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On my laptop connect ATT account, I was running... 2,406 Views / 37 Replies  
On my laptop connect ATT account, I was running 70-90gb/month. It was providing household internet including iTunes TV shows and Netflix. This month they capped it at 5GB and the account was...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Aug 4, 2010 at 11:14 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I ordered the following: 1 3121-T7UH T7Hub... 8,639 Views / 38 Replies  
I ordered the following:
1 3121-T7UH T7Hub 7-port USB 2.0 Silver $39.99 $39.99
Shipping $9.32
...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Jun 30, 2010 at 06:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I purchased an Incase slipcase, but I'm not using... 5,691 Views / 56 Replies  
I purchased an Incase slipcase, but I'm not using it much. I reached over and picked up a two year old accordion file I use for paperwork, slipped the iPad in one slot and the Apple Wireless...
Posted by HenryMelton, on May 10, 2010 at 04:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'd certainly buy an enhanced iWeb. (not pro in... 3,207 Views / 16 Replies  
I'd certainly buy an enhanced iWeb. (not pro in deference to besson3c's sensibilities)

Having gone through many generations of web tools from "a nice text editor" to completely database driven...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Apr 29, 2010 at 03:41 PM, in Applications
I have two accounts on my laptop, specifically to... 2,193 Views / 15 Replies  
I have two accounts on my laptop, specifically to maintain two mobileme accounts (two websites, each with personalized domain names, one with my name and one with my business name). I use fast user...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Apr 27, 2010 at 02:41 PM, in macOS
I've been able to do a lot of cleanup with iPhoto... 2,243 Views / 3 Replies  
I've been able to do a lot of cleanup with iPhoto Library Manager. Just for an experiment I rebuilt a smallish 1000 photo library. It detected and removed a couple of old bad images. The rebuilt...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Dec 16, 2009 at 01:50 PM, in Applications
I was tempted to use one of those smily faces but... 1,150 Views / 22 Replies  
I was tempted to use one of those smily faces but I couldn't find one that expressed how big I laughed.
Posted by HenryMelton, on Nov 22, 2009 at 10:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's exactly how I wrote several of my novels. ... 1,150 Views / 22 Replies  
That's exactly how I wrote several of my novels. Wife and I take loooong road trips (14000 miles through Canada this summer). She hauls out the cameras and takes nature shots, while I prop my...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Nov 20, 2009 at 01:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I added my none/none entry just to offset the... 2,002 Views / 85 Replies  
I added my none/none entry just to offset the self-selection of the poll. Sorry if I intrude. I only buy general purpose computers. and GPS's. I look over the shoulder of relatives playing, but my...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Oct 31, 2009 at 08:56 AM, in Gaming
I'm seeing the same thing. I chalked it up to my... 773 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm seeing the same thing. I chalked it up to my having two computers accessing the iTunes store. One is my Mini that downloads TV shows to my library, and the other is my laptop that I...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Oct 28, 2009 at 08:25 PM, in Applications
To the original poster, my wife is a nature... 1,352 Views / 34 Replies  
To the original poster, my wife is a nature photographer and we've been fighting the HD capacity problems for several years. Back in 2006'ish, I convinced her to run mirrored disks, but it wasn't...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Oct 25, 2009 at 05:55 PM, in macOS
Deep in the Texas drought area, it was... 1,215 Views / 22 Replies  
Deep in the Texas drought area, it was interesting to watch. My pond went dry, just like it did a couple of decades ago. But now we're dealing with floods. Lady swept away yesterday. El Nino is...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Oct 23, 2009 at 11:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In response to the thread title, this has been a... 1,237 Views / 33 Replies  
In response to the thread title, this has been a nightmare for me. I wrote a novel that was too close to the news reports and I really hope that the kid is hiding out, afraid of being busted for...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Oct 15, 2009 at 05:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also, the Search/ Nearby feature is worth the... 1,857 Views / 8 Replies  
Also, the Search/ Nearby feature is worth the whole price by itself. It's integrated with the map services and you can scroll around the world and see tweet icons everywhere. Touch one to see it's...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Oct 11, 2009 at 04:37 PM, in iOS Apps
I have three Drobos. My experience is that once... 2,262 Views / 8 Replies  
I have three Drobos. My experience is that once your pool of available storage (2.7T in the above discussion) exceeds the set volume size, a new unformatted 'drive' appears which you then format...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Oct 1, 2009 at 01:44 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
High data rate is nice, but I'm concerned about... 5,932 Views / 70 Replies  
High data rate is nice, but I'm concerned about power. It seems they'll be adding a couple of copper wires to provide power to external devices and that's critical. How much power? How many...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Sep 27, 2009 at 01:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I must be ancient. I was glued to the set, and... 2,077 Views / 73 Replies  
I must be ancient. I was glued to the set, and all the previous launches all the way back to the ranger series that crashed cameras onto the moon. Apollo XI, I was out in the den, barely able to...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Jul 16, 2009 at 09:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Living in a rural area that has gone from... 2,453 Views / 73 Replies  
Living in a rural area that has gone from population 620, to 10xx, to 17,xxx (according to the city limits sign) during the years I've lived here, I find little support for the education theory. ...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Jul 13, 2009 at 12:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: While writing and researching my "Falling... 961 Views / 34 Replies  
While writing and researching my "Falling Bakward" novel, I had to decide how my characters, sunflower seed farmers, would eat them, and settled on the chew-and-spit method, raw and unsalted. This...
Posted by HenryMelton, on May 21, 2009 at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How big are you talking about? Could you be... 894 Views / 9 Replies  
How big are you talking about? Could you be seeing crane flies? They are innocuous giants that look like huge mosquitoes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crane_fly
Posted by HenryMelton, on May 8, 2009 at 12:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RT @CDCFlu Daily update: (5/8/09): 1639 confirmed... 694 Views / 9 Replies  
RT @CDCFlu Daily update: (5/8/09): 1639 confirmed cases of novel H1N1 flu, 2 deaths & 43 states affected in US: http://bit.ly/X0uUO
RT @cdcflu Daily update (5/7/09): 896 total cases of novel H1N1...
Posted by HenryMelton, on May 8, 2009 at 11:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Click and hold the back button. Up pops a... 1,978 Views / 6 Replies  
Click and hold the back button. Up pops a history list, choose the second one down and you'll skip over the redirect page to the previous real page.
Posted by HenryMelton, on May 5, 2009 at 06:45 PM, in Applications
I use an AT&T Aircard for my house network. ... 2,487 Views / 21 Replies  
I use an AT&T Aircard for my house network. While trying out the Skype App, I used WiFi off my house network and it worked, at least with their test number.
Posted by HenryMelton, on Apr 23, 2009 at 09:19 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
CharlesS, were you arguing on my side by mistake?... 5,286 Views / 210 Replies  
CharlesS, were you arguing on my side by mistake?

