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Forum: Anything Mac Jan 15th, 2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks polywog. Well, transfers seem to be...

Thanks polywog. Well, transfers seem to be improved today. Can get >500MB/s both ways on 14GB file. 4GB folder of audio files >300MB/s. So - not too bad - more like what I would expect. But a large...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 13th, 2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By vacuvox
Well I've done a bit more testing and monitoring....

Well I've done a bit more testing and monitoring. I can get high transfer speeds with very large files but it is also kind of random. Copying a 14GB file between internal SSDs can go across at over...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 9th, 2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By vacuvox
Advice I got from a professional data recovery...

Advice I got from a professional data recovery expert: Backup your Data... and Backup your Backups... and label your drives! Also, keep a record of what is on your drives.

Like other posters...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 9th, 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By vacuvox
That iMac is a great machine you have and it...

That iMac is a great machine you have and it should have plenty of life left. The MBA too. As suggested by eMacMan, you can "park" it at a certain OS and maintain your hardware and software in a...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 9th, 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By vacuvox
Exclamation Mojave - slow transfer speeds

Happy New Year! Starting the year off right with a random dilemma :-/ I recently installed Mojave (up from Sierra) on my 2012 Mac Mini and 2012 MBP. Everything seems to be working as expected except...
Forum: Miscellaneous May 1st, 2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,285
Posted By vacuvox
Hey sorry about the disappointment jezzy, but the...

Hey sorry about the disappointment jezzy, but the original post does explicitly say "pickup in Toronto".
And ahMEmon, true to his word, just picked the stuff up.
Thanks all!
Forum: Miscellaneous May 1st, 2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,285
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks for the responses. Sorry jezzy, I'm...

Thanks for the responses. Sorry jezzy, I'm looking for someone to pick this up and take it away. I'm expecting ahMEmon to pick this up today. i-rui is next in line if that falls through.
Forum: Miscellaneous Apr 30th, 2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,285
Posted By vacuvox
FREE grab-bag of DSL wifi routers, RAM and other stuff - SOLD

Winner takes all - grab bag for ehmac members - pickup in Toronto.
everything is boxed, and comes with power supplies etc

SHOEBOX of stuff
RAM: stock sets pulled from macs / 4 x 1GB PC2 5300 / 4...
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Apr 16th, 2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By vacuvox
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Apr 10th, 2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By vacuvox
Wondering if these latest iPhones also locked to...

Wondering if these latest iPhones also locked to Rogers?
Forum: Mac Desktops May 12th, 2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,117
Posted By vacuvox
PowerMac G5 dual 2GHz tower - SOLD!

New Price $100. Very good physical shape and clean. 4GB RAM. 250GB Boot and 1 TB Media drive. quite heavy, so local pickup only - downtown Toronto.

Model Name: Power Mac G5
Model...
Forum: Miscellaneous Apr 23rd, 2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 743
Posted By vacuvox
Honda Generator EU3000iS (S is for Super quiet)

A fantastic generator, quiet, starts immediately, runs smoothly - priced to sell $1200.

3000 watts, 120V
Super quiet: 58 dB @ rated load, 49 dB @ 1/4 load
effortless Electric start
fuel...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Apr 23rd, 2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By vacuvox
Hyper Juice is sold! - thanks soccerman_04!

Hyper Juice is sold! - thanks soccerman_04!
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Apr 12th, 2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By vacuvox
Random RAM, Mbox2mini, HyperJuice aux Battery

Hi
Some laptop PC2 (4 x 1GB) and PC3 (4 x 2GB) RAM.
Mbox 2 Mini
HyperJuice 100Wh external battery for powering Mac laptops or USB devices such as iPhone, iPad etc - less than a year old. - SOLD...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Nov 14th, 2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,569
Posted By vacuvox
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 1st, 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By vacuvox
perfect - thanks MD. P

perfect - thanks MD. P
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 1st, 2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By vacuvox
auxiliary battery power for MBP

Hi gang,
I have a MacBookPro6,1 - 17" i7 (2010) and I need to extend the time it can run without access to AC power. Unfortunately, this model does not have an easily swappable battery - I have to...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 7th, 2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,454
Posted By vacuvox
I tried a Momentus XT drive or two. Incredibly...

I tried a Momentus XT drive or two. Incredibly fast boot time and good-to-amazing transfer rate. BUT. The XT would randomly wind down to a stop and immediately spin back up again. Annoying. I was...
Forum: Mac Masters Aug 7th, 2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By vacuvox
another update... iTunes also causes the...

another update... iTunes also causes the previously described display intermittency.
Forum: Mac Masters Aug 3rd, 2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By vacuvox
info update... using Quick Look (instead of Quick...

info update... using Quick Look (instead of Quick Time Player) to view movies - even in full screen on the external 24" monitor - is completely smooth*

*providing Quick Time Player is NOT open
Forum: Mac Masters Jul 26th, 2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By vacuvox
regular display freeze

Hi folks, I'm having a peculiar problem with my MBP and wonder if anyone has insight into this. I don't know when it started... but I now experience a momentary display freeze every 2 seconds under...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 14th, 2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,184
Posted By vacuvox
Ladies and gentleaskissers of the council, as you...

Ladies and gentleaskissers of the council, as you know, and whether you like it or not - but how could you NOT like it - I'm building the world's biggest most beautiful and amazing office building,...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 13th, 2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,444
Posted By vacuvox
I use(d) iWeb frequently, daily - hourly when on...

I use(d) iWeb frequently, daily - hourly when on deadline - and it has been a valuable business tool. I make a "site" for each client and upload all my work and changes to the site for them to see...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 8th, 2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,976
Posted By vacuvox
G20 portraits by National Post photographer

"Brett Gundlock is a tough guy. As a photographer for the National Post, it’s his job to shoot tense situations and provide the public with photographic reports of controversial events."

article...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 3rd, 2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,976
Posted By vacuvox
Fair enough. We are clearly of different minds on...

