Archive for November, 2009

Even more stuff in the pipeline…

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

I went over a few Macs that I got recently, with the little time I currently have. One seems good, except the hard drive is noisy. The other, to my disappointment has a 233Mhz processor in it (original model). Oh well… I just fixed that buy ordering a few 333Mhz processors off of E(vil)Bay, along with another Mac. Yeah, what can I say, I like Macs. They had a good deal on a model I don’t have, and the shipping was included!

Now I get to sit back and wait for the stuff to show up, and hope it works as advertised.

Will update here as this progresses.

On the side, still trying to procure another gaming system, but the guy(s) involved are rather busy. Hopefully will hear something back soon.

Oh, and I ordered another transistor, for another attempt at upgrading the Odyssey2 video again. I hope this works out this time.

later…

More stuff in the works

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Been a bit too busy with college work this month, and it will continue for the next few weeks, almost to Xmas time. Until then, I have acquired a few more devices for the show. If they test out okay, they will be added, and I’ll say what they are. If this goes well, one area of the UC will look cooler than ever.

Other than that, I’m still trying to get another gaming system for this coming year. Just waiting on a reply (waiting sucks – sometimes).

Ah. Back to the grindstone…

Picked up some new (old) stuff!

Friday, November 6th, 2009

I haven’t gotten around to working on the IIe upgrade yet, but I did pick up some older Macs today. Hopefully I’ll get a chance in November to give them a thorough cleaning and set them up for the show. I’ll give out more information when I get the machines in the condition I want them in. Till then, it is a small secret.

I also hope to get some replacement hard drives from the same guy I got the used Macs from, in hopes of resurrecting the Mac SE computers that died last spring (bad hard drives of course – not the easiest thing to find with the older ones). I really want to have Dark Castle running at the show, plus some other cool System 6 games!

Slowly getting there…