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  • All materials procured for IIfx recap and battery holder replacement.20231215_103353~2.jpg
    Phipli
    Phipli
    Another thing might be the "Make:" Electronics books if you're starting out, not sure where you're at.
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    Oh yeah learning by doing is much more rewarding. I think I need to just familiarize myself with basic electriconics knowledge...like what a capacitor actually does and such. The Velleman kits look cool, again underscoring I need to learn soldering
    Phipli
    Phipli
    like what a capacitor actually does and such
    Don't get caught up in understanding too much. You can end up in theory forever because electronics is a bottomless pit of information. Really I'd suggest getting stuck in making kits and then after a while following guides and making your own stuff. The knowledge comes incidentally if you're doing stuff, especially with higher quality kits like Velleman.
    Discharged my first CRT. Was not zapped w 1.21 gigawatts and sent back to Nov 5, 1955 ;) @chiptripper
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    PM G4 DA/466 - check
    512MB of RAM - check
    17" Studio Display - check
    HK Speaker & Sub System - check
    Retro Gamer Station v1.0 Status = Complete

    Oh yeah this was a great idea :ROFLMAO:

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    LaPorta
    LaPorta
    You’ll get there. Took me a while as well. Got all the speakers from different people at different times.
    Phipli
    Phipli
    @LaPorta - are they the USB or the funny audio jack ones?
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    And how's the overall pro sound /isub experience (given the period technology). The HK setup I have is from 2003? and is fairly decent. Definitely good enough to scare the tabby into running out of the room on the G4s startup chime :ROFLMAO:
    Used my new PM7100/66 to test the NuBus cards from my non-functioning Mac II's. DaynaPort NIC, Toby video card, and SuperMac Spectrum 24 IV all worked!
    And a Happy Thanksgiving to all! :)
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    Phipli
    Phipli
    This is the less good card, the better 2MB onboard card does not have this text :
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    Phipli
    Phipli
    Hum... Probably shouldn't be letting on how I spot them on eBay 😆
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    cheesestraws
    Oh, it's not that I don't know how to tell the difference, it's that it's in the cupboard and I haven't checked :D
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    Has anyone ever seen a machine badged as a "Macintosh SE 2/40" similar to this 1/20 example? If so please respond, and share a picture if possible. Thx!
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    ClassicGuyPhilly
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    Ah @Phipli ...maybe that's how the badging myth started. At this point unless anyone provides evidence otherwise I think we can stop faffing about and close the book on this SE mystery.

    Meanwhile puzzle on this...if an 030 SE is an SE/30...why isn't an 030 Classic a Classic/30? :unsure:
    Phipli
    Phipli
    Because they stopped putting CPUs on the case.

    The /30 was just panic because they didn't want to write SEx on the case.
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    Brilliant analysis! I forgot the 030 standard used in the IIs was the x...nope wouldn't flown on the SE.
    While going through boxes of old stuff I chanced upon a folder of pictures from my college freshman B&W photography class. Included was this pic of my dorm desk, complete with Classic 4/40 and StyleWriter perched on top shelf to the left :) Bonus obligatory Zep poster too! Ah the 90s...
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    ClassicGuyPhilly
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    The other aspect I marvel at is the scale of music access. I had roughly 40 CDs and 25-30 cassettes, which was pretty typical at the time. So call that 90 albums or so since a portion of the cassettes were dubs. What's typical for music access for a college student of today 🤣
    Phipli
    Phipli
    I was a fairly early adopter of MP3s. I ripped everything when I had a Beige G3 with a fairly big hard disk, so I didn't bring many disks to university. Had to vacate the room every 10 weeks. Wanted to carry as little as possible.
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    @Phipli exactly, we had to carry so much media with us in the stone age. Add to the music collection pictured probably 2 dozen or so VHS tapes that also came to college with me. And my 2 roomies brought equal volumes of media with them.
    The asymmetric arrangement obviously begs for a 3rd poster :p
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    LaPorta
    LaPorta
    Obviously!
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    I believe I've decided on the next poster, I will only say it's from the "Think Different" campaign. Will have to wait for a decent and not too expensive example to come around.
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    Neighbor's 7th grader using Word 4.0 on the SE and 4th grader playing Ms. Pacman on the //e. They loved the machines! How unbelievable cool :)
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    @joshc the 4th grader (9 years old) was confused by the simplicity of the joystick on the //e, she was mostly into Ms. Pacman. The 7th grader (12 years old) liked the mechanical KBs, thought Word 4.0 was "very cool!". Kids were also confused by not being able to tap-click on the iBook's TouchPad 🤣
    LaPorta
    LaPorta
    I have always hated tap clicking. I disable it on every laptop I own. Too much erroneous input.
    Iesca
    Iesca
    I used tap clicking for awhile on my 2009 MBP when the battery had swollen and was preventing the trackpad's down-press. Of course, once I replaced the battery, I switched that right off!
    Why does eBay have to have such cool stuff? And why am I so weak-willed?

    In my defense, I brought home over a half dozen of these posters from the Macworld Expo, guess I should have kept one!
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    I nominate the following as best quote of the day. Well done @Phipli !

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    Snial
    Snial
    I remember when the PPC Macs first came out - the massive section in Personal Computer World (April 1994?). It felt like a totally new era, a whole new ball game where Macs might actually out-perform PCs. And shortly afterwards I bought the Inside Macintosh PowerPC Architecture book (still have it) and was blown away by the cleverness of it all. I didn't have a PPC Mac then, I just wanted to know.
    Snial
    Snial
    Yes, I think I've seen the picture of it, with the lid off!
    Phipli
    Phipli
    @Snial - I don't think I've seen than.
    Thanks to the most awesome @chiptripper I finally can live up to my screen name :)
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    Upgraded the SE's hard drive to a 40MB w fresh 6.0.8 install including AppleTalk/AppleShare. Now I can hit the PM7500 using a printer cable.
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    Phipli
    Phipli
    BTW, if your taking photos for any promotional material or anything, turning down the screen brightness tends to get pictures that don't have flicker in them. Like this :

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    joshc
    joshc
    Nice 'hot tip' from @Phipli there. Another way, if you are an iPhone user, try ProCam. Let's you adjust the camera exposure and other settings to get rid of the CRT flicker in your photos.
    zefrenchtoon
    zefrenchtoon
    I've read that using "live photos" on iPhone can help to get a nice picture of a CRT by mixing all pictures of the live photo into 1 still picture
    Hung some new office wall art
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    joshc
    joshc
    Very cool. I only recently saw this poster somewhere for the first time. I think it was in one of my books, maybe Cult of Mac... where did you get it?
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    ClassicGuyPhilly
    Thanks @joshc ! Found on eBay, condition wasn't perfect but totally fine for my purposes. Saw another one on eBay was going for $1000 or so.
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