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  1. PowerPup

    A Wiki for Classic development?

    I think adding more info on Classic Mac OS programming would be great for our existing Wiki. (wiki.68kmla.org) I think self-registration is disabled to prevent spammers, so you'll need to ask an admin to make a wiki account for you. While I haven't yet fully delved into programming with the Toolbox, I have found the Macintosh Programming Primer series to be a very nice introduction. (I own the Pascal version, here's the THINK C version: https://www.amazon.com/Macintosh-Programming-Primer-Inside-Toolbox/dp/0201608383) It just dives right into the Toolbox, no basic programming intros, or lengthy explanations of general computer concepts, etc. I also have physical copies of THINK Pascal's and Symantec C++'s manuals so they've been good references. But yeah, a more modern take would be very nice.
  2. I didn't get to thank you before the topic got locked. Thanks for the Krita suggestion! I'll try that out!!!!

    1. PowerPup


      No problem! Yeah Photoshop is difficult to outright replace, but I'm always happy to help others find Open Source alternatives in case they find them useful!

  3. PowerPup

    Self-Contained POTS System?

    If you want to go hardcore and build some circuits, you can totally make a self-contained PBX system: http://wandel.ca/homepage/pbx.html http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Intercom-PBX-With-GPIO/
  4. I didn't realize you got the stunnel email proxy added in that quickly. Nice work! This update will definitely be useful when I get around to networking my Classic II again. Thanks for all your effort in providing the community an out-of-box solution!
  5. PowerPup

    SE/30 on the internet: Ethernet vs localtalk

    You should be able to use stunnel for email clients that do not have SSL/TLS encryption. I had success testing several email clients with it: https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/15763-stunnel-emailing-with-oe5-greenmail/ Maybe in a future release of macipgw it can be preinstalled and configured.
  6. PowerPup

    Internet Issues.

    To my recollection, the original Airport cards only support up to WPA encryption. You'll need an Airport Extreme card to support WPA2 (usually the default encryption method on today's routers.) You can always go into the router settings and downgrade the encryption method to WPA, at the risk of less security. More info: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1353596?tstart=0 It also depends on what OS you're using on the iMac G3, if you're running Mac OS 9 or below, then you'll only get support for WEP encryption: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/695592?start=0&tstart=0 Only Mac OS X can support WPA on the original Airport cards.
  7. PowerPup

    Serial Network Programming

    Sounds like an awesome project! Please do keep us up to date on your progress. It would also be neat to see a repository of any code you make for the project, for preservation/collaboration/etc.
  8. PowerPup

    Serial Network Programming

    Is this the video you were referring to? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6JPoB0M4zM In the video he's using a terminal emulator such as ZTerm to talk directly to the Arduino via the Mac's serial ports.
  9. PowerPup

    Serial Network Programming

    The best resource for programming on the Macintosh would be the Inside Macintosh books from Apple. Inside Macintosh: Devices has a chapter on Serial Drivers/Communications (Ch 7) HTML Version of Chapter 7 PDF Version of Chapter 7
  10. PowerPup

    What can I do with a modem on a mac classic?

    You already have two previous topics (here, and here) to which you asked this question and people have already given several suggestions. The forum rules discourage creating multiple topics on basically the same subject. It would be better to continue the conversation/question in one of your existing topics so that the conversation is coherent, rather than creating another topic, further scattering the conversation and causing people to repeat their suggestions.
  11. Yes, the PowerMac 6100 won't boot up properly without a working PRAM battery. If you ever find yourself without a working PRAM battery, you can do the power toggle trick. Turn it on for a sec, then quickly turn it off and back on again. Should get the video working and booting up normally. Edit: Also, yes Arctic Silver 5 is (somewhat?) conductive. So one needs to make sure any mess is cleaned up before booting.
  12. PowerPup

    How do I get these on a network

    If you already have some form of broadband internet (cable, dsl, etc) then the modem is pretty much useless unless: You are actually dialing an ISP or a remote computer. You are manually "calling out" and "picking up" on 2 machines whose modems are directly connected by a phone cord. If you have the machines physically in the same room, house, etc, then I'd go with Bunsen's advice and "skip the modem altogether." The modem will severely limit you in terms of transfer speeds. (up to 56kbps, depending on the model and age of modem.) It is far easier to use a serial or Ethernet network. Using the serial port on the Classic you'll be able to transfer up to 230.4kbps. With Ethernet on the PowerBook G3 and iMac, you'll be able to achieve up to 10/100Mbps between them. (depending on the model of the PowerBook.) I noticed you have a similar topic over here. In there you mentioned your long term goal is to get internet access on the Classic. Have you looked at any of the networking guides that Bunsen recommended yet? Out of the list, I'd highly recommend Mk. 558's Classic Mac Networking Guide 3.0. As it is one of the most comprehensive guides out there, and includes multiple methods to networking Macs. It also give ideas as what you can do with the Classic once you have it connected. (IRC client, Telnet, SSH, etc.)
  13. PowerPup

    How do I get these on a network

    It sounds like you have the PowerBook G3 (Wallstreet.) If it is, then it should also have an Ethernet port as Bunsen mentioned. The LocalTalk Bridge software will only route AppleTalk packets. You'll want to use IPNetRouter and configure it to use MacIP (TCP/IP over AppleTalk) in order to get internet access on the Classic. (Download here, promo code here.)
  14. Yup, both the Raspberry Pi and the Orange Pi can use the GPIO pins for a serial port. Here's info on setting it up on the Orange Pi: http://www.orangepi.org/orangepibbsen/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=921&highlight=gpio
  15. Awesome work mactjaap. This is the perfect excuse to buy a 2nd OrangePi.