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July 2008 Blog Posts (15)

Mac Mini - One Month Old

I've had my Mac Mini for just over a month (I got it a month before yesterday), and I've been loving it ever since. It felt like there was no learning curve. I just got it right away. This is by far my favorite computer I've ever used (other than the Mac Pro at the Apple Store). Leopard is beautiful, and makes Windows look like a joke. The iLife suite is just awesome. I'm very happy with this purchase, and I'm getting very close to finishing off my payment to my parents. Only $95 to go!

Added by Nick on July 28, 2008 at 2:52pm — 2 Comments

Lots of forums for classic Mac folks

I keep discovering havens of old Mac fans, but I never seem to remember to visit them regularly. To help me get around to them more frequently, I'm going to keep track of their locations in this blog post. Here's a start

68k Macintosh Liberation Army Forums

MacRumors Apple Collectors

Apple Discussions:… Continue

Added by James on July 27, 2008 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Black & White Mac stuff for kids

Kids Domain Black & White Mac Freeware & Shareware appears to have a good collection of stuff, and they have it sorted by age. Very nice!
I haven't tried downloading from those links.

Added by connectionfailure on July 27, 2008 at 1:41am — No Comments

Hardcore Computing/Computist Magazines Available for download!

First of all, FULL CREDIT TO Bill Loguidice of ARMCHAIR ARCADE as it was just a moment ago on his blog where this was brought to my attention! For your convenience I merely clipped the info he provided so think about swinging by Armchair Arcade to check it out for yourself, I think you will also find some Apple articles of interest if you look around there. Anyway, here is the info h brought to my attention:


POSTED from… Continue

Added by Rob Daviau on July 21, 2008 at 4:00am — No Comments

Distribution - MacHEADS is getting closer

Last month we’ve announced the completion of MacHEADS at

Gizmodo, and since than the movie got the attention of the film industry. We are working around the clock to complete a distribution deal that will bring MacHEADS to the wide public. At this point we can’t disclose the identity of the distribution companies, but we can say… Continue

Added by mac on July 18, 2008 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Retro OS 9 Nostalgia

OS 9 Memories over at MacLife.

You must read all the comments to get the full effect.

I am surprised at the lack of knowledge about various utilities that provided the missing functions.

Rob of Macosxhints did a great article when OS X first came out. I guess a lot of people like to complain but don't go searching the web to find software to fill their needs.

If they did they would be happier… Continue

Added by connectionfailure on July 16, 2008 at 5:35am — No Comments

iPhone 3G line in Chicagoland Suburb of Schaumburg

I spent some time with the folks waiting in line yesterday morning and posted a couple of the videos at YouTube. You can either pick up the links at, or here:

part one

part two

Had an absolute blast. The people were pretty nice and very sporting.

Added by GreginChicagoland on July 12, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Doctor Horrible - Weird Stuff from Jos Wedon

OK, I don't normally do this but this is just too weird. I'm assuming that Apple lovers are often Jos Wedon fans (Firefly, Buffy, Angel and more).

Well, Jos has a seriously weird internet only show that goes live next week. Once it's had it's run (until July 20th) you'll need to pay to see it or buy it on DVD.

Just try it and see what you think: Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along… Continue

Added by Wholly Mindless on July 12, 2008 at 1:54am — No Comments

QuickTake photos

Part of my Vintage Apple/Mac collection is a QuickTake 100 digital camera. I got this camera back in 2004 when I purchased a vintage Duo 280c and 230.

Back in 1993, Apple thought they could get a part of the billion dollar photography industry by releasing their own digital camera. Digital cameras at the time were in early development and did not have the same quality as our current cameras. Here is my Quicktake with a neck strap and a red floppy for comparison: …


Added by Sean2300c on July 11, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

10.5.4 Update on Beige!

Hi Everyone,

Another update regarding Leopard on Beige G3 (G4 upgraded) - it's now running 10.5.4 with sound and power management functions working properly.

There seemed to be a problem that whenever I updated the Beige from 10.5.0 to a newer version it would always restart with a kernel panic, stating "unable to find driver for platform "APPL,PowerMacG3". The only way I could get 10.5.0 working on it was to install 10.5.0 over a working Tiger 10.4.11 installation. Using… Continue

Added by James Little on July 9, 2008 at 6:09pm — No Comments

RetroChallenge 2008: A-ONE Powers On

I got pretty lucky and located a universal AC/DC adapter I already owned. It works perfectly for the A-ONE, which requires 12V and a 2.1 mm barrel connector. I connected a PS/2 keyboard I got with an old HP computer I bought a few years ago to play PC games. Finally, I connected the composite video from the A-ONE to a Pinnacle USB HD TV tuner I already owned (I was going to use my El Gato EyeTV Hybrid, but I couldn't find the composite cable for it.). Fortunately, the EyeTV software recognizes… Continue

Added by James on July 9, 2008 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Leopard Retail on G4-upgraded Beige and B&W Macs...

After a previous couple of posts on about nearly getting Leopard to load on a Beige G3 / Blue & White G3 I can confirm that I have had success with it booting fully to the graphical user interface, after quite a few tries of different techniques.

There are some functions which currently need attention, like Firewire and power management, but this is related to the way I've got it working:

1. G3 B&W upgraded to run a 600Mhz G4 CPU

2. Used the… Continue

Added by James Little on July 7, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments


One of the editors contacted me about running MiniVMacDS on my NintendoDS. Yay! Here is a link to the story.

Added by Ken on July 6, 2008 at 7:09pm — 2 Comments

RetroChallenge 2008: Unboxing the ACHATZ A-ONE Apple I Replica

My first challenge in working with the A-ONE was to locate it. I purchased it over a year ago, and because Macca was remodeled since then, I was uncertain as to its location. With over 100 computers in Macca alone, you can imagine what a challenge that would be in and of itself. Fortunately, I got lucky and found the box after rummaging through a few drawers. The unboxing isn't as dramatic as something like a new MacBook Air, but to fully document my progress, that is a good place to begin.… Continue

Added by James on July 4, 2008 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

RetroChallenge 2008

I'm taking part in this month's RetroChallenge and although my project is not Mac-related, it is still interesting for anyone who's into retro computers. Hint: I'm using a 128K Sinclair Spectrum!

Please visit my blog (hosted by my Macintosh LC 475 server), [here].

Added by MacMan on July 2, 2008 at 5:50pm — No Comments

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