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Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 27th, 2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,404
Posted By islander
I upgraded my 2012 mini with 16GB RAM...

I upgraded my 2012 mini with 16GB RAM (CanadaRAM!) as you did and found it a huge improvement over the stock 4GB which is clearly unusable for Yosemite. But I then went ahead and installed a new...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 15th, 2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,374
Posted By islander
Another TaxFreeway user here—this will be the...

Another TaxFreeway user here—this will be the third year. I've also begun to tinker with the iPad version as well. It's so far pretty much the same as the regular Mac version. Once you transfer the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 17th, 2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 36,919
Posted By islander
Finally got the Proporta recycled leather case...

Finally got the Proporta recycled leather case for me iPad (mentioned earlier in this thread). Actual shipping time from the UK to BC was very quick but there was a delay due to stock outage. Anyway,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 29th, 2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 68,483
Posted By islander
Yep, what worked for me for checking my Shaw...

Yep, what worked for me for checking my Shaw inbox on Telus (after piecing together info from several websites--none of them either Shaw or Telus) was switching my 'incoming mail server' from the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 28th, 2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By islander
I'm using the 'eBooks by Kobo' iPad app from...

I'm using the 'eBooks by Kobo' iPad app from Indigo Books--not the HD version. It's my default e-book reader for the present. I've bought two novels so far. Quick downloads.

Books are easy to...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 17th, 2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By islander
A lot of experience with OWC personally--all of...

A lot of experience with OWC personally--all of it positive. That's with internal and external hard drives mainly. I find their shipping fast and reliable too--especially to the out-of-the-way place...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 10th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,238
Posted By islander
I'm using Classic on my MacBook (10.5.4), thanks...

I'm using Classic on my MacBook (10.5.4), thanks to SheepShaver. I'm also able to use Classic on my still-functioning Pismo and PB 1400 but frankly the MacBook is way faster for the one Classic app I...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 14th, 2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,320
Posted By islander
An item in The Mac Observer just yesterday is...

An item in The Mac Observer just yesterday is relevant--

Leopard: Lock Down Your Root User (http://www.macobserver.com/tip/2008/06/13.1.shtml)

It works. You use Directory Utility to set then...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 1st, 2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,248
Posted By islander
Actually there are two standalone Mac tax...

Actually there are two standalone Mac tax programs approved by CRA for Netfile: TaxTron and TaxFreeway.

I've been using TaxTron and its predecessor GriffTax for more than 10 years--not without...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 3rd, 2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,700
Posted By islander
My Pismo has a CardBus card (Linksys WPC54G-CA)....

My Pismo has a CardBus card (Linksys WPC54G-CA). It has worked brilliantly for years. This Linksys card has the Broadcom chip which the original AirPort card had and is instantly recognized by the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,134
Posted By islander
Not terribly inventive--I live on an island.

Not terribly inventive--I live on an island.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 7th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,043
Posted By islander
No, those discs will contain software specifcally...

No, those discs will contain software specifcally designed for the PPC G4 PB and so will not be suitable for installation of Tiger on the earlier PB. You'll need the original Tiger discs to install...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,043
Posted By islander
My old Pismo has 768MB RAM and a Hitachi 7200 rpm...

My old Pismo has 768MB RAM and a Hitachi 7200 rpm 40GB HDD and with 10.4.11 is great for less intensive tasks like browsing, e-mailing, etc. It's no speed demon but quite adequate for what I use it...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 7th, 2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By islander
Panny Lumix LX2 (super-performing tiny camera) ...

Panny Lumix LX2 (super-performing tiny camera)
Oly C-730 UZ ( + Oly B-300 1.7x converter)
Oly D-340L (museum piece from 1998)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 26th, 2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,745
Posted By islander
I've noticed the same thing wrt Cyrillic song...

I've noticed the same thing wrt Cyrillic song titles, so I've just been transliterating them. This is certainly an annoyance. They should certainly allow for the use of any non-Roman font in iTunes...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 18th, 2005, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,210
Posted By islander
For what it's worth I got a Newer miniStack and...

For what it's worth I got a Newer miniStack and am now using it as the boot drive for my mini. I experienced the same slowness you report with the stock 4200 RPM drive in the mini. Still do if I...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 2nd, 2005, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By islander
I'm a very happy, long-time user of Web...

I'm a very happy, long-time user of Web Confidential (http://www.web-confidential.com/). I couldn't imagine a more useful password manager. Lots of info at the website and the developer (Alco...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 24th, 2005, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,364
Posted By islander
There's more than one alternative. Personally...

