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General stuff - like, where onscreen new Finder... 253 Views / 3 Replies  
General stuff - like, where onscreen new Finder windows appear, where my Adium windows are positioned, etc. In my ideal situation, when I plugged in a larger external monitor, my Adium window would...
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 16, 2007 at 02:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
External LCD: window positions? 253 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey y'all! Thinking of getting an external monitor for a new MacBook Pro.

Thing is, I have all my windows in the apps I use setup *exactly* how I like them.

Does the OS remember this...
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 16, 2007 at 09:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MB to new MBPro - clone or not? 180 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey hey. Just got a new MacBook Pro to replace my maligned MacBook. In the past, I haven't had problems cloning drives (Carbon Copy Cloner) within relatively recent generations of hardware. This time...
Posted by JustinD, on Jun 11, 2007 at 03:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
17" MBPro - LCD bowing - opinions? 326 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey y'all!

Thinking about getting a 17" MacBook Pro. Thing is, I'm one picky bastard, and two of the ones I've seen on display so far don't close flush with the bottom case. What happens is, the...
Posted by JustinD, on Mar 12, 2007 at 06:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmm, just picked up an MX Revolution for my... 1,737 Views / 16 Replies  
Hmm, just picked up an MX Revolution for my MacBook - USB Overdrive of COURSE. But, USB Overdrive doesn't recognize the Search button on the top of the mouse! The Logitech software did (tried it...
Posted by JustinD, on Oct 18, 2006 at 07:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
FS: 1600GB RAID, eSATA, cheap! 242 Views / 0 Replies  
Nowhere else will you find a RAID this cheap! I think! =)

1600GB RAID - 4x 400GB Hitachi SATA drives, in two aluminum cases. Cases have fans to keep the drives running cool, and blue power LEDs....
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 14, 2006 at 05:45 PM, in Marketplace
Oh man, I just noticed that there were like a... 863 Views / 9 Replies  
Oh man, I just noticed that there were like a million lighters there! I don't let people smoke in my living room so I make everyone drop there lighters on my desk so they don't "forget." =)

I...
Posted by JustinD, on Jun 10, 2006 at 12:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Haha, yeah I know a lot of people will hate it... 863 Views / 9 Replies  
Haha, yeah I know a lot of people will hate it and say I committed a crime against humanity... but I kinda dig it. =D Chances are I'll get bored with it down the line and remove it.
Posted by JustinD, on Jun 9, 2006 at 04:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
as long as you don't rely on CS2 for your income,... 539 Views / 11 Replies  
as long as you don't rely on CS2 for your income, I think the performance is pretty acceptable (with enough RAM). I do a lot of freelance Photoshop work, and as I'm going to be selling my monster...
Posted by JustinD, on Jun 9, 2006 at 04:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Had to mod my MacBook 863 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah yeah, tribal designs are cliché, but I think it looks pretty good. That sea of black was begging for an accent.

FWIW, the MacBook's paint HATES standard vinyl laydowns. You need to lay it...
Posted by JustinD, on Jun 9, 2006 at 04:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't forget Oakley! Their bags aren't custom... 337,746 Views / 581 Replies  
Don't forget Oakley! Their bags aren't custom fitted, but they ALWAYS look awesome:

http://mi.oakley.com/site/media/cache/446a171579c63.png_242_0_0.jpg

http://www.oakley.com

Yay!
Posted by JustinD, on Jun 5, 2006 at 12:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Cleaning the MB screen! 1,816 Views / 8 Replies  
While the MacBook's glossy screen is way better than the glossy screen on my Fujitsu P7120... it's a horror to clean. Everything seems to leave a residue. My old faithful LCD/casing cleaning product,...
Posted by JustinD, on May 28, 2006 at 01:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
OWC is great, but you probably got fleeced on the... 2,563 Views / 40 Replies  
OWC is great, but you probably got fleeced on the price - you probably could have saved $30-$50 by grabbing it at NewEgg. I picked up soe great Gigaram 1GB chips (x2) for about $172. =D
Posted by JustinD, on May 27, 2006 at 02:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ben - you're so upset, then stop reading this... 3,342 Views / 50 Replies  
Ben - you're so upset, then stop reading this forum.

Anyway, it's wear, not grease, sweat, stains, water, oil, etc. I have a right to complain as it's just like a new car's paint flaking after a...
Posted by JustinD, on May 26, 2006 at 12:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Trackpad wear after 3 days! 3,342 Views / 50 Replies  
So I've had my black MB for about 3 days. Used it about 4 hours a night. Looking at the trackpad in the right light, there's already sings of wear - that "shiny" look that you see on older iBooks and...
Posted by JustinD, on May 25, 2006 at 11:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Better than the iBook, worse than the 12" PB, in... 1,759 Views / 30 Replies  
Better than the iBook, worse than the 12" PB, in terms of volume. I'm actually pretty disappointed by the volume - but tiny speakers, what do ya expect...
Posted by JustinD, on May 24, 2006 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Unfortunately, I kinda expected having SOME... 556 Views / 3 Replies  
Unfortunately, I kinda expected having SOME problem with it. A few recent Apple purchases and their failures have been:

