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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 08, 2007 01:51AM Reply Quote
Well, why not? this is a community, after all.

tliet – February 23, 2008 01:21PM Reply Quote
Zapping the PRAM still works doesn't it?

Reordering extensions to resolve extension conflicts is pretty much an extinct art. As was pumping up the memory usage by opening up the applications' properties with Get Info.

Mighty Mouse – February 24, 2008 04:27PM Reply Quote

I'm not exactly sure why that is Apple's policy, but I'm not aware of anything we've ever sold at an edu discount that was eligible for an upgrade priced upgrade. I also think a contributing factor this time around was the drop in price of Aperture.

Anyway, my apologies for the confusion. The lack of eligibility for edu upgrades is noted on the Trial purchase form, but not anywhere else. Tried to get that changed, but to my knowledge it has not happened yet.

rino – February 24, 2008 06:12PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Well. I really like Aperture and want it to be my tool of choice but now I'm out 100 bucks with no recourse. This was a dumb mistake and I truly don't want to spend even two minutes on the phone arguing. It's just not worth my time but I would like my 100 dollars back. I've posted it on Amazon and eBay. For fucks sake is this the way to treat customers?

Anyone need an upgrade license? Anyone know someone who is considering upgrading?
Aperture 2.0 upgrade, NON-ACADEMIC VERSION ONLY, free shipping and 85.00

FWIW: I've upgraded Adobe products in the past.

El Jeffe – February 24, 2008 06:18PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
eBay is ALWAYS a recourse. Might lose SOME but not ALL of that cost.

What a journey.

rino – February 24, 2008 06:19PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Anyone know of a retail shrink wrapping service?
If it is in the plastic wrap it should be fine to return.

It's a hideous thing they do this. I'm thoroughly pissed.

Ahh, bingo: http://www.maineshipping.com/shrink-wrap.html

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ddt – February 24, 2008 08:54PM Reply Quote
your local independent bookstore might have their own shrinkwrap machine, rino. we had one in a place i worked -- shrinkwrapped the boss's half-full coffee cup, getting it just right, so the wrap was almost invisible. was really funny watching her try to take a sip three times but being met with an invisible barrier.


Madaracs – February 25, 2008 10:25AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Isn't Zapping the PRAM one of those Obsolete Skills?

That list is full of items I don't consider "Obsolete". Zapping the PRAM is certainly still a viable trouble shooting step on a Mac, therefore not obsolete. For instance, adjusting the color, contrast and/or brightness on a TV set. Maybe you don't need to do that. But the skill is certainly not 'obsolete'. Laziness should not dictate the lack of need for skill.

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rino – February 25, 2008 11:47AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Hahaha ... OK boss.
I was kidding around. Have not had zapping PRAM do anything for me in a long, long time.
Here's the contents of PRAM in OS X but it looks like an incomplete list:

Picture adjustments on the other hand ... I can see those! I have multiple modes for different viewing scenarios on my TV and computer.

Mokers (Moderator) – February 25, 2008 12:20PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I have an interesting problem with a new MacBook Pro. Whenever somebody plugs in an external projector, it crashes. However, there is only one specific projector that exhibits this behavior. Plugging in an external monitor or any other projector doesn't cause the problem (hard crash, won't even respondo keyboard input/reset). Anybody hear of anything like this before?

stan adams – February 25, 2008 12:24PM Reply Quote
Big question would be does this projector provoke bad behavior with any other computer? If so then that strongly suggests bad projector. If not then I might try and track down an identical projector and see if it induces the same freeze in the same MBP -- maybe the display timing/sync query is just out of spec enough that the MBP is stuck trying to choose between two (or more) bad options. Can you set the thing to be "locked" to a standard resolution?

John Willoughby – February 25, 2008 03:00PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
My wife was having odd problems with her MBP graphics; she'd upgraded to 10.5.2 but hadn't subsequently downloaded the graphics updater. All better after the graphics were updated. Probably not your problem, but just in case.

