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20" iMac with 512MB Ram is practically... 5,541 Views / 125 Replies  
20" iMac with 512MB Ram is practically unplayable.

I will consider it if I ever buy a G5 Dualie with a Radeon 9800 video card. It's a beautiful game, but no fun if you cannot play it.

If you...
Posted by SillyMe, on Feb 16, 2004 at 02:48 PM, in Gaming
I just GOTTA chime in. Folks who buy PCs... 10,564 Views / 104 Replies  
I just GOTTA chime in.

Folks who buy PCs using cost as the primary basis deserve what they get.

Case in point, my brother. He got a new Dell one year ago this month. So far, he has...
Posted by SillyMe, on Feb 14, 2004 at 03:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hacking Stickies' Transparency 498 Views / 1 Replies  
Is there a way to hack the default transparency level in the Stickies app, ala the old Terminal hack?

I checked macosxhints, but no luck.

I want to make the stickies MORE transparent.
...
Posted by SillyMe, on Feb 9, 2004 at 12:02 PM, in Applications
Any USB Ethernet avail for Mac? 516 Views / 3 Replies  
I have an iMac flat panel (700MHz) that has a screwed up ethernet port. MacOS X cannot store any values for it, it pauses forever, and needless to say, will not obtain an address manually or via...
Posted by SillyMe, on Jan 12, 2004 at 03:30 PM, in Networking
Yeah, you read that right. My original 5GB... 895 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, you read that right.

My original 5GB iPod gets about 5 hours. My 3G iPod gets an average of 4 hours life. Of course I fish around a lot so the HD spins frequently.
Posted by SillyMe, on Jan 11, 2004 at 12:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
MINI Review 895 Views / 4 Replies  
After watching the keynote I was a bit under whelmed by the announcements.

I got a chance to catch the last day of Macworld in San Francisco. When I picked up the MINI... WOW!

Steve was right,...
Posted by SillyMe, on Jan 11, 2004 at 11:38 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Firewire Flash Drives (Thumb) 595 Views / 2 Replies  
I have been looking all over for a company that makes a Firewire flash/thumb drive.

The closest I came was this:...
Posted by SillyMe, on Nov 25, 2003 at 11:52 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Xserves and Education at Apple Store 570 Views / 1 Replies  
It depends on your school For example, in Austin, the Austin ISD stores do not show Xserves. However, the store setup for the UT School of Law do. It just depends.

SM
Posted by SillyMe, on Nov 24, 2003 at 11:54 PM, in macOS
Significant usage of diputes leading to... 1,367 Views / 32 Replies  
Significant usage of diputes leading to chargebacks can affect your credit rating in a negative way. Also, if the credit card company determines/rules the charge to be appropriate after...
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 29, 2003 at 02:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Personally, I really think Apple is missing an... 797 Views / 7 Replies  
Personally, I really think Apple is missing an opportunity by not introducing an iMac with a 19" LCD. At $1999, I would snap one of these up in a heartbeat.
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 28, 2003 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
I was thinking in terms of updates that wouldn't... 797 Views / 7 Replies  
I was thinking in terms of updates that wouldn't require a motherboard update, etc. But hey, you never know what those Apple folks are capable of in short order!
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 28, 2003 at 04:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Oh yeah, given that a current 17" iMac with a... 797 Views / 7 Replies  
Oh yeah, given that a current 17" iMac with a feature set close to this goes for $2148 on the Apple Store, I would expect Apple to offer the Special Edition (19" LCD) for around $2199 +/- $100 in...
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 28, 2003 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
2004 Special Edition iMac - Realistic Feature Set? 797 Views / 7 Replies  
I've been tossing around the idea of what reasonable feature set would Apple could use if they decided to produce a Special Edition iMac for January. Here's what I would love to see:

* 100%...
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 28, 2003 at 04:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
How bout you guys just read a book or go walk the... 702 Views / 14 Replies  
How bout you guys just read a book or go walk the dog. I certainly don't care to have to muddle through EVERYONE'S silly shipping date fiasco.

It will get there when it gets there.
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 24, 2003 at 04:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Old Skool: Gopher client for OSX? 1,068 Views / 2 Replies  
I am wondering if there is a gopher client for OSX.

