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Posts Tagged ‘mac’


 

 

Snow Flaky

I experienced my first Snow Leopard glitch this weekend. After installing the latest cat, all my compiled AppleScripts started misbehaving very sporadically. Sometimes they would run fine, but more often than not, they would crash on launch reporting some kind of bad memory access exception. These are the AppleScripts I've ...
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The Cat is Loose

The Snow Leopard install process is a bit odd compared to a traditional Mac OS install. I expected to put in the disk, click on "install Mac Os X", and the machine would reboot immediately from the DVD. Not so with Snow Leopard. Once I inserted the disk and ...
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Post Mortem

A few of my initial thoughts on using a Mac in conjunction with a digital multichannel receiver. Setup is trivial. Connect the Mac to the receiver with an optical audio cable and change a couple preferences on the Mac. Playing a traditional DVD works just like with a consumer DVD payer. ...
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Finally

I did it. I now have OS X running on my PowerMac 8500.The problems I was experiencing Friday night seem to be due to the fact that the drive I was attempting to install OS X onto, while internal, was not original equipment. It was an Ultra2 SCSI drive ...
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Dr. Frankenstein

I spent a good chunk of last evening dissecting my new Macs.The G3 tower was first. I decided it wasn't worth trying to make functional in and of itself, so I scavenged the hard drive from it for my other G3 tower. So my already very souped up blue ...
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More Macs

Yes, I know. Like Matt says, I "need a twelve step program".I couldn't resist. They were uber-cheap. I answered a craigslist ad and procured what was originally claimed to be 3 PowerMac 8500's and a laser printer.In the end, it turned out to be one PowerMac 8100/100, two PowerMac ...
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Scroll

When I got my MacBook, one of my favorite things was the new multi-finger-aware trackpad. It's one of those things you look back and wonder how you ever lived without. So simple and yet so powerful. If you're viewing a long webpage and need to scroll down quickly, just ...
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Leopard

It's official. Apple has announced it will uncage Leopard next Friday, not even two weeks after declaring gold master, keeping their promise to release the latest cat sometime in October.Honestly, I'm having a hard time getting excited about Leopard. And this is coming from someone who went to the ...
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Blues Traveler

Caution: Watch for falling acronyms, next 500 words...After I posted the other day about the new mini and how I had used it to DVR Blues Traveler on Austin City Limits in HD, I got an email from Dear Old Dad asking if I could burn him a DVD ...
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Success

My new Intel mini came yesterday. I brought it home, hooked it up, transfered all my stuff over to it and was up and running without a hitch. I can watch HD without dropping frames. I can record HD without breaking a sweat. And I can encode content to ...
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