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    Music/audio recording, tinkering with electronics

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    Freezer NiMH battery trick still works!

    Neat! I have some Motorola StarTAC batteries which could benefit from this, as they're NiMH-based, and new ones (or NOS ones which still work) are neither easy nor cheap to find. I shall go try this out ASAP! c
  2. All retail copies of 10.4.x were PPC-only (except for Server, which was universal). Intel-only-ness is only an issue where OEM install/restore disks are involved. c
  3. @olePigeon That NEC does look nice! I'm tempted to get it, but I already have a bunch of Acer, Dell and Apple screens, so I really don't need it. c
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    Macintosh SE Not Working

    A word of warning if you replace the flyback: consider replacing one of the transistors as well. I can't remember what its designation is (Q11?), but it is next to the flyback (bolted to the metal shield), and it often blows when the flyback does. It needs to be replaced, or else it could ruin the new flyback (or, at the very least, the analog board will continue to not work). c
  5. Hey! I have one of these!! I wish someone knew exactly what it was and how to use it, though.... c
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    My Quicksilver is keeping me warm! :-D

    I remember back when I was using my 2008 Mac Pro that when I closed all the doors to my room, it never really got it warm per se, but it definitely took the edge off. Ironically, the 2009/2010 Mac Pro I got to replace it ran noticeably warmer (especially with its stock CPUs; it cooled down somewhat when I upgraded it to the X5680s it has now), despite the fact that it is theoretically more efficient. c
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    My Quicksilver is keeping me warm! :-D

    I seem to be lucky, in that over here in CA, even in the middle of winter, most days generally have enough daylight to keep me feeling OK. I definitely feel less happy than during the summer months, though*, because the days get too short and it's less warm. c *All the fires lately have caused me to not enjoy summer quite as much as I used to (particularly late summer and fall, when vegetation is driest).
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    Rodime 45 Plus

    It looks a lot like Apple's HD20! Except, it appears to be SCSI-based, rather than a proprietary HD20 protocol piggybacking on the floppy port. EDIT: Incidentally, here's another one, in much rougher shape and with no documentation: Vintage Rodime Systems 45 Plus External Hard Drive c
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    Lamp built from an AirPort

    Very interesting desk! I also like your vintage cell phones! Particularly the DynaTAC and bag phone on the left!! c
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    PowerBook 2400c questions

    Yeah, plus I think it can support Airport, and thus probably Wifi in general (this primarily because I guess since the first iBooks, which had Airport, ran 8.6). I don't know if any of that can be retrofitted into 8.1 or 8.5, but frankly, I don't see why not since they're all rather similar architecturally (though 8.5 and 8.6 do have less native 68k code). Case in point: CarbonLib 1.6.x (and thus numerous Carbon-based applications) is somehow compatible with all 8.x and 9.x versions (which begs the question: would it be compatible with 7.6.x? much farther back would probably be a stretch too far, and probably only with Appearance Manager). c
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    PowerBook 2400c questions

    Have you tried 8.5 or 8.6? c
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    About lubricating that floppy drive...

    Me too. I once squeezed a whole bunch of grease in an otherwise functional ejector motor, and it went from being fairly speedy to sluggish to stuck, depending on the ambient temperature. From a cold start in winter, it would seize up, but exercising it manually a couple times (or just inserting/ejecting the disk a few times) usually got it going well enough, but when I eventually reapplied the grease more conservatively, it was perfect. So, I think the key is to apply it very thinly, then it won't act like glue when it gets cold, plus it looks more professional. Whatever the original stuff was, it was probably something similar to the white lithium, so it's probably close enough. c
  13. I have an extra drive, the sale of which has fallen through. Would you be interested? As far as I know, the eject mechanism works fine, but no guarantees.... If you can, PM me if you're interested. c
  14. @pcamen Yeah, that could work, but it tends to be more permanent I think? c
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    Apple Watch burning a CD.

    Just as a heads up, by the time you've posted whatever made you think of this phrase, you're probably stepping on or over the line already. You're right. I'll consider this a warning that I should be more careful. c