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Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-11-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,682
Posted By djdawson
Have you tried using Disk Utility to make an...

Have you tried using Disk Utility to make an image of the device (not the partition)? I've not done exactly what you describe, but I have successfully used Disk Utility to clone single-partition Mac...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 03-11-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By djdawson
Well, you can disable address completion entirely...

Well, you can disable address completion entirely in the Mail prefs, but that also turns off completion of addresses in your address book so it might be more limiting than you want. Otherwise it...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 03-10-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,288
Posted By djdawson
I've got a few routers, including the previous...

I've got a few routers, including the previous generation of the Airport Extreme, and my brother has a Cisco/Linksys E3000. From what I know of my Airport and what I've seen of the E3000 I actually...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 02-06-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,695
Posted By djdawson
I just saw an article in the latest Macworld...

I just saw an article in the latest Macworld magazine with someone having a similar problem. Their suggestion was to reset the cable modem, since sometimes they get weird about handing out addresses...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 02-04-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By djdawson
I've used the free, open source "photorec"...

I've used the free, open source "photorec" utility before with pretty good luck. As long as you don't write anything to the drive in question you can try several utilities without risk of losing...
Forum: Apple Desktops 02-04-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By djdawson
I'd run the extended hardware tests. They're on...

I'd run the extended hardware tests. They're on one of the system install disks that came with the computer - just hold the "D" key down while you boot from it.
Forum: Apple Desktops 02-04-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By djdawson
According to Apple you don't need to worry about...

According to Apple you don't need to worry about this message:

Mac OS X: Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions messages that you can safely ignore (http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1448)

You can...
Forum: OS X - Development and Darwin 02-02-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By djdawson
Well, I don't use zsh, but I did some poking...

Well, I don't use zsh, but I did some poking around and it appears that the %m formatting string is the short version of the machine's name - the part up to the first "." in the fully qualified...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-31-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By djdawson
I've heard that freezing actually does help...

I've heard that freezing actually does help sometimes, so it's not a crazy thing to try. I've also heard of people putting the drive in an external enclosure and leaving it in the freezer and just...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 01-31-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By djdawson
Sounds more like a routing problem to me. I'd do...

Sounds more like a routing problem to me. I'd do a "netstat -r" in the Terminal or the "netstat" tab in the Network Utility and see if you have multiple default routes. If the wireless connection...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-30-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,321
Posted By djdawson
Yes, that clicking sound is a bad sign that the...

Yes, that clicking sound is a bad sign that the drive is, indeed, failing, and no, it's not unusual for it to be intermittent. It's good you have a backup, since you're almost certainly gonna need...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 01-30-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By djdawson
You might also try the "Keychain First Aid"...

You might also try the "Keychain First Aid" option under the KeyChain Access application menu. Sometimes that fixes minor issues like this.
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 01-30-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By djdawson
The trick is to use a different port number for...

The trick is to use a different port number for one of them. The default port for VNC is 5900, which is probably the port number you configured to forward through your router. If you set up another...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-30-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,480
Posted By djdawson
You can also use the install disks to reset your...

You can also use the install disks to reset your password in case you forget it, though there are other methods for doing that as well.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-30-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By djdawson
Just to clarify, the most recent major OS upgrade...

Just to clarify, the most recent major OS upgrade from Apple was $29, presumably because it was mostly a "stability" release without a lot of new features, but all the major upgrades before that were...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 01-30-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By djdawson
You can do this with Audio Hijack Pro by...

You can do this with Audio Hijack Pro by monitoring the system sound and applying a gain. You can also apply a whole bunch of other effects, too, such as an equalizer, etc.

HTH
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-29-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,893
Posted By djdawson
Startup processes can be configured in a few...

Startup processes can be configured in a few places, including the LaunchAgents and LaunchDaemons folders mentioned previously but also in their /System/Library/ counterparts. Also, the old...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-29-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By djdawson
Yes, that was almost certainly a scam. All...

Yes, that was almost certainly a scam. All computers these days come pre-loaded with certs from all the reputable sites, and they will be updated when needed when you do a software update (they...
Forum: Apple Desktops 01-29-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,292
Posted By djdawson
You could try changing between Rich Text and...

You could try changing between Rich Text and Plain Text and see if that helps.
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 01-29-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By djdawson
I've never noticed this before because I usually...

I've never noticed this before because I usually just ignore the Last Import group, but it seems to behave the way you describe on both Mac's I tested with. I tried poking around in the various...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 01-29-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,762
Posted By djdawson
I'd be inclined to try resetting Safari, since a...

I'd be inclined to try resetting Safari, since a lot of stuff can get cached that won't get deleted just by removing and reinstalling the app. You could also try creating a new user account and see...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 01-29-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,646
Posted By djdawson
You'll find bad reviews of every product, but...

You'll find bad reviews of every product, but some seem to have more that others. The Drobo has a lot of fans, but it's kind of expensive. If you haven't already you might want to check out...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 01-29-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,171
Posted By djdawson
I don't have any first-hand experience with any...

I don't have any first-hand experience with any Mac books, but I've heard people say good things about the "Missing Manual" series. I'm sure there are several other good ones as well - I'd suggest...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-28-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By djdawson
First, it would have been a good idea to make a...

First, it would have been a good idea to make a backup copy of the com.apple.mail.plist file before you made any changes, since that would have made it trivial to fall-back. Yes, you can delete that...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 01-28-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,171
Posted By djdawson
This is a really open-ended question, since...

This is a really open-ended question, since "netstat" shows a bunch of different things. However, if you just want to see which process is using a currently open connection/session you can use the...
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