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Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 16th, 2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By oldmachead
Thanks. I found out that Long & McQuade also...

Thanks.

I found out that Long & McQuade also rents projectors - their price seems quite reasonable.

Cheers,
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 15th, 2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By oldmachead
Question Projector rental - any recommendations?

Looking for a projector to rent for an evening -- it's my parents (60th) wedding anniversary and we're having a few friends over.

We'd like to run a brief slideshow of pictures over the years ......
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 12th, 2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,653
Posted By oldmachead
TaxTron (http://taxtron.ca/e/r/mac/) Been...

TaxTron (http://taxtron.ca/e/r/mac/)

Been using them for some years now ...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 1st, 2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By oldmachead
Post Yeah, you're right about the 'border thing'. ...

Yeah, you're right about the 'border thing'.

I've learned that when something is being shipped from the US, avoid the big courier companies like the plague. They try and get you with some border...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 31st, 2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By oldmachead
Talking live4ever .... thank you very much. Best...

live4ever .... thank you very much.

Best price I've seen on this hub. Got mine a few minutes ago.

Thanks to everyone for being very helpful. Just like I expected ehmac users to be!! ;-)
...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 30th, 2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By oldmachead
Talking Ha ha ... nothing against buying in the US. ...

Ha ha ... nothing against buying in the US.

But I prefer to buy locally if possible ... if not, then the US is the next option and I've exercised that option several times.

With the currency...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 29th, 2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By oldmachead
Thanks everyone. I hadn't heard of bewawa.com...

Thanks everyone. I hadn't heard of bewawa.com before and it looks like they have the Belkin product at a reasonable price. I should have mentioned that my preference is to buy locally (GTA) -- rather...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 28th, 2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By oldmachead
Question Where can I buy a FW hub?

Belkin has a nice looking FW hub for $49.99.

Vistek sells the same one for $66.99 which is just plain ridiculous.

Is there another Belkin retailer in the GTA who is more reasonable?

Thanks
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,051
Posted By oldmachead
The power bar is grounded ... the speaker AC...

The power bar is grounded ... the speaker AC adapter is two-prong so I guess that isn't grounded ...

Cheers
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,051
Posted By oldmachead
Latest update: I coiled all the wires (Mini...

Latest update:

I coiled all the wires (Mini to subwoofer, speakers to subwoofer and power cable to subwoofer) leaving the ferrite bead clamped to the power cable.

Then I moved the subwoofer...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 2nd, 2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,051
Posted By oldmachead
This has been a fascinating experience. ...

This has been a fascinating experience.

Thanks to everyone for explaining the issues to all of us ... I have learned a lot from all the input. Much appreciated.

Now to the next step ... I went...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 1st, 2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,051
Posted By oldmachead
Hmmm ... CFRB is listed as being at 2 St Clair...

Hmmm ... CFRB is listed as being at 2 St Clair West. They probably broadcast from the CN Tower.

And I'm in Mississauga ...

The less expensive solution to the iMic (US$50) is to turn off my...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 1st, 2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,051
Posted By oldmachead
Question CFRB on my speakers!?!? What gives?

Sorry, this is not strictly a Mac issue.

But something weird is going on ... I just moved my computer desk to another corner of the room. Hooked everything up ... and CFRB is loud and clear on the...
Forum: Info Centre Apr 4th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,773
Posted By oldmachead
Spam

Yup. Got the same msg this evening.

Looks like the Mayor cleaned out the private mailbox too ... Thanks.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 7th, 2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By oldmachead
Wink LF Adapter

Thanks CSonni ... I'm not sure which model it is ... that's why I added the exact part number ...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 7th, 2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By oldmachead
Post LF: MacBook Power adapter

Need to get a Portable Power Adapter (M8943LL/A) for my daughter's PowerBook (G4 1.5, Model M9848LL/A).

She is volunteering in Africa and her adapter has died. There is nothing available in the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 19th, 2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,251
Posted By oldmachead
Question Thanks. Will this handle PAL system video? ...

Thanks. Will this handle PAL system video?

Send me a PM with more info on the eyeTV unit and we'll take it from there.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 14th, 2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,251
Posted By oldmachead
Cool Thanks hhk. I can get hold of an 8mm PAL...

Thanks hhk.

I can get hold of an 8mm PAL camcorder from a friend.

