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Forum: Anything Mac Jul 20th, 2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,278
Posted By Nick
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 20th, 2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,278
Posted By Nick
Lion app compatibility, anything not work?

Like the title says: Any apps or plugin's not work with Lion.
Just thought I'd ask, as I'm sure others are wondering too.
Post up anything that doesn't work yet.

Most of what I run is pretty...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 13th, 2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,353
Posted By Nick
For integrated FTP I'll use textMate with...

For integrated FTP I'll use textMate with Transmit. Works really well.
Setting Up Upload On Save With TextMate and Transmit → Valhalla Island Archive...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 29th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By Nick
You can use MagicPrefs to map an up and down 3...

You can use MagicPrefs to map an up and down 3 finger swipe to Home & End.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 24th, 2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,090
Posted By Nick
You can always go external.

You can always go external.
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 24th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,474
Posted By Nick
I know what you mean, and it is hard, but it is...

I know what you mean, and it is hard, but it is possible.
The same could of been said with many long standing giants.



Not Adobes fault, but they do enable it.
Photoshop is an image editing...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 23rd, 2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,474
Posted By Nick
Good. They should rewrite it. And at the same...

Good. They should rewrite it.
And at the same time they can get rid of all the bloat.

Adobe need a smack on the head. The only way they have to make money is to release a "new version" of their...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 23rd, 2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,603
Posted By Nick
Yup, love jquery. :) As for the mouseovers, I...

Yup, love jquery. :)
As for the mouseovers, I don't even do them that way anymore.
Typically I do them all via css and will use one file for all the nav.
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 23rd, 2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,603
Posted By Nick
I know, there are times when I don't care if the...

I know, there are times when I don't care if the page validates. But I do try.
As for the png fix. I stopped supporting ie6 two years ago. :)
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 23rd, 2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,603
Posted By Nick
Oops. my bad. Didn't test. Just tested locally...

Oops. my bad. Didn't test.
Just tested locally and it works with gecko but not webkit.

Funny as using name over id has been depreciated in xhtml.
When using name with strict it won't validate,...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 23rd, 2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By Nick
Personally I can't answer your specific...

Personally I can't answer your specific questions, but I would still try to fix them.


You may want to check the ribbon cables that go to the display. They simply could of worn out/broken. It's...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 23rd, 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,439
Posted By Nick
Top 3 apps: Phone Mail Safari They're...

Top 3 apps:
Phone
Mail
Safari

They're the fundamentals.
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 22nd, 2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,603
Posted By Nick
Just re-read the thread. In your case here is the...

Just re-read the thread. In your case here is the exact code you need, but my above post is a good template for you to use going forward:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 22nd, 2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,603
Posted By Nick
There were a few problems going on there. ...

There were a few problems going on there.

Use this instead. You need to make sure "nav_abc" in the onmouseover & onmouseout match the id in the image. Also each image id needs to be unique.


...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By Nick
I guess the term "graphics related tasks" is...

I guess the term "graphics related tasks" is relative then. I was talking about working with graphics (as in visual design), not redering them for games & modelling. Sorry, I thought that was clear...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By Nick
Nah, it's good to know! :) If people go looking...

Nah, it's good to know! :) If people go looking for a SSD info later they will probably find this.

Had I bought a SSD for my pro it would of been a Mushkin ($500 for 240gb) or the OWC ($540 for...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By Nick
Spent most of my time in fireworks & photoshop....

Spent most of my time in fireworks & photoshop. Played around with aperture but didn't do any project or personal work. Only did a little inDesign. Didn't get into Illustrator this week. Oh, and I...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By Nick
Hmm, looks like this tread got revived. Let me...

Hmm, looks like this tread got revived. Let me just say, after contemplating upgrading my i7 mbp (with ram and a SSD) and buying an Air, that I bought an ultimate Air.

I used it for a week until...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By Nick
I totally agree with you about power. For most...

I totally agree with you about power. For most people (and even most pro's) other things are more important now, like size and weight. And I learnt the SSD made a bigger difference than the cpu being...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By Nick
The Air's are great. I did a lot of reading...

The Air's are great. I did a lot of reading before getting it, and other than it crashing, I'm very happy with it. Can you friend return hers still and get an air? And you should get one. :)

I use...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By Nick
You'll love the SSD. :) If you can, go for a...

You'll love the SSD. :)
If you can, go for a 240 gb version.
It's nice to have your working files on there too.

I didn't have the SSD for long, but I fell in love with it.
Even going back to a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 21st, 2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Nick
I just spent some time looking into it. A few...

I just spent some time looking into it. A few things strike me. For most of those people it's not about the money. Most people can come up with $2500 or whatever to start their business.

I think...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 21st, 2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,396
Posted By Nick
Totally, and I appreciated that. Friends don't...

Totally, and I appreciated that. Friends don't let friends use flash. :)
Flash really did cheaply enable people to make crappy cheese.
Which wasn't directly flashes fault, but that aside I still...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,375
Posted By Nick
CCC is good, but how do you boot from a computer...

CCC is good, but how do you boot from a computer with a dead logic board?
In a MBP you could just take out the drive. But you can't do that with the Air as easily with the air. You need to buy a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 21st, 2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Nick
For the videos about, here's where I'd start: ...

For the videos about, here's where I'd start:
1: David Heinemeier Hansson of 37signals at Startup School 2008
2: Jason Fried of 37signals the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 21st, 2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Nick
Personally speaking, I'm quite opposed to venture...

Personally speaking, I'm quite opposed to venture capital when it comes to software start ups.
I'd pick and recommend bootstrapping over VC every time. It's not just about the money, its about the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By Nick
I figure between 25-30 hours a week at work...

I figure between 25-30 hours a week at work (doing development) and in the evenings and weekends doing personal I do about 45 a week. So thats about 6 a day. Eek!
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Nick
Okay, that totally makes sense. Typically I'm...

