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"There's fight left in this old dog yet."

Posted on 2009.10.10 at 22:15
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While drax0r's shiny new Quad-Core Win7 box basically relegates his old busted-assed PowerMac G5 to the role of doorstop, compared to my G4 Mini its a Godsend. And while it will never run Snow Leopard, it makes my OSX not only usable again (I simply removed my firewire boot drive from my Mini and plugged it into the PoweMac - voila!), I'm considering making it my primary box. One man's trash and all that. I've been picking corn out of drax0r's stool for years.

This coincides with a power supply failure in my linux box and getting the one I recently built for my mother back since my father just bought her a 64-bit AMD Vista box. I spent the day configuring that for her and transferring over her files. Now I have more boxes to build. I'm going to turn my wife's ubuntu box into a Win7 box so my son can play Diablo II and Dungeon Siege with me, pull the power supply out of my mom's old box, swap hard drives & memory and create myself a good Win7 box (for gaming) and work on migrating everything to the PowerMac. Also - I need to buy or trade some RAM. I need 4x1GB sticks of dual-channel matched PC3200. I have faster RAM to trade if any of you are upgrading, or I will pay you cash. I'm just not going to pay retail. I may also bring my Itanium box back online.

You know how bored I get if I don't have systems to reconfigure ;)

Thanks again drax0r.


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-10-11 04:44 (UTC) (Link)
You really ought to upgrade that thing to Leopard if it's not already running 10.5. Let me know if you need the hook up on that.

And yes, I think you're a compulsive box builder and there's nothing that either God or Satan can do to break the habit.

I'm happy that you're using genuine Apple hardware even if it is previous gen x2.
ehowton at 2009-10-11 05:18 (UTC) (Link)
10.5.8. But I'm considering re-installing it onto a 10k rpm internal SATA.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-10-12 04:05 (UTC) (Link)
@!#@$*&. That's what I understood of that sentence.

Glad to see you posting again!!!
ehowton at 2009-10-12 17:06 (UTC) (Link)
Feels good to be back. Like an old pair of comfortable shoes you'd forgotten about because the last time you wore them you were drunk and spewed all over the tops of them and tried to get most of it off with the garden hose out in front of your house but it really didn't work and while its been ages and the scent of bile is long gone you still know what happened and think back to it with a mix of longing and queasiness.
thesweetestnote at 2009-10-12 16:54 (UTC) (Link)
One man's trash and all that. I've been picking corn out of [info]drax0r's stool for years

As much as that statement made me spit soda out of my nose...I feel... not quite sure... sick? LOL
ehowton at 2009-10-12 17:04 (UTC) (Link)
Less so now, but he has a long history of early-adoption. I was always there to pick up the pieces.
ehowton at 2009-10-12 17:07 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah so about that. Diablo II won't run under Win7. There's quite a few threads on this, but I haven't figured it all out just yet. Last time I played WinME was about to be released and we all played on Win98SE.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-10-13 00:48 (UTC) (Link)
Who exactly are you replying to here?
ehowton at 2009-10-13 02:17 (UTC) (Link)
Teh interwebz.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-10-13 02:19 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks--Just checking.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-10-14 18:28 (UTC) (Link)
You need to blog more.
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