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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I agree with his choice.
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Here's an article over at Cult of Mac highlighting the work of Matthew Pearce from New to Old Tech who was able to hook up an Apple IIc to a Cinema Display. In the article you will find a link to Matt's YouTube video.…Continue
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