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Forum: Mac Portables Nov 28th, 2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Troutmagnet
Question Weird question: Macbook Pro screws...

Hi gang,

I have a weird one for you: Macbook Pro screws... where can you buy them?

I have a recent Macbook Pro teardown, but it's missing some vital screws. Apple Genius Bar placed a bunch of...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By Troutmagnet
I would suggest testing the sparking issue by...

I would suggest testing the sparking issue by pushing said friend's mouth onto said cord.

I have an older charging cable. It eventually came apart and was clinging to life via the electrical mesh...
Forum: Mac Portables Nov 27th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By Troutmagnet
Smile Hey! I got it working! It WAS the DC-in...

Hey! I got it working!

It WAS the DC-in board. A friend pointed me in the right direction, so I ordered the part from iFixit.com. It arrived via Fedex yesterday and I just repaired it about an...
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Nov 27th, 2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Troutmagnet
I'll take it, if it's still available. Check your...

I'll take it, if it's still available. Check your PM please and thank you.
Forum: Mac Portables Nov 22nd, 2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By Troutmagnet
Red face Unhappy MacBook Pro for sale! (Or chance of repair?)

Hi ehMac-ers,

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid-2009, 2.53Ghz, 4GB, 320GB HD) with an unhappy motherboard for sale OR I'm willing to hear offers for an economical repair, if anyone out there is...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 5th, 2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,343
Posted By Troutmagnet
Yeah that absolutely makes sense, eh? Maybe...

Yeah that absolutely makes sense, eh?

Maybe I'll look around the net for spare boards and attempt the fix myself if Apple are hell bent on price gouging me...

MacFixit.com to the rescue!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 5th, 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,343
Posted By Troutmagnet
Really now? That sounds three times better...

Really now?

That sounds three times better than the price I was quoted... :D
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 5th, 2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,343
Posted By Troutmagnet
Hi Lars, No charge at all I'm afraid. You...

Hi Lars,

No charge at all I'm afraid. You plug the MagSafe in and the plug LED lights up green extremely dimly - barely noticeable - I'd say not even a twentieth of the brightness of the standard...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 5th, 2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,343
Posted By Troutmagnet
Anyone good at MacBook repairs? (Brantford - Kitchener - Burlington area)

Hi everyone...

I have an unhappy MacBook Pro (2.53Ghz C2D, Late 2009) that has a refusal to charge issue.

Replaced the battery and the MagSafe adapter to no avail. Applecare expired 4 months...
Forum: Mac Portables Mar 1st, 2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
For Sale Macbook
Views: 970
Posted By Troutmagnet
Awwwww man! I have a mint case, keyboard and...

Awwwww man! I have a mint case, keyboard and screen for this...
Forum: Mac Portables Mar 1st, 2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,425
Posted By Troutmagnet
Sorry man, I'm with the thread author on this....

Sorry man, I'm with the thread author on this. You're starting to sound troll-ish...

It is a pretty good deal, you are saving money, the upgrades are significant and decent for the price he's...
Forum: Mac Portables Mar 1st, 2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By Troutmagnet
A friend of mine had his repaired free of charge...

A friend of mine had his repaired free of charge a few weeks ago.

He bought his into the Apple Store in Burlington mall to get the ball rolling. The Genius Bar employees took it from there.
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Mar 1st, 2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,312
Posted By Troutmagnet
Exclamation First generation Apple iPad 32GB WiFi - $350 (Mint condition) *PRICE UPDATE*

First generation iPad 32GB WiFi for sale in mint condition. $350 firm. No dicker.

Yes, I'm getting an iPad 3. :rolleyes:
I'll use this money to fuel my 'first-day-must-have' idiocy. For some...
Forum: Mac Portables Dec 7th, 2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,808
Posted By Troutmagnet
Ah crap...

Ah crap...
Forum: Mac Portables Dec 7th, 2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,808
Posted By Troutmagnet
Sent you a PM...

Sent you a PM...
Forum: Mac Portables Oct 31st, 2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,228
Posted By Troutmagnet
Yes, that's exactly what I was trying to do....

Yes, that's exactly what I was trying to do. However: click. Look around, look around. Oh, it's sold. Huh. Okay hit the forum thread home button. Browse. Oh! Cool! I'll browse this o... Oh, wait....
Forum: Mac Portables Oct 19th, 2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,228
Posted By Troutmagnet
UURGH! Irritating! Everything is SOLD!?!

Guys (ADMINS), is there absolutely NO WAY to mark these SOLD items in the thread overview?... You have to read every post and try to decipher which is still available, and all you have to go on as...
Forum: Info Centre Aug 3rd, 2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,367
Posted By Troutmagnet
Unfortunately, there are a few people in my...

Unfortunately, there are a few people in my office that have tried that... groan...

:yikes:
Forum: Mac Portables Aug 3rd, 2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,348
Posted By Troutmagnet
Possibly... waiting for a student to umm-and-arrr...

Possibly... waiting for a student to umm-and-arrr about whether they should go for a decent laptop or some crummy, cheap entry level HP they'll be replacing in 18 months from now...

I've done my...
Forum: Info Centre Aug 3rd, 2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,367
Posted By Troutmagnet
What's with the QuiBids and DealFun ads!?

QuiBids.com? DealFun.com?

Egads, EhMac! These guys are awful!

Seriously, I would definitely reconsider having them as advertisers. They both have some of the worst scam reputations on the...
Forum: Mac Desktops Aug 2nd, 2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
For Sale 24"imac
Views: 1,638
Posted By Troutmagnet
I agree. We bought one for work a while ago. It's...

I agree. We bought one for work a while ago. It's like sitting square in front of the JumboTron at the Rogers Centre...

:yikes:
Forum: Mac Portables Aug 2nd, 2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,348
Posted By Troutmagnet
Still available?

Still available?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 28th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,336
Posted By Troutmagnet
Ooh. The power cord is crazy-short, springy and...

