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I had a great time chatting with James and John in making their last episode of the RetroMacCast. I hope that some people found it interesting, if maybe a little long. Thanks to James and John for inviting me along!

My collection is going pretty well at present.

I'm currently on the lookout to complete my PPC Apple Powerbook collection. I've recently found a 1400c to match the 1400cs I got earlier this year. It should arrive from interstate (Australia) soon.

I'm starting down the 5300 series now. I'm currently looking for a 5300ce.

In the Duo line - I'm still chasing the elusive Duo280 (non-colour) to round out that collection.

My current problem with the Powerbook collection, is the number of 2.5" SCSI drives that are failing. I'm looking for a cheap solution, but it would look like getting a 2.5" SCSI to IDE flash adapter is the likely fix. But they still come in at around AUD$100 each!

On the desktop front, I'm still looking for an Apple Worksgroup Server 95 and 7350 to round out those areas and a PowerMac/Performa 5260. Otherwise I'm pretty much up to the slot loading iMac series.

In the meantime, I have a friend who is cleaning out their IT department who has offered me a whole pile of equipment and magazines. I've arranged to take next Monday to visit and grab as much as possible.

I'm on a month's leave from next week and I am hopeful that I can finally take some time to clean out my collection room and get it a bit better organised. One major task will be to identify all the 14 inch monitors that work, and clean out those that don't - I have lots of them!

Also need to clear out some of the pizza box Macs (LCs and IIsi's) that take up so much room too.

That's about it from me at the moment.

Feel free to drop me a line.


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Comment by mcsey on December 13, 2007 at 9:45pm
Rock on JD! You're p-cast with J&J was the best RetroMacCast yet. Your Pippin segment was awesome. I had just gotten back into Macs after the Pippin made its (let's face it) timely demise, so I knew nothing more than "Apple once tried a set top box gaming thing." Very informative, thanks for the great piece.

All that said, I'd probably listen to you read the phonebook with that accent of yours.
Comment by BRCincy on December 14, 2007 at 10:38am
That was an awesome podcast, and I didn't mind that it was an hour long at all.
Comment by macdownunder on December 14, 2007 at 1:29pm
Thanks guys. It was a lot of fun, and James and John are great presenters to work with.


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