Where do I buy a Canopus in the GTA? Any particular model that works well with a Mac (I have a Mini and a Quicksilver)?

Is...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 14th, 2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,251
Posted By oldmachead
Question Video capture hardware?

I have several old tapes from my (dead) Sony 8mm camcorder.

These are in PAL format.

I would like to convert these tapes (of my kids growing up) to digital.

There seems to be a lot of...
Forum: Info Centre Mar 22nd, 2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By oldmachead
Unhappy Classifieds page not working

https://www.ehmac.ca/classifieds/profile.php

Just tried going to the classifieds and keep getting an error ... page can't be loaded.

I think it was complaining about the profile.php not being...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 10th, 2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,943
Posted By oldmachead
Hmmm ... so how long does the printing process...

Hmmm ... so how long does the printing process take with LightScribe?

And how long does it take with a printer like the Epson R200 (FutureShop has the R220 for $99 after rebates)?

Enquiring...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 10th, 2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,943
Posted By oldmachead
Question LightScribe

I'm considering buying a LightScribe DVD burner.

Looking for advice on how well these work with Macs.

The burner I'm looking at is a Liteon - a brand whose drives usually work well on Macs. LG...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 24th, 2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,812
Posted By oldmachead
Question Video transfer to Mac

Hi

I'm trying to convert my VHS to DVD. TigerDirect has plenty of converters ... Plextor and ADS aplenty ... but they all state system requirements as "Windows".

Will any of those work with my...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 7th, 2006, 09:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,806
Posted By oldmachead
There's a place for it ...

Selectively and judiciously applied (e.g. Bernardo - where there is no doubt of his guilt), there's a place for capital punishment in society.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 8th, 2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,750
Posted By oldmachead
Thanks, UTBJ I've heard good things about...

Thanks, UTBJ

I've heard good things about Final Vinyl ... and, yes, the attraction for me is that the new version of iMic takes a turntable in directly ... no pre-amp required.

The GarageBand...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 8th, 2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,750
Posted By oldmachead
Question iMic from Griffin

Who carries these in the Toronto area?

I've looked at these sites: MacDoc, Carbon Computing ... and some store on College West (I think) ... but can only find the older model of the iMic.

I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 19th, 2005, 07:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,335
Posted By oldmachead
Talking Try the samosas at Mistaan. It's just off...

Try the samosas at Mistaan. It's just off McNicoll in the Victoria Park/Steeles area. I find them to be the best samosas in town ... not counting the homemade ones that my friend Shahid brings to...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 13th, 2005, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By oldmachead
Video card is an ATI Rage 128. Good to hear...

Video card is an ATI Rage 128.

Good to hear that you're running 10.3 ... that means it can be done!! So now I have to figure out why it won't copy the file from the CD to the hard drive ... hmmmmm...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 13th, 2005, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By oldmachead
Thanks, Mark The Acard that I have is an...

Thanks, Mark

The Acard that I have is an ATA133 and their site says that it supports booting a Mac. I am running 10.2.8 off that card. OS9 also runs off the card without any trouble.

Is it...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 12th, 2005, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By oldmachead
Hi James I'm not getting a kernel panic...

Hi James

I'm not getting a kernel panic message. The install doesn't get that far.

It craps out at the point where it is copying mach_kernel from the CD to the hard drive. Then follows an error...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 10th, 2005, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By oldmachead
Question Panther on a PM9500

Looking for help/guidance. XPostFacto and OSX installation on a 9500 with 960MB RAM and an Apple SCSI CDR attached. HDD's running off an ACard ATA133 IDE controller. NewerTech G3/400 card. Pioneer...
Forum: Info Centre May 3rd, 2005, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,193
Posted By oldmachead
Unhappy Strange ads posted ...

I'm sure there will be some who disagree with me, but I don't like to see ehmac.ca carrying advertisements for cigarettes.

Not sure if it's legal to have those advertised ... but I know that my...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 24th, 2005, 01:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,107
Posted By oldmachead
Do they die as a result of heavy use? Or do they...

Do they die as a result of heavy use? Or do they die anyway ... even with light usage?

I had a Yamaha 6416S which worked fine from 1999 until earlier this year when it began misbehaving -...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 23rd, 2005, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,107
Posted By oldmachead
Sorry if this is a silly question ... but what is...

