse as removing the case side kills any form of airflow that is in the case.
Posted by ngrundy, on Feb 14, 2004 at 08:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What would it matter? OS9 wasn't SMP aware... 2,417 Views / 58 Replies  
What would it matter? OS9 wasn't SMP aware anyway. Each application had to provide it's own plugin/extention/blah to utilise the second cpu.
Posted by ngrundy, on Feb 14, 2004 at 08:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I take my laptop on/off my desk twice a day and... 1,102 Views / 13 Replies  
I take my laptop on/off my desk twice a day and connnecting/disconnecting cables isn't that big a deal.

I have power, speakers, 1xusb which goes to my keyboard, my MS Natural has a USB hub in the...
Posted by ngrundy, on Jan 10, 2004 at 12:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
break out the soldering iron? well that... 497 Views / 3 Replies  
break out the soldering iron?

well that would be what i'd do anyway :P
Posted by ngrundy, on Jan 2, 2004 at 08:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
On the DeskStar I have to strongly disagree. ... 1,415 Views / 13 Replies  
On the DeskStar I have to strongly disagree.

I personally had 4 DeskStars die personally on me. A close friend has 3 go and a friend I know was replacing them at a rate of 10/day in a large...
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 23, 2003 at 03:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Highly reccomend www.epowermac.com.au 465 Views / 2 Replies  
Highly reccomend www.epowermac.com.au
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 18, 2003 at 11:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Did you Install the lexmark printer drivers when... 910 Views / 7 Replies  
Did you Install the lexmark printer drivers when you installed 10.3? Cause I just had a look in print centre and the Z42 shows up as the second printer in my list of installed drivers in the lexmark...
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 12, 2003 at 10:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you're just wanting to get the app off the... 1,431 Views / 18 Replies  
If you're just wanting to get the app off the screen learn cmd-h. Personally I never use minimise.

as for speed. Panther craps all over Jag for responsivness.
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 11, 2003 at 08:24 AM, in Mac OS X
My powerbook always travels asleep. I've sat in... 794 Views / 4 Replies  
My powerbook always travels asleep. I've sat in the back of cars while on long distance trips reading docs, writing web software and stuff. I've also done large data transfers between laptops while...
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 11, 2003 at 08:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
put the PATA drives into a firewire case prehaps? 1,044 Views / 19 Replies  
put the PATA drives into a firewire case prehaps?
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 10, 2003 at 04:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Originally posted by Arkham_c: And why is this... 1,466 Views / 28 Replies  
Originally posted by Arkham_c:
And why is this a problem? If you don't want it, don't use it. It's installed because for many users it's useful, more so than the larger toolset needed to compile...
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 10, 2003 at 01:12 AM, in Mac OS X
Can I scam the background image? I guess as... 65,054 Views / 723 Replies  
Can I scam the background image?

I guess as part of a desktop thread it should be mandantory to provide a link to the background as well :)
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 9, 2003 at 02:01 AM, in Mac OS X
both the ti and al books have a soldered in cpu.... 771 Views / 5 Replies  
both the ti and al books have a soldered in cpu. and would require one hell of a de-soldering station.
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 8, 2003 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yeah and ebay is full of idiots that pay too much... 717 Views / 11 Replies  
yeah and ebay is full of idiots that pay too much for stuff.

Seriously shouldn't something that old be sent to the Smithsonian. Or used as a paperweight.
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 8, 2003 at 09:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The background pic is part of a pack from... 65,054 Views / 723 Replies  
The background pic is part of a pack from www.artofgregmartin.com i can't seem to access the site atm to give you a direct link though.
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 8, 2003 at 08:57 PM, in Mac OS X
wouldn't it be somewhat easier and probably... 1,498 Views / 27 Replies  
wouldn't it be somewhat easier and probably quicker to copy the data off onto a backup/external drive. Format your work drive and copy the data back?

As a formated drive has no data on it the...
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 7, 2003 at 11:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Both Windows XP and MacOSX(10.3) support firewire... 480 Views / 2 Replies  
Both Windows XP and MacOSX(10.3) support firewire networking.

You should be able to set the two machines firewire ports up as if they are network cards. In XP it will show up in the network prefs...
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 7, 2003 at 11:04 PM, in Mac OS X
My current Desktop ... 65,054 Views / 723 Replies  
My current Desktop

http://stormtrooper.enumerati.org/~ngrundy/gallery/albums/ScreenShots/osx_desk13.thumb.jpg

http://stormtrooper.enumerati.org/~ngrundy/gallery/ScreenShots/osx_desk13

A...
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 7, 2003 at 10:53 PM, in Mac OS X
No. If the laptop kept it's network connection it... 441 Views / 1 Replies  
No. If the laptop kept it's network connection it wouldn't be asleep :P