Ooh. The power cord is crazy-short, springy and feels like human skin... eeuw...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 28th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,336
Posted By Troutmagnet
YAY! It arrived!

Got it! Got it!

Anyone else?

Incidentally, was just talking to the driver, and he was saying he has a truckload of iPads (I'm in Brantford, which I would assume, is a smaller market). He also...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 23rd, 2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By Troutmagnet
You should linky it, dude. Looked but...

You should linky it, dude.

Looked but couldn't find it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 19th, 2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,454
Posted By Troutmagnet
Actually, I really don't like some of the...

Actually, I really don't like some of the U.S./Canadian iTunes Store workarounds some users are reporting. It's more of a convenience thing than anything else, but one of the main reason for owning...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 19th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,454
Posted By Troutmagnet
I searched for a few keywords, but found nothing...

I searched for a few keywords, but found nothing that really hit me with the correct results. Thanks friend, that helped a lot.

I have a feeling I'll just wait it out for the Canadian launch. BOO!...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 19th, 2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,454
Posted By Troutmagnet
iPad from U.S NOW? Or wait for HST to kick in?

I, like so many others of you out there, am contemplating buying an iPad. I can wait for the Canadian launch, but then wondered about the HST and how that will impact it, if at all.

Since all...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 3rd, 2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,997
Posted By Troutmagnet
Well, I'm back up and running... Tried...

Well, I'm back up and running...

Tried everything to snag data from the old drive to no avail, so I bought a new 160GB Internal SATA and a 160GB external drive, reinstalled Leopard (twice - the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,997
Posted By Troutmagnet
Actually, right now it's looking like the Leopard...

Actually, right now it's looking like the Leopard installer changed my firmware or something permanent. It only recognizes Leopard as a valid disk. Every OS other than 10.5 it completely refuses to...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2007, 03:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,997
Posted By Troutmagnet
That's what I figured. Thanks man... Now I'm...

That's what I figured. Thanks man...

Now I'm paranoid about how to get the photos OFF my iPod Touch.

I can see them there, but the new models won't mount on the desktop like the older model...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2007, 02:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,997
Posted By Troutmagnet
THERE IS A GOD!!!!! I just remembered! My...

THERE IS A GOD!!!!!

I just remembered! My beautiful BEAUTIFUL iPod Touch synched all of my files including everything that I shot the other day (600-plus product shots and two days work) from...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2007, 02:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,997
Posted By Troutmagnet
Okay now this is something I've NEVER seen...

Okay now this is something I've NEVER seen before...

I can turn the machine on and boot into the OS X Leopard installer, but it will not boot into Diskwarrior, Techtool Pro or Drive Genius... the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2007, 01:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,997
Posted By Troutmagnet
Does anyone know anywhere that does miracle drive...

Does anyone know anywhere that does miracle drive recovery that won't absolutely hammer me with expense? I live in Brantford, Ontario - about 20 minutes from Hamilton...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2007, 01:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,997
Posted By Troutmagnet
Great. Thanks for that. That really helped me out...

Great. Thanks for that. That really helped me out Keebler. You really are the man...

:clap: :-(
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,997
Posted By Troutmagnet
Omg!!!!!! Leopard Bricked My Laptop!!!

Stupid STUPID goddamn Leopard just completely bricked my MacBook!

I'm in utter and absolute disbelief... I can't believe it. I've lost SO MUCH work, photos, articles I was writing for a massive...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 2nd, 2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,104
Posted By Troutmagnet
I believe FutureShop are dropping their Apple...

I believe FutureShop are dropping their Apple laptop prices this week... to what and when I do not know... but you'll probably see the drop online first.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 27th, 2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,225
Posted By Troutmagnet
Yeah, you guys HAVE to get an iPod Touch... I'm...

Yeah, you guys HAVE to get an iPod Touch... I'm loving mine... and talk about turning heads - I've been unable to keep hold of it at work for the past few days. The minute I take it out in public I'm...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 27th, 2007, 02:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,967
Posted By Troutmagnet
So what does everyone think of their iPod Touch? ...

So what does everyone think of their iPod Touch?
I love mine! (it finally arrived yesterday afternoon) Now we just have to wait for the third and first party apps to start pouring in! And, from what...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 6th, 2007, 01:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,312
Posted By Troutmagnet
Yeah I can see that. I synch all the while...

Yeah I can see that. I synch all the while though, so I imagine this product will work well for people with a similar lifestyle to my own. I aggressively change my content weekly, and to be honest...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 6th, 2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,312
Posted By Troutmagnet
WHY OH WHY Did I not buy Apple stock when I had...

WHY OH WHY Did I not buy Apple stock when I had the chance... sigh...

:o
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 6th, 2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,312
Posted By Troutmagnet
Oh man, I know. I was biding my time with my...

Oh man, I know.

I was biding my time with my old monochromatic Gen III 20GB iPod thinking it was about time I upgraded. I've practically worn this thing out, and I've definitely got my money's...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 5th, 2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,312
Posted By Troutmagnet
Well just ordered mine (16GB Version) - who else...

Well just ordered mine (16GB Version) - who else is on board!?

:D
Forum: Anything Mac May 16th, 2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,153
Posted By Troutmagnet
Does anyone know of a third party battery...

Does anyone know of a third party battery replacement with a longer life? Just wondering...
Forum: Anything Mac May 6th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,038
Posted By Troutmagnet
Dude, you're probably better off with an LCD -...

Dude, you're probably better off with an LCD - you can pick up a cheap 20" with a fast refresh for $170 at TigerDirect. By the time you've forked out for the tuner, you'll be paying around the same...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 29th, 2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 22,472
Posted By Troutmagnet
Wow... a 24' iMac... now I'd LOVE to see that up...

Wow... a 24' iMac... now I'd LOVE to see that up and running... can you imagine the video card in that sucka'!?

