Archive for April, 2010

More secret work for UC ’11 (at MGC ’11)

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Work should start up soon again on Invisibly Boy (and other old iMacs I have). I finally got a set of 8 newer (but still old) hard drives for use in my old G3 iMacs. I plan to upgrade the majority of the iMacs I have, as the drives inside are just not large enough for the semi-secret project I’m working on for the Underdog Chamber exhibit for 2011. I got another set of RAM chips too, to bump another older G3 iMac to 512 MB (max for the tray loaders).

At this exact time though, I need to get back to studying for the next big test at school, so any iMac work in on hold. Still nice to get the drives (thanks Matt). That is one more step out of the way.

Oh, and I got another bezel for the slot load iMacs, which I plan to put into the Dalmation iMac that got shattered late last year. Hope to get that unit back together for the ’11 show!

iMac Bezel – New (older) Hard Drives
replacement iMac bezel New (old) HDs

MGC 2011!

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Yup, MGC is set at the Sheraton, Brookfield once again for 2011. The dates will be announced soon, but expect it to be late March of 2010. I’ll post the exact dates when they are officially announced.

Pick Axe Pete, Japanese style!

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Been a bit busy on the side the last week since the MGC show selling Japanese Pick Axe Pete Odyssey2 games to five buddies overseas (that’s Europe folks). Not making much money at all, as I’m mainly doing it for some online friends, and Odyssey2/Videopac people are somewhat rare. That’s why I like them! 😀

School days again…

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Been a bit busy with school lately. Lab work, getting ready for the first big test, and so on. Even bought my 2nd Windows machines since 2000 (Toshiba 15.6″ laptop)! :O Yup, got it mainly for VMWare Workstation, for the most part. Works good at that, except for the screen height, which is a bit of a pain (would have preferred a MacBook Pro, but not till later this year). I’ll be posting more things here for MGC 2010, 2011, and finishing the recap later this week.

Invisible Boy partially updated

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

I still have not completed the 2010 recap, but I did update Invisible Boy (G3 iMac) from it’s original 233 MHz speed to 333 MHz. Not a big thing, but it is from 233 to 333. This is part of my secret plan for next year. The machine is already maxed out at 512 MB of RAM, so I just need a bigger hard drive now (bigger than the 4 GB inside). Something like 20 GB would be great.

Ah, working with old equipment, there is nothing like it. This is especially true when it works!

All for now. Time for some sleep.

April is here

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

I thought of putting an April Fools thing up here, but put ones elsewhere instead. I did not feel like going overboard on it.

Other than that, for a Spring day, it is way to hot here in Wisconsin. It is supposed to break a record tomorrow, getting close to 90°! :O

One thing about WI that drive me a tad nuts, is that it goes from Winter for month to Spring for a few weeks to Summer in the blink of an eye.