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Author Topic:   68k Macintosh Liberation Army is Here
LeeMac
Member
posted 08-26-2001 12:40 PM          
A few of our fellow MacAddicts have formed the 68k Macintosh Liberation Army! Our Mission is to rescue old Macs from impending doom. Find an old Mac and beg, borrow and st... ah pay for it and give it a secure home! Then share your story to advance your rank in the 68k MLA!

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68k Macintosh Liberation Army
pvt 1st class

"Remember! You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever!" - Herb Anderson, age 90

jdsmith575
Member
posted 08-26-2001 02:24 PM          
I would like to join the 68kMLA. As of yet I haven't been able to really save one. I found a good use for our old Performa 575, if that counts.

I bought a G3 233 desktop from my church. I tried to get a Powerbook 165, but they decided to keep it. (What the crap for?)

MacScuzzy
Member
posted 08-26-2001 02:35 PM          
Well, go to your local school, they always seem to have old Macs that need to be liberated! Then, stick something wonky in your sig

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Spring is sprung, fall has fell, winters here and it's colder then usual

Brigadier MacScuzzy
68K Macintosh Liberation Army

Total 68K Macs liberated:5


kewlaid
Member
posted 08-26-2001 03:17 PM          
Oh! I can join I'll to the next computer garage sale and liberate a mac! Mmmmm.... having a Quadra 950 would be nice right now...


CaptKevMan
Member
posted 08-26-2001 04:33 PM          
OK, MLA...

...I have a mission for you:

I have (4) IIsi's in need of a home. They are similarly configured (except RAM) with 80MB HD's. I also have a couple of old monitors, keyboards and mice to go along with them.

They're free for the taking in Southeastern Virginia area (Hampton Roads...Virginia Beach, to be specific).

Here's the catch:

They need to be picked up no later than Wednesday, August 29.

Up to the challenge? If so, email me at captkevman@hotmail.com.

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-CKM


~Coxy
Member
posted 08-26-2001 10:19 PM          
Someone needs to get to work writing the whole handbook. Any takers?

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~Coxy - Tactical Operations Unit
68k Macintosh Liberation Army

00007 Macs liberated.


Captain Z
Member
posted 08-27-2001 05:26 AM          
I would like to join up also! I have rescued quite a number of them (17 to date, 11 still in active service).

I even made a signature for it!

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Captain Z - Sniper, 1st Class
68K Macintosh Liberation Army

17 Macs Liberated


LeeMac
Member
posted 08-27-2001 10:47 AM          
quote:
Originally posted by CaptKevMan:
OK, MLA...

...I have a mission for you:

I have (4) IIsi's in need of a home. They are similarly configured (except RAM) with 80MB HD's. I also have a couple of old monitors, keyboards and mice to go along with them.

They're free for the taking in Southeastern Virginia area (Hampton Roads...Virginia Beach, to be specific).

Here's the catch:

They need to be picked up no later than Wednesday, August 29.

Up to the challenge? If so, email me at captkevman@hotmail.com.



Hey Capt. Have you had any takers on those IIsi's? I would love to help but alas I am stuck in the north (Detroit) and unable to deploy to your location!


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LeeMac, pvt. 1st class M.A.C.(Mac Action Commando)
68k Macintosh Liberation Army


"Remember! You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever!" - Herb Anderson, age 90

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kewlaid
Member
posted 08-27-2001 12:52 PM          
Hmm... no luck here, either. Shipping would be expensive to Ottawa,Canada.

How much do you think shipping would be?

CaptKevMan
Member
posted 08-27-2001 04:54 PM          
Typically, shipping for one unit boxed runs about $15 US priority mail.

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-CKM


FireWire is fast
Member
posted 08-27-2001 06:44 PM          
i feel so special! MacScuzzy and i...founding fathers of a mac militia!

I made a logo for us..its pretty cool...when it goes up (which it will pretty soon) it'll be at

http://homepage.mac.com/r68040k/mla.jpg

whee!!

[edited for grammar]

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FireWire is fast
Lt. 1st class
68K Macintosh Liberation Army

Total 68k Macs liberated: Not enough

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FireWire is fast
Member
posted 08-27-2001 06:53 PM          
The logo is up, comrades. Feel free to fire up photoshop and add some camouflauge (sp?) or something

[edited to promote thyself to 4 star general ]

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FireWire is fast
General, 4 star
68K Macintosh Liberation Army

Total 68K Macs liberated: Not enough

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MacScuzzy
Member
posted 08-27-2001 07:03 PM          
Pretty cool, but it needs a picture, like this one The Evangilest icon Yeah, I didn't make it. but it's cool looking. Maybe you could integrate that into the badge?

