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    Music/audio recording, tinkering with electronics

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    Apple Watch burning a CD.

    Definitely. This might help explain why Windows 10 is so iffy much of the time. The only reason it works at all is likely because most of the core OS (kernel, etc.) is still based on legacy code from the 90s, written by people who actually knew how to spell properly. I think the current state of our educational system is helping contribute to this, as I've noticed that in recent years, people seem like they tend to be less literate, and have less good critical thinking skills than in the past. I could go on, but it'd be too political c
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    Takky power supply mod. Help please!

    I believe the 3.3V line is used primarily for the 5500's PCI slots and not much else. I could be mistaken, though, as I *really* don't know much of anything about Takky mods (I do have a Mystified CC (pun intended!), but that's pretty simple to do by comparison, involving only a logic board swap with a Performa 520 or 550, so not too relevant here). c
  3. I think that was incredibly litigious and over-reactive on Apple Corps' part. They could've simply come up with something like, "Hey! We see that you (Apple Computer) are selling a multimedia computer. We don't want any competition, and aren't particularly happy about the name, but maybe we can negotiate some sort of licensing agreement?" Would that have been *so* hard?? Maybe I'm missing something? c
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    Quicksilver zip-drives

    Travel in general is expensive these days! Just got a pair of airplane tickets to NYC (one each for my mother and myself), and it cost about $4,600! That doesn't include the cost of house sitters (~$1,000), hotel (~$1,400), or any other things. It's criminal how much airlines charge! I don't like the non-refundable nature of tickets either. What if I change my mind and want to go on another flight instead? Sorry!! Oh, well, for as much as it cost us, our trip better be fun! c
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    Right, OK. I should've been more specific in that I meant *functional* clone; in other words, not one that necessarily uses the exact same components (that would be unrealistic!), but one which mimics the original's functionality using modern components. This, then, would allow all the functionality to be reproduced, and then, via a firmware update or something, more advanced features can be added (like the Floppy Emu, where BMoW added HD20 functionality simply by updating the firmware (though some very early models needed a hardware fix or two for it to work due to thier being a slightly different design, as I recall)). c
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    But only *AFTER* a working clone of the card gets created first!* Only THEN can extra features be considered. c *I don't mean to harp on this, but it's of utmost importance to tightly control feature creep by prioritizing getting a working clone developed first, or else this project will end up being a train wreck.
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    @Trash80toHP_Mini Agreed totally! In this day and age, having a semi proprietary external monitor hookup which can only drive an ancient and very difficult to find monitor at a relatively low resolution isn't worth bothering with at this point. Get the internal grayscale circuits copied *first*, then go from there. One minor feature that could be nice to have (at some point!) is to build in a fast QuickDraw accelerator, but something like that may end up happening inadvertently nevertheless, simply because it'd be a side effect of using modern components, which I'd imagine tend to be inherently faster than the older equivalents used on the original Xceed. c
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    We definitely need to control feature creep. That is what ends up making projects like this DOA, because the creator(s) end up trying to do too many things at once, and inevitably get overwhelmed. I, for one, would hate to see that happen here, because I've wanted an Xceed for some time now, but the prices just keep going up, and my budget isn't getting any larger anytime soon, and it would be super neat if I could get a clone of one for a much more affordable price. Keep it simple, and it will have a very good chance of getting somewhere! c
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    PowerBook 550c

    Ah, neat! How much faster? If I'm not mistaken, the 603 went up to at least 200 MHz. c
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    Mystery Icon?

    Was this ever actually a functional thing? Judging by the photos, it looks like it was almost production-quality, at least on the outside. c
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    File size EXPLOSION when one HDD icon dragged onto another!

    The max image size I remember (back when I used my iMac G3 full time) for Disk Copy is 2 GB, regardless of whatever filesystem the image is formatted with. c
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    PowerBook 550c

    Unfortunately, @Bolle has it over in Germany right now, as he was trying to install a G3 740 on it to see if it'd work (It didn't), nd I was the only one on the forum who actually had this upgrade. I think it had 8 MB onboard, plus I have a... 24 MB addon RAM card for it? I can't remember.... Might be 16 MB.... c
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    PowerBook 550c

    One of my 540c's had a 167 MHz 603e in it! c
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    Solid State Drive for G3?

    Or, in a pinch, if you have any of that double sided foam tape, you could stick it to the bracket with that? Sometime last year, when I was trying to stuff more drives than I had bays for in one of my PCs, I stuck one of the drives on the bottom of the case with some of that tape, and it worked really well. c
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    Mac G4 Sawtooth Upgraded

    Hmm, what graphics card is installed? This usually is a problem when the drivers either aren't installed for your particular card (unlikely if it's the factory card for your G4), or, for whatever reason, they aren't loading (perhaps because your card is one for which there are no drivers on a standard OS 9 installation, which includes third party cards and cards which came with later, OS X-only machines). It can also be what Cory5412 describes, but that's unlikely unless either A: no drivers, or B: the monitor is somehow malfunctioning. c