Okay, that totally makes sense. Typically I'm working on photoshop files > 250mb, and usually > 80mb.

So for you an upgrade make total sense. Perhaps it would be worth updating to a new computer?...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By Nick
PS: My back up plan was to "rent" a computer from...

PS: My back up plan was to "rent" a computer from staples. But I would feel bad about doing that.

This also gives me a good chance to demo an i5 laptop again. I knew my Air was faster in the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By Nick
New MacBook Air died. But there is a happy ending.

First up: Make sure you back up. As pointed out by csonni in his thread. It can save your bacon. I am very very glad I do. :)

So last night I was working late, putting some finishing touches on a...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,458
Posted By Nick
Hey Man. You situation isn't un linke mine ...

Hey Man.

You situation isn't un linke mine -which I was about to post about in a new thread.
See my solution there. It may work for you.

N.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,375
Posted By Nick
Agreed! My MBA died last night (logic board). I...

Agreed! My MBA died last night (logic board).
I time machine every hour, so once it's started fritzing I ran a backup.
This morning it was dead. Borrowed a MBP and I'm up and going for now.
...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 21st, 2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,396
Posted By Nick
Amen.

Amen.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Nick
BTW: Why are you looking for a newer version than...

BTW: Why are you looking for a newer version than cs2?
To me the jump wasn't huge from cs2 -> 5.
There are some nice features, but no real must haves.
Big thing was 64bit for my intel chip set....
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 21st, 2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Nick
You can try to find upgrade on ebay (or the full...

You can try to find upgrade on ebay (or the full version and sell your cs2 after).
It is actually possible to transfer a license.

However a lot of people tend to keep upgrading.
I bought the 7...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 20th, 2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,396
Posted By Nick
Hey there Adrian. As A7 mentioned, price...

Hey there Adrian.

As A7 mentioned, price will vary with who you hire.
It's also hard to quote right now, as the following items can make a big difference:
Would it be built as a standalone...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 20th, 2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,456
Posted By Nick
Anyone with any experience with the bluetooth...

Anyone with any experience with the bluetooth one?
You, a co-worker, friend, etc..?
Was hoping to order it tomorrow.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 19th, 2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,588
Posted By Nick
A wireless charger. Expensive ($50), but cool and...

A wireless charger. Expensive ($50), but cool and less of pain than always swapping & recharging batteries.
The Magic Charger (http://www.mobeetechnology.com/products/the-magic-charger.html)
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 19th, 2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,903
Posted By Nick
What's your budget? And what are you looking...

What's your budget?
And what are you looking for in a printer?
Medium volume high quality, low volume high quality....
Paper size, duplexing, colour or B&W, ethernet or usb...?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 19th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By Nick
I'm going to honest guys: it's actually pretty...

I'm going to honest guys: it's actually pretty great.
Tablet form factor, but full speed and a full OS (not a mobile OS).
It's not for everyone, but then again neither is the iPad or Air.
It...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 19th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,456
Posted By Nick
Wacom Intuos4: Wired or wireless?

Hi Guys.

I'm going to get a tablet, either the wired or wireless intuos4 (medium).
Just wanting to get some opinions first.

I've heard some people having issues with wireless version. But...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 19th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,588
Posted By Nick
Sweet, thanks keebler27. I'm doing more...

Sweet, thanks keebler27.

I'm doing more development than design these days, but I still think it's worth it for when I do design, plus for any photo work I do.

My big question is wireless or...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 19th, 2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,588
Posted By Nick
Hey Guys. Just noticed this got revived. I...

Hey Guys.

Just noticed this got revived. I ended up with the Magic mouse. I love it. Best mouse I've ever used!

Only grip is battery life - oh well - it's a small price to pay. :) I'm going to...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By Nick
I know, but that is what surprises me. I though...

I know, but that is what surprises me. I though Mac's were more popular in Asia.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,458
Posted By Nick
I feel for ya. :) I'm in the same boat with...

I feel for ya. :)
I'm in the same boat with UPS. I have a 27" cinema display sitting at the local depot (came in this afternoon). But unfortunately I have to wait until Monday when it goes out for...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,790
Posted By Nick
Black art? It certainly can be. And perception is...

Black art? It certainly can be. And perception is everything.
Underprice something and people think it's not worth anything.
Overprice it and people complain, and you stifle your own growth.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,790
Posted By Nick
Funny you say that, as I've been thinking a lot...

Funny you say that, as I've been thinking a lot about this lately. I have begun work on a software service which will be sold on a monthly subscription. I'm struggling with how much to charge. What's...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,790
Posted By Nick
I think you're right. People don't see soft goods...

I think you're right. People don't see soft goods as the same as stealing hard goods. But the truth is there is little difference. Someone still had to make it, and that costs money. They have a...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,790
Posted By Nick
If you think the music is crap. Don't buy it (in...

If you think the music is crap. Don't buy it (in the case of your CD's).
If a rolex could be downloaded it would still be stealing if Rolex never sold it (or a licsend dealer etc..).

I think...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,790
Posted By Nick
What about a rolex? They're expensive. That that...

What about a rolex? They're expensive. That that give people the right to steal them?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,790
Posted By Nick
But who made it "freely" available. Do you mean...

But who made it "freely" available. Do you mean downloading via torrents?

If the vendor gives software away as a demo, or free for 30 days (and then expires) etc.. thats all well and good.

But...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,790
Posted By Nick
By the way, as a whole this poll makes me happy....

By the way, as a whole this poll makes me happy. :)
Out of the 46 people who have voted thus far:
73% of people by their software
5% if people steal everything
23% of people steal and pirate. If...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,790
Posted By Nick
I'm with Joker Eh! I'm also a developer and we...

