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Actually, the Perl in the book is not very well... 500 Views / 6 Replies  
Actually, the Perl in the book is not very well writtten. Not only is it totally illegible (bad, bad form!), but it doesn't work either -- there's a mistake in the program.

And how do I know this?...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 23, 2001 at 04:17 PM, in Developer Center
Well, let me just answer for both my Macs. One is... 1,211 Views / 71 Replies  
Well, let me just answer for both my Macs. One is a late 2001 iBook, 256MB RAM, 30GB HD. Not partitioned, never booted OS 9. The other is a G4 DP 500 with 256MB RAM, 40GB HD partitioned into an OS X...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 23, 2001 at 11:08 AM, in macOS
Well, you know, credit where credit's due.... 775 Views / 19 Replies  
Well, you know, credit where credit's due. Besides, I've learned in my time as teacher that positive reinforcement works so much better: don't bring 'em down when they do something stupid, but praise...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 22, 2001 at 04:35 PM, in macOS
There's been another thread on here in which... 775 Views / 19 Replies  
There's been another thread on here in which quite the opposite conclusion was reached: it's safe to delete the swap files. It might not be necessary, and it might be fighting symptoms rather than...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 22, 2001 at 04:16 PM, in macOS
Now that you mention it... I haven't heard iTunes... 378 Views / 3 Replies  
Now that you mention it... I haven't heard iTunes skip either. Hmm, not bad.
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 22, 2001 at 03:16 PM, in macOS
I doubt complete paranoia about doing anything... 507 Views / 22 Replies  
I doubt complete paranoia about doing anything out of the ordinary is the kind of experience Apple intended for X. Perhaps Apple should, as they did with that whole 'unsupported OpenGL' thing, simply...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 22, 2001 at 03:14 PM, in macOS
If you want just the IP address, then do: ... 975 Views / 13 Replies  
If you want just the IP address, then do:

<font face = "courier">ifconfig -a | grep inet | grep -v 127.0.0.1|awk '{print $2}'</font>

This way you filter out all the less important info from the...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 22, 2001 at 09:31 AM, in macOS
Sorry, no GUI for you, I only know the UNIX way.... 775 Views / 19 Replies  
Sorry, no GUI for you, I only know the UNIX way. There is probably an app which can help you (BatChmod or XRay or whatever's new from versiontracker), but I don't have it. Here's what I do:

1]...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 21, 2001 at 11:14 AM, in macOS
Isn't there an equation that more RAM means... 767 Views / 55 Replies  
Isn't there an equation that more RAM means longer startup time? We have an NT machine here with 640MB which takes absolutely ages to start, compared to the minutes it takes a similar machine with...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 21, 2001 at 10:30 AM, in macOS
What I meant to say was that BeOS was radically... 1,622 Views / 118 Replies  
What I meant to say was that BeOS was radically different as an OS, and it simply didn't 'take' with the general public partly because it was introduced too late and partly because it just couldn't...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 21, 2001 at 10:11 AM, in macOS
I don't know much, but I do know that they use... 1,033 Views / 17 Replies  
I don't know much, but I do know that they use very different JAVA implementations: I could open the macindex.html with my current JAVA installation on an NT box, but for the Windows one I'm asked to...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 21, 2001 at 09:31 AM, in macOS
I think he was referring to the updates that... 1,622 Views / 118 Replies  
I think he was referring to the updates that speed up OSX. And it's the speed/responsiveness of OS X which slowly but steadily appears to improve.

BeOS thought they could cannonball in and make a...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 21, 2001 at 09:20 AM, in macOS
Lol. "Godverdomme bromfietser!" It's a joke, of... 1,622 Views / 118 Replies  
Lol. "Godverdomme bromfietser!" It's a joke, of course, and totally true.
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 21, 2001 at 08:23 AM, in macOS
Personally, I find responsiveness not all that... 513 Views / 6 Replies  
Personally, I find responsiveness not all that important. As X is now it is, IMHO, 'responsive enough', both on my iBook and my G4 (though I wouldn't want to run Limewire on my iBook if given the...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 21, 2001 at 08:12 AM, in macOS
I have this problem whenever I've run a VNC... 375 Views / 2 Replies  
I have this problem whenever I've run a VNC server -- the computer will go to Screensaver, but not to sleep. Logging out and back in fixes the problem for me.
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 21, 2001 at 06:41 AM, in macOS
Actually, the top command has a little bug that... 413 Views / 8 Replies  
Actually, the top command has a little bug that makes it possible for a process to use more than 100% of the CPU -- both my G4 DP and my iBook can produce it. This is the case with most top commands....
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 21, 2001 at 06:21 AM, in macOS
As I like the Iridium Quicksilver colour scheme I... 343 Views / 3 Replies  
As I like the Iridium Quicksilver colour scheme I thought I'd give this one a whirl. Unfortunately it produced a

<font face = "courier">Error: no such frame type: Iridium Quickilver</font>

No...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 20, 2001 at 12:46 PM, in macOS
G4 forgets passwords after deep sleeping. 341 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi there,

Not that this is much of a problem, more a curiosity, but whenever I put my computer to sleep at night, it forgets any and all passwords it should know.

