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by jwpacker
April 27th, 2010, 11:21 am
Forum: iPhone & iPad Discussion
Topic: What iDevices do you own?
Replies: 111
Views: 37227

Re: What iDevices do you own?

Well, if we talk about all Apple devices as iDevices, we currently have two eMacs in the basement, the wife's white Macbook, my black Macbook, an iBook G3 that's usually just a wireless print server, an iPod mini in pink, an iPod (30gb?) and a PowerMac 6400. The iPod gets occasional use, but we're m...
by jwpacker
June 8th, 2008, 3:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge
Topic: What is wrong with this picture?
Replies: 17
Views: 7072

Re: What is wrong with this picture?

Maybe they photoshopped a white Macbook? Though let's be honest, it looks more like a Fujitsu with that high-gloss lid.
by jwpacker
May 15th, 2008, 9:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge
Topic: tornado
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: tornado

Holy cow, that's terrifying!

Closest we've ever come to that here in Colorado was a tornado that blew past about ten miles out. All that one did was tear off some shingles on the houses about five subdivisions east of us.

I can't imagine driving into it, though.
by jwpacker
May 9th, 2008, 7:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Beige G3 Lives On!
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Beige G3 Lives On!

Just found myself in possession of a 266 G3 beige desktop this afternoon. It's in really wonderful shape, 320MB of RAM and I think a 6 GB hard drive. It has the "Wings" personality card, so it has audio and video in and out, though my understanding is that that only works in the Classic OS...
by jwpacker
April 29th, 2008, 8:11 pm
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: Display Risers
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: Display Risers

What do you think of this one? I had one at my office, before I upgraded to a 24" HP monitor with built in height adjustments. http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StaplesProductDisplay?zipCode=80022&jspStoreDir=Staples&ci_sku=648007&catalogId=10051&errorUrl=zipcode&...
by jwpacker
April 29th, 2008, 3:19 pm
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: Airport hardware problems
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Airport hardware problems

I've also heard that it's possible to think you have the antenna attached, but it's only partially conected. Press down on the antenna connector and see if you can't get a second "snap" out of it to ensure it's really seated. It will help immensely, from my recollections.
by jwpacker
April 29th, 2008, 3:16 pm
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: iMac G5 a lemon - Apple comes through
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: iMac G5 a lemon - Apple comes through

They do seem to take their lumps when they make a mistake. G5 iMacs, the old eMac capacitor problem. When something isn't right, they do seem to do their level best to make it so. My wife's Macbook had to be taken in twice in the first six months - random shutdown error. They replaced the logic boar...
by jwpacker
April 25th, 2008, 7:28 pm
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: Printing Slides in Keynote
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Printing Slides in Keynote

Well, spread it around! It's one of those "probably documented but who reads the documentation anyway" features, and I know it took us by surprise that there was an answer to the question that didn't involve Powerpoint.
by jwpacker
April 25th, 2008, 4:13 pm
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: Printing Slides in Keynote
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Printing Slides in Keynote

I know it's been forever, Cheryl, but did you ever get an answer to your question? Because the answer is to print the Keynote presentation, click the down-arrow button next to to the printer name and open the advanced options. There, tell it you want to print a handout, set it to no more than three ...
by jwpacker
April 25th, 2008, 10:19 am
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: cd rw the big floppy
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: cd rw the big floppy

On a Windows machine, you could use it a as a multisession CD, and effectively use it as though it were a floppy. I'm not aware of a modern Mac OS X implementation, though in the Classic OS there was WriteCD-RW: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macos/11957.
by jwpacker
April 25th, 2008, 10:08 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: EmpowerBook
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

Re: EmpowerBook

If our home office wasn't part of our greatroom, and my wife wouldn't kill me for putting a desktop on the partner desk that we use our Macbooks on together, I would so buy an SE/30 off of eBay and use it for my writing. Lord knows, when I was in college, those were the machines to get onto when you...
by jwpacker
April 24th, 2008, 12:48 pm
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: Matte or Glossy?
Replies: 12
Views: 8192

Re: Matte or Glossy?

I've yet to be convinced that the glossy displays are anything other than a gimmick. Have you used both side by side? I can't say I'm comparing apples and oranges, but I use matte displays on my PC at work and on the external montior it's hooked up to. And a glossy on my Macbook. And while the Macb...
by jwpacker
April 24th, 2008, 12:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Where PC Makers Go Wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Where PC Makers Go Wrong

Two areas that I could definitely see them innovating are the current craze for MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) - I, for one, hate most of them - the screens are too small and the input devices too cumbersome. If someone were, instead, to put together a MID with a bluetooth headset that also included...
by jwpacker
April 24th, 2008, 11:00 am
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: Replace optical drive with HDD in Powerbook?
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Replace optical drive with HDD in Powerbook?

As cool as the second drive would be, I'd be even happier if someone figured out how to lodge a second battery in there -- one that would be in the unit all the time, to supplement the user removable one. Go all Pismo on it, as it were.
by jwpacker
April 24th, 2008, 10:59 am
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: What does everybody think about the macbook air?
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: What does everybody think about the macbook air?

Were I in a position to own a Mac Pro, I would say that the Air is exactly the companion I would want for it, for portability. But that would mean that I had nearly $5K to invest in computers when my little $1K Macbook is probably overkill. I think that the Air will do better than the nay-sayers thi...
by jwpacker
April 24th, 2008, 10:54 am
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: MacBook Air External DVD on Other Macs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: MacBook Air External DVD on Other Macs?

This won't work because the cable on the MBA Superdrive is built in . But would it work, do you think, if someone were to have an adpater that had two USB connectors that fed into a single female USB A interface? Like this one, for example: http://www.amazon.com/USB-Power-Adapter-Y-Cable/dp/B000JIO...
by jwpacker
April 24th, 2008, 10:47 am
Forum: Mac Discussion
Topic: Matte or Glossy?
Replies: 12
Views: 8192

Re: Matte or Glossy?

I purchased glossy, and had no choice as I bought a Macbook. And I love it. The reflections that you do get are barely noticable, and tend to fade into the periphery when you're focussed on something in the foreground.

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