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Forum: Anything Mac Apr 18th, 2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 40,212
Posted By bighog
11 years 3 months :) Not so many posts.

11 years 3 months :) Not so many posts.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 17th, 2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,683
Posted By bighog
Count me in the group of people enjoying Lion. ...

Count me in the group of people enjoying Lion. Don't think your crazy.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 8th, 2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 37,693
Posted By bighog
+1 I've been using it since day 1. I've been a...

+1 I've been using it since day 1. I've been a long time user, been along for the ride since System 6. I've been through every iteration, I was on the first OS X beta since day 1.

I have to...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 3rd, 2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By bighog
Acorn, the image editor for humans....

Acorn, the image editor for humans. (http://flyingmeat.com/acorn/)

I bumped into this when I was looking for a Paint alternative. The free version does nearly everything I need.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,165
Posted By bighog
How about: INIT-29-B. I remember having to deal...

How about: INIT-29-B. I remember having to deal with this one.
Forum: Anything Mac May 1st, 2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By bighog
I've been using Cinch for this for a while now. ...

I've been using Cinch for this for a while now. It works very well and I was happy to pay the $7 dollars for the no-nag license.

Irradiated Software - Cinch...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 2nd, 2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,629
Posted By bighog
I can't believe the price! $1,098! Even with...

I can't believe the price! $1,098! Even with subsidies from the carriers its still likely to be at least $300 more than the iPhone. Its size is also a little odd/interesting. Strikes me as being...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 25th, 2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,475
Posted By bighog
I have a Canon ip4500 that I've used for DVD...

I have a Canon ip4500 that I've used for DVD printing quite a bit. I've been quite happy with this printer. It worked out of the box and came with all the needed accessories. I do recall some of...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 23rd, 2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By bighog
AppleTV/Airport Extreme Combo Alternative

Good day all,

I am looking for a single box alternative that would have the same capabilities of an AppleTV and Airport Extreme in a single box and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,484
Posted By bighog
I've had some interesting results with the...

I've had some interesting results with the enclosure and drives. I had a Seagate 500GB drive in there and it powered up not problem off the Firewire. I did manage to get it to hiccup and unmount...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 20th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,484
Posted By bighog
I think the need for "a little bit more" power is...

I think the need for "a little bit more" power is real. In most cases for typical usage the power over the cable, being either USB or Firewire is sufficient. But if you are doing some heavy...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 20th, 2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,484
Posted By bighog
Just to close the loop, I decided to go ahead and...

Just to close the loop, I decided to go ahead and pick up this case last night. I've installed a 500GB Seagate drive in it. As it turns out it did power up using only the Firewire. I won't...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,484
Posted By bighog
I was looking at this guy at Canada Computers. ...

I was looking at this guy at Canada Computers. Any thoughts?

Canada Computers - Hard Drive Enclosures > 2.5" Enclosures : AcomData (TNGXXXUFAE-BLK) Tango USB/FireWire 2.5" Portable Enclosure....
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,484
Posted By bighog
Power over firewire for external drive question

Good day all,

I'm about to purchase a new HD enclosure for a 2.5" SATA drive. I'm interested in an enclosure that supports both USB and Firewire connections. I know that I can power the drive...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By bighog
If your not too picky about the call quality and...

If your not too picky about the call quality and you have Snow Leopard you could use the audio recording feature in the new Quicktime and use a speaker phone.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 2nd, 2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,170
Posted By bighog
The most important thing at this point is to not...

The most important thing at this point is to not do anything. There is no guarantee that your MacBook is fine, but if you are lucky waiting for it to dry is the most important thing. I can't...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 31st, 2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,211
Posted By bighog
I had the nearly identical problem with my...

I had the nearly identical problem with my Macbook. I was able to read CDs but not DVDs and I couldn't burn anything. In the end I was also lucky to be under warrantee and had the drive replaced...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 29th, 2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,829
Posted By bighog
The only thing to remember, and this was...