But, it makes no difference. Both types of measurement were arbitrarily defined by a political process. I have nothing against metric, other...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Apr 11, 2009 at 05:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have noticed one peculiar thing. In spite of... 5,286 Views / 210 Replies  
I have noticed one peculiar thing. In spite of the purity of the metric philosophy, only a few prefixes get used. Only human-scale measurements are popular. We measure down to atomic scales in...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Apr 11, 2009 at 04:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm a little curious about this assertion. What... 5,286 Views / 210 Replies  
I'm a little curious about this assertion. What difference is there in dealing with items of nanoscale regardless of the base unit? Neither mm nor inches are in sync with atomic scale processes. ...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Apr 11, 2009 at 03:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The problem is that we have too few fingers. ... 5,286 Views / 210 Replies  
The problem is that we have too few fingers. Metric is designed for engineers. Base 12 works so much nicer for ordinary life, dividing portions, making halves, thirds, quarters, etc. Metric was an...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Apr 11, 2009 at 12:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Downloaded the featured .69 'Rock' album, on the... 3,607 Views / 86 Replies  
Downloaded the featured .69 'Rock' album, on the basis of a couple of songs I'd heard of. I'm in the process of ranking them. Only one has earned a 1-star (to be deleted) yet.

Later: Make it...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Apr 7, 2009 at 09:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
HDR is great, but it sounds like some people just... 1,043 Views / 11 Replies  
HDR is great, but it sounds like some people just don't know how to use the tools. As Oisín explained, cameras just can't quite capture the dynamic range your eye/brain system can. I suspect that in...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Apr 2, 2009 at 07:16 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I had just used it an hour or so before I noticed... 1,284 Views / 45 Replies  
I had just used it an hour or so before I noticed this thread. It was ideal for selecting a batch of scanned pages from a large group similarly named ie. scan0058.jpg etc. It took a couple of...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Feb 15, 2009 at 01:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My history with a dunked iPhone is detailed in... 1,741 Views / 5 Replies  
My history with a dunked iPhone is detailed in this blog entry (http://henrymelton.blogspot.com/2008/06/iphone-post-swimming-pool.html) and the many useful comments that followed. There was also a...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Feb 14, 2009 at 01:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've been making websites since gopher bit the... 5,923 Views / 16 Replies  
I've been making websites since gopher bit the dust, and have been through many technologies from hand-coding to Dreamweaver to custom cgi. Right now I've been using iWeb for about three years,...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Feb 12, 2009 at 02:47 PM, in Applications
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_F_I2jb9dIrA/SYNUYlx3hkI/AAAA... 11,225 Views / 44 Replies  
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_F_I2jb9dIrA/SYNUYlx3hkI/AAAAAAAAAZM/dA94hqt7Tfc/CRW_6961_3.jpg

