Mac Geek Gab #120: Passwords Explained, RAM Utilization, and .Mac Sync Usefulness

John and Dave explain Mac OS X's password security, decide whether or not .Mac sync is worth it, help an ailing hard drive, and more! Don't miss this special weekend edition of The Mac Geek Gab.

Mac Geek Gab #120: Passwords Explained, RAM Utilization, and .Mac Sync Usefulness

Sep. 14, 2007 — Download: MP3 Version or AAC Version

Show notes for Mac Geek Gab Podcast For Monday, September 14th, 2007

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John and Dave explain Mac OS X's password security, decide whether or not .Mac sync is worth it, help an ailing hard drive, and more! Don't miss this special weekend edition of The Mac Geek Gab.

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This podcast is recorded on a Mac using Audio Hijack Pro. As for equipment, John is using a Behringer C-1 microphone going through a Behringer Eurorack UB1222FX-PRO mixer, monitored with Etymotic ER-6i Isolator earphones, then straight in to his Mac. On Dave's end, a Heil PR-40 microphone is used, and the whole show is mixed "live" through a Mackie Onyx 1220 FireWire-enabled mixer before being pumped back into the Mac (via FireWire, of course), and is monitored with Ultimate Ears UE-7 Ambient earphones. Each microphone is run through a channel on a Behringer Autocom Pro-XL MDX1600 compressor, a touch of reverb is added with an ART FX-1 processor, and the whole thing is then compressed in software on the Mac. The show is recorded to AIFF, and then converted and uploaded with an Automator script. Michael, aka Computernap, then goes through and enhances the show to provide you with the AAC version. You can hear more details of the setup and how it's mixed on Episode #32.

Theme Music: "The Answer", written by Jeff Steblea and Brian Ayles, as performed by Go Figure. "Made On A Mac" bumper by Mark Fleser

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