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#1 2015-04-22 02:03:37

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Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Welp... I'd actually written a lengthy post with a heap of pics of various Mac's of mine with their stories, but the bastard forum arbitrarily logged me out meaning i lost the whole post, so now it's just pictures and a short blab about stuff. /ragequit

But yeh, I'll just add things to here as I procure them/dig them out of corners that I have stuffed them into I guess. smile

Firstly, My daily driven late-2005 2.0 dual-core  G5 and formerly daily driven G4 Yikes... The G5 is mostly stock except for extra HDD and RAM. The G4 is far from standard... Sonnet Encore 500MHz CPU, maxed at 1Gb of RAM, 2x40Gb HDD's, DVD-RW, ATI R7000 64Mb graphics card, extra firewire and USB. In the bottom pic you will notice the old 2.0DP G5 hiding... logic board issues yanno.

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And here are my pair of iMacs that were painstakingly rebuilt... Graphite is possibly up for round two surgery shortly due to some recurring issues. The build process was covered start to finish in my blog for the graphite one, should this be a thing that interests you. smile Oh... and my faithful blue G3 is also hiding in the background.

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My mint SE Superdrive... bought 10 years ago at a recovery center shop for $20.

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My first Mac Plus, purchased at a school sale in the 7th grade, circa 2000. partial recap in 2002 but needs full recap I reckon seeing as though the filter caps are gone anyway.

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My trio of Pluses and my 512K in the wild... 512K needs a RAM chip replaced, all Pluses need filter caps replaced. The platiunum Plus and the second beige one were bought for in 2002 for $50 with the platinum being mint and the beige only requiring a FDD, and the platinum was complete with 3.5 drive, peripherals and software in a monographed carry bag. big_smile

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And this is my haggard socketted SE/30... had it for about 13 years and definitiely a lot of work in getting this up to scratch again... As you can see from the pics it had a terrible life before it came to be in my hands.

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And I think that's as far back as I can be bothered digging into my photobucket today. lol


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G5 2.0DC, Yikes G4/500 Sonnet-Enhanced, B+W G3/450, 9600/200MP, 7600/200, iMacs DVSE Graphite and 600 Snow, 7220/200, WGS 7350/180, 6360/160, 5500/250 DE, Pismo, 2x Lombards, 6100/66DOS, 2x CC's, 3x Pluses, 512K, SE/30, SE Superdrive, 2x Classics, IIvx, IIci, IIsi, 3x LC520, 4x LC575, 5x P580, LC, LCIII, //gs LE, 2x ROM 02 //gs', IIe... and I'm outta characters!

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#2 2015-04-22 03:11:57

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Fun stuff! I keep thinking I'll find a Yikes one of these days but I still haven't. So congrats on having one of those wiley things! Nice to see you around here.


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#3 2015-04-22 03:20:26

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Nice collection. I hope you haven't plugged that 5.25" drive into the Plus? yikes

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#4 2015-04-22 14:01:02

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

I always liked the Graphite iMac G3's. They seem like they would fit in anywhere... kind of understated and elegant with there color scheme and small profile.

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#5 2015-04-22 14:20:10

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Hahahah nope the 5.25 drive was just in the box I pulled the 3.5 out of and made a handy platform. big_smile So my FDD controller is still safe. smile

I love my Yikes... very flexible and rather underappreciated machines. smile They came up for sale fairly cheaply and plentifully in Australia until recently, however now the G4 Powermac market seems to have all but dried up, with only a thin spattering of QS's and MDD's, and the odd graphite model here and there, usually DA's or Sawtooths. sad I'd like to add a QS to the powertower collection soon and a Gigabit Sawtooth would be intrinsically cool to have as well. I still remember when they were worth over $1000AU secondhand... how times have changed.