Sorry if this is a silly question ... but what is a 'firewire bridge card'?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 23rd, 2005, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By oldmachead
Hey Howie Thanks for the link. I'll check it...

Hey Howie

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out after I stop wondering why on earth you're up so early on a Saturday!! :D

Cheers

David
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 23rd, 2005, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By oldmachead
Can't see FontBook anywhere. I guess it came with...

Can't see FontBook anywhere. I guess it came with 10.3?

OK. I'll look for a font management tool.

If I want to use a font or two from my OS9 system, do I just toss it into the Font folder in...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 22nd, 2005, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By oldmachead
Question How do I manage fonts ...

In OS9 I ran Conflict Catcher and could turn off fonts so that I ran with the minimum that I needed.

How do I do the same thing in OSX? I'm using 10.2.8 and I see a HUGE list of available fonts. I...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 2nd, 2005, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,033
Posted By oldmachead
Oops ... I seem to have screwed up on the link...

Oops ... I seem to have screwed up on the link ...

This is what it should be:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=589855&sku=d700-2206%20p&CMP=ILC-FPM03
...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 2nd, 2005, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,033
Posted By oldmachead
Cool TigerDirect is selling a wireless router for $0!

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum - I'm not sure where to post it.

...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 2nd, 2005, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,790
Posted By oldmachead
Thanks for your detailed help, Rob There's a...

Thanks for your detailed help, Rob

There's a reason for the different OS' on different drives on my 9500. One has 7.5.5 - it's an external that I can use to connect to 68K machines that I have for...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 31st, 2005, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,790
Posted By oldmachead
Thanks, Rob I seem to have got everything...

Thanks, Rob

I seem to have got everything running pretty smoothly.

I have several hard drives in my PM9500. Most have OS9.2.2 on them.

Now that I can boot in OSX, do I still need XPF to...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 31st, 2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By oldmachead
I bought one of these adapters from Rodkin here...

I bought one of these adapters from Rodkin here at ehmac for $12. I have a spare one which I can sell for $12 plus postage, if anyone is interested. Alternatively you can pickup from downtown Toronto...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 27th, 2005, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,790
Posted By oldmachead
Great news ... I got the install to work! ...

Great news ... I got the install to work!

Thanks, Rob ... I'd never have known about the CDR drive requirement. I stuck an old Apple brand SCSI CDR on the bus.

The other issue that I discovered...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 26th, 2005, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,790
Posted By oldmachead
OK. You've given me great suggestions. Much...

OK. You've given me great suggestions. Much appreciated.

I'll check the Acard/OSX compatibility. (Apparently the card that I'm using is indeed OSX compatible -...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 26th, 2005, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,068
Posted By oldmachead
Cool For the record, there are plenty of OS9 machines...

For the record, there are plenty of OS9 machines out there ... all giving wonderful service!! :D

I still run some machines on OS8.6 and 7.5.5 - and they all work like a charm. Therein lies the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 26th, 2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,956
Posted By oldmachead
What Mac OS are you using? If you set the...

What Mac OS are you using?

If you set the DNS on the XP machine, the machine will go out and check those servers and get a response. What you do on the XP has no effect on the Mac ... or did you...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 26th, 2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By oldmachead
I don't use OSX (since I use older hardware)....

I don't use OSX (since I use older hardware). However a friend had some difficulty installing OS9 after he'd installed OSX.

It turned out that as part of the OSX install, he should have selected...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 26th, 2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,790
Posted By oldmachead
Question Seeking Guru: installing OSX on 9500

Hello

I'm looking for a guru who has figured out XPostFacto and installed OSX on a legacy PowerMac.

In theory it can be done ... I've run into a deadend and am wondering if someone at ehmac can...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 25th, 2005, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By oldmachead
Nope. Same reason. Different patient. All in the...

Nope. Same reason. Different patient. All in the space of one year.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 25th, 2005, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By oldmachead
Question Only in Canada, eh?

QUOTE

Doctor's licence suspended again

By JOE FRIESEN

Friday, March 25, 2005 Updated at 8:49 AM EST

From Friday's Globe and Mail
Forum: Info Centre Mar 23rd, 2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,400
Posted By oldmachead
I agree that old Classifieds ought to be moved...

I agree that old Classifieds ought to be moved out ... and I also agree that sometimes they are a handy reference ...

So how about a compromise - if it's possible?

