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Poll: I have both. Well, both in the family that is. ... 5,526 Views / 50 Replies  
I have both. Well, both in the family that is. My Macbook is white and my wife's is black. I got her the black because she really likes it, and we have found that really liking to look at your...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 19, 2008 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have verizon FIOS, and previously DSL, also... 5,516 Views / 8 Replies  
I have verizon FIOS, and previously DSL, also with my own domain hosted with Earthlink. Back when I was with Earthlink as the ISP, there of course was no problem sending/receiving email because it...
Posted by walkerjs, on Nov 28, 2007 at 10:09 PM, in Applications
My iChat routinely loses sound along with mail. ... 2,856 Views / 4 Replies  
My iChat routinely loses sound along with mail. Usually after waking from sleep when they are still running. This might not be the same problem you're having, but what I've found that works when...
Posted by walkerjs, on Nov 27, 2007 at 02:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, FWIW, syncserver hogs my CPU on Tiger. ... 1,555 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, FWIW, syncserver hogs my CPU on Tiger. Doesn't do it all the time, but every now and then I launch iCal, and the fan ramps right up to max. Activity Monitor shows syncserver taking up 99%...
Posted by walkerjs, on Nov 3, 2007 at 08:52 AM, in macOS
My experience prior to getting this lovely 22"... 476 Views / 2 Replies  
My experience prior to getting this lovely 22" Samsung widescreen LCD was that my Macbook drove a similarly sized CRT at those resolutions and MHz just fine. The widescreen internal display has...
Posted by walkerjs, on Sep 8, 2007 at 04:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Whoa, USAA renters insurance will cover stuff... 2,874 Views / 40 Replies  
Whoa, USAA renters insurance will cover stuff like this? Or do I need to call them and tell them we have two Macbooks in the place and we'd like them to be placed under coverage for accidental...
Posted by walkerjs, on Aug 14, 2007 at 06:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wet or dry? I usually use optical wipes, but if... 517 Views / 8 Replies  
Wet or dry? I usually use optical wipes, but if the ME is going to work better, I got a bunch of those.
Posted by walkerjs, on Jul 28, 2007 at 05:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I picked up the same monitor (well, the 225,... 585 Views / 11 Replies  
I picked up the same monitor (well, the 225, rather than the 226, not sure what the difference is other than one number) for $300 at Sams Club a couple of weeks ago. It's beautiful, bright, fast,...
Posted by walkerjs, on Jul 28, 2007 at 04:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I haven't done the refurb thing for Macbooks, but... 1,279 Views / 22 Replies  
I haven't done the refurb thing for Macbooks, but based on my refurb experience with iPods I'd say you have nothing to worry about. Both of my 5G Video iPods (white for me, black for my wife) are...
Posted by walkerjs, on Jul 20, 2007 at 08:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Back before I had a Macbook with a Superdrive, I... 726 Views / 5 Replies  
Back before I had a Macbook with a Superdrive, I used our 'office DVD writer', which is a Sony firewire/USB2 external DVD burner with my combo-drive equipped Mac Mini. I used firewire the first half...
Posted by walkerjs, on Jul 11, 2007 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No sparks on the laptop. Sparks between the... 587 Views / 6 Replies  
No sparks on the laptop. Sparks between the plugs on the power brick and the socket. You can't see it, more like hear it.

Lots of transformers will spark when plugged into an outlet. There's...
Posted by walkerjs, on Jul 5, 2007 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know what's necessarily 'best' but I can... 587 Views / 6 Replies  
I don't know what's necessarily 'best' but I can tell you what I do.

I plug in the adapter to the wall (or power-strip) socket first, then let the mag-safe connector click-in. Sometimes I do it...
Posted by walkerjs, on Jul 5, 2007 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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Yeah, I pretty much did that with my brother in law and ended up giving Apple two sales: him and his boss. Nice to have someone other than my wife to video iChat with from time to time.
Posted by walkerjs, on Jun 5, 2007 at 09:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My wife has that Macbook. Well, maybe not that... 446 Views / 2 Replies  
My wife has that Macbook. Well, maybe not that specific one. She has had absolutely no problems with it.

My white, to anectdotaly compare, has had a few kernel panics and some problems with the...
Posted by walkerjs, on May 25, 2007 at 10:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Even if they aren't going to go outside, Macbooks... 2,874 Views / 40 Replies  
Even if they aren't going to go outside, Macbooks are going to get moved around. My Macbook spends the vast majority of its time either on my desk at home, or on my desk at work with transport in a...
Posted by walkerjs, on Apr 18, 2007 at 08:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Macbooks come with a slot for those Kensington... 664 Views / 7 Replies  
Macbooks come with a slot for those Kensington type cables so you can secure it to a desk. I chain mine to my desk at work because I have a co-worker who specifically stated he'd walk off with it....
Posted by walkerjs, on Apr 16, 2007 at 07:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got a Mighty Mouse and Apple wireless bluetooth... 884 Views / 7 Replies  
I got a Mighty Mouse and Apple wireless bluetooth keyboard at the beginning of Feb, and only replaced the batteries that originally came with the mouse a couple of days ago. I use it quite a lot,...
Posted by walkerjs, on Apr 15, 2007 at 05:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Since under the hood it's UNIX, and you're... 1,341 Views / 12 Replies  
Since under the hood it's UNIX, and you're already in terminal.app, a find should do what you need:

