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About Jawko

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  1. Yeah - I hear spinning - I assume it's connected - it's the internal one so no real way for me to check it out. What really sucks is that this Mac sat in a box at my place of work for about 2 years before someone decided to have me set it up for a media server. So it's really only been running for a couple of months.
  2. Greetz - I've got a 1.8 GHZ G5 PowerPC iMac w/ 1Gig. When I boot it up I get a small folder w/ an alternating question mark and Mac 'smiley face' icon. I went to do a Tiger reinstall and when it got to the 'Select destination volume' step there was no Harddrive icon to select. I went into Disk utility to see if it needed a repair and again the harddrive wasn't there. Finally I went to select the start-up volume and only the DVD was available - not the harddrive. I'm at a loss. Any ideas? I reset the PRAM already. The harddrive just isn't showing up when I have to select the destination volume for an install. Thanks! Jawko
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    Got an email from Apple saying my pre-order was shipped today! W00t!
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    Wireless network problems

    Guess I'll take 'er in and get it checked out. Thanks for the response. I hope they can fix it fairly quickly. I hate to be be without it.
  5. Greetz... I have a PowerBook G4 and a PowerMac G5 both on my wireless Airport Extreme network. All are up-to-date with current drivers. My problems is with the powerbook. It doesn't get a good signal is it is opened past more then 45 degrees. If I have it open to 90 degrees or more and try to connect to my network, I get a full "4 bar" connection for about 5 seconds then it starts to drop off and eventually will end up at "1 bar". If I close the powerbook half-way down after it drops off, the signal tends to come back to full strength. It makes no difference where in my place I am so I am sure there is no interference. I am thinking maybe the built-in wireless antenna is loose? Has anybody else had this problem? The G5 hooks up solid all the time. Also, I have been having some problems with my bluetooth mouse connecting to the laptop. Could these issues be related? Does the position of the screen make a difference? Thanks for any help/
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    Finder issue

    Disregard - I figured it out. Y
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    Finder issue

    Greetz... I am running 10.3.9. There are times that I delete files shortly after downloading them. Normally I go into the "download window" and click on the little magnifying glass to save some time locating the file. This brings up it's location in the finder. Normally when I open a new finder the "delete" button, which I added, is available. However, when I get sent to the finder via the magnifying glass the entire finder is opened in the "hide toolbar" view requiring me to show the toolbar before getting to the delete icon. Any ideas why?
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    burning dvd copies

    I use a program called popcorn. It will compress a large video so it fits on one 4.7G DVD or allow you to just burn the main movie and save on compression.
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    Update a mac not on the net

    OK thanks - that is what I was afraid of... Jawko
  10. Greetz... I've got an iMac at work that I'm not allowed to hook up to the net (don't ask)! However I also have one at home. How can I update my work mac w/o downloading all the updates from Apple.com, copying them to a disk, then bringing the disk into work. Does the home mac save all of updates that it has had somewhere on its drive? Thanks! Jawko
  11. For my fellow metalheads. Metallica has released all of it's studio albums and the Some Kind of Monster EP on iTunes. The first 4 albums (if you don't know which ones they are, don't ask) have 2 live bonus tracks only available when you purchase the entire album. From the site: At 12:01 AM, on Tuesday July 25th, we will begin offering our music on the iTunes Music Store, a Cupertino, CA based upstart outfit, who we feel may very well have a bright future . . . . Over the last year or so, we have seen an ever-growing number of Metallica fans using online sites like iTunes to get their music. So, in continuing with the tradition of offering our albums for sale online (which we've been doing for a few years through various sites), as well as making our live concerts available for download in their entirety (through the livemetallica.com site), we are now offering fans the opportunity to obtain our songs individually. Since many fans already have our albums in one form or another, but might still want to check out the digital versions, we decided to throw a couple of previously unreleased live tracks (Seattle, '89) on to each of the first four albums (Kill 'Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, & ...And Justice For All). We chose these four because, unlike the more recent releases, we were only capable of writing 8-9 songs for each of these albums! Oh, and by the way, the iTunes Music Stores in the U.S. and Canada are the only ones that will be offering Metallica. This is unfortunately due to the fact that our record company overseas doesn't seem to want to play ball with us on this at the moment. Hopefully this will get sorted out ASAFP, but we didn't want our fans in North America to have to wait any longer while our overseas record company tries to get their shit together! So on Happy Tuesday, fire up your iTunes, your iPods and whatever else you've got, like we do, and enjoy iMetallica! Horns UP! m/ Jawko
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    Backing up iTunes song info

    Nope - it just copies your files right on over. No compression or anything.
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    Backing up iTunes song info

    Yeah - silverkeeper will do more then just back it up. It will make the two drives identical. If I delete, say, Ice, Ice Bay from my iTunes folder, Silverkeeper will make sure it isn't taking up space on my external drive next time I sync them up. It's really convenient - and free. The software came with my LaCie and I've been using it for a year or two with no complaints... Jawko :twisted:
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    Backing up iTunes song info

    Silverkeeper useses something called "sets" - I have a set for my itunes library, my photos and then for some other generic folders. When I want to back my stuff up SilverKeeper weill compare the data on my Mac and what I have on my external. Here is the info from the HELP page. Backup will copy a folder and its contents from a source folder to a destination folder. The destination folder is usually on another drive. Never edit your Backup files on the destination drive or location, as they will then become a more current version than the original. Each time the Backup operation is run, the following steps will be performed: copy new files from source to destination copy updated (newer) files from source to destination if any file was deleted from the source folder, it will be removed from the destination folder ask before copying file from source to destination if a newer file is found on the destination ask before copying file from source to destination if file has same date but different size Backup All will perform the Backup Action on all defined SilverKeeper Sets. Synchronize will copy a folder and its contents between a source folder and a destination folder so the result will have the same files on both the source folder and the destination folder. Each time the Synchronize operation is run, the following steps will be performed: copy new files from source to destination copy new files from destination to source if same named file is present on both source and destination, ask user before copying newer file from source to destination if same named file is present on both source and destination, ask user before copying newer file from destination to source if same named file with same date is present on both source and destination, but sizes are different, ask user before copying file Compare will verify that the files within a folder are the same between the source and destination. First, dates are checked, and if date/time are the same, contents are also compared, so this could take some time. This function will verify that source and destination folders are identical. This is a non-destructive comparison. Restore is the reverse of Backup. Direction is from Destination to Source. Be careful so that you don't overwrite copies of files you wish to keep. You can either have silverkeeper do it ona set schedule or do it manually. So back to my original topic AM I out of luck?
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    Backing up iTunes song info

    Whoops! I am using Silverkeeper to keep my external and internal HD's the same. I've actually only been copying the actual songs. Am I out of luck? Thanks for the info though - I'll start backing up that file as well.... Jawko