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The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 5, 6 & 7

The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 5, 6 & 7

The report for the last 3 days of the challenge is very short and boring. I did a ton of website work, listened to tunes, handled my email and browsed the web. UT’99 runs great now with the 7200rpm hard drive so I got a few games of that in as well. During the day job my G4 iMac ran iTunes non stop and my 3 year old son loved watching the iTunes visualizer so he came to visit me…

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The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 2 and 3

The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 2 and 3

Saturday I got some writing down but the fact that Norton FileSaver kept nagging me didn’t sit right with me. I’ve used this software forever and it has never let me down so there must be something going on. Scanned the whole drive again, this time with Drive Genius, and again no bad block were found. Must be a mechanical issue of some kind then because games that should fly on this iMac just don’t run right. The testing done…

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The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 1

The Classic Mac OS Challenge – Day 1

Spent most of the day out and about but once I got home it was upgrade and troubleshooting time. Greg T. was kind enough to send me 512MB of RAM for free. Along with the 512MB I had I could max this thing out at 1GB. Also ready were an AirPort card and new battery. The original 80GB HDD was having a few quirks but I left that in anyway. Upgrading the internals is easy in these things so the…

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The G5 Roller Skate

The G5 Roller Skate

The G5 Skate is a product I did not even know existed until a month ago. As soon as I did know of it’s existence, I wanted to have one. A few planets aligned and someone offered one for sale on the Low End Mac Facebook group! Not only that, turns out the guy selling it worked in the office I’d be starting my new job in a few weeks later! I messaged him, he took down the post and…

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An ode to the puck, Apple’s first USB mouse

An ode to the puck, Apple’s first USB mouse

It’s time I speak up, time I stand up for the little guy. The Apple USB “puck” mouse. First introduced in 1998 along with the Bondi Blue iMac and discontinued in 2000, this mouse is often quoted as one of Apple’s worst mistakes and hated by many. I loved it and still do. It’s one of my favorite mouse designs and I’d have no problem using it today still. So what are some of the issues people have with these…

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