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I'm relieved. For me, MacNN was always about the... 4,944 Views / 100 Replies  
I'm relieved. For me, MacNN was always about the forums, though the stories and reviews were also very important. In the age of reddit, twitter, etc, I'm not sure when I last posted to a bulletin...
Posted by milhous, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
reader50 says the forums will stay up past June:... 5,007 Views / 100 Replies  
reader50 says the forums will stay up past June: http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lounge/526346/forums-will-stay-up/

We should keep the forums going. Cloud computing is pretty cheap now, so I...
Posted by milhous, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Writing this from the mini. Ill try try making... 3,018 Views / 27 Replies  
Writing this from the mini. Ill try try making some calls tomorrow. This things sweet!
Posted by milhous, on Nov 18, 2013 at 11:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Try this? iCloud Keychain availability by country... 933 Views / 10 Replies  
Try this? iCloud Keychain availability by country (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6020)
Posted by milhous, on Nov 15, 2013 at 01:33 PM, in macOS
One thing I realized last night that might... 3,018 Views / 27 Replies  
One thing I realized last night that might dissuade people from going this route is that, to my knowledge, past iPads, and perhaps including the current generation, don't have a vibration motor, so...
Posted by milhous, on Nov 15, 2013 at 01:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Status: Shipped Delivery ETA next Thursday,... 3,018 Views / 27 Replies  
Status: Shipped

Delivery ETA next Thursday, but am sure it'll get here sooner.

This is nice because if all works out, I'll be able to cancel my Verizon account before a new billing cycle begins.
Posted by milhous, on Nov 15, 2013 at 01:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Status: Preparing for Shipment Next step:... 3,018 Views / 27 Replies  
Status: Preparing for Shipment

Next step: Shipped!
Posted by milhous, on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Just an update that I ordered a 32GB space gray... 3,018 Views / 27 Replies  
Just an update that I ordered a 32GB space gray mini with Verizon on Monday. The waiting game begins. Should be an interesting experiment! Let everyone know how it goes.
Posted by milhous, on Nov 13, 2013 at 05:21 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You're right with the miniaturization argument,... 3,018 Views / 27 Replies  
You're right with the miniaturization argument, and comparing iPhones to iPads directly isn't really fair as they're separate classes of devices. If I were a betting man, I'd say that the next iPad...
Posted by milhous, on Sep 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Audio Facetime is incredible, tried it the other... 3,018 Views / 27 Replies  
Audio Facetime is incredible, tried it the other day both while on 3G and Wifi on the 4S. It was great! To clarify, Skype and TextMe isn't considered VoIP by definition as it's a proprietary, non-SIP...
Posted by milhous, on Sep 28, 2013 at 03:45 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Interesting vest! Someone from MacRumors... 3,018 Views / 27 Replies  
Interesting vest!

Someone from MacRumors linked to The Tablet Butler (http://www.thetabletbutler.com/tablet-butler-ipad-case.html), an iPad mini holster!
Posted by milhous, on Sep 14, 2013 at 04:13 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
There's an app called TextMe (http://go-text.me)... 3,018 Views / 27 Replies  
There's an app called TextMe (http://go-text.me) that does both voice and SMS, and you have to buy minutes and texts a la carte. The only downside is that you're assigned a phone number closest to...
Posted by milhous, on Sep 13, 2013 at 10:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Not a bad idea regarding headsets, and since... 3,018 Views / 27 Replies  
Not a bad idea regarding headsets, and since Siri's abilities to do more should reduce the need to physically access the device all the time. I have a Motorola S305 stereo headset, essentially...
Posted by milhous, on Sep 13, 2013 at 05:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Proposition: Ditching iPhone for 4G iPad mini 3,018 Views / 27 Replies  
(X-posting to MacRumors, but a loooongtime MacNN'er)

I'm the kind of person wireless companies love because I pay $80-90/mo for voice minutes I hardly use and a data quota that I rarely exceed....
Posted by milhous, on Sep 12, 2013 at 07:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Did more testing, and think it's the Airport... 826 Views / 9 Replies  
Did more testing, and think it's the Airport Express.

I set-up an ad-hoc network between 3 machines with static IP addresses. The pings were nice and consistent, sub-10ms.

I tried the advice...
Posted by milhous, on Nov 13, 2011 at 07:38 PM, in Networking
True, though Network Utility says the link speed... 826 Views / 9 Replies  
True, though Network Utility says the link speed is at 144mbps, even with the G device attached.

Tomorrow, I'll test without the router by creating an ad-hoc network between Air, mini, then add my...
Posted by milhous, on Nov 13, 2011 at 04:54 AM, in Networking
4 devices are running N 2.4 Ghz, 1 is only G at... 826 Views / 9 Replies  
4 devices are running N 2.4 Ghz, 1 is only G at 54mpbs. Tried changing the Express to go to N 5Ghz, but realized the iPhone 4S doesn't support it, and leaving out the G device.