The only thing to remember, and this was mentioned earlier, is that you also have to have VLC installed on your computer. Handbrake stopped distributing the DVD decryption package a while back. ...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 6th, 2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By bighog
Check out www.monoprice.com...

Check out www.monoprice.com (http://www.monoprice.com). I see a mini displayport to DVI for under $10. I bought a HDMI cable from them recently paid $3 for the cable and $4 for the shipping. Must...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 11th, 2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By bighog
Does anyone have any experience with this and...

Does anyone have any experience with this and Rogers? I'm looking at replacing my Rogers PVR with something and this might be what I need.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 2nd, 2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By bighog
I think the TUAW response is a bit terse and no...

I think the TUAW response is a bit terse and no very informative. It is true that some tasks will be able to perform quicker due to the OpenCL functionality but this is not the extent of what the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 25th, 2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By bighog
JVC camcorder and iMovie

I'm looking at picking up a consumer level JVC camcorder, specifically the gz-hm200. I've seen evidence that iMovie may not be able to import and use the video from some cameras. I've looked at the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 9th, 2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,875
Posted By bighog
I definitely agree with this. Historically we...

I definitely agree with this. Historically we have gotten use to significant interface changes in OS X releases. But I would have to say that Apple got Leopard pretty close to just right. A few...
Forum: Anything Mac May 6th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,145
Posted By bighog
Hands down one of the worst machines made in...

Hands down one of the worst machines made in terms of reliability.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 4th, 2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By bighog
A quick question for the U2 heads out there. I...

A quick question for the U2 heads out there. I noticed that the new CD I purchased had a sticker on the jewel case with the big grey "equals" sign on it. Yet pictures on the U2 website and on...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 4th, 2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By bighog
I missed this post originally but I had heard...

I missed this post originally but I had heard about the leak. I was seriously tempted to get the download but managed to hold off and I waited until I could get the CD. With that said, this is a...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 19th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By bighog
I'm guessing there won't be much different...

I'm guessing there won't be much different between the 2 products but I've been using doPDF for a while and have had good success.

PDF Converter - Convert to PDF free with doPDF...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 12th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By bighog
Still remember. Came across this the parody...

Still remember. Came across this the parody other day. It appealed to my inner 12 year old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98EmpuBcjLs
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 9th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By bighog
Can't wait till the 2nd!

Can't wait till the 2nd!
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 29th, 2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,641
Posted By bighog
Smile Maybe I should use this one thread to catch up to...

Maybe I should use this one thread to catch up to you.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 29th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,641
Posted By bighog
I remember that too! It seems like lifetime ago...

I remember that too! It seems like lifetime ago now. If we going to reminisce, remember the iMac launch. What that was a long time ago.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 28th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,641
Posted By bighog
Sounds good to me, maybe we can squeak something...

Sounds good to me, maybe we can squeak something in for the second oldest. Although I'm not nearly as active as you, more or a lurker.

Congrats Mr Mayor
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 11th, 2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,407
Posted By bighog
Yes the OS will be multi-core aware, "in general"...

Yes the OS will be multi-core aware, "in general" mutiple core support is handle by the processor and not the software. That is the real benefit of multiple cores, developers dont have to take into...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 10th, 2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,407
Posted By bighog
This is actually a pretty difficult question to...

This is actually a pretty difficult question to answer because in the end it actually depends on the software being used for the most part. In general and application has to be designed to use...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 19th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By bighog
I guess the better question might have been...

I guess the better question might have been whether the drives in the mini are standard equipment or custom to the mini. I did a quick search and took a look at some internal slim drives and they...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 19th, 2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By bighog
Intel Mini DVD upgrade

Good day folks,

My g4 Mini recently died and I'm likely going to replace with an Intel Mini. I use it mainly as a media PC so the base model is fine but I really want the DVD burner.

So I'm...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By bighog
Thanks for the reply, unfortunately I'm not...