Sleep mode on a Mac is effectivly an suspend to ram function. The only power the system is being supplied is the power...
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 7, 2003 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Cool thanks. Makes more sence now :) 5,086 Views / 86 Replies  
Cool thanks. Makes more sence now :)
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 5, 2003 at 01:07 PM, in Mac OS X
RealPlayer on OSX is exceptionally boring you... 3,198 Views / 53 Replies  
RealPlayer on OSX is exceptionally boring
you download it
you extract it
you get a blue and white ball with a 1 in it
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 5, 2003 at 12:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Don't want to derail the thread but as a computer... 5,086 Views / 86 Replies  
Don't want to derail the thread but as a computer networks guy I know RIP as Routing Information Protocol. A fairly old, simplistic and limited interior routing protocol for small networks. What is...
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 5, 2003 at 12:49 PM, in Mac OS X
from terminal ps ax will give you a full... 348 Views / 1 Replies  
from terminal

ps ax
will give you a full list of programs running and their PID (process id)

ps aux
will give the same list but also tell you what user executted the command

ps auxw
will...
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 3, 2003 at 05:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Re: G4 pretty slow compare to Intel Pentium M? 3,198 Views / 53 Replies  
I personally keep my primary applications in the Dock as seen here
http://stormtrooper.enumerati.org/~ngrundy/gallery/ScreenShots/osx_desk12

Note that Camino isn't a sticky item in my Dock, it's...
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 3, 2003 at 03:34 AM, in Mac OS X
the 'mac support' thing is a load of bollocks i... 632 Views / 14 Replies  
the 'mac support' thing is a load of bollocks i swear. I've seen mac users buy realtek chipset based network cards for 80 dollars (AUD) just because the have the '- Macintosh Supported' on them. ...
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 2, 2003 at 11:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Set mail to send your email email is ment to be... 1,295 Views / 17 Replies  
Set mail to send your email email is ment to be sent, as plain text, not html, mime or any of that other fancy junk.
Posted by ngrundy, on Dec 1, 2003 at 04:53 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Re: G4 pretty slow compare to Intel Pentium M? 7,075 Views / 107 Replies  
Firstly I highly recommend you get yourself a copy of Computer Organisation & Architecture - Designing for Performance by William Stallings (6th Edition) ISBN 0-13-049307-4 (International Edition)
...
Posted by ngrundy, on Nov 26, 2003 at 09:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: G4 pretty slow compare to Intel Pentium M? 7,075 Views / 107 Replies  
What makes a processor fast:

1.The instruction count.
2.The clock cycle time
3.clock cycles per instruction

1. time that an instruction takes to execute
2. width of instruction pipeline
3....
Posted by ngrundy, on Nov 26, 2003 at 09:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The marketing material. :P 1,663 Views / 28 Replies  
The marketing material.

:P
Posted by ngrundy, on Nov 24, 2003 at 03:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: "You need to restart your computer now." ??? 2,802 Views / 8 Replies  
What you saw was the OSX equivlient of a windows BSOD. Refered to as Kernel Panic.

A Kernel Panic is an event which the system can't recover from gracefully and therefore throws the towel in. ...
Posted by ngrundy, on Nov 24, 2003 at 03:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
when the system detects any keyboard, mouse,... 460 Views / 5 Replies  
when the system detects any keyboard, mouse, video and it is plugged into mains power it will wake from sleeping while the lid is down.
Posted by ngrundy, on Nov 16, 2003 at 09:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
so did you get to school that day? 1,538 Views / 13 Replies  
so did you get to school that day?
Posted by ngrundy, on Nov 14, 2003 at 03:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Disk Utility has the option to format to MS-DOS... 429 Views / 7 Replies  
Disk Utility has the option to format to MS-DOS or something like that, can't remember off the top of my head, select that when you set the new drives partitions up and it will format to fat 32
Posted by ngrundy, on Nov 13, 2003 at 09:32 AM, in Mac OS X
on powerup hold down cmd-option-p-r 675 Views / 8 Replies  
on powerup hold down cmd-option-p-r
Posted by ngrundy, on Nov 9, 2003 at 09:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My predictions are as follows - Apple will... 1,290 Views / 13 Replies  
My predictions are as follows

- Apple will at some point in the future update the powerbook range
- consumers will complain that they are too slow in releasing this update
- consumers will...
Posted by ngrundy, on Nov 9, 2003 at 01:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
a guy over on whirlpool.net.au commented that... 675 Views / 8 Replies  
a guy over on whirlpool.net.au commented that zapping the pram fixed his problems with panther and the keyboard backlight

cmd-option-p-r
Posted by ngrundy, on Nov 9, 2003 at 12:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't you guys just buy a GSM handset of choise... 1,459 Views / 25 Replies  
Can't you guys just buy a GSM handset of choise and stick your providers SIM in it?
Posted by ngrundy, on Nov 8, 2003 at 10:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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