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Feb 4
Steve Sarrica replied to James's discussion Episode 239: April Fools
"They use NTSC in Japan — in the episode you guys speculated that they used PAL.  Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTSC"
Apr 6, 2012
John left a comment for Steve Sarrica
"Even if it didn't sit flat, it would still fit. It would be very easy to swap out the system for a different one."
Nov 15, 2010
Steve Sarrica commented on John's blog post Our Quest is at an end.
"Awesome project! Glad to see it come to fruition! (ha, ha, ha) Would a new Mac Mini fit in the case? With its internal power supply, there would be slightly less clutter in there, assuming it fits."
Nov 1, 2010
Steve Sarrica replied to James's discussion Episode 168: Old Plastic iMacs
"The mystery part fits the security slot on an original 128K or 512K Macintosh."
Aug 1, 2010
Steve Sarrica posted a blog post

Wound out its mortal coil...

The original Mac 512K, upgraded to 512KE, and then a Plus seen in my photo died after a rough double-hit power outage. I returned it to the archive for possible repair later and replaced it with another Plus to serve as our family room clock.
Nov 22, 2009
Steve Sarrica replied to BRCincy's discussion Which Mac model is your favorite?
"Sorry for the necropost..."
Jun 30, 2009
Steve Sarrica replied to BRCincy's discussion Which Mac model is your favorite?
"I'm not sure it is absolutely my favorite, but it is the first one that came to mind. Back in 1992-93 I was working as a technical writer when I got assigned to a new project. I showed up to claim my new cube and it came with a Mac IIfx with a…"
Jun 30, 2009
Steve Sarrica left a comment for Steve Sarrica
"We had a huge storm roll through and took a big power hit. The blackout lasted 6.5 hours and the Mac clock (in my photo) sustained some damage. There is some banding at the top of the display. It doesn't interfere with its role as a clock, but…"
Jun 27, 2009
Steve Sarrica commented on Steve Sarrica's photo
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"Yeah, it's basically evening out the damage."
Jun 7, 2009
Lars (WhyOSX) commented on Steve Sarrica's photo
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"The most stupid way of screen saving I ever heard of :-)"
Jun 7, 2009
Steve Sarrica commented on Steve Sarrica's photo
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"The display runs white on black from 6:00pm to 6am and black on white from 6am to 6pm. This should prevent, or at least even out, screen burn-in."
Jun 7, 2009
Lars (WhyOSX) commented on Steve Sarrica's photo
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"I've downloaded it, even runs with 'Classic' and 'Tiger'. Nice and easy - thanks for posting the link. How is the display inverted ?"
Jun 7, 2009
Lars (WhyOSX) commented on Steve Sarrica's photo
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"I've downloaded it, even runs with 'Classic' and 'Tiger'. How is the display inverted ?"
Jun 7, 2009
Steve Sarrica commented on Steve Sarrica's photo
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"It's original hardware running HappyPlusClock. You can read more about it and get it here: http://www.vitaphone.net/hpc/"
Jun 7, 2009
Lars (WhyOSX) commented on Steve Sarrica's photo
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"Hah ! There we are - I just checked this out: Indeed, a motherboard of an LC would fit. You have to remove the passive 'exhausting system' to shove the board in and may need to find a new position for the fan. My LC is taken apart right…"
Jun 6, 2009

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When did you get your first Mac?
I got a Mac 512 in 1985.
How many Macs do you own?
35 or so, including three Apple IIs
What's your favorite Mac of all time?
The Macintosh II that I bought new.
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
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Wound out its mortal coil...

The original Mac 512K, upgraded to 512KE, and then a Plus seen in my photo died after a rough double-hit power outage. I returned it to the archive for possible repair later and replaced it with another Plus to serve as our family room clock.

Posted on November 22, 2009 at 11:07am

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At 11:16am on May 30, 2009, James said…
Welcome Steve! You'll have to give us a rundown of your collection -- and add a profile pic when you get a chance.
At 2:25pm on May 31, 2009, Steve Sarrica said…
Well, here's what I think I remember having in the collection;

3 Mac Plus, including my original 512 that was upgraded. That's it acting as a clock in my profile photo.
2 Mac SE
1 Macintosh Classic
1 Macintosh Classic II
1 Macintosh LC
1 Macintosh LC II
1 Macintosh IIfx
1 Macintosh IIvx with a Centris 650 badge!
1 Macintosh LC 520
2 Power Macintosh 6115
1 Macintosh Performa 6360
1 Power Macintosh 5400
1 Power Macintosh 5500
1 Power Macintosh 8600
1 Power Macintosh G3 desktop
1 Power Macintosh G3 B&W
1 Power Macintosh G4 Quicksilver
1 Powerbook Duo 2300c
1 Duo Dock
1 Powerbook 2400c
1 Powerbook G4
1 Apple IIgs
1 Apple IIe
1 Apple IIc
1 Mac Mini (G4)

That excludes the work laptop and desktop that I use every day.
At 12:50pm on June 6, 2009, Steve Sarrica said…
So much for the quality of my inventory information. I found a Macintosh IIsi on a shelf in the basement that I missed earlier.
At 4:01pm on June 6, 2009, Lars (WhyOSX) said…
May I invite you to load at least your profile photo in a bigger view, and we're interested and curious about the storage and conditions of your collected items!
At 4:18pm on June 27, 2009, Steve Sarrica said…
We had a huge storm roll through and took a big power hit. The blackout lasted 6.5 hours and the Mac clock (in my photo) sustained some damage. There is some banding at the top of the display. It doesn't interfere with its role as a clock, but if I ever want to use it for anything else, I'll have to break out my copy of "The Dead Mac Scrolls" to see what the fix is.
At 5:19pm on November 15, 2010, John said…
Even if it didn't sit flat, it would still fit. It would be very easy to swap out the system for a different one.

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