Thanks for the reply, unfortunately I'm not getting a startup chime or power on light at all. I've managed to get access to a second power brick on the hope maybe just maybe its that. Without any...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 2nd, 2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By bighog
G4 Mini wont start but fan runs when plugged in

Goodday folks,

My new year started off with a Bang! I came down to start my Mini and nothing happened. After unplugging everything and pugging just the power adapter back in the the fan kicked...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 20th, 2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,881
Posted By bighog
Does anyone know if the top of their heads...

Does anyone know if the top of their heads whether there is any problems ordering .Mac from Amazon.com from Canada? By renewal is due and if I could get it from Amazon.com I'm looking at a $50...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 1st, 2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,567
Posted By bighog
As indicated I went to...

As indicated I went to http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/ and downloaded one of the Fedora torrents. I reached speeds of about 450Kb/s on Rogers.

These should be pretty good torrents as a number...
Forum: Anything Mac May 17th, 2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,068
Posted By bighog
Check out the link below. Its a starting point...

Check out the link below. Its a starting point to some help. It links to an application called SharePoints that lets you do what you are looking for.

The lack of this functionality really...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 5th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,674
Posted By bighog
Hehe yeah I did miss the no. If I were to...

Hehe yeah I did miss the no. If I were to speculate on the possibility of this happen I would be more likely to guess that Apple might include something like "Mono" into OS X. There is already a...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,674
Posted By bighog
This comment here pretty much blows any...

This comment here pretty much blows any credibilty the person had out of the water.

First Windows XP was released at the end of 2001 so they could not have had the "APIs" in 97.

And the next...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 21st, 2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,162
Posted By bighog
Me Too!

Me Too!
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 31st, 2006, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,487
Posted By bighog
Does the LCD on the MX 5000 work with on OS X,...

Does the LCD on the MX 5000 work with on OS X, such as with iTunes songs?
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 26th, 2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,795
Posted By bighog
Apple Store down!

Looks like apple.ca store is down. It's not Tuesday when things normally happens. Thoughts?

100GB touch screen iPod? :)
Forum: Anything Mac May 4th, 2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,338
Posted By bighog
I wonder if the information in the American made...

I wonder if the information in the American made software and computer used to post this message was collected by George Bush?

Or perhaps the Chinese that put the computer together hid a trojan on...
Forum: Anything Mac May 4th, 2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,613
Posted By bighog
I've been using a Dazzle USB2 10-1 reader I...

I've been using a Dazzle USB2 10-1 reader I picked up at futureshop.

It has worked perfectly for me without drivers for a couple years now.
I don't think you really need to worry about Firewire...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,937
Posted By bighog
In this case I don't thinking the manufacturer is...

In this case I don't thinking the manufacturer is trying to be sneaky at all, they are simply provide a product that fits a certain need.

Think of it like this. I have a slightly older computer...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 11th, 2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,436
Posted By bighog
The 2GB thing is likely true, although not really...

The 2GB thing is likely true, although not really a reason not to add more. For exmaple, why not give Photoshop all the memory it can handle and then still have some left over for the OS, web...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 6th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,810
Posted By bighog
Along the same lines, I have a FW 400 Lacie 60GB...

Along the same lines, I have a FW 400 Lacie 60GB external case, the d2 style.
I'm also considering replacing the drive.<BR>
My question are how to make sure I get the right one? At Staples right...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 30th, 2005, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,608
Posted By bighog
Reading the article actually gives some good...

Reading the article actually gives some good insight. And as a side note the author of Drunken blog is a Mac users not and Anti-Mac advocate.

As mentioned in the article, this is a big deal...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 22nd, 2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,810
Posted By bighog
I looked into BenQ because I was also shocked at...

I looked into BenQ because I was also shocked at how quickly they have hit the market. It turns out that BenQ is actually Acer rebranded a couple years ago. That was how they got into the channel so...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2005, 10:33 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,892
Posted By bighog
One other option would be to reformat the drive...

