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Any danger in using a 400k external with a IIsi?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by sunder Feb 22, 2008.

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When did you get your first Mac?
1988
How many Macs do you own?
never enough
What is your website?
http://lisa.sunder.net
What's your favorite Mac of all time?
somewhere in time
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
http://retromaccast.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=196147 :-)

Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 7:30pm on December 19, 2007, sunder said…
(Knock Knock)
"Who's there?"
(wait 15 seconds)
"Lisa!"
At 10:13pm on December 19, 2007, James said…
Welcome Ray! Thanks for joining!
At 10:56pm on December 19, 2007, Wholly Mindless said…
Question: How'd you end up making LisaEm ROMless? Did you duplicate the function of the roms in fresh code?
At 5:43am on December 20, 2007, sunder said…
I looked at what Lisa Office System does while booting in terms of what functions in the ROM it used. It turned out that it didn't use very many of the ROM routines at all.

I then wrote C code that intercepted the ROM calls and implemented their functionality in C code.

I did that because I got sick of answering "Please, please, please, where can I download a ROM from?" with "Sorry, but as much as I'd like to, I'm not legally allowed to answer that question." :-)
At 11:25am on May 12, 2008, Classic Computing said…
Hi Ray, thanks so much for the emulator, like a lot of other people, it's the closest thing I have to a real one - which was my first "Mac." I eventually sold my original one, with many other computers in my collection, due to money problems. I've owned I think at least four Lisa 2's, with the middle two both running the Lisa OS from Profile hard drives. Thanks for the comments. I especially feel bad about the Stan Veit one. I have the second one mostly ready; it just needs a final edit. I think I'm ready to start again. I love listening to my podcasts each week, especially the Retromaccast. I have so much to share too - I carefully state that I am going to start up both again. I want to make the Classic Computing one weekly too, but keep it to about twenty minutes. Talk to you again soon, and thanks again for the words of support. best, David
At 1:04pm on May 12, 2008, sunder said…
Hi David,

Yeah, my Lisas were also my first Mac, I used them almost exclusively in MacWorks until I moved up to the IIcx hackintosh. They were a gateway drug. :) After that, I used one to run Xenix so I could learn unix - that was before Linux existed, though I did run Coherent for a while after on a PC.

I look forward to your podcast. :-)
At 8:30am on July 23, 2008, Wholly Mindless said…
Hey, I posted a comment for you about your Franklin 1200 on Pre-Mac Goodness
At 11:18am on August 12, 2008, John said…
Thanks for the tip on the ribbon cable! Sounds like a great start. I particularly like the idea of using the hot glue gun. I would never have thought of that!
At 8:47am on November 29, 2008, applefreak said…
love the emulator
sure, only the real thing is better

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