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Sean McNamara
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  • Wollstonecraft, NSW
  • Australia
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Sean McNamara commented on Tyler's group Rainbow Apple Logo
"I've been looking on eBay for ages for some (even just one) of those static cling Apple logos that go on the inside of windows to avoid weathering. Haven't seen any available to Australia, ever. Would anyone happen to have any they'd…"
Apr 2, 2012
Sean McNamara commented on JonG's group RetroMacCast Down Under
"Any Sydney-siders want a Green jellybean iMac (no HD, CD doesn't work), a working Performa 580CD, or a Personal LaserWriter? All free to anyone who wants them. Pick up only in Crows Nest/Wollstonecraft - if no bites by 25 March, I'll be…"
Mar 14, 2012
GDB commented on Sean McNamara's blog post Invisible details matter
"The invisible detail that I especially like in the case of the original Mac is the fact that those same engineers secretly created a machine that could be equipped with an improved RAM complement (the Mac512), thus providing an escape-route from the…"
Oct 6, 2011
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Oct 6, 2011
Sean McNamara posted a blog post

Invisible details matter

I am reminded on this very sad day of something I saw in the extras of one of the Lord of the Rings DVDs many years ago. The actor who portrayed King Theoden was talking about being dressed in the King's armour for filming - as some part of the costume was lowered over his head, he noticed carvings or motifs on the inside of the part in question. Being on the inside, movie watchers would never see this detail. The craftsmen/women who made the armour would know about it. The actor would know…See More
Oct 6, 2011
Sean McNamara replied to James's discussion Episode 218: Individually Mouth-Blown
"Me too - it's mac-n'-mah-ra, long mah - and it's wool-st'n-craft. At least James and John can rightly claim I provided no pronunciation guidelines Sean PS I'm not really upset :) PPS I should have also pointed out my…"
Oct 4, 2011
Sean McNamara posted a blog post

AA - Apples Anonymous

Hello, my name is Sean, and I have a problem. I collect old Apple computers. It's been 2 hours since my last use of an old Apple computer. I've had issues around controlling my use of Apple computers since I first touched one in 1982. The Apple ][ europlus was the first computer in my home (I'd used a Trash-80 at school, but that was just a gateway [not Gateway™] computer for me). The europlus had me hooked from the first beep. I yearned for that 5.25" Drive ][ sound. The green glow felt like…See More
Sep 28, 2011
Sean McNamara replied to Ken's discussion SCSI Replacement Alternative
"I've just bought a SCSI card reader from MechWare - see here for the three they have - I bought the one with the PCMCIA CF card reader and 2GB CF card. As time marches forward, I'm trying to solid state as much of my retro stuff…"
Sep 26, 2011
Sean McNamara replied to Derek Etnyre's discussion External SCSI Hard Drives for Mac SE
"I used to use a SCSI Fujitsu DynaMO 230MB 3.5" magneto-optical external drive (could also read and right the 128MB disks) on a Quadra 840AV - great drive, always thought it was a bit more reliable in the long term than magnetic media. Bootable,…"
Sep 26, 2011
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RetroMacCast Down Under

For Australian listeners of RetroMacCast. Remember, we're ahead of the US, so we hear the podcast before James and John record it ;)
Sep 26, 2011
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Pre-Mac Goodness

For those of us whose tastes trend towards the foundation of Mac - the Apple, Apple ][, Apple ][+, Apple ///, Apple //e, //c, //gs, Lisa and other older machines that influenced the sublime.
Sep 26, 2011
Sean McNamara commented on Tyler's group Rainbow Apple Logo
"VannBaker, I got the 6-colour logo as a tattoo almost 3 years ago it's about 4cm tall - see here :)"
Sep 26, 2011
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Rainbow Apple Logo

For everyone who remembers and likes the retro Apple logo.
Sep 26, 2011
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Sep 26, 2011

Profile Information

When did you get your first Mac?
1985
How many Macs do you own?
12 Macs, ~40 Apple ][s
What's your favorite Mac of all time?
Apple ][ europlus
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
Retrobits podcast

Sean McNamara's Blog

Invisible details matter

I am reminded on this very sad day of something I saw in the extras of one of the Lord of the Rings DVDs many years ago. The actor who portrayed King Theoden was talking about being dressed in the King's armour for filming - as some part of the costume was lowered over his head, he noticed carvings or motifs on the inside of the part in question.

 

Being on the inside, movie watchers would never see this detail. The…

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Posted on October 6, 2011 at 1:32am — 1 Comment

AA - Apples Anonymous

Hello, my name is Sean, and I have a problem.

 

I collect old Apple computers. It's been 2 hours since my last use of an old Apple computer.

 

I've had issues around controlling my use of Apple computers since I first touched one in 1982. The Apple ][ europlus was the first computer in my home (I'd used a Trash-80 at school, but that was just a gateway [not Gateway™] computer for me).

 

The europlus had me hooked from the first beep. I yearned for…

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Posted on September 28, 2011 at 10:49pm

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