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Community / Re: We need some Humor!!!
« on: December 25, 2021, 10:04:06 PM »

« on: December 25, 2021, 10:01:54 PM »
 I meant for the little tree gif to land after the "TO ALL"  but it left the area blank instead.

 I like your interpretation.  :toothgrin:

« on: December 25, 2021, 02:35:36 AM »

Community / Re: There are two types of countries...
« on: December 04, 2021, 10:16:30 AM »
Much of our food comes in metric measurements, probably so they can pretend that we are still getting what we used to in each container since most of the people here can't convert to oz and lbs.

The government pretty much gave up trying to make us use kilometers instead of miles.  I remember the highway signs that listed both when they tried to switch back in the 70's, but they eventually disappeared.

But there are some advantages to using our distance units. :Thinking:

Community / Re: "URL" Pronunciation?
« on: August 06, 2021, 01:37:34 AM »
Reminds me of a workshop I attended many years ago. When the instructor pronounced PRAM as one word, like the boat, I cringed. I didn't trust anything he said after that.

Community / Re: We need some Humor!!!
« on: August 03, 2021, 06:20:32 AM »
He actually looks like a new variant!   :ohmy:

Tech / Re: This is new-- I have a "terminal" on my dashboard now?
« on: August 03, 2021, 06:15:42 AM »
Enlarging your first image it looks like it is actually in your Dock and open. Just click on the icon and Quit the program. The icon should disappear. You may have opened the Utilities folder icon and accidentally launched Terminal.

Tech / Re: This is new-- I have a "terminal" on my dashboard now?
« on: August 03, 2021, 06:01:37 AM »
Hi Sooz,If the terminal icon is showing up in your Dashboard screen, just click on the little negative symbol at the lower left of the opened screen. All items on the screen with have an "X" on a corner. Click on the X of the Terminal icon and it should disappear. (It will not remove the application from your computer, just it's incidence in the Dashboard.) Then click on the faded out negative sign to take away the other X's from the other items and hit the Escape key to exit the Dashboard.
If it's not the Dashboard and is in the Dock, that's different. Let us know.

Community / Re: Too Late for Father's Day :+(
« on: June 29, 2021, 05:08:25 AM »
Wow! That is the coolist vise I've ever seen. Looks like something my grandfather would have invented. He had 17 patents for hemp decorticating machines. Although he was often called the Eli Whitney of hemp, unfortunately the US government killed his fortunes with the Marijuana act of 1937.  Long story...

Tech / Re: USB key ..???
« on: March 18, 2021, 02:51:30 AM »
First, don't doubleclick to open. Try opening it from a particular application that would normally deal with that file.

Jim has a point in that it is being recognized as an executable file which opened Terminal instead of the application you may expect. So something is missing that identifies the file correctly.

Not sure if it applies in this case but might have something to do with DOS not able to properly carry both forks of certain Mac files.

Try taking the file you want to transfer and use Stuffit or some method of compression on the file while on the OS 9 Mac, then transfer it and see if it can be opened on the newer Mac by specific applications. If that is the case, you may have to do the same in reverse.

Tech / Re: USB key ..???
« on: March 16, 2021, 01:05:21 AM »
Check the OS 9 extensions folder for the following:
  • HID Library
  • SerialShimLib
  • USB Device Extension
  • USB Mass Storage Support
  • USB Software Locator
  • USB Support
If anything is missing you may need to reinstall OS 9 and update to 9.2.2
Other ideas:
Try running Disk Utility (repair) on the thumb drive.

Sounds silly but have you restarted both Macs? Unplugged, wait a minute, plug in and restart?
Could any of the ports be damaged? Worn out?
Try compressing (stuffing) a few files first, then see if they will copy.
Intentionally format drive as DOS/FAT and try again.

Is there a third Mac somewhere you can try out the flash drives?
Last resort is to reinstall 10.6.8.  After that, I'm out of ideas.  :unsure:

Tech / Re: USB key ..???
« on: March 15, 2021, 07:40:17 AM »
How are you formatting the drive? FAT? HFS? Master Boot?  Try different ones. Also can you connect the two Macs with an ethernet cable and transfer files that way?

Here are a couple threads to check out. Maybe something will fit your situation:,589123,589352

Failing all that, it just may be that the drive is no longer usable. They do fail.

Tech / Re: USB key ..???
« on: March 15, 2021, 12:53:57 AM »
Hi Rodi, I see you figured out where to post. Sorry to be so late to reply.

A bit confused... there is no OS 9.5. The last 9 was 9.2.2.

Any particular reason you initialized from 9? Try initializing from 10.6.8 and then try to copy files.

Tech / Re: Silver sparrow
« on: February 23, 2021, 05:42:41 AM »
Just to be clear, this malware is written in two versions, one for Intel Macs and one for M1 Macs.  The newer Macs are targeted as well as older ones.

Tech / Silver sparrow
« on: February 22, 2021, 05:33:16 AM »
The latest on the malware:

From the comments:

"For those wondering, from the external blog post there are two scripts written to disk that should indicate if you have it, the locations are: /tmp/ and ~/Library/Application Support/verx_updater/"

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