Fair enough. We are clearly of different minds on this matter. To some, the cartoonist's insight, such as it is, is off the mark. To me it is appropriate and I have given my reasons.



It was...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,976
Posted By vacuvox
The cartoon is right on. It doesn't suggest...

The cartoon is right on. It doesn't suggest anything other than what it depicts. You are making comparisons in your head that the cartoonist has not drawn or implied. Harper is a hypocrite and that's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,976
Posted By vacuvox
Harper is a hypocrite. The cartoon does not...

Harper is a hypocrite.

The cartoon does not suggest that Harper is responsible for killing people. It depicts him with a protester under boot - which is appropriate - and which is exactly what he...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 19th, 2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By vacuvox
Both! RAM first. But a fast drive is nice too....

Both! RAM first. But a fast drive is nice too. Not sure if I can recommend the XT - I've had 2 and both have exhibited random spindown/spinup - causing interrupts. The first one I had was doing it...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 18th, 2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,025
Posted By vacuvox
Another source of TV is the airwaves. Plug some...

Another source of TV is the airwaves. Plug some rabbit ears into a digital TV in the Toronto area and you can get HD/surround broadcasts from CBC, CTV, Global, OMNI-1, OMNI-2, Sun... and.. uh... oh...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Dec 21st, 2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks dwp - but I already bought the replacement...

Thanks dwp - but I already bought the replacement power supply from DVshop.ca
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 8th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By vacuvox
Well, just for the record... it seems the drive...

Well, just for the record... it seems the drive was defective.
I got an RMA from Seagate and the replacement drive does not exhibit the same behaviour. So back up and screaming. This thing does...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 1st, 2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,352
Posted By vacuvox
Great link! Brings back more memories... my first...

Great link! Brings back more memories... my first dialup ISP was INTERNEX ONLINE (io.org - what a great address), then INTERLOG then - who knows, everyone was buying each other up. But the first time...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,352
Posted By vacuvox
nope : )

nope : )
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,352
Posted By vacuvox
I used to belong to an Atari bulletin board in...

I used to belong to an Atari bulletin board in Toronto - "The Grand" (Hotel). Oh my god - I can hardly remember (I had to Google it!). I think The Grand had one modem, so only one person could access...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Nov 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks for your help SD-B. yeah - the price...

Thanks for your help SD-B. yeah - the price difference between here and the US is a bit confusing, if I order direct from LaCie (US) it is $19.99 + $36 postage. But if I order it direct from LaCie...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Nov 26th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By vacuvox
Yes - it seems the going retail price is $45....

Yes - it seems the going retail price is $45. However, since I am replacing this item because it failed for the 2nd time (first time was covered by warranty)... I'm hesitant to blow $45 on a new one....
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Nov 26th, 2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By vacuvox
LaCie Power Supply for D2 enclosure

or... any tips on where I can buy one for a reasonable price.
thanks!
http://www.lacie.com/imgstore/product_medium/addons_d2powersupply.jpg...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 12th, 2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By vacuvox
Momentus XT spin-down-up

Well - I guess the Honeymoon is over...

So I have a Momentus XT in my MacBook Pro. It is fast and great... except... it spins down every few minutes and immediately spins back up again. This...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 25th, 2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,842
Views: 419,581
Posted By vacuvox
boing...

boing...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By vacuvox
+ 1. FAF is great - I use it quite often -...

+ 1. FAF is great - I use it quite often - especially if I'm looking for wayward pref files etc that Spotlight refuses to show.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By vacuvox
... just what I was going to say, screature! ...

... just what I was going to say, screature!
Plenty of juicy stuff here - but it all works hard earning me an income - yes, including the iPod Touch which I mostly use as a controller...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By vacuvox
I agree about your take on BIAS, Mark. There was...

I agree about your take on BIAS, Mark. There was so much promise and potential. As you say, the original RX's realtime and offline broadband noise removal algorithms were useful... but RX2's D...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By vacuvox
I haven't used SoundSoap or SoundSoap Pro. I did...

I haven't used SoundSoap or SoundSoap Pro. I did at one time purchase another BIAS product, Peak, but found it didn't deliver on its promises and soon after dropped it completely.

On the surface,...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 24th, 2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By vacuvox
RX2 is being rolled-out for $249 until Oct 31 -...

RX2 is being rolled-out for $249 until Oct 31 - thereafter $349.
As well as de-noise, it also features (http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/rx/index.asp?t=features) de-click, de-crackle, de-clip &...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By vacuvox
Mark, Logic should not make you cringe - unless...

Mark, Logic should not make you cringe - unless it's the cringe of having to realign your DP synapses to Logic format. Back on topic - are you running DP7 in Leopard or Snow Leopard?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,976
Posted By vacuvox
Everyone was reletively safe? Citizens living...

Everyone was reletively safe? Citizens living downtown Toronto were arrested walking their dogs and getting groceries...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 20th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks for the intro, Mark. I'm going to take a...

Thanks for the intro, Mark. I'm going to take a closer look at DP and work up the nerve to give it a try on my next soundtrack project. The session-per-cue necessity in Logic creates a lot of...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 20th, 2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By vacuvox
In this case, I'm talking about scoring a film or...

In this case, I'm talking about scoring a film or doc with a raft of Play, Native Instruments and other virtual instruments (I've got a bunch of custom EXS-24 patches I'd want to import), creating...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,976
Posted By vacuvox
Ouch... They got what they deserved? By this...

Ouch... They got what they deserved? By this logic, if anyone throws a rock**, everyone in the vicinity is guilty by association? Ludicrous.