After 30 days (or whatever...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 19th, 2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,094
Posted By oldmachead
I agree ... at times it almost looks like we're...

I agree ... at times it almost looks like we're putting our police forces at a disadvantage (those rights need to be protected - even for criminals) ... it's like we're tying their hands and telling...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 19th, 2005, 12:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,094
Posted By oldmachead
AI Tragedy and justice in Canada ...

Hmmm ... so you mean we *should* have wussy laws and be soft on criminals ... wouldn't want to upset them and all that, right?

Margaret Wente has a few good points in her essay in today's Globe:...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 19th, 2005, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
Posted By oldmachead
For sure you should rebuild the desktop. And then...

For sure you should rebuild the desktop. And then run Disk Warrior. It has rescued me from unbelievable situations.

I use Conflict Catcher which is pretty good at identifying causes of startup...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 18th, 2005, 11:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,094
Posted By oldmachead
Good point about Bill Sampson. The only thing he...

Good point about Bill Sampson. The only thing he had going for him was his British citizenship. After his release he's pretty much stayed in the UK.

One of the unspoken things in Bill Sampson's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 18th, 2005, 06:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,094
Posted By oldmachead
OK. So let's stir the pot and kick things up a...

OK. So let's stir the pot and kick things up a notch in this discussion ... so for the sake of this discussion (which may just turn into an argument now ;-) ) let's consider what the outcomes may...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 18th, 2005, 08:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,094
Posted By oldmachead
Correct. The investigating agencies blew it. The...

Correct. The investigating agencies blew it. The judge/legal system can only adjudicate on the basis of what is presented to the court and within the framework of the law. The outcome is not the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 18th, 2005, 01:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,094
Posted By oldmachead
Thumbs down Air India Trial verdict: NOT GUILTY!

1. The enforcement and investigation agencies screwed up. Big time.
2. The Justice Minister displayed callous indifference to the suffering.

Prior to 9/11 this was the largest terrorist action in...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 12th, 2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,638
Posted By oldmachead
This is a great little machine. I have one...

This is a great little machine. I have one running and OS7.1 works beautifully. Word 5.1a is a great word processor for this machine ... or BBEdit - the old free version. Eudora 3.1 or Claris are...
Forum: Info Centre Jan 25th, 2005, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By oldmachead
Can't blame ya for feeling under the weather ......

Can't blame ya for feeling under the weather ... it's that time of year and with all this white stuff descending upon us ...

Take it easy ... ehmac.ca has grown to be a nice place thanks to your...
Forum: Info Centre Jan 25th, 2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By oldmachead
New look feedback ...

Why is the time in GMT? Kinda odd, that one ...

In the trading post ads, the old version of ehmac showed us, in the first page of all listings, where the seller is located. To find that in the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 25th, 2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,465
Posted By oldmachead
I heard that YorkU is selling a bunch of...

I heard that YorkU is selling a bunch of iMacs/333, 384MB RAM for $200 (they were $450 in December). I think that the ones you are describing are probably worth the same amount ... but whatever you...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 25th, 2005, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,178
Posted By oldmachead
Lightbulb Networking older printer

Simply, I'm trying to print to an Apple Laserwrite NTR from an iBook.

The NTR has serial, parallel and a small round port that works with, say, a old PowerBook's printer cable. And it still...
Forum: Info Centre Jan 18th, 2005, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,055
Posted By oldmachead
Fascinating!

The Member list is fascinating ... many 'last visited' dates on the board show a date of Dec 31, 1969 ... I had no idea that ehmac has been up since 1969!! :clap: :yikes: :lmao:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 15th, 2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,090
Posted By oldmachead
Talking :D ... or almost as bad as his "developers rant"....

:D ... or almost as bad as his "developers rant". At least he's consistent ... comes across as a raving nutcase. Badly dressed too!!

Thanks for this delightful link!!
:lmao:
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 15th, 2005, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By oldmachead
For OS9 and lower, Connectix' Double Talk allows...

For OS9 and lower, Connectix' Double Talk allows file sharing with Windows machines. NT had Appletalk file sharing built in.

I think that Double Talk is discontinued but you can find it floating...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 15th, 2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,486
Posted By oldmachead
In 1991 - a Mac Plus - my office was throwing...

