zwarbot

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  1. I just wanted to make an extra comment about the Pre-Applecare checklist. With regards to setting up an new user account for the purpose of checking faults, I think its a MUST to make a new user account when your mac is working fine. I have seen a couple of issues crop up that would not allow me to see the desktop, so making a new user then is out of the question. Make a new user while you can, give it full admin access rights & then don't use it & have it ready to go when trying to trouble shoot. The way I operate is; I setup an account called Admin when I first installed OSX, this has the full access & I then I setup another user as my name & this is what I use for day to day running. Hope this helps.
  2. Do you mean how to get from the code on the website, to a working Applescript? or explain more what the Applescript code does? Happy to help either way.
  3. I'll add my thumbs up for the MBP C2D! Its the laptop I have long been waiting for.. upgrading from a Pismo G3 500! Why did I wait? Well I needed a lot of boxes ticked. Here are the things I was waiting for in a laptop: - Intel Chip - 64 bit Intel Chip - Built in iSight - 256MB Video card - Front Row - Firewire 800 - Matt Screen. - High Max Ram So as you can see the Macbook Pro C2D delivered specs that might even last as long as the Pismo did, 6 years!
  4. My Wife's MacBook suffers from loosing the wireless connection when waking from sleep, & Its totally got something to do with the Macbook. As I can connect with my MBP to the Airport BS fine at the time. So as an idea (might be a long shot?? ) I am going to disable the IPv6 settings & see what difference that makes. If others can try it will be interesting to see what happens. Its in Sys Prefs > Network > Airport > Configure > TCP/IP tab > Configure IPv6 button at the bottom > OFF. Hope this helps.
  5. You should check out Hamachi software. It is loads easier to setup than OSXVNC (Vine) & Putty SSH tunnels. It also has a client for Windows Linux & Mac. You can get the Mac client from HamachiX site. It works so that when running the machines are connected as if they are on the same LAN. So all sorts of things work, iTunes Music sharing, VNC, SpyMe etc.. Hope this helps.
  6. I know this is not giving you an answer to why your automount is not working, however I use an applescript applicaiton in my login items to mount drives. Here is an example for you to customise if you want to try another way. try --Check to see if the mac is on with ping set ping_result to (do shell script "ping -c 1 192.168.0.x") -- If Mac is on; ask which drive to mount, then mount that drive display dialog "Which drive do you want to mount?" buttons ["Drive1", "Drive2", "Drive3"] if button returned of result is "Drive1" then tell application "Finder" mount volume "afp://username1:passwd1@192.168.0.x/Drive1" end tell else if button returned of result is "Drive2" then tell application "Finder" mount volume "afp://username2:passwd2@192.168.0.x/Drive2" end tell else tell application "Finder" mount volume "afp://username3:passwd3@192.168.0.x/Drive3" end tell end if --If Mac is off; error 2 is returned, display the message on error errStatement number errNum if (errNum = 2) then display dialog "No response was received. Make sure Mac is awake." end if end try
  7. I have found that the software HamachiX, which is free VPN software & SpyMe is a great way to have access to files & control of a remote computer. HamachiX is a GUI interface for Hamachi which currently only has Windows & Linux client. You can start the clients on both machines & login in to your own private VPN. The macs then find each other on the network, so its like they are on the same local network in the same room. From there any VNC or SpyMe screen control program can then be used to control the remote mac. Here are the software links: Hamachi: http://www.hamachi.cc/ HamachiX: http://hamachix.spaceants.net/download.html SpyMe: http://www.readpixel.com/spyme/
  8. I think SpyMe is OSX only. Your best bet is to install a VNC server on the PC. Then use, as Adam advised, Chicken of the VNC to control the PC. If your PC is not on the same network, (ie at work), you still could install & run Hamachi on the PC to take care of the VPN. This way you can use the unsecure VNC protocol over the secure Hamachi VPN connection. Hope this helps.
  9. I saw this in the iTunes 7 installer: Bring on the iTunes Phone!
  10. I used the Monster iClean as well. Its good. I like the small travel size kit.
  11. You won't have to. PPC machines will still be fine & supported for another 3-4 years yet. I still use my Pismo G3-500 Powerbook which is now 6 years old!
