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  1. Hmm. I'll see if I can figure out why, and/or re-post this if there's some weird permissions error. The PDF is interesting but it ultimately looks like somebody typed up an ultra-abbreviated version of what we can get today on EveryMac or any other MacDex and printed it out. It's been through a couple photocopiers too.
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    @JDW - this line of inquiry is inappropriate and I will put a warning on your account if you continue it.
  3. Mmmmm, congratulations on these finds, these are (both) extremely beautiful monitors. The MCD21 should work on just about all beige Macs and should work on the blue-and-white G3 and several of the different G4s as well, it depends on what card you have, so I don't know where exactly that was taken out, but Apple kept support for the old monitors in their graphics hardware for a surprisingly long time. One thought: check into whether or not this monitor was sold under any other names, like ColorSync. Apple had been selling 20-inch displays since the two-page display
  4. In terms of using Zip at all: Just be ware, lots of problems, mostly with 100, so if you can get all 250 you'll have slightly better luck than using any 100 stuff. Networking would be better, MO would be better, CD-R/RWs or DVDram would be better, etc etc. In terms of "the context of zip750 in 2002: Flash drives weren't quite commonly available yet in early 2002, CD-R was available and was growing cheaper, but I'll be honest, burning CDs isn't convenient and so I bet Iomega had this idea that the market for a more convenient superfloppy still existed, even if that marke
  5. Zip100 drives can, of course, only r/w zip100 media. Zip250 drives can read/write 100 and 250 media Zip750 drives: - r/w 750 media - r/w 250 media - READ ONLY 100 media I believe in each case, backwardly compatible media operates at lower performance than the original media, so my recommendation is to pick a system and use the same drives and disks across the board, if you can.
  6. I suspect that it's less about some really dramatic systemic problem and more that "the oldest of these things are going to be getting close to a decade old now" and, well, disks do ultimately die. The disks in these things should sort of be replaceable, and I've seen hints that they work with bigger disks than what they shipped with, but whether or not it's worth doing that really depends. Those rubberized bases do come off but they don't go back on well. Unfortunately, this applies to the flat time capsules and the newer tall ones. The other thing the article mention
  7. Does this work? I would have presumed that this device, being from after 10.5 launched, would have an AFP server that matches 10.5's capabilities, and to the best of my knowledge, 7.5.5-9.2.2, even with the OT/AS updates, cannot connect to 10.5 server. I agree fully though, that MacWorld is being moderately alarmist in this article. I would bet that Time Machine/Capsule in Mac OS will hang out for a number of additional years. Heck, Mac OS 11 still connects to the AFP server in 10.4, so Apple's retaining a moderately surprising amount of compatibility there.
  8. I don't see that this has been addressed yet, so just super briefly: what stuff are you doing, and when you say "feels sluggish" do you mean compared to the original disk, or, in general? The PowerBook 5300 is a mobile Power Mac 6200 or 6300, but with the L2 cache removed, so it's by no means going to be very speedy. I think the 5300 and 1400's 117MHz variant has the boosted L1 cache that the 6300/100 and /120 got over the 6200, but the loss of the L2 cache in the 5300 and early 1400s is severe. This will never be a fast system, but solid state storage will help hide di
  9. These won't be good for "vintage gaming" except on Macs, they're fixed-sync displays and to the best of my knowledge, nobody has ever gotten anything other than Macs to drive them. Though, they'd be great for vintage Mac vintage gaming. I've got at least one of them, I love these, but the 640x480 resolution is a little limiting these days. I'll probably put mine on the 6200 or 6100 next time I pull one of those out. No restoration tips, just a ntoe to say I love these.
  10. Unfortunately, I believe that Time Capsules will not serve AFP versions old enough to be used by OS 9, so you're best off using this as-is as a Time Capsule for networked Time Machine or as a generic file share, or for generic networking purposes. From browsing around, it looks like some of these support fairly large disks, although it doesn't look like anybody has categorized the information for all of them at once. One thing that I haven't found yet is whether or not they can do, like, mirroring or a backup from the internal disk to an external one, so it might be worth using c
  11. What Mac is this? This is highly context-sensitive, but it would be better if you had it. An old TV crashed entire town's broadband every day for more than a year - CNET Strictly speaking, if the environment is basically fine, low density, you don't have magnets nearby, you don't need it. It shouldn't be a risk to your health or the computer's, but lots of newer things are built not accounting for vintage tech needs. I, for example, have an IKEA bluetooth speaker that creates obvious distortion for CRTs when it's nearby. The biggest thing I'd wat
  12. This also depends on what particular 9600 you have, there are two versions. The original type, in up to 200MHz (the /233 upgrade and the MP versions are in this category, if I remember correctly) and the Kansas/Mach5 (250 and up) versions. The original should run 7.5.5 and the Mach5 requires a machine-specific version of 7.6.1, which if I'm remembering correctly has some enablers If you want system 7, I'd run 7.6.1, for most systems that'll run both, especially on the PowerPC side of things. 7.6.1, in general, has a lot of boosts over 7.5.x for PowerPC, such as reducin
  13. I hadn't had to download the macbench results yet, thank you jessenator! It seems like there's some random slowdown, and, come to think of it: LaPorta: Did I give you an account on the new vtools? It might have been like on a share called "users3" or something? That new/testing vtools is offline because I had to clean my room, I wonder if the hang-up is because of that. (At one point you mentioned using an automatic share mount and that might be causing delay if any of the servers are offline or otherwise misbehaving.)
  14. Those CF results are very similar to what I get on my SCSI2SD v6, especially on the write side. Your reads are faster than my v6 was, but I think that's because the 8600's fast scsi bus is still only 10 megabytes/second. I've got it on reasonably good authority from a friend that the scsi2sd v6could do better on a better scsi bus. IDE to SATA adapter would be the low-hanging way to get much better disk performance with what you already have without needing to buy that much new hardware, esp. a SIL3112, or have to go find an old IDE disk.
  15. Tangentially, I actually need to set up a few of my macs for some writing stuff and also just ot have more macs online in the near-mid future (before november) and one thing I have been wondering is how Mac OS 9 will handle on SMR hard disks, so one thing I might do is pull out my blue-and-white G3 and drop an SIL3112 and put 9.2.2 on the WD blue laptop disk. (These were going to be the disks I used in vtools, so I have one or two hanging around, one's in my 2011 mac mini as well.)
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