I know MS killed gopher in IIS4 (if memory serves). Nobody was using it and it was a big hole. But I kinda wish it would make a come back. No...
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 21, 2003 at 02:36 AM, in Applications
New Battery - Run it Dry, or Charge Full on first use 595 Views / 3 Replies  
I bought a new battery for my iBook 600. Out of the box it has three bars (our of four) charge.

Do I put it in and run it down to nothing, or do I go ahead and charge it to full, then run it...
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 11, 2003 at 11:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Crackly! :) 709 Views / 2 Replies  
Crackly! :)
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 8, 2003 at 05:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
Believe it or not, I'm actually sticking up for... 1,947 Views / 27 Replies  
Believe it or not, I'm actually sticking up for you pre-order willies.

I think the sentiment is if the machine is released close to the release of Panther, the machines should run the latest OS. ...
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 7, 2003 at 01:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
I didn't realize George Bush read Macnn! 3,120 Views / 34 Replies  
I didn't realize George Bush read Macnn!
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 7, 2003 at 12:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Three big fat daddies for a dualie G5, and no... 1,947 Views / 27 Replies  
Three big fat daddies for a dualie G5, and no free upgrade coupon. Pretty damn shitty if you ask me.

I've said it all along: It never pays to be an Apple early adopter!
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 7, 2003 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Let down? Sheesh, why would you get your hopes... 934 Views / 7 Replies  
Let down? Sheesh, why would you get your hopes UP in the first place after Apple has delayed the last three or so major hardware releases? The ship date, oh yeah, right! Those are always accurate....
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 7, 2003 at 12:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hey aaanorton, There is poetic justice here,... 2,997 Views / 68 Replies  
Hey aaanorton,

There is poetic justice here, though. All of the whiny bitches who complain about their G5 being delayed will have to PAY FOR PANTHER! By the time they get their G5 out of the box...
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 3, 2003 at 11:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yawn! Find the easter egg on my site yet, freak? 1,533 Views / 29 Replies  
Yawn! Find the easter egg on my site yet, freak?
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 2, 2003 at 09:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree with aaanorton. The general pissiness is... 2,997 Views / 68 Replies  
I agree with aaanorton. The general pissiness is overwhelming. It's like watching a two year old put on the act.

Grow up, G5 weenies.

aaanorton, you rock!
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 2, 2003 at 12:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nice try, really! You are the reason people... 1,533 Views / 29 Replies  
Nice try, really! You are the reason people should never post anything remotely personal in their profile.

I do contract work, and that website is outdated. I've already started a new contract. ...
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 2, 2003 at 11:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
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Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 1, 2003 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
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Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 1, 2003 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
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Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 1, 2003 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
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Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 1, 2003 at 06:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
I installed three updates/patches to my WinXP box... 13,180 Views / 63 Replies  
I installed three updates/patches to my WinXP box this week. My XP box does one thing: Battlefield 1942. My Mac does the rest.

My MacOS X box was updated/patched zero times this week.

My...
Posted by SillyMe, on Aug 22, 2003 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
cough RIPOFF cough! 13,180 Views / 63 Replies  
cough RIPOFF cough!
Posted by SillyMe, on Aug 22, 2003 at 05:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have three working G3 boxes. My father is a DJ... 4,889 Views / 38 Replies  
I have three working G3 boxes. My father is a DJ and we are currently using the boxes to convert his 30,000 song collection from CD to MP3. It takes quite a while to encode that many CDs,...
Posted by SillyMe, on Aug 12, 2003 at 11:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
G3 B&W and Cheapo CDRW (IDE) 632 Views / 5 Replies  
I have several G3 B&W machines with dead CD drives. I want to buy several cheap (<$50) CD-RW IDE drives to replace them. I'm running Jaguar.

Will one of those cheapo Memorex CDRW ($40) IDE...
Posted by SillyMe, on Aug 12, 2003 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks guys! My B&W has plenty of RAM, and I... 968 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks guys! My B&W has plenty of RAM, and I just want to spend a little money on this computer... no more than about $75. I think I will spring for the Radeon 7000 PCI, and I may try the...
Posted by SillyMe, on Jul 28, 2003 at 01:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
From Crucial: Maximum memory: 8192MB ... 1,761 Views / 12 Replies  
From Crucial:

Maximum memory: 8192MB
Standard memory: 512MB removable
Special Info:
Slots: 8 (4 banks of 2)
Explanation of memory terms

The largest they sell is 512MB-- 4GB max.
Posted by SillyMe, on Jul 26, 2003 at 12:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
Best Vid Card for B&W PowerMac 968 Views / 11 Replies  
I want the best video card for the money, new or used, for my bitchin' Blue & White G3 300. Note, I may update the processor to a "wicked fast" 500Mhz G3.