:eek:

:D
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 16th, 2007, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,596
Posted By Troutmagnet
That's $154 including taxes and delivery. Is...

That's $154 including taxes and delivery.

Is this good? Anyone?
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 16th, 2007, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,596
Posted By Troutmagnet
Macbook RAM deal at Tiger Direct Canada - Get 'em while they're hot!

Just ran into this and thought I should share it with everyone... Seems like a pretty decent deal to me.

1GB (2 x 512MB matched) 667Mhz dual Channel PC5300 DDR SDRAM Modules from Corsair.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,127
Posted By Troutmagnet
BTW: (( pg )) I love your icon... Hayao...

BTW: (( pg )) I love your icon...

Hayao Miyazaki is GOD!
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,127
Posted By Troutmagnet
We still use OS9 extensively throughout our...

We still use OS9 extensively throughout our newspaper. In fact, while I've converted our entire building to Apple computers over the past ten years, we have only three computers out of 40 that run...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 27th, 2006, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,573
Posted By Troutmagnet
I know diddly squat about audio software and...

I know diddly squat about audio software and hardware, but I own a MobilePre and it works pretty nicely for me (I tinker with songwriting and GarageBand). If anything, the biggest upgrade in quality...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 12th, 2006, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By Troutmagnet
Aaawwww...

Aaawwww...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 12th, 2006, 01:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,599
Posted By Troutmagnet
Okay... here you go... they advertise it as a...

Okay... here you go... they advertise it as a support and comfort feature, but I see it also serving another function; protecting your MacBook from this discolouration problem:
...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 12th, 2006, 01:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,599
Posted By Troutmagnet
I guess there's no way to clean it? I would at...

I guess there's no way to clean it? I would at least try something like OxyClean, maybe apply it lightly and neat, wait about 15 minutes and clean it thoroughly (and very careful of course) - and...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 11th, 2006, 01:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By Troutmagnet
I agree. The president of Nintendo has a fixation...

I agree. The president of Nintendo has a fixation on Apple industrial design too (case in point: DS Lite).
I'd much rather they sign with Nintendo than Sony though. The PS3 isn't doing so well...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 11th, 2006, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By Troutmagnet
Well that's your personal opinion, my friend. But...

Well that's your personal opinion, my friend. But they've been quite accurate, as far as I'm concerned, about a number of recent developments throughout the course of the year.
They made mention of...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 11th, 2006, 01:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,599
Posted By Troutmagnet
Yikes, you guys. A little sense of humour...

Yikes, you guys. A little sense of humour wouldn't go amiss you know... yeesh... what a harsh world you must live in...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 10th, 2006, 01:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,599
Posted By Troutmagnet
And you might want to consider washing those...

And you might want to consider washing those hands occasionally too while you're at it...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 10th, 2006, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,619
Posted By Troutmagnet
Can you imagine of you got it couriered?

Can you imagine of you got it couriered?
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 10th, 2006, 01:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By Troutmagnet
Rumour Mill: Did I just stumble onto something new and interesting?

Okay, bear with me for a moment... I know this MAY be stretching things an EEEENSY little bit too far, but hear me out:

So... you know how there have been an awful lot of rumours in the past few...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 29th, 2006, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,887
Posted By Troutmagnet
WOW! That's a fantastic idea for any small...

WOW! That's a fantastic idea for any small business looking for a dirt cheap server! A set of drives and a low end PC and you're away!

Nice find!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 29th, 2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,887
Posted By Troutmagnet
... at about ten times the expense... I'd go...

... at about ten times the expense...
I'd go Xserve in a flash if the money was there. I'd NEVER get approval for that, especially since this unit is serving tertiary level files rather than...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 28th, 2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,887
Posted By Troutmagnet
Ha! Funny you should say that! I was just on...

Ha! Funny you should say that! I was just on Infrant's site checking THIS out:

http://www.infrant.com/products/products_details.php?name=ReadyNAS%20NV

Looks fantastic! And has some great...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 28th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,887
Posted By Troutmagnet
Anyone care to recommend a NAS device?

Hi guys...

Awful week... I ordered a NAS from MacAlly the other day, but before it was approved and shipped, the regional IT manager superceded my order and changed it to a cheaper model by Intel...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 28th, 2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By Troutmagnet
I bought a MacBook the other day - utterly...

I bought a MacBook the other day - utterly fantastic. I love it.

If you're looking for a very convenient and cheap desktop replacement for anyone who does light-to-heavy word processing, light to...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 23rd, 2006, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By Troutmagnet
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA! Better acting and it'd be a...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!

Better acting and it'd be a true classic!
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 12th, 2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By Troutmagnet
Now ladies... play nice... ;D

Now ladies... play nice...

;D
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 12th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,178
Posted By Troutmagnet
Seriously though... has anyone got a link to a...

Seriously though... has anyone got a link to a store that sells those heat distribution pads? They're filled with some gelatinous ooze that distributes the heat rather than fans and batteries as...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 12th, 2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,178
Posted By Troutmagnet
I've been attempting to grow a thick outcrop of...

I've been attempting to grow a thick outcrop of hard calloused skin on my lap for more comfortable operation, but my body doesn't seem to want to comply...

Maybe time will tell...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 12th, 2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,768
Posted By Troutmagnet
Wow! Look at me! I'm actually cool! ...

Wow! Look at me!

I'm actually cool!

They like me! They really do!

:D

And on a more serious note... using it at work made quite a vast improvement to web surfing and we use Bell's...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 12th, 2006, 01:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,178
Posted By Troutmagnet
Say, didn't someone on here post a referral to a...

Say, didn't someone on here post a referral to a website that was selling heat distribution and isolation pads for laptops? I think the store was either in Markham or London, I forget now... a...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 12th, 2006, 01:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,768
Posted By Troutmagnet
Smile WOW! New DNS Service is ULTRA FAST!

