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I gave up 2,897 Views / 118 Replies  
After owning a Power Mac G3 ('99), Power Mac G4 ('01), Power Mac G5 ('04), and a Mac Pro ('06), I've given up the waiting for a Sandy Bridge Pro.

I ordered a top-end iMac 27" -- quad 4.3GHz i7.
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Posted by blakespot, on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
Need a DVI KVM with works w/out kbd or mouse present... 303 Views / 3 Replies  
I need a 2-way DVI KVM that will function without a keyboard or mouse plugged in. I'm switching just a screen between two boxes, both of which have their own kbd and mouse. The KVM I have now goes...
Posted by blakespot, on Sep 21, 2008 at 09:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mac Pro + X1900 XT crashing after boot (Leopard) - please read... 953 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a Mac Pro quad 3GHz w/ ATI X1900 XT videocard. It's one of the first models released.

For the past 4-5 months I've noticed a few pixels on in random places - looks like stuck pixels on an...
Posted by blakespot, on Nov 4, 2007 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
panorama 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Not the highest res pic, but the latest pic of my Mac Pro can be seen in an updated computer room photo panorama I've just made:

http://www.bytecellar.com/siteimages/comp_room_07_legend.jpg
(...
Posted by blakespot, on Aug 30, 2007 at 03:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
A mini would easily fit in side a //c. I've seen... 444 Views / 5 Replies  
A mini would easily fit in side a //c. I've seen mods w/ PC's put inside a //c.

But...the //c itself is still worth usin'! Glad you guys liked the story.



blakespot
Posted by blakespot, on Jul 24, 2007 at 11:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
23yo Apple //c used as OS X text terminal for Mac mini 444 Views / 5 Replies  
I thought folks might dig(g) this, so to speak. :-)

Digg - 23yo Apple //c Tied to Mac mini as Serial OS X Dumb Terminal...
Posted by blakespot, on Jul 23, 2007 at 06:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Selling: Orig 1984 Macintosh 128 (model M0001) 234 Views / 0 Replies  
FYI to anyone interested - they don't come along every day.

Selling a 1984 original Macintosh 128 (M0001) on eBay right now:

eBay: Original Macintosh 128 Model M0001 w/ Carrying Case (item...
Posted by blakespot, on Jun 9, 2007 at 03:45 PM, in Marketplace
The ATI X1900 XT drivers that come w/ the card/OS... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
The ATI X1900 XT drivers that come w/ the card/OS X support rotated displays. I understand that certain other ATI cards have similar capabilities under OS X. That's all it took.

Of course,...
Posted by blakespot, on Apr 20, 2007 at 12:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
What wallpaper is this?[/QUOTE] This wallpaper... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
What wallpaper is this?[/QUOTE]
This wallpaper can be found here:

this NASA wallpaper everyone keeps asking me for (http://pix.blakespot.com/view/computers/screenshots/iss013e78295.jpg.html)
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Posted by blakespot, on Apr 20, 2007 at 12:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
Updated my setup a little bit and have better... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Updated my setup a little bit and have better wallpaper now, so I took another shot of my 'Pro.

http://pix.blakespot.com/download/7327-2/IMG_8822.JPG

my 3GHz Mac Pro...
Posted by blakespot, on Feb 13, 2007 at 12:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes. Have a look at my setup - I'm driving a... 7,336 Views / 26 Replies  
Yes. Have a look at my setup - I'm driving a rotated 4:3 screen (left) and a 30" Cinema (right) with the X1900 XT in my 3GHz MacPro. Works great.
...
Posted by blakespot, on Feb 5, 2007 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ok...I posted a similar picture last page but I... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Ok...I posted a similar picture last page but I rearranged things a bit (2nd screen is actually new from the last pic - that one died and was replaced) and also have a "daylight" shot. Hopefully...
Posted by blakespot, on Oct 28, 2006 at 09:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hey, I added a 2nd LCD to the mix and put up a... 509 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey, I added a 2nd LCD to the mix and put up a gallery:

