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>We take 80-100,000 pictures every year, and... 4,783 Views / 50 Replies  
>We take 80-100,000 pictures every year, and we're not even close to 2 TB.

I should clarify:

1rst TB = 250G Text/PDF/Word Files/Powerpoint 500G Images (I shoot RAW and use high res 16 bit tiff...
Posted by barbarian, on Apr 28, 2005 at 08:09 AM, in macOS
Random notes... this is with and education copy... 4,783 Views / 50 Replies  
Random notes... this is with and education copy which I think is identical to the others... same build number.

1. it doesn't "feel" like a major upgrade as most major elements are basically the...
Posted by barbarian, on Apr 27, 2005 at 05:49 PM, in macOS
official build number of the release 1,092 Views / 18 Replies  
can someone with shrinkwrapped software confirm the build?
Posted by barbarian, on Apr 26, 2005 at 04:20 PM, in macOS
any advice on testing for bad sectors and is... 1,690 Views / 16 Replies  
any advice on testing for bad sectors
and is there a freeware ramtesting program?
Posted by barbarian, on Mar 21, 2005 at 01:43 PM, in macOS
I also have good uptimes (weeks) with 8.6 and... 2,889 Views / 87 Replies  
I also have good uptimes (weeks) with 8.6 and 9.2.2 but I'm maxed out on memory. Memory is the key.
Posted by barbarian, on Mar 20, 2005 at 05:40 PM, in macOS
physical security software 625 Views / 7 Replies  
Does anyone know if there's a utility out there that can play a loud alarm on your machine if someone unplugs a USB or firewire device?
Posted by barbarian, on Feb 24, 2005 at 09:14 PM, in macOS
strange safari behavior 661 Views / 6 Replies  
on several of our machines safari has inexplicably started slowing down to molasses pace.

Loading of pages is painful. Spinning wheel etc.

No other apps seem to be affected.

Firefox works...
Posted by barbarian, on Jan 29, 2005 at 10:15 PM, in macOS
It appears that many of my finder gripes will be... 5,493 Views / 98 Replies  
It appears that many of my finder gripes will be fixed with Spotlight...

but it appears that Tiger still does not allow the user basic control over the look of the finder specifically control over...
Posted by barbarian, on Jan 18, 2005 at 07:32 PM, in macOS
I manage many macs (in a software company) and... 1,436 Views / 28 Replies  
I manage many macs (in a software company) and have found over and over that our users who try to get smart and optimize invariably end up screwing up their systems.

OS X does a pretty good job of...
Posted by barbarian, on Nov 30, 2004 at 11:26 AM, in macOS
many thanks... painless and easy. I actually... 754 Views / 4 Replies  
many thanks... painless and easy.

I actually was concerned about the files on my HD. I wanted to add artwork and itunes wasn't letting me because of the permissions.

life is good now.
Posted by barbarian, on Nov 30, 2004 at 02:30 AM, in macOS
Batch changing permissions for nested folders 754 Views / 4 Replies  
A buddy of mine on a Linux system has been painstakingly converting my and my girlfriend's collection of old jazz vinyl to MP3s. We have just started receiving the CDs of burnt files, but there's...
Posted by barbarian, on Nov 29, 2004 at 10:50 PM, in macOS
I would recommend first grabbing the data off the... 1,052 Views / 12 Replies  
I would recommend first grabbing the data off the drive. I've had tremendous success with Data Rescue X. It doesn't try to recover the disk, it just grabs the data. In my experience disk warrior,...
Posted by barbarian, on Nov 27, 2004 at 05:14 PM, in macOS
how am I supposed to keep my drives nice and... 796 Views / 17 Replies  
how am I supposed to keep my drives nice and optimized - any suggestions out there?


Let OS X do the work. This is not OS 9, not Windows. X defragments most small files on the fly. Unless your...
Posted by barbarian, on Nov 24, 2004 at 01:24 PM, in macOS
I've experienced night and day differences on... 796 Views / 17 Replies  
I've experienced night and day differences on certain machines simply by running Xupport (versiontracker) hitting Maintain and then using the "clear caches" button.

Other machines have seemingly...
Posted by barbarian, on Nov 23, 2004 at 02:48 PM, in macOS
airport and interference 441 Views / 1 Replies  
I am looking to buy a baby monitor that does not interfere with my airport or my 5.6 ghz phones.... any suggestions?
Posted by barbarian, on Nov 9, 2004 at 03:03 PM, in Networking
nothing from the assembled crowd? 598 Views / 4 Replies  
nothing from the assembled crowd?
Posted by barbarian, on Nov 6, 2004 at 11:56 PM, in macOS
System install hackery 598 Views / 4 Replies  
My brother-in-law is in Korea with his ibook.