• Dual 2.0 G5 - known video card issue, replaced
• iMac G5 20" - known...
Posted by JustinD, on May 22, 2006 at 01:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook iSight DOA... 556 Views / 3 Replies  
Argh! just got my black MacBook, and the iSight is DOA. Can't believe it! Yet another product from my favorite company that's had some sort of major, known issue within the first 3 months. Sending it...
Posted by JustinD, on May 22, 2006 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'da paid an extra $200 for a decent mobile... 1,032 Views / 18 Replies  
I'da paid an extra $200 for a decent mobile graphics chipset! Grrr...
Posted by JustinD, on May 20, 2006 at 05:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That Booq ones looks wicked hot! 337,746 Views / 581 Replies  
That Booq ones looks wicked hot!
Posted by JustinD, on May 20, 2006 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
WHOA whoa whoa - to the guy below that wanted to... 1,255 Views / 21 Replies  
WHOA whoa whoa - to the guy below that wanted to buy one: this is the PATA model. You need the SATA model that is not out yet. Specs for the model that Stradlater cited:
...
Posted by JustinD, on May 19, 2006 at 04:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Seagate's Momentus 2.5" 5400RPM 160GB drive with... 1,255 Views / 21 Replies  
Seagate's Momentus 2.5" 5400RPM 160GB drive with SATA is coming out soon - the PATA version is already out. Perpendicular and all that jazz. I'm holding off until this bad boy is out!
Posted by JustinD, on May 18, 2006 at 07:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
SATA -> FireWire 400, recommendations? 349 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey everyone!

I currently have a 1.6TB RAID, using 4x Hitachi 400GB SATA drive, two per an aluminum eSATA enclosure. This is SATA to SATA, so there's plenty of products to do this.

But, there...
Posted by JustinD, on May 18, 2006 at 07:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ah, as usual, we Education Store customers get... 8,803 Views / 186 Replies  
Ah, as usual, we Education Store customers get the shaft. We get the big one right up the rear. No matter if you're ordering as a student/teacher, or as an intitution (as I did), we always get _the...
Posted by JustinD, on May 18, 2006 at 01:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
coreaudiod x2 = no UI sounds? 319 Views / 0 Replies  
Argh. For some reason that I can't track down, coreaduiod has two running threads when I believe normally it has only one - when this happens, my UI sounds (trash emptying, copying folders, etc) stop...
Posted by JustinD, on Feb 19, 2006 at 05:14 AM, in Mac OS X
FS: loaded PowerMac Dual 2.7GHz, 8GB RAM, great for pro work! 382 Views / 3 Replies  
Selling my Dual 2.7GHz PowerMac! It's pretty loaded:

- Dual 2.7GHz G5s (obviously =)
- 8GB RAM (paired by spec & manufacturer)
- 250GB drive + 120GB drive
- ATI Radeon X850 XT video card
-...
Posted by JustinD, on Dec 12, 2005 at 11:56 AM, in Marketplace
Thanks for the advice! 424 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks for the advice!
Posted by JustinD, on Dec 12, 2005 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
Fair price for loaded DP2.7GHz? 424 Views / 2 Replies  
(Admins: please move this if another area is better - obviously didnt want to post in the Sales forum due to rules.)

I've got a Dual 2.7GHz PowerMac that I'm thinking of selling. It's in...
Posted by JustinD, on Dec 11, 2005 at 03:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
moving RAID btwn Macs? 280 Views / 0 Replies  
Hey all!

I have a Dual 2.7GHz PowerMac with a 1.5TB internal raid (4x Hitcahi 400GB drives, SATA) running off of a Tempo 4+4 SATA PCI card.

But I want a Quad. ("Why?" "Because me wantee." What...
Posted by JustinD, on Dec 7, 2005 at 05:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
I said in my posting that I can't do a standard... 1,132 Views / 14 Replies  
I said in my posting that I can't do a standard RMA - extrapolate that using some sense and you can see that I've obviously already talked to them.

Also, you can bite me, where do you get off...
Posted by JustinD, on Sep 12, 2005 at 11:15 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for sending me a SCRATCHED NANO! 1,132 Views / 14 Replies  
Man, just got my nano via FedEx. Opened that bad boy up and - IT'S ALL SCRATCHED UP!

Yessir, on the back there are little pockmarks, like the thing was hit with hail. On the front, there are two...
Posted by JustinD, on Sep 12, 2005 at 10:22 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I go through inexpensive (for me that's $40-$90)... 2,054 Views / 36 Replies  
I go through inexpensive (for me that's $40-$90) earbud-style headphone like underwear, until I got a pair of Audio Technica earbuds:
...
Posted by JustinD, on Sep 9, 2005 at 10:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Zen Vision, compatible? 301 Views / 1 Replies  
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/0,1206,l=&s=26242&a=157415,00.asp

Been looking for a portable video player, and the new Zen Vision from Creative definitely floats my boat...

