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  1. The Miracle Piano Teaching system

    General convention is that C in the middle of the keybed equates to middle C on a standard 88-key piano, though of course most smaller keyboards provide some way to transpose up or down a couple octaves.
  2. Green Tones while in Greyscale... Quadra 700

    It sounds like what happens when a monitor that isn't expecting a sync-on-green video signal gets one. Not all of them handle this correctly by separating out the sync signal from the actual green signal, so you get exactly this effect - I had the same thing with my SGI O2 on one monitor and had to use a different one that knew what to do. Though that doesn't explain why you'd see this only on one particular Mac...huh.
  3. AllMacs re-cap service on eBay - experiences?

    Eh? His forum shenanigans aside, my experience with his recapping service was perfectly satisfactory and I'd ring him up again in a heartbeat if I had need of it.
  4. Difference between 1.0 and 1.1

    Yes, one is 0.1 more than the other.
  5. 2017-04-30 A mod is Gorgonops!

    Excellent. Gorgonops is good people, and I'm not only saying that to cravenly ingratiate myself
  6. Gamer choosing betwen 10.4.11 & 10.5.8

    The option key's not a terribly optimal solution, though - I admit I haven't tried it on a G5, but on G3/G4 Macs it takes forever to scan for all possible bootable volumes before actually letting you choose one. It's more useful in a pinch if one of your bootable drives gets messed up to the point where you can't open the control panel.
  7. Gamer choosing betwen 10.4.11 & 10.5.8

    10.4 for sure - Classic is the next best thing to actually running OS9. Were there even that many games for 10.5 that didn't support 10.4?
  8. SE/30 as MIDI sequencer

    I really need to dig into Mac MIDI software sometime myself... What kind of gear are you going to be hooking up to it? Do share
  9. Use PowerPC for a week?

    This is key. I'll grant that high-end flatscreen displays have gotten a whole lot better about depth of color and viewing angle than they used to be (although that's largely dependent on how much you want to spend on them,) but it's still vanishingly rare to find an LCD/OLED display that handles upscaling in a satisfactory way (how difficult is "nearest-neighbor scale to the nearest integer multiple and letterbox", really?)
  10. GS OS

    No, GS/OS requires a IIGS.
  11. Where did this mouse crawl in from?

    Nah, that's a generic 7400-series logic chip.
  12. Vintage Mac Torx

    That's interesting - I swear I checked with the area Menards and the local hardware stores, to no avail.
  13. Vintage Mac Torx

    Hah, nice I remember having an absolute bear of a time getting a Torx screwdriver of the right size for compact Macs some years ago - I eventually wound up ordering one with a whopping 18" blade just because I couldn't find anything closer to the right size...
  14. OS for Power Mac G5 -- 10.4 or 10.5?

    It's been a while since I tried Debian on a G5, but I wasn't terribly impressed overall - it was on the glitchy side, and only certain GPUs were all that well-supported.
  15. OS for Power Mac G5 -- 10.4 or 10.5?

    Well, for starters, you're need versions of XP and 7 that run on PowerPC?