So I was reading a rather interesting article on a new DNS vendor in the U.S. that has been advertising an ultra fast DNS service in exchange for ads being displayed to you from their partners ONLY...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 2nd, 2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,848
Posted By Troutmagnet
<GASP!> BLASPHEMY!!!!!!! Oh... and by...

<GASP!>

BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!

Oh... and by the way... I just bought a brand spanking new MacBook about an hour ago...

Please feel free to congratulate me. ;D

OOOH! Let's try and convince this...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 25th, 2006, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,727
Posted By Troutmagnet
Hyper strange and incredibly frustrating Server crashes - I'm stumped!

Well this is a new one for me...

I see myself as a fairly well-rounded, seasoned veteran of MacOS troubleshooting, but this particular problem is driving me nuts!

We have an MDD G4 (867DP)...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 8th, 2006, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,346
Posted By Troutmagnet
Sounds VERY interesting! PLEASE keep me...

Sounds VERY interesting!

PLEASE keep me appraised if you start looking into this puppy!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 7th, 2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,361
Posted By Troutmagnet
OUCH! XX) That kinda' sucks! I'd...

OUCH!

XX)

That kinda' sucks! I'd rather keep mine than part with it for that little!

:-(
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 7th, 2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,609
Posted By Troutmagnet
I think that's a fantastic and highly attractive...

I think that's a fantastic and highly attractive price-point!... It's obviously targeted to absorb that lower-price-conscious/impulse buying demographic of consumers that were previously sitting on...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 29th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,106
Posted By Troutmagnet
...and did you see the size of the icons in the...

...and did you see the size of the icons in the open window!!!! :yikes:

Let's hope that's just a user-defined preset... otherwise we'll have to all go out and buy 30" Cinema displays......
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 29th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,106
Posted By Troutmagnet
OSX's command-tab function allows you to pick...

OSX's command-tab function allows you to pick whatever app you want or revolve through them quickly, while Expos&#233; shows you every window at once, so you can pick.

It just seems to me that cycling...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 8th, 2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By Troutmagnet
Nano's anywhere?

Has anyone seen a single Nano 4GB anywhere in the country?

If anyone knows of a location in the Golden Horseshoe... please spill it!

Thanks! :)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 22nd, 2005, 11:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,355
Posted By Troutmagnet
If I was in the market for a hard drive based...

If I was in the market for a hard drive based video product, the 60GB would be a no-brainer to me...

Anyone have a ripped movie on an iPod? What's the file size like?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 22nd, 2005, 12:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,355
Posted By Troutmagnet
I thought it looked wider too... weird... that's...

I thought it looked wider too... weird... that's the first thing that struck me...

Anywho, I'm happy with my UMD playing PSP right now... Manga just sent me a whole heaping stack of classic anime...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 20th, 2005, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,519
Posted By Troutmagnet
Anyone know if the test software they use is a...

Anyone know if the test software they use is a reliable estimate of dual-core architecture in its current form?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2005, 11:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,443
Posted By Troutmagnet
How about solid adamantium... like Wolvie's claws...

How about solid adamantium... like Wolvie's claws and skeleton?

Better still... bucky balls! Then we'd have ourselves a Nano-Book to go with the new iPod... of course, you'd need something to help...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 2nd, 2005, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By Troutmagnet
Let's hear it for a wireless iPod! WOOT!

Let's hear it for a wireless iPod! WOOT!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 1st, 2005, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By Troutmagnet
What app are you trying to run anyway?

What app are you trying to run anyway?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 1st, 2005, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,302
Posted By Troutmagnet
A little bird told me that FS is selling a MacOSX...

A little bird told me that FS is selling a MacOSX compatible Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse combo for $29 next week ($80 off - one per household) - although you didn't hear it from me... (wink)
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 1st, 2005, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,744
Posted By Troutmagnet
I'm a graphic arts professional and after using...

I'm a graphic arts professional and after using it last night for several hours to paginate a fairly large 72-page, full colour glossy magazine, I can honestly not see the difference between the...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 31st, 2005, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By Troutmagnet
Damn straight! I find I'm much more efficient and...

Damn straight! I find I'm much more efficient and productive when my workspace looks professional and clean... Worth the $65 in my humble opinion...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 31st, 2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,744
Posted By Troutmagnet
Do you have to get a 20-incher? I purchased...

Do you have to get a 20-incher?

I purchased a cheap BenQ (T905) on sale at Staples (price matched against FS) for $349 - 12ms refresh, 600:1 contract with DVI and D-Sub inputs... I have my MDD G4...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 31st, 2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,647
Posted By Troutmagnet
Some kind of special patch factory or patch...

Some kind of special patch factory or patch outlet store, surely...

Try a bicycle tire patch, or ask any neighbourood pirate... that could help...

You could also try Versiontracker.com?
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 30th, 2005, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,647
Posted By Troutmagnet
Talking Gratis Gaming! Couple of Mac games going for FREEEEEEEE!!!

RedFlag just ran a link detailing CNET's collaboration with a couple of game publishers (Bungie being one of them) to provide their games for free...

Admittedly, the majority are PC games and...
Forum: Anything Mac May 19th, 2005, 04:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,739
Posted By Troutmagnet
To tell you the truth, my Macs are always hidden...

To tell you the truth, my Macs are always hidden under a desk... so I'd buy a PC anyday over a Mac if it could run OSX perfectly, but I'd choose Apple Cinema displays and peripherals, as the...
Forum: Anything Mac May 19th, 2005, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,893
Posted By Troutmagnet
Iiiiiiinteresting! It appears the new Xbox 360 runs on Apple Dev units!

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you're probably all aware that the E3 show in LA is currently churning out many a drool-worthy news article, re: the unveiling of three...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2004, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,860
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Anyone heard any decent reviews of the Bose...

Anyone heard any decent reviews of the Bose Soundock anywhere? Or does anyone know where there are actual units on display for evaluation?