And yes that's what I liked about the graphite editions of the iMac... understated elegance and stylish sophistication, and a bit different to the norm. Graphite really is just a fantastic colour. A few of the other colours were just a little too loud, even comical... Flower Power being a case in point, and Tangerine which really IMO just doesnt fit in anywhere at all. lol


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G5 2.0DC, Yikes G4/500 Sonnet-Enhanced, B+W G3/450, 9600/200MP, 7600/200, iMacs DVSE Graphite and 600 Snow, 7220/200, WGS 7350/180, 6360/160, 5500/250 DE, Pismo, 2x Lombards, 6100/66DOS, 2x CC's, 3x Pluses, 512K, SE/30, SE Superdrive, 2x Classics, IIvx, IIci, IIsi, 3x LC520, 4x LC575, 5x P580, LC, LCIII, //gs LE, 2x ROM 02 //gs', IIe... and I'm outta characters!

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#6 2015-04-22 16:01:23

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

I like the strawberry, though. I put a Sonnet HARMONi in mine and I use it in the music room (it has a USB MIDI interface and connects to my Yamaha CX5M and PSR-270).

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#7 2015-04-22 16:20:19

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

ClassicHasClass wrote:

I like the strawberry, though. I put a Sonnet HARMONi

You have a Sonnet HARMONi?? Those are some rare birds!  I remember wanting one of those. Never found one then... still can't find one now. smile

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#8 2015-04-22 17:17:11

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Ah yes I remember I had considered the Harmoni as an upgrade option on my lime Rev. C many years ago when they still made them. The idea appealed to me at the time but I could not really justify the expense for such a relatively limited gain (nor could my parents who were going to be chipping in to fund my new DV and graphics machine... I was 14ish at the time.) By that time, Rev. C's were already starting to suffer flyback failures anyway so I figured rather than spend 600 bucks on a card that would bump up the CPU speed and add a couple of things but still leave me with no real upgrade path, I opted to simply sell the iMac entirely and purchase a secondhand B+W G3 which was in every respect a better, sturdier machines... I also got it cheap as it was a Rev.1 300Mhz model, which suited me fine as I had every intention of upgrading it, and surprisingly Rev. 2 boards were quite cheap and faster OEM processors were plentiful and inexpensive too (Probably due to the number of people installing the Sonnet Encore and Powerlogix ZIF upgrades). It ended up that buying the G3, tearing it down and replacing everything to bring it up to scratch including a Rev.2 board swap and 450Mhz CPU and Rev.2 graphics card and a DVD-burner,  set me back not much more than the Harmoni upgrade alone wouldve set me back, and I got a lot of milage out of that machine in it's various configurations and still have it today.

Looking back, I definitely made a sound decision especially given the expensive SO-DIMM's and in hindsight pitiful RAM ceiling that the trayload had. I think it eventually topped out at 512Mb when 256Mb SO-DIMM SD-RAM became available. Not only that, when I got my Yikes, I was able to transfer all the goodies straight over (by that time i had an R7000 as well). smile

Still, wouldnt mind a Harmoni one day just to see what kind of legs it gave to the old trayloaders... out of curiosity more than anything. smile


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G5 2.0DC, Yikes G4/500 Sonnet-Enhanced, B+W G3/450, 9600/200MP, 7600/200, iMacs DVSE Graphite and 600 Snow, 7220/200, WGS 7350/180, 6360/160, 5500/250 DE, Pismo, 2x Lombards, 6100/66DOS, 2x CC's, 3x Pluses, 512K, SE/30, SE Superdrive, 2x Classics, IIvx, IIci, IIsi, 3x LC520, 4x LC575, 5x P580, LC, LCIII, //gs LE, 2x ROM 02 //gs', IIe... and I'm outta characters!

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#9 2015-04-23 02:52:13

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Funny it should come up! Way back in late 2004-early 2005 while researching upgrade options for my iMac, I considered getting one of those HARMONI things. They were asking $699 for them at the time, which seemed sorta extreme for a computer that was even then beginning to show its age a bit. We instead left it as is and got a PC laptop instead.

In retrospect, though, it would've been a neat thing to have, as it added FireWire capabilities and other useful things, if I remember correctly.

Oh, well. Someday, perhaps.

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Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
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#10 2015-04-23 03:04:39

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Wasn't there a G4 upgrade for those too?