**Quebec undercover police prevented from inciting...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 20th, 2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,907
Posted By vacuvox
goldarnit! Here is is Oct 20th and no...

goldarnit! Here is is Oct 20th and no announcement YET!! So still plenty of room for wild speculation. I say "Back To The Mac" indicates a swing towards macaroni and cheese and other comfort foods...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 20th, 2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By vacuvox
Ok Ok - I'll buy it! I don't know if I need it...

Ok Ok - I'll buy it!
I don't know if I need it but I guess we will find out.
So... if I do my next job on DP - as an experiment - how much time would you estimate I should I add to my normal...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,976
Posted By vacuvox
Those most worthy of the title "citizen...

Those most worthy of the title "citizen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizenship)" were amongst the protesters and detainees of this year's G20. And yes, some of them run local businesses too. They...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,976
Posted By vacuvox
Maybe it is an unfair cost analysis. Here's...

Maybe it is an unfair cost analysis.

Here's my balance sheet...
- Cost of securing delegates against harm: $19 million*
- Abusive power trip at the expense of taxpayers: $1.18 billion**...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,976
Posted By vacuvox
I have to say I have had really good experiences...

I have to say I have had really good experiences with Toronto Police on the whole (except they seem untrained, untalented, and passive-aggressive when called upon to direct traffic!).

BUT - the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By vacuvox
I'm not just trying to keep this thread alive......

I'm not just trying to keep this thread alive... really!

No - I am truly inspired to share my enthusiasm for another really fantastic and amazing bit of audio software. The recently updated...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By vacuvox
Hey Mark, thanks for the suggestion. I have heard...

Hey Mark, thanks for the suggestion. I have heard some good things about DP from colleagues who use it and swear by it. But I've heard gripes also - just as with any platform - concerning features...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By vacuvox
MacDoc - I haven't tried defragging my project...

MacDoc - I haven't tried defragging my project drive yet. Duh! That would certainly explain the random nature of the problem if you're right. Hopefully your hunch is on the mark and defragging will...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 15th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By vacuvox
We have 2 MBPs like the one in my sig: MBP 2.4...

We have 2 MBPs like the one in my sig:
MBP 2.4 / 4RAM / 500HD / OS10.5.8
FW video interface, FW audio interface on express card + native FW800 connected to project and library disks.
Most of our...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 15th, 2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 112,229
Posted By vacuvox
According (again, sorry) to the national...

According (again, sorry) to the national automobile lobby group, the CAA, annual costs of buying, keeping and maintaining a Prius (http://www.caa.ca/documents/CAA_Driving_Costs_Brochure_2010.pdf)...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 14th, 2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,113
Posted By vacuvox
Our tax dollars blowing in the wind

I don't really understand the drive towards massive wind farms. The beauty of solar seems to be that it can be collected locally - where it is consumed (like IKEA - although there is no need for...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 12th, 2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,608
Posted By vacuvox
Well, thanks for letting me play for a while,...

Well, thanks for letting me play for a while, folks! But I must now optimise my schedule for productivity. The crunch is on!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 12th, 2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,608
Posted By vacuvox
Max, I put it down to fundamentalism. "Bigger is...

Max, I put it down to fundamentalism. "Bigger is better" and "centralization is better" is actually true only sometimes - and then only to a point. A fundamentalist will believe the rule to be true...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,608
Posted By vacuvox
Don't get me started on amalgamation!

Don't get me started on amalgamation!
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 11th, 2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By vacuvox
Please spread the word! Let me know if anyone...

Please spread the word! Let me know if anyone else reports the same result.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 112,229
Posted By vacuvox
As you say, bsenka, you need those cars to...

As you say, bsenka, you need those cars to participate in your community and as a valid member of society. You've clearly done what you can to minimize car-miles - but... the expectation remains that...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 112,229
Posted By vacuvox
Maybe there is another reputable car-friendly...

Maybe there is another reputable car-friendly organization that has studied and reported on car ownership costs. I'd be interested to know. On topic... if you look down past the figures for the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 11th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By vacuvox
another note... as I'm on a roll... it seems the...

another note... as I'm on a roll... it seems the MBox noise is exacerbated by firewire connections to the computer, whether the FW devices themselves are turned on or not - no difference. This MBox...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,986
Posted By vacuvox
They have duplicated the format of Apple's...

They have duplicated the format of Apple's homepage (http://www.apple.com/ca/).
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,608
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks for that, Adagio. I recently visited...

Thanks for that, Adagio. I recently visited Manotick which used to be a little village I lived in while going to school 20 minutes drive from Ottawa. Manotick is no longer a village and the road is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 112,229
Posted By vacuvox
I hear your pain, bsenka, but what you describe...

I hear your pain, bsenka, but what you describe is exactly the problem that electric cars do not address. The amount of mobility you need may seem "normal" to most people - at this time - but I'm...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 10th, 2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 112,229
Posted By vacuvox
Well, if one of your needs is a car... then...

Well, if one of your needs is a car... then Public Transit will not be very fulfilling. If you adopt high-mobility expectations and lifestyle, you pretty well have to have a car - so your options are...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 10th, 2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 112,229
Posted By vacuvox
It seems to me the electric car represents...

It seems to me the electric car represents technological progress but presents a bit of a distraction from the main problems associated with transportation. The inconvenient truth here is that there...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 10th, 2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By vacuvox
Logic 8 or 9 on Leopard or Snow Leopard

Wandering if anyone out there in ehMacland is using Logic & Ableton Live professionally!

What's your setup (OS, processor)? How well does it work? How stable?

We are currently running two Logic...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 10th, 2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,608
Posted By vacuvox
I live in a small town originally furnished with...