Cloudscout – February 25, 2008 04:37PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I finally upgraded my Mac mini to Leopard. It's nice to be able to use Screen Sharing on this machine now but I'm running into a weird problem when I connect to my Mac Pro from the Mac mini. It works fine at first... I connect and I get the wide window showing both of my screens on the Mac Pro but if I click on the View menu to select just screen number 1, the display changes and suddenly starts acting strange. The screen twitches and flashes. If I hit the green gumdrop, it shrinks to a smaller window and suddenly works fine. I can drag the window larger and it still works, but if I hit the gumdrop again to maximize the window, it goes back to glitching. It's not something that will really cause problems for me but it's a bit odd.

El Jeffe – February 25, 2008 05:26PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
join the club on screen sharing being WEIRD.

What a journey.

Madaracs – February 26, 2008 12:09PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
All of my screen sharing between iMacs and Mac Minis is good. I wonder if it has something to do with the powerful graphics controller not being able to be driven just right on the Mini? Or more likely the split screen itself? Try turning off one of the displays on the graphics card and using it.

Cloudscout – February 26, 2008 03:23PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I'm far too lazy to try that. I've spent enough time troubleshooting on that machine. I can live with the way things are now.

El Jeffe – February 27, 2008 11:48AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
No one asked for this, just thought I'd share. Probably old news/skills for some (tomierna).

Anyway, I've been living the world media life recently. Only puzzle piece I could not crack was BBC iPlayer (on demand tv show replays).


It KNOWS if your IP is NOT UK and blocks it.

I had heard but never trusted or tried to use proxy servers in the past. My first attempt was good. I found one that must have a heckuva bandwidth. I can watch streaming BBC shows now!

Simple settings:

This one for instance.. with NUDITY!


What a journey.

El Jeffe – February 27, 2008 12:01PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
funny - watching that show there, I have never heard of Cadbury flake or their ads.

What a journey.

El Jeffe – March 03, 2008 08:56AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Okay. WHY do you use QUICKEN if you do at all? The more I think about it, I'm not bloody sure what it's doing for me!!!

What a journey.

stan adams – March 03, 2008 11:38AM Reply Quote
I stopped tracking expenditures with Quicken or anything else about a year or two after my daughter was born in 2001. Too much time and frustration. My rational for originally tracking expenses (and income) was to better plan/save. I found myself instead trying to "game" myself and booking income the way Enron might -- all sorts of future scenarios that I really had no control over...

In the extreme I imagine that a dirt poor bum and Warren Buffet probably manage their wallets very similarly -- the bum picks up what he can and spends it slowly, Warren has lived in the same house for decades, drives a pretty ordinary car and generally NOT a flashy guy. I suspect that in his daily life he keeps a small amount of cash in his pocket and spends it slowly. I try and do the same thing. I don't always succeed, but I don't have a "debt load" that is crushing either. When I do decide to borrow some money I try and make sure that it is only for a "capital expense" (like to replace a car) that will provide me with lengthy service. I invest quite a bit of time to get the most favorable rate. When it comes to kids clothes we have no problem heading to the sales that local churches have -- my wife was talking to neighbor who was a bit snooty when talking about the sale where miss priss "volunteers" but we SHOP... I friend who is a lawyer was telling me of an exchange he had with a younger associate. My buddy was taken aback by how much the young lawyer spends on groceries -- the youngster contended that "he never had to file a bankruptcy for some one's grocery bills". My buddy and I contend that "extravagant lifestyles" are EASY to finance on things like windfalls from rising real estate prices -- it is not unlike winning the PowerBall Lotto because these riches are NOT the product of anything more industrious than being in the right place at the right time. When you have a job that you depend on to keep everything afloat and doing/keeping that job is something of chore it makes spending a lot less easy. BTW my buddy is on the committee that decides which of the associated will get "counseled out" and which have the stuff of partners. The youngster has not sealed his fate, but this is not the way to win friends...

rino – March 03, 2008 02:27PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Here here...

quicken, yeah ... time sink.

we use plastic for almost every expense we can, built-in tracking and year end reports. (no, we never carry balance -- we don't use it in that way)

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