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September 2008 Blog Posts (16)

Email Notification Disabled - Too many "join me's"

Although I appreciate that you guys want us all to join you, some of us actually have to work and can't keep getting these types of messages every few hours.

I've unfortunately had to disable email notification from RMC so if you need to get hold of me, you'll have to send it direct or hope I notice.

This may have an impact on conversations I was following.

Added by Wholly Mindless on September 29, 2008 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Simple Paint is Apple iPhone featured web app

Simple Paint is this week Apple iPhone featured web app! Simple Paint for iPhone is ported from the Apple IIGS version.







Kids Paint also got the Staff Pick.







Simple Paint is also the most popular web app at the time of writing (30th September… Continue

Added by Lim Thye Chean on September 27, 2008 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

PowerBook Duo Memories

Out of nowhere, I saw a listing for a PowerBook 2300c on eBay this week. I'd been regularly checking every other day or so (more exciting than waiting for a saved search email!) and the listing had about 2.5 days left so it must've been a short auction. Anyways, I won the auction. The 2300c will hopefully be on its way on Monday and in my hands before the end of next week.



I had debated a long time which machine to start my retro collection. Due to space issues, it had to be some… Continue

Added by David Gaxiola on September 27, 2008 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Apple II emulation on 8 bit Atari?

This kinda freaks me out a little but A2Central posted this as a quickie today:



Apple II emulation has come to the 8-bit Atari, thanks to Piotr “Artax” Mejer. Read all about it (originally in Polish) Google… Continue

Added by Wholly Mindless on September 26, 2008 at 6:59pm — No Comments

WHAT WAS MICROSOFT THINKING!!!!!!

I have seen the microsoft commercial over and over and over (if i didn't stop this would probably go on forever). and in hundreds of times watching it I have noticed and criticized it down to this:



1) THE COMMERICAL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MICROSOFT!!



P.S



if the director of marketing or advertising is reading this let me give you a tip, have your commercial pertain to the product that you are trying to sell!



P.S.S



Bill Gates if you are… Continue

Added by Kendall Seabury on September 25, 2008 at 3:31pm — 3 Comments

The Chirstmas Mac

When I was cleaning my 660av yesterday i was looking at the sticker that has the manufacturing date and I was surprised to find out that it was manufactured on 12/20/93. has any one ever found a interesting or surprising date that there mac was made on?

Added by Kendall Seabury on September 24, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Can't get the G3

alas, I can't save the G3's from my school for a strange reason, the administrators reason is that they are cataloged at the computer center at our town hall and he says that he has to take them there to take them out of the database. but me and my teacher are arguing that the can use the computers in out shop because they run 10.5 so he could get to his computer at the town hall useing screen sharing, but no luck. all I can do is watch them get carted off to the dump:-(.



I guess I… Continue

Added by Kendall Seabury on September 22, 2008 at 2:44pm — 8 Comments

Why did Macs spend so long being seen as not valid for "business" users?

As I sat at my Pismo the other day, reviewing artwork for a multinational web campaign, the thought suddenly struck me that a lot of businesses are now moving towards using Macs, because the Intel processor lets them use Windows for the "office" style things and the creatives can get on with doing the pretty stuff on Apples as they always have done. I remember, not so long ago, that the great resistance to switching was always based around the argument "well, Macintoshes are great if you're… Continue

Added by Chance on September 18, 2008 at 8:38am — No Comments

Should I get a Newton?

Currently, I am without a PDA. I have, somewhere, got an old Sony Clie that I never really got on with and I used to have an XDA Trion from O2 which, despite running Windows Mobile, was pretty good - I could make calls and surf the web on it and it kept my diary up to date. However, it died very quickly and I've been PDA-less since.



I have an iPod Touch, but I don't find the calendar quick enough to add meetings to and parts of the iPod Touch/iPhone interface are a bit… Continue

Added by Chance on September 15, 2008 at 9:40am — 5 Comments

Why I love my G3s, or "How a tech professional learned to cope without the Newest Toys"

I think that the title of this post is pretty self-explanatory, but I do often get asked by my techno-geek friends why I have actively moved away from high-end Windows/Intel hardware and am happy to sit at an old Blue Dalmatian iMac G3 or a Pismo G3 laptop. Surely, they reason, they are too slow, too old and I can't play the latest games?



Well, whilst I will admit that I will be unlikely to run Prey or Doom 3, the fact is that I don't really mind so much. To be honest, I get more joy… Continue

Added by Chance on September 15, 2008 at 8:43am — No Comments

My new website

finaly i have my website www.retrocomp.ning.com up and runing, if you are a retro computing fan come and join the site!!

so far there is three people not including me.

Added by Kendall Seabury on September 11, 2008 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Games as literary aids?

I wrote this on my other blog and was wondering what you all thought on the subject - I'm soon to be a father myself (nervous, but happy!) and I have long thought that I would like to bring up my kids using an old mac (iMac, even) instead of relying on the Baby Einstein or Night Garden rubbish on DVD. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Added by Chance on September 10, 2008 at 8:35am — 1 Comment

Name

Hey guys, just listened to Ep. 85 and need to find time to listen to more, loving it so far.

Long time Mac user since about 95/96, I've owned and admin'd a lot over the years. Long live OS 9!

PS the name is pronounced Maestro E C. Can't remember why/how but it's stuck!

Added by maestroec on September 8, 2008 at 7:51am — No Comments

how iPhone Copy&Paste will work

Added by option8 on September 4, 2008 at 10:18am — 2 Comments

So, what's the big deal with the iPhone?

I think that I must possibly be the only person on the planet, or at least the only techno-geek, that is not bowled over by the iPhone. Yes, it’s now got 3G and GPS, but I’ve got an iPod touch that does most of what the iPhone does and which I don’t have to shell out on a monthly basis to own. I think it’s nice and it is certainly better than its rivals in a lot of ways, but it almost feels like Apple has deliberately not made it all it can be.



Let me explain - when Apple made the… Continue

Added by Chance on September 2, 2008 at 4:09am — 2 Comments

Where is the new Mac?

I know that we've had the eight-core Mac Pros and the the MacBook Air and, in fairness, the aluminium iMac (a machine I think is stunning, but I really don't like the keyboard), but they aren't, well, new.



Bear with me, as I think this needs some explanation - yes, we have had a myriad new products, but we haven't had anything to change the world in the same way that the original Macintosh did. Or, I suppose, the Macintosh II in the way it overturned the entire print and… Continue

Added by Chance on September 1, 2008 at 7:12am — No Comments

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