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Sep 18, 2006, 10:53 PM
 
heres my iBook in action!:






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Sep 18, 2006, 10:56 PM
 
That dock is huge!
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 10:59 PM
 
Your TV room is a hallway? And you watch Ellen?
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer
Your TV room is a hallway? And you watch Ellen?
No its in a living room what makes it look like its in a hall way? and ellen was on comedy central at the time.
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:32 PM
 
I'm still using my old ass PowerBook G4 (DVI) as my main system...

     
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by rickey939
I'm still using my old ass PowerBook G4 (DVI) as my main system...

you need a update.
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:36 PM
 
I use my old B&W G3 as a music server. It sits under my desk with the carpet. The MDD gets the cleaner breathing surface of my desk.
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:37 PM
 
i wish i had an old mac

BTW You must be a spoilt little bugger C.E.O, all those macs and stuff. learn to spell to, some of those blog entries are hideous (except for your blonde cousin, she's ok)
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spook E
i wish i had an old mac

BTW You must be a spoilt little bugger C.E.O, all those macs and stuff. learn to spell to, some of those blog entries are hideous (except for your blonde cousin, she's ok)
WTF? post pics of bad blog entries so i can fix them.
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
you need a update.
I need money in order to update. You offering?
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:41 PM
 
my pentium-3 is my main computer after my pismo died.
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by black bear theory
my pentium-3 is my main computer after my pismo died.
1. this thread is for old computers that you use for other things (not about main computers)
2. Where are your Macs?
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
1. this thread is for old computers that you use for other things (not about main computers)
that wasn't clear.
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
2. Where are your Macs?
well i retired my pismo when the power supply became so intermittent i was scared it might burn my cabin down. this was last week. that was the only one i've had recently. so i guess i don't have any really right now.
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
you need a update.
Maybe if his mom bought him one he could have one...
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:59 PM
 
Recording Church services.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 01:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
WTF? post pics of bad blog entries so i can fix them.
Your kidding right? From a quick glance, your main page has three typos and there's more on the photos page.

I'm not going to post pictures for you, run a spell checker over it.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 01:20 AM
 
I use my old PCs for posting about using old PCs.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 01:56 AM
 
Old PC is in a cabinet acting as a networked real-time backup server and a Tivo Desktop host.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 08:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spook E
Your kidding right? From a quick glance, your main page has three typos and there's more on the photos page.

I'm not going to post pictures for you, run a spell checker over it.
Checked it. its fine
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Sep 19, 2006, 09:13 AM
 
Some excerpts:
"5 colors, a new , silver, and smaller"
"A new photo jest surfaced"
"The iSight camera is a great! Helped creat the pic at the"

I'm not even going to go into the articles.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 10:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
Checked it. its fine
This is a perfect example of the types of typos and grammatical errors on your site.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 10:42 AM
 
I give em to my sister. She was on a beigh G3 tower until 3 years ago when I gave her my Cube. She loves it and uses it hours every day for the usual casual girl stuff (email, myspace, music etc.)

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Sep 19, 2006, 01:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
Checked it. its fine
You should also check your sig in this forum. It's too tall. 200pix wide by 50pix tall is the max.
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
you need a update.
Life changes a bit when you have to work for what you buy (and I'm not talking about a part time job). You will learn that in about 8+ years.

That being said, my computers generally go from primary to server to gifts. I have a 733 G4 tower that's about to become a gift computer in about a year.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 01:41 PM
 
Kid, if you don't see anything wrong with your "site," then you're freakin' retarded. I'm sorry, but you must be at the bottom of your remedial classes in school.

I would like to see your cousin naked, though.
"Everything's so clear to me now: I'm the keeper of the cheese and you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it.
That's why he's gonna kill us. So we got to beat it. Yeah. Before he let's loose the marmosets on us."
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Sep 19, 2006, 01:46 PM
 
I gave my parents my old PC.



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Sep 19, 2006, 01:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by RAILhead
Kid, if you don't see anything wrong with your "site," then you're freakin' retarded. I'm sorry, but you must be at the bottom of your remedial classes in school.

I would like to see your cousin naked, though.

     
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Sep 19, 2006, 03:20 PM
 
old mac + 30 seconds in iWeb = http://hookem2oo7.no-ip.org/~AJ/
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 03:28 PM
 
I use my 5300cs for web browsing, my PBG4 for decorations, my iMac for FCP and the like.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 03:49 PM
 
My iBook G4 sits next to my main display, and I use it for IM/email. I've got a cube at work that serves my own web page and my images, a G4 minitower at work running Ubuntu server edition acting as a DNS/web/backup server, and a couple B&W G3's that I've given friends to use.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 03:52 PM
 
My Ruby iMac DV+ 450 is now a file/iTunes/print server.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 07:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer


CATs your site is kinda... "1996 Made in MS Publisher with Every Flashy Image Possible"
I rest my case..
Give the site some loving!
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 08:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by Peter

CATs your site is kinda... "1996 Made in MS Publisher with Every Flashy Image Possible"
I rest my case..
Give the site some loving!
What do you want me to do.
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Sep 19, 2006, 08:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
What do you want me to do.
make it sleek
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 08:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
Checked it. its fine

Sentences start with capital letters, and apostrophes are used to abbreviate words. It's = "it is", which is what you meant to say. This sentence should read:

Checked it. It's fine

or

Checked it, it's fine.