He connected to the net, saw a bunch of system updates (he was 10.3) and installed. All went well until the 10.35 update. It hung for hours during the...
Posted by barbarian, on Nov 4, 2004 at 01:47 PM, in macOS
Appreciate the update, but when will minimized... 1,377 Views / 19 Replies  
Appreciate the update, but when will minimized windows under windshade be incorporated into expose... that's what I've been waiting for...
Posted by barbarian, on Oct 20, 2004 at 12:35 PM, in GUI Customization
The reason I ask is that I have a home in NY with... 504 Views / 3 Replies  
The reason I ask is that I have a home in NY with a very fast connection. I'm not there very often (live in CA), and while I'm not there I leave an airport network open to whoever finds it. When I...
Posted by barbarian, on Sep 1, 2004 at 12:31 PM, in macOS
checking to see how many people are on a network 504 Views / 3 Replies  
Is there a simple way to check and see how many people are logged onto a particular airport or ethernet network?
Posted by barbarian, on Sep 1, 2004 at 12:35 AM, in macOS
Thanks for the link. I actually didn't have the... 1,278 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the link. I actually didn't have the manual and even though I was searching google and the apple site, I wasn't coming up with the excellent pdf provided... My optical drive, I'm happy to...
Posted by barbarian, on Aug 19, 2004 at 08:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Any recommended online guide for removing the... 1,278 Views / 4 Replies  
Any recommended online guide for removing the drive?
Posted by barbarian, on Aug 17, 2004 at 09:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Stuck CD in G5 1,278 Views / 4 Replies  
I stupidly shipped my G5 with a CD inside. Now it is stuck. I can make the metal door go down manually but the cd slot won't eject. Any ideas on how to unstick this?
Posted by barbarian, on Aug 17, 2004 at 01:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Alerts 418 Views / 0 Replies  
I was wondering if there was any program that would throw up an a dialog box and audio warning when any of the following happened:

1. another user logs in remotely

2. another user ftps/ visits...
Posted by barbarian, on Aug 9, 2004 at 01:31 PM, in macOS
He never did find the keychain password, but we... 660 Views / 4 Replies  
He never did find the keychain password, but we had backed up recently so he replaced the keychain file with an old one which allowed him to use the old password.
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 30, 2004 at 01:30 PM, in macOS
Here's another question from the same user... in... 660 Views / 4 Replies  
Here's another question from the same user... in trying to troubleshoot this issue, he put in new passwords both for himself and as root. But when he input his own password he thinks he mistyped so...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 28, 2004 at 09:22 AM, in macOS
Weird System Admin 660 Views / 4 Replies  
A user at our workplace logged out of his home computer and found that one of his logged in users was the System Administrator. He claims he did not log in as root and his password is relatively...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 28, 2004 at 01:41 AM, in macOS
Yes and no... it makes sense if you understand... 1,161 Views / 17 Replies  
Yes and no... it makes sense if you understand how FAT differs from HFS/HFS+/UFS. Time to find better Mac techs?

My rule of HI: if you have 3 or 4 people who understand what is going on but can't...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 15, 2004 at 02:09 PM, in macOS
Then why not copy the files to the Mac, format... 1,161 Views / 17 Replies  
Then why not copy the files to the Mac, format the media on the PC, then copy the files back off the Mac? Are you just using this for portable storage?

PC won't format it without special software...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 14, 2004 at 06:27 PM, in macOS
They definitely did not "lift the algorithms"...... 6,171 Views / 50 Replies  
They definitely did not "lift the algorithms"... apples and oranges maybe just the idea. NTSC monitors and LCDs are wildly different animals and the fact that you can do this on both is something of...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 13, 2004 at 06:12 PM, in macOS
Ah but here's the thing. I don't have the camera... 1,161 Views / 17 Replies  
Ah but here's the thing. I don't have the camera any more. I have a card reader which I switch between macs and PCs and I want to format it for PC so I can use it on both sides (the PC side simply...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 13, 2004 at 06:07 PM, in macOS
awesome... thanks. 500 Views / 2 Replies  
awesome... thanks.
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 13, 2004 at 04:10 AM, in Developer Center
Formatting a camera flash card 1,161 Views / 17 Replies  
Is there a simple way to format a camera's flash card as a PC disk so I can move it between macs and PCs.?

I formatted it as a Mac disk and now disk utility only gives me mac/unix erase options.
...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 13, 2004 at 04:08 AM, in macOS
Your an idiot, ClearType is garbage, it mangles... 6,171 Views / 50 Replies  
Your an idiot, ClearType is garbage, it mangles your fonts to all look exactly the same, it is horrible on LCDs and every comparison you can find will tell you such, GIYF. Go search for yourself, no...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 13, 2004 at 04:07 AM, in macOS
accessing smtp with php 500 Views / 2 Replies  
I was wondering if it is possible to access smtp via php...