I aaaaaalmost bought one yesterday, but thought I should...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 28th, 2004, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Make a disk image of your current setup and give...

Make a disk image of your current setup and give it a whirl is what I say! If it doesn't work out, restore your old OS...

Nothing to lose.

:D
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 28th, 2004, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I have a bunch of drives that will probably work...

I have a bunch of drives that will probably work for you. They're sitting in my store cupboard gathering dust (unless I threw them out - I'll have to check first).

Anyways, if you pay for the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 28th, 2004, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,013
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I don't know about you guys, but I wouldn't even...

I don't know about you guys, but I wouldn't even be averse to a monthly standing charge billed to my VISA for a specific per MB monthly download allotment.

I imagine my total household monthly...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2004, 01:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,139
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post HAHAHAHA! graemlins/lmao.gif I like to...

HAHAHAHA! graemlins/lmao.gif

I like to synthesize my depends™ as and when I need them...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2004, 01:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,139
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Hmmm.... lemme see now: MacOS: Diablo 2 ...

Hmmm.... lemme see now:

MacOS:
Diablo 2
Dungeon Siege

Xbox:
Fable - LOVE IT!!!
Burnout 3: Takedown
Xmen: Legends
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 5th, 2004, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,269
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post So when on earth are WE allowed to contribute!!!!...

So when on earth are WE allowed to contribute!!!!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!

:mad:
Forum: Anything Mac May 31st, 2004, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post How about trading it in for a G5?? MacDoc? I...

How about trading it in for a G5??

MacDoc? I know you're listening....

You could always find someone who has the plastic scratch guards still on their MDD (like me) and paint them instead of...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 31st, 2004, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,422
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Dude... let me know your address and I'll send...

Dude... let me know your address and I'll send you my unopened copy from MacSoft...

I'm feeling unusually nice today for some strange reason...
Forum: Anything Mac May 30th, 2004, 09:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,878
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Wow... 600k down on Shaw? That's not good at...

Wow... 600k down on Shaw? That's not good at all...

I consistently get over 1MB down on Rogers, even at peak usage... just ran the test on right now - 1409k... it's Sunday night at 8 p.m.

You...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 30th, 2004, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,999
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I'm thinking RAM. Maybe a timing issue? Perhaps...

I'm thinking RAM. Maybe a timing issue? Perhaps you could take out your RAM and install a known good piece of hardware to see if everything is running fine?

Bearing in mind you have over a GB of...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 23rd, 2004, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,014
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I saw a 128MB Radeon 9200 (4X/8X AGP) on sale in...

I saw a 128MB Radeon 9200 (4X/8X AGP) on sale in FutureShop for $149.

Anyone have this one?

And another thing: Anyone had any success with PC Radeon cards by alternate vendor/resellers? i.e. A...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 18th, 2004, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,132
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Try this: Phoner...

Try this:

Phoner (http://www.versiontracker.com/php/dlpage.php?id=16926&db=mac&kind=&lnk=http%3A%2F%2Fakwairc.online.fr%2Fphoner.tgz)

Let me know if anyone has any success with it...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 9th, 2004, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,535
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post LOL! Which one are you saying 'yes' to?

LOL!

Which one are you saying 'yes' to?
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 9th, 2004, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,127
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post TroutmaskReplica: • QXP6 and InDesign CS...

TroutmaskReplica:

• QXP6 and InDesign CS will collect all of the fonts for you.

• Adobe Illustrator - if you're sending your files out to press, you should be outlining your fonts ANYWAY,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 9th, 2004, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,389
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Jason... Make sure both your G3's and your...

Jason...

Make sure both your G3's and your G4 iBook have sharing enabled in the Sharing/Services prefs pane and turn off your in-built firewall if it's on...

If you still can't connect, then...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 9th, 2004, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Insert your CD to back up Go into your...

Insert your CD to back up

Go into your Applications folder

Locate the Utilities folder

Launch the application called "Disk Utility"

Highlight the source disk from the left hand listing
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 8th, 2004, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,535
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Well I tried getting the monitor to display...

Well I tried getting the monitor to display differing resolutions from the monitor prefs pane...

It displays image right from 640 x 480 @ 60 Hz right up to 1600 x 1024 @ 75Hz with no problems...
...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 8th, 2004, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Oooh... Teresa! Upgrade to at least v.4.1 - it's...

Oooh... Teresa! Upgrade to at least v.4.1 - it's a much stabler build.

Version 5 would be better though.

QXP 6.1 is pretty nice, but nowhere near as funky and feature rich as InDesign. There...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 8th, 2004, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,535
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Thanks guys... I should have brought home...

Thanks guys...

I should have brought home an RGB adapter from work this weekend to test, but I forgot (Grrrr!)

Anywho, I've an older Viewsonic 17" monitor here as well...

Maybe I'll plug it...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 8th, 2004, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,535
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Anyone? OK... great... :confused:

Anyone?

OK... great...

:confused:
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 6th, 2004, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,154
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I just grabbed a left-right stereo...

I just grabbed a left-right stereo adapter/splitter with a standard 'headphone' male DIN (sp?) socket from Radio Shack and then picked up two stereo extension chords to reach my iBook...

I...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 6th, 2004, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,664
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I seem to remember seeing something about Apple...

I seem to remember seeing something about Apple writing the drive size into the chipset firmware somewhere, only I can't seem to find the article... but yeah, this has made me wonder for quite the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 6th, 2004, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,535
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Here's a good one for you... I've got an old...

Here's a good one for you...

I've got an old Apple 20" CRT - you know, the one with the stripey apple logo on the front - aaanywho, after my last Pro-Series Viewsonic 20" monitor bit the big one,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 25th, 2004, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,986
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Well dcyyz... If this works I'll be a happy...

Well dcyyz... If this works I'll be a happy chappy...

I'll find out at 9a.m. tomorrow morning I guess...

