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About morgang

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  1. All USB devices only USB1

    See if turning off legacy USB support in the BIOS helps? (This may affect being able to boot from USB devices.)
  2. Remote Shutdown WinXP from Mac OS X

    I don't believe the unix command line shutdown will work on a remote XP box. If you can remote desktop into it, you can go to start | run then type (options are -shutdown -force quit all programs -time 60seconds): shutdown -s -f -t 60 (Just shutdown at the command line will tell you about the options.)
  3. Monopoly: Apple vs Microsoft

    I'd love to see them open OS X up as well though it would complicate their support model and likely reduce their hardware margins (we just got a Macbook Pro -- the wallet still hurts!). I believe the difference (at least from the government's point of view) is the scale of OS market-share has allowed Microsoft to leverage bundling of products in a way competitors can't. Apple (and any other company) would do the same thing if they could. Neither is evil for it. My ISP (Comcast) just introduced download caps which I'm sure won't apply to their video on demand or IP telephony services (but will apply to competitors' services). They all do whatever they believe will maximize long term profits, or their shareholders will replace them with people who will.
  4. I've had good luck with recovery after leaving them outside to get cold at night. I've read about freezing then dropping, but I can't bring myself to do that . . .
  5. Quad core

    Run the activity monitor (it may be in a Utilities folder in your applications) then count the number of CPU graphs at the bottom and that should show them working.
  6. BitPIM Errors Upon Launch

    Anyone know how to work around an error in BitPim where it launches and immediately throws the error: BitPim version: 1.0.5-unofficial An unexpected exception has occurred. Please see the help for details on what to do. Traceback (most recent call last): File "gui.pyo", line 248, in OnClose File "gui.pyo", line 245, in goforit File "gui.pyo", line 548, in makemainwindow File "gui.pyo", line 839, in __init__ File "phone_root.pyo", line 111, in __init__ File "wx/_core.pyo", line 7576, in Yield PyAssertionError: C++ assertion "wxAssertFailure" failed at /BUILD/wxPython-src- in Yield(): wxYield called recursively I get the same error in Tiger and Leopard (in Leopard it takes 5-10 seconds after running - in Tiger it never seems to progress to displaying the Bitpim gui). I tried removing the folder which contains the BitPim settings at ~/.bitpim-files/ BitPim worked for about a year so I'm wondering if there may be a separate prefs file I'm not removing when I delete the folder referenced above. (I was thinking it might have coincided with the update to 10.4.11 but I do get the same behavior in both OS's.) TIA for any additional suggestions. Edit: Rolled back to 10.4.8 from 10.4.11 and it works fine.
  7. Yes, it will synch with ical and a number of other formats. -mg
  8. How find out a wireless keyout.

    The Wireless Network Setup Wizard in the control panel should allow you to export settings to a plain text file. Or, open Regedit and look at the keys under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces If you'd prefer a GUI tool there's one here: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html (I've not used this GUI tool method, but it looks pretty straightforward.) -mg
  9. partitioning hard drives

    Gparted (search for the live CD) will do this for most non-HFS types. I've read that some versions of Leopard will resize HFS+ when you set up Boot Camp. (As with any disk changes backup anything critical first . . .)
  10. wierd problem with ntfs

    Have you tried reinstalling NTFS3G? (I'm assuming that's what you're using?) Sounds like you may need to repair your Windows installation (and / or boot from the windows disk to scandisk it at the least.)
  11. I've not found how to do this -- perhaps the Win32 and OS X partitions need to be on the same physical disk?
  12. No, the N series tablets are Linux based and pre-date the iPhone by a few years. I love my little N800 but it's not a telephone (it'll do skype though). My boss has the iPhone and it's also a nice device, but in a very different way. He can't run Kismet /Kismac on his iPhone as I can on the N800, but I'm sure somewhere geeks more talented in coding than I are working on that . . .
  13. Movie playing software

    I'll second that. VLC is terrific on any OS. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/