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  1. I don't remember where I found this. I think it was someone's avatar. How would I make a similar GIF? I would really like one just like this but larger - about 150x150 pixels.
  2. Apple Censorship: This Time It's Displays
  3. Throttling....Hardware?

    This is ridiculous. When will they stop with this DRM nonsense? Whenever I read about DRM copy-protection, it seems there is always a workaround. Same story here, even WD has posted instructions on how to use SAMBA instead of their own dreadful Anywhere Access crapware.
  4. I love how everyone here is so creative and has impeccable taste. There are always great wallpapers in this thread! Here you go: Sharebee Download Links I mostly enjoy the minimalist wallpapers. Right now I'm using Motion Stripes from InterfaceLIFT.
  5. How-To: Get bootcamp drivers from Leopard DMG!

    Worked for me. Thank you!!! Note: There needs to be a space after "sudo hdid -nomount". So you would actually type "sudo hdid -nomount " then drag the DMG into Terminal.
  6. TUAW: Hierarchical menus in the Leopard dock: 3 ways
  7. Hidden Files

    Show Hidden Files defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder Hide Hidden Files defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finder
  8. Whats all the SIUD Warnings.?

    Before 10.5.1 the only warning I had was for ARDAgent. After installing 10.5.1 (using Apple Software Update) I noticed 8 new SUID warnings. So that was my conclusion. Other people have reported similar observations. Apparently you can resolve all warnings except the ARDAgent one by installing the 10.5.1 Update from the MacOSXUpd10.5.1.dmg (not with Apple Software Update) --> Mac OS X 10.5.1 Update DMG. 10.5.1 is out, finally. Permissions and 10.5.1 Updated to 10.5.1, now I'm getting 9 SUID warnings Currently I have 10.5.1 installed (via Apple Software Update) and see the following 9 SUID Warnings: Warning: SUID file "usr/libexec/load_hdi" has been modified and will not be repaired. Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DiskManagement.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiskManagementTool" has been modified and will not be repaired. Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DesktopServicesPriv.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Locum" has been modified and will not be repaired. Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Versions/A/Resources/runner" has been modified and will not be repaired. Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Admin.framework/Versions/A/Resources/readconfig" has been modified and will not be repaired. Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Admin.framework/Versions/A/Resources/writeconfig" has been modified and will not be repaired. Warning: SUID file "usr/libexec/authopen" has been modified and will not be repaired. Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/OwnerGroupTool" has been modified and will not be repaired. Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired.
  9. I had a similar problem. The OS would hang on the grey boot screen after I edited the .plist file. The first thing I tried was booting from the OS X DVD and repairing permissions through Disk Utility; that fixed the problem. Insert your OS X DVD, Restart and Hold Option, Select the OS X DVD, select your Language and Click the Next Arrow, select Utilities > Disk Utility from the Menu Bar, choose your OS X partition and click Repair Disk Permissions (may as well use Repair Disk too). Restart your Mac and it should boot properly. Or at least that's what worked for me. Also you can delete the 'Environmental Variables' from the .plist file by using the following command in Terminal: sudo defaults delete /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.WindowServer 'EnvironmentVariables'
  10. Whats all the SIUD Warnings.?

    Seriously, ‘Repair Permissions’ Is Voodoo. 10.5.1 is the culprit. I have an additional warning from the ARDAgent update as well. Mac OS X 10.5: Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions reports a permissions issue with ARDAgent.
  11. Who thinks Vista Sucks

    When I first got my MBP I installed Vista Ultimate x86 via Boot Camp. Just look at my signature.
  12. Adding HD movies to iTunes

    Does Cucusoft even support HDDVD? You should not need to re-rip the HDDVD in order to re-encode it. Most applications will let you select the source as something other than your optical drive. If the ripped movie is still on your hard drive you can use it. Also, the ripper should have already removed the copy-protection. What application did you use to rip the movie? Compressing HD video to an iPod is basically pointless in my opinion. Unless that is your only option. AppleTV only supports High-Def video up to 720p (H.264 up to 5Mbps at 24 fps). Check the Video Formats on the technical specifications page. For VisualHub, did you select "Optimize for AppleTV" and "H.264 Encoding"? H.264 should give you decent quality. You can drag the little "Quality" handle all the way to "Go Nuts" too. Of course H.264 encoding is really really slow and don't expect the video to look as clean as with a standalone HDDVD player. Depending on your internet connection, it may be faster for you to download movies that have already been re-encoded, though I'm not entirely sure they would be compatible with AppleTV? You'd need to check the video/audio specifications (in the NFO) to see. Does the QuickTime reference movie trick work with AppleTV? For example, I can open almost any movie in QuickTime (with Perian + Flip4Mac installed) and choose File > Save as a reference movie (.mov). I believe this option is Pro-only. Then just drag that reference movie into iTunes. Does that work for AppleTV? Then, if you can find an HDrip of the movie online (usually x264 video in an mkv container format) maybe you can just save it as a reference movie and play it on AppleTV? I don't know if that would work. You could try this with a sample .mkv file to see if it actually works before you potentially waste time downloading a >4GB file. And if you look in the right places I've seen some movies encoded/labeled specifically for AppleTV. Also, I would recommend Handbrake over VisualHub, but I don't think Handbrake supports HDDVD. Then again, I also think that re-encoding a DVD (not High-Def) would be more suitable for AppleTV. Handbrake does have an AppleTV preset. For the best quality with HDDVDs use x264 (H.264). Or if you have DVDs just use Xvid/FFmpeg (MPEG-4). And make sure your compression settings meet Apple's standards for AppleTV for either H.264 or MPEG-4; check the audio too. I hope something I mentioned helps. Interesting article on Engadget: Apple TV and HD quality: It's not the hardware. FYI, there is an AppleTV Forum on InsanelyMac.
  13. A Few Mods for Leopard's UI

    My mistake, don't use the ~ cd /Applications/Utilities/Tool/Tools touch -mt 202001010101.01 "TL" Or move the "TL" folder to your Desktop: cd ~/Desktop touch -mt 202001010101.01 "TL"
  14. A Few Mods for Leopard's UI

    What exactly are you trying to do? The commands you've mentioned are to change the current directory to ~/Applications/Utilities/Tool and to change the modified date of "TL" within that directory. You do not need Xcode in order to complete the directions in the Tutorial.