I live in a small town originally furnished with large luxurious villas and lots of personal space... originally... it's called Parkdale. It was consumed long ago, annexed and integrated into the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By vacuvox
what eMacman said! : ) Saved my bacon.

what eMacman said! : )
Saved my bacon.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By vacuvox
MBox noise eliminated by MacAV...

... and visa versa.

Anybody using an MBox (http://www3.digidesign.com/index.cfm?navid=104&itemid=23596) out there? Or Mac Analog Output? Maybe these don't belong in a "professional" discussion -...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By vacuvox
Reinstalling... sounds good, Sync. Also,...

Reinstalling... sounds good, Sync.

Also, another trick with Disk Utility besides repairing permissions, try verifying the volume (and repairing if necessary).

Then... from recent experience...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By vacuvox
okcomputer - I'm not an expert on this [experts...

okcomputer - I'm not an expert on this [experts please chime in] but while your free space and files may not be too fragmented and spread out - yet... programs like iDefrag...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By vacuvox
My numbers are with external drives powered off. ...

My numbers are with external drives powered off.
The only menubar extras are... Chronosync scheduler, Expresscard menu
Otherwise the usual... Spaces, iSync, Bluetooth, Airport, Sound, battery,...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By vacuvox
interesting Audio utility

Hi folks, I just downloaded Snapper (http://www.audioease.com/Pages/Snapper/SnapperMain.html) from AudioEase (http://www.audioease.com/) - and it is pretty darn useful and amazing - also... a "snap"...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By vacuvox
I usually don't have auto-login selected, but I...

I usually don't have auto-login selected, but I did just for this test.

cold boot: ~25 sec - button push to desktop with all icons, full menu bar and ready to go
shutdown: <5 sec

MBP 2.4...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,190
Posted By vacuvox
Well, I have been lurking for a long time - used...

Well, I have been lurking for a long time - used to contribute more... but have just become so caught up with work. And this work has been completely facilitated by my very hard-working MBP (2008)...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 7th, 2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By vacuvox
Please excuse all my updates - but just in case...

Please excuse all my updates - but just in case anybody's interested...

MOMENTUS XT ROCKS! This bad sector thing has been a blessing in disguise. The new drive is really zippy - boots super fast...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 7th, 2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By vacuvox
Drive Genius demo found 32 bad blocks! all in...

Drive Genius demo found 32 bad blocks!
all in the same area smack in the middle of the volume.
RMA'd the WD Scorpio - bought a new Momentus XT.
My computer housekeeping is going to be a bit more...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 7th, 2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By vacuvox
Ok... defragged over night and iDefrag got most...

Ok... defragged over night and iDefrag got most of the way through but then stumbled upon a bad block! Ugh... so TheDoug was right too. Drive is recent purchase and covered by warrantee - I checked...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 6th, 2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By vacuvox
System is still behaving itself! Looks like I may...

System is still behaving itself! Looks like I may be out of the woods.

I've really become lazy about all this stuff. For years I defragged and optimised and rebuilt directories and and and...
...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 6th, 2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By vacuvox
So far so good. Thanks again for your help! I...

So far so good. Thanks again for your help!
I also tried rebuilding the Mail Envelope Index - by shutting down Mail, dragging the Mail Envelope index out of user/Library/Mail - then restarting Mail...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 5th, 2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By vacuvox
Ok - that did seem to fix it... again. Thanks! I...

Ok - that did seem to fix it... again. Thanks! I will log an update later tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 5th, 2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By vacuvox
uh oh...

uh oh...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 5th, 2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By vacuvox
Wow! Rebuilding the Spotlight index seems to...

Wow!
Rebuilding the Spotlight index seems to have totally solved the problem!
Certainly didn't know about this trick. Thanks so much for the tip eMacMan!
Will confirm later after some time has...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 5th, 2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By vacuvox
All I have to add at this point... after a day of...

All I have to add at this point... after a day of avoiding using Mail and experiencing no symptoms at all... and then opening Mail to see if the problem returns... Mail definitely is the culprit!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 4th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By vacuvox
Hi folks - all! Thanks for the support ...

Hi folks - all! Thanks for the support

CubaMark - a utility that logs and helps to diagnose SBBOD syndrome would be a great help!

TheDoug - could be a failing hard drive... except it seems...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 4th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By vacuvox
Hi James, thanks for the tip - I was looking for...

Hi James, thanks for the tip - I was looking for a function like that... but I guess I'm blind. Thanks for pointing it out. So... Mail can rebuild one folder at a time (but I've got lots of folders...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 3rd, 2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By vacuvox
beachball problems

Hi folks,

Oh boy... haven't seen this in the 7 years since moving to OSX. System-wide beachball of death! Mail seems to be the culprit. It seems to always start in Mail... constant interrupts with...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 9th, 2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 134,908
Posted By vacuvox
I ditched Sympatico at least 3 years ago and have...

I ditched Sympatico at least 3 years ago and have been with Teksavvy ever since. With Symp we got between 1 and 2 on their "5MB" service. With Teksavy we get the full 5MB all the time. Teksavvy...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 30th, 2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,301
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks for your input folks! Based on your...

Thanks for your input folks!
Based on your suggestions we did a bit more research and it seems:
1. The more powerful video card does not benefit FCP much (but does improve working with some of the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 29th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,301
Posted By vacuvox
FCP better on old i7 or new i5?

decisions decisions!
My partner is working on a video-art project (self-funded) - with many layers of HD content. Currently lumping it on a Penryn MBP + 24" monitor - and obviously needs more...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 24th, 2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,655
Posted By vacuvox
Just to add -somewhat belatedly - to the...

Just to add -somewhat belatedly - to the conversation... I have two LaCie D2 Quadras purchased in 2007 and which have been in heavy service ever since - mainly audio, video and sample streaming for...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 28th, 2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By vacuvox
You're both right of course. I should try to...

