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CC_333

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  1. Are any of the 20 special edition boards left? I've been somewhat out of the loop for the past couple weeks (month?), and I'm feeling left out c
  2. Yeah, scavenging at my local transfer station is technically illegal also, but security is very relaxed, so I can just kinda look around a little and quickly grab my find while no one's looking I've made some quite decent finds over the years this way (a decent, early 2000s PC tower, which I still use to this day for my Skylake hackintosh, a Dell Latitude D800 (only needed a screen and top trim piece/power button), Decent little AIO TV and monitor (TV's useless of course, but it makes a decent monitor), even a little Bluray player (I have no idea if it works, as I have yet to tes
  3. @cheesestraws Perhaps the card uses a weird, quirky, not-quite-standard SCSI implementation, hence the compatibility problems? I'm only speculating, of course; the SCSI2SD, in particular, is well known for weird compatibility issues on anything not 100% standard, probably owing to its relatively advanced customizability. c
  4. This is fantastic!! If the analog board can likewise be cloned/reimagined (with a solution that makes using a modern internal CRT substitute and/or external monitor trivial) and all the custom chips (which presently need to be harvested from dead original boards) recreated, combined with one of Maceffects' clear cases, it will be theoretically possible to build an SE or (eventually) SE/30 out of completely new parts! c
  5. Aha! That was my next guess! My grandparent's house was built in the mid 40s, and has similar cabinetry, so I suspect that they're probably original in your case. Agreed. Pretty much all Macs from the very late 80s through the late 90s is getting quite brittle at this point, especially everything beige/platinum. c
  6. Those cabinets are interesting. 1960s? I must've stared at 10,000 houses by now (trying to find one to move to!), so I feel like I can tell approximately when a house was built just by looking at some minor details like kitchen drawers c
  7. Choose your glass carefully, for not all glass is equal; some types of glass filter out the UV rays that make retrobrite work. c
  8. Can someone explain what these acronyms mean? c
  9. @cheesestraws Fair point. I just asked out of curiosity because it seems only fair to one's self to at least give it a try. Then, if it doesn't work, they can at least have the satisfaction of having tried. But you're totally right. the human mind is an incredibly fragile thing, and there are still many aspects of it that scientists and psychologists still don't understand. Anyway, I could go on, but I'm tired (it's 2:30 AM here on the US west coast), and I can no longer think c
  10. That's hard. I hope you can work yourself out of it eventually! Have you considered therapy and/or some sort of medication to help yourself out of your depression? Best wishes! c
  11. No explanation needed. I think I understand-- you're in some sort of transitional period, where you're beginning to feel a spark of interest in the hobby again, but you don't yet have the time (or the motivation) to devote much effort to it. c
  12. Reading this discussion makes me glad I don't have a non-backlit Portable (I was lucky to have managed to find the somewhat less common backlit model, which has a different logic board design that doesn't seem to have these kinds of problems). @techknight Does this mean you're no longer "on hiatus"? c
  13. I believe the Plus actually does have term power capability mostly implemented, but it was disabled from the factory for some as yet unknown reason. Maybe because the SCSI standard wasn't fully finalized, and the term power circuit isn't fully compliant? Nevertheless, I think it can be enabled by adding a missing component or two (a diode and something else, I think?). This would negate the need for the BlueSCSI to have a special configuration for the Plus which is incompatible with all other models. c
  14. It seems like a very arcane error?! I'm glad you were able to fix it, though! I wonder why the software would be so particular? c
  15. This is pretty neat! It seems to me that this could open up the possibility of a web browser that can offload most of the JS/CSS rendering and security protocols to a reasonably fast co-processor and send the results back to the Mac, which only needs enough oomph to render the HTML and push the pixels around the display. It probably couldn't do much (it certainly couldn't reasonably handle the full desktop versions of, say, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter due to various bottlenecks in the Mac, though mobile versions of each might be possible, with limitations), but perhaps it would w
  16. I can see this being particularly useful for the eMate, with it's full keyboard. c
  17. I agree. Linux/Unix people tend to be annoyingly condescending and seem to think they're superior to all other computer users. As a consequence of this, they are usually very unhelpful and refuse to give any but the tersest, most cryptic of advice, forcing one to figure things out for themselves. And to add insult to injury, it seems that there are a few aspects of Linux that are designed with this mindset, such that the options in some programs are arcane things that only the person who developed it would know, the UI is weird and hard to figure out for any beginner, and there's
  18. I understand. I'm very apprehensive about it myself, but I'll get through it eventually! c
  19. It's quite hard to understate what an incredible achievement this is! I have a few logic board-less SE/30s that would benefit from these, as originals are not super easy to find in working condition anymore.... c
  20. I bet with all the enterprising people on this forum, someone could probably disassemble Apple's driver and reverse engineer a new one with all the bugs fixed and better System 7 compatibility. c
  21. Me too! Although this doesn't affect me directly (I don't use any of my machines enough to be bothered by 32-bit addressing resetting after powering off without a PRAM battery), but it's nevertheless a clever idea, and I really like it! I especially like @olePigeon's fancy icon (and @jessenator's neat animation of it). It's classy and fun. Keep up the good work! c p.s., Rather than extending and complicating this extension, I wonder if a separate extension for enabling VM might be useful? Perhaps with a little bit of glue so they do
  22. I already have several ADC-using displays (and I also managed to find both an ADC-to-DVI adapter for connecting a DVI display to the ADC port and a DVI-to-ADC adapter to connect a Cinema display to a normal DVI port, evidently before both became prohibitively expensive), but I fully support this project, as it would make life easier by allowing one to obtain adapters more affordably, not to mention the increase in flexibility. c
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