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James's Blog – March 2008 Archive (3)

Episode 63 Delayed

if you're wondering where the next episode is, it is delayed until at least Monday. I'm in Chicago this weekend so John and I will record Moday afternoon.

Added by James on March 22, 2008 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Webcams for Older Macs

A friend of mine asked me if had a spare iSight camera to sell him. He was looking to setup iChat but was alarmed at what iSight cameras are fetching these days ($200+). That got us both on the hunt for a suitable alternative. Unfortunately, none of them match the elegance of the iSight design, but there are at least are some choices which will work. This page gives a pretty good description of all the options: Apple Mac Web Cam Video… Continue

Added by James on March 9, 2008 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Yikes!

I received a Power Macintosh G4 "Yikes" in the mail yesterday. It was $40 + shipping so I figured why not? I have a Sawtooth and thought that was good enough to represent the first generation of G4 Macs, but Yikes is a little bit of a different animal with the PCI bus and the low-end 350 MHz processor. It will require a little cleaning and there are some hairline cracks in the case, so it is no where near perfect.



Upon startup, I got no video and no chime so I got to work. First I… Continue

Added by James on March 9, 2008 at 11:55am — 7 Comments

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