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#11 2015-04-23 03:52:00

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Yeah - Newertech (from memory) had a scheme going where they would buy used iMac CPU cards, remove the G3 chip, and solder on a G4 chip, I think they called it the iMaxPowr. I think PowerLogix also sold a G4 upgrade that they called the iForce.

And then there was the HARMONi, which was only 400/500 Mhz G3, but added FireWire.

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#12 2015-04-23 15:18:15

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Yep correct, the Harmoni added Firewire which was actually where it's primary appeal lay to me, as even in the early 2000's it was clear that USB 1.1 was utterly worthless as a heavy duty I/O interface due to it's very limited throughput speeds of 12mbps, and USB 2.0 which addressed this speed issue wasnt really a thing back then, with IEE1394 being the standard for digital video and high volume storage peripherals. Even with a G4, a trayload was essentially a paperweight without any form of adequate expandability or connectivity.

In hindsight now, it'd have been an interesting experiment  to apply one of the  Newertech-style upgrades to the Harmoni module and create a G4 trayload with firewire... Then we would have seen a pretty cool machine that was on a far more level playing field. smile


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G5 2.0DC, Yikes G4/500 Sonnet-Enhanced, B+W G3/450, 9600/200MP, 7600/200, iMacs DVSE Graphite and 600 Snow, 7220/200, WGS 7350/180, 6360/160, 5500/250 DE, Pismo, 2x Lombards, 6100/66DOS, 2x CC's, 3x Pluses, 512K, SE/30, SE Superdrive, 2x Classics, IIvx, IIci, IIsi, 3x LC520, 4x LC575, 5x P580, LC, LCIII, //gs LE, 2x ROM 02 //gs', IIe... and I'm outta characters!

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#13 2015-04-23 21:39:57

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Back in the day when my tray loader was my daily driver I often used to connect drives to it externally via what I like to call ePATA. (External Parallel ATA - basically I ran a loooooong IDE cable out the side and connected bare drives to it)

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#14 2015-04-23 22:49:24

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

LCGuy wrote:

Yeah - Newertech (from memory) had a scheme going where they would buy used iMac CPU cards, remove the G3 chip, and solder on a G4 chip, I think they called it the iMaxPowr. I think PowerLogix also sold a G4 upgrade that they called the iForce.

And then there was the HARMONi, which was only 400/500 Mhz G3, but added FireWire.

Now that's interesting... I have a spare iMac G3 MLB + CPU card, and i can solder BGA chips. anyone have any know if there is a specific variant of the G4 chip i would need to look for? It could be a interesting experiment smile

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#15 2015-04-24 00:18:59

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

I got lucky and found, eventually, two. The first one I almost destroyed installing it. Fortunately I didn't mess up the pins handling the FireWire port after all.

The HARMONi is a nice upgrade, but I agree it was exorbitant when it was new. The fruity iMacs' main problem is the weak graphics and the HARMONi won't do a damn thing about that. Shadowkiller really speeds it up in Jaguar.

EDIT: Not sure what speeds were available in AU, but my HARMONi is a 600MHz part.

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#16 2015-04-24 02:48:20

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

I think they were the same worldwide...I just thought that they were 400/500, not 500/600.

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#17 2015-04-24 17:50:37

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Yep the one I was looking at was 600Mhz... not sure what else if anything was available. smile I'd love to line my G3 in the configuration it was in at it's peak up against a Harmoni-equipped trayload someday and actually see how the setup I was considering wouldve measured up against what I ended up with. With a stock ZIF in a G3 the maximum speed you can really get is 500Mhz (I couldn't get my stock 450Mhz module to run stable at this speed though), compared to the 600MHz of a Harmoni-equipped iMac. However the moneymaker is in the rest of the system... The G3 runs a 100Mhz bus and ATA100 primary IDE bus, where the iMac runs both at 66Mhz. Then the final arrow to the knee is the aforementioned video controller, which was only a RagePro with 6Mb of VRAM from memory, and is always what you are stuck with. sad

Right off the bat, the G3 has more than double the VRAM with the stock controller, and faster throughput rates through the system, so I imagine that after the Harmoni upgrade, the iMac would probably at best perform about the same in non-graphics intensive applications even with the extra 100mhz of CPU speed... Which of course is not an improvement to sniff at, as my G3 even in it's original 300Mhz configuration still ran rings around my Rev. C. As soon as you throw some graphics-heavy stuff in though, or things that involve heavy disk access, that's where the G3 would still likely have the edge... Then of course you put in an R7000 or such intothe tower and it is instantly running circles around the iMac even just in terms of basic UI response.