find . -type d -print

In whatever directory you want to find all the directories. The output...
Posted by walkerjs, on Mar 25, 2007 at 02:13 AM, in macOS
Yeah, this is why when I sleep my Mac I make sure... 861 Views / 11 Replies  
Yeah, this is why when I sleep my Mac I make sure I do two things first: switch off the bluetooth mouse, then once I've closed the cover I wait until at least one sleep light 'breathing' cycle...
Posted by walkerjs, on Mar 16, 2007 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, that's not normal. I had that happen to mine... 861 Views / 11 Replies  
No, that's not normal. I had that happen to mine accompanied with heavy battery drain back when I first got my Macbook. Apple tech dude walked me through resetting the power management system and...
Posted by walkerjs, on Mar 15, 2007 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Put a $ as the first character of your WEP... 697 Views / 3 Replies  
Put a $ as the first character of your WEP password. There's many technical reasons why this is so, but for some reason if you're using a linksys, or other non-airport base station (the base station...
Posted by walkerjs, on Mar 10, 2007 at 10:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I use optical wipes to keep my white MB clean. ... 2,608 Views / 21 Replies  
I use optical wipes to keep my white MB clean. The hand rests sometimes get a little darkened if I use the internal keyboard and optical wipes (the kind you get where you buy glasses) will quickly...
Posted by walkerjs, on Mar 2, 2007 at 09:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not a 1/4 HP mini ShopVac, a hair dryer or a... 958 Views / 10 Replies  
Not a 1/4 HP mini ShopVac, a hair dryer or a coffee maker. :D At least with the inverter I have (300 watts.)

But yes, an inverter will power just about any Mac power brick. 80 watts (or is it...
Posted by walkerjs, on Mar 2, 2007 at 09:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Far as I know, all other accesories are in white.... 828 Views / 8 Replies  
Far as I know, all other accesories are in white. At least from Apple. So all my accessories match :D But the black Macbook does give a cool contrast from the white accessories (other than the...
Posted by walkerjs, on Mar 1, 2007 at 01:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got my wife a black Macbook because it matches... 828 Views / 8 Replies  
I got my wife a black Macbook because it matches her black iPod. And my white Macbook matches my white iPod. :D

Anyway, yes I use my Macbook with an external display (although I use a 20" CRT)...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 27, 2007 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Think you have to have trackpad tapping enabled,... 11,170 Views / 90 Replies  
Think you have to have trackpad tapping enabled, which it isn't by default. I just tested my trackpad-tapping enabled trackpad and it indeed brings up a context menu. If it's not enabled, two...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 20, 2007 at 07:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah, well in that case very well then. I follow a... 11,170 Views / 90 Replies  
Ah, well in that case very well then. I follow a philosophy that since this Macbook is mine, I do stuff on it which I want. Which is why I don't like to physically hook up at the office, instead...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 20, 2007 at 07:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My wife thinks that the black makes the screen... 1,543 Views / 21 Replies  
My wife thinks that the black makes the screen look better, and possibly a little bigger. I think the screen on either of them looks fantastic so I don't have a problem with the white border on...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 20, 2007 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had a few initial problems with my Macbook (a... 11,170 Views / 90 Replies  
I had a few initial problems with my Macbook (a freeze here or there, didn't want to wake up, heavy battery drain while sleeping, fan started howling during one freeze; though the freezes I'm pretty...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 20, 2007 at 05:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good advice, but I re-iterate that I still like... 627 Views / 7 Replies  
Good advice, but I re-iterate that I still like my Mighty Mouse, despite it's occasional single-buttonness.

I've gone though a lot of mice in my 20+ years of computer use. I'd biatch about it if...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 19, 2007 at 10:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Then throw more resources at it. We aren't... 4,549 Views / 37 Replies  
Then throw more resources at it. We aren't living in a 'run Red Hat 5 on a 486DX2 with 32meg RAM' world anymore. At least I'm not.

I've had to manually compile a few broken ports here and there,...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 19, 2007 at 07:27 PM, in macOS
You really don't need to do anything to a Mac to... 4,549 Views / 37 Replies  
You really don't need to do anything to a Mac to geek it out. I installed the Darwin Ports and then it's pretty much a standard UNIX under the hood. All my bash scripts I wrote on Linux run without...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 19, 2007 at 06:16 PM, in macOS
I got my wife a black Macbook. It seems to be... 1,543 Views / 21 Replies  
I got my wife a black Macbook. It seems to be fine from a fingerprint standpoint, but then she meticulously cleans it all the time.