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Spring is sprung, fall has fell, winters here and it's colder then usual

Brigadier MacScuzzy
68K Macintosh Liberation Army

Total 68K Macs liberated:5


FireWire is fast
Member
posted 08-27-2001 07:23 PM          
I modified the badge a bit...maybe somebody could download it and add a bit more to it! There is no "I" in army

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FireWire is fast
Lt. 1st class
68K Macintosh Liberation Army

Total 68K Macs liberated: Not enough


LeeMac
Member
posted 08-27-2001 08:01 PM          
This is to cool!!!! Love the use of the SKS's

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LeeMac pvt 1st class M.A.C. (Mac Action Commando)
68k Macintosh Liberation Army


"Remember! You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever!" - Herb Anderson, age 90


enigmatik
Member
posted 08-27-2001 09:29 PM          
My first mission out I rescued ten Pluses (with external floppy drives, keyboards and mice)a Classic, an SE, and an LC III+ from a school dumpster under cover of darkness with 0% losses and no collateral damage.
For my second mission I won my first eBay auction and snagged a IIfx with Ethernet,Apple 8/24 GC and SuperMac Thunder boards for $20.
My last mission I was inserted into the Goodwill Computer Works store in Austin and captured an SE/30 in nearly mint condition for $30, a IIfx motherboard-upgraded Mac II and a IIx for $10 each.
I'm studying the profiles and putting together a mission for my next acquisition -hopefully a IIci

-enigmatik

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Black Ops ninja
68k Macintosh Liberation Army


panache
Member
posted 08-27-2001 10:11 PM          
Ok, about a month ago I got a PowerBook 150 (w/modem and stylewriter II) from a friend who just had them sitting in a closet, replaced by an iMac. All for painting a fence (I think I chronicled this here). Now today at school (I'm teaching in a new building this year) I saw a //c sitting in a shelf in the basement collecting dust. It had the power supply and two external floppy drives were next to it. The principal wasn't in, so I'm gonna ask him tomorrow if the school has any plans for it. If not, she shall be liberated! I'll keep you all posted.

Will these finds secure me a place in the army? I also just got a //c handbook, floppies, a monitor, mouse and keyboard from the local swap shop. Gotta love the swap shop--free, free, free.

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I am Jack's utter lack of suprise.

Please visit my website. Updated!

TasBear
Member
posted 08-28-2001 06:11 AM    
Permission to come aboard gentlemen
*brisk salute with ramrod back*...
I have rescued 2 lc11's and have Basta**ised an old Plus to another service.
Please have a butcher's hook HERE as my credentials.

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Frozen
Member
posted 08-28-2001 03:15 PM          
I might have 2 LC II's that could be liberated. If not the goto the Salvation army. I'm in the Rochester,NY area. Email me if you want them.

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I am the master of my own fat
Sir [MA]Frozen{K}

UT rig: G4 350, 320mb, 56k.

MacScuzzy
Member
posted 08-28-2001 04:11 PM          
Alright, nice logo FireWire!

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Spring is sprung, fall has fell, winters here and it's colder then usual

Brigadier MacScuzzy
68K Macintosh Liberation Army

Total 68K Macs liberated:5


~Coxy
Member
posted 08-28-2001 04:47 PM          
Yeah, I reckon camouflage background for the logo, and we need a secret logo that is a stylised version only The Militia will recognise.

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~Coxy - Tactical Operations Unit
68k Macintosh Liberation Army

00007 Macs liberated.


FireWire is fast
Member
posted 08-28-2001 07:21 PM          
quote:
Originally posted by MacScuzzy:
Alright, nice logo FireWire!


heh, just macromedia fireworks and some creativity (the colorclassic pic is from apple-history.com and the guns are from airsoftextreme.com (i think...))

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FireWire is fast
General, 4 star
68K Macintosh Liberation Army

Total 68K Macs liberated: Not enough


FireWire is fast
Member
posted 08-28-2001 08:03 PM          
check out the updated pic (same url)

http://homepage.mac.com/r68040k/mla.jpg

Added camo and a mac portable if you look closely you can see i stretched the bottom part of the camo - it makes it look as if the portable is sitting in a desk (well, maybe ...not quite sure what i'm gonna do with those two guns and the colorclassic on the bottom though

...suggestions?


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FireWire is fast
General, 4 star
68K Macintosh Liberation Army

Total 68K Macs liberated: Not enough

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marchie
Member
posted 08-28-2001 08:22 PM          
I don't like the guns... what about a Torx Screwdriver and case spreader or needlenosed pliers?

and that's a Colour Classic, NOT a Mac Portable... where's the Camo?