Thanks for all the help man...

Looks like I'll be grabbing myself a "UNIX for...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 25th, 2004, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,986
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Errr... SSH into the server? How on earth would I...

Errr... SSH into the server? How on earth would I do that?

Can I not just do that from the command line it deals me?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 25th, 2004, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,986
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post EXCELLENT! Dcyyz, you're a genius! Saved my...

EXCELLENT!

Dcyyz, you're a genius! Saved my bacon man!

It worked perfectly... Although why on earth all of the permissions were screwed up to start off with is beyond me, this was a brand...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 25th, 2004, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,986
Posted By Troutmagnet
Exclamation Okay I'm a total newb OSX Server Administrator -...

Okay I'm a total newb OSX Server Administrator - totally used to Appleshare IP 6.3 until three days ago when our RAID array went belly up...

SO! I salvage the drive contents to a local machine and...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 14th, 2004, 01:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,420
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Stand down the Inferno Cannons™ Macaholic, yes I...

Stand down the Inferno Cannons™ Macaholic, yes I was referring to Fragpie...
redface.gif
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 13th, 2004, 01:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,420
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post So what he's saying is that he feels he should be...

So what he's saying is that he feels he should be able to make totally uninformed and ignorant purchases and still come away with a quality product?

Yeah, that makes a lot of sense...

...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 11th, 2004, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post aaah poo... Come on guys, you could at least...

aaah poo...

Come on guys, you could at least try to lie to me...

Throw me a bone here!

:D
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 11th, 2004, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Hey! Looky what I found!... I received our...

Hey! Looky what I found!...

I received our usual email confirmation receipt after registering a new machine at our place of business, you know the one where they ask you to complete your...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 5th, 2004, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,410
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post It would be pretty interesting to see MacOSX on a...

It would be pretty interesting to see MacOSX on a Sony box though... weird, and mildly blasphemous, but interesting...

Can't see it ever happening - I think Apple's 'co-operation' will likely be...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 5th, 2004, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,410
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post ...And that's quite enough crack for YOU, my fine...

...And that's quite enough crack for YOU, my fine friend...

tongue.gif
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 4th, 2004, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,853
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I picked up an SMC 802.11b 4-port router from...

I picked up an SMC 802.11b 4-port router from Best Buy in St. Cats for $5 - (you should really keep an eye out at Redflag.com for deal reminders)
After the in-store and the mail-in rebate came back...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 4th, 2004, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post It supports VST plug-ins... nice. If the...

It supports VST plug-ins... nice.

If the performance is better than Garageband, it may be one to watch, especially for the G3 crowd...

I'd be interested to hear of any feedback about this one...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2004, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,547
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Yeeeeeeeeeesssss, that's right "Simon"... ...

Yeeeeeeeeeesssss, that's right "Simon"...

My intentions are purely selfish and I was plotting to screw everybody over...

<sigh>

Thankfully there are people like you on the boards to save us...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 29th, 2004, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,547
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Sweepstakes can't be illegal can they? What...

Sweepstakes can't be illegal can they?

What does everyone think about that one?
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 29th, 2004, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,547
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Naah, Jerry man, it won't work!!... Someone,...

Naah, Jerry man, it won't work!!...

Someone, somewhere gets nailed along the line...

If there are twenty people in the list and the rollover is 4 people, the last 3 on the list (users 18, 19...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 29th, 2004, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,547
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Oookay... How about this one: We post...

Oookay...

How about this one:

We post a poll to find out how many people would like to purchase a 'ticket' for, say, a iPod 15GB or a copy of iLife 2004 (or whatever)...

- Each ticket...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 29th, 2004, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,547
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post AAAGAH!!!!! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID!!!! ...

AAAGAH!!!!!

STUPID! STUPID! STUPID!!!!

I'M THE STUPIDEST STUPID PERSON EVER!!!!

Of course the last three people in the 4 person rollover get TOTALLY FREAKIN' SCREWED!!!! JJjjjjjuuuuuust like...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 29th, 2004, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,547
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post See, now the other cool thing we could do is...

See, now the other cool thing we could do is start doing the same thing for peripherals and software?

i.e. How about these:

Apple iSight
4 user rollover
$251.85 (incl tax) = $70 per user
...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 29th, 2004, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,547
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I don't think it would be a good idea to handle...

I don't think it would be a good idea to handle anything larger than a product like the iPod - for one, I'm not sure I'd be comfortable handling larger amounts of cash and two: there's invariably...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 29th, 2004, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,547
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Maybe I could start a bank account and everyone...

Maybe I could start a bank account and everyone could just 'forward' money into it as opposed to sending cash via mail (risky)?

Perhaps we could even create a non-profit company where the...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 29th, 2004, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,547
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Well, I'd say me? I could offer everyone my...

Well, I'd say me?

I could offer everyone my home phone number, address, etc?

Everyone could verify first... Actually - MacDoc knows me fairly well too, he could vouch for me if you need a...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 29th, 2004, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,547
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Hey, we could try that on here! Someone...

Hey, we could try that on here!

Someone could post a 15GB iPod four user rollover of $130 each...

Every 1st person in a list of 4 would get a 15GB iPod for $130 Cdn. each, right?

($399.99...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 27th, 2004, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Be careful of HPs printer accuracy if you need...

Be careful of HPs printer accuracy if you need Postscript level proofing... We've had some strange occurances in the past with their interpretation...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 26th, 2004, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,877
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I did notice they have NO phone numbers to speak...

I did notice they have NO phone numbers to speak of on the site...

Although, since they claim to use Verisign, you could always contact Verisign to see if they're legitimately a vendor...?
...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 26th, 2004, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,877
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Hmmm... David - Just how sure are you? ...

Hmmm... David - Just how sure are you?

:confused:
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 25th, 2004, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Excellent you guys. Thanks for your input....

Excellent you guys.