What's interesting...
Posted by milhous, on Nov 12, 2011 at 10:14 PM, in Networking
made a 100MB file using: mkfile 100m 100MB ... 826 Views / 9 Replies  
made a 100MB file using:

mkfile 100m 100MB


which turns out to be 104.9MB.

From Air to Mini: ~ 43 seconds.
From Mini to Air: 1m53seconds!
Posted by milhous, on Nov 12, 2011 at 04:31 PM, in Networking
Need a baseline of N transfer speeds 826 Views / 9 Replies  
Have an Airport Express N connecting an Air and a Mini all running N. I think the file transfers are really slow. Would appreciate it if someone could give me a real-world baseline for copying a file...
Posted by milhous, on Nov 12, 2011 at 08:17 AM, in Networking
I'm glad there are still some familiar names on... 3,530 Views / 116 Replies  
I'm glad there are still some familiar names on the forums since joining over 10 years ago.

Man, in the early days, I was on the forums constantly, needing help with my old PowerBook, speculating...
Posted by milhous, on Aug 31, 2011 at 10:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Allowing VNC to be accessible from the outside is... 6,113 Views / 25 Replies  
Allowing VNC to be accessible from the outside is a very bad thing. It places your computers at risk as port scanners will see you have services running and try to break in either with password...
Posted by milhous, on Sep 16, 2010 at 01:22 AM, in Networking
Maybe there's something under Universal Access... 35,930 Views / 6 Replies  
Maybe there's something under Universal Access settings in System Preferences?
Posted by milhous, on Mar 12, 2010 at 02:14 AM, in macOS
EXCELLENT find. Gotta love subsidizing crap... 928 Views / 28 Replies  
EXCELLENT find.

Gotta love subsidizing crap programming just like ineffective government programs.

I wouldn't mind the cable providers continuing to add channels that underperform and nobody...
Posted by milhous, on Mar 12, 2010 at 02:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I love MB. Was in a wrecker 7 years ago and... 5,881 Views / 226 Replies  
I love MB. Was in a wrecker 7 years ago and walked out unscathed.

I had an 86 560SEL, similar to this:
YouTube - Mercedes safety (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuWMoqa1FFg)

My father will buy...
Posted by milhous, on Jan 24, 2010 at 12:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Regardless, I am sorry for your loss. But I do... 788 Views / 8 Replies  
Regardless, I am sorry for your loss. But I do thank you for sharing because it will help others better understand this final, yet unfortunate stage of life.

I have a Great Aunt who's in hospice...
Posted by milhous, on Jan 23, 2010 at 11:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've been out of school for almost 5 years and... 1,037 Views / 24 Replies  
I've been out of school for almost 5 years and have been in various IT roles. I also have a CCNA so it's been fun learning how to troubleshoot networks, in addition to configuring switches and...
Posted by milhous, on Jan 23, 2010 at 11:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Great feedback, I can't wait to see Austin for... 586 Views / 5 Replies  
Great feedback, I can't wait to see Austin for myself. Thanks everyone!
Posted by milhous, on Sep 29, 2009 at 08:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone living in Austin, TX? 586 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi everyone.

I would like to go back to school, as well as to try living somewhere other than the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic where I've lived all my life. 27, born, raised, and educated in...
Posted by milhous, on Sep 28, 2009 at 10:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thank you, the dithering part was insightful. ... 903 Views / 11 Replies  
Thank you, the dithering part was insightful.

Yeah I know there are alternatives such as logmein, webex, gotomypc.com, etc. But they're all block from our proxy at work (mobileme included)....
Posted by milhous, on Jul 28, 2009 at 07:12 PM, in macOS
Sorry, I should've qualified. I am using Vine and... 903 Views / 11 Replies  
Sorry, I should've qualified. I am using Vine and running it as a service.
Posted by milhous, on Jul 28, 2009 at 08:43 AM, in macOS
VNC into Leopard from Windows over Internet is unusable 903 Views / 11 Replies  
I've tried my best in figuring this out for months, but I've essentially given up.

VNC performance is flat out unacceptable over the Internet regardless if it's a direct connection or through an...
Posted by milhous, on Jul 28, 2009 at 07:48 AM, in macOS
I don't know why i'm coming back to this thread,... 3,585 Views / 10 Replies  
I don't know why i'm coming back to this thread, but the whole concept of a magnetically attached plate of glass blows me away. and it's done in such an elegant, tasteful way.

apple!
Posted by milhous, on Jul 1, 2009 at 12:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm really waiting for Sandisk to come out... 2,807 Views / 16 Replies  
I'm really waiting for Sandisk to come out witheir their G3 SSD.

Prices for 60, 120, and 240GB will be 149, 249, and 499 respectively.

They were announced at CES in January.
Posted by milhous, on Jun 28, 2009 at 02:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Got any guides or links on how to do this? ... 1,304 Views / 8 Replies  
Got any guides or links on how to do this?

