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October 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Xceed Color30HR

I have one of these Xceed Color30HR cards, came in a SE/30 I picked up cheap. Does anyone know if this can be used only in and SE/30 ?? Also, since it seems to be quite rare, any ideas on a reasonable value ? Thanks.

Added by John Piontkowski on October 29, 2009 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

been gone a few days, boxes piling up

I was out of town for a few days, when I returned last night I found a lovely pile of USPS and FedEX boxes waiting for me.



Todays additions include :



1 Mac Plus, with 400K external drive and extended keyboard

-- seller claimed it was dead, ovbiousbly didnt know macs, it boots to a ?? floppy just fine



1 SE with 2 800K drives

-- no display but it does startup chime



1 A9M0106 800K external floppy



1 LC 520 aka performa… Continue

Added by John Piontkowski on October 25, 2009 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

My growing collection

so far my collection of retro macs includes :

all but the SE/30 at least power on, most of the older ones have floppy issues



2 512K's

1 classic

2 SE's

1 SE/30 (dead, hope to get a working one soon)



1 quadra 800

1 performa 6150 (mostly for parts, but it does power up)

1 performa 5400/200

1 9600/300



2 LC's

2 LCII's

1 performa 405 (aka LCII)

1 LCIII



blueberry iMac 350Mhz slot loading

graphite DV iMac… Continue

Added by John Piontkowski on October 19, 2009 at 9:49pm — 6 Comments

. . . and when not using my Macs

When I can I like to get out with friends and go riding on the weekends. Currently, I'm in "training" for the annual Sydney to Wollongong fund raising ride for Multiple Sclerosis Australia http://www.mssociety.org.au



Have a look at http://www.gongride.org.au/ for more information about the ride, and my fund raising page at… Continue

Added by Michael on October 7, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Hi, my name is Michael, and I used to be a PC user.

Hi all, I've just had my membership approved and thought the first thing I'd do is give a run down on my Apple and Mac background.



Back in 1983 I was working for an computer store in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) called "Computers and Peripherals" which was a local Apple Dealer/Agent as well as specialising in electronic calculators (which themselves were a big deal back then!).



Although we were happily selling Apple //e & //c machines, both out of the box, and… Continue

Added by Michael on October 7, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Retromac of the future

I have just been fortunate enough to aquire what I consider to be the next mac (and the first of the Intels) that will go retro: a MacBook Air (1.6 frist gen.). Don't worry, I'll put it to good use before Apple phases it out ;-)

Added by Paul on October 5, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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