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  1. Yep, in fact I’m pretty sure the Sony driver disables (all?) interrupts during reads and writes to prevent it from getting interrupted mid-read/write as the disk spins under it, not just during initialization.
  2. I see what you did there. (Or more specifically, 11.3.1...)
  3. Nice find, those are pretty rare. I have the “pro” version of this which is just bigger (looks like a power strip) with 6 outlets and use it to power up my SE/30 via the ADB keyboard (the multiple outlets are handy because it also lets me power up my SE/30’s WiFi receiver at the same time). You can also program it to do thing on a schedule, and the various outlets can be programmed separately. I’ve never used the phone functionality (don’t have a landline) but always thought it would be pretty cool to use for .... something.
  4. Awesome, I am so excited this worked out! Looking forward to checking it out - the videos look and sound gorgeous.
  5. I would normally expect about 1K (I think there is some compression involved so the size isn’t constant?) per 32x32 cicn, so if you have a bunch size can grow fast at this scale. However those look smaller so I am surprised they take up so much space. In ResEdit you can choose the 4-bit color palette from the menu then choose “Recolor Using Palette,” see if that helps? If you wanted to be super space efficient, I would just include cicns for the blank button, then 1-bit ICONs for each button “icon” and overlay that on the respective buttons with srcOr before drawing on-screen, ei
  6. That’s amazing. The design language with the curvy purple function keys just screams 90s… would’ve fit right in next to a Packard Bell desktop at CompUSA.
  7. Nice work! I would want to hide one inside an original M0100. This guy sold a kit to do just that but it’s been out of stock since 2016: http://retroconnector.com/products/desktop/m0100-mouse-conversion/
  8. On the other hand, if you are a maximizer like me and absolutely must have 128MB of RAM in your SE/30, the ROMinator II is awesome because it less you skip the very slowwwww memory test at boot time. I recall it has issues with some 040 accelerators but don’t really remember — and anyway, LOTS of vintage things don’t play nicely with an 040. I’ve never had any issues with a 50MHz Diimo 030.
  9. Today I was slightly grumpy when I realized my substitute coin-type PRAM battery had died, then I remembered this thread and grabbed myself a copy of Force32 (and changed my PRAM battery, but still). Works a charm on my SE/30, I added a space before the name so it loads early in the INIT sequence just to not waste time. Great idea @cheesestraws! Incidentally I also realized today that when in 24-bit mode, my 128 MB SE/30 takes forever to show the icon of my second HD partition (I have a SCSI2SD with two partitions, a smallish one, maybe 200 MB, and a big 2GB one with a lot of fil
  10. THINK C was the standard general-purpose C compiler for the 68k Mac for many years. MPW was “top of the line” in some respects but it was really geared toward (very) large projects, multiple developers using source control, cases where command line tools like Grep were valuable for any reason, etc. Its not nearly as “integrated” an IDE as THINK C, debugging is harder, and it’s also a much, much slower compiler (at least it is on my 50MHz SE/30, comparing MPW 3 to Symantec C++ 7). For workaday Mac application development, I would pretty strongly recommend THINK C over MPW (personally I never
  11. I forgot about QuickBasic! Yes I used that on a Mac II circa 1987. It would certainly work on an SE as well. I quite liked QuickBasic.
  12. Have you tried Unarchiver? It opens StuffIt archives on a modern Mac. https://macpaw.com/the-unarchiver
  13. I second Frobozz on all of the above. Symantec C++ 7 would be my top choice for general purpose development on an SE/30 if you have enough RAM. If you like BASIC, I think (pretty sure but haven’t tried in a while) Microsoft BASIC 3.0 will run on an SE/30. The earlier versions won’t, as I recall.
  14. 7.0.1 is fine (and would run great on your upgraded SE), just avoid the original 7.0.
  15. Ah yeah sorry I misspoke. You’re right, I am indeed emulating 8MB on a Mac II but that’s not enough to do THINK C++ 7 dev under 7.5.5 which is what I want to do.
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