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Well, my mini is now sitting beside me and my... 2,807 Views / 34 Replies  
Well, my mini is now sitting beside me and my insane hatrid for TNT has been pushed out of my mind so I can, at least, make an effort to contain my excitement.

The words that come to mind are:...
Posted by WoD, on Mar 1, 2005 at 11:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
A kensington lock is about as secure as... 2,933 Views / 7 Replies  
A kensington lock is about as secure as selotaping a Mini onto the desk- if they have not updated their products then I should imagine they can still be defeated with a run of the mill biro, or other...
Posted by WoD, on Mar 1, 2005 at 07:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
Is it touch sensitive, how much did it cost, and... 1,435 Views / 5 Replies  
Is it touch sensitive, how much did it cost, and where did you get it?

I would love one of those small monitors to mount on top of my Yamaha keyboard for working with GarageBand - it would...
Posted by WoD, on Mar 1, 2005 at 05:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, mine is USB 2.0 / Firewire. So far I have... 1,342 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, mine is USB 2.0 / Firewire. So far I have successfully used it on USB 1.1, USB 2.0 and Firewire. My PC has USB 2.0 and Firewire, and so do mine and my girlfriends laptops (although they are...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 28, 2005 at 06:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, all I can say is - at least you do not have... 2,807 Views / 34 Replies  
Well, all I can say is - at least you do not have to deal with DHL.

Forget slow deliveries - they just steal your post. The only thing ever sent to me by DHL went "missing" and a friend of mine...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 28, 2005 at 05:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
I speak too f**king soon, it seems! TNT sent... 2,807 Views / 34 Replies  
I speak too f**king soon, it seems!

TNT sent what must have been a TEN TONNE lorry to deliver my friends, brothers IPod dock. It arrived safely.

Later, a small TNT van got HOPELESSLY LOST with...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 25, 2005 at 02:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sounds not unlike my own experiences with... 2,807 Views / 34 Replies  
Sounds not unlike my own experiences with delivery services- I freaking hate them!

All I can say is that I am glad I do not have to worry about my mini, it is being delivered elsewhere - hopefully...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 25, 2005 at 05:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
Using ethernet that would be slow, using wireless... 740 Views / 6 Replies  
Using ethernet that would be slow, using wireless ethernet that would be SLOW.

Even on USB 1.1 it takes only a couple of minutes to copy about 4gb of music onto an external Firewire formatted as...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 24, 2005 at 09:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Bluetooth Headset 504 Views / 1 Replies  
Well, my shiny new Mac mini has integrated bluetooth, and lacks an audio input - so I figured I would make good use of the bluetooth and overcome the lac of an audio-input by getting some fancy-pants...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 24, 2005 at 08:37 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I am pretty sure that HFS and Fat32 partitions... 740 Views / 6 Replies  
I am pretty sure that HFS and Fat32 partitions can not exist on the same drive.

You can use MacDisk - www.macdisk.com
or
MadDrive - www.macdrive.com

to read/write a Mac partitioned disk under...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 23, 2005 at 08:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Okay, I have absolutely no idea why you quoted me... 5,615 Views / 108 Replies  
Okay, I have absolutely no idea why you quoted me when stating that - but it is useful information nevertheless. I am currently using my TFT (bought for mini) with my laptop on VGA out, and a mate is...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 22, 2005 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
It seems the trouble with many forums is that you... 5,615 Views / 108 Replies  
It seems the trouble with many forums is that you only see peoples PROBLEMS and not their successes. Particularly the Apple Discussion forums.

What we need is another one of those sucess stories...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 22, 2005 at 11:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
Wow, some people really have nothing better to... 1,535 Views / 35 Replies  
Wow, some people really have nothing better to do. Like me:

First dictionary.com definition of mod:
"An unconventionally modern style of fashionable dress originating in England in the 1960s."
...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 22, 2005 at 08:36 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yamaha DGX-305 756 Views / 0 Replies  
Well, GargageBand certainly got my attention and I am heartily looking forward to laying down some "phat choons" with my Yamaha keyboard. It has USB out and works fine with my laptop/cakewalk... is...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 22, 2005 at 08:29 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I went to Overclockers UK, external drives,... 774 Views / 7 Replies  
I went to Overclockers UK, external drives, western digital and bought the one at the bottom. Wasting time comparing prices and fannying about just annoys me.

