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"Where was this, and did you rescue any of them?"
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"I just love the idea of a bunch of punks taking a break from graffiti to play some Oregon Trail."
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"Whoa. That's kinda cool and creepy at the same time! The face reminds me of the autopilot from "Airplane!". :D"
Nov 18, 2017
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Found in an abandoned school I had explored many times over the years. Somehow I missed an entire small wing addition. Tucked away in one of the classrooms I found a IIgs.
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Profile Information

When did you get your first Mac?
May 2003 on a whim.
How many Macs do you own?
31 Apple computers, two Newtons, one iPhone 4, one iPhone 3GS, one iPad, and one Windows PC.
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What's your favorite Mac of all time?
Whitewater, Wisconsin
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
Western Union Telegraph

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Ken's Blog

Photo Zeitgeist

The number of available gigabytes on my Mac keeps dwindling thanks to how easy it is to process photos on a Mac. I had to spring for an external NAS (1 terabyte mirrored RAID), but I still hover around 20gb on my main machine.

Anyway, here are some highlights from the past three months.

An abandoned Ford truck found in a barn in La Grange,…


Posted on June 13, 2010 at 10:23am

I Heart iPhoto

I invested in a Canon XSi in early January. The investment has proven productive, as I have already snapped as many photos in two months as I did all of 2009. I have been using iPhoto more intensely too. It may be time to make the switch to Aperture soon.

Here are some of the results.

I volunteer two hours a week at a local no-kill cat…


Posted on March 4, 2010 at 9:39pm — 1 Comment

Urban Exploration - Another Hobby I'm Passionate About

I love Macs. You love Macs. Everyone here at the RMC website loves Macs as a hobby.

One of my other favorite hobbies is Urban Exploration... or Urbex for short. If you aren't familiar with the activity it can best be described as such. The infiltration of abandoned buildings.

In early 2007 when RMC was still ironing the kinks of producing a high quality podcast I was living in Marburg an der Lahn, about an hour north of Frankfurt, Germany. In between Frankfurt and Marburg… Continue

Posted on January 3, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

The Job Search

Over the past three months I've been toiling in vain to find a job. The closest jobs that I could apply to with my teaching license meant a 100 mile commute to work. As the months ticked by I started applying to anywhere with an opening - US Cellular, Verizon, Veritas Security and other chain stores. Not a single one of them ever called back.

Three weeks ago I was invited to a barbeque and met an individual who manages the computer technology on UW Whitewater's campus. We got to… Continue

Posted on August 30, 2009 at 8:10am — 6 Comments

IIgs Remote Boot - Success!

Last week I managed to get a copy of AppleShare Server 3.0. This version has the ability to remote boot an Apple IIgs or IIe with a Workstation Card. I installed it onto my Macintosh Classic with 4mb of RAM running System 7.0.1.

The install process was not entirely smooth. The server software installed without a hitch. The included "Apple II Setup" v2.2 disk did not want to play nice. Luckily Apple has version 3.0 on their Older… Continue

Posted on April 4, 2009 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (27 comments)

At 8:03pm on December 12, 2007, Ken said…
"Ken doesn't have any friends on this social network yet."

Who needs friends when you have a Macintosh?
At 9:42pm on December 12, 2007, James said…
I suppose Macs make good friends, but I'll 'friend' you nevertheless.
At 7:40am on December 13, 2007, Ken said…
Spotlight + ("Jimmy Hoffa" + "Body") = Problem Solved
At 11:57am on December 13, 2007, Ken said…
Q: Why do you still use an Apple II?
A: I'm safe from anything involving two females and a drinking device.
At 8:35pm on December 13, 2007, James said…
So what is that thing you're wielding in your photo?
At 2:18pm on December 17, 2007, Ken said…
WHY is there a bottle of poisonous Iodine from a school district 15 miles from here in the Mac lab I take care of?!
At 12:00pm on December 18, 2007, John said…
It is not Apple?
At 9:14am on December 25, 2007, John said…
This is about the only day of the year that I miss the snow in Wisconsin. A very Merry Christmas to you as well!
At 9:38pm on January 9, 2008, April said…
Hello Domo! I love your picture!
At 8:24am on April 12, 2008, Josh said…
Ken! Thank you for coming to see WTM in Wisconsin! So what parts did you find interesting or funny? We would be lying if we said we did not intend to make it as humorous and light hearted as possible. We would love the feedback! Thanks again! - Josh

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