I'm with Joker Eh!
I'm also a developer and we need to eat too. :)
Seriously, not to be rude or mean, but we also have bills, and perhaps a family.
Maybe by you're terms you're not a pirate, but a...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,269
Posted By Nick
Ram is user upgradable. I believe the HD is too...

Ram is user upgradable.
I believe the HD is too (without voiding the warranty).
I'd get a 240gb if you go SSD which is the sweet spot for size vs price (or 120gb to save $$).
Then just get an...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,520
Posted By Nick
My Bad. 2000 was justa guess of the top of my...

My Bad. 2000 was justa guess of the top of my head.
I actually still have all the original disks and installers (found them the other day).

As for price, I'm with Dennis. I don't seem the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,520
Posted By Nick
I'm really looking forward to Lion. I found 10.4...

I'm really looking forward to Lion. I found 10.4 was a big step in OSX maturity (first staring using OSX back in 2000 when it first launched). I think Lion is another big step in maturity and...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By Nick
That's pretty cool to see. I'm surprised to see...

That's pretty cool to see. I'm surprised to see Asia is so low. I thought Mac's were big in Japan & Taiwan.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,269
Posted By Nick
12gb is plenty. :) You gotta draw the line...

12gb is plenty. :)
You gotta draw the line somewhere. With 12gb under most use you'll wont max it. Under heavy use it still will write some things to the hd. But with that much ram everything...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,317
Posted By Nick
By users do you mean an owner? I probably...

By users do you mean an owner?
I probably started using them around 1990.
Bought my first one in 1996 (thats how I voted) I was 14 years old. :)

It was a 2 year old 520c. I worked as a...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 17th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,653
Posted By Nick
I'm a designer and developer. Like Manny, I've...

I'm a designer and developer.
Like Manny, I've seen people outsource development. Pretty much everything I've seen is crap.
As for design, they'll do the design and development together, but I...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 17th, 2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,934
Posted By Nick
You can buy an app for this. Or is just using...

You can buy an app for this.
Or is just using your computer use bluetooth tethering.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 17th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,703
Posted By Nick
For excel, Google apps, as long as you don't mind...

For excel, Google apps, as long as you don't mind working online.
For PDF's iBook is good as mentioned.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,269
Posted By Nick
I agree. This is probably your best bet.

I agree. This is probably your best bet.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,269
Posted By Nick
How much Ram do you actually use? It a waste of...

How much Ram do you actually use? It a waste of money if you don't actually need it.
Launch Activity Monitor, use the machine for the day (keep an eye on the memory). How often are you maxing it?...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 16th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,588
Posted By Nick
Funny you guys mention tablets. I was thinking...

Funny you guys mention tablets. I was thinking about ordering a Intuos4 wireless today, to augment the MagicMouse. I like the idea of bluetooth to keep things less cluttered. I also think it will...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 16th, 2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,588
Posted By Nick
So unable to decide on which mouse, I just bought...

So unable to decide on which mouse, I just bought a bunch. :) Here's a quick review on everything. PS. I'm going to try and avoid specs, battery life etc.. those are easy to find. I'm going to focus...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 15th, 2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By Nick
Find the process in activity monitor then double...

Find the process in activity monitor then double click on it.
In the lower right corner you'll see an option to quit.
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Mar 15th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Nick
If it's still available please let me know....

If it's still available please let me know. Thanks!

I'm also willing to trade for my near new wired version (a few ads above yours).
Seeing as yours is as new as mine I'd pitch in $20. Cheers!
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Mar 15th, 2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 645
Posted By Nick
or Trade: Apple flat wired keyboard

I have a near new Apple keyboard for sale. It was used lightly at my home office for about a month, so maybe 30-40 hours? I still have the box with everything, it's all in great shape.
Asking $40...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 14th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,019
Posted By Nick
1a. I have a pair of Monsoon iM-700's ...

1a. I have a pair of Monsoon iM-700's
http://www.atpm.com/6.11/images/monsoon-front.gif
2a. They are amazing. Best computer speakers I've ever heard, period!
I don't know what I'd do if they...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 14th, 2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,368
Posted By Nick
As it's self hosted so you don't have to worry...

As it's self hosted so you don't have to worry about server security (just your own), or it being the subject of a large scale attack - the same way you would with FreshBooks for example.

All...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 13th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 54,281
Views: 3,475,803
Posted By Nick
alpha male

alpha male
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 13th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,368
Posted By Nick
Yeah, I'm migrating away from FreshBooks. I...

Yeah, I'm migrating away from FreshBooks. I really like Pancake.
Got some really great features too, like automatic file delivery upon payment.

A friend of mine is the lead developer on it....
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 13th, 2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,820
Posted By Nick
Really? The UI is one of the reasons I love...

Really? The UI is one of the reasons I love Chrome.
I download the Firefox4 RC yesterday. Still seems bloated and ugly.
Curious what you mean that Gecko doesn't render things as pretty?
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 13th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,368
Posted By Nick
Pancake or Fresh Books. I'd go with Pancake!...

Pancake or Fresh Books.
I'd go with Pancake! It's awesome.
Pancake Payments | Simple, Easy, Awesome online billing. (http://pancakeapp.com)

With Pancake it's also a one time fee only. Much...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 13th, 2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,280
Posted By Nick
Try deleting the preference file then restarting....

Try deleting the preference file then restarting.
~user/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 13th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,820
Posted By Nick
Safari and Firefox users: You owe it to...

Safari and Firefox users:
You owe it to yourself tro try Chrome.
It's fantastic! Google based it off the fine work Apple did with Webkit and took it to the next level.
It's beautiful looking...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 12th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,588
Posted By Nick
Thanks guys. I like the logitech wired...

Thanks guys.

I like the logitech wired moused for feel. But I'm kind of wanting to avoid the wires this go around. And every wireless logitech I've felt are to heavy and clunky. Something with...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 12th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,588
Posted By Nick
Anyone? Leaning towards a Magic mouse right now...