The Western Digital Media Centre was...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 22, 2005 at 08:21 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ha, RussS I see exactly what you mean about the... 1,820 Views / 20 Replies  
Ha, RussS I see exactly what you mean about the time in seconds, confusing! If only the other lot got the Firewire performance horribly wrong and it actually runs twice as fast - one can only dream...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 22, 2005 at 08:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
Formatting External Firewire HDD 1,342 Views / 2 Replies  
I intend to use a Firewire HHD to collaborate all of my music, video, image, and work data in one reasonably secure place. It will have to be compatble with Mac OS and Windows at a bare minimum, and...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 22, 2005 at 07:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the helpful responses, I was a tad... 2,188 Views / 20 Replies  
Thanks for the helpful responses, I was a tad apprehensive about mentioning the word "emulators" on the forum - but it turned out for the better.

Do these emulators with native gamepad support...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 22, 2005 at 05:23 AM, in Gaming
My girlfriend is an IT Technician and is taking... 4,259 Views / 115 Replies  
My girlfriend is an IT Technician and is taking an Open University computer/design course - yet she can not sit in front of a computer like I do for hours on end fiddling with arbitrary things,...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 21, 2005 at 12:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, so Microsoft have a sense of humor! I... 956 Views / 28 Replies  
Okay, so Microsoft have a sense of humor!

I resent you for making me waste a minute of my life scrolling through this thread before I finally got to reading that. It puts the final nail into the...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 21, 2005 at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh well, I am going for a 250gb Western Digital... 1,820 Views / 20 Replies  
Oh well, I am going for a 250gb Western Digital Media Centre External Firewire/USB 2.0 drive. Even if the Firewire performance on the mini is not that great the simple portability of the thing has...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 21, 2005 at 11:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Looks like it might well fill the role of a games... 2,188 Views / 20 Replies  
Looks like it might well fill the role of a games console - the Mac mini form factor is comparable to a gamecube someone sat on, so with a couple of gamepads you have an instant highly portable...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 21, 2005 at 11:24 AM, in Gaming
Mac Mini and ... Emulators 2,188 Views / 20 Replies  
Well, it seems to me like the Mac Mini utterly smashes any and all system requirements for classic console emulators - so I am naturally interested in knowing if there are any good SNES/NES/GENESIS...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 21, 2005 at 10:40 AM, in Gaming
For the record, the difference between page... 15,542 Views / 131 Replies  
For the record, the difference between page render times on my 2.8ghz VAIO with 512mb ram and my 600mhz Toshiba with 32mb ram is negligable.

The same applies to every other system in my house,...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 21, 2005 at 08:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ordered mid January, can not remember exactly... 3,735 Views / 64 Replies  
Ordered mid January, can not remember exactly when.

Estimated 17/02/05
Dispatched 19/02/05

Awaiting delivery via TNT from the Netherlands.

BTO - 1.42, BlueTooth, Airport, 80gb HDD, 512mb...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 21, 2005 at 08:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
KMremoteControl is just VNC without the video... 1,793 Views / 28 Replies  
KMremoteControl is just VNC without the video feed. It seems odd to pay money to have featues REMOVED from VNC!

Has anyone found a free alternative, or a way to use VNC without the video feed -...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 18, 2005 at 08:46 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Looks like the sub from the Harmon Kardon... 1,535 Views / 35 Replies  
Looks like the sub from the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks II, and a couple of regular apple pro speakers with LEDs attached.

I think I prefer the solid-white Creature II speakers to match my mini, if...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 18, 2005 at 08:28 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You got my attention with that 10" LCD... now if... 1,816 Views / 32 Replies  
You got my attention with that 10" LCD... now if only it could do 1024*768, had a USB connection for touch-screen and was half that price. One can only dream.

I think such a tiny LCD would...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 18, 2005 at 08:21 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Just buy a bigger single display (huge cinema... 1,045 Views / 7 Replies  
Just buy a bigger single display (huge cinema display, anyone?) - I know I would love my Mac mini to drive two displays - my wintel laptop does it so well using the TFT I bought in advance for the...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 18, 2005 at 07:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
So many people seem to overlook the possibility... 1,820 Views / 20 Replies  
So many people seem to overlook the possibility of using an external firewire hard-disk as a photoshop scratch disc and general place for storing files - rather than cracking open their macs and...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 18, 2005 at 07:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hanul nipped the problem in the bud there. The... 15,542 Views / 131 Replies  
Hanul nipped the problem in the bud there. The prospect of it being a hardware issue is clearly absurd.

The fact that it is a software issue is just another one of those software annoyances, I...
Posted by WoD, on Feb 17, 2005 at 09:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
 
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