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Forum: Schweb's Lounge 10-12-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Finished Chapter 1 last night. Ada Lovelace was...

Finished Chapter 1 last night. Ada Lovelace was indeed fascinating; a troubled genius. She had a very high opinion of herself, but it seems that opinion was justified. I'm looking forward to the rest...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 10-11-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I have to agree with the comments about Comcast's...

I have to agree with the comments about Comcast's contract workers. My wife and I moved to Colorado in late July and Comcast was our only choice for high-speed internet. It took four service calls...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 10-11-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I just downloaded this book to my iPhone 6...

I just downloaded this book to my iPhone 6 yesterday. This post put it to the top of my Next Read list. Ada sounds like she was a fascinating person.
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 10-10-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,733
Posted By Lightcraftsman
The only wifi issue I had with my iPhone 6...

The only wifi issue I had with my iPhone 6 (picked up today) was having to enter the password even after transferring my settings. Mail downloads faster and web pages load faster than on my iPhone 5....
Forum: Web Design and Hosting 10-09-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By Lightcraftsman
My wife and I signed up for Hostgator a few years...

My wife and I signed up for Hostgator a few years ago and found the tech support was terrible. The front-line techs didn't even know when one of their servers was down. We spent three days trying all...
Forum: iOS and Apps 10-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Lightcraftsman
IOS 8 works fine on my iPhone 5, the only caveat...

IOS 8 works fine on my iPhone 5, the only caveat being it takes more space on my 16GB drive so I had to delete some stuff before installing. I have an iPod Classic for my music, so it wasn't a big...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 10-08-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,228
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Sony RX-100 Mk I Funi X-E1 Fuji 14/2.8 Fuji...

Sony RX-100 Mk I
Funi X-E1
Fuji 14/2.8
Fuji 35/1.4
Fuji 60mm macro
Fuji 55-200 zoom

Thinking of upgrading the RX-100 to the new Mk III version and the X-E1 to the X-E2. The equipment I have...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 10-07-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I don't shoot macro often, but when I do I shoot...

I don't shoot macro often, but when I do I shoot in aperture priority mode so I can control the depth of field. I also use a tripod and a cable release, or set the camera to lock the mirror in up...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 09-29-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Photo Recovery for Mac has saved my files a...

Photo Recovery for Mac has saved my files a couple of times. Haven't needed it in a few years so can't speak to the latest version but it's worth a look.

Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac - Mac...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-20-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Well, that will slow things down a bit but is...

Well, that will slow things down a bit but is still an easier solution than downloading the files directly off the camera. I've shot at least 300,000 digital images in the past 13 years and have...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-20-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Instead of fighting something that is't working...

Instead of fighting something that is't working (and is a kludge anyway) just pull the SD card out of your camera and place it in the card reader of your MacBook. This will be much faster and easier...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-15-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Did anyone watch the youtube video the OP posted...

Did anyone watch the youtube video the OP posted a evidence of MacBook Pros having common black screen problems? It was an easy fix (pinched cable) on a 2007 MBP. My wife and I have owned six...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 08-29-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Apple has announced there will be no further...

Apple has announced there will be no further development of Aperture as it and iPhoto will be replaced by a single photo app next year. That should simplify your decision.
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 08-28-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 42,769
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Beautiful shots, Exodist.

Beautiful shots, Exodist.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-26-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Lightcraftsman
The people who have problems are most likely to...

The people who have problems are most likely to post. There is zero empirical evidence that hybrid drives are less reliable than old-fashioned HDDs.
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-23-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Good points. I should have added I could not...

Good points. I should have added I could not transfer my MS Office install from one computer to another because of the discount I got. Those who paid retail can probably transfer the license.
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-23-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Lightcraftsman
As I recall Microsoft allows two installs if you...

As I recall Microsoft allows two installs if you paid retail. Check the license agreement. I have MS Office on my 2009 MacBook Pro and could not transfer the license because I got the suite for $10...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-23-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Lightcraftsman
If you're going to tear into your MacBook Pro to...

If you're going to tear into your MacBook Pro to install a second drive consider getting two Toshiba 500GB hybrid drives and striping them into a RAID 0 configuration. I did this two years ago with...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 08-23-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I ditched Word for Pages two years ago and had...

I ditched Word for Pages two years ago and had zero problems opening Word files, editing them in Pages, exporting as Word and sending them to fellow university students or my professors. I didn't try...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-23-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Yeah, I finally tossed my CS3 DVDs and case...

Yeah, I finally tossed my CS3 DVDs and case today. Shoulda done it before moving to Colorado a month ago. :\
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-23-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I had to authorize the new computer to use Adobe...

I had to authorize the new computer to use Adobe CC but that only took a few seconds. Disk Warrior launched without a problem, but Data Rescue made me enter the serial number again. I don't use MS...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-22-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Lightcraftsman
I did this yesterday after my new rMBP arrived....

I did this yesterday after my new rMBP arrived. Connected the external 256GB SSD I use as the startup drive for my Mac Mini and used Migration Assistant to move my apps, files and preferences. Took...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-19-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By Lightcraftsman
Unless you plan to do a lot of video editing you...

Unless you plan to do a lot of video editing you won't need the 4GB graphics card. Get the stock configuration with the i5 processor and 8GB RAM then order 16GB RAM from OWC or your preferred...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 08-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,871
Posted By Lightcraftsman
The Mac Mini is not comparable to the...

The Mac Mini is not comparable to the top-of-the-line RMBP graphics card. That said, I have some drum scanned 4x5 and medium format files on my 2012 Mac Mini that are 3GB with layers and the Mini...
Forum: Music, Audio, and Podcasting 10-01-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By Lightcraftsman
That is a possibility. Can you take it to an...

That is a possibility. Can you take it to an Apple Store for testing?
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