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If you've turned it on, there's a password for... 955 Views / 19 Replies  
If you've turned it on, there's a password for your local airport network. This may be what you mean by "password for the router." Beyond that, file sharing usually requires a second password. ...
Posted by cpac, on Jan 14, 2009 at 12:22 AM, in Networking
Sure - but it's the redundancy that I hate - I... 1,559 Views / 3 Replies  
Sure - but it's the redundancy that I hate - I have no need for a second wireless hub or even the second USB port (and could do without plugging another thing in down there.

Having spent more...
Posted by cpac, on Jan 13, 2009 at 05:01 PM, in Networking
Yes, you could just change the file sharing... 955 Views / 19 Replies  
Yes, you could just change the file sharing password to avoid having the person who lives in your building who stole your laptop and wants to steal the files on your G5 from being able to do so.
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Posted by cpac, on Jan 13, 2009 at 02:45 PM, in Networking
you can certainly limit access to certain files;... 955 Views / 19 Replies  
you can certainly limit access to certain files; but you could also just turn file sharing off on the G5 if/when the laptop is stolen. If you're *that* concerned about security, you probably ought...
Posted by cpac, on Jan 13, 2009 at 01:42 PM, in Networking
airport express alternatives for iTunes streaming? 1,559 Views / 3 Replies  
Currently I've got a network/music/backup solution cobbled together over the years which has resulted in the following mess:

HP laserjet - cord plugged into laptop as needed to print
Scandisk HD...
Posted by cpac, on Jan 13, 2009 at 11:39 AM, in Networking
Not as much since I finished law school. ... 7,683 Views / 140 Replies  
Not as much since I finished law school. Basically I used it for Mail, web browsing (Omniweb, Camino, Safari), Acquisition, iTunes, iBank, running the remote access program (in X11) to get on at...
Posted by cpac, on Nov 1, 2007 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Finally! Today is finally the day I replace... 7,683 Views / 140 Replies  
Finally!

Today is finally the day I replace my well-aged and trusty Ti-Book Rev. A 500Mhz G4. It served me well for the past 6 and a half years, but now it's time to move on..

The revision was...
Posted by cpac, on Nov 1, 2007 at 10:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks all. I think I may just limp along... 1,264 Views / 17 Replies  
Thanks all.

I think I may just limp along until I upgrade the TiBook (it's been trusty for the past five years, but it's time for it to move on - perhaps with the next generation of books or the...
Posted by cpac, on Sep 22, 2006 at 06:46 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
firewire & newer "USB only" iPods 1,264 Views / 17 Replies  
Just received my new black nano and because I've got a 5+ year old TiBook 500, I only have USB 1 and syncing was VERY slow (as expected).

Now I'm wondering if, despite the fact that it didn't ship...
Posted by cpac, on Sep 19, 2006 at 03:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My initial paperwork was screwed up too, and I... 1,084 Views / 9 Replies  
My initial paperwork was screwed up too, and I haven't heard back.

Sounds like we can expect something by January 15th though... (i.e. w/in 120 days of August 16)
Posted by cpac, on Aug 31, 2006 at 08:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I actually asked when I was in the Apple store... 1,018 Views / 11 Replies  
I actually asked when I was in the Apple store last week. It's 14 days.
Posted by cpac, on Jul 31, 2006 at 02:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No - I'm the kind of guy who's had a TiBook for... 808 Views / 3 Replies  
No - I'm the kind of guy who's had a TiBook for the past six years or so, and doesn't want to spend any money repairing a very out-of-date machine.
Posted by cpac, on Jul 26, 2006 at 10:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
With most macs these days coming with... 1,896 Views / 23 Replies  
With most macs these days coming with wide-screens, horizontal space would seem to be the more abundant to use for tabs...
Posted by cpac, on Jul 25, 2006 at 02:37 PM, in Applications
TiBook dying, what should I replace it with? 808 Views / 3 Replies  
So my rev A. TiBook 500 which has been showing its age, has finally started to have significant power source problems (the metal tip in the middle of the power adapter plug broke off inside the PB...
Posted by cpac, on Jul 25, 2006 at 10:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
holy memory leaks batman. Leave it open for 30... 6,844 Views / 116 Replies  
holy memory leaks batman. Leave it open for 30 mins+ on my PB and the free space (2.4GB) goes down to near nothing and OSX warns me that I'm running out of hard drive space.

Still, it's nice to...
Posted by cpac, on May 14, 2006 at 03:32 PM, in Applications
Yep - I think it's fried. So I'll bring it in to... 594 Views / 3 Replies  
Yep - I think it's fried. So I'll bring it in to an Apple store next chance I get.
Posted by cpac, on Apr 12, 2006 at 04:58 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Excellent. Thank you. (Per my other post,... 4,571 Views / 48 Replies  
Excellent. Thank you.