I know you're young, but you can disguise that fact by really taking care of business in your spelling and grammar. It will get you really far in life, trust me, writing well and articulately is an extremely useful skill!
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 08:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
What do you want me to do.

That's a question, it needs a question mark.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 08:51 PM
 
My old PC runs FreeBSD and I use it as a test server for NetMusician :: web publishing software for musicians and all other sites run off of this dedicated server, print server, iTunes server, file storage and file backup server, database replica, web server, local network monitoring tool, occasional access to Windows via VMWare or the like for testing things, secondary email server, system monitoring tool, and I use it to record the Daily Show and Colbert Report every night as well.


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Sep 19, 2006, 10:27 PM
 
Quit the internet?
"Everything's so clear to me now: I'm the keeper of the cheese and you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it.
That's why he's gonna kill us. So we got to beat it. Yeah. Before he let's loose the marmosets on us."
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Sep 19, 2006, 10:30 PM
 
Old PowerBook 520c was a photoframe for a while.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 10:34 PM
 
B&W G3 300 keeps my dad looking at antique tractor parts on eBay.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 10:46 PM
 
My B&W is my TV/file server. My Lombard...eh...is in a showcase because I had a terrible accident with overclocking and destroyed the daughtercard. On the other hand, my uncle's old Powerbook Duo 210 is in in it's original box doing nothing.

Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
lol nice dock.
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Sep 19, 2006, 11:08 PM
 
Spook E, you need to shut it until you can post w/o error...

Originally Posted by Spook E
i wish i had an old mac

BTW You must be a spoilt little bugger C.E.O, all those macs and stuff. learn to spell to, some of those blog entries are hideous (except for your blonde cousin, she's ok)
No end punctuation and lovely typos and you have grammar issues yourself.

Originally Posted by Spook E
Your kidding right? From a quick glance, your main page has three typos and there's more on the photos page.

I'm not going to post pictures for you, run a spell checker over it.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 11:10 PM
 
Give the Pats fan an official smackdown award!
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 11:14 PM
 
spoilt: |spoilt| chiefly Brit. past and past participle of spoil

But besides that, pot and kettle and such.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 11:45 PM
 
On Topic.

I have a couple of old Macs, but they usually retire for a reason. i.e.- I have an iBook w/ a dead display. Another with a dead HD. (Which I have Apple Care on- but never registered it so it's not serviceable.)

So what do you do with broken Macs that can make them useful again?

I tried to fix the display issue and made a mess. But, let's say I fix the other one. What can I do with it it that's fun since I don't NEED it?
     
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Sep 20, 2006, 07:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by KeriVit
On Topic.

I have a couple of old Macs, but they usually retire for a reason. i.e.- I have an iBook w/ a dead display. Another with a dead HD. (Which I have Apple Care on- but never registered it so it's not serviceable.)

So what do you do with broken Macs that can make them useful again?

I tried to fix the display issue and made a mess. But, let's say I fix the other one. What can I do with it it that's fun since I don't NEED it?
You go girlfriend!

But yeah, kettle, black etc etc, ad nauseam...
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Sep 20, 2006, 12:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spook E
You go girlfriend!

But yeah, kettle, black etc etc, ad nauseam...
Lame...his mistake was a slip of the fingers/brain fart. Yours was a complete grammatical mess.
     
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All my old Macs have been sold to finance the new Macs.
     
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Sep 20, 2006, 01:27 PM
 
My "old" iBook (latest G4 model, so not really all that old) is now my baby sister's laptop, and she's more than ecstatic about it. Considering that she's coming from an old POS Celeron eMachine, this is no surprise.

In the meantime, I'm contemplating picking up an old G3/G4 PowerMac to use as a webserver/fileserver. Probably won't be for a while though, seeing as my bike just got jacked last night and I NEED to replace that as soon as possible. Bah, I hate people sometimes.

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Sep 20, 2006, 06:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by RAILhead
Kid, if you don't see anything wrong with your "site," then you're freakin' retarded. I'm sorry, but you must be at the bottom of your remedial classes in school.

I would like to see your cousin naked, though.
Thanks for the compliment? Actually that is my picture. I told CATS to put me in as cousin because of these types of comments! Also as a note: The school systems now teach phonetics(which I probably didn't spell right), so CATS is having to rectify the differences. Which in the English language can be a challenge.
     
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Sep 20, 2006, 06:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer
Maybe if his mom bought him one he could have one...
If I bought him "one" he would want "two" and then I'd have to buy "three"
     
 
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