In 1991 - a Mac Plus - my office was throwing this out. I snagged it and was hooked on Macs! It had an external HD 10MB, Word and Excel v.1 with original manuals (still have them). Soon after I did a...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 29th, 2004, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,427
Posted By oldmachead
Cool Check out Yahoo.com's Tech Tuesday article for...

Check out Yahoo.com's Tech Tuesday article for this week:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ttzd/20041222/tc_techtues_zd/141557&cid=1739&ncid=1729

It's about Anonymous surfing and...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 28th, 2004, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By oldmachead
Post Cool. Thanks. "Mosaic" is the operative...

Cool. Thanks.

"Mosaic" is the operative word!!

There is an OS9 app ... http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macos/8107

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Cheers
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 28th, 2004, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By oldmachead
Post I've seen collages that use hundreds of square...

I've seen collages that use hundreds of square images to make up a large image ... you can hardly tell, from a distance, that the image is made up of hundreds of little square images.

Sorry that I...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 28th, 2004, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,348
Posted By oldmachead
Post I keep my original pictures as they are in one...

I keep my original pictures as they are in one folder. Using PS/Elements I then edit them - brighten, resize, sharpen, crop, etc - then Save For Web in another folder.

These Web versions are what...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 27th, 2004, 04:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,179
Posted By oldmachead
Post Amen to that, brother. The biggest problem...

Amen to that, brother.

The biggest problem is that water supplies have been contaminated ... in countries like India it is very difficult to move significant water supplies to remote places.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 27th, 2004, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,687
Posted By oldmachead
Post My guess would be the Red Cross. Probably the...

My guess would be the Red Cross. Probably the most reliable agency operating there.

There must be hundreds of different agencies in South East Asia, but personally I wouldn't know which ones are...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 27th, 2004, 10:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,179
Posted By oldmachead
Post iLabmAn, it appears that Calcutta isn't affected....

iLabmAn, it appears that Calcutta isn't affected. Well, from the news so far. My Uncle there didn't say anything about a problem.

Down South is where the problem is, particularly in Madras.

In...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 27th, 2004, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,617
Posted By oldmachead
Exclamation Ice_hackey, do share ... what *is* the trick to...

Ice_hackey, do share ... what *is* the trick to get these darned things open without hacking open a thumb/finger? ;)

I now regret opening my Black and Decker drill/driver gift to myself - nearly...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 25th, 2004, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,107
Posted By oldmachead
Unhappy Time to concede defeat! I stuck the Lite-On...

Time to concede defeat!

I stuck the Lite-On CDRW into a PII-350 PC, installed the Nero software that came with it, and just burned a CD at 52x.

Clearly nothing is wrong with the drive. It just...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 24th, 2004, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,107
Posted By oldmachead
Post Yeah. The drive was mf'd in Nov 2004. Since then...

Yeah. The drive was mf'd in Nov 2004. Since then the firmware updater at Lite-On's site says it's for more media choices. However there's a problem with their site and I can't download the firmware...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 24th, 2004, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,107
Posted By oldmachead
Post Hmm ... I couldn't get near the parking lot at...

Hmm ... I couldn't get near the parking lot at Canada Computers (Pacific Mall) so I went to ICCT nearby. The guy hadn't heard of a 40/80 IDE cable. I ended up buying an 80 cable which apparently has...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 24th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,107
Posted By oldmachead
Post Aha! That could be a clue. I know nothing...

Aha! That could be a clue.

I know nothing about this IDE stuff ... didn't know about a 40/80 cable. I'll try and visit Canada Computes and get this.

Thanks, Dave
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 24th, 2004, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,107
Posted By oldmachead
Post Yup. I read the same thing and those extensions...

Yup. I read the same thing and those extensions are disabled. Also done a barebones boot ... everything but the essential extensions were turned off (vive Conflict Catcher!).

What is puzzling is...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 24th, 2004, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,107
Posted By oldmachead
Post I tried 5.1.1 but got the same error. Did this...

I tried 5.1.1 but got the same error. Did this with another drive so that there was no confusion with the drive that had 5.2.3 on it.

Same result ... same hardware error.

Dang!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 22nd, 2004, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,107
Posted By oldmachead
Post Thanks. Never heard of this before. I...

Thanks. Never heard of this before.

I downloaded it. Installed it and bumped up the memory. On the first run I tried to Write CD but it created an image file on my hard drive.