One other option would be to reformat the drive if you didn't already. I can't see how the hard drive itself could not be bootable. The only way is if they are causing the problem themselves in the...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 18th, 2005, 01:56 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,892
Posted By bighog
Can anyone confirm if it uses the appropriate...

Can anyone confirm if it uses the appropriate Oxford Chipset?
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 18th, 2005, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,765
Posted By bighog
Beyond the sustained and burst speed items...

Beyond the sustained and burst speed items mentioned another really important factor in the equation is HOW USB 2.0 and FW 400 talk to your computer. NOTE: really simplified comments below.
FW can...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 12th, 2005, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,302
Posted By bighog
Vintage Macs needing a home

Over the years I've collected quite a few different Macs. Unfortunatly I'm moving and its time that I find a new home for them. I'm not selling just looking for a new home, everything is free. ...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 8th, 2005, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By bighog
No issues here. I managed to get my hands on an...

No issues here. I managed to get my hands on an external FW it made a noticeable difference. I use it as my boot drive.

The only 2 things that I would do is a FW drive to increase capacity and...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 28th, 2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,287
Posted By bighog
Question Using AIM on PC with .Mac account

I'm hoping to use my .Mac account with an AIM client (possibly even the web based one) at work on a PC. My problem is that the AOL client cannot find the screen name.

I've tried using the full...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 5th, 2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By bighog
One thing that is never included in these...

One thing that is never included in these comparisons is the shipping costs. I recently bought a Dell for my Sister-in-law. Priced seem fantastic until I included the shipping
...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 24th, 2005, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,368
Posted By bighog
That's pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. ...

That's pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. Reading the documentation for OSXVnc it mentions the inability to run multiple Desktop sessions at the same time. The FAQ was pretty old so I was...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,368
Posted By bighog
Remotely control OS X from Windows

I'm looking for a solution that would allow me to remotely control a Mac from a Windows machine. I know and have played with VNC but there appears to be issues allowing for multiple "user sessions"...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 21st, 2005, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,433
Posted By bighog
Here is the link to the Apple support page...

Here is the link to the Apple support page describing how to do this. the part you are interested in is probably at the bottom, regarding changing the "default" password.

...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 20th, 2005, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,657
Posted By bighog
It's probably not going to help to remove the...

It's probably not going to help to remove the cover and in fact may make matters worse. Generally cases are designed to direct air through the housing, by removing the case you will be affacting how...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 15th, 2005, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,583
Posted By bighog
Have have a JVC Mini DV and use it for the same...

Have have a JVC Mini DV and use it for the same task that you are describing. I didn't look around on whether the process can be done in 1 step but the 2 step approach is as follows.

[Insert Jeff...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 9th, 2005, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,099
Posted By bighog
Good point. That is really the problem. Despite...

Good point. That is really the problem. Despite and rationalizations that anyone can make it has to be communicated to the community as a whole.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 9th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,099
Posted By bighog
Angry My Take: Sick and Tired of MacIntel misinformation

I want to start this off by indicating that I am a die-hard Mac User. I have never owned/purchased a Windows box in my life. But I am also a professional Windows developer. I have done very little...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 3rd, 2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,577
Posted By bighog
I don't use Entourage so I can't say anything...

I don't use Entourage so I can't say anything about that other than blame M$ for the most part.

Regarding the WMP/VLC (I refuse to install the virus called Real, but I imagine the solution is the...
Forum: Anything Mac May 12th, 2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,958
Posted By bighog
Forgive me if I get some of the details wrong,...

Forgive me if I get some of the details wrong, it's been a while since I've thought about this stuff.
Memory usually follows a certain usage path Wired to Active to Inactive to Cached to Free.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 27th, 2001, 12:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,410
Posted By bighog
Post Greetings! Name: Bighog (Male) (When I'm on...

Greetings!

Name: Bighog (Male) (When I'm on the Internet that's who I am!)

I'm a software developer In Kitchener Ontario at a Company called Printeron. Keep that name in your head you are...
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