I use OSX 10.2.x. I use it primarily...
Posted by SillyMe, on Jul 26, 2003 at 12:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ouch 636 Views / 4 Replies  
Ugh... is that a hardware limitation or a limitation in the OS?

The box has Jaguar on it, and all in all, it runs really well.

-SM
Posted by SillyMe, on Jul 21, 2003 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
200+ GB Hard Drive and B&W G3 636 Views / 4 Replies  
Are there any limitations to adding a 200-300GB IDE hard drive (non-serial ata) to a PowerMac G3 300Mhz box?

Wanna double check before I plop my $ down.

Thanks!
Posted by SillyMe, on Jul 21, 2003 at 07:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
$100 Rebate 2,990 Views / 38 Replies  
Oh yeah, I forgot to include in my earlier post that ChumpUSA also never sent me a $100 rebate for a 17" monitor I bought. I sent it in on time, and everything was accurate (triple-checked it).
...
Posted by SillyMe, on Jul 13, 2003 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
My scary CompUSA story 2,990 Views / 38 Replies  
After having my PowerBook in service for almost three months, I vowed to NEVER buy anything from CompUSA again.

The extended warranty they sold me ($350) amounted to to a major pain. I had to...
Posted by SillyMe, on Jul 6, 2003 at 12:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
All fixed 1,529 Views / 21 Replies  
This update fixed the problems on my 30GB (filled to the brim with music).

The most annoying was the electrostatic pop. FIXED!

A close second was the delay when browsing all 6000 songs in one...
Posted by SillyMe, on Jun 19, 2003 at 07:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: iPod in my Accord 2,067 Views / 26 Replies  
Where did you buy that Belkin part? Their website shows it is not yet available!

Derek
Posted by SillyMe, on Jun 11, 2003 at 10:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
30GB iPod Slower? 651 Views / 5 Replies  
I recently got a 30GB iPod to replace my venerable 5GB original model. Honestly, it took me about a week and a half to get used to the new buttons. It was a tough adjustment for me as I have the...
Posted by SillyMe, on Jun 2, 2003 at 02:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Stopping AppleShare mounts at startup 3,436 Views / 0 Replies  
OK, I *should* know this. In fact, I *think* I know the answer, but rather than screw up my AppleShare IP server, I will ask the experts.

This computer has two uses, Appleshare IP and Retrospect....
Posted by SillyMe, on Feb 10, 2003 at 01:54 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
DHCP & Configuring Subnets 809 Views / 1 Replies  
Need help! I have a friend going to Law School in the DC area. Judging by his email, I think he needs a way to configure a subnet mask WHILE using DHCP. I gather the law school has segmented it's...
Posted by SillyMe, on Sep 24, 2002 at 02:33 PM, in Networking
Thank you for your advice! SM 436 Views / 7 Replies  
Thank you for your advice!
SM
Posted by SillyMe, on May 29, 2002 at 07:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook 600 for $1000 - Worth it? 436 Views / 7 Replies  
iBook 600, 256MB, Combo Drive, 12" screen, originally refurbished for $1000. Is this a good deal in light of the new models?

SM
Posted by SillyMe, on May 28, 2002 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Easy... <a href="http://www.transintl.com"... 500 Views / 14 Replies  
Easy... <a href="http://www.transintl.com" target="_blank">www.transintl.com</a> (Trans International).

We have bought TONS of ram there. It is quality. The service is great-- even when you...
Posted by SillyMe, on May 28, 2002 at 07:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Unrelated, yet funny: My friend bought a new... 889 Views / 49 Replies  
Unrelated, yet funny:

My friend bought a new Kodak top of the line (at the time) digital camera this February. He got a great deal, like $150 off MSRP WITH the docking station.

Anyway, to make...
Posted by SillyMe, on May 24, 2002 at 07:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The iBook rev A and B are GREAT tanks (blueberry,... 503 Views / 26 Replies  
The iBook rev A and B are GREAT tanks (blueberry, tangering, and original graphite on translucent plastics)! I love them. They run OS X OK, given enough RAM. The biggest issue with these computers...
Posted by SillyMe, on May 20, 2002 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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