iMAC

Here’s a fab little machine found on Facebook by Faye (a friend of mac-mann). I’ve upgraded it to El Capitan and ordered some more memory to help it run smoothly.

Paper Muncher

The latest addition is a LaserWriter 16/600 with ethernet ! Both PC’s and MAC’s can now print. I picked this up from Chesterfield on Friday and got it home yesterday. Fired it up and it worked first go! I have left the network name as Paper Muncher and max’ed out the RAM to turn on photo grade.

5K baby

The mac idiots 5k thunderbolt display has arrived! It is my intention to maybe start to do some how to videos and perform the editing on this display.

USB to ADB and back again

Here we have my colour classic running a modern USB Apple keyboard mouse. How you say? Well, a chap called Steve at his site http://www.bigmessowires.com/ makes several unique and quite clever gadgets for vintage mac owners. There is more info on the ADB <> USB converter here: http://www.bigmessowires.com/retro-usb/ but essentially its a hardware converter for either using a USB keyboard and mouse with an ADB equipped mac or using an ADB keyboard and mouse with a USB equipped device. Hardware aside, the board currently supports ANSI and ISO mappings. US keyboards are fully supported while others are via the ISO standard. It’s firmware is upgradeable via USB flash.

If you have a vintage mac please check out the links.