You're both right of course. I should try to track down the problem - but I have to keep working. After booting from my backup to stay productive yesterday, I restored my internal drive from the...
Forum: Anything Mac May 27th, 2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By vacuvox
Right you are, Paddy : ) my oops

Right you are, Paddy : )
my oops
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 27th, 2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By vacuvox
Hi Paddy - the previous night I had only 165Gb of...

Hi Paddy - the previous night I had only 165Gb of usage (as does my backup drive). But it woke up with 185 (completely full). I'm going to boot off the backup drive and use that until I have time to...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 27th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By vacuvox
Hi Paddy - Thanks for the quick reply and tips....

Hi Paddy - Thanks for the quick reply and tips. I'll free up a couple more Gb emergency space (I can nix the Sleepimage and safe sleep if necessary) and I'll post to Shirt Pocket as you suggest. Yes,...
Forum: Anything Mac May 27th, 2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By vacuvox
redundant thread - please delete

erased by vacuvox:
original post is here (https://www.ehmac.ca/mac-ipod-help-troubleshooting/86953-hard-drive-full.html)
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 27th, 2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By vacuvox
also... Inventory X shows a usage of 181Gb but...

also... Inventory X shows a usage of 181Gb but only accounts for 166Gb at most.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 27th, 2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By vacuvox
hard drive full

Hi - I hope someone can help me.
Last night I had 14Gb free space on my system drive. This morning the MBP awoke with an alert to let me know the system disk was completely full.

The last thing I...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 15th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,233
Posted By vacuvox
iPhoto - missing album/source list

Hi ehFolk!

I'm emerging from perpetual lurk mode with a sudden iPhoto problem. My source list - the left partition of the library window - has disappeared. All I can see is photos - no albums. I...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 2nd, 2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,762
Posted By vacuvox
Absolutely agree. I would add... all drives,...

Absolutely agree. I would add... all drives, storage mechanisms and media WILL FAIL... it's only a question of time. How much time? We can only guess. I've experienced complete drive failure 4 times....
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 30th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By vacuvox
In Logic, you can create an EXS24 (sampler)...

In Logic, you can create an EXS24 (sampler) instrument with all your cues. You can use the EXS24 in Logic or in Mainstage.

But... QLab (http://figure53.com/qlab/download/) is better designed for...
Forum: Anything Mac May 15th, 2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,259
Posted By vacuvox
Each new Mac I get...

... is the coolest, sweetest, mind blowingest Mac thing EVER.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 3rd, 2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,705
Posted By vacuvox
Is Leopard worth it? sure. Is it bug free?...

Is Leopard worth it? sure.

Is it bug free? no definitely not. it's got bugs. I haven't actually found any yet but i know they're in there somewhere!

Reliability: It seems reliable unless...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,505
Posted By vacuvox
Another vote for Teksavvy. We switched from...

Another vote for Teksavvy.

We switched from Symp*!&#co a year ago and it has been smooth sailing since. Their 5MB/s service is actually 5MB/s. All the time. No contract. Great price. No downtime....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 11th, 2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By vacuvox
another weirdness...

Along with the Pages preferences getting corrupted, my date and time preferences seemed to have changed - months displaying only as numbers (see attached). This was systemwide. Couldn't find a...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 11th, 2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks, SINC, I ran Repair Permissions - but that...

Thanks, SINC, I ran Repair Permissions - but that didn't repair the problem.

However, David at Apple Support suggested I remove the preference file "com.apple.iWork.Pages.plist" from my user...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 11th, 2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks for the suggestion, chas_m - I actually...

Thanks for the suggestion, chas_m - I actually didn't think of that...

However, having re-installed from the disk, Pages still does not work (the other iWork apps still DO work) and, in fact,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 10th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By vacuvox
Pages - suddenly not working

Hmmm...
Pages 08 will not open any of my Pages documents. It will not open it's own templates either. It is now totally dysfunctional. This is a new phenomenon - since executing Pages update 3.03...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 25th, 2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,794
Posted By vacuvox
I missed the AVCHD bit... That's a compressed...

I missed the AVCHD bit...
That's a compressed format that requires a lot of processing just to view and play. It will reportedly work on an MBP for doing straight cuts and so on - but processing...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 25th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,794
Posted By vacuvox
We're running Final Cut Studio on our 2 MacBook...

We're running Final Cut Studio on our 2 MacBook Pros (last year's models) no problem.

Of course any serious amount of video editing - especially HD - requires external storage. We have tons. &...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 14th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,512
Posted By vacuvox
I sold a couple of towers that went goofy almost...

I sold a couple of towers that went goofy almost immediately after the sale. One was a G3/450 B&W. Worked perfectly for years. As soon as i sold it, the buyer called up and said it was not working...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 9th, 2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,060
Posted By vacuvox
from the bowels of Dell...

"Look team, I don't know how to break it to you but I think our usual lame product design has really run its course. It seems people now want... well... DESIGN! - not our usual...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 9th, 2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By vacuvox
Logic 8 works great on my MBP 2.4 and OS 10.5.6 ...

Logic 8 works great on my MBP 2.4 and OS 10.5.6
So does (kinda hate to say it) Pro Tools 8.
And Live 7.
Logic 8 is still my main DAW - it's pretty stable but does crash from time to time.
I don't...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 21st, 2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,550
Posted By vacuvox
Halifax ISP

Hi Haligonians,
We have parents in Halifax and would like to set them up with highspeed internet - for when WE visit as we must keep working and communicating with colleagues back home. Dial up is...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 18th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By vacuvox
spaces spaces spaces and more spaces.

spaces spaces spaces and more spaces.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 28th, 2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,252
Posted By vacuvox
Ha! I chortled aloud reading the above comment on...