By certificate. Do you mean generating a private/public key pair?
Posted by milhous, on Jun 28, 2009 at 02:44 PM, in Networking
I'm pretty blown away by the solution since I... 3,585 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm pretty blown away by the solution since I don't own one myself.

YouTube - Easily remove a glass panel of the iMac (Mid 2007) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy0o2WdrN3M)
Posted by milhous, on Jun 27, 2009 at 01:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
currently, i port forward ssh from the router to... 1,304 Views / 8 Replies  
currently, i port forward ssh from the router to my mbp (only computer) so that I can vnc to it from work over an ssh tunnel. but even with a strong password, i don't like the idea that the router is...
Posted by milhous, on Jun 27, 2009 at 01:07 AM, in Networking
i'm kind of curious on how the airport extreme... 1,081 Views / 7 Replies  
i'm kind of curious on how the airport extreme base stations are. i've never owned one and i've been using a flashed linksys wrt54g for a while and it works fine except it craps out sometimes and has...
Posted by milhous, on Jun 27, 2009 at 01:01 AM, in Networking
it could be either or both of these 2 things: ... 827 Views / 3 Replies  
it could be either or both of these 2 things:

1. like steve626 said, there could be signal degredation/interference. make sure you're running the latest airport software through software update. ...
Posted by milhous, on Jun 27, 2009 at 12:51 AM, in Networking
a dual wan router may be able to perform load... 541 Views / 4 Replies  
a dual wan router may be able to perform load balancing (ex. sending an e-mail goes out 1 wan connection, an ichat session goes out the other) so that both lines are utilized, and offer failover in...
Posted by milhous, on Jun 27, 2009 at 12:40 AM, in Networking
Actually, what you have to do is tell the Mac... 598 Views / 2 Replies  
Actually, what you have to do is tell the Mac that when you want to access a certain site (IP address), that it needs to go out the interface that's connected to the dedicated upload line. This can...
Posted by milhous, on Jun 27, 2009 at 12:22 AM, in Networking
This is definitely an issue which will hopefully... 5,301 Views / 56 Replies  
This is definitely an issue which will hopefully be rectified in an OS update:

Apple - Support - Discussions - Battery hot after 3.0 update ......
Posted by milhous, on Jun 21, 2009 at 08:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I have to agree with gunnar. Battery life on my... 5,301 Views / 56 Replies  
I have to agree with gunnar. Battery life on my 3G S is pretty bad. Something is really chewing through the battery--hoping that it's gotta be a bug in the OS (among other bugs people have found).
...
Posted by milhous, on Jun 21, 2009 at 08:26 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Absolutely correct. This can be easily dealt with... 5,134 Views / 112 Replies  
Absolutely correct. This can be easily dealt with through aftermarket manufacturers. If Apple allows input devices to interface with the iPhone, there's no reason why a Griffin or any other Mac...
Posted by milhous, on May 23, 2009 at 01:55 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
things like this happen, so just call the airline... 1,323 Views / 12 Replies  
things like this happen, so just call the airline and see what's going on.

it's really no different than ordering something online and clicking the submit button twice, which submits two orders....
Posted by milhous, on Feb 22, 2009 at 11:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So in theory, Apple could charge $.01 and a... 4,010 Views / 90 Replies  
So in theory, Apple could charge $.01 and a $19.98 shipping charge for the upgrade disc. Problem solved.
Posted by milhous, on Feb 8, 2009 at 02:28 AM, in macOS
Aside the fact that I've been reading Drudge for... 2,232 Views / 16 Replies  
Aside the fact that I've been reading Drudge for over 10 years, I've seen those script errors a handful of times, but I've never seen when browsing Drudge.

Maybe it could do with Leopard's...
Posted by milhous, on Feb 8, 2009 at 02:20 AM, in macOS
Prediction: Snow Leopard will be free 4,010 Views / 90 Replies  
That's my thinking, plus a nominal fee for shipping.

They'll treat this just like the 10.1 release when people bought 10.0. Optimizations and footprint reductions are nice, but I can't see how...
Posted by milhous, on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:24 AM, in macOS
I work for a small hedge fund and morale is a bit... 2,832 Views / 110 Replies  
I work for a small hedge fund and morale is a bit low right now. The company grew tremendously in the early part of the year, and I came onboard in April. But we recently found out that year-end...
Posted by milhous, on Dec 22, 2008 at 01:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe no more beachballs? 3,100 Views / 39 Replies  
Maybe no more beachballs?
Posted by milhous, on Nov 1, 2008 at 10:14 PM, in macOS
Yeah, I've never understood why they're so... 20,829 Views / 514 Replies  
Yeah, I've never understood why they're so conservative with notebook resolutions. They should at the least offer higher-res screens as BTO options on the 15". My guess is that it has something to do...
Posted by milhous, on Oct 18, 2008 at 02:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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