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by scottE
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Advice Request: I need to sell a Pineapple (Apple II clone)
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Advice Request: I need to sell a Pineapple (Apple II clone)

Me too!

Unfortunately, I'm probably not going to be too picky about where it ends up. We need the space/cash pretty badly.

vishnu wrote:Holy freakin' wow, socketed ICs! :shock:


Yep! It was apparently a kit.
by scottE
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 905

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

I understand the Windows 10 apprehension, I feel the same way about post-Snow Leopard OS X! I'm glad you have positive experiences with Apple. Oh, I'm not apprehensive . I just dislike it, which pretty much extends to every Windows release. Well, not Windows 2.0, because that was relatively easy to...
by scottE
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 905

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

Oh, Apples are good for arts, especially historically. Today, however, I'd say Windows is on level ground, at least in terms of applications. Maybe! But then I'd probably have to run Windows 10, and that's just … not happening. I'd sooner switch to ink, oils, and gouache for good (but I fantasize a...
by scottE
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 905

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

Wow. I kind of want to hear about the metal shavings.
by scottE
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 905

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

Raion-Fox wrote:I have to say I like the name Mamoru Oshii being mentioned. Just not attached to Apples.


No issue for me. I carried that laptop for almost 5 years. Did a lot of art with it.
by scottE
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 905

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

Knock on wood, I've never killed a keyboard (at least not by accident :twisted: ) Obviously, the alternative is to have internet reviewers/bloggers pound like a gorilla on the machine and then complain about keyboard flex if it moves more than 6 microns. I may have been really angry once. Bent the ...
by scottE
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design
Replies: 37
Views: 905

Re: Taking apart a PowerBook G4 12 inch - insane design

This was the machine that broke me of ever wanting to deal with laptops again. I swapped the screen out for a working one, and then I was done with laptop service forever. I've also done a 3GS iPhone battery swap (before device recycling was available in our area). Never again. These are just challe...
by scottE
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 80
Views: 1785

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Trippynet wrote:I think many people have thrown away the odd thing and later regretted it.


If I had been consulted in that particular tossing, I'd have made it clear I wanted that, because those were always sort of rare.

Ah well. Easy come, easy go, unlike my N64.
by scottE
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 80
Views: 1785

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

itsvince725 wrote:I almost forgot another rare machine-the Mac Color Classic II.


Oops. Used to have one, but my father threw it out after I relocated to Homer for a job. It was in almost perfect condition.
by scottE
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 80
Views: 1785

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Which the Crimson got first (RE1), surely. Or was this an IrisGL v. OpenGL thing? I actually have no idea, the initial public release of OpenGL was in August 1992 but development started within SGI a year and a half before that, so it's entirely possible that the Crimson used it. Anyone know? I've ...
by scottE
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 80
Views: 1785

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

All this talk about the Onyx makes me miss that Crimson a bit. It was perfect. It was just...huge. It was indeed based on the Onyx and the RealityEngine graphics system! Which the Crimson got first (RE1), surely. Or was this an IrisGL v. OpenGL thing? I've been to Alaska in every month of the year w...
by scottE
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 80
Views: 1785

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Was it the Onyx? I thought it was the Crimson. Eh, I could be wrong about that. It's been a while.
by scottE
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Indy and indigo2 emulation in MESS (WIP)
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

Re: Indy and indigo2 emulation in MESS (WIP)

This is incredible this is even partially a thing.
by scottE
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Advice Request: I need to sell a Pineapple (Apple II clone)
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Advice Request: I need to sell a Pineapple (Apple II clone)

Here are a few more of the photos I took before putting it back in the box. The exterior of the box is in rough shape (it was mailed out), but the styrofoam insets are good. Hero (I should have put a scale bar in there, but I didn't have a meter stick handy): pineapple-hero.jpg Papered work : manual...
by scottE
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 80
Views: 1785

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Wait; you're leaving Wasilla? But it's paradise! (For one week in the spring and one week in the fall)... ;) Ha! We have two weeks of spring now, thanks to climate change. But I still had to dig our car out of a snow berm this morning. There's tons of reasons to leave. The economy up here is crummy...

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