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Loved The Grouch! Need it back. 2,353 Views / 25 Replies  
Loved The Grouch!

Need it back.
Posted by roller, on May 23, 2011 at 10:23 PM, in Applications
Nice... I remember a colleague who used to... 2,353 Views / 25 Replies  
Nice...

I remember a colleague who used to teach Hypercard in the early 90's, but it was a little before I got my first computer (a Mac, of course -- I've never owned and have only infrequently...
Posted by roller, on May 21, 2011 at 08:46 PM, in Applications
Top Three All-Time Mac Apps 2,353 Views / 25 Replies  
Just curious your take on the topic. Friends and I were discussing which apps over the years have been the most valuable to the Mac. We seemed to agree on the following:

Word - if only because...
Posted by roller, on May 21, 2011 at 07:16 PM, in Applications
Thanks... I'll try tomorrow. 818 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks... I'll try tomorrow.
Posted by roller, on Feb 18, 2009 at 06:24 PM, in macOS
Nope... there is nothing excluded from spotlight... 818 Views / 4 Replies  
Nope... there is nothing excluded from spotlight indexing.
Posted by roller, on Feb 17, 2009 at 09:51 PM, in macOS
Unable to search non-boot drives 818 Views / 4 Replies  
When executing a find (command f) in the finder, it appears the find does not work on any non-boot drive.

For example, in my Mac Pro (10.5.6), the find command works fine for the boot device, but...
Posted by roller, on Feb 17, 2009 at 08:57 PM, in macOS
Imaging Computers 777 Views / 0 Replies  
I advise a yearbook staff with a lab of various models purchased over the last eight years: everything from a white G3 iBook and candy-colored slot-loading iMacs to Mac Pros. All run either Tiger or...
Posted by roller, on Aug 23, 2008 at 10:40 AM, in macOS
Based on your criteria, the Air is a fine choice,... 2,519 Views / 44 Replies  
Based on your criteria, the Air is a fine choice, but frankly, not one I would make. It is a beautiful design, but to achieve it, they made sacrifices. If you are ok with those decisions and are...
Posted by roller, on Jul 30, 2008 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree that something is a bit off with that.... 573 Views / 6 Replies  
I agree that something is a bit off with that. The first two things I would recommend trying are running fsck while booting and Apple's Disk Utility. On this site (http://www.squidoo.com/fixmymac),...
Posted by roller, on Jul 29, 2008 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That is a difficult position. My gut reaction is... 1,336 Views / 10 Replies  
That is a difficult position. My gut reaction is that your iMac will not depreciate very much in that time frame. If you were to sell now and wait, frankly -- unless you are more disciplined than...
Posted by roller, on Jul 26, 2008 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This is true, I agree, but I would also argue... 3,155 Views / 31 Replies  
This is true, I agree, but I would also argue that it really depends on what your usage requirement are. I have several of the 20' aluminum iMacs in my labs and have been very happy with them. That...
Posted by roller, on Jul 24, 2008 at 02:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
To echo the advice you are already getting, why... 1,495 Views / 12 Replies  
To echo the advice you are already getting, why not wait if this is not a purchase you need to make today? Apple generally doesn't change the price point, but rather the specs within the price...
Posted by roller, on Jul 24, 2008 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
kentuckyfried, if you are serious about running... 1,074 Views / 15 Replies  
kentuckyfried, if you are serious about running Maya, 2 gigs will work, but you are going to wish you had 4, and I suspect if you had 4 you would wish you could add more...
Posted by roller, on Jul 22, 2008 at 11:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Charlespsu, that is a great point. If it is a... 545 Views / 4 Replies  
Charlespsu, that is a great point. If it is a new computer and you have an Apple store nearby, you definitely want to pursue that option if at least #1 and #2 above do not work.
Posted by roller, on Jul 22, 2008 at 09:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, I use StatCounter... 4,562 Views / 8 Replies  
No, I use StatCounter (http://www.statcounter.com/). It's free and does more than I need it to...
Posted by roller, on Jul 22, 2008 at 07:53 PM, in Applications
I have to disagree. More and more, I find myself... 964 Views / 8 Replies  
I have to disagree. More and more, I find myself ignoring Office in favor of Pages. I have stopped installing Office altogether in my lab, but do have a copy on one or two, in the rare case that I...
Posted by roller, on Jul 22, 2008 at 04:23 PM, in Applications
Someone recommended I use Xray... 4,562 Views / 8 Replies  
Someone recommended I use Xray (http://www.westciv.com/xray/) to look at what other sites are doing; it is VERY cool and is exactly what I needed. I appears most of the sites I visit are set to a...
Posted by roller, on Jul 22, 2008 at 04:19 PM, in Applications
Yea... doesn't make any sense, does it? It... 476 Views / 5 Replies  
Yea... doesn't make any sense, does it? It happens occasionally on the computers in my lab and I always have to figure out where it is hiding.
Posted by roller, on Jul 22, 2008 at 04:15 PM, in macOS
One, the mini is not half the computer your MBPro... 2,026 Views / 10 Replies  
One, the mini is not half the computer your MBPro is.
Two, I agree that the best way to help is to give the machine more RAM. Unfortunately, the mini is not that easy to upgrade. Here...
Posted by roller, on Jul 22, 2008 at 04:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yikes! I'm sorry to hear that. Something clearly... 545 Views / 4 Replies  
Yikes! I'm sorry to hear that. Something clearly has gone wrong, and it sounds like it is a software issue.