(Per my other post, my shuffle just died, and should Apple choose not to replace it or fix it free, I'd like $50 off a nano...)
Posted by cpac, on Apr 8, 2006 at 02:41 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Shuffle wont charge 594 Views / 3 Replies  
So I've been using my trusty 512 shuffle for the past year or so without any problems at all.

Yesterday I go to plug it in to charge and instead of the usual light coming on/iTunes recognizing the...
Posted by cpac, on Apr 8, 2006 at 02:17 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yep - how damn long is this supposed to take? ... 4,571 Views / 48 Replies  
Yep - how damn long is this supposed to take?

Has anybody gotten paid yet?
Posted by cpac, on Apr 8, 2006 at 02:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
excellent. I can wait for a MWSF '07 Rev B.... 4,680 Views / 63 Replies  
excellent.

I can wait for a MWSF '07 Rev B. MBP (and I can hope that other innovations make that time frame - maybe even a new case design...)
Posted by cpac, on Mar 7, 2006 at 04:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My mother's got a G3 iBook, and wanting to... 715 Views / 1 Replies  
My mother's got a G3 iBook, and wanting to upgrade from iPhoto 2.x, she bought iLife '06.

iLife '06 seems to search for a G4 processor before the installer will even launch and so she's currently...
Posted by cpac, on Mar 5, 2006 at 06:12 PM, in Applications
Thanks. 663 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks.
Posted by cpac, on Mar 5, 2006 at 05:44 PM, in Applications
nobody knows? 663 Views / 3 Replies  
nobody knows?
Posted by cpac, on Mar 3, 2006 at 06:33 PM, in Applications
My apologies - I knew I'd forgotten a model in... 1,238 Views / 11 Replies  
My apologies - I knew I'd forgotten a model in there somewhere...
Posted by cpac, on Mar 3, 2006 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
X11 apps & intel macs 663 Views / 3 Replies  
I rely on Tarentella, an X11 app, to remotely access my work environment from my Mac. I'm considering upgrading my 5 year old TiBook 500 to a MBP and want to know what to expect regarding the above....
Posted by cpac, on Mar 2, 2006 at 01:01 PM, in Applications
MBP: Just a stop-gap akin to original PB G3? 1,238 Views / 11 Replies  
My TiBook 500mhz is on its last legs. It's been a trusty companion for the past 5 years, but it's showing its age and the time to upgrade is coming in the next 6 to 18 months. I'd jump on the MBP,...
Posted by cpac, on Mar 2, 2006 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Thanks for this. That's exactly the upgrade I'm... 3,039 Views / 22 Replies  
Thanks for this. That's exactly the upgrade I'm considering - though I'm under no time pressure, so who knows?
Posted by cpac, on Mar 2, 2006 at 12:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Looks like it may FINALLY be time to upgrade from... 75,965 Views / 767 Replies  
Looks like it may FINALLY be time to upgrade from my rev. A. TiBook 500.

The lack of a modem is a bummer (as my inlaws are technophobes and I've been dialing in when at their place), but I think...
Posted by cpac, on Jan 10, 2006 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MWSF - end of iBook/PB distinction - unity of "MacBook" 652 Views / 4 Replies  
http://www.macrumors.com/

Saw the rumor posted above about a singular "MacBook" to ship in February. The more I think about it, the more I like it.

iBook and PBs have had a large amount of...
Posted by cpac, on Jan 10, 2006 at 11:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I didn't say it did scream recent items, but the... 48,774 Views / 369 Replies  
I didn't say it did scream recent items, but the point is it's there. Moreover, you can put a recent items folder in the dock too. Or on the desktop itself.

The point is you can create a "recent...
Posted by cpac, on Oct 21, 2005 at 05:48 PM, in macOS
Probably about as many as would want an even... 15,830 Views / 154 Replies  
Probably about as many as would want an even thinner PB even if it had to keep the G4.

The thing is, most users computing tasks are not all that speed intensive. My Rev A TiBook 500 is (finally!)...
Posted by cpac, on Oct 21, 2005 at 05:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You're kidding right? (1) the corner of the... 48,774 Views / 369 Replies  
You're kidding right?

(1) the corner of the screen is just about the BIGGEST thing you can click on, since it's impossible to overshoot it in 2 directions (i.e. it's infinitely large in 2...
Posted by cpac, on Oct 21, 2005 at 05:27 PM, in macOS
How 'bout putting it somewhere universal? Like,... 48,774 Views / 369 Replies  
How 'bout putting it somewhere universal? Like, say, the Apple menu? That might work...
Posted by cpac, on Oct 21, 2005 at 05:07 PM, in macOS
Acutally, if you google for "bomb bus movie" the... 48,774 Views / 369 Replies  
Acutally, if you google for "bomb bus movie" the first hit you get is Speed - you don't even have to remember keanu reeves or how to spell it.