digg - Dual external 20x4 status LCD readouts for Mac / OS X (http://www.digg.com/apple/Dual_external_20x4_status_LCD_readouts_for_Mac_OS_X)...
Posted by blakespot, on Oct 28, 2006 at 09:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
#2... 509 Views / 4 Replies  
[ ergph ]
Posted by blakespot, on Oct 20, 2006 at 03:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
One more pic of my new setup with a... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
One more pic of my new setup with a portrait-oriented screen (1200x1600) alongside my Apple 30" Cinema. Looks better in the dark, maybe!


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Posted by blakespot, on Oct 1, 2006 at 10:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
External 4-line status LCD project 509 Views / 4 Replies  
I put together a 4-line, 2- char (per) LCD module setup for Mac OS X to display Hardware Monitor vitals at all times. Have a look:

digg - External system status LCD readout for Mac OS X...
Posted by blakespot, on Oct 1, 2006 at 02:01 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That desk is a 6-foot "conference table" - at... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
That desk is a 6-foot "conference table" - at least that's what Storehouse, the place I got it, calls it.


blakespot
Posted by blakespot, on Sep 30, 2006 at 07:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've posted my config on here a few times. I... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
I've posted my config on here a few times.

I recently moved up to a Mac Pro and I've just added a 2nd LCD to go along with my 30" Apple Cinema Display. It's a HP LP2065 20" LCD (1600x1200),...
Posted by blakespot, on Sep 29, 2006 at 08:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
The Radeon X1900 XT (Mac Pro option) allows... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
The Radeon X1900 XT (Mac Pro option) allows rotated 90-deg displays (portrait). Does anyone know what's a 4:3 aspect 19" - 21" screen that, when in portrait mode, is near exactly the same height as...
Posted by blakespot, on Sep 19, 2006 at 01:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Nice Matias Tactile Pro keyboard... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Nice Matias Tactile Pro keyboard (http://www.tactilepro.com) in that shot. I've got one too. Best kbd I've used in years.



blakespot
Posted by blakespot, on Aug 29, 2006 at 11:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, the cooling mechanisms might be, but as for... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Well, the cooling mechanisms might be, but as for the chips themselves, the Woodcrest Xeons are larger than the dual core G5s. There's 4MB of L2 cache per chip! That takes up half the silicon.
...
Posted by blakespot, on Aug 27, 2006 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
PowerMac to Mac Pro 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
I just sold my Power Mac dual G5 2.5 on eBay and grabbed a 3GHz Mac Pro. I had both in the house for a few days and took some side-by-sides. They make an interesting photo series, I think. Have a...
Posted by blakespot, on Aug 27, 2006 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
FS: Power Mac dual G5 2.5, GeForce 6800, 4.5GB RAM... 241 Views / 0 Replies  
Selling my Power Mac dual G5 2.5.

- 4.5 GB RAM
- Two SATA HD's, one 10,000 RPM
- GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
- Extra FireWire bus
- Apple Care out to late 2007
- ...etc...
...
Posted by blakespot, on Aug 14, 2006 at 01:20 AM, in Marketplace
GP2X handheld = retro gaming heaven (Mac too!) 510 Views / 1 Replies  
Check this out:

http://digg.com/gadgets/GP2X_Linux_based_handheld_gaming_unit_Retro_Heaven

A Linux-based, dual-core handheld gaming unit that can emulate something like 40 platforms. It...
Posted by blakespot, on Jul 30, 2006 at 07:22 PM, in Gaming
NeXT's OpenStep running on MacBook Pro 388 Views / 2 Replies  
NeXT's OpenStep up and running on a MacBook Pro (http://www.digg.com/apple/NeXT_s_OpenStep_OS_up_and_running_on_a_MacBook_Pro) by way of Parallels Virtualization software.