Anyone?
Leaning towards a Magic mouse right now and a Intous4 Wacom tablet.
Use the two together. As I've been told the magic mouse can be frustrating design apps (due to multitouch zooming) and...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 12th, 2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,820
Posted By Nick
I'm s web developer. I use one browser for...

I'm s web developer. I use one browser for personal and the other for work.
Personal: Chrome
Work: Firefox

For personal: I love Chrome. Migrated from Safari 6 months ago. So much better built...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 11th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,588
Posted By Nick
Best mouse for design?

Hey Guys,

So I've been using my trusty wired mighty mouse for years - which I prefer to the bluetooth one due to weight and responsivness. But I've hate how the track ball stops working- I'm...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 10th, 2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By Nick
Ditto. I'd go for a 240gb drive before a 480. Way...

Ditto. I'd go for a 240gb drive before a 480. Way cheaper, and you could use the savings for a faster machine. As suggest a 13 mbp, then you can get an external FW800 case for the stock drive. That...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 10th, 2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Nick
Thanks for you feed ack about the displays. That...

Thanks for you feed ack about the displays. That quite the snazy set up with a macpro & two 27's, a MBP and 3rd display on the left (another machine). That's a lot of horse power & real estate....
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 10th, 2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Nick
For those interested, I ordered 27" cinema...

For those interested, I ordered 27" cinema display today. :)

I'll put a review up after a week and I've had a chance to put it through it's paces. I'll be evaluating it with careful scrutiny, with...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 10th, 2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Nick
Thanks for the input. Curious what you use them...

Thanks for the input. Curious what you use them for? You a fellow designer?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 10th, 2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Nick
I've been doing a bunch of research. The Dell...

I've been doing a bunch of research.
The Dell and Apple use the exact same panel (from what I understand).
The apple just has the glass in front of it.
The dell gives you vertical adjustment,...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Nick
ACD = Apple Cinema Display

ACD = Apple Cinema Display
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 9th, 2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,358
Posted By Nick
No problem Thom. Any questions just let me know. ...

No problem Thom. Any questions just let me know.
I'm happy to give you a call and just shoot the breeze for a bit.
Always good to share ideas, thought, and resources.

The guys at 37signals are...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,916
Posted By Nick
Maybe one of us should start a business. I bet...

Maybe one of us should start a business. I bet the material is cheap ($5?). I'll have to check. You could probably make 10 an hour... So $25 with shipping in Canada seems fair. Could probably sell a...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Nick
Good to know. How does that work with returns? ...

Good to know. How does that work with returns?
Just call them, get an RMA, and ship it back on my dime?
If so, I'd be tempted to try a ACD. A refurb is about the same price as the Dell + Power...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,916
Posted By Nick
There are some nice simple felt ones for $40ish. ...

There are some nice simple felt ones for $40ish.
That being said, I don't think they're anything a friend who's handy with a sewing machine couldn't help you with.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By Nick
I'm a huge fan Dell monitors. I can highly...

I'm a huge fan Dell monitors.
I can highly recommend the Ultrasharp line.
Either the 20, 24 or 27.

I have a 20" and 24" (which I use now).
That being said the 24" is great! My only grip is...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 9th, 2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,358
Posted By Nick
One other thing. I'm not sure why type of app...

One other thing. I'm not sure why type of app your building, but have you read 37signals getting real?
You can read it for free online: Getting Real (http://gettingreal.37signals.com/toc.php)
It's...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 9th, 2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,358
Posted By Nick
As you know, 3PB/month is a lot of transfer. How...

As you know, 3PB/month is a lot of transfer. How much storage will you be using?
For that kind of bandwidth I would either use the Amazon S3, or RackForce.
I'm a developer, and those two are...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Nick
I could ditch the lamp, but I really like the...

I could ditch the lamp, but I really like the extra light it provides. It doesn't cause any reflections at the moment as I tilt monitor slightly back (for view angle) and the lamp is aimed slightly...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By Nick
It's a speciality machine. You'll need to find...

It's a speciality machine. You'll need to find the right buyer. With the ipad out, that will likely affect the price. The ipad isn't OSX, but it's cheap, new and smaller, and can do much of what the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Nick
Btw, this is my office so you can see what I'm...

Btw, this is my office so you can see what I'm working with.
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/149232_166077120090189_100000637075904_384396_629971_n.jpg


As for color accuracy of...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Nick
27" Studio Display. How about the gloss?

I know this is going to shock those who know me, but...
I've been considering a 27" studio display. :yikes:

Right now I have a 24" Dell WFP2008 monitor. It's matte, and regarded as one of the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,751
Posted By Nick
Yeah, it's kinda a dream machine. :) Fast,...

Yeah, it's kinda a dream machine. :) Fast, powerful, useful and small, light & mobile. It's so close right now I can taste it. The 1280 screen is just to small (and I cant stand the glossy - thus the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,751
Posted By Nick
And a hi-res 1440x900. If they had I would of...

And a hi-res 1440x900.
If they had I would of got that and added an SSD (just ordered an Ultimate MBA).
SSD I can add. The screen I can not.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,751
Posted By Nick
Matte for sure. I hate gloss! Love the matte...

Matte for sure. I hate gloss!
Love the matte display on my 17" mbp.

I'd love to get a 27" Studio display (so sexy and everything built in), just not sure I could live with the glossy. So I'll...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 6th, 2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By Nick
I'll try to answer: CPU: Both are smoking...

I'll try to answer:

CPU: Both are smoking fast, and likely way more than you'll ever need for day to day tasks. The 2.2 is probably about 8-10% faster, but you won't notice that unless your doing...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 6th, 2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,642
Posted By Nick
Hey G3 Man, I answered over on page 3. Here...

