Writing about the Newton MessagePad is hard work. All the updates, the new applications, the constant upgrades Apple sends our way.
...wait, what? That doesn't happen at all.
But that doesn't mean it's not exciting and fun to mess with Newtons. Especially us classic Mac lovers: we experiment with them simply because we can. Even in this post-iPhone age.
I've always wanted a few guest writers at my site, newtonpoetry.com. Surely there are folks out there with… Continue
Added by newtonpoetry on March 29, 2009 at 8:17pm —
Most of my stuff is in storage so I only get to play with things when they come in and I clean/restore/prepare them for storage.
I thought I'd share some pics of some stuff on the workbench - check out latest pics
Things of interest (to me anyway):
1. Bottom picture of the Mac box
2. Note the three prongs on the modem
3. Modem has yellowed horribly -… Continue
Added by avidmaccollector on March 28, 2009 at 9:54pm —
I'm a new collector. Here's a sampling:
Apple QuickTake 150
Apple 15" Studio Display
Powerbook 165 Mac
Original Apple IIe Hand Controllers
Apple IIe (including original packaging)
Apple IIe Platinum
Apple III (mint in box)
Apple Lisa 1 (mint in box)
Apple Lisa 2
Added by avidmaccollector on March 27, 2009 at 5:42pm —
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
Added by macdownunder on March 20, 2009 at 8:49pm —
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
Added by macdownunder on March 19, 2009 at 1:59pm —
The Mac culture documentary is available on 2 – disc Special Edition only on MacHEADS website
. The limited DVD features over 2 hours bonus material including in depth discussion about Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder Steve Woz ,early Macintosh vintage clips and archives, the Newton, the first color Macs, MUGs history and contribution to Apple’s success, an open debate about MacHEADS superiority… Continue
Added by mac on March 16, 2009 at 7:15am —
I picked up 2 Mac Plus's, a Laser Writer Plus with all the docs, a carring bag for one of the Plus's, an Apple 20 mb hard drive, and a 3rd party 40mb drive.....I traded 2 12'ers of Coors Extra Gold for it....Freecycle.com.
Added by Machinehead on March 13, 2009 at 9:18pm —
When I was young, I wrote my first Apple II space arcade game called Infiltrator
. It is my first assembly program and has multiple levels where the user needs to control a spaceship and navigate through waves of alien attacks.
Many years later, my son Ding Wen
wrote his first space arcade game for the Apple IIGS -… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on March 10, 2009 at 10:00am —
Sunday was a fun day, got a 6400 mobo, w/ sonnet g3, usb, and other goodies. Installer for g3 on floppy. Surprise, 6400 (os 8.5) won't read it. On to 9500 (os 9.1), it won't read it either. Next to LCIII (7.5.5). It sees it!!! now to find appletalk cable. Won't reach from LCIII to 6400!!! Will reach to 9500. Now to rack my brain on how to setup users and groups and shared folders, etc.. Finally from LCIII to 9500, switch cable, 9500 to 6400. Run installer, reset PRAM and cuda. Yeah!! 6400 w/ G3… Continue
Added by Paul Sloan on March 9, 2009 at 12:18pm —
I interviewed Stephen Hackett who is the editor of the tech blog, ForkBombr.net. Stephen is a blogger, photographer, and a former Apple Retail Lead Genius with a background in Journalism to boot.
The first bit was part of some weekend audio I posted that gives his thoughts on the new Mac Mini.
Hackett has a great point of view, photographic eye, and he knows his hardware.… Continue
Added by GreginChicagoland on March 9, 2009 at 1:19am —
Due to a harddisk crash of the iMac hosting the iPhone SDK, we are now unable to do iPhone development until we get the machine back and set up the environment again. In the meantime, we focus entirely on Google Android development. Android OS is so fun to program and it finally gives me a chance to teach my son Ding Wen Java programming.
The result? Ding Wen has ported his Doodle Kids (an Apple IIGS and iPhone program) to Android phone! Doodle Kids for Android has some features not… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on March 8, 2009 at 9:00am —
At this year’s Macworld the Apple faithful had a real treat in store, but little did I know just how good the treat would be. Ahead of Macworld I had invites to two new movies that were out to cover Apple as a company and the cult following....
Read the full review here.
Added by Welcome to Macintosh on March 6, 2009 at 3:30pm —
via WEBmikey - "Since I've been a Mac fan from my college days and I love following Apple history and lore (such as the incredible Revolution in the Valley), I knew I would enjoy this independent 2008 documentary, and I was thrilled to find it available from Netflix..."
See the full review here.
Added by Welcome to Macintosh on March 5, 2009 at 3:30pm —
I'm sorry, but I have to share these awesome podcasts. The first you've heard of and hear spots from during the Retro Mac Cast -
Earl Evans' - Retrobits Podcast
This podcast covers older systems - generally before the IBM PC but slips occasionally and covers both history, details and what Earl likes to call "Modern Day Fun". What you can do with them… Continue
Added by Wholly Mindless on March 4, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Keeping an eye on the press I’ve read FORTUNE
take on MacHEADS
. Fun reading! Thank you Philip from APPLE 2.O
“Ultimately, this is a story of lost innocence. Even as the community celebrated the return of Steve Jobs — their prodigal son and savior — it was being undermined by the Web (which obviated… Continue
Added by mac on March 3, 2009 at 3:45am —
My son Ding Wen
is porting some of his Apple IIGS and iPhone programs to Google Android phone.
There are 2 ways to do it. The first way is to embed a WebKit browser (WebView) to host a web application. The 2nd way is to use Canvas
Write a web application and tested them to work under Android Browser. If you have… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on March 3, 2009 at 3:30am —
niatnya pengen ngebersihin barang2 lawas yg lama ga kepegang pelan2 kumpulin satu satu mulai dari eMate300, clamshel pas sampe di lombard gw dapati ada yg ga beres yaitu permukaan lcd screen nya ada jendul motive nya cipratan air…’hmm ini musti ketumpahan atau mau dibersihin tapi pake media yg salah’ pikir gw. sore pas gw tanya sang ‘maestro’ christopher the user… ternyata ketumpahan aer di kamar ketika ada kawan2 main ya amyuun seperti disiram aer… Continue
Added by Alfred Thanos on March 2, 2009 at 7:36pm —