There's more than one alternative. Personally I've been using Moneydance (http://www.moneydance.com) for a couple of years. It's a cross-platform Java-based app which I use for my chequing account as...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 20th, 2005, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,194
Posted By islander
There is a Doppler widget available (got mine...

There is a Doppler widget available (got mine from the Apple widget page IIRC). It only works with reporting stations in the US, however. Happily, Seattle radar covers the island where I live.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 5th, 2005, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,800
Posted By islander
I disagree based on my some ten years of personal...

I disagree based on my some ten years of personal experience using GriffTax. I suggest anyone who has problems/concerns with this app (as with just about any other) contact the developer. I found him...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 4th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,800
Posted By islander
Well, despite the negative comment (in that other...

Well, despite the negative comment (in that other thread) re TaxTron (earlier GriffTax) I have a different view. I've been using GriffTax successfully for about ten years.

This year it has become...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 6th, 2003, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,244
Posted By islander
Post I use and can recommend Moneydance...

I use and can recommend Moneydance (http://www.moneydance.com/). It's a cross-platform, Java-based shareware app that has worked for me through several iterations of OSX and currently works on 10.3....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 6th, 2003, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By islander
Post In the International panel I have 24-hour clock,...

In the International panel I have 24-hour clock, year/month/day for dates, metric for numbers. In each of the three tabs (Date, Time and Numbers) I show 'Custom' as the region.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 13th, 2003, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,110
Posted By islander
Post Personally I'd like to have one of those T-shirts...

Personally I'd like to have one of those T-shirts with Gordo's mugshots plastered all over it that were already being seen on Commercial Drive in Vancouver Sunday. Something to wear on the newly more...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 11th, 2003, 08:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,110
Posted By islander
Post These shots...

These shots (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/RTGAM_Archive/images/20030111/wprem0111_2/0111mugshot.jpg) are indeed the Maui police mugshots. Yep, the grin is as fake (and predictable) as they come for...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 11th, 2003, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,110
Posted By islander
Post Re: Gordo's mug shots I think the fourth one...

Re: Gordo's mug shots

I think the fourth one reflects either (1) the police officer's telling him to wipe that silly grin off his face or (2) his sudden realization that with a criminal record he...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 11th, 2003, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,110
Posted By islander
Post He owned up to it?? How could he not? The story...

He owned up to it?? How could he not? The story from Maui was broadcast all over the province, confirmed by Maui cops and accompanied later by mug shots of Gordo on TV.

Personally I'm amused by...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 10th, 2003, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,387
Posted By islander
Post <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> PosterBoy: ......

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> PosterBoy:

... can someone point me in the direction of some info on X11, and what software a user such as myself might be interested in running (besides OpenOffice)...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 8th, 2003, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,337
Posted By islander
Post Hey, I'm posting this form my newly...

Hey, I'm posting this form my newly 'demetallifized' Safari. I used Metallifizer.ape from Unsanity (http://www.unsanity.com) to do it.

Why? I use a non-Aqua theme and none of the cocoa metallic...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 3rd, 2003, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By islander
Post Under current US law a 'natural-born' US citizen...

Under current US law a 'natural-born' US citizen can become a citizen of another country and retain US citizenship (thus becoming a dual national) if and only if taking on the second citizenship does...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 1st, 2003, 11:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,685
Posted By islander
Post <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> jonmon: i...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> jonmon:

i noticed that a pismo is listed
may i ask what exactly is a pismo?
i can't find it on apple's site <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's the PowerBook 2000 (aka...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 1st, 2003, 06:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,685
Posted By islander
Post See below:

See below:
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 31st, 2002, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By islander
Post I got this reference...

I got this reference (http://www.digitalhipps.com/english/keyborg/keyborg01.htm) in Japan from the PowerPage (http://www.powerpage.org/) a while back. These guys sell 'colourful' keys (compatible...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 19th, 2002, 11:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,079
Posted By islander
Post So far so good. This is noticeably faster for me...

So far so good. This is noticeably faster for me than 10.2.2 was--screen redraws, scrolling, Chimera opening web pages, etc. Only hitch was that my 'custom theme' (installed thanks to Themer...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 18th, 2002, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,659
Posted By islander
Post It's .aiff in X. I used SoundHack...

It's .aiff in X. I used SoundHack (http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=4130&db=mac) to convert some of my old sounds to .aiff. You may have to fiddle a bit with some files to get them to...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 13th, 2002, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,689
Posted By islander
Post I'll just modify the router address, for your...

I'll just modify the router address, for your first try anyway, as follows:

< http://192.168.2.1/ >.

That's your 'default gateway'. I bookmark the router's IP address and just access that from...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 13th, 2002, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,689
Posted By islander
Post I've got this same router. Have been using it for...

