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When did you get your first Mac?
Apple ][ 1980, Mac IIsi 1990
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Lots!
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macdownunder commented on macdownunder's blog post The old upgrade switcheroo (how to get a G5 booting from internal software based RAID1)
"Thanks for the tip Applefreak! In it's working environment, mine is elevated and in the workstation cupboard. As I sit above it, I am accutely aware of it's cooling status, and whenever I get it to do some movie transcoding, the fans…"
Jan 24, 2010
applefreak commented on macdownunder's blog post The old upgrade switcheroo (how to get a G5 booting from internal software based RAID1)
"a G5 on the floor isn't a good idea one said to me his power mac G5 fans where always running at high speed opened, cleaned all inlets, all fans, removed an replaced hard disks, the memory, graphic board.... the whole interior problem…"
Jan 24, 2010
macdownunder commented on Ken's photo
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Apple II Card Identification

"Hi Ken, It is likely a 16K RAM card for the ][/plus (ie prior to the //e). They fit into Slot 0 which is same physical shape as an expansion slot, but slightly different electrically. The early cards had a patch strap that replaced on of the RAM…"
Dec 14, 2009
LaurentB commented on macdownunder's blog post The old upgrade switcheroo (how to get a G5 booting from internal software based RAID1)
"I'm bookmarking this one! Thanks"
Dec 12, 2009
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The old upgrade switcheroo (how to get a G5 booting from internal software based RAID1)

It's been a while between posts.I've recently picked up an Aluminium 24" iMac 2.4GHz to replace my old Dual G5 tower as my workstation.Since this was my first intel workstation, I decided to retire the installation that has been running since OSX.2 and had been progessively upgraded to 10.4.11. It was time to do a fresh install.The machine came with OSX.4 and I upgraded through to 10.6.2.It was time for a cull of applications, and only those that I use regularly made it back in. The only app I…See More
Dec 3, 2009
macdownunder left a comment for Hillbillybear
"Hi Hillbillybear. Thanks for your message. I certainly do have some interesting conversations with my wife about the collection. Particularly - now that our kids are older and we're running out of space in our house. JD"
Jul 31, 2009
Hillbillybear left a comment for macdownunder
"Holeee Shitballs mate, I just looked at your mac storage room. I think you've got enough to get you castrated!!! If you're with a partner that is!! I'm facing the Wrath of Khan with aournd 30 Macs."
Jul 31, 2009
macdownunder replied to Jesse Green's discussion MacBook or Netbook
"Hi Jesse, I had the same dilema recently - decided on a secondhand Macbook for less $$ than a new Netbook - that I would have to hack and not gaurantee would work 100%. Sure it's heavier, but much more powerful, more HDD space - and it was a…"
Apr 28, 2009

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The old upgrade switcheroo (how to get a G5 booting from internal software based RAID1)

It's been a while between posts.



I've recently picked up an Aluminium 24" iMac 2.4GHz to replace my old Dual G5 tower as my workstation.



Since this was my first intel workstation, I decided to retire the installation that has been running since OSX.2 and had been progessively upgraded to 10.4.11. It was time to do a fresh install.



The machine came with OSX.4 and I upgraded through to 10.6.2.



It was time for a cull of applications, and only those that… Continue

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Vodcasting with CamTwist

As part of a weekly community radio program that I contribute to, we now run a regular vodcast of the studio during the show. Up until now one of my colleagues has been using a Netbook with some Windows software to do some basic picture in picture. Problem for me was that we couldn't include the iSight camera (in my Macbook) as part of the feed.



Problem solved! Mac software to the rescue (again). CamTwist is a wonderful… Continue

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 4:00am

Hacking the Apple TV

Well, as some would know, I purchased an Apple TV late last year. I got a second hand 40Gb HDD model running v1.0 of the firmware with the purpose of using it to stream video from my G4 Xserve over a 802.11g network.



As most of my video collection was in AVI/DIVX format in order to work with my old Elgato EyeHome, I had two choices:



1). Re-encode every video file that I had (which would have taken months)

2). Hack the Apple TV to accept the AVI/DIVX… Continue

Posted on March 20, 2009 at 8:49pm — 2 Comments

G4 Xserve blower replacements

Before we start.....



PLEASE NOTE: I am not responsible for any damage done to your beautiful G4 Xserve if you follow any of the information below!



Ok, now that I've got that out of the way....



Haven't had much time to do any tinkering of late. Out of necessit, however, I've done some investigating on replacement G4 Xserve blowers. You see, my G4 Xserve started making even more noise than usual recently, and shortly after that, the CPU blower… Continue

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 1:59pm

Collection moving into the (almost) new era

Hi all,



Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year.



I've been so busy with work since October, I haven't had a chance to post. But that doesn't mean that I haven't been collecting!



Since October I've been rapid catching up with the modern era...



iPhone - OK, so I'm a little late into this party, but I love my iPhone 3G 8Gb. I'm managed to convince my boss and General Manager to get one too - and they love them (not bad for a strictly… Continue

Posted on January 17, 2009 at 11:36am

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 9:21am on December 8, 2007, James said…
Welcome JD! The RMC Social Network is now officially international!
At 9:23pm on December 14, 2007, Mike said…
Hey buddy, thanks for the great welcome!
At 10:18am on May 13, 2008, Kathryn said…
Awesome! Thanks for looking out for me. I am going to follow up if he will ship to the US. Thanks a Ga-Zillion!
At 9:37am on July 31, 2009, Hillbillybear said…
Holeee Shitballs mate, I just looked at your mac storage room. I think you've got enough to get you castrated!!! If you're with a partner that is!! I'm facing the Wrath of Khan with aournd 30 Macs.

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