Posts tagged “low end”.

Medicinal eMac

August 20th, 2012

Funny what you find in a top-rated, university-backed medical research facility.

Man, those eMacs. Still plugging along.

Riccardo Mori on vintage tech

July 9th, 2012

Riccardo Mori posts at the wonderful System Folder:

The main reason I’m surrounded by vintage tech in my studio is that these machines still serve a purpose. The fact that ‘progress’ has obsoleted them does not mean they have stopped being useful.

Amen, of course. Mori’s posts is a good part two to my On My Mac Hobby.

We all do this stuff for varying reasons. Isn’t it funny how sometimes we feel the need to defend our interests?

Vintage Mac Museum

June 14th, 2010

The Grouch

How fun: a site dedicated (more or less) to classic Mac graphics.

The Vintage Mac Museum is in Japanese, but for us English speakers it’s still navigable. The author, Motohiko Narita, posts photos of projects, too, which are a hoot (check out that vertically-aligned monitor for the Mac IIci!).

Lots of fun to poke around, and a great resource for classic Mac graphics.

[Via vintage Daring Fireball.]

Classic Mac setups

March 16th, 2010

Riccardo Mori over at System Folder had a neat idea: post Mac users’ classic setups using low-end hardware.

His first profile comes from Stories of Apple author Nicola D’Agostino, who uses two PowerBook G3s – one running OS 8.6 for scanning and the other sporting both OS 9 and OS X 10.4 for music.

It’s great to see recent-era classic Macs still in everyday use, and I look forward to see who else shares their classic setup with Mori.

Quote of the week: anything newer?

March 5th, 2010

“The question is not ‘why do you want something that old?’ but rather: Why would I want anything newer? This computer serves my purposes perfectly well. It would be nice to be able to run Mac OS X Leopard and run all the latest software, but for somebody like me whose heaviest task is editing a photo taken with a point-and-shoot camera, I’ve found that this computer is quite powerful enough.”

David Kendal, my podcasting buddy, with a good pre-emptive piece that nicely accompanies my rant from the other day.

Use an iMac for a jukebox? You bet

December 3rd, 2008


I love this post from John Hatchett over at Low End Mac:

I was in the middle of recording my vinyl Steely Dan albums to iTunes when it hit me: Why not turn the iMac into a digital jukebox? I could hook it up to my home stereo with a stereo mini-jack-to-RCA cable and have any song in my collection available to listen to. I could even use the iTunes database to customize song selection. And, of course, there is always shuffle.

How fantastic is that? I can imagine a visitor coming over: “Hey, what’s that iMac doing hooked up to your stereo?”

“Oh, that? That’s my jukebox.”

Totally geeky, and totally fitting with his theme of using old-school Macs in these weird times.

Out of the box: iMac G4 arrives safe and sound.

August 27th, 2008

iMac in a box.

Well look who showed up.

After a UPS mis-delivery, a neighbor hunt-down, and a package found safe and sound, my iMac G4 has finally arrived at my doorstep. I can die a happy man now.

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Apple news roundup for March 25, 2008

March 25th, 2008

iPhones sell out in NYC
Man alive…:

AT&T retail stores in Manhattan aren’t yet feeling the affects of the shortage, though Apple’s online store is also reflecting an approximate 1 week delay for all new orders, suggesting that considerable backlog currently exists for whatever reason.

Glad I won’t be going there to buy mine. I just hope Ann Arbor doesn’t run short.

Five things Apple does right…
Neat piece from Low End Mac, although I think Steve asks for too many Macs. I like the current lineup, and liked the four-quadrants (pro/consumer/desktop/notebook) lineup even better.

Review: Modbook Tablet

Sure, it’s the only Mac tablet for now, but this baby is certain to give anyone who dabbles in the dark graphical arts exquisitely rendered heart palpitations.