The father OS inside the...
Posted by blakespot, on Apr 20, 2006 at 03:16 AM, in Applications
TailsToo, I might not keep my subwoofer so close... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
TailsToo, I might not keep my subwoofer so close to my external hard drives...


blakespot
Posted by blakespot, on Oct 20, 2005 at 08:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
It's not a PowerMac. But I've contributed so... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
It's not a PowerMac. But I've contributed so many PowerMac shots (http://www.blakespot.com/list/images/g5_desktop.jpg) to the gallery that I thought I'd break the rules. I hope no one smacks the...
Posted by blakespot, on Oct 19, 2005 at 08:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Interview with the designer: ... 687 Views / 14 Replies  
Interview with the designer:

http://primotechnology.com.nyud.net:8090/articles/0705/optimus/index.htm

$200 - $300 USD estimated as a price floor.



blakespot
Posted by blakespot, on Jul 18, 2005 at 02:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
They've added a FAQ!!! Check the link in the... 687 Views / 14 Replies  
They've added a FAQ!!! Check the link in the previous post.



I will own this.



blakespot
Posted by blakespot, on Jul 18, 2005 at 01:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
But picture an iTunes visualizer running on the... 687 Views / 14 Replies  
But picture an iTunes visualizer running on the keyboard. Or watching a QuickTime movie on it maybe. A plasma fire effect, old-school demo style, always going on the keyboard. I would probably pay...
Posted by blakespot, on Jul 15, 2005 at 08:38 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Keyboard w/ an OLED for every key-cap - Apple must make it! 367 Views / 2 Replies  
This is awesome:

http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/

Picture an OLED at every keycap. Apple should grab this up and bring it to market. iTunes visualizers on the keyboard. Watch a...
Posted by blakespot, on Jul 14, 2005 at 05:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks. I don't know if the SGI 1600SW works... 456,264 Views / 1,355 Replies  
Thanks.

I don't know if the SGI 1600SW works with the mini or not. It would need a DVI -> SGI or VGA -> SGI converter box, though. SGI backed a horse that did not become the digital standard...
Posted by blakespot, on Jun 29, 2005 at 02:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac-Intel roadmap with Pentium M at the center... 739 Views / 9 Replies  
Interesting article about the Pentium M and its future roll in the Mac-Intel lineup. An impressive processor clock-for-clock as compared to the Pentium 4.
...
Posted by blakespot, on Jun 29, 2005 at 11:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
Woops I thought this thread said "pictures of... 456,264 Views / 1,355 Replies  
Woops I thought this thread said "pictures of your Mac mini." It's an iMac thread tho. If there exists a Mac mini picture thread, please move this message, kind moderator! If not - well, I hope...
Posted by blakespot, on Jun 27, 2005 at 05:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
My Mac mini and my SGI 1600SW display... 456,264 Views / 1,355 Replies  
Here is a link to some pics of my Mac mini. I got the 1.42GHz unit the day it was released, travelling through a snowstorm to the Apple Store at Tyson's Corner to pick it up. My wife was a good...
Posted by blakespot, on Jun 27, 2005 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
To respond to myself... I e-mailed Brad... 13,899 Views / 3 Replies  
To respond to myself...

I e-mailed Brad Oliver who worked the conversion and he informed me of the following with regard to the v1.1.1 upgrade:



I further asked if it would present a true...
Posted by blakespot, on Jun 27, 2005 at 03:07 PM, in Applications
American McGee's "Alice" - widescreen support? 13,899 Views / 3 Replies  
I bought American McGee's "Alice" as the first game for my dual G4 800 Quicksilver back in late 2001. Great game. Shelved it and now want to finish it. Installed it on my dual G5 2.5 w/ GeForce...
Posted by blakespot, on Jun 27, 2005 at 01:27 AM, in Applications
Recommend ext. FireWire drive? 477 Views / 4 Replies  
I need to replace my dead backup drive with a external, FireWire disk of 250GB or larger.