There are a couple of things to try:

1) Try running fsck...
Posted by roller, on Jul 22, 2008 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Based on what I've read from you and others in... 1,168 Views / 21 Replies  
Based on what I've read from you and others in this thread, I would lean toward the MBP. Sounds to me like you would regret the MB purchase in the end, especially if Snow Leopard leaves the MB...
Posted by roller, on Jul 21, 2008 at 11:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, Veltliner... As I mentioned above, I... 4,562 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks, Veltliner...

As I mentioned above, I am aware of the layout options in the inspector. What I don't "get" is why my content area, which is apparently 700 or so pixels does not seem to...
Posted by roller, on Jul 21, 2008 at 08:20 PM, in Applications
Ah... thanks. 715 Views / 2 Replies  
Ah... thanks.
Posted by roller, on Jul 18, 2008 at 10:29 PM, in Feedback
trackbacks 715 Views / 2 Replies  
Noticed the trackback option in the post screens. What are these for? Thanks...
Posted by roller, on Jul 18, 2008 at 08:44 PM, in Feedback
iWeb 08 narrow content area 4,562 Views / 8 Replies  
It seems to me that the default content area for iWeb templates (even the blank ones) is very narrow. The inspector lists the default width as 723 pixels. I know I can widen it in the layout tab of...
Posted by roller, on Jul 18, 2008 at 08:43 PM, in Applications
I am a big fan of Apple's refurbs and advise... 613 Views / 4 Replies  
I am a big fan of Apple's refurbs and advise people to strongly consider them. Looking right now, I see a MBPro for 1700 and a Macbook for 950, both decent machines that can do what you want without...
Posted by roller, on Jul 17, 2008 at 02:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm with you... I think with Intel just... 805 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm with you... I think with Intel just announcing its new mobile chipset we will see new models in the next couple of months. While I want a new MBPro now, I can't see not waiting it out.
Posted by roller, on Jul 17, 2008 at 02:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was thinking of having him try that. Is it... 470 Views / 6 Replies  
I was thinking of having him try that. Is it something like com.apple.idvd.plist?
Posted by roller, on Jul 17, 2008 at 01:23 PM, in Applications
Yea... that's what I was thinking as I wrote it. ... 470 Views / 6 Replies  
Yea... that's what I was thinking as I wrote it. Maybe it was still called a Powermac at the time, but, nonetheless, it is the all aluminum model with the holes front and back and it has a G5...
Posted by roller, on Jul 17, 2008 at 01:17 PM, in Applications
Spinning Beach Ball 470 Views / 6 Replies  
Did a fresh install of leopard (with all updates) for a friend on a MacPro (G5). He is trying to burn a dvd, but when he launches iDVD, he gets a spinning beach ball. Everything works fine, open,...
Posted by roller, on Jul 17, 2008 at 12:31 AM, in Applications
My bad... I didn't realize there was not an... 2,976 Views / 8 Replies  
My bad... I didn't realize there was not an option for screen types in the Macbook line.
Posted by roller, on Jul 10, 2008 at 08:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Intel will release a new chip in the next couple... 2,976 Views / 8 Replies  
Intel will release a new chip in the next couple of weeks (Centrino 2); Apple should follow with a new release within a couple of months of the chip release, I expect. But, you never know...
Posted by roller, on Jul 10, 2008 at 01:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am awaiting the new release and will buy upon... 2,976 Views / 8 Replies  
I am awaiting the new release and will buy upon it announcement. I will choose the option for a matte screen, as should you.
Posted by roller, on Jul 10, 2008 at 10:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This response is somewhat moot now, but for other... 1,074 Views / 15 Replies  
This response is somewhat moot now, but for other readers, it is my opinion that as of today and into the foreseeable future, your money is better spent on graphics cards and RAM than on processing. ...
Posted by roller, on Jul 9, 2008 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yea... I agree. I should have and consider it a... 1,930 Views / 21 Replies  
Yea... I agree. I should have and consider it a lesson learned.

