The noob in me is going "I wonder if suppressing console output would make this a lot more quicker"... I know that, in (relatively) ancient Unices with not-so-sophisticated IO systems, debug output could slow interactive applications to a crawl.
I remember Bolle getting native Macintosh Toolbox...
Off-topic question to people assembling boards: are y'all scavenging from bombed boards, or is there a source for NOS ASICs that I'm somehow missing? I've been looking far and wide for a replacement for an SE/30 GLUE chip that might be malfunctioning.
I'm on the "please please please no" category, as someone who has bought multiple crumbling PowerBooks 1xx to get one that screws aren't falling out from, or that doesn't have screen tunneling. Get a compact Mac.
I'll say – I so love the attention to the charming PCB and product design :) It really reminds me that Macs are supposed to be, well, fun first.
Right next to Siliconinsider's fun RAM designs, and Bolle's Easter egg logos.
Very out of topic, but – this is why it's nice to have multiple computers of the same model, so you don't have to choose! Well, I have a Classic II that's been stickered all over to honor its past as a college newspaper daily driver, and an SE/30 that (ROM-related simasimac allowing) will be...
Hey, thanks for the recommendation! I've just looked it up, and I've just noticed that you can get this stuff in multiple thicknesses. Would you have any recommendations/knowledge on why this is the case/what to get?
I would love to hear your advice on proper heatsinks! I have an (evidently) non-genuine '040/40 that's unstable at 40 MHz. It reports to have both FPU and MMU, but I've stuck a cheap Amazon heatsink and it overheats and barfs. Would you have a link to a proper heatsink?
Everyone has their own reason, but I'd get it – if you have BMOW's floppy emulator – for the HD20 support, so you can mount large disk images – it's the easiest way to transfer large files. I have an accelerator that's incompatible with the ROMinator (the Turbo040 patches the ROM), and I'm...
Off-hand question: I'm not sure whether this is even the right question, but would it also be possible to convert TTF -> PostScript, and then use the Adobe Type Manager to convert PostScript to bitmap, and also have the PostScript font available for use in System whatever?