For years we've been using a simple form processor that sends mail via sendmail.... but on one particular server sendmail is turned off...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 12, 2004 at 02:44 PM, in Developer Center
Ironically enough, I understand ClearType font... 6,171 Views / 50 Replies  
Ironically enough, I understand ClearType font rendering technology was developed by The Woz Himself some years ago.

Very loosely. This is a quote from Woz ""Back in 1976, my design of the...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 12, 2004 at 12:05 PM, in macOS
Perception of font smoothing is highly... 6,171 Views / 50 Replies  
Perception of font smoothing is highly subjective. Put 5 users in front of 5 machines using different font smoothing algorithms and you'll get five options as to which is the best.

To my eyes...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 11, 2004 at 12:39 PM, in macOS
I wish there were more live screensavers... like... 754 Views / 4 Replies  
I wish there were more live screensavers... like I would love one that used isight & motion detection that would show everything that has been happening in front of the computer since you were...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 5, 2004 at 07:18 PM, in macOS
I think your logic is flawed. If I am doing a... 13,253 Views / 160 Replies  
I think your logic is flawed. If I am doing a cross platform image editor, all this means is that I can write the mac version much easier and faster...
Posted by barbarian, on Jul 1, 2004 at 03:49 PM, in macOS
re adobe my guess is that if the core image... 13,253 Views / 160 Replies  
re adobe my guess is that if the core image functions are noticeably faster they will either use them or get faster themselves. Either way, we win.
Posted by barbarian, on Jun 30, 2004 at 03:12 PM, in macOS
Opening ebooks under OS X 492 Views / 0 Replies  
Anyone know a method to read Microsoft reader .lit files under OS X?

This program installs under OS X:

http://www.kyz.uklinux.net/convlit.php

But it needs a copy of MS Reader to work! And...
Posted by barbarian, on Jun 22, 2004 at 11:37 PM, in macOS
Security Monitoring 429 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm going to be selling my house soon and want to monitor it during open houses. I have lots of computer equipment and am worried about some of it walking off.

I'm going to use evocam/isight for...
Posted by barbarian, on Jun 21, 2004 at 03:07 PM, in macOS
Over the years, literally thousands. I have been... 3,706 Views / 72 Replies  
Over the years, literally thousands. I have been responsible for making the decision to switch to Macs in several of my jobs. In most cases it has worked out very well and saved the companies I have...
Posted by barbarian, on Jun 13, 2004 at 10:56 PM, in macOS
I didn't want to format the whole drive... just... 577 Views / 2 Replies  
I didn't want to format the whole drive... just the partition.

Eventually I booted from a CD and managed to to the deed by running diskutil that way. Very frustrating couple of hours there. I wish...
Posted by barbarian, on Jun 8, 2004 at 12:29 PM, in macOS
Formatting HFS+ 577 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a partion that is formatted as UNIX.

I thought I should be able to format it as HFS+, but disk utility doesn't allow me to to do this (under volume format UNIX is the only option).

Any...
Posted by barbarian, on Jun 8, 2004 at 12:46 AM, in macOS
>Tinkertool does it. All you need is the free... 1,060 Views / 17 Replies  
>Tinkertool does it. All you need is the free version

Doesn't seem to work on my system. Also it's still bold white and shadowed...

The only way I know to really control desktop text is to...
Posted by barbarian, on May 23, 2004 at 08:57 PM, in macOS
I've tried FontBook, Suticase, Font Reserve, and... 638 Views / 6 Replies  
I've tried FontBook, Suticase, Font Reserve, and Font Agent Pro.

For my money FontAgentPro (the recent 2.1 release) is by far the best of the bunch.

FontBook breaks down very quickly... I'd...
Posted by barbarian, on May 20, 2004 at 07:04 PM, in macOS
Silk does this but silk breaks Office 2004... ... 1,060 Views / 17 Replies  
Silk does this but silk breaks Office 2004...

I've been wanting this feature for years.

Feedback apple!
Posted by barbarian, on May 19, 2004 at 01:48 PM, in macOS
I had the same problem until I killed my system... 676 Views / 10 Replies  
I had the same problem until I killed my system prefs and my safari prefs. Now I'm rock solid stable again.
Posted by barbarian, on May 16, 2004 at 05:21 AM, in macOS
Yeah.. these are all cool but none of these do... 1,705 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah.. these are all cool but none of these do what I want... ie use an app or the web (no phone) to send images to a particular MMS enabled phone.

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PhoneAgent is very cool btw. A great little...
Posted by barbarian, on May 16, 2004 at 12:52 AM, in macOS
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