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Happy 10th birthday iMac!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Aug 31, 2008.

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John replied to Jamie's discussion Mac SE/30 help with a CF card
"I did have to play around to get it set up but nothing too bad. He's working on a better interface for setting up the card. In my se/30 I just made sure it wasn't touching any metal and it works fine. "
Oct 13
John replied to Jamie's discussion Mac SE/30 help with a CF card
"This should work in formatting the IBM disk also. If you have a second you may also want to look at this alternative to the Aztec. It's what I'm using in my SE/30."
Oct 9
John replied to Jamie's discussion Mac SE/30 help with a CF card
"Great! Here's the link to a bootable disk image with the patched HD SC software.  It should boot to a screen with a menu bar. Just click on File and Open Then Select HD SC from the pulldown menu. Then just select the program HD SC Setup…"
Oct 8
John replied to Jamie's discussion Mac SE/30 help with a CF card
"After reading this post I bought a 60mm Silenx fan but I fried it :( so I have to get another one. "
Oct 7
John replied to Jamie's discussion Mac SE/30 help with a CF card
"Only if you have an SE/FD or a superdrive model. These both had a normal SE motherboard with updated ROMs and an internal superdrive that let it use 1.4meg floppies. The front of the case would say Macintosh SE/FD or say superdrive in small letters…"
Oct 7
John replied to Jamie's discussion Mac SE/30 help with a CF card
"Ah! Got it. It's an SE not an SE/30. I'll work on getting an 800k image together for you with the drive formatting software on it, so once you get the floppy emu you'll be all set. "
Oct 3
John replied to Jamie's discussion Mac SE/30 help with a CF card
"The floppy emu is pretty awesome :) "
Oct 3
John replied to Jamie's discussion Mac SE/30 help with a CF card
"I could make a boot disk image with the patched HD SC Setup on it that I linked able. Also with the SE/30 you should be able to use 1.4 meg floppies."
Oct 3

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Honey I Shrunk the Computer

My 1/3 scale mac is done! 

The Outside

I made the case using white …


Posted on August 20, 2013 at 8:30pm — 34 Comments

Apple Pi

I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi with the idea of making a 1/2 scale model of a Mac Plus. This is one those "Because I can" projects with no practical use (my favorite kind!). The Raspberry pi is a tiny little computer approximately 4" x 2.5" x .5" in size. As tiny as it is it can run lot of very cool apps including some old school emulators, as Derek has shown,…


Posted on June 30, 2013 at 5:15pm — 4 Comments

Our Quest is at an end.

Yes folks, it's finally finished. The Banana Jr. lives! I have to say that I'm pretty happy with the final results.…


Posted on October 23, 2010 at 9:44am — 15 Comments


So this last Saturday, after doing the 3d anniversary podcast, I tackled a project I've been putting off for a while (what a surprise!). What you see in the photo below are five Laserwriter IIs.

These were bought at a school sale several years ago and promptly shoved into an already overburdened garage to await their fate. When you buy stuff at one of these surplus sales you take a risk as you are not allowed to try anything first. At $5 at… Continue

Posted on December 21, 2009 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Almost there!

More progress has been made to my new Plastic Pal Who's Fun to Play With (tm). Before painting the front I had to get it ready for the banana logo. About an hour with an exacto knife accomplished this quite nicely.

The next step was to fill in the gaps where parts of the apple shape were larger than the banana. I wrapped my logo in plastic wrap and filled the gaps with epoxy putty.

Tada! Here it is… Continue

Posted on April 11, 2009 at 7:43am — 5 Comments

Comment Wall (84 comments)

At 9:42pm on December 5, 2007, James said…
I hope we can get something going for our listeners here. It's really a great set of tools!
At 7:17am on December 8, 2007, John said…
Woot! I left a comment.
At 5:37pm on December 12, 2007, James said…
We have evidence that John was here! Now let's see if we can get more than just a "woot".
At 7:35pm on December 12, 2007, Braden said…
No friends!? I'll be your friend.

Dig the site, brother
At 4:49pm on December 16, 2007, Wholly Mindless said…
Yo Slacker! At least James should be your friend... Unless of course James is still mad at you for getting him mixed up in this "Podcast" thing.
At 6:06pm on December 17, 2007, HeathBar W. said…
Thanks! If you want the story behind it, I posted a comment on James's page.
At 8:32pm on December 17, 2007, Wholly Mindless said…
Say it, "Mac Slacker" fast enough and it almost sounds rude!
At 8:56pm on December 17, 2007, Wholly Mindless said…
Sounds like something you'd say about your bartender when you've had too much.
At 1:52pm on December 18, 2007, Ken said…
I was unaware that Magritte was a big fan of the Mac platform.
At 6:12pm on December 23, 2007, Ken said…
Merry UltraWisconsin Christmas to you.

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