I have a plantronics m2 (I think, the white apple one) which has worked fine with a PowerBook and rev A macbook pro, but the santa rosa, no go on the mic. The headphones work ok. I had migrated from the old macbook pro to the new one using migration assistant. Apparently some audio preferences… Continue reading Getting my Plantronics USB headset’s mic working again
My new MacBook Pro 15″ arrived today. It has the Santa Rosa chipset and LED backlight screen. Its late so I will make a quick bullet point list: Screen is great. Compared to my 14 month old MacBook Pro, its brighter at the max setting and dimmer at the low setting World of Warcraft runs… Continue reading MacBook Pro Santa Rosa/LED Day 1
Update: SOLD I finally listed my PowerMac G5 on ebay! Here is a copy of the description: PowerMac G5 Auction Buy It Now and receive free FedEx Ground Shipping!* (See note at bottom) Apple Macintosh PowerMac G5 Tower model M9032LL/A! A great personal computer taken care of and loved by the original owner! This PowerMac… Continue reading For Sale! Apple PowerMac G5 Dual 2ghz with 2gb ram, dual SATA HD
Update: SOLD I’ve just listed a DirecTV HD DVR HR10-250 for sale on ebay. Take a look if you are interested! TiVo Auction Buy It Now and receive free FedEx Ground Shipping!* (See note at bottom) DirecTV HD DVR HR10-250 If you have DirecTV, love TiVo and have been wanting a DVR to go with… Continue reading DirecTiVo HR10-250 for sale!
Update 3 Apple said to track the status but the battery is not covered even under AppleCare, unless it has a major failure. I hope that doesn’t mean “it burned your house down.” Update 2 Now that I’ve been on battery for an hour, the full capacity reads 5054! I am taking it in to… Continue reading Apple Battery Update 1.2 for MacBook / MacBook Pro
They have had this price for a couple weeks now. 5 year warranty, 7200rpm, 16mb cache. The box says $179.99, the sign on the pile (the shelf was empty, but there was a pile around the corner) said $169.99, I spoke to a guy at the hardware desk and he printed me out a sheet… Continue reading Frys has Segate 500gb SATA for $119.99
Amazon has some very affordable ($9.95 at time of this writing) Kingston 1gb keychain drives They also have 2gb and USB versions linked from the same page.
hahah roomba just fell down the stairs, bin came out, and it said “oh oh” in beeps Guess the stair detector isn’t so hot. hmm
Here is a great hint from the Maccast: Read Because the blog uses a horrible UI and makes finding links next to impossible, I’ve included the link to Apple: Apple Repair Program
Hopefully this evidence will get the Apple store to replace the fan. I know they have the parts now 🙂 I took it there originally because I had to leave the next day for my trip. They heard it, but said it was “in spec” yet ordered the fans anyway. Who thinks this is “in… Continue reading Noisy Mac Book Pro fan
Thanks to Dave for this link of a MagSafe connector attracting sand.
Here are two recent stories of laptop batteries catching fire. I think I’ll be turning my laptop off when I am not around, although I am not sure if that will actually prevent a battery from exploding. http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=32550 http://wcco.com/consumer/local_story_148150249.html
More tests to http://nitro.ucsc.edu, running Talisman 1.2 RC1 on a Linksys WRT54GS 1.1: 10s outbound test (client to server) . . . . . 1.93Mb/s running 10s inbound test (server to client) . . . . . . 14.97Mb/s Yeah!
ok I really want this to work. I bought a refurb base station at The Mac Store. I did this crazy thing because of my iChat woes and also to test the hardware and latest firmware. Nothing like an overzealous geek. I brought it home and plugged it into my G5. Upon opening the Airport… Continue reading A couple of days with an Airport Extreme Base Station
LAN and Wifi speeds comparable to WRT54GS. Elizabeth’s PC no connecty to Apple. Probably her older drivers. Have not updated yet. Went back to WRT. Of course Talisman 1.2 RC2 broke wifi, and some firewall issues kept some of it from working at all (no google, etc) so downgraded to RC1. Fun eh? All to… Continue reading Initial Airport Extreme tests
As you can tell from my mystic posts, I’ve been trying to solve this can’t iChat AV in Tiger issue even though I’m talking to people with PhDs and what not. Or not talking to them should I say. I had Vonage switch to SIP port 5061, but then eliminated the Vonage router altogether and… Continue reading Have I complained about iChat lately?
Over 802.11g via my Linksys WRT54GS 1.1 running Talisman/Basic 1.2.devsnap.RC1 http://http://nitro.ucsc.edu/ is the test suite. TCP/Web100 Network Diagnostic Tool v5.3.3d click START to begin Checking for Middleboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done running 10s outbound test (client to server) . .… Continue reading MacBookPro broadband wireless speed results
The WiebeTech TrayDock looks like a really, really neat external firewire solution. Has anyone used one of these? The initial entry fee is $170, but then it is a mere $50 per drive after that. You can reuse that 80GB drive laying around for $50. Let it store those FCP projects you were deleting for… Continue reading WiebeTech TrayDock