Ha! I chortled aloud reading the above comment on the TUAW site - almost as hard as when "Johnny" was revealed stuffed in the MacPro box.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 28th, 2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,777
Posted By vacuvox
When the new MBPs came out I impulsively jumped...

When the new MBPs came out I impulsively jumped on a refurb 2.4/200Gb MBP for its two FW ports and full size DVI connection. It was delivered within 48 hrs - crazy. It's sitting there until the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 27th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By vacuvox
Here is the answer to your dilemma - sorry if...

Here is the answer to your dilemma - sorry if it's too late...

DVI + optical to HDMI converter...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 15th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks for the info Canadaram. Sounds like a good...

Thanks for the info Canadaram. Sounds like a good idea and time to upgrade the old HD.

So... I HAVE swapped out a PowerBook HD before. Not exactly simple or pretty - but it got done. Does anyone...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 12th, 2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,621
Posted By vacuvox
Update: in case anyone is interested... Apple is...

Update: in case anyone is interested... Apple is replacing my battery free of charge. Here is a link to their support document (http://www.apple.com/support/macbook_macbookpro/batteryupdate/):...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 11th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,621
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks However... My battery went all wonky...

Thanks However...

My battery went all wonky a couple of months ago. Suddenly I only got about 35 min as calculated... but the battery dies before the computer expects it to so it just powers off...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 23rd, 2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,314
Posted By vacuvox
I know a few film-sound editors and audio...

I know a few film-sound editors and audio engineers who are still on OS9. They invested heavily in Pro Tools hardware - which Digidesign no longer supports. They are a bit evil that way. But the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 16th, 2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,825
Posted By vacuvox
I just had a firewire drive go south. It had all...

I just had a firewire drive go south. It had all the examples, handouts, templates, media and lecture notes for a class I teach. luckily I had a Superduper backup!

whew!!
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 15th, 2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By vacuvox
You can also modify the toolbar of a finder...

You can also modify the toolbar of a finder window to include a button that displays the path. Choose View > Customize Toolbar (or just control-click on the top bar of a Finder window), then drag the...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 11th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By vacuvox
DSL/LAN choices

Well - I've given Sympatico notice and will be starting up with Teksavvy later this month. So I need a new modem - and that brings me to reconsider my home setup.

Previously, I had Sympatico's...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 10th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 20,673
Posted By vacuvox
I know I'm going to get slammed for this... but I...

I know I'm going to get slammed for this... but I think a charge based on transfer volume is just fine. This is how utilities work and I think its a fair model provided the charges are reasonable.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 7th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,099
Posted By vacuvox
Interesting thread. I've read some of it but not...

Interesting thread. I've read some of it but not all so excuse me if this has already been discussed. It makes sense to me for an ISP like Sympatico to base their rates to a certain extent on volume....
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 3rd, 2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,933
Posted By vacuvox
We have just received this unit. ...

We have just received this unit.
http://www.wiebetech.com/fonts/thumb.php?h=170&w=170&pic=/images/products/RTX_TM_200/RTX_200H_QR.jpg

A Wiebetech RTX200...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,978
Posted By vacuvox
I just noticed that I've been paying $47.95/mo...

I just noticed that I've been paying $47.95/mo for Sympatico 5MB/s since last July. Prior to that, I had a series of contracts with them for a better rate. But apparently I was not paying attention...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 24th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,842
Posted By vacuvox
Just like TV...

https://www.ehmac.ca/gallery/data/500/tvbreakdown.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 12th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,547
Posted By vacuvox
.Mac rocks

I think .Mac is a great value and a huge time saver. I'm nearing the end of my first year and I'm going to renew for sure. It's great to be able to whip up a secure webpage for my clients in a couple...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 28th, 2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,380
Posted By vacuvox
Was BFD loaded onto the MBP's internal drive?

Was BFD loaded onto the MBP's internal drive?
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 27th, 2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,380
Posted By vacuvox
ditto, Macaholic - well, not quite, but almost....

ditto, Macaholic - well, not quite, but almost. Something I've learned about Logic is that everyone not only has a unique technical set-up but also unique needs and preferences. I have yet to find...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 6th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 13,259
Posted By vacuvox
Macbook Air, shucks.

I certainly don't need the MacBook Air either. It doesn't have the performance, storage or i/o I need in a portable.

That being said... I'm sure there are people who DON'T need the performance or...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,994
Posted By vacuvox
here ya go...

https://www.ehmac.ca/gallery/data/500/medium/calendart.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 25th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,804
Posted By vacuvox
Bravo, I suppose you won't be needing this then...

Bravo, I suppose you won't be needing this then after all ...

https://www.ehmac.ca/gallery/data/500/thwack.jpg

apologies to all concerned...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,200
Posted By vacuvox
https://www.ehmac.ca/gallery/data/500/vacuvox.jpg

https://www.ehmac.ca/gallery/data/500/vacuvox.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,804
Posted By vacuvox
I've used a Entourage, Eudora and Mail Smith and...

I've used a Entourage, Eudora and Mail Smith and have ended up sticking with Apple Mail which I'm very happy with. It works well, it's fast, the junk filtering and search capability is great, it's...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By vacuvox
Sorry to hear of your plight. I had a Rev A MBP...

Sorry to hear of your plight. I had a Rev A MBP that was iffy and had a drive suddenly fail on a PowerBook. But I've never bought the extended Applecare. If the computer is faulty, I'm betting...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By vacuvox
Another vote for the 15". I use mine closed with...

Another vote for the 15". I use mine closed with an external monitor and keyboard. For one thing, this allows you to position the monitor and keyboard ergonomically. While away from base, it is easy...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,788
Posted By vacuvox
Lesson: Macs work. Class dismissed.

http://www.nunstories.com/assets/images/entire_class.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 16th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,151
Posted By vacuvox
I don't use it (yet) but word from one of my...

