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  1. Viro

    Building a PC

    Boo, hiss, boo, death to the infidel! Now that we got that over with, I'm thinking of building a cheap PC box to run Linux on. It's been about 10 years since I last built my own PC and I can't remember everything clearly. The problem I'm facing is this: I know the components I want to get. But...
  2. Viro

    New XCode is confusing

    I'm having trouble with the new Xcode, particularly the new Interface Builder. There used to be a set of lozenges which had items called "Instances", "Classes", "Images", "Sounds", "Nib". These are all gone in the new IB and I am at a total loss :O The first picture is what I'm used to. The...
  3. Viro

    Website authoring tool

    Hey fellas, I'm looking for a website authoring tool that provides a rich set of templates allowing me to quickly knock up a website. Preferably something that's more WYSIWYG and less of a HTML editor (since I can do that in any text editor :D). I've come across iWeb but I've heard that the...
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    Booting Back into OS X

    I'm having trouble booting back into OS X. Here's the situation. I partitioned the drive in Boot Camp successfully and then I restarted the computer to install Windows. However, I found out that my Windows XP CD is scratched horribly so I'm unable to install it. Fair deal I thought. I'll just...
  5. Viro

    Burning Dual Layer DVDs

    I have a 1st generation Macbook, and I wanted to know if I can burn dual layer DVDs? Here's the output from System Profiler It says nothing about dual layer support. Can anyone help?
  6. Viro

    Making movies from screen captures

    I'm looking for a program that allows you to make a movie from by capturing whatever is displayed on your monitor. This is useful for making live demonstrations of how bits of software work, and saving that to movies for others to download. It's also useful for creating videos of gameplay, like...
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    Creating a .so shared library file on Mac OS X

    Can anybody tell me the required GCC compile switches to generate a .so file on mac OS X? I knew how to do it once, but I've forgotten and Google doesn't seem to help much either.
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    Native Mac alternatives to MS Office?

    After recently buying a Macbook (well, nearly 3 months now) I've been bitten by the lack of universal binary support for the applications I use. Among the most important applications I use, MS Office is still not a universal binary. Sure, Office 2007 will be a universal binary and it will be...
  9. Viro

    Wireless Connection keeps dropping on Macbook

    My Macbook's wireless connection keep dropping after about 2 minutes of no network activity on my Macbook. This only occurs when I'm running on battery, and I think it might be because it wants to save energy to prolong battery life. This is really annoying, as I usually spend more than 2...
  10. Viro

    Getting Axis labels in Grapher

    I'm getting to grips with the Grapher app that comes with Tiger. And I'm having trouble getting the axis labels to appear in 3D mode. What I would like to have, is to have the ticks on the axis labeled, with the value of the tick, like 5, 10, 15, etc. Anyone know how I accomplish that?
  11. Viro

    GraphicConverter alternatives?

    At the moment, I'm considering buying GraphicConverter. It does what I need it to do, and I thought it would be a good idea to support the developer. Before I do that though, I'd like to know if there is any program out there similar/comparable to GraphicConverter? I am aware of Seashore and...
  12. Viro

    Removing vocals from a song?

    Are there any programs that make it possible to remove, or reduce the vocals of a sound file? Given a song, would it be possible to get the program to basically filter out the audio? Used to be able to do this with some success on my old hifi, which had a remove audio button. Would like to do...
  13. Viro

    Extracting equations from trendline in Excel

    In Excel, it is possible to create a trend line when given a set of data. This is done automatically by Excel, using either linear regression, or a polynomial fit. Which is all nice and good. What I would like to do, is would it be possible to extract the information about the trend line, i.e...
  14. Viro

    Suggested changes to the HOWTO & FAQ forum

    I'd like to make a suggestion that the HOWTO and FAQ forums are locked, allowing no new topics to be created unless approved by the moderators. The reason for this is that nobody seems to ever *read* the description of the forum, or take note of the stickies of how to use such a forum...
  15. Viro

    Powerbook Video is garbled

    I have a Powerbook 12", with a 1.33 GHz G4 processor. It's been working fine, until a few minutes ago. The video became corrupted, and it now doens't boot up. The initial boot screen (grey with the Apple Logo) looks corrupted, being distorted with black pixels all over the place. I'm guessing...
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    OS X specific Python information

    I'm trying to get some Python scripts compiled using Pyrex. Most of the tutorials on the net seem to deal with Pyrex on Linux or Windows. Does anyone know of any resources that are dedicated to running Python on OS X?
  17. Viro

    Debugging STL code with Xcode

    Here's a question for anyone who uses the STL and Xcode. Due to the nature of the STL headers that are shipped with GCC, which I believe come from SGI's implementation of the STL, it is nearly impossible to correctly debug C++ code that makes use of the STL. The reason is simple: in the interest...
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    The Google Video Store

    Arstechnica has a piece about the Google Video store that was unveiled at CES. It's quite similar to the iTunes video store, with one exception. You can buy TV programs outside the United States! Why oh why doesn't Apple let the iTunes music store serve TV programs in the UK? Hopefully, the...
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    WoW Installation Problem

    I've just reformatted my Mac and I'm having problems reinstalliing World of Warcraft on my Mac. For some reason, after clicking on the WoW Installer, the installer launches and the initial sound plays but nothing happens even after 5 minutes. Anyone know if there are issues with the Installer...
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    Uncompress .bin and mount .dmg from commandline

    Anyone know how I go about uncompressing a .dmg.bin image and then mounting that image from the commandline in OS X?