• Reviving the Classic

    I did not grow up with the Macintosh as a kid, but I vividly remember the first time I used a Macintosh. During a short trip to Circuit City to purchase my mother’s iPod Mini, there was a display unit of a iMac G4. Initially it wasn’t the Macintosh itself that interested me and pulled me in, instead it was the looping demo of Nanosaur running on it. I loved dinosaurs as a kid, and still do, and the game looked beyond anything I had seen any of my friend’s PCs run. After I played the demo for a while, I finally noticed the actual Macintosh that was running the game. I had always thought computers had to be beige or grey metal boxes that weren’t very interesting. With the Macintosh’s clean white aesthetic and transparent bubble speakers, it changed everything I had thought a computer could be. [Continue]

  • The Bent Pin

    When I was first getting started with my collection, I primarily bought bundled Macintoshes from eBay or Craigslist. These bundled deals allowed me to not only build up my collection very quickly, but they also allowed me to stock pile various parts for future repairs. While it is great to get used accessories in bundle deals, it is incredibly important to do a visual inspection of them before ever using them. As evident by my incredibly dumb mistake that almost cost me two graphics cards. [Continue]