'Course, for a...
Posted by JustinD, on Aug 4, 2005 at 05:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey kids, Just finished setting up my new... 5,454 Views / 46 Replies  
Hey kids,

Just finished setting up my new dual 2.7 with 850xt...

In short, it positively pwn3s. I'm a UT2k4 guy, I play on Cain's Lair Onslaught server. Fired that sucker up, pushed all the...
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 22, 2005 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Quickie DP2.7 w/ X850xt review... 1,093 Views / 9 Replies  
Just setup my new Dual 2.7GHz tower with ATI X850xt card and Dell 20 LCD. The rest of the setup includes Logitech Z-2300 speakers (still in need of a little breaking-in), MX1000 laser mouse, and...
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 22, 2005 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
CompUSA. I woulda got them from Amazon for like... 476 Views / 3 Replies  
CompUSA. I woulda got them from Amazon for like $40 less and saved on tax but as the building where I work was closed last week, I couldn't have them delivered.
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 21, 2005 at 11:26 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Z-2300 review: BOOOOOM 476 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm a huge fan of Logitech's Z-3 speaker line. For $60-$80 bucks I don't think you can find a better set of 2.1 speakers. Clean sound, solid bass, and they look great.

But I'm getting a new DP2.7...
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 20, 2005 at 10:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'd say Logitech MX1000 wireless laser mouse -... 460 Views / 5 Replies  
I'd say Logitech MX1000 wireless laser mouse - best mouse EVAR.

But if it's wired you want, I use a Logitech MX510, a Razer Boomslang (non-optical but fantastic), both are great buys.
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 20, 2005 at 10:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Oh man. As if this week couldn't get any worse...... 5,454 Views / 46 Replies  
Oh man. As if this week couldn't get any worse...

So since I ordered my PM on the 7th I've been checking the order status. On the night of the 14th, it showed it was shipped, with a FedEx tracking...
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 19, 2005 at 08:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just FYI, I ordered a Dual 2.7GHz box (upped: RAM... 5,454 Views / 46 Replies  
Just FYI, I ordered a Dual 2.7GHz box (upped: RAM to 1GB, BT, and of course X850). Estimated time was 3-5 business days. Ordered on the 7th, it shipped on the 13th. So it looks like they have decent...
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 17, 2005 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
iMacG5 HD as startup in new Dual 2.7? 296 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey kids,

I sold my 20" iMac G5 1.8GHz for a new PowerMac Dual 1.7GHz. I had a 400GB SATA drive in the iMac and the Tiger install (10.4.1) setup exactly the way I wanted (CandyBar icon set, theme,...
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 17, 2005 at 09:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for all the good ideas everyone! 1,391 Views / 25 Replies  
Thanks for all the good ideas everyone!
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 10, 2005 at 08:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, after more research the state of tape is... 1,391 Views / 25 Replies  
Yeah, after more research the state of tape is definitely lousy for anything over 250GB.

Nugget - you're right, I had specified the wrong RAID type - I did mean 2x 400GB drives in a RAID-0...
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 7, 2005 at 12:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
How in the hack to backup 800GB RAID? 1,391 Views / 25 Replies  
So I found I'm in need of a nice fat RAID in my G5. To start, I'm going for dual 400GB drives config'd in a RAID-1.

'Course then it occurred to me - how the heck can I back that up? Even if I'm...
Posted by JustinD, on Jul 6, 2005 at 11:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
PCI card for viewing cable TV... 329 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey guys,

In the interest of saving desk space I'm looking for a PCI card - I know there are external units that do this (El Gato's to think of one) but that would be another piece of equipment on...
Posted by JustinD, on Jun 28, 2005 at 07:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
try getting the AC3 codec: ... 475 Views / 3 Replies  
try getting the AC3 codec:

http://www.insaneness.com/
Posted by JustinD, on May 4, 2005 at 10:43 PM, in Applications
Well I'm glad I wasn't the only one Hoopz! It's a... 495 Views / 7 Replies  
Well I'm glad I wasn't the only one Hoopz! It's a fully reproducable bug for obvious reasons - get info on an app, remove the .app extension and replace it with something like "6.0". Bam, your app is...
Posted by JustinD, on May 4, 2005 at 12:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, I fixed it, but am still DYING to know how... 495 Views / 7 Replies  
Well, I fixed it, but am still DYING to know how this happened. I think it has something to do with MacHacha - since that is an app that combined split files (ending in extensions like .0, .1, .2,...
Posted by JustinD, on May 3, 2005 at 08:39 PM, in Mac OS X
That JiWire app does not find access points, it... 481 Views / 4 Replies  
That JiWire app does not find access points, it just... umm... locates them. You punch in hwere you are, it access a database, and gives you pay and free WiFi APs.

fisherKing and myself, and I'm...
Posted by JustinD, on May 3, 2005 at 08:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Application turned into a document? Wacky, help! 495 Views / 7 Replies  
This is a first in my many many years in the world of computers.

Okay it's OS X specific, but still, odd. Did a few quick searches on it but I thought I could get some good feedback here. (running...
Posted by JustinD, on May 3, 2005 at 07:40 PM, in Mac OS X
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