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MacOS X a dog or just in need of a good bitch slap?

Dr Phred's Avatar Picture Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 10, 2007 10:05AM Reply Quote
Can't keep a good topic down....

owned by the mothership.

Cloudscout – April 02, 2008 06:10PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
If a lifetime of watching cartoons has taught me anything, that chirping sound means you have just been clobbered by a blunt object to the head. Look around and tell me if you see ghostly birds and/or twinkling stars swirling around your head.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – April 03, 2008 02:50AM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
does disk utility say anything about smart status?

Madaracs – April 03, 2008 04:47AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Ok, I've got some things to check. But the chirping is an actual electronic noise coming through my speakers. Not a drive making a weird noise...

Madaracs – April 03, 2008 04:48AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
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rino
Oh, I've got issues!

I deserved that. ;-)

Dr Phred (Moderator) – April 03, 2008 07:59AM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
do you hear the chirps even with the speakers muted?

stan adams – April 03, 2008 11:40AM Reply Quote
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tom
Chirping can indicate a hard drive going bad.

...or the first hungry hatchlings of spring. Insert YouTube video here...

El Jeffe – April 03, 2008 11:46AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
my imac g5 has chirped since day one. Still chirping. Still going.

What a journey.

Madaracs – April 10, 2008 05:00AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
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Dr Phred
do you hear the chirps even with the speakers muted?

Nah. But it went away.

Madaracs – April 10, 2008 05:01AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
This morning I did the:

Aluminum Keyboard Firmware Update 1.0:

This firmware update addresses an issue with the aluminum Apple Keyboard and the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard where a key may repeat unexpectedly while typing. The update also addresses other issues. Mac OS X 10.5.2 is required before installing this update.

The update package will install an updater application into the Applications/Utilities folder and will launch it automatically.

Connect your aluminum Apple Keyboard before following the instructions in the updater application to complete the update process.

If you are installing from a MacBook or a MacBook Pro, your computer's power cord must be connected and plugged into a working power source.

Cloudscout – April 10, 2008 06:43PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I'm trying to download some files from a website that are between 20 and 50 MB each using Safari on my MacBook Pro. I'm saving the files to an SMB share on a Windows server. As soon as I start the download, Safari goes into Beachball mode until the download has completed. I can't do anything else in Safari until the file is done downloading. Anybody else seen this behavior? It doesn't happen if I download the files to my local drive. Only when I download them to a Windows share.

monyschuk – April 10, 2008 07:29PM Reply Quote
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If a lifetime of watching cartoons has taught me anything, that chirping sound means you have just been clobbered by a blunt object to the head. Look around and tell me if you see ghostly birds and/or twinkling stars swirling around your head.

Also make sure to look up and check to see if an anvil is headed towards you - that *really* hurts and can leave your body twisted into a zig-zag, accordion shape.

Cloudscout – April 10, 2008 08:07PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Mr. Onyschuk! Glad to see you made it to the new place here.

Cloudscout – April 10, 2008 08:12PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I decided to do another test. I downloaded a file in Safari and saved it to an AFP share on my Mac mini. I didn't get a beachball this time but Safari did become noticeably less responsive. Switching between tabs or using [CMD]+[`] to switch between windows exhibited substantial delays.

I think Safari and/or Leopard's file redirectors need some serious thread optimizations.

bahamut – April 10, 2008 09:19PM Reply Quote
or it could be a rodent problem. take a look, it's not like it hasn't happened before.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_mouse_printer_jam.htm

Madaracs – April 13, 2008 06:05AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
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monyschuk
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I don't know you, but I'd like to take a moment to compliment you on your Orson Wellsian goatee.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/13/2008 06:05AM by Madaracs.

monyschuk – April 13, 2008 07:13AM Reply Quote
Thanks - wearing it for my girlfriend who's quite taken by it :D

-M

El Jeffe – April 13, 2008 07:22AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
you look surprisingly like a cousin of mine.

What a journey.

johnny k – April 13, 2008 12:55PM Reply Quote
If you didn't look Ukrainian before, you sure do now, Mark.
How do you feel about ObjC 2.0?

John Willoughby – April 13, 2008 01:20PM Reply Quote
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monyschuk – April 15, 2008 02:13AM Reply Quote
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johnny k
If you didn't look Ukrainian before, you sure do now, Mark.
How do you feel about ObjC 2.0?

:) Objective C 2.0's great - I'm really liking how it's cut down code size for a lot of my work. I've been fooling around with Nu as well recently. With a bit more work and perhaps some better editing tools (the tail-end closing parentheses can get out of hand pretty quick) it looks like it has potential as a scripted front-end to the language.

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