The dead drive is a Maxtor 5000XT, an external FW unit. A friend has the same drive that also died. I...
Posted by blakespot, on May 20, 2005 at 08:04 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, the warrantly was apparently 1 year, so I... 440 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, the warrantly was apparently 1 year, so I assume Maxtor will do nothing for me (I've had the drive for two years now).

Right?



blakespot
Posted by blakespot, on May 20, 2005 at 08:02 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Interesting. I have only had it 2 years or so -... 440 Views / 6 Replies  
Interesting. I have only had it 2 years or so - a little less actually.

The thing is - it hasn't failed yet. This morning I was working on the G5 and then heard this loud whacking noise over...
Posted by blakespot, on May 19, 2005 at 11:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Maxtor ext. FW drive failed - can I re-use the enclosure? 440 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a Maxtor 5000TX...

http://www.cwol.com/firewire-drives/maxtor-5000xt-250gb-hard-drive.htm

Which is an external FireWire drive + enclosure bundled from Maxtor with a 250GB drive in it. ...
Posted by blakespot, on May 19, 2005 at 10:45 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Help! - /Users was a symlink before Tiger update... 273 Views / 1 Replies  
I was running Panther on this dual G5 2.5 with /Users set as a symlink to:

/Volumes/Second HD/Users

without incident. I did the Tiger update and it ignored that and created a new /Users...
Posted by blakespot, on May 8, 2005 at 04:33 PM, in Mac OS X
No L3 cache?? The Quicksilver dual G4 800... 1,410 Views / 22 Replies  
No L3 cache??

The Quicksilver dual G4 800 has 256K L2 cache and 2MB/CPU of L3! See the specs here (http://web.archive.org/web/20011111123208/www.apple.com/powermac/specs.html). That's more L3...
Posted by blakespot, on Mar 21, 2005 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: My Macs... 14,932 Views / 122 Replies  
PowerMac dual G5 2.5 (http://www.blakespot.com/images/newt_dev_spread.jpg)
- 2.5GB RAM
- 74GB 10,000 RPM Raptor SATA boot drive
- 250GB 7,200 RPM Maxtor SATA data drive
- 250GB 5,400 RPM Maxtor...
Posted by blakespot, on Mar 21, 2005 at 08:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yep, it's a MacMice cart. Even though the owner... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Yep, it's a MacMice cart. Even though the owner of that company is arguably insane, I ordered and got it. Works well. Not sure of the current availability...




blakespot
Posted by blakespot, on Mar 19, 2005 at 11:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks! Not quite seamless...but then it's v1.0... 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Thanks! Not quite seamless...but then it's v1.0 of Apple's QuickTime VR Studio, circa OS 8.x. I wish they'd update that under OS X.

The desk is a "conference table" from Storehouse...
Posted by blakespot, on Mar 19, 2005 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
QuickTime VR / panorama of my setup 468,693 Views / 1,145 Replies  
I love this thread.

I finally got to making a new QuickTime VR of my current computer setup. I've placed it on-line here:

http://www.bytecellar.com/qtvr.html

Have a look. 30 shots taken with...
Posted by blakespot, on Mar 19, 2005 at 10:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL pics 941 Views / 5 Replies  
Just a couple pics of the GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL. Got mine on 11/1 - not one of the first to receive them, surely. But I did happen to take some pics as I was installing it, for those interested. ...
Posted by blakespot, on Nov 4, 2004 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
OS X not finding boot volume - help! 339 Views / 1 Replies  
I have an iBook G3 700 that, upon power-up, no longer finds any boot volume (flashing question-mark folder). Here's what happened in brief:

Something has long been wrong with the screen hinge /...
Posted by blakespot, on Nov 3, 2004 at 09:10 AM, in Mac OS X
But...where is Ukon Cornelius? blakespot 8,619 Views / 62 Replies  
But...where is Ukon Cornelius?


blakespot
Posted by blakespot, on Oct 28, 2004 at 08:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
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