My white one has more of a cat-hair problem (two black cats in...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 19, 2007 at 06:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh yeah. The bluetooth as well. I have the... 627 Views / 7 Replies  
Oh yeah. The bluetooth as well. I have the bluetooth keyboard and Mighty Mouse, and like it muchly. I have heard some stories about The Ball, and occasionally if it gets a little bit of something...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 19, 2007 at 02:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I put my stickers on non-apple products. So far... 2,126 Views / 24 Replies  
I put my stickers on non-apple products. So far my employer supplied Dell has one, my Palm Zire 31 has one, and an iPaq I inherited is sporting one on the back.
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 18, 2007 at 03:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Probably from this forum, a bunch of other... 717 Views / 7 Replies  
Probably from this forum, a bunch of other forums, and from every search result from plugging 'Macbook heat' into a google search since it seems that the only reason that people post about their...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 11, 2007 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My C2D gets a tad warm, but certainly not hot... 717 Views / 7 Replies  
My C2D gets a tad warm, but certainly not hot enough for it to be uncomfortable on the lap. I've only occasionally run mine on my lap, usually opting to have it on a desk, but the times I've used it...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 10, 2007 at 09:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
By that I mean occasionally I have my iPod... 4,154 Views / 11 Replies  
By that I mean occasionally I have my iPod connected when I boot and it goes to grey screen. Since then I make sure the iPod isn't connected if I'm going to boot, so the occasions that an IPod is...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 10, 2007 at 07:21 PM, in macOS
Ah, well here it looks like the Alias is your... 1,001 Views / 8 Replies  
Ah, well here it looks like the Alias is your friend. On my external drive I have created a folder called External Drive Movies, in which I put all of the movies I want to reside on the external...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 7, 2007 at 07:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I keep full (non-iPod) movies on an external... 1,001 Views / 8 Replies  
I keep full (non-iPod) movies on an external drive, copying only those I want to watch on the go to the internal drive on my Macbook and then deleting them later, but I don't keep them in iTunes.
...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 7, 2007 at 06:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How about audacity? It's available for the Mac,... 1,030 Views / 7 Replies  
How about audacity? It's available for the Mac, records .wav, .mp3, .aiff, or whatever you want. I got my wife using it with her Macbook for recording memiors with the built-in microphone. I have...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 5, 2007 at 08:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Much like you, I also started out with a PPC Mini... 974 Views / 12 Replies  
Much like you, I also started out with a PPC Mini (actually, two; one for me and one for my wife.) Soon thereafter I lusted after a 20" iMac because the screen on those things are fantastic and I'm...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 5, 2007 at 09:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This may sound silly, but you don't happen to... 4,154 Views / 11 Replies  
This may sound silly, but you don't happen to have an iPod connected to it do you? Occasionally my Macbook will not boot/go greyscreen (and the fans fire up) if my iPod is connected. Disconnect the...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 2, 2007 at 08:12 PM, in macOS
I had a battery drain issue during sleep on my... 661 Views / 3 Replies  
I had a battery drain issue during sleep on my brand new Macbook that I called AppleCare about. The battery shouldn't go from 96% to 8% and not wake up from sleep without plugging in the power cord...
Posted by walkerjs, on Feb 1, 2007 at 12:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I recently got myself a white Macbook, and then... 1,420 Views / 20 Replies  
I recently got myself a white Macbook, and then subsequently needed to go out and get my wife a Macbook too. I opted for the black for her, which she likes muchly. We haven't had them long enough...
Posted by walkerjs, on Jan 30, 2007 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My employer uses a VPN which is Windows only, so... 962 Views / 23 Replies  
My employer uses a VPN which is Windows only, so I need to do some shell programming within the VM while IT's VPN is authenticated. I also use cygwin's X server whlie the VM is connected through...
Posted by walkerjs, on Jan 29, 2007 at 06:59 PM, in macOS
Well, as I sit here posting this on my Macbook... 962 Views / 23 Replies  
Well, as I sit here posting this on my Macbook with Safari (in the second monitor of my dual monitor setup) I have Parallels workstation running in another screen (using Virtue Desktops) with Windows...
Posted by walkerjs, on Jan 29, 2007 at 12:13 PM, in macOS
You know, I always though that a) Macs were too... 1,335 Views / 27 Replies  
You know, I always though that a) Macs were too expensive and b) it's funny that people feel compelled to color match the accesories to fit their Mac.

Today, I have a white Macbook, white iPod...
Posted by walkerjs, on Jan 27, 2007 at 08:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just got through sitting through a... 3,676 Views / 37 Replies  
I just got through sitting through a marketing-type meeting, (it's like a lecture, except you learn absolutely nothing and in fact I think it makes you a little stupider) and I'll tell you this:...
Posted by walkerjs, on Jan 26, 2007 at 01:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, in that case I would probably create a new... 1,748 Views / 32 Replies  
Well, in that case I would probably create a new applications folder elsewhere, drag the good folders over to that folder, then trash/recreate the entire folder complete with malformed named file. ...
Posted by walkerjs, on Jan 24, 2007 at 07:48 PM, in macOS
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