Thanks for your input. I'll DL the resources you detailed and try this instead...

BTW: What's your take on AbiWord? Do you both use it regularly?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 24th, 2004, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,710
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I'd start by unscrewing the JetDirect card and...

I'd start by unscrewing the JetDirect card and re-seat it first. Before you reseat the card though, write down the Jetdirect address (usually printed on a sticker on the card circuit board)

Now...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 24th, 2004, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Okay X11 gurus... It appears that there's a...

Okay X11 gurus... It appears that there's a complete dearth of information regarding how on earth an average Joe™ is able to compile this (or ANY for that matter) uncompiled app and then run it...
...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 23rd, 2004, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,192
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post SURE! I'll take three iPod Minis!!! ...say,...

SURE! I'll take three iPod Minis!!!

...say, you don't want money in exchange though do you?...

:D
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 22nd, 2004, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Great! Thanks "insertclevername" - that's what I...

Great! Thanks "insertclevername" - that's what I was after...

As for the router–"macspectrum"- keep your eyes pealed, they go on sale like this every other week...

You should keep checking:
...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 22nd, 2004, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post So... my buddy calls me up from Best Buy in St....

So... my buddy calls me up from Best Buy in St. Cats the other day and tells me that he just purchased an SMC Barricade SMC7004 802.11b 4-port wireless router for $5...

Whua!???

Yep... it's one...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 18th, 2004, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,899
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I wonder how many more EhMac users would purchase...

I wonder how many more EhMac users would purchase an iPod Mini if the price was set at $249 CANADIAN!?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 18th, 2004, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,899
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Discuss. :D

Discuss.

:D
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 13th, 2004, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Apple just posted the 1.01 updater... Sounds...

Apple just posted the 1.01 updater...

Sounds pretty boring though - mostly to (quote):

"Clarifies specific alert dialogs regarding system performance."

Anywho - It's here if you want it:
...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 12th, 2004, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post errr.... or not.... graemlins/lmao.gif

errr.... or not....

graemlins/lmao.gif
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 12th, 2004, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Praise be to Steve, for he is good. :eek:

Praise be to Steve, for he is good.

:eek:
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 12th, 2004, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post My two Garageband tracks remixed and finalized: ...

My two Garageband tracks remixed and finalized:

(Comments please)

Fina (ftp://BrantfordADMIN:[email protected]/Z/Fina.mp3)

Spend! Spend! Spend!...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 11th, 2004, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Right on! Pretty balsy! Me likes!!! :D ...

Right on! Pretty balsy! Me likes!!!

:D

Check mine out, I just finished remixing it again.:

Fina (ftp://BrantfordADMIN:[email protected]/Z/Fina.mp3)
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 9th, 2004, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,077
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Do you guys realize that 21 of the 24 games you...

Do you guys realize that 21 of the 24 games you listed are/were either:

a) Out already for consoles WAAAAY before the MacOS version
b) Are due out in the next few months (Call of Duty, UT2003)...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 9th, 2004, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,077
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post ...and this, my friends, is why we have PS2,...

...and this, my friends, is why we have PS2, Gamecube and Xbox.

Use your mid-level G4's for work, use your sub-$300 consoles for games.

'nuff said.

:confused:
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 7th, 2004, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I'd go with the Phazer. Tektronix and now Xerox'...

I'd go with the Phazer. Tektronix and now Xerox' print engine is far superior to HP's - infact I'm not even sure HP's Laserjet supports true Adobe Postscript level 3. The majority of their printers...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 7th, 2004, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Ta Daaaaaaaaannnn!!!! I just remixed and...

Ta Daaaaaaaaannnn!!!!

I just remixed and finalized the track!

I just updated it today! Please download again and let me know what you think NOW!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 6th, 2004, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,453
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Dude, just run a 'find' from the menu and drag...

Dude, just run a 'find' from the menu and drag all of the dupes to the trash?!

...then before deleting the files, open iTunes, select all of the songs in your playlist and remove them. Then drag...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 6th, 2004, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,797
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post My MDD at home runs it perfectly. In fact,...

My MDD at home runs it perfectly.

In fact, all other MDD's I've upgraded run fine at work. It's just one 867DP I'm having problems with...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 6th, 2004, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,797
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Yo MacDoc... I'm having MAJOR problems with...

Yo MacDoc...

I'm having MAJOR problems with it!

Everything was running perfectly until I installed the update, now the thing will quit before the page load...

Is that what it's doing with...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 5th, 2004, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Yup, that's what I was thinking...

Yup, that's what I was thinking...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 5th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Not me... nope. Wouldn't dream of it. Naaah......

Not me... nope. Wouldn't dream of it. Naaah... errr.... hmmm... (stares at feet)... err... Nope...

:confused:
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 4th, 2004, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Motoyen... Use this: ...

Motoyen...

Use this:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/9517
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 4th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Ehmax: Read your email... I've just sent you an...

Ehmax: Read your email... I've just sent you an 'interesting proposition'...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 2nd, 2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Me likes. graemlins/heybaby.gif

Me likes.

graemlins/heybaby.gif
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 2nd, 2004, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Could be your 'Finder' or 'System' file in the...

Could be your 'Finder' or 'System' file in the System Folder...

I would recommend booting from your system installer CD, then run the Apple Disk First Aid utility.
If that doesn't work out either...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 2nd, 2004, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By Troutmagnet
Exclamation After scouring the internet for ANYTHING related...

After scouring the internet for ANYTHING related to Apple's sexy new product, I discovered a few spiffy utilities that compliment Garageband that are, in my opinion, the dog's botox (self-imposed...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 1st, 2004, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,070
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post BTW: Here's a bunch of tricks that Apple has...

BTW: Here's a bunch of tricks that Apple has posted to improve performance of Garageband:


---------------------------------------------
TOPIC
---------------------------------------------
...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 1st, 2004, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,070
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Yeah... funny you should say that about the...