  12. Wow! this is great. I am impressed with the specs for price. I wonder what the gloss screen is like?? I love the black! Wonder if its the same material they used to used for the Pismo Powerbooks?
  13. Do you have a bootable backup of your system? I had a similar issue with one of my systems, but since I have been using SuperDuper was able to reboot out of the messed up clone onto my Main system drive and keep working. I then re-did the clone to clear the errors. Sorry I wasn't able to fix it another way.
  14. Yes it does. You can find out more about Mac systems here
  15. I have used OSX on my Powerbook Pismo (G3-500) which is spec'd less than the iBook in question since OSX.1 With every update ie 10.1 to 10.4, my Pismo has run faster than the time before. Its amazing really, that an old system gets better the longer I own it. Compare that with a Windows PC, the longer I own it the slower it goes.
  16. H.264 is very impressive. Check out the latest Macbreak videos. Ok so they don't play on the iPod, but neither does Divx. Also check out the crazy small file sizes.
  17. There is also the Swatch Internet Beat. I am a big fan of the swatch beat. This is a time concept that makes loads of sense for people that spend lots of time on the internet meeting & talking to people all over the world as there are no timezones. An advanced description & all you would want to know is covered here Basic concept is the Central European Time (UTC+1) 24hours is divided into 1000 beats, and the beats are counted up from Midnight. Its the same time for everyone ie @675 reads that time for anyone who is using a swatch beat clock. So if I wanted to chat to someone online & we both have swatch beat clocks (an OSX widget for me) I just say see you online @454. Easy!
  18. From what I am hearing & making a leap of faith theory, I think Apple will use the p2p (Peer-to-Peer) technology to distribute movies via iTunes. Rumours heard: Apple will use a reward opt-in scheme for people who help share the upload of a movie once its downloaded to thier machine. (Standard p2p principle of good sharing karma). So you may get some sort of points to discount your next purchase in the iTMS. Why do I think this.. 1. Bandwidth costs - It has been long rumoured that Apple loses money on every song sold in the iTunes Music store due to Bandwidth costs, but make it up most likely in iPod sales. Movies will only get worse & most likely cannot use the same model as music. 2. Lots of Retail locations - One of the main issues with p2p is the initial seeding, however Apple has an advantage in that it can seed out a movie from a main server to all the local Retail stores. They know the store servers are always on, can control the release & be the initial large base of seeders. 3. Control of code for client software - Can be all built seamlessly into iTunes backend, (or Frontrow). The person would see no difference, only the rewards points total which would go up the longer the person left the computer on after a download. 4. Mac Mini Media Center - Apple can easily been seen to making the Mac Mini into a Media Center. So now with a device in the living room which is on for extended periods while movies are watched, can be in the background helping to spread the high bandwidth costs of distributing movies. I personally can't wait for Apple to implement this & hope they do.
  19. Good point Morn, I have edited my post to reflect the change. Apple's own p2p makes sense, since Apple won't want to use an open standard.
  20. Wow, you have been upgraded & 448kbps Upload Great stuff! So whats the secret, How do I get 8Mbps? I have been on 2Mbps which has been working well. I just did the "register my interest" on the BTbroadband website.
  21. My wife brought the Canon 350D. She is just starting out in the hobby of Photography. Its a lighter camera than the Nikon D70 & larger sensor which were the main reasons for her buying it. Takes great pictures & imports well to iPhoto.
  22. Just wanted to ad my vote for no images. I have always liked the systems summary in peoples posts, it helps knowing this when trying to trouble shoot problems.
  23. This is also the day that the Red Hot Chilli Peppers new Album goes on sale, which as you may know, Apple has pushed on iTunes with pre-orders & ticket sales for the concert. So the packaging may be for RHCP signage. I myself hope its the Macbook.
  24. Not that I can remember. The website above has been the best info I have found about printer sharing to Windows.
  25. I guess its time for the Black Sticky tape