Turn off that really annoying beep!

lethe

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i think you have a good point TU. it is not the most informative hack. but i like this message board because sometimes i come in here and people are really discussing how to get your hands dirty with OSX. i ve been coming here for... 6 months or so, and i feel like i ve become an expert in OSX. now i actually saw this issue on resexclellence months ago, and wasn t too interested, and i haven t done it on my machine, but i really do appreciate that this information is here. you re right that it s not the most educational hack. but it is not totally without value either.

i think the quality and quantity of real information about UNIX security and daemon setup, netinfo tinkering, and such, has declined a lot since they changed the formats of the boards to "consolidate to fewer forums", while bringing in apple ][ forums and windows forums, and losing UNIX forums which at least is a concept that runs on our OS and hardware.

so i became especially disheartened when i saw one of the moderators espousing this view of keeping ignorant about the internals of the OS. i disagree very strongly with that kind of philosophy, and frankly, the reason i come here is to learn how to tinker with system files. if that sort of thing is frowned upon, then what is the point of me being here?
 

lethe

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to be perfectly honest, while i have been growing a little annoyed with these boards, i have also been becoming more addicted. in the beginning, i only came when i ran up against a problem. now i check in almost daily, problem or not.

i dunno. perhaps i am being a little melodramatic.

on another note, TU, do you know of the washington apple pie group (since you seem to be in DC)? i worked as a computer monkey for a while in DC, and only left in jan. the place i worked was primarily macs, and i had occasional run-ins with those people.

you seem more like a unix sysadmin turned mac user, than an old school system 7 user, but maybe i m way off base.
 

chenly

Moof!
...System 7 (6, even!) user; I've been on Macs since '84 and Apple ][s before that. I agree with testuser--some hacks may be empirical to some people, but a basic techincal explaination should be available for every hack.
 

chenly

Moof!
Does anyone know which numerical string controls the beep in 10.1.5? I successfully hacked it out but it's back; the two values on the instructions page (linked to in the first post of this thread) do not exist in the BezelServices document under 10.1.5.
 
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