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MacEffects Clear Case REVIEW, for Macintosh SE & SE/30

I need to make something clear for you folks...

Added by James Wages on July 12, 2020 at 6:37am — No Comments

Some photo collection of my own

Added by Julio Madeira on March 21, 2020 at 4:01pm — No Comments


Ooof. So it's been a while since I've been around guys. I have been super busy with work and travel.

Recently due to personal illness, I spent a lot of time trawling the web to fill in my time and my collection.

As I have been very frugal I decided to splash out on a number of items.

I now own an Apple Daisywheel Printer, a JLPGA Laptop, An Apple Color Plotter, an Apple Monitor 100 just to name a few of the rare beings I have located.

If only…


Added by macmedic on November 14, 2017 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

An Apple //e Raspberry Pi


This is my invention an Apple //e Raspberry pi with a case made of paper and a real Apple //e emulator made it run at bootup in fullscreen have a look here!:



Matteo Trevisan

Added by Matteo Trevisan on October 6, 2016 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Recording 100 minute CDs

Hi Retomaccasters. 

I occasionally get asked if I can record 100 minutes onto a CD. 

Whilst I have been able to buy 100 minute blank CD's I have not been able to use them.

I tried a long time ago using various versions of Toast4 Toast 5 Toast 6 and probably some of the newer versions.

I think I have a copy of Toast 8  9 & 10  

I suffer from MS so understanding this technology stuff is quite hard for me.

I found most people want me…


Added by Jeremy Clayton-Travis on September 17, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Where the Newton still excels

When I started listening to the RetroMacCast, I had only a very vague idea of what a Newton was. After about 60 or so episodes (I started with the first episode), I was intrigued and started to do some research of my own. Unsurprisingly, I ended up buying one. I decided that I was going to get a Newton 130, since that would enable me to use new batteries without the hassle of having to rebuild a battery pack. 

Said and done, I had some fun playing around with it, but I struggled to…


Added by Tony Ingesson on June 20, 2016 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

QuickTake 200 and Instagram

Shooting for Instagram with the Apple QuickTake 200 from 1996 - PetaPixel

Added by Luis on March 22, 2016 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Woz wax sculpture unveiled

Woz in wax: Madame Tussauds unveils Steve Wozniak statue - Cult of Mac

Added by Luis on March 22, 2016 at 1:27am — No Comments

Eric Parker Interview

I was able to chat with Eric Parker for an "interview" Check it out!

Added by Chris on March 20, 2016 at 12:28am — No Comments

I know this insnt a macintosh but has the same felling!

Hello Macintosh People,

This is one of my creation, an AMIGA 1200 Raspberry Pi prototype. I know itsn't an Apple but can be similar aestetically to an Apple II.

Now The case with mounting holes for Raspberry pi and keyrah v2 can be bought from after a successfull Kickstarter from Phil Lang.



Added by Matteo Trevisan on March 12, 2016 at 2:32pm — No Comments


This is a short video of  how works my Macintosh Plus Raspberry Pi, the image is like the real Macintosh Plus but i have to scroll the screen because of the size of crt tv 5,5" instead of a 9" in the Macintosh plus. The effect is impressive.


Added by Matteo Trevisan on March 11, 2016 at 3:44pm — 3 Comments

Pretty sure the corrosion on the TAM power supply didn't come standard.

Yes my TAM arrived all the way from Japan. Alas, when I plugged it in I heard a muffled pop from somewhere inside the subwoofer/power supply. I didn't smell the magic smoke though, and when I got the subwoofer taken apart (Thank you !!) Spiderwebs, some dead bugs (Imported dead bugs, fancy!) and corroded metal are what greeted me. The one and only fuze still reads good and I…


Added by John on February 7, 2016 at 7:48am — 4 Comments

Guest access fixed for classic software

Hey everyone, FWIW guest access on my classic share is fixed. Connect to afp:// as guest (should mount automatically, if not mount the "classic" share) and have a look. 

Added by Chris on February 2, 2016 at 1:14pm — 8 Comments

LCII hard drive replacement

I picked up an LCII awhile back, not sure if I posted about it here or not. Anyway, I had System 7 all installed up and boom...the hard drive dies. Yikes. I was able to find another SCSI drive on eBay for uh...too much...I've yet to reinstall the system. I was using an old iBook G3 with MacOS 9 to restore the System 7 disk images onto floppies on at a time. I had so many bad floppies I ended up having to use the same darn one. That's right, image, install, eject, re-image, eject, install,…


Added by Chris on January 17, 2016 at 8:31pm — 4 Comments

Merry Retro-Christmas everyone!

Let's all gather around our favorite beige beauty, open the Feb '98 MacAddict disc, and enjoy this holiday classic "It's A Wonderful Mac".

No disc? No problem, it can be found here to!

Added by davekill on December 25, 2015 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

Classic Apps

If you're interested, you can connect to via AFP, connect as guest, and mount "classic". It has quite a bit of classic Macintosh software you may find handy. 

Added by Chris on December 8, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Latest upgrades

I don't want to post it twice, so here.

Added by Chris on December 7, 2015 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Things you can do with a G5

Aralia asked, "What can you do with a G5?" but has wall moderation turned on so I can't reply. Setting aside all the things that fall under the category of "everything you can do with a modern Mac but slower":

  • Use it as a "spare room" computer with Mac OS X 10.5 and TenFourFox, an up-to-date build of Firefox that still supports…

Added by Derek on October 31, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

The things you find at work...

It started out innocently enough.

I've gone from having zero old Macs to having two of Apple's least desirable Macs sitting beside me in my office. One is a clone and the other a (shudder) PowerBook 5300.

Last summer, a StarMax 4000 showed up at my office door. I had to take it. A 4000-series? That means a 604e! Yummmmmmm! Not…


Added by Derek on October 2, 2015 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Thank You!

So I had my first podcast experience last week, thanks to David, James and John!  Listening back it was ok but I waffled on a bit in the second half of it - for that I apologise!  Lack of audio experience i'm afraid.

The Lisa 2 version of the PiXL is done in terms of design, we're waiting on the first batch to come through and we've already had a small number of orders for it which is fantastic.  Although, I stress again, this isn't a commercial project as the main objective…


Added by Adam Sommerfield on October 1, 2015 at 9:31pm — 5 Comments

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