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Mini in Disk II on eBay

I'm selling my custom modified Mac Mini, which I built into a Disk II (ca. 1978).

When I first put it together, there were articles about it on MacWorld, Gizmodo and others.…


Added by option8 on October 10, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments

suggestion for the show

can you get more in-depth into the actual inter workings ram, kind. chips, any quarks, 

details, seems like you guys are trying too hard to sound good and be radio hosts,

, pick a Vintage machine every week and beat it up… raise the hood and get right in, talk about

caps that might normally go bad with this machine, Values, What kind of ram to upgrade, speeds,

interesting facts about it, maybe funny stuff that is in rom, or compatible upgrades,ethernet…


Added by Powerusin MacMac on September 24, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Archiving my Floppy Disks

Finally (and about time too), I got around to setting up my KryoFlux Disk USB Floppy Controller.

The USB controller has been sitting in its box for over a year now, and the spare 1/2 day arrived, and I hooked it up to my miniServer.  Previous attempts to us my QuickSilver2000 PowerMac didn't work, as the KryoFlux program would only support USB drivers under 10.6+ Intel Macs.  Although the windows…


Added by Michael on September 11, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Retr0brighting an HD20 SC enclosure.

Earlier this year I restored a badly yellowed HD20 SC enclosure using Retr0bright.  The reult was excellent, though with a little streaking. Sadly the HDD itself was seized solid.

Read about it on my blog: …


Added by Andrew "lizardb0y" Stephen on July 8, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Apples 1944 Video

Colonel: "One more thing: Let us never forget the glorious victories of the past: World War I, World War II, Two-Plus, Two-E, and Two-C"

One solider to another: "What about 3?"

Second soldier: "We don't talk about 3."

Added by Mark Frischknecht on May 2, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Vintage Computer Festivals March On | KansasFest and VCF East, 2012 Editions

Old computers never really die, they just get passed on to grandkids and collectors. Likewise old computer users never die, they just don’t get out as much as they used to. The internet is an unfriendly place for 8 bit processors and dialup modems.

To help relive old memories and make new ones, several festivals dedicated to computers with no commercial…


Added by Oliver at on March 19, 2012 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

WebSE at !

Read Leanders article about the WebSE System 7 Online Simulation at…


Added by Oliver at on March 16, 2012 at 12:52am — No Comments

Macintosh SE Bootpict Collection

One of my Mac SE boot picts - here is my collection for your classic Mac, can also be used as Mac SE desktop background.

Or download the collection in an…


Added by Oliver at on March 14, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments


It's so strange.

I don't really belong to this world. I don't have a shred of loyalty to Apple, as I feel that they don't give a single damn about me and what I'd want.

All they want to do is get developers to leave behind last week's OS version, thus forcing people to buy new trinkets. Screw that. There's nothing wrong with 10.4, 10.3... Hell...

Even 9 still rules.

Developers need to realize that. Stop targeting the absolute newest…


Added by Julian Chase on March 10, 2012 at 9:03pm — 2 Comments

It's all terrible

Not sure why these things exist.

Unprotected M4A is purchased from iTunes. Won't play. Says it needs stupid authorization.

Sorry, can't do that, Crapple won't allow me to authorize using iTunes 4. Why does this garbage exist? Who else remembers the good old days before all this useless mess?

Added by Julian Chase on March 10, 2012 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

The Apple TechStep Diagnistic Tool

These handheld diagnostic tools were sold to Apple service people for about $1000 (USD). They load their tests from ROM 'packs', two of which were included with the unit. They can test almost everything on a Macintosh from the ADB ports to the FPU using a built-in 4 x 16 character black and white LCD. The TechStep is connected to the host Macintosh via several cables that connect to each port of the computer allowing…


Added by Oliver at on February 22, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

And is also at facebook !

I have created a page for on facebook (lately). Daniel is the first who likes ! Please like it too - click the like button on the facebook page (abowe likebutton is only an image).


Please visit …


Added by Oliver at on February 19, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

I Created the RetroMacCast Facebook Page!

I noticed that RetroMacCast did not have a Facebook Page. Only a group with one member. So, I decided, what the heck, I'll make a page. So, here ya go.Facebook Page

Added by Daniel Black on February 18, 2012 at 7:29pm — 1 Comment

Puck Mouse Rocks (In My Opinion)!

I have bought 8 hockey puck mice (or mouses, not sure the plural for the computer mouse) on eBay. I have seen TONS of people hating on the little puck, but I have to disagree with the 94.9% of the world that hates this little guy. I have small hands (of course, I'm 12 years old) and I love it. My favorite part of the mouse is the design. Quoting an iMac expert from an episode of the Computer Chronicles' iMac G3 review, "It is a little uncomfortable to the hand, but it is overall a great…


Added by Daniel Black on February 18, 2012 at 7:13pm — 2 Comments

iWitness - Mac maker Jerry Manock remembers his old boss: Steve Jobs


Burlington Mac maker Jerry Manock remembers his old boss: Steve Jobs.

Walking back from lunch one day, I said, Steve, you paid me $1800 for the Apple II, and it’s getting to be more and more popular, and I really think I ought to have a royalty on that. I ought to get, like, a dollar a unit, because $1800 wasn’t all that much. He…


Added by Oliver at on February 17, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sad days, but have to move on.

Hi everyone, I started clearing out my Mac collection a couple of months ago. Have moved a fair bit on, but currently selling two of my favourites of the lot. My Blue Dalmatian iMac and my Apple IIe with original monochrome monitor on ebay in Australia. It's one of those times when you think, well it was fun while it lasted, but unfortunately we need the space and I am keeping a few for the odd occasion when I can sit down and use them (rare these days).  I'm sure most of you have been…


Added by Hillbillybear on February 12, 2012 at 3:53pm — 6 Comments

Wow Brittle plastics! (PowerBook 140)

i'm finding that i have to be really careful with all this retro apple stuff, the plastic sometimes just crumbles in my hands!   i ordered a Powermac 7500 from oregon,  shipped to michigan…    Man when i opened it up , everything in there was broken up. even the plastic power button.   

This power mac 140 i am working on, trying to remove the battery was a chore, it had slightly cracked and expanded,

the plastic was crumbling on the battery,   and when i opened the…


Added by Powerusin MacMac on February 7, 2012 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

Just won an ====>Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.7 DP (PCI-X)

the only thing that worries me is this:

this model adds a liquid cooling system that replaces the traditional heat sink. Custom configurations also were available.

but they show it working... so if it has a leak, i might still be…


Added by Powerusin MacMac on February 2, 2012 at 6:58pm — 6 Comments

just bought Apple IIe :-)

the Sole reason i bought this is because of the last podcast!  and this amazing website~!

Added by Powerusin MacMac on January 27, 2012 at 2:26am — No Comments

Mac G4 cube brochure

I was cleaning my office at work yesterday when Icame across an old Apple brochure about the G4 cube. What a great surprise!

Added by David Merrill on January 21, 2012 at 8:51pm — 4 Comments

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