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Forum: Apple Desktops 08-18-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By espi
Thanks, Louishen - I'll remember that....

Thanks, Louishen - I'll remember that. http://www.steamingaudio.myzen.co.uk/finnbass/thumbsup.gif
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-18-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By espi
Mac Pro 3,1 would not switch on - heat related maybe?

Today, the temperature in my part of the UK has been really high: around 32C (90F), and the room I work in is not air conditioned.

My Mac Pro had been coping admirably all morning, but by 2pm I...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 06-24-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 983
Posted By espi
Question Making an encrypted sparse image in SL - minimum size 10MB?

I am in the habit of keeping bits of sensitive info (online shopping login details, for example) in the form of a small .txt file locked in an encrypted sparse image. I create a separate image for...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 09-09-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By espi
Wow, I've lit a real firestorm of debate with...

Wow, I've lit a real firestorm of debate with this thread, haven't I? :D
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 09-08-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By espi
G4 Graphite graphics card upgrade

The Rage 128Pro graphics card in my old G4 Graphite (Sawtooth / AGP Graphics, running Leopard) is getting a bit long in the tooth. It does its job well enough, but the bearings in its cooling fan...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-25-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By espi
I bet that some clever bod out there could write...

I bet that some clever bod out there could write a patch that enables Panther to get round the issue - but let's face it, that version is so out of date now, who's going to be interested? :D
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-25-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By espi
Dagnabbit, musky! Shoulda got meself a Firewire...

Dagnabbit, musky! Shoulda got meself a Firewire drive holder. http://www.steamingaudio.myzen.co.uk/finnbass/doh.gif

Many thanks for checking it out, mate - I owe you one.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-25-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By espi
VERY good point, man: those max figures are all...

VERY good point, man: those max figures are all theoretical, aren't they. Many thanks for the offer - I shall be fascinated to find out the result.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-24-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By espi
Nobody else got any bright ideas on this one?

Nobody else got any bright ideas on this one?
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-24-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By espi
Thanks for the reply, dtravis7 I was...

Thanks for the reply, dtravis7

I was beginning to think along those lines myself until I came upon this page a few minutes ago:

Mac OS X: Mac OS Extended format (HFS Plus) volume and file...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-24-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By espi
Panther can't read an external SATA drive that was formatted HFS+ under snow Leopard

A few days ago, my 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 suffered a totally unexpected flash-bang power supply failure as soon as I switched it on. :Not-Amused: Haven't had a chance to get the thing repaired yet...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-25-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By espi
Oh, I've given up hope with him. I've lost count...

Oh, I've given up hope with him. I've lost count of the number of times I've gone round there, cleared his desktop, unclogged his OS and given him the stern lecture - only to find, a month later,...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-25-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By espi
I'm with you all the way, LIAB. My friend Pete...

I'm with you all the way, LIAB. My friend Pete the illustrator, who lives round the corner, is a chronically untidy person who treats his desktop exactly as he treats his studio: it's permanently...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 07-25-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By espi
But hang on... Maybe billwill doesn't want to...

But hang on... Maybe billwill doesn't want to send it as an attached Word document. Maybe he merely wants to copy and paste the text - or a chunk of it - into the body of an email.

Others may...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-19-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 20,261
Posted By espi
Provided your backup version is a copy of the...

Provided your backup version is a copy of the original iTunes folder structure, AFAIK iTunes shouldn't have a problem sussing it all out.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-19-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 20,261
Posted By espi
+1 to what zarathu has said. Once you've trashed...

+1 to what zarathu has said. Once you've trashed them, you'll have to "re-educate" iTunes so that it looks for the tracks on your back-up drive.

You should also change the default location of...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-17-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By espi
This is all very muddy. I think you're going to...

This is all very muddy. I think you're going to have to give us a lot more detailed info if anybody's going to be able to help you, such as:

1. Exactly what kind of Mac have you got.

2. Oh...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-17-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By espi
That's odd. It does on my G4 under both Panther...

That's odd. It does on my G4 under both Panther and Leopard.

Oh hang on - I've got it. That icon is optional. If you want it to show up in the menu bar, you do this:

1. Go to System...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 07-16-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,936
Posted By espi
I've only just stopped using my 12 year old...

I've only just stopped using my 12 year old PowerMac G4 Graphite as my main machine - and that's not because it doesn't work any more: it works just as well as the day I got it - better, in fact,...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-16-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By espi
On the menu bar, up in the top right hand side of...

On the menu bar, up in the top right hand side of your screen, you should have an icon that looks like this:

http://www.steamingaudio.myzen.co.uk/mac_forums/displays_icon.jpg

Click it. A...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-15-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By espi
Yes. Sorry about the long, technical answer,...

Yes.

Sorry about the long, technical answer, but you will ask these tricky questions! ;D
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-14-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By espi
That's good news, but the likelihood is that your...

That's good news, but the likelihood is that your operating system will still be a bit bent, so I strongly recommend that you use that applejack utility to get things ship-shape. ;)
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-14-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By espi
Re. the business of repairing your system drive:...

Re. the business of repairing your system drive: if you haven't got access to an OSX installation disk, you could download the freeware utility APPLEJACK from HERE...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 07-08-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,113
Posted By espi
Angry Adobe Flash Player security message - WHAT???

Well here's a new on on me.

I design websites. One of the sites I look after is the site for my local Blues Jam. I created it and I know the purpose of every scrap of code in it. It uses the JW...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 07-07-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By espi
Many thanks for the advice, LIAB - I'll try that....

Many thanks for the advice, LIAB - I'll try that. Just before I do so, however, could you clarify something for me? The terminal command you've given me doesn't appear to be specific to the...
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