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    UNIX Perms for Sharing

    I couldn't think of a group of users with more experience than here so I'll give this a shot. At work, we have a new building and new file sharing setup. We set up a Mac mini with some RAID bays attached and turned on Sharing. There is only one dynamic lacking in this configuration: we need...
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    Apple YOINKS everything good... Let's fix it

    According to this you are right. I would be cautious due to changes in coding versions such as later Python, Bash and AppleScript etc. Sometimes getting software to work from one version to another is as simple as cleaning up the methods per-OS. That’s what I’ve read on some Macports notes at...
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    Quicksilver treasure inside!!

    I would say I’m jealous but in the world of collecting we ALL get that one win. Ok I’m still jealous. At least that is one more rare component that won’t get tossed out or forgotten.
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    Apple YOINKS everything good... Let's fix it

    The idea is to have one virtual OS form a bridge between Classic, PowerPC, Intel and modern Macs. Create a modified Mac OS (call it Yoinks) and strip down the overhead so that rather than running SheepShaver plus a whole install of High Sierra or Mojave or whatever you have just the bare...
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    Apple YOINKS everything good... Let's fix it

    I think what puts a sour taste in everybody's mouth is that we expect just about anything and everything to be free and thus the work and effort has no monetary value and people will harass you when it doesn't work...despite it being free. The open-source community is already putting in overtime...
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    Apple YOINKS everything good... Let's fix it

    I was looking at MacFUSE with HFS support and was disappointed at reports that it doesn't read old HFS floppies so it isn't really a full solution to the HFS limitations imposed since after Leopard. This next part is related, trust me. I was recently trying to archive some of my Time Machine...
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    Macintosh 512K painted black - paint stripping options?

    Old thread but I came to recommend exactly this. Once you use Super Clean you will never touch Simple Green or Mean Green etc. Super Clean is simply in a league of its own. I cannot say enough good things about the results I get with this product and how fast it works. No real fumes, although...
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    Classic Mac software on PPC runs too fast!

    Works! I'm on the 1.25ghz G4 so something around 1% speed is close to normal performance. Let me say I really like how easy it is to use hot keys to activate and deactivate as well as to tune the speed percentage. It is a control panel that you put into your system folder and works...
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    Classic Mac software on PPC runs too fast!

    I’m certain this has been asked before and the solution is so simple that I seem silly for bringing it up. I’ve searched and searched but it’s very difficult to hash this precise circumstance so I haven’t found anything conclusive. I’ll make an example of a particular application. There is a...
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    Replacement SPINNING drive for Quadra?

    To me it’s like adding muscle car sounds to an electric car. In no way can the two be compared. @Phipli I’m not a madman, the stepper sounds are a bit overboard and non apropos for the 90’s. So far, everybody’s experience with Seagate 7200rpm drives is that they’re TOO quiet rather than too...
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    Replacement SPINNING drive for Quadra?

    What in the world would I ever do with 23GB? Do you have personal experience with ‘cuda drives of the late 90s and early 00s? I’d like to know whether I can hear the arm clacking with every seek or if they’re just going to take ALL of my fun away. I really like the feedback I get. On startup...
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    Replacement SPINNING drive for Quadra?

    As far as I can find, all of the ‘cuda’s are 7200rpm or more, no? I don’t think I would be happy with that considering how loud those fast spinners are. I’d be interested to know more about these adapters. Hm. Lots of SCA drives come up from the 2000s. A lot of mention of gooey rubber. I...
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    Replacement SPINNING drive for Quadra?

    I've got the BlueSCSI for expansion and transferring but I don't want to give up the comfy hum of the spinning internal drive. It's as much a part of the experience as CRT flicker. I will also say that the internal drive is faster than the external BlueSCSI. I'm not brushed up on the interface...
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    Revive SCSI drive?

    Bump it against your table. Not joking. I had the same issue after my drive sat for about 8 or 9 years. One bump and it's been working since December. Hold it so that it is 1" above the surface of a solid tabletop with the SCSI pins facing directly upward. Drop it and brace it so it doesn't...
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    Revived Quadra / Centris 610 weird pixels image glitch

    You're not far off. The image is part of some sort of desktop background package. Not sure if it's something from Apple but this image is called "Glacier National Park". If you're interested, I could snag it and upload the whole thing. It's 88KB :)
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    Revived Quadra / Centris 610 weird pixels image glitch

    I tried installing more VRAM to see if it made any difference. Indeed, the noise mostly went away if I chose a high resolution and thousands of colors. When switching to a mode for playing games like Marathon or Dark Forces, the noise was very heavy. You, sir, nailed it. As you suggested, I...
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    BlueSCSI OS 8 guide - So long Sh***Shaver!

    HFS (Mac OS Standard) was supported with read/write until some version of Snow Leopard. HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) appears to still be supported by MacOS as of now. I can mount and edit the HFS+ image completely normally and with only first-party software and I'm using Monterey. It's possible that...
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    BlueSCSI OS 8 guide - So long Sh***Shaver!

    In fact, if you change the name of the file you create in my step-by-step (the blank image) from "HD40_512 Shared.img" to "HD40_512 Share.hda" the BlueSCSI and OS 8 don't know the difference. The only reason for naming it .img is easy compatibility with a modern Mac's first-party software. The...
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    BlueSCSI OS 8 guide - So long Sh***Shaver!

    Nearly every (if not every) guide that I see pertaining to BlueSCSI advised that I use a Classic Mac emulator to set up the device. As I intend to share the BlueSCSI as a gift to somebody that isn't as computer savvy as to know how to use Cmd+I to hide or unhide extensions, navigate a file path...
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    Revived Quadra / Centris 610 weird pixels image glitch

    Thanks for helping to revive another old clunker. Now how to revise titles as "resolved".
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