Hey G3 Man,

I answered over on page 3. Here it is again:

One of two:
TextEdit (plain text only) for quick or non critical stuff; Or
JustNotes (also plain text) for more serious thoughts - it...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 5th, 2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,642
Posted By Nick
That's funny, as I'm pretty much the opposite of...

That's funny, as I'm pretty much the opposite of that.
I think Word is garbage. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 5th, 2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By Nick
Look into Parallels in coherence mode. It will...

Look into Parallels in coherence mode. It will blow your mind.
YouTube - Parallels Coherence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN9jNNeEd98)
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 5th, 2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,642
Posted By Nick
One of two: TextEdit (plain text only) for...

One of two:
TextEdit (plain text only) for quick or non critical stuff; Or
JustNotes (also plain text) for more serious thoughts - it uses Simplenote for cloud storage/syncing. Which is great for...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 4th, 2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,252
Posted By Nick
I bet with our luck it will be here within six...

I bet with our luck it will be here within six months. :)
Or at least the hi-res 1440x900. That's gotta come. Not sure about the matte though.

For me to buy it, i'd want both. I almost hope they...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 4th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,252
Posted By Nick
If the 13" MBP had an 1440x900 and anti-glare I...

If the 13" MBP had an 1440x900 and anti-glare I probably would of ordered it (Instead of the MBA).
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Nick
Very true. Most video users would like the extra...

Very true. Most video users would like the extra bump on the new ones. But then again mine's cheaper for people (and no tax), and you can't get a matte screen unless you go new. But for web and print...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Nick
Thanks for letting me know. Just fixed that. I...

Thanks for letting me know. Just fixed that.
I meant to say the machine is about 10 months old. So it has about 26 months on warranty.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By Nick
I did a force refresh and it was still funny. ...

I did a force refresh and it was still funny.
So I just started a new session and its good now.
Must of caught it while they were updating.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By Nick
I saw that. It was a mistake they fixed right...

I saw that. It was a mistake they fixed right away (They went from 419 to 519, then back up to 549). Even the refurbs are $479. However I added one to my cart right away. Debating buying it. Not sure...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 1st, 2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Nick
BTW: here's a great quote, I hope you find it...

BTW: here's a great quote, I hope you find it encouraging on your journey:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 1st, 2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Nick
You're never to old! Where there's a will,...

You're never to old! Where there's a will, there's a way.
It's not silly to follow your dreams: in fact, I would say your silly not too.
Do it!

As for a languages, python's a great place to...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 1st, 2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Nick
Thanks. I tried Mac2Sell. Funny as I tried it...

Thanks. I tried Mac2Sell. Funny as I tried it last week and it said $2350. :) Should of sold it then eh! This week is says $1730, but that doesn't include my applecare, matte screen or 7200rpm drive....
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 1st, 2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Nick
Price check: 17" mbp with i7

Hey Guys.

So I've decided to get an air, but that hinges on a fair market value for my machine.
Here's the specs:

17" macbook pro - purchase brand new in april 2010 by me.
2.66 i7 (upgraded...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 26th, 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By Nick
Here's a great article from David Heinemeier...

Here's a great article from David Heinemeier Hansson (co founder of 37 signals), when the original came our in 1998 he was using it as a primary machine. Speed wise the chips are about the same (but...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 26th, 2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By Nick
You are right air is slower than pro. But for...

You are right air is slower than pro. But for most people the air is still plenty fast. Day to day usage, most people probably couldn't tell the difference. Remember, the C2D was the premium chip two...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 25th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By Nick
I just took a look in the refurb store. I don't...

I just took a look in the refurb store. I don't see any 17"s for that price (I do see a 15 though). I also have a 7200rpm drive. Which may or may not ad anything. At minimum it's a nice bonus.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 25th, 2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By Nick
So what do you guys think? SSD worth it for me?

So what do you guys think?
SSD worth it for me?
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 25th, 2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By Nick
I've been thinking about this too. What...

I've been thinking about this too.

What would you value mine at?
It's a 17" macbook pro which is 10 months old:
i7 2.66ghz upgraded cpu
4gb of ram
500 gb 7200 hd (apple upgrade)
Matte screen...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 25th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By Nick
In regards to optical media, if it's your only...

In regards to optical media, if it's your only machine, you could just get an external drive for $80. If you're always needing an optical media on the go then a mbp may be a better option (more...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 25th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By Nick
I've thought about doing this as well. I...

I've thought about doing this as well. I currently have an 17" i7 with 4gb of ram. The full size machines can just get big to lug around. :)

Some things to think about:

Speed/power:
You can...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 24th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By Nick
Just thinking about what you said, and my thought...

Just thinking about what you said, and my thought of a expresscard ssd.

I know splitting my apps off would remove the overhead from the disk drive, but wouldn't I need the SSD to be my working...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 24th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By Nick
Another idea... What about a SSD drive for my...

Another idea...
What about a SSD drive for my system & programs in the express card slot? That seems like the cheapest and best all around idea. I never use it anyways. Thoughts?
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 24th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By Nick
Me too. :) Any thoughts between the Mushkin and...

Me too. :)
Any thoughts between the Mushkin and OWC?
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 24th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By Nick
Thats something to think about. I do use my...

Thats something to think about. I do use my optical drive from time to time... big thing is weight & size and packing it all around. I'd use my optical drive more than a second HD I think. So i'd end...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 24th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By Nick
SSD worth it for me?

Hey Guys.

Could use some advise. I have a year old 17" mbp with a 2.66 i7, 4gb ram & 500gb 7200rpm drive. I know I could use more ram (as I often max it out ), so I'll be ordering 8gb next week.
...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Nov 14th, 2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Wanted To Buy Airport card for G4 iMac
Views: 1,082
Posted By Nick
I have a tangerine iBook with one (non extreme). ...