The web is proof that we can get along with a...
Posted by cpac, on Oct 21, 2005 at 05:05 PM, in macOS
THIS, would blow my mind: ... 48,774 Views / 369 Replies  
THIS, would blow my mind:
----------------------------------------------------

Stevenote 2010:

"Today we're going to reveal to you how Mac OS X 11.0 will get you back to the simple basics that...
Posted by cpac, on Oct 21, 2005 at 02:39 PM, in macOS
A couple thoughts: (1) keeping the current... 3,047 Views / 41 Replies  
A couple thoughts:

(1) keeping the current design doesn't really save apple much in terms of engineering effort since a whole different chipset means a whole different way of configuring innards....
Posted by cpac, on Sep 16, 2005 at 03:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
touch wheel & sometimes buttons become non-responsive on 40G 3G ipod 556 Views / 2 Replies  
As the topic says - my 3G 40 Gig iPod has picked up the habit of refusing to recognize touches. The buttons seem to be a tad more reliable than the touch wheel however, which is to say that they...
Posted by cpac, on Jul 12, 2005 at 02:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Print blank calendar in 10.4's iCal? 1,343 Views / 2 Replies  
Is there a way to do this?

When I turn off the options to print appointments and the like, I get a "there's nothing to print" message.

I just want nice looking blank calendar pages like I used...
Posted by cpac, on May 10, 2005 at 04:37 PM, in Applications
That's true - it's a diagramming application, not... 4,024 Views / 33 Replies  
That's true - it's a diagramming application, not a drawing or painting application.

Still, since all I would draw would be pseudo flow-charts anyway, the diagramming worked well for me. If you...
Posted by cpac, on May 6, 2005 at 07:45 AM, in Applications
I used OmniGraffle for my diagrams in notes. ... 4,024 Views / 33 Replies  
I used OmniGraffle for my diagrams in notes. They dont' happen often in law school, but that's what I used when I came across them.

As for easily making a sentence bold - highlight the sentence,...
Posted by cpac, on May 5, 2005 at 07:29 PM, in Applications
Things I'd still want, but haven't seen yet: ... 11,754 Views / 97 Replies  
Things I'd still want, but haven't seen yet:

-Movies
-BETTER yellowpages/white pages. Ideally using Google Local and giving map results.
-I like the weather thing apple's got, but I"d like it...
Posted by cpac, on May 1, 2005 at 06:39 PM, in Applications
Why not just use the Finder? - type comments or... 453 Views / 1 Replies  
Why not just use the Finder? - type comments or whatever into a .rtf file, and put it with whatever documetns you need to collect, in a folder?


Edit:

I guess you'll need various annotation...
Posted by cpac, on Apr 29, 2005 at 07:15 PM, in Applications
I'd be ecstatic if whatever support there is for... 532 Views / 2 Replies  
I'd be ecstatic if whatever support there is for Address Book and TextEdit allows me to make a workflow that auto-magically drafts letters for me. (I've come pretty far, but run up against certain...
Posted by cpac, on Apr 29, 2005 at 06:58 PM, in Applications
Word 2004 was released after I graduated. I... 4,024 Views / 33 Replies  
Word 2004 was released after I graduated. I don't think I would have used it however, as I really couldn't ask for much more than OmniOutliner gave me: - clean interface, quick/easy outline...
Posted by cpac, on Apr 29, 2005 at 06:55 PM, in Applications
That's not really helpful. What does "note... 4,024 Views / 33 Replies  
That's not really helpful. What does "note taking" mean to you? TextEdit is probably the cleanest and simplest text editor available to you - the question is what you want/need above that.

I...
Posted by cpac, on Apr 29, 2005 at 03:08 PM, in Applications
Good question. The answer is that when you... 964 Views / 12 Replies  
Good question. The answer is that when you compare the Mac OS to Windows, the Mac OS is superior. When you compare Office 2004 (mac) to Office XP (windows), Office 2004 is superior. Thus people...
Posted by cpac, on Apr 29, 2005 at 10:52 AM, in Applications
Except that PCs and Macs see path names... 733 Views / 10 Replies  
Except that PCs and Macs see path names differently. All windows paths (even to the server) will look something like: K:\Project\ExcelFile.xls - the same file on a Mac will look like...
Posted by cpac, on Apr 28, 2005 at 05:46 PM, in Applications
I just modified my toolbar so that it's fairly... 964 Views / 12 Replies  
I just modified my toolbar so that it's fairly minimal. (I'd post a screen shot, but I'm at work, where our Windows Word has four rows of buttons below the toolbar).

You can easily make it just...
Posted by cpac, on Apr 27, 2005 at 03:45 PM, in Applications
If you have Word, you can just create a full page... 726 Views / 10 Replies  
If you have Word, you can just create a full page of the same label by checking a box on the label creation page.
Posted by cpac, on Apr 26, 2005 at 08:11 PM, in Applications
just start typing the first name and wait for the... 493 Views / 2 Replies  
just start typing the first name and wait for the auto-complete.
Posted by cpac, on Apr 26, 2005 at 08:09 PM, in Applications
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