After that if I...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 22nd, 2004, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,107
Posted By oldmachead
Post Yup. There is nothing in their database. ...

Yup. There is nothing in their database.

However Toast does support this drive. This particular model is listed at their site as a supported drive.

I also did an internet search for Hardware...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 22nd, 2004, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By oldmachead
Post Spence In general, if you get a Type 2...

Spence

In general, if you get a Type 2 error, you should boost the memory (Get Info window) of the app. You can also trash the Prefs file for that app. Most times this will cure the Type 2...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 22nd, 2004, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,107
Posted By oldmachead
Question I've got a Lite-On CDRW (52x32x52 - SOHR-5238S)...

I've got a Lite-On CDRW (52x32x52 - SOHR-5238S) and it's in my 9500. It shows up on the System Profiler. It reads CDs of all kinds (Audio, data, MP3). Toast recognises the drive - it gives me drive...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 21st, 2004, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,942
Posted By oldmachead
Exclamation If I remember correctly, Excel (not Word) has an...

If I remember correctly, Excel (not Word) has an invoice template.

You can set it up with a logo, return address and other info.

Poke around in Excel ... should be there (caveat: haven't looked...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 21st, 2004, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By oldmachead
Question Hi - I'm back ... I got the Lite-On CDRW and...

Hi - I'm back ...

I got the Lite-On CDRW and it's in my 9500. It shows up on the System Profiler. It reads CDs of all kinds.

Toast (Titanium v5.2) refuses to work with this :-((

The error...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 19th, 2004, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By oldmachead
Smile Thanks, Ted I didn't know about Canada...

Thanks, Ted

I didn't know about Canada Computers. Greytech in Markham is getting me a Lite-On CDRW on Monday.

Cheers
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 17th, 2004, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By oldmachead
Question Thanks. Where does one find Lite-on brand CD...

Thanks.

Where does one find Lite-on brand CD burners in the GTA? What sort of price level are we looking at for these puppies?

Patchburn sounds like its for OSX ... would I need something...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 17th, 2004, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By oldmachead
Post Check out: ...

Check out:

http://www.macwindows.com/index.html

http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/windows/

http://www.csb.yale.edu/info/PCandMAC/Mac_Windows_sharing.html
...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 17th, 2004, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By oldmachead
Question My PowerMac9500 has a G3/400 NewerTech card in...

My PowerMac9500 has a G3/400 NewerTech card in it, and an IDE card from Acard that runs an Apple CD-ROM drive and an IDE drive. OS9.2.2.

My external Yamaha 6416S seems to be on the fritz so I'm...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 17th, 2004, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,527
Posted By oldmachead
Talking Thanks for the responses. Very enlightening....

Thanks for the responses. Very enlightening. Taken under advisement!!

Cheers
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 15th, 2004, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,527
Posted By oldmachead
Question My daughter has the original iMac (233 - Bondi)....

My daughter has the original iMac (233 - Bondi). It has 256MB RAM in the upper slot and 32MB in the lower slot.

I'd like to increase the RAM in the lower slot (yes, I know that the theoretical...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 5th, 2004, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By oldmachead
Smile Hi You are doing exactly what I did in my...

Hi

You are doing exactly what I did in my house. Cat-5 cables run from each room to the basement. I have perhaps 9 Macs (all older ones) dotted about the house. Some of these machines are servers...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 5th, 2004, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By oldmachead
Smile Yup. The old Connectix (now Logitech) cameras...

Yup. The old Connectix (now Logitech) cameras were greyscale or 256 colours. They came with an ADB passthrough connector so that you could connect your keyboard as well as the camera.

Install the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 17th, 2004, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By oldmachead
Talking Thanks for the responses. Yes, I have the...

Thanks for the responses.

Yes, I have the manuals which don't have much to say on where the head resides and how to clean it if it's gummed up. Well, the manual only directs you to do the usual...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 16th, 2004, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By oldmachead
Question Hi I'm looking for some help with my...

Hi

I'm looking for some help with my StyleWriter 2500. Yeah ... I know ... it's ancient ... etc etc etc.

I haven't used it for a while. Put new ink tanks in but still can't get a print out from...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 3rd, 2004, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,042
Posted By oldmachead
Post Thanks. The printer is working just fine! I...

Thanks. The printer is working just fine!