I've found that the most troublesome failure is in the initial face capture. A large number of pictures of me...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Jan 30, 2009 at 03:32 PM, in Applications
You can use faces for smart albums. I just... 11,225 Views / 44 Replies  
You can use faces for smart albums. I just tested it with "Name ends with Melton" and pulled up a family album containing everyone whose last name is Melton.
Posted by HenryMelton, on Jan 29, 2009 at 07:58 PM, in Applications
I was a little disappointed. I had to interrupt... 11,225 Views / 44 Replies  
I was a little disappointed. I had to interrupt the initial processing, so when it had missed many obvious faces I started supplying the face square myself and then lost confidence that I was doing...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:09 AM, in Applications
Hey, just for you guys, I slapped together a web... 1,596 Views / 45 Replies  
Hey, just for you guys, I slapped together a web page (http://www.henrymelton.com/0/h89.html) for this discussion. I'll leave it up for a couple of days, with my feelings about the real kind of time...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Jan 20, 2009 at 08:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm using the new Apple in-ear buds. I like... 5,319 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm using the new Apple in-ear buds. I like them. Comfortable for long listening periods. As mentioned above, the only problem with the iPhone is that the volume controls don't work, but since...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Jan 3, 2009 at 02:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Forry bought my first science fiction story. It... 689 Views / 11 Replies  
Forry bought my first science fiction story. It wasn't much, just a 600 word pun, but he had brought the Perry Rhodan series in translation over from Germany and had a little short fiction section...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Dec 9, 2008 at 12:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
After investigation, I discovered that I had 13... 534 Views / 1 Replies  
After investigation, I discovered that I had 13 photoshop psd files in my iPhoto library. Ten of those were created by Photoshop CS2 and three were from several generations back. I duplicated one...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Sep 29, 2008 at 01:15 AM, in Applications
All phone numbers vanished from Contacts 395 Views / 0 Replies  
I noticed it at lunch when a call from my son announced itself with just the number. Puzzled, I looked at Recents and all the calls were numbers only. I looked at Contacts, and although all names...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Sep 25, 2008 at 09:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I noticed the same thing about Galveston... 2,364 Views / 86 Replies  
I noticed the same thing about Galveston coverage, gone from the headlines in a matter of a couple of days, but I just blamed it on the financial crisis. But watching the big network news crews race...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Sep 25, 2008 at 08:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wish I'd stumbled across this thread earlier. ... 2,364 Views / 86 Replies  
I wish I'd stumbled across this thread earlier. I went down to Galveston to ride it out. I Twittered the whole thing and wrote it up once I got back to real internet. Go here...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Sep 24, 2008 at 04:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Repeated Optimizing Photos 534 Views / 1 Replies  
For a few weeks now, every time I sync my iPhone, one of the stages is Optimizing 10 photos, even though I haven't added any photos to my iPhoto library. I suspect that there are ten photos of some...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Sep 10, 2008 at 12:48 AM, in Applications
Final Status: After two and a half months of... 1,531 Views / 11 Replies  
Final Status: After two and a half months of erratic behavior, it finally healed. I have had two solid weeks of flawless response, no glitches. I hesitated about posting this until I was sure, but...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Aug 25, 2008 at 04:04 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
In fact, my first ebook sales were plain vanilla... 886 Views / 12 Replies  
In fact, my first ebook sales were plain vanilla PDF's. I'm selling a book to a reader to enjoy and close my eyes about what happens after that. That said, I won't refuse to sell DRM'd books if...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Aug 22, 2008 at 06:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Or you might just consider the author too... 886 Views / 12 Replies  
Or you might just consider the author too ignorant to know where the lines are. Hey, feel free to delete the thread. I didn't even know how to right the canoe.
Posted by HenryMelton, on Aug 22, 2008 at 04:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Pricing: The first reason is that PDF versions of... 886 Views / 12 Replies  
Pricing: The first reason is that PDF versions of this novel have been sold at $5. That sets a logical cap on the price. That's what the Kindle price was too. Public domain app books were going...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Aug 22, 2008 at 10:41 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iTunes Apps is better than Kindle 886 Views / 12 Replies  
As an author, first you got to write a good book, but to sell it, you have to get it in front of people's eyes. For that reason alone, selling books as iTunes Apps is great, wonderful and fantastic....
Posted by HenryMelton, on Aug 21, 2008 at 05:28 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I have to recommend the Small Towns, Big Ideas... 808 Views / 31 Replies  
I have to recommend the Small Towns, Big Ideas series, by ... er, me.

YA science fiction that's getting great reviews. The first title, Emperor Dad is in fact available as an iPhone App Book. ...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Aug 20, 2008 at 01:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@PB2K, It's a little late to think about this,... 1,644 Views / 24 Replies  
@PB2K, It's a little late to think about this, but if your phone hasn't come back, you might still get the data back by decoding your last backup. Go to this blog entry...
Posted by HenryMelton, on Jul 24, 2008 at 10:28 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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