The damn comment threading on this system causes messages to get sent all over. Please accept my apologies when I quote you here (So others can see it) and then respond
Hi James, thanks for the welcome. The thing in the photo is a Battle-Bot form the, now defunct TV show. I use to do first aid for the company contracted by Battle-Bots. That one was wounded in battle, and I had the owner e-mail me the photo. I guess I should specify that I did First Aid for the humans, not the bots. And, Yes! I am going to MacWorld! WoooHooo! I have had to miss it for a few years, and I'm glad to be going back. I use to go every year when I lived in the SF Bay Area, but since I moved south, and got so busy working, I've had to skip. I am hoping to connect with the Vintage Mac fans there. Any suggestions on how I can meet up?
Thanks for the responses, and the help learning the site. I'm still stumbling around in the dark *ouch* and bumping into things. I must say, Wholly Mindless, that Battle Bots was one of the most fun jobs I've ever had. And, James, thanks for the tip about the message indicator.
Yep--SF bay here--east bay. where about did ya live when ya lived up here? So, what all do you have in your collection computer wise? I really don't have a collection myself, so have to live vicariously through retroMacCast-lol. do you have you retro Mac on displayed? do you used them? Have a Mac day!
Ah-When I used to drive a truck and make deliveries, I had one stop in Benicia and 2 in Fairfield but was only up that area twice a week. Of course I used to deliver down in Monterey area too. I live down in Hayward. I take it you don't ride anymore? I have a 2002 buell x1 and a springer soft tail custom-which is in the pic, not that you get a good look at her--lol. She is in need of some tlc. I have 3 mac right now-a dual 1 Ghz g4 tower which is my daily driver, an iMac snow g3-my back up or as I like to call her, my lap top cause that is the one I take down stairs when I need a computer down there. John called it my LUG TOP-lol. And there is the iMac grape g3 that is the family computer. I don't consider them retro since they are in use-lol. I began on a Performa 6115 cd so I would have to say that would be my favorite since that is the only real retro mac I've used. I have only had 4 macs in my life--lol. I have come very late to the computer game-my skills and knowledge is weak. I feel the force is strong within you-lol
Sounds like you know the SF BA quite well. I love the Apple on the front of your bike, that's a great way to fly your colors, and claim your peeps! LOL! No, I don't ride anymore. I got rid of my bike when my kids were little. I had that saying in my head, about the two types of riders...and I figured I'd have no one to watch the kids if I was laid up with a broken leg or some such thing. I'd been real lucky, at that point and had a few close calls, so, my bike went away. I love the 'LUG TOP' that is great! I took my Graphite 'Lug Top' to work to play old games on. It doesn't have enough RAM to install OS X, I'll need to upgrade for that. So, I've kept it OS 9.2 for now. I just got my old 6400/200 back from my ex-husband. Been so long I'd forgotten I'd given it to him. It's great to have her back. I use to have several more SE's, LC's, Plus's, but I donated them to my kids school! ARG! I'd love to have them back now. What the heck was I thinkin'!!! The force is not as strong with me as I'd like, but I'm still learning. Don't worry, your Kung-Fu will become strong if you embrace the Way of the Mac. We have good Sensi's here at Retro Mac
Yeah I used to get around a lot with work-no so much anymore. the pic "iBike" is a photoshopped pic inspired by James as a matter of fact--His jean jacket to be precise. Hmmm maybe I should add a Mac patch to my jacket. Yes motherhood can have that affect. But its never too late to get back in to the wind-even if its just on the back. I had more than a few close calls-and to be honest I do push it a bit sometimes. I have been down once but got up and still made it to work on time, infact I felt better after giving the massage, but I was sore for a week or so after-good thing working make me feel better--YAY-lol. I am able to run OS X on my LUG TOP but its a bit slow and I can't use my cam-although I haven't tried it with skype it might work there. If I ever start up a real collection I might go ahead and go back to OS 9 on one of the iMacs. Infact, with my son visiting for Christmas-I booted the LUG TOP with OS 9 to play an old STAR WARS game I had-it looked dark but hey it keep him entertained while the older kids played guitar hero. He did give guitar hero a go a few times and was alright at it but being the youngest he never won-so I busted out the old mac games.
you were trying to spread the MAC love by giving away your machines-that was nice of ya. Did you ever inquired as to what happened to those machines? I mean they might be in a closet somewhere. Oh the force is very strong in you--I feel it. Its like you wear it for all to see--lol.
It all started with a new Mac SE back in the day... I used that Mac daily until 2000 when I finally got a grape iMac. From 2000 until early 2007 the SE was in the basement "hibernating". I couldn't stand to give it away but I wasn't using it at all. THEN in early 2007 I discovered the RetroMacCast and I immediately brought the SE upstairs and it booted right up and I've been hooked on retro ever since! I added a MacPlus, a dual floppy SE, a Classic II, two Mac IIci machines, an LC, a Bondi Blue iMac, a PowerBook 1400cs, an eMac and more. Then I have a modern Mac for my daily use. I love my Macs!!
I see you have quite a collection too! It's nice to meet others with the same Mac enthusiasm! And I see you were at MacWorld - I want to go next year. It would be great to have a RetroMacCast meet-up. I see that you found James and John there - great photos!
Hello, Kathryn. Thanks for the comments. It's pretty amazing to think about what I'm doing now with my Macs (i.e. Photoshop work and video editing) compared to when I first got into them. I remember using a large-format photocopier and plastic PMT (photo mechanical transfer) screens to enlarge and reduce photos for paste-up, as we couldn't afford a scanner at the newspaper where I first worked. They were only grayscale at that time and well over a thousand bucks. so we had to then cut and paste them onto blue layout pages after first waxing them. Our "cub" reporters at my current paper don't even know what a waxing machine is! Thanks again,
Yeah... It was the goofiest photo of me that I could find when I was creating my account. Is that a BattleBot in your photo??? I used to love that show. I am also jealous that you live in Monterey - I LOVE It there. Beautiful place.