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.
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.
Here is the latest addition to the Mac idiots collection. A power Mac with Xeon 2.8GHz and 4 cores. I intend this to be my daily machine and powerful enough to encode 4k video. I have already installed macOS high Sierra on it using the tools here: http://dosdude1.com/highsierra/
Kindly donated by Simon ( a friend of mac idiots ) we now have a dual G4 1GHz running OS X 10.5 🙂
Greg has brought in his pristine (still has the box) Mac Quadra…Couple of hickups as it has been in storage but a new PRAM battery should fix that. 🙂
Today is a mac day trying to get the network up after some topology changes.
We also have a new mascot. #macbunker #macidiots
Macidiots is now portable on the go! This is my powerbook 3400c running OS 8.
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.
Our FPU for the colour classic arrived in the post today. Fingers crossed it speeds up the machine!
This little gizmo converts USB HID devices to ADB and vice versa. Works really well and as intended.