I don't use it (yet) but word from one of my photo friends is it is great but needs more than 2GB of RAM to work as advertised.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 16th, 2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,604
Posted By vacuvox
It might represent the future, period. Steve...

It might represent the future, period.

Steve loves shedding old technology - even if people are attached to it. When he dropped floppy drives from the Mac line it caused quite a bit of...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 15th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,604
Posted By vacuvox
http://www3.sympatico.ca/ebo/ehmac/wafferthin.jpg

http://www3.sympatico.ca/ebo/ehmac/wafferthin.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 13th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 22,024
Posted By vacuvox
Another take on the Microsoft Air concept...

http://www3.sympatico.ca/ebo/ehmac/bsod-air.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 13th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,948
Posted By vacuvox
yep... just thought I'd check on that one......

yep... just thought I'd check on that one... definitely a USB port.

http://www3.sympatico.ca/ebo/ehmac/AMACS-USB.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 13th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,948
Posted By vacuvox
i think it's the USB port...

i think it's the USB port...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 13th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,066
Posted By vacuvox
http://www.beliefnet.com/imgs/tout/story/MrT061010...

http://www.beliefnet.com/imgs/tout/story/MrT061010.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 13th, 2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,948
Posted By vacuvox
Something is in the Air...

http://www3.sympatico.ca/ebo/ehmac/airportultra.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 13th, 2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,066
Posted By vacuvox
My system is working great in Tiger: MBP with...

My system is working great in Tiger: MBP with Logic 8, Live, Pro Tools. No big urge to migrate everything to a new OS and I never jump on a new Mac OS straight away anyway. I usually give it a few...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 11th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By vacuvox
aw... you guys... some of us don't live here,...

aw... you guys... some of us don't live here, just visit occasionally. This is news to me. And glad to hear it!
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 29th, 2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By vacuvox
MANY (or most?) industries are stupid. They are...

MANY (or most?) industries are stupid. They are fundamentally resistent to change. They like the way things are - thank you very much - and they will do whatever they can to resist change. The bigger...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 11th, 2007, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,115
Posted By vacuvox
oops - juggling my kittens again. Thanks for...

oops - juggling my kittens again.

Thanks for the feedback. I think I'll take JamesB's advice and click "ignore".

:p
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 10th, 2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,115
Posted By vacuvox
best version of Tiger?

Sorry if this has been covered... I did find a thread pertaining to best version of Tiger for G4, but the discussion wasn't that relevant.

I did read enough about questionable issues with 10.4.11...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 13th, 2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,746
Posted By vacuvox
Moonsocket - Logic Studio has a more friendly...

Moonsocket - Logic Studio has a more friendly layout to newcomers. It's still just as deep - but might visually make more sense to you in this latest incarnation. But if you are using Garage Band,...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 13th, 2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,746
Posted By vacuvox
Definitely go for Logic Studio - it will add some...

Definitely go for Logic Studio - it will add some instruments, sources and options to your aresenal.

I tried the Firepod but got some nasty crackles and other artifacts with moderate i/o and...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 9th, 2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,780
Posted By vacuvox
Which version of Logic Pro are you running these...

Which version of Logic Pro are you running these days, Macaholic? have you installed 8 yet? Am I allowed to ask this question without starting a new thread?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,289
Posted By vacuvox
sympatico DSL: Download Speed: 2539 kbps (317.4...

sympatico DSL:
Download Speed: 2539 kbps (317.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 638 kbps (79.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,363
Posted By vacuvox
"Ok... now watch carefully ... nothing up the sleeves..."

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/10/22/technology/22apple.600.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 15th, 2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By vacuvox
20 years from now

The world, at the rate it's going, will most certainly lose a big chunk of its entire stock of polar ice (http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/09/14/northwest-passage-esa.html). Was thinking about how...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 13th, 2007, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By vacuvox
It's a complete steal. Apple is going to change...

It's a complete steal.
Apple is going to change the DAW landscape offering all these features, apps, plugins and instruments etc at this crazy price point.
Very aggressive.
Of course, the upgrade...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,567
Posted By vacuvox
These Dells are nice - I have the 2005FP ...

These Dells are nice - I have the 2005FP
besides being a good screen, it actually looks pretty nice, thin bezel, descreet controls, height adjustable, tilting and swivelling (horizontal to vertical)...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 7th, 2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By vacuvox
In my experience... the MB is powerful enough...

In my experience...
the MB is powerful enough to run Logic, but...
the larger screen of the MBP is a must for Logic.
If you use it with an external monitor AND don't do much or any location work...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 5th, 2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By vacuvox
... and we're going to refund the million...

... and we're going to refund the million previous customers $200 each so they don't have a collective hissy fit.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 5th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,205
Posted By vacuvox
I have no complaints about my G5 dual 1.8 and...

I have no complaints about my G5 dual 1.8 and Tiger. This is my pro setup and its earning its keep very well these days. The new Pros look interesting... I just don't need to go there. It will be...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 5th, 2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks CanadaRAM, Somehow, this issue resolved...

Thanks CanadaRAM,
Somehow, this issue resolved itself gradually - more and more sights became available until everything now works. But I have entered the OpenDNS server address in the laptops. The...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 4th, 2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By vacuvox
internet > LAN peculiarities

Hi - I've tried to solve this problem but I'm stumped. The problem is my laptops can suddenly only access Google and a few other domains but most domains they can't find - says I'm not connected to...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 27th, 2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By vacuvox
Logic works great with 2Gb. Spend your RAM money...

Logic works great with 2Gb. Spend your RAM money on a backup firewire disk. And in that department, I'm loving my Lacie Rugged drive. no power supply, just plug in the firewire and go. pretty fast...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 25th, 2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By vacuvox
what A7mc says, I say also.

what A7mc says, I say also.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 16th, 2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,324
Posted By vacuvox
TOS (http://www.answers.com/topic/atari-tos) !...

