Yes my TAM arrived all the way from Japan. Alas, when I plugged it in I heard a muffled pop from somewhere inside the subwoofer/power supply. I didn't smell the magic smoke though, and when I got the subwoofer taken apart (Thank you https://www.cardboard-box.com/fixtambuzz/index.html !!) Spiderwebs, some dead bugs (Imported dead bugs, fancy!) and corroded metal are what greeted me. The one and only fuze still reads good and I…Continue
Hey everyone, FWIW guest access on my classic share is fixed. Connect to afp://www.tauceti.org as guest (should mount automatically, if not mount the "classic" share) and have a look.
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I picked up an LCII awhile back, not sure if I posted about it here or not. Anyway, I had System 7 all installed up and boom...the hard drive dies. Yikes. I was able to find another SCSI drive on eBay for uh...too much...I've yet to reinstall the system. I was using an old iBook G3 with MacOS 9 to restore the System 7 disk images onto floppies on at a time. I had so many bad floppies I ended up having to use the same darn one. That's right, image, install, eject, re-image, eject, install,…Continue
Let's all gather around our favorite beige beauty, open the Feb '98 MacAddict disc, and enjoy this holiday classic "It's A Wonderful Mac".
No disc? No problem, it can be found here to!
If you're interested, you can connect to tauceti.org via AFP, connect as guest, and mount "classic". It has quite a bit of classic Macintosh software you may find handy.
I don't want to post it twice, so here.
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Aralia asked, "What can you do with a G5?" but has wall moderation turned on so I can't reply. Setting aside all the things that fall under the category of "everything you can do with a modern Mac but slower":
It started out innocently enough.
I've gone from having zero old Macs to having two of Apple's least desirable Macs sitting beside me in my office. One is a clone and the other a (shudder) PowerBook 5300.
Last summer, a StarMax 4000 showed up at my…Continue
So I had my first podcast experience last week, thanks to David, James and John! Listening back it was ok but I waffled on a bit in the second half of it - for that I apologise! Lack of audio experience i'm afraid.
The Lisa 2 version of the PiXL is done in terms of design, we're waiting on the first batch to come through and we've already had a small number of orders for it which is fantastic. Although, I stress again, this isn't a commercial project as the main objective…Continue
When I get time – almost never – I'm working on a book called "What I Learned as a Computer Guy". This book will be in two sections, intermingled. The first section is computer-related stuff. I'll have chapters on
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Just in case you are interested…
I cut my computing teeth on DOS version 3.3 and IBM AT (two 320 K 5 1/2 inch floppy disks, no hard drive). This was, of course, a nightmarish experience. When I was deciding whether to get a computer of my own, a friend of mine from where I worked said I should at least look at the Macintosh.…Continue
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You may have listened to the interview with Rebecca Heineman & Jennell Jaquays that Brian Wiser and I did but if you haven't read it yet go check out the article (and all the other great articles) over at Call-A.P.P.L.E.. I can't imagine how long it must have taken to transcribe it. Brian has also out did himself finding great graphics to go with the…Continue
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I don't usually pick up older software, but I made an exception here:
This is version 1.0, for HP-UX as the sticker notes. Still sealed and…Continue
Cinnamon II is a Kickstarter smartwatch project that ends on Thursday August 13. Here are some details:
The Cinnamon II is quite possibly the ultimate in retro geek fashion. A complete 1980's era microcomputer for your wrist! It features a virtualized 6502 clocked at a blistering 1 Megahertz and a whopping 32K of memory!
It is software compatible with the original Apple® ][ and includes a custom hardware accelerated BASIC interpreter. Code programs right there on your wrist!…Continue
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This is not Retro Mac but still interesting. Attached is a link for an article showing a vintage 1980's Amiga still running the HVAC system at the Grand Rapids school system. In the article you will find a video showing the set-up and an interview with the administrator.
For those of you with deep pockets I have attached a link for a working MultiColor Apple JLPGA PowerBook 170. The rare PowerBook appears to be in excellent shape. The auction ends in 5 days and starts at $10,000.00. Happy bidding!…Continue
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