I have a tangerine iBook with one (non extreme).
Not sure what model of iMac you have. I think the later ones came with extreme.

It would be a cool complement to go with a vintage lampshade....
Forum: Classifieds Sep 1st, 2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,776
Posted By Nick
What would one be worth now that the 4G is...

What would one be worth now that the 4G is available?
Forum: Mac Desktops Jun 17th, 2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,193
Posted By Nick
Mac Mini 1.25ghz G4, 1GB Ram

Hey Guys,

Got a 1.25 ghz g4 mini for sale. Hasn't been used much, and has sat in a box for at least 2 years. Booted it up the today and still runs like a charm.

Here's the basic specs. ...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 30th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By Nick
What are you using for the RAID? Apple...

What are you using for the RAID?
Apple softraid? Hardware raid via ReadyNAS, Lacie Bigdisk....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 30th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,551
Posted By Nick
Better is in the eye of the beholder. I have...

Better is in the eye of the beholder. I have heard the difference and I would respectfully disagree.

Take a $500 vinyl set up and compare it to a $500 CD player. Assuming the vinyl's in good...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,748
Posted By Nick
Just tried. No luck. Looking into OS9...

Just tried. No luck.

Looking into OS9 emulators now. Can anyone recommend one that will work?
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,748
Posted By Nick
Really? Sweet! I have a copy of Warcraft II and...

Really? Sweet! I have a copy of Warcraft II and Starcraft II I can't play right now.
If I can make that work, I could sell my clamshell (although part of me wants to keep it for nostalgia sake).
...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,748
Posted By Nick
I don't think there is. I have the same problem...

I don't think there is. I have the same problem trying to play Warcraft II.
I ended up getting a clamshell ibook for it (of which the HD just died).
Your best bet is to pick up a cheap white g3/g4...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,394
Posted By Nick
So I just got back from my demo of the 24" ACD. ...

So I just got back from my demo of the 24" ACD.
I had my matte 15" mbp (pre-unibody - new i7 17" matte on the way. :) )
Had his 15" glossy unibody mbp (6 months old)
His 24" ACD (6 months old)...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 28th, 2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,551
Posted By Nick
And thats just it. The simple enjoyment. The...

And thats just it. The simple enjoyment. The whole reason for it.
So enjoy!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 28th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,551
Posted By Nick
True, but it won't necessarily save you money....

True, but it won't necessarily save you money. See last part of my post on the page before.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 28th, 2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,394
Posted By Nick
I'm a professional, and am about to buy a new 17"...

I'm a professional, and am about to buy a new 17" mbp. Going matte all the way. A big reason to have a laptop is being able to work outside the office. Otherwise I'd buy a MacPro. Now I do understand...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 28th, 2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,551
Posted By Nick
Carefully, now your getting into the world of...

Carefully, now your getting into the world of being an audiophile.... which can be just as expensive as high end cars. Ask me how I know... ;)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 28th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,551
Posted By Nick
I'm a bit of a car guy... I'll try to explain...

I'm a bit of a car guy...
I'll try to explain in a way that keeps it to the basics, as there is a lot of variables.

Premium gasoline (higher octane) is actually less explosive/combustible. Many...
Forum: Mac Desktops Apr 28th, 2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,701
Posted By Nick
Okay. Thank you for the clarification. I took it...

Okay. Thank you for the clarification. I took it from a post on the previous page you were willing to separate. If you decide to split later, just let me know.

Cheers,
Nick
Forum: Mac Desktops Apr 27th, 2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,701
Posted By Nick
Curious if you're still willing to split the...

Curious if you're still willing to split the display and machine? I'm not local so we would need to ship. Considering we're both long standing ehmac citizens, I'm happy to pre-pay before it ships, as...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,660
Posted By Nick
Go for Yummy FTP. I'm a web developer. It's...

Go for Yummy FTP.
I'm a web developer. It's fast, real fast. I prefer it to transmit.

You can set how many FTP connects you'd like, so you can be opening and changing directories (which is slow)...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,694
Posted By Nick
Hey Guys, Been reading and thinking, and I...

Hey Guys,

Been reading and thinking, and I think I'm going to go for the i7 now. It adds future proofing, and it can't be changed/added later (like RAM and a SSD)

Cheers,
N.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,377
Posted By Nick
Hey Guys, Thanks, I think I have decided in...

Hey Guys,

Thanks, I think I have decided in the faster CPU for exactly that as you mention Andrew. You can't change it later. RAM and a SSD drive can be added later (for cheaper too). Just wasn't...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,694
Posted By Nick
I know I can always upgrade down the ram line, so...

I know I can always upgrade down the ram line, so I just though I'd ask. I opened a new thread for that, so it doesn't get to sidetracked.

Re the SSD drive. I've read a bunch of reviews, and it...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,377
Posted By Nick
MBP: 4GB or 8GB of ram?

Hey Guys.

About to get a new MBP (likely a 17"). Was trying to decide between a i5 and i7. But its been suggested that I should save my money and get the i5 with 8gb of ram instead. I was under...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,694
Posted By Nick
Thanks guys. I'm 90% set on the 17" right now, so...

Thanks guys. I'm 90% set on the 17" right now, so it's same video card.
Really just debating the processor and future proofing myself.
The heat issue is interesting. Did some reading and people say...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,394
Posted By Nick
I'm not so sure about that. Otherwise why would...

I'm not so sure about that. Otherwise why would they always have matte machines in the refurb store? They build what they think they'll sell. And apple seems to think they can charge $50 more for...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,694
Posted By Nick
Macbook Pro: i5 vs i7

Going to be getting a new mbp soon. Trying to decide between the i5 & i7.
Think the i7 is worth the extra $200? Since it's not the 4core i7 i'm not sure.

From what I can tell it's adds abbot 7-8%...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 26th, 2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,394
Posted By Nick
Agreed. I'm cool with paying the extra for the...