TOS (http://www.answers.com/topic/atari-tos) ! not Mac - but with GEM, was very Mac-like at the time. And as it was on a chip, just flip on the power switch and away you go. Used this for several...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 10th, 2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,809
Posted By vacuvox
... anyone who has several computers on a network...

... anyone who has several computers on a network or even just a personal tower and a laptop? When you first use the computer it asks for your name etc - and from this it makes your identity and...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 10th, 2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks for this. All our machines have PCI or...

Thanks for this. All our machines have PCI or ExpressCard slotsea dn eSATA is great - but I don't need that much speed, and firewire is more universally connectable for me. I will go eSATA, maybe....
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 9th, 2007, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By vacuvox
storage storage storage

I just came across this little item. Drobo (http://crunchgear.com/2007/06/08/drobo-review-frickin-awesome/) is a handy and attractive USB box that accepts bare drives. Cool.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 9th, 2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,388
Posted By vacuvox
Yeah - i remember that thread (its info gems like...

Yeah - i remember that thread (its info gems like that I lurk around here for) - but, incredibly, this post solved a little nag I've been having just today since lunch.

My screen focus was soft...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 2nd, 2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,547
Posted By vacuvox
Be sure to set aside some of your equipment...

Be sure to set aside some of your equipment budget for education. This is the most solid investment possible and will never become obsolete. Let me be specific: get some books about standard,...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 18th, 2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,779
Posted By vacuvox
40MHz Mac IIfx "Wicked Fast" - used, ~$2000 180...

40MHz Mac IIfx "Wicked Fast" - used, ~$2000
180 MHz Power PC 7600 - used, ~$2000
450 MHz Blue & White G3 tower, EOL, ~$2000
1.2 GHz G4 tower (dual boot), new, ~$2000
dual 1.8 GHz G5 tower - new,...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 18th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,643
Posted By vacuvox
You get a couple of things in an Apple display...

You get a couple of things in an Apple display that you don't get with monitors from other manufacturers:
1. firewire: the monitor has two free firewire 400 ports (plus 2x USB)
2. clutter-free...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 12th, 2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,751
Posted By vacuvox
What do you need? A new computer? - it seems...

What do you need?

A new computer? - it seems so.
A new iPod?
A better computer than the ones currently on offer?
A better operating system than the one shipping with current Macs?

Answer...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 8th, 2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,641
Posted By vacuvox
great link - thanks!

great link - thanks!
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 8th, 2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,984
Posted By vacuvox
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/04/ballmer_fo...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/04/ballmer_for_mccain_administration/
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 8th, 2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,641
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks for the link - I'll try it. It seems I...

Thanks for the link - I'll try it. It seems I have more time to research now since my IT guy was a no show this morning! hmmf. My copy of ARD came in - so I'll be taking that for a test ride too.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 7th, 2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,641
Posted By vacuvox
Thanks, Andrina. Yep the Mac Pro running standard...

Thanks, Andrina. Yep the Mac Pro running standard OS X. The machine is behind a company router/firewall - thanks for the link to the Apple ARD ports info. I have a meeting with their IT guy tomorrow....
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 7th, 2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,641
Posted By vacuvox
Remote Desktop connection

I'm currently working remotely on a machine-room Mac Pro through a direct CAT5 connection to my MacBook Pro using VNC (Vine) and Chicken Of The VNC. Works great. However, I want to be able to manage...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 1st, 2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By vacuvox
Great stories and humour on all sides... very...

Great stories and humour on all sides... very interesting to see these two guys talk about their partnership, shared history and not-necessarily-shared vision.

Apart from everything else... I...
Forum: Anything Mac May 29th, 2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,311
Posted By vacuvox
I guess its true after all: A picture is worth...

I guess its true after all:
A picture is worth a thousand words,
Give or take.
Anyone keeping count?
Forum: Anything Mac May 28th, 2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,311
Posted By vacuvox
Cool 7,010th post! Anyway... I'm not convinced...

Cool 7,010th post! Anyway...
I'm not convinced its combustion engines alone that need changing...
Imagine that the cars in the following pictures are all zero emissions vehicles.
...
Forum: Anything Mac May 28th, 2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,311
Posted By vacuvox
This actually looks much like my brother-in-law's...

This actually looks much like my brother-in-law's office...
except... his (windows) monitors are mismatched, they aren't as big - and...
you can see Al's floor.
Forum: Anything Mac May 25th, 2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,709
Posted By vacuvox
Like some other people here, I like to organize...

Like some other people here, I like to organize things in my own way. I really don't like the way the iApps take this control away - but I can see why Apple has chosen this course. Even some of the...
Forum: Anything Mac May 23rd, 2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,823
Posted By vacuvox
Whew... now I can get back to my lurking.

Whew...
now I can get back to my lurking.
Forum: Anything Mac May 19th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By vacuvox
One idea might be to keep all current work files...

One idea might be to keep all current work files on a portable drive and plug it into the computer you happen to be using - but then you sacrifice a bit of portability. If your working docs add up to...
Forum: Anything Mac May 18th, 2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 26,334
Posted By vacuvox
Life Aquatic. This is a wreck on the north shore...

Life Aquatic. This is a wreck on the north shore of Manitoulin Island.
Forum: Anything Mac May 14th, 2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By vacuvox
This is something I learned early on with...

This is something I learned early on with webmail. Sometimes I would type out an email but, if I spent too much time over it, when I hit the send button I might get a time-out alert and that would be...
Forum: Anything Mac May 9th, 2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By vacuvox
in short... 149 computer GB = 160 marketing...

in short...

149 computer GB = 160 marketing GB

it's a language problem.
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