-Marchie

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Why not go mad?
Chaplain Marchie
68k Macintosh Liberation Army
Total 68k Macs liberated: 8


FireWire is fast
Member
posted 08-28-2001 08:25 PM          
quote:
Originally posted by marchie:
I don't like the guns... what about a Torx Screwdriver and case spreader or needlenosed pliers?

and that's a Colour Classic, NOT a Mac Portable... where's the Camo?

-Marchie


oh yeah, might wanna press refresh on your browser...you'll see the camo and the portable...believe me

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~Coxy
Member
posted 08-29-2001 06:07 AM          
Cool new logo! I think that some of the fonts could be a bit better chosen though, I'll scour my collection for some worthy ones.

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~Coxy - Tactical Operations Unit
68k Macintosh Liberation Army

00007 Macs liberated.


killerbob
Member
posted 08-29-2001 07:58 AM          
Hey,

I'm a little late but I'd like to join in anticipation of the weekend Goodwill store raid I'm planning.
I've liberated about 6 Apple IIs, but no 68k machines...this will change!

About the logo: that's the Price is Right font, isn't it? The Price is Right is the funniest show...

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People I talked to just said it had to do with a guy named "<DEVELOPERS>".


FireWire is fast
Member
posted 08-29-2001 04:57 PM          
quote:
Originally posted by ~Coxy:
Cool new logo! I think that some of the fonts could be a bit better chosen though, I'll scour my collection for some worthy ones.


Yeah, I agree

At one point, I had the font "Stencil" which would have been perfect for this but alas, I reformatted recently and now I have no idea what app installed it before I reformatted, seeing as how its not with the system software

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FireWire is fast
General, 4 star
68K Macintosh Liberation Army

Total 68K Macs liberated: Not enough


FireWire is fast
Member
posted 08-29-2001 04:58 PM          
quote:
Originally posted by killerbob:

About the logo: that's the Price is Right font, isn't it? The Price is Right is the funniest show...

Yeah the "liberation" is The Price is Right font...

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FireWire is fast
General, 4 star
68K Macintosh Liberation Army

Total 68K Macs liberated: Not enough


~Coxy
Member
posted 08-29-2001 05:31 PM          
I went through a few of my fonts, and made up a sampler for some of the better ones. Here it is:
http://www.macaphernalia.8m.com/sampler.jpg

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~Coxy - Tactical Operations Unit
68k Macintosh Liberation Army

00007 Macs liberated.


FireWire is fast
Member
posted 08-29-2001 06:58 PM          
quote:
Originally posted by ~Coxy:
I went through a few of my fonts, and made up a sampler for some of the better ones. Here it is:
http://www.macaphernalia.8m.com/sampler.jpg


hmm, they're all not antiaiased...say aren't you the fellow who has a IIsi as a main computer...?

could you email me Lydia MT (i had that too at one point...), Machine and Kashmir? i would be much appreciative

r68040k@mac.com

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FireWire is fast
General, 4 star
68K Macintosh Liberation Army

Total 68K Macs liberated: Not enough


~Coxy
Member
posted 08-29-2001 10:12 PM          
I WAS the one, but now I have a 7200. The Spirit of IIsi still lives on as one of the internal hard drives in it.

I'll email them to you, but I'm at school right now so you'll have to wait till tomorrow. They're nice fonts, hey? My personal favourite is Industrial Regular.

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~Coxy - Tactical Operations Unit
68k Macintosh Liberation Army

00007 Macs liberated.


inf
Member
posted 08-29-2001 10:19 PM    
Why don't you guys do something else with these computer besides letting them sit in your basements.

Donate them to people who don't have computers or something, because as I see it just keeping them is a waste.

Erik Stiegler
Member
posted 08-30-2001 06:33 AM          
Since the "liberators" are literally picking these computers out of dumpsters, it's pretty clear that the nobody else wants these computers. The 68K Macs are essentially free for the asking.

It sounds good, and all, but how practical is it? Seriosuly, if you're paying ten bucks for a 68K Mac at a thrift store, that ten bucks is probably doing someone more good than the old Mac would be.

quote:
Originally posted by inf:
Donate them to people who don't have computers or something, because as I see it just keeping them is a waste.



icebook1
Member
posted 08-30-2001 05:52 PM    
A while ago I got a free Mac IIsi and a free LCIII, also free was a LC 475 that didn't work. I might be getting some more free Macs soon.

I almost got a free LC II and a free Performa 6400/200 with monitors and HP color DeskWriters. No, the kid sold it all to some guy for $50. Darn!!!!

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Macs liberated: 3 so far! more to come


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