I've got this same router. Have been using it for more than a year without problems. Even updated its firmware twice.

If you've got it hooked up and working already, you can check it out by going...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 30th, 2002, 11:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,937
Posted By islander
Post OK, I did it and I appear now to live somewhere...

OK, I did it and I appear now to live somewhere near Sechelt. But it's foggy out tonight so who will notice?
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 26th, 2002, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By islander
Post Sorry, I'm a bit late to this thread. 10.2.2...

Sorry, I'm a bit late to this thread. 10.2.2 works fine for me in my Pismo. The main difference in this update (as in a couple of previous ones) for me is increased stability.

I had a brief...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 26th, 2002, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,026
Posted By islander
Post I replaced my original 12GB IBM with a Fujitsu...

I replaced my original 12GB IBM with a Fujitsu 30GB a bit more than year ago and have been quite pleased. It's somewhat quieter than the IBM. The IBM sits in a FireWire enclosure nearby, serving as a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 16th, 2002, 01:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,557
Posted By islander
Post My favourite cuisine is Indian. When I lived in...

My favourite cuisine is Indian. When I lived in Calgary I went to various much-loved Indian restaurants, my favourite being the Taj Mahal. The Taj was originally on 17th Ave SW, just across from...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 15th, 2002, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By islander
Post Absolutely love it. More especially as a dual...

Absolutely love it. More especially as a dual national originally from the US and now in Canada for more than 31 years. As to the monkey thing, would you accept chimp (http://www.smirkingchimp.com)?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2002, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,795
Posted By islander
Post A current article in Business Week online takes a...

A current article in Business Week online takes a decidedly negative view of Apple stock. In part it says:

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> People certainly are emotionally linked to Apple. However,...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2002, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,885
Posted By islander
Post <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> VertiGoGo: ......

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> VertiGoGo:

... he is sooooo obviously clinging to the past. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

As someone who uses OS X 10.2.1 nearly 100% of the time I can't really agree. To save...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2002, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,475
Posted By islander
Post Hell, no!!!!! No bridge from the mainland!...

Hell, no!!!!!

No bridge from the mainland! Let the islands be islands, I say. Earthquakes, pollution (from lines of cars/trucks on whatever type bridge they can fashion), pollution from people who...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 18th, 2002, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,528
Posted By islander
Post OK, according to Calculator's exchange rate your...

OK, according to Calculator's exchange rate your GBP280 converts to CAD681.19, compared to Apple Store Canada's current asking price of CAD629.00 for the 10 GB iPod. So, since you'd also have to pay...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 14th, 2002, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By islander
Post Snapz Pro X...

Snapz Pro X (http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/) is an app (not free) which will let you alter snapshot formats. Has lots of other capabilities too. I've used it and its pre-X versions...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 10th, 2002, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,849
Posted By islander
Post Jaguar runs very well on my Pismo. Did have a few...

Jaguar runs very well on my Pismo. Did have a few hiccups (slowdowns mainly) just after installing it but these were apparently due to some 'third party' apps that needed updating to be fully...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 7th, 2002, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,686
Posted By islander
Post <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> Robert: ...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> Robert:


Norton Utilities 7 and DiskWarrior 2.1.1 <...> whats the best buy for my money? Are they the same and its personal prefereence? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 7th, 2002, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,686
Posted By islander
Post AFAIK the one you used (PlusOptimizer) is the...

AFAIK the one you used (PlusOptimizer) is the only GUI defragmenting app available at the moment for X. (I don't know if there's a CLI way to defrag.) Given the HUGE number of files in OS X I'm not...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2002, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,205
Posted By islander
Post <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> mclenaghan: ...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> mclenaghan:

The track pad it one of the many nice things about the Powerbook, iBooks. So, why would it matter if the USB ports are on the left or the right....
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 18th, 2002, 02:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,605
Posted By islander
Post OK, up my pledge to $10. It's the least I can do.

OK, up my pledge to $10. It's the least I can do.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 16th, 2002, 07:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,605
Posted By islander
Post Yep, add my $5. How do I pay?

Yep, add my $5. How do I pay?
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2002, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,248
Posted By islander
Post I've been using GriffTax...

I've been using GriffTax (http://www.grifftax.com/) for several years and will do so again this year. NetFile worked fine for me last year.
GriffTax does have a quirky interface which can take a bit...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2001, 08:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,276
Posted By islander
Post Well, I'm very glad to have found this community....

Well, I'm very glad to have found this community. I have checked out ehMac in the past but failed to notice this group.

Anyway, I'm a former University professor who took early retirement a...
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