Agreed. I'm cool with paying the extra for the hi-res option, but paying more for matte seems like a scam. You don't pay more for french vs english keyboard....

Just a bit of a tick off as I'm...
Forum: Classifieds Apr 23rd, 2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,105
Posted By Nick
Thanks for the info. I thought mac2sell might be...

Thanks for the info. I thought mac2sell might be a bit low. I'd
of course like more considering what it cost 2 years ago, bur cest la vie. I'd be happy with $1000 if it's fair for both. I'll...
Forum: Classifieds Apr 23rd, 2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,105
Posted By Nick
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 21st, 2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,842
Posted By Nick
Your probably not going to get a user friendly...

Your probably not going to get a user friendly drag and drop restore.
You could make an iso of you disk, but it's not going to be as convenient as you'd like.

I'd stick with what you've already...
Forum: Classifieds Apr 21st, 2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,105
Posted By Nick
Pricecheck: 15" Macbook Pro 2.2Ghz with applecare

Hey Guys,

Going to get a new i5/i7 macbook pro. Would like a honest price check on mine. Looking for a fair price for both parties. Mac2Sell says $850. Curious of thoughts on that. Some people say...
Forum: Anything Mac May 28th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Nick
Price check: Mac mini

Thinking about a mini for a media center.
Wondering how much I should be paying for a used mini.

I have a friend who has a Solo 1.66 2gb ram, combo drive, 60gb hd, no keyboard or mouse, no...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 9th, 2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,925
Posted By Nick
I lost my ipod. The ipod wasn't so bad. But my...

I lost my ipod.
The ipod wasn't so bad. But my land cruiser, and $3000 of my stuff was.
That one really really hurt.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 9th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,372
Posted By Nick
Also, is the hard drive controllers known for...

Also, is the hard drive controllers known for failing on these?
Common problem? Or anyone have any ideas?

I would like to try the ribbon cable first.
Open for other ideas too.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 8th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,372
Posted By Nick
Where to get a macbook pro hard drive ribbon cable?

Just as the title says, I am looking for a hard drive ribbon cable for a 2.16 C2D macbook pro.

Out of warranty. "Dead machine".
The hard drive failed. It was taken out and sent in for data...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 5th, 2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,096
Posted By Nick
i though the touch had a cf micro drive. perhaps...

i though the touch had a cf micro drive. perhaps I am wrong,
if so that explains the price jump.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 5th, 2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,096
Posted By Nick
I paid over $800 with tax for my original 10gb....

I paid over $800 with tax for my original 10gb. ;)

But I do agree, its a lot of mark up.
The ipod is the same, and a 32gb is not worth near that much more.
$200 less for a 8gb. Diff in drive...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 3rd, 2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Nick
Anyone know how much a new logic board costs?...

Anyone know how much a new logic board costs? Guessing that is pretty much worst case scenario. Right now I can run and boot the machine from a external drive, so the machine is still usable in the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Nick
MacBook pro hardware woes. any ideas?

Hello,

I have a 2.16 core 2 duo macbook pro. Its about 14-16 months old (so its out of warranty). The hard drive recently failed, (would not mount or be recognized by disk utility at all) so it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 10th, 2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,358
Posted By Nick
By the way. Bell uses Telus towers (as far as I...

By the way. Bell uses Telus towers (as far as I know). Or at least they do around here. So if you are a Bell customer, your still on the Telus network.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 25th, 2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,552
Posted By Nick
Nope, he is right. $65 for 1GB. I saw that...

Nope, he is right. $65 for 1GB.
I saw that yesterday, and still thought it was expensive.
But it was the best deal I saw.
Can't remember where it was on the Rogers site.

I don't think I would...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 10th, 2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,800
Posted By Nick
Home and End should take you to the begining or...

Home and End should take you to the begining or end of a line when typing.
Instead they do nothing. I am a developer and this is a simple thing that would be nice.

There is a keyboard shortcut...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 9th, 2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,800
Posted By Nick
A quicktime vr of the wireless keyboard just went...

A quicktime vr of the wireless keyboard just went up.
Looks really cool.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 9th, 2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,800
Posted By Nick
I think a flat keyboard will be fine for...

I think a flat keyboard will be fine for eurgonomics (perhaps better. Seing as its lower, so it should be easier on the wrist).

I also wondering how the caps key will work.
I don't see a light. I...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 8th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,800
Posted By Nick
Here is the blurp from the apple store: ...

Here is the blurp from the apple store:
_____________________
The Apple Keyboard has been completely redesigned, inside and out. It features an elegant, ultra-thin anodized aluminum enclosure with...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 8th, 2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,800
Posted By Nick
New apple keyboard

So what do you guys think?

I am sure it will rock.
But I am a little unsure about a flat keyboard with flat keys.
I do like the convex keyboard and convex keys of my current keyboard (white)....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 1st, 2007, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 47,667
Posted By Nick
Laptop is probably set to delete messages from...

Laptop is probably set to delete messages from the server.
Set your iphone to never delete messages, then set your laptop to a week or so.
That will give your iphone a chance to pick it up.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 20th, 2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By Nick
Apple Mail stores it's data in: Users »*"Your...

Apple Mail stores it's data in:
Users »*"Your User" »*Library » Mail

You mail attachments are in:
Users »*"Your User" »*Library » Mail Downloads

Very cool about the MBP replacement by the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 13th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,587
Posted By Nick
So buy a 23" display and external keyboard and...

So buy a 23" display and external keyboard and mouse.
My macbook sits on a elevator at home.
Have my 20" beside it. And all my USB peripherals connected to the monitor.

So I plug in my MB power,...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 11th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,209
Posted By Nick
Ditto on the high end Dells. Thats the only...

