With an Osborne 1, I knew it was only a matter of time before this popped, luckily I ordered a replacement I ordered the computer and it’s in place.

Repaired an old iMac I got for free. While a slightly older model and a different color than what I had, one of these was the first computer that I bought myself, so this has a bit more nostalgia attached to it than my other old computers.

It’s been a month since I started collect vintage computers. This may have gotten out of hand. And I still have an Osborne 1 on the way.

Nice turns out that the battery is this old PowerBook still holds a charge. Now to rebuild the PRAM battery and figure out what’s wrong with the CD-ROM.

Never mind that my “cassette player” is a thousand times more powerful than the computer.

It’s no CRT(shipping cost is generally prohibitive), but it is at least 4:3 and I’ve got a decent composite to VGA adapter along with a little Bluetooth speaker on sound duty. Should work for my N64, Genesis, and a Commodore 64 that’s on the way.

I upgraded cooling and airflow of my PC so now it runs super cools and not overheating any more. Downside is now I can leave it in the floor or it sucks up too much dust. Now it’s blocking a lot of my paints, but it did make me clean up my desk. At least the motherboard is already microatx, so Maybe finding a more space friendly case won’t be too hard.

I guess my weekend is planned as long as I get the A/V cable for this soon enough.

Old Chromebook + Linux + Gcompris = Happy Three year old “working” with dad.

Why do people on Amazon answer questions like this? Do they think the questions are personally aimed at them?

This is actually a significant slow down compared to normal that I've been seeing since the coronavirus self-quarantines really started to kick in.

Looks like I spoke too soon. The "Notifications blocked" icon is there, but there the bouncing notification icon still comes up.

I don’t see how this makes sense as the default for blocking addresses in Apple Mail. They must have used Apple Maps to navigate to that definition for blocked.

I occasionally install CDE and it's always surprisingly usable.


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