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About bsod

  • Birthday 04/30/1989

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    Canterbury, UK
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    Computers, Physics, Photography, Music
  1. ... and back then I was complaining about the lack of conquests/liberations I got. Well, not any more! In the course of this year I got (all for free, mostly would-be dumped machines): - a G4/733 Digital Audio, complete with a 17'' Studio Display (the big, extraterrestrial one, over a tripod...) - a pair of 6400/180 (those two were just laying in the corridor, waiting for the recycler to come... I took both because I expected one not to work. After all, they both work! ) - a G3/233 "Gossamer" (everything stock, save the extra 64 megs of RAM it has...) - and it still had a VGA adapter h
  2. Well, here am I, typing from my Performa 5200 . It sure looks strange browsing 68k MLA with IE 4.5 and a 640x480 resolution... (the monitor supports up to 832x624, but the TV tuner only operates while the screen is at 640x480...).
  3. Maybe later I'll salute this fine community from my Performa 5200 . Friday night is TV series night... so, one excuse for firing up the Performa (as it has a TV tuner...).
  4. I ran IE 2 in my SE/30 for quite some time and it was a really reliable browser! Can't say the same about IE3+, unfortunately . Of course, Netscape is also a good option. But iCab supports many modern web things, and works well too! If you have an intermediate Mac (in my case, I have a Performa 5200 running OS 8.6), you can also network the Quadra with that Mac and transfer the contents via AppleTalk to the latter. Then, from there you can burn CD's or do whatever you like (in my case, my 5200 has a big 60 GB IDE drive, so I've got enough storage for all of those vintage apps and old d
  5. Large displays are really great, and the Apple ones have a really nice picture. I am no videophile (I hope this word exists, I was trying to make use of the word audiophile ), so I really don't care for response times, viewing angles, and such... but I noticed my new HP display needed a lot of calibration, and still is no match for my iMac's internal display (even with those horrible vertical stripes that plague it! ).
  6. bsod

    Vail/Elise III

    For some time I had two of my LCIII's inside a drawer, with an opening for cooling. I had to lift the case (with Lego bricks) in order to make some space for the hot air to circulate. And I had them with the top case open . They don't generate that much heat... but again, I have my Mac collection in my basement, which is kept at a constant temperature, regardless of the weather outside .
  7. Yes, it could be the slower internal hard drive, like Cory mentioned (the mini has a laptop 5400 RPM hard drive...). Have you tried booting off an external FireWire drive? The performance should increase significantly...
  8. Nice, nice! These iMacs are really nice... I have a "Early 2006" one, and with the 2 GB RAM upgrade runs like a champ .
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    Scanners? TWAIN?

    Yes! I remember using it with my HP 5300C scanner and it could even be used with a document feeder (which I believe it was an optional feature for the 5300C...). Unfortunately, me and VueScan didn't get along: it was always crashing, had a crumpled interface, but did the job - until I got a brand new Brother DCP-540CN which talks perfectly with my two main Macs, and every single peecee around the house (Linux included! ), has a document feeder (which is a really nice feature, I scan a lot of course notes onto PDF that way) and also network capabilities! Sorry for the off-topic, but I
  10. Quite nice indeed! I apologize for digging up this thread, but I really want some feedback about this: has anyone tried this Adtron adapter? I'm planning on getting one of those for my LC III web server (its 40 MB hard drive is a bit too small to me . I know there's also the CF PowerMonster, but it is really expensive (about $100, plus the SCSI to ATA adapter!).
  11. Right, right . Guess I'll have to clean the dust out of my Extened then . I really love that keyboard!
  12. Oh, and by the way (sorry about hijacking this topic), does the iMate work with 10.5? I was thinking of getting one for my Intel iMac - I really like my Extended, wanted to use it instead of the tiny and uncomfortable Pro keyboard I have here .
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    Gateway Laptop

    Or you can stack up a pile of books behind the display, to hold it in place ]'> . Had a girl who came into the college helpdesk I work who had a severe problem with her laptop's hinges... and she did just that.
  14. Already had your blog on my reading list... don't know where I got it, but it sure has lots of resources on old PowerBooks and Newtons!
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