Category Archives: MacTalk

Moving Icons in your menu bar (and Dock)

Below is the movie I made showing icons moving in the top right of the menu bar, while holding down the “COMMAND” key. Some icons seem they cannot move, while others can but will only drop in certain areas. This is on Leopard 10.5.1, Macbook Pro 2.33

Dock Rearranging


Thanks Steve-O, I’ll be happy to spend another $100.00 in your store!

Thanks Steve. It’s a fair gesture – and it should appease we worried investors, even though it’s only costing Apple $100 Million or so. Probably not even that seeing as you have to buy another Apple product that is also marked up. I’m going to pick up iWork & iLife. I’m tired of waiting for our NFR copies.

Twenty-four hours til iPhone on Lincoln Road



I went over to the Apple Store on Lincoln Road today at about 2:45pm (Miami Beach, FL). Sitting here in front of Lincoln Road Apple Store in LINE waiting for iPhone! Only a dozen or so mac addicts are here with me. The first arrived at 4:45am today.


Some of the guys (there are no women yet) are arguing about the order in which they are in line. Rumour is there are only 40 or so iPhones alloted to each Apple store and you can buy two, so about 8 more folks, and the Lincoln road store will be sold out.[JK] There are certain to be many, many,many more folks hangin’ out by tomorrow at 6pm when the iPhone will actually go on sale.


Hilliard Jason from our Mac users list said:

“Avi: The rumor doesn’t make sense, given the head of steam that Apple helped generate for this event. It would be a massive PR disaster if thousands of people are turned away, starting in the first hour, when they are keeping the stores open for 6 hours, starting at 6 and going until midnight. And they wouldn’t be allowing 2 phones per person if inventory were that low.” 

I gotta agree. It would peeve even the loyalist Mac-Head. And given it’s now less than 24 hours, I wonder how many more folks are camping out? (only a few more – like 18 – were there at store closing at 11pm Thursday evening)

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Mac OSX Server Requirements


Installing and Configuring Mac OS X Server

(quoted from Mac OSX Server Essentials – “A Guide to Using and Supporting Mac OSX Server 10.4” – Peachpit Press Books – with notes from the Blog author)

Minimum Hardware Requirements The basic installation requirements are as follows:

PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor

Built in FireWire
512 MB of RAM; at least 1 GB of RAM for high demand servers running multiple services (consultant reccommends: 2gb to 4gb for high traffic or A/V graphics storage) At least 4 GB of available disk space

You do not need a keyboard or display. As you will see later in this lesson, you can install Mac OS X Server using an administrator computer or another server.

NOTE: While the requirements are very similar, not all computers that could run Mac OS X Server vl0.3 are supported by Mac OS X Server vl0.4. Earlier computers that didn’t have built in FireWire, such as the Bondi Blue iMac computers, are no longer supported.

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