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When did you get your first Mac?
My first Mac was a Mac Plus in 1988.
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Mac Plus, Mac IIsi, Power Mac 9500, Mac Quadra 630, Mac Performa 6360, Powerbook 3400, G3 Powerbook Pismo, G3 iBook 700, Power Mac G4 Quicksilver 700, MacBook Pro 15 inch, MacBook Pro 13 inch
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Power Mac G4 Quicksilver Tower
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can't remember; been listening off and on since about show #10.

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Posted on February 24, 2008 at 9:27am

About "Non Existent Theme"

So this is what "Non Existent Theme" is. The song was written by me on sheet music when I took a piano class long ago. Around 1990 I found a discount music program called MUSIC WORKS that ran on my Mac Plus. I re-noted the entire song on the music works program and had it saved as a Music Works recording. After that the song sat on a floppy disc, syquest and other media for years.



Last year after installing Mini vMac on my Power Mac G4, I had the contents of my Mac Plus hard… Continue

Posted on February 18, 2008 at 9:20pm

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At 8:47pm on February 18, 2008, Mel said…
Tribute to my Macintosh Plus
My Mac Plus Mouse.
At 8:49pm on February 18, 2008, Mel said…
Tribute to my Macintosh Plus
Mighty 800K Apple floppy drive.
At 8:50pm on February 18, 2008, Mel said…
Tribute to my Macintosh Plus
My Macintosh Plus with 45MB Ehman hard drive. The drive is dead now but the Mac still boots.
At 9:06pm on February 18, 2008, James said…
Welcome Mel! We're glad you've joined us!
At 9:09pm on February 18, 2008, Mel said…
So this is what "Non Existent Theme" is. The song was written by me on sheet music when I took a piano class long ago. Around 1990 I found a discount music program called MUSIC WORKS that ran on my Mac Plus. I re-noted the entire song on the music works program and had it saved as a Music Works recording. After that the song sat on a floppy disc, syquest and other media for years.

Last year after installing Mini vMac on my Power Mac G4, I had the contents of my Mac Plus hard drive installed as a virtual volume to Mini vMac. This software allowed my G4 to emulate a Mac Plus System 6.08 window in my G4. The Music Works program worked and so did the song.

I had the song loop 3 times from within the Mini vMac emulator and had the music re-recorded with Audio Hijack Pro. Saved it out to AIFF and actually had 2 copies of a CD single issued. Converted the file to MP3 and originally had the song uploaded to my old Mac site at http://www.headgap.com/~macstar.

The site was accidentally deleted earlier this year and the song never got reposted until now.

LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK. Song may be very nauseating! After all it was originally 8-bit audio. No Garage Band used to make this.
At 9:22pm on February 24, 2008, Mycroft said…
Excellent photographs! I enjoyed your Internet Universe as well.
At 3:34pm on February 22, 2009, PJ said…
My MusicWorks disk is done... Do you know how I could get a disk image of it?

Thanks,
Paul
At 12:50pm on April 17, 2010, Mel said…
About my G4 Quicksilver 733 Power Macintosh

Power Mac G4 Quicksilver

Power Mac G4 Quicksilver

My experience with the G4 is limited to my own Quicksilver 733 single processor model that I bought brand new in 2001. Still own and use it today.

The thing has 2 hard drives installed internally and several external ones.

Each internal drive runs the following OS:

Drive 1 - Partition 1: Mac OSX 10.3.9
Drive 1 - Partition 2: Mac OSX 10.4.11

Drive 2 - Partition 1: Mac OS 9.2.1
Drive 2 - Partition 2: documents
Drive 2 - Partition 3: documents

Most of the time the Mac is booting into OSX 10.4.11 with OS 9 running in Classic mode.

Up to December 2009 this was my main Mac. I have since moved to a MacBook Pro 15 inch running Mac OSX 10.6.2.

The Quicksilver is mostly now for running some OS 9 apps in classic mode, and music playing with iTunes (I have 16,000+ songs on this thing vs. only about 2000 songs on the MacBook Pro.

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