Frankly, I now think the issue could be third party RAM which Rember reports as being bad.
Posted by roller, on Jul 9, 2008 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just to jump in on the lemon issue... I have... 1,930 Views / 21 Replies  
Just to jump in on the lemon issue...

I have purchased over 30 Macs over the last eight years, various models from clamshell iBooks to Mac Pros. I am a yearbook adviser at a local high school and...
Posted by roller, on Jul 9, 2008 at 10:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I strongly recommend you look at the refurbished... 1,543 Views / 20 Replies  
I strongly recommend you look at the refurbished models Apple offers. You can get a much better deal on a computer with full warranty. I would always look there to see what's available before...
Posted by roller, on Jul 2, 2008 at 05:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
WirelessPro, As indicated above, it all... 593 Views / 9 Replies  
WirelessPro,

As indicated above, it all depends on your budget and intentions. I generally strongly recommend getting a refurbished model, as you can get a great deal on a machine that has already...
Posted by roller, on Jun 26, 2008 at 08:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There are a few "when to buy" guides out there... 2,683 Views / 19 Replies  
There are a few "when to buy" guides out there that you might check. Here is one of them:

Buyer's Guide (http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/)
Posted by roller, on Jun 24, 2008 at 12:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Unfortunately, I don't remember enough to be of... 9,929 Views / 3 Replies  
Unfortunately, I don't remember enough to be of much help now, but I had a similar issue previously where a log file had bloated up to 300+MB, when it should have been in the K size range. This...
Posted by roller, on Jun 24, 2008 at 10:47 AM, in macOS
Running out of ideas... This is not exactly your... 1,042 Views / 9 Replies  
Running out of ideas... This is not exactly your issue, but maybe you will find something here that will help.

Apple Support Article (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1543?viewlocale=en_US)
Posted by roller, on Jun 15, 2008 at 12:30 AM, in macOS
You say you are having trouble logging into you... 1,042 Views / 9 Replies  
You say you are having trouble logging into you "main account" which implies that you have another account you can log into without this issue? If so, you know it is not a system problem, but rather...
Posted by roller, on Jun 14, 2008 at 09:01 PM, in macOS
Have you tried running fsck? By holding... 1,042 Views / 9 Replies  
Have you tried running fsck?

By holding down command s, you will boot into single user mode (will have black screen with white writing). When the screen stops loading the text, you will be at a...
Posted by roller, on Jun 14, 2008 at 05:26 PM, in macOS
Not going to provide an answer for you,... 2,990 Views / 1 Replies  
Not going to provide an answer for you, unfortunately, but I have heard of similar issues.

I also use this feature for my kids' computers and have not had the same problem. Fortunately, it has...
Posted by roller, on Jun 14, 2008 at 05:17 PM, in macOS
You should check out Apple's refurbished... 821 Views / 10 Replies  
You should check out Apple's refurbished offerings at their online store (See the Special Deals link on the right hand side in the Apple store, or there's an article about them and a link on the...
Posted by roller, on Aug 10, 2007 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you have the new CS3 suite and can stomach not... 821 Views / 10 Replies  
If you have the new CS3 suite and can stomach not upgrading the machine, I would suggest the mini. I have two in my labs and several PM G5's and at worst they are comparable in performance, though I...
Posted by roller, on Aug 10, 2007 at 08:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'd like to echo the notion of going with a... 1,154 Views / 22 Replies  
I'd like to echo the notion of going with a refurb. I find myself regularly mentioning the option on these message boards. In this case, it is the perfect option. You can get a much more powerful...
Posted by roller, on Aug 10, 2007 at 08:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I listen regularly to: Leo Laporte- The Tech... 487 Views / 10 Replies  
I listen regularly to:

Leo Laporte- The Tech Guy (not specifically mac related, but my favorite)
Apple Weekly Report
Mac Geek Gab
Mac Roundtable
Maccast
Maccast Loop
Macbreak and Macbreak...
Posted by roller, on Jul 25, 2007 at 11:13 AM, in macOS
You have until the end of the original one year... 1,510 Views / 22 Replies  
You have until the end of the original one year warranty to purchase AppleCare. I ALWAYS get AppleCare for my laptops. Keep in mind that unlike desktops, laptops don't just sit on a desk for their...
Posted by roller, on Jul 20, 2007 at 09:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Having purchased around 30 macs over the last... 1,510 Views / 22 Replies  
Having purchased around 30 macs over the last eight years, some refurbs and others not, let me confirm the general mood of this thread and say that refurbs are the way to go. Why spend more?

Be...
Posted by roller, on Jul 20, 2007 at 08:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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