I got my hands on a vintage Lombard (Apple PowerBook G3), which is in pretty good shape. I’d like to use it for webstuff around the house, if I can upgrade it to OS X. It currently sports a whopping 64MB of RAM, so I am hoping to find an extra PC66 144pin SO-DIMM with at least 128MB of RAM and a HD with at least 10GB of storage space. Any chance one of you has some spare parts floating around that match these specs?
Monthly Archives: April 2006
Represent your hood!
Posting this here as it is the best way to get the word out to everyone all at once…
I am not sure I have the home mailing address for all of my Geek Gather peeps. If you would like to get an officially printed and postal mailed invitation to the wedding reception, then “own up and represent your hood” as the kids like to say. Send your info to patrick-at-patrickrhone.com.
Full details on the wedding, reception and the state of the union can be had here.
17″ MacBook Pro is here!
However, with a $2799 price tag I don’t think I will be getting one anytime soon. Check out the specs here.
Great Clips IT – Seeking a VP of IT and a Developer
Great Clips, Inc is currently seeking a new VP of IT and a Developer. The VP of IT is the head of the entire department and is responsible for IT strategy at Great Clips. If you know of anyone who is interested in learning more about either position, please contact me or Scott and we can put you in touch with the proper individuals.
More Virtualization rumors – OS 10.5 with Windows XP API
This was originally posted on Slashdot so many of you may have already read it. http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20060420.html
Cringley writes that one possibility that may come out of 10.5, in addition to a completely new kernel, is utilizing the Windows API – which they should have had access to due to the ’97 five year deal between Microsoft and Apple – and integrating it into the new version of the OS. This would allow users to run Windows XP applications in 10.5 without the need to install the entire bloated OS. I’m not quite sure how well this would work for applications that need DirectX (read games), but this is definitely an interesting theory. I agree with others here that virtualization is the holy grail of IT right now. How it pans out between VMWare, Parallels, and others will certainly remain an interesting topic.
Shaky IDF demo shows off voice-command functions
I reposted this because I found it interesting. I feel that audio control is going to be the next big step in interfacing with electronics. The sad part is, we seem to be far from a successful solution…
Intel’s voice-activated remote-control prototype doesn’t behave for Don McDonald, vice president and general manager of Intel’s digital home group. McDonald demonstrated the remote during his keynote speech at the spring 2006 Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco.
I’m sure you guys all know these things already, but wouldn’t it be nice if everyone caught on? Ten Things Every Microsoft Word User Should Know.
Really, it’s not just a Microsoft Word thing either. It applies to any word processor (if yours doesn’t handle styles, dump it and find something that does) and even to Web design.
(found via Digg)
Origami Folds During Debut
Those of you who read 37 Signals may have already seen these two articles but, for as much as I liked my Newton MessagePad 2100 and preach for a MessagePad 5000, I couldn’t pass them up:
Price, Interface Dampen ‘Origami’ Debut
‘Origami’ Stumps CEO’s in Jobs-style Presentation
My thoughts, after the jump. Continue reading Origami Folds During Debut
Looking for an Old School Disk Drive
I’m looking for an old school 5 1/4″ floppy disk drive that will fit into a standard bay. A buddy of mine has a bunch of old data from way back in the day that he’d like to copy to a more modern storage method. I know a lot of you often have some old stuff sitting around. I’m looking for a drive or if you know of a place I can find one cheap. Any ideas?
Sometimes silly things just make you laugh.