I haven't hit the CUDA switch as yet. I ought to try that. (Somehow I had it in my head that you hit that switch when changing processor cards ... so it...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 24th, 2004, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,042
Posted By oldmachead
Talking Thanks again for the help offered. Yup ......

Thanks again for the help offered.

Yup ... checked the jumpers (they are very tight) for master/slave.

Yup ... changed the ribbon cables - bought new ones.

Yup ... selected a startup drive...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 24th, 2004, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,042
Posted By oldmachead
Post The CDROM is an IDE (Apple brand). I now have it...

The CDROM is an IDE (Apple brand). I now have it on one IDE ribbon by itself. The secondary drive that I can boot off now, is on a separate ribbon. So both these are on the two IDE channels. (Sorry...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 24th, 2004, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,042
Posted By oldmachead
Question Last night I tried installing an Adaptec SCSI...

Last night I tried installing an Adaptec SCSI card into my 9500 (OS9.1, 576 MB RAM, ATA66 IDE controller, 2 drives).

The machine wouldn't recognise the card so I pulled it out. Then my machine...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 28th, 2004, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By oldmachead
Question Does anyone have experience with using a Brother...

Does anyone have experience with using a Brother laser printer?

The HL1435 is going for a good price at Business Depot and Future Shop.

I bought one but as far as I can tell this puppy can't...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 30th, 2004, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By oldmachead
Cool Thanks. I've been playing with iMovie on this...

Thanks. I've been playing with iMovie on this 9500 and it works fine.

When you say that FW cards are "inexpensive" how much are we talking here? C$100 or less?

Am I correct in assuming that...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 29th, 2004, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By oldmachead
Question Is it worth getting a Firewire PCI card for my...

Is it worth getting a Firewire PCI card for my 9500? How much do these things cost?

I would like to use it to connect a Sony camcorder to take video off tapes and put them on my hard drive - where...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 29th, 2004, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By oldmachead
Cool BBEdit works pretty well for HTML writing.

BBEdit works pretty well for HTML writing.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 15th, 2004, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By oldmachead
Talking Problem Solved! I discovered a solution...

Problem Solved!

I discovered a solution quite by accident ... in the Junk Settings, I unchecked the setting for Hold Junk in Junk Mailbox.

Voila ... all those annoying attachments are now going...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 14th, 2004, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By oldmachead
Smile Thanks for following up and for your suggestions....

Thanks for following up and for your suggestions. Much appreciate your time and effort.

I have, thus far, kept "Empty Trash on Quit" turned off. I like to empty trash about once a month as I...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 13th, 2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By oldmachead
Post Thanks. Yes, that is an option - to move...

Thanks. Yes, that is an option - to move everything to the Trash mailbox and then delete it from there.

That makes it a two-step operation ... I might move to that process if I can't find another...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 13th, 2004, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By oldmachead
Post Thanks ... I stick with Eudora since I've used...

Thanks ... I stick with Eudora since I've used version 1.5!

The 'trash attachments' is set in my filters. However Eudora's built-in Junk filter moves suspect emails to a special mailbox (named,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 12th, 2004, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By oldmachead
Post Hi I'm running OS9.1 and Eudora 6. The junk...

Hi

I'm running OS9.1 and Eudora 6. The junk mail filter works really well in Eudora 6.

However, attachments (all those stupid .pif, .scr and .exe) are all ending up in my normal Attachments...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 22nd, 2003, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By oldmachead
Post Well this iMac had its USB ports fried. I got a...

Well this iMac had its USB ports fried. I got a replacement motherboard and stuck it in and then ran into this problem.

Happy ending ... so not to worry. Thanks to all for helping. Much...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 22nd, 2003, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By oldmachead
Post Thanks for your help, folks. Here's how I...

Thanks for your help, folks.

Here's how I solved the problem:

1. On my older Mac, used DiskCopy to create a new image
2. Installed OS9 on the mounted image just created ... selected Custom...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 22nd, 2003, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By oldmachead
Post <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by robert:
Do you have another machine that you could network the two and go from from there?
Robert<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Indeed I do have another...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 22nd, 2003, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By oldmachead
Post Hello I seem to be caught in a...

Hello

I seem to be caught in a chicken-and-egg situation. Looking for wisdom from this group!

I was given an iMac 233 - the original. I popped a new drive into it and booted off the OS9 CD.
...
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