Yeah... funny you should say that about the latency issue. I'm getting the same thing...

Perhaps it's a bug or something? I mean, it's the ONLY app I have loaded and I have 1GB of RAM!!

Hmmm......
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 31st, 2004, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post No musical background... well that's a lie...

No musical background... well that's a lie actually, I've been in three bands, but we never did any more than jam in a basement (I play guitar.... rather badly at that) - I played live in front of...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 31st, 2004, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post ----UPDATED SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7TH---- Fully...

----UPDATED SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7TH----

Fully remixed and finalized...

Let me know what you think:

"Fina" AAC MP4 File (Click to begin DL)...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 30th, 2004, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,381
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post HEY I'M FAMOUS...(for less than 15 minutes)... ...

HEY I'M FAMOUS...(for less than 15 minutes)...

http://www.macosrumors.com/

- I posted that site URL to MacOSRumors.com within an hour of it being posted here...

...Craig "The Expositor"...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 30th, 2004, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,392
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Get it here: ...

Get it here:

http://bitshiftaudio.fileburst.com/free_instruments.dmg.bz2

Praise be to Bitshift Audio for they are good!

:D
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 29th, 2004, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post APPLE LEGAL TO THE RESCUE!!!! :D

APPLE LEGAL TO THE RESCUE!!!!

:D
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 28th, 2004, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post See that's the problem... None of us can afford...

See that's the problem... None of us can afford it, he just likes to dangle those succulent anodized carrots in front of our collective noses - it just upsets us all and makes our wives hate us...
...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 28th, 2004, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,596
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Maybe I'll post this thread on the Quark message...

Maybe I'll post this thread on the Quark message boards...

Not that it would do any good, they're arrogance will ultimately be their undoing I believe...

Heck, maybe Apple could purchase Xpress...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2004, 06:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,381
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I'm wondering if he could find or buy just the...

I'm wondering if he could find or buy just the case somewhere?
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2004, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post ...of course, the new models are rumoured to be...

...of course, the new models are rumoured to be introduced VERY soon...

:confused:
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2004, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Might want to run it past MacDoc first, but...

Might want to run it past MacDoc first, but sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me... Here are the prices and configs:

Power Mac G5 1.6 GHz
256MB/80GB/SuperDrive/GigE/56K $1,399.00
$1,825...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2004, 05:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,381
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Possibly. But within an hour you'd be sucking up...

Possibly. But within an hour you'd be sucking up what's left of your plastic casing with a wet and dry shop vac!

:D
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2004, 05:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,381
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Possibly. But within an hour you'd be sucking up...

Possibly. But within an hour you'd be sucking up what's left of your plastic casing with a wet and dry shop vac!

:D
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2004, 05:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,381
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! HE CUT INTO THE CASING!!!...

OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! HE CUT INTO THE CASING!!!

HE ACTUALLY CUT INTO THE CASING!!

That's it...

...definitive proof that the next generation will destroy this world and all good things...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2004, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,381
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post MY EYES!!!!! MY BEAUTIFUL EYES!!!!

MY EYES!!!!!

MY BEAUTIFUL EYES!!!!
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2004, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,191
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Naah, QXP 6 will be integrated into newspapers...

Naah, QXP 6 will be integrated into newspapers 'properly' when every xtension manufacturer finally get their products to market.

The problem isn't with the stability or the feature-set in Xpress...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2004, 03:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,420
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Errr...that was blatent sarcasm, if any of you...

Errr...that was blatent sarcasm, if any of you moderators were wondering...

:D
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2004, 03:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,420
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Maybe you could pass them on to Mantat, he could...

Maybe you could pass them on to Mantat, he could pirate everyone a copy and give them back to you later...

:confused: :rolleyes:
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 27th, 2004, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Yeah I agree with GordGuide - it sounds like it's...

Yeah I agree with GordGuide - it sounds like it's missing some user files in the library folder...

Follow his advice.

As a side note: Does anyone know whether you can host the user-defined...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 27th, 2004, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 989
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post As far as I know the newest version of MS...

As far as I know the newest version of MS Entourage in OSX supports Exchange servers.

Just load in the app, fire up the prefs, enter your server IP address, the account name and password into the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2004, 05:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,420
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post The average development house creates a game...

The average development house creates a game within a 40-60,000 unit sell-through recoup. Meaning that to be successful, they only have to sell roughly 80-100,000 units to retail. When a titles sells...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2004, 05:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,420
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Seriously though... I believe every...

Seriously though... I believe every developer/publisher should enforce networked authentication before playing any game - even single player versions... I know that would have to ensure that every...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2004, 05:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,420
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post I review games for living. I get all mine...

I review games for living.

I get all mine for FREEEEEEEEE!!!

WHOOOOOOOOOooooOOoooOOOOOOoOo!

Yes, there was little point in that, but I thought I'd just take the opportunity to rub it in...
...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2004, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,191
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Good for you. Now you're all set for a job in the...

Good for you. Now you're all set for a job in the newspaper industry.

How are you with coffee?

:D
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2004, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post In OS9 the machine hangs indefinitely, then...

In OS9 the machine hangs indefinitely, then prompts you to phone Apple Technical Support.

In OSX the CD ejects and jumps into the caddy, the caddy then neatly folds itself up, polishes itself with...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2004, 05:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,182
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Well... apart from the whole iPod Mini pricing...

Well... apart from the whole iPod Mini pricing incident. But let's not go there again...

:D
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2004, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Egads Posterboy! I can't think of any other...

Egads Posterboy! I can't think of any other article that I would rather not read...
:rolleyes:
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2004, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post It won't allow you to delete a message either. ...

It won't allow you to delete a message either.

That's rather poo.

:confused:
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2004, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By Troutmagnet
Post Aaargh! Darn you Hellstern! You beat me to the...

Aaargh! Darn you Hellstern! You beat me to the punch! tongue.gif :D
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