Guide, Hardware, Software

Installing WordPress on Snow Leopard

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A complete guide to turning your regular Mac running Snow Leopard into a Web server hosting WordPress.

Cracking Open the Time Capsule

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An in-depth look at Apple's Time Capsule: how to get more room for backups, and a cooler, quieter-running Time Capsule with a single upgrade.

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Fixing the Epson 'Prints Blank Pages' Problem

A number of Epson inkjet printers suffer from a problem where they eventually print nothing but blank pages, even with new ink tanks. Here's a way to try to fix the problem.

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Intel Mac mini: Take Apart Guide (RAM & HD)

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This guide describes how to take apart the Intel Mac mini and upgrade the RAM and hard drive.

3.5" hard drive on laptop/Mac Mini internal IDE

Want a cheap way to add storage and speed to a stationary laptop that might not have Firewire or USB 2.0? Disappointed that your Mac mini uses a puny little laptop hard drive? If you've got a desktop hard drive that you'd like to connect to either of these, it's possible with a little work.

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Have Your Macintosh Call You

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Nothing fake, plenty phony. Use Skype, Applescript, and iTunes to make phone calls and play audio files automatically.

Repairing the PowerBook 5300

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A design flaw in this PowerBook inevitably leads to a flakey power connector. Learn how to repair it.

Building a Case for the Replica I

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In this detailed tutorial, Larry Nelson explains how to make a traditional-style Replica I case out of Birch and Walnut.

A quick Mac battery replacement

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Quickly make make a replacement Mac battery.

How to successfully install Mac OS X 10.3 on Beige G3s

First of all, here are the specs of my machine:

Beige G3
Sonnet 400 MHz G4 upgrade w/ 1 MB L2 cache
768 MB RAM
40 GB IDE drive
4 GB 10,00RPM Cheetah SCSI drive
Apple UltraSCSI card
Radeon 7000
USB/Firewire PCI card
Toshiba DVD drive
Built-in Zip drive
Rev. A ROM

These instructions are based upon this machine. If you have any problems on a differently-abled Beige G3, please let me know so we can work towards a more complete Howto. This may or may not work with other Mac models. It should, but there may be other idiosyncrasies I don't know about. Keep in mind 10.3 will only work on G3 and above processors, so older machines will *not* work unless they have a G3 or G4 upgrade installed. Also, XPostFacto a17 has some preliminary support for the built-in video of Beige G3s, but I haven't tested it as of yet. I am doing all video on the Radeon 7000 for now, as I had problems with the built-in video on earlier versions of XPF. It may work, it may not. I'll probably test this soon so that I can get back my dual monitor setup. On to the install.

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