An example:

I put my...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 20, 2001 at 05:26 AM, in macOS
I found this one which, although a little... 843 Views / 22 Replies  
I found this one which, although a little propagandistic, is true enough: http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/jfs.html
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 19, 2001 at 03:44 PM, in macOS
tinrib, you're cruel, but funny. gee308, try... 536 Views / 10 Replies  
tinrib, you're cruel, but funny.

gee308, try messing with the /etc/rc, /etc/rc.boot and/or /etc/rc.common files -- they're read at boot time and changing them will change the way X starts up. But...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 19, 2001 at 01:49 PM, in macOS
Well I'll be damned. It doesn't show on my G4,... 605 Views / 20 Replies  
Well I'll be damned. It doesn't show on my G4, but it shows on my iBook. I've not yet seen a UNIX system that shows PID 0, and I'm not at all sure why OSX shows it.

Anyway, I'm glad to see someone...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 19, 2001 at 01:25 PM, in macOS
Well, it sounds to me like you do have to... 605 Views / 20 Replies  
Well, it sounds to me like you do have to reinstall. PID 0 showing is not supposed to happen. That is, I've never seen it, and if I would, I'd reinstall in an instant.

I don't know if it's useful...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 19, 2001 at 11:49 AM, in macOS
Not that I'm an expert on what it is exactly, but... 428 Views / 8 Replies  
Not that I'm an expert on what it is exactly, but here's an approximation: GNOME is a CDE, or Common Desktop Environment -- a GUI for the UNIX side of things much like Aqua, with the difference that...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 19, 2001 at 11:32 AM, in macOS
Cheers, Mike, that did the trick! :) 380 Views / 2 Replies  
Cheers, Mike, that did the trick! :)
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 19, 2001 at 10:50 AM, in macOS
I just hope they're real. Another step towards... 793 Views / 62 Replies  
I just hope they're real. Another step towards Insanely Great.
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 19, 2001 at 10:40 AM, in macOS
Clueless about SMB connections: need a pointer. 380 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, as the title suggests, I have about as much knowledge about SMB as I have about nuclear fusion at room temperature: none.

In brief, I am trying to connect to a Windows 98 machine called...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 19, 2001 at 10:34 AM, in macOS
Shouldn't that be alphabet soup? ;) I just... 546 Views / 13 Replies  
Shouldn't that be alphabet soup? ;)

I just downloaded WindowShade and, boy, does it come in handy! Thanks for the link, and thanks to whoever made this little app.

But yeah, the idea is...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 19, 2001 at 07:12 AM, in macOS
There are many people using DHCP who suffer from... 481 Views / 6 Replies  
There are many people using DHCP who suffer from the same problem under OS X: all of a sudden their network connection drops and the only way to get it back is to not use DHCP, apply, and go back to...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 19, 2001 at 07:01 AM, in macOS
The only trouble I've experienced thusfar was... 1,271 Views / 60 Replies  
The only trouble I've experienced thusfar was with a 17" Studio Display which became totally crooked for no apparant reason. I sent it back about four times (got a replacement in the mean time) and...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 18, 2001 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
*cough* flame bait *cough* ---- Pot.... 635 Views / 32 Replies  
*cough* flame bait *cough*

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Pot. Kettle. Black. Me? Nah...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 18, 2001 at 01:08 PM, in macOS
Then you might as well have waited until you... 635 Views / 32 Replies  
Then you might as well have waited until you upgraded your hardware. For me OS X has been usable from the get-go, bearing in mind that I used Classic for such things as Illustrator, and that I could...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 18, 2001 at 12:37 PM, in macOS
Now there's a good idea. Instead of Aqua blue, I... 1,349 Views / 25 Replies  
Now there's a good idea. Instead of Aqua blue, I would love to see a green, red, orange... Dare I say Sage, Ruby and Tangerine? Yes I do! Not that they have to be the same color as the little traffic...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 18, 2001 at 09:46 AM, in macOS
It's a GUI issue. As stated above, OS X uses... 635 Views / 32 Replies  
It's a GUI issue. As stated above, OS X uses Quartz, which is new and experimental and has some terrific advantages in the long run. But is slower now in its current incarnation on current Macs.