This all being said, I guess in 2001 it still made some sense to spend the $700 to get your once rather expensive 2 year old iMac running as fast a clock speed as the current generation (which were at that stage around the 600 mark in the high end) if you didnt have particularly demanding graphics needs, and add the firewire connectivity that was really a necessity to run a lot of peripherals externally in an efficient manner... or at all. This being in comparison to going and spending another few grand on a brand new slotload iMac. smile


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G5 2.0DC, Yikes G4/500 Sonnet-Enhanced, B+W G3/450, 9600/200MP, 7600/200, iMacs DVSE Graphite and 600 Snow, 7220/200, WGS 7350/180, 6360/160, 5500/250 DE, Pismo, 2x Lombards, 6100/66DOS, 2x CC's, 3x Pluses, 512K, SE/30, SE Superdrive, 2x Classics, IIvx, IIci, IIsi, 3x LC520, 4x LC575, 5x P580, LC, LCIII, //gs LE, 2x ROM 02 //gs', IIe... and I'm outta characters!

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#18 2015-04-28 17:12:43

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Well I have another confirmed runner to add to this thread... the IIvx which I basically scored as one of two freebies when I bought my 9600... got plugged in and fired straight up this morning with a clean install of 7.5.3 already onboard. smile Everything works great except a sticky eject mechanism on the floppy, which I will just swap out and repair this one later. Very clean machine in any case... that is one of the benefits of buying from collectors!

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I ran the IIvx for a fair few hours and it worked perfectly, with me having spent this morning re-aquainting myself with System 7.5 and cranking some choice 90's CD albums from that gloriously large and nice internal speaker. This is the 2nd IIvx in my collection, with the condition of the other being unknown at present as it has sat for some time in the cave of exploding clock batteries. It's not hard to see why people like them... theyre fast, expandable, compatible, well-built (love the nice sturdy metal chassis and case and well laid out internal arrangement) and quite small for such a lot of Mac... Definitely takes the cake as probably my favourite of the II-series. I intend to get a NuBus ethernet card at some point and see if I can get it on the web in some rudimentary fashion for the sake of novelty. smile

Seriously, this thing is immaculate under the lid... barely so much as a fiber of dust. And the speaker is still in fantastic condition... sounds great cranking out Ace Of Bass! big_smile

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I also got to testing the apparently faulty IIsi which was the 3rd machine of the haul and was confronted with a death chime directly after the startup twang and no further boot activity... It was suggested the PSU may be at fault so if my other IIsi PSU has not gone bad i may do a switch to confirm or reject that theory.

And finally some good news on the quest to get the 9600/200MP running... It is now alive and stable in 9.1 after stubbornly refusing to boot for a month since I bought it. Strangely, it decided it was going to boot up by chance after I had put a THIRD video card in the machine... the defective Rage128 card from my G3 tower that artefacts the display. However stupidly I couldnt get the two properly functioning cards, the R7000 that I received the 9600 preinstalled with, or the Yikes G4's stock Rage128 (same as G3 card) to work in the 9600, even though they work splendidly in the G3 and G4. Go figure.