Ditto on the high end Dells.
Thats the only other monitor I would get right now.
Wait, I did. :)

I am a designer, and love it.
Only thing is, I wish I got something bigger.
The 24" would of...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 18th, 2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,587
Posted By Nick
Because its worth me saying again. Apple needs...

Because its worth me saying again.
Apple needs to put the iSight inside thier monitors.

If I buy a Mac Pro, I can't have an iSight!!!
If apple dropped an isight in their monitors, it "might" be...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 18th, 2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,587
Posted By Nick
I like the higher quality Dell monitors. I...

I like the higher quality Dell monitors.

I have the Dell WFP 20" widescreen. A friend has Dell E207 20"
The WFP is worth the extra money. Another friend has the Apple 20".
I find my WFP Dell to...
Forum: Anything Mac May 28th, 2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,233
Posted By Nick
Wow, must be nice.

Wow, must be nice.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 9th, 2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By Nick
4. Send it to me. :)

4. Send it to me. :)
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 21st, 2006, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,281
Posted By Nick
I saved 8.75Gb by uninstalling a few programs

I have a 80GB hard drive in my MacBook and a 200GB external.
I only had a about 16GB free space on my macbook, and needed some more.

I rarely (or never will) use GarageBand, iDVD, iWork and...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 19th, 2006, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,934
Posted By Nick
Asumming he has flash installed (which could be...

Asumming he has flash installed (which could be the problem as suggested above.)

Platform is important, but not as important as browser (I am a web developer).

Works fine on:
Safari 2.0.4...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 18th, 2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,399
Posted By Nick
Not .ca but they rock: ...

Not .ca but they rock:
http://www.bluehost.com/track/rubyreta/text1

Cheers,
NIck

BTW: if you sign up via above he gets a refferal.
If not worries. They are stil the best I have found.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 14th, 2006, 02:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,337
Posted By Nick
The only hard drive I have had personally fail is...

The only hard drive I have had personally fail is a Maxtor.
The 40gb that came with my G4. Failed about 4 years of heavy use.
Started dropping sectors. Disk Repaired it quite a few times, then got...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 14th, 2006, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By Nick
Yeah, I got mine this afternoon (or yesterday now...

Yeah, I got mine this afternoon (or yesterday now :))
I am happily playing on mine.
Just about to start the "install" of everything on it.

Have fun (I know I will)

Cheers,
N.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 12th, 2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By Nick
stargurl, I wish I got my macbook that fast, ...

stargurl, I wish I got my macbook that fast,
Mine was "custom" with 2gb or ram, which probably explains the longer time.

The macbook is in Calgary right now, which probably means a dilevery of...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 11th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By Nick
Thanks guys. I got a white 2ghz C2D with 2gb of...

Thanks guys.
I got a white 2ghz C2D with 2gb of ram.

I am very excited.
I also have a 20" dell monitor on order.

Cheers,
N.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 11th, 2006, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By Nick
Macbook is ordered. Any idea how long?

Hello,

My macbook is on order.
It was ordered on Dec1st, and I am getting excited to get it.
As of yesterday morning it was in Memphis TN.
Any guess when it will be in my hands?
I can't wait....
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 8th, 2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,735
Posted By Nick
I have looked at ruby myself. Pretty cool, and...

I have looked at ruby myself.
Pretty cool, and growing in support, and popularity.
I might try it in the future, but right now I am going with php.
php is the best choice for universal support....
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 8th, 2006, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,257
Posted By Nick
I order my macBook a week ago and ordered a 20"...

I order my macBook a week ago and ordered a 20" dell widescreen (2007WFP ) to go with it. They were on sale for $399 but it looks like it just ended:
...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 8th, 2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,735
Posted By Nick
Well you could use ASP or PHP or CFM, or perl,...

Well you could use ASP or PHP or CFM, or perl, or......

If the website is built in ASP, then I would use ASP.
But if the site is static right now, and you are not using either, I would learn php...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 8th, 2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,735
Posted By Nick
I run chilisoft on other severs (not my mac) ...

I run chilisoft on other severs (not my mac)
Although I have never tried putting it on my Mac.
It might be able to go.
The server we run are redhat based.

At home I have two (sun) cobalt raq's...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,735
Posted By Nick
I am an ASP developer (Sun Chilisoft) A log in...

I am an ASP developer (Sun Chilisoft)
A log in script can be very simple, however if you want it to be secure it makes things more complex. You will have to MD5 the passwords, protect yourself...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 6th, 2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By Nick
Hello, Here is a good (probably the best)...

Hello,

Here is a good (probably the best) solution:
Make a disc image on your external drive the size of the external drive (or a few MB less).
Create an image to use a AES-128 password.
When...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 1st, 2006, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,624
Posted By Nick
Strike. :)

Strike. :)
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 1st, 2006, 01:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,624
Posted By Nick
I didn't think about the logic board issues. ...

I didn't think about the logic board issues.
But I wonder; because the machine is already 4 or 5 years old, would it not be okay?
I mean, if it was going to fail, I would think it would of done it...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 30th, 2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,624
Posted By Nick
Okay. Edit. New reply $400 I guess I was way...

Okay. Edit.
New reply $400
I guess I was way off. :)
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 30th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,624
Posted By Nick
Hard to guage right now. Personally, I would...

Hard to guage right now.
Personally, I would say in the area of $600

It's pretty slow, but you have an airport card, combo drive, new display and applecare. The biggest draw back to me is the...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By Nick
Thanks & thanks. If the $449 one is better,...

Thanks & thanks.

If the $449 one is better, that is the one I will get.
I never new there was a quality difference.

Also, if the is going to be sales again soon, I will wait until then.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2006, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By Nick
Which Dell Monitor should I get?

Dell UltraSharp 2007WFP ($449) or E207WFP ($299)?


Looking at both Dell monitors:
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=CADHS1&sku=320-4688
...
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