I...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 18, 2001 at 08:34 AM, in macOS
Well, on my computer it's like this: once I... 322 Views / 1 Replies  
Well, on my computer it's like this: once I select a folder, it sticks to that choice until I select another.
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 18, 2001 at 04:32 AM, in macOS
I don't have access to my Mac at work, but from... 326 Views / 3 Replies  
I don't have access to my Mac at work, but from what I recall you can select from the Login prefs in the System Preferences to list 'other users' (or something along those lines -- might also be...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 18, 2001 at 04:28 AM, in macOS
Well, Mr. Lennon*, my 990Cxi isn't that slow, but... 356 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, Mr. Lennon*, my 990Cxi isn't that slow, but it's not very fast either, so I'll make a wild guess and say it's the current HP printer drivers. With a bit of luck we'll get better ones in time.
...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 18, 2001 at 01:53 AM, in macOS
Lol. God I love Ralph Wiggum. Anyway, I... 444 Views / 16 Replies  
Lol. God I love Ralph Wiggum.

Anyway, I wonder who brachiator meant when he talked about 'troll lawyers' using Tolkien and D&D names. :rolleyes:

Maybe I can use this opportunity to apologise...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 18, 2001 at 01:43 AM, in macOS
This raises the question how on Earth the epoch... 850 Views / 33 Replies  
This raises the question how on Earth the epoch could be a negative number. I can imagine that the machine can't find it (or whatever) and sets it to nought, but negative? How?

OS X: Golly! I...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 03:09 PM, in macOS
I just realised I might have the slowest G4 DP... 503 Views / 36 Replies  
I just realised I might have the slowest G4 DP 500 in existence. ;)

But as a referrer, here's what I did on my iBook yesterday. Note that apart from Otto Matic, I don't close any of the apps I...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 03:01 PM, in macOS
Maybe I've got a really freaked-out iBook, but OS... 503 Views / 36 Replies  
Maybe I've got a really freaked-out iBook, but OS X runs almost as fast on it as on my G4 DP 500, with 256MB of RAM. In fact, in day-to-day use I can't really tell the difference unless I put them...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 02:48 PM, in macOS
Neither, really. I stuff all my downloads and... 520 Views / 12 Replies  
Neither, really. I stuff all my downloads and Illustrator files on the 9 partition, and any iMovie stuff I do on the X partition. It balances out.

Naturally, if you want to store things in...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 01:07 PM, in macOS
But Steve Jobs IS having my love-child! It's... 477 Views / 3 Replies  
But Steve Jobs IS having my love-child! It's cruel to deny it. ;)

But I'll be darned if this revelation of iTunes scripts doesn't answer my question of how to control iTunes through another...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 01:04 PM, in macOS
Now there's a thought: I've got an ATI something... 418 Views / 6 Replies  
Now there's a thought: I've got an ATI something or other and a CRT.

Hey! Anyone with a RADEON experiencing this problem?

Haha 2 Hollanders op een Mac forum. Ik denk zomaar niet dat er gauw...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 12:46 PM, in macOS
Yeah, but I'm just a mean bastard and the thought... 503 Views / 36 Replies  
Yeah, but I'm just a mean bastard and the thought of having paid money for something that, had I waited a bit, could have been something with a hypothetical Raycer chip...

Then again, I'm aware...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 12:43 PM, in macOS
You know, my OmniWeb checks my spelling for me.... 663 Views / 21 Replies  
You know, my OmniWeb checks my spelling for me. Maybe EVERYBODY should be using that browser. :D Erm, perhaps apart from the Brits among us, who won't beleive ;) thier ;) eyes when all of a...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 12:36 PM, in macOS
Depending on the computer you're on, you can try... 412 Views / 3 Replies  
Depending on the computer you're on, you can try to hold down the option key while starting up -- you just might be presented with an options list of which System Folder to use.

That is, unless...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 12:29 PM, in macOS
Smack down the middle. It's what I did. No use... 520 Views / 12 Replies  
Smack down the middle. It's what I did. No use making a separate swap partition unless you have another HD, and that won't affect the partitioning of this one.
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 12:27 PM, in macOS
I'm sorry to say that, try as I might, I can't... 418 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm sorry to say that, try as I might, I can't reproduce this. Not in the preview pane, not in a separate window. Not when I scroll by clicking on the arrows, not when I use the arrow keys, not when...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 12:25 PM, in macOS
It may sound far out, but not rebooting isn't as... 850 Views / 33 Replies  
It may sound far out, but not rebooting isn't as hard as it sounds. Mind you, I really only have problems if the system crashes, not when I just reboot so the new iTunes can spread through the...
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 12:20 PM, in macOS
I know of some GUI bug which produces a similar... 418 Views / 6 Replies  
I know of some GUI bug which produces a similar result, but I've never seen it in Mail before. When I get home I'll try and see if I can reproduce it.

Which begs the question: how do you do it?
Posted by Jelle Monkmater, on Dec 17, 2001 at 09:14 AM, in macOS
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