Anyway, this machine will be usully running the stock dual-604e daughtercard for intrinsic novelty value of the model being  one of the earliest modern multiproccessor desktops. I had a play round and got it on the web before work this afternoon, and now I simply need to get hold of a CD bezel, which LCGuy hopefully can help with, and get the Targa2000 installed to have a play around with, and possibly a firewire card to connect some larger external drives than the 36Gb allowed by the internal SCSI bus andfast SCSI card. smile

Anyway, I shall have photos of that one up when it a bit more presentable! smile

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G5 2.0DC, Yikes G4/500 Sonnet-Enhanced, B+W G3/450, 9600/200MP, 7600/200, iMacs DVSE Graphite and 600 Snow, 7220/200, WGS 7350/180, 6360/160, 5500/250 DE, Pismo, 2x Lombards, 6100/66DOS, 2x CC's, 3x Pluses, 512K, SE/30, SE Superdrive, 2x Classics, IIvx, IIci, IIsi, 3x LC520, 4x LC575, 5x P580, LC, LCIII, //gs LE, 2x ROM 02 //gs', IIe... and I'm outta characters!

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#19 2015-04-28 18:32:44

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

You've been IIvxed!

What's that purple box in the background?

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#20 2015-04-28 18:37:43

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Schmoburger wrote:

And the speaker is still in fantastic condition... sounds great cranking out Ace Of Bass! The Sign

FTFY... Cuz we all know there's only one Ace of Base song. And that's it. (and don't even joke about that weird baby song)

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#21 2015-04-28 18:47:39

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

I kind of like collecting the weirdo machines like the IIvx.  The performance differences are lost in the intervening decades at this point, and the oddities give it character (and also value as a reference machine for those oddities).  I've got a Performa 600 with a Turbo601 card installed, just because.  Frozen forever at System 7.5.2 (or was it .1?  I can't remember) due to the Turbo601 software.

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#22 2015-04-28 19:48:04

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Yeah, at this point most of what LEM calls a RoadApple is kinda pointless, seeing as they're all pretty much Road Apples now. I mean, who cares if the LC doesn't support virtual memory in 2015?

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#23 2015-04-29 02:52:39

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Yeeeeh that All That SHe Want's song reminds me of half the professional welfare recipient young mothers in my town... But yes, that's a conversation for a dodgy facebook group! Would it say anything bad about my character if I were to admit to having multiple Ace Of Bass albums? big_smile And we won't talk about the multiple albums of Darude either. hehehe

That purple box contains the soul of the artist formerly known as Prince! big_smile Naaaah I actually don't know... that is just chilling their after my housemate got rid of his desktop PC and i reclaimed the desk. shuffled it over their for want of a better place to put it it became a shelf for my router box, mail tray, tinfoil helmet and a selection of parts i couldnt be bothered putting back in the other G5.

I really am fond of the more oddball, unique or rare Apples of old myself... have a few I've collected over the years when they were sitting in a pile in every second public school storeroom or even still in hock shop etc. Among other things I have a black 5500/250, a 6100/66 DOS Compatible, a couple of 7220's (the Australian 4400) which a wierd little machine due to their origins as a clone, Performa 580's, 6360's, the Yikes... to name a few. I'd like to get myself a hold of a 6500 tower at some point also... another very cool and oft-overlooked oddity of the grey Mac world.  smile


Stay hungry... Stay foolish.
G5 2.0DC, Yikes G4/500 Sonnet-Enhanced, B+W G3/450, 9600/200MP, 7600/200, iMacs DVSE Graphite and 600 Snow, 7220/200, WGS 7350/180, 6360/160, 5500/250 DE, Pismo, 2x Lombards, 6100/66DOS, 2x CC's, 3x Pluses, 512K, SE/30, SE Superdrive, 2x Classics, IIvx, IIci, IIsi, 3x LC520, 4x LC575, 5x P580, LC, LCIII, //gs LE, 2x ROM 02 //gs', IIe... and I'm outta characters!

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#24 2015-04-29 09:13:07

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Schmoburger wrote:

Yeeeeh that All That SHe Want's song reminds me of half the professional welfare recipient young mothers in my town... But yes, that's a conversation for a dodgy facebook group!

I always knew there was a reason that song reminds me of Bundaberg (where I grew up)....now I know *giggles*

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#25 2015-04-29 12:24:16

MJ313
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Registered: 2014-09-23
Posts: 498

Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Schmoburger wrote:

Would it say anything bad about my character if I were to admit to having multiple Ace Of Bass albums? big_smile

yikes just... smh

I didn't even know they had multiple albums... you aussie's are crazy folk big_smile

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