[TriLUG] Re: A few good computers need good homes
ianmeyer at gmail.com
Thu May 12 18:59:45 EDT 2005
Alright, brief update, the freebies are gone, but the other two are
Any takers or offers?
Ian Meyer - ianmeyer at mac.com, ianmeyer at gmail.com
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- Wait a minute, Doc. Ah... Are you telling me you built a time
machine... out of a DeLorean?
- The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car,
why not do it with some style?
On May 12, 2005, at 3:07 PM, Ian Meyer wrote:
> hey everyone, i've got a few computers laying around the house that
> need homes... they're sitting here not being used and taking up
> space, and i'd much rather get them to someone who can get some use
> out of them. most of the are free, a couple isn't.
> first up is a vintage Apple Network Server (for more information on
> this beast, check out shiner.info). Its got a full complement of
> drive trays but not all have backplanes for connections, it has the
> original CD-ROM loaded tray, as well as several trays with 68 pin
> UW-SCSI connectors. I have a few UW-SCSI drives that'll go with it,
> but since the pinout os different it needs some adapter cables, but
> guess what, the parts to roll your own are also included!
> next we have another beige mac, this time with a little more
> horsepower and a much smaller case, a beige g3. its currently
> halfway through an install (as in when you boot it'll ask for disc
> 2) i think, i haven't even turned it on. comes with a monitor, and
> adb keyboard and mouse.
> next down the line we go back in time a little farther with a
> commodore 64. this baby comes complete with floppy drive and a big
> bol o' software, some on discs, some on cartridges.
> sitting over here on my bottom shelf is a great old machine in need
> of a new harddrive, a mac se! this one has even been decorated with
> a painted-on Link (in the Wind Waker style, you know, the guy from
> Zelda) that was done by a friend of mine last summer when we had
> too much free time, spraypaint, and masking tape.
> now for the un-freebies: first up we have a NetPliance iOpener.
> This is a sweet little machine running at right around 100 or 133
> MHz if memory serves me right, modded to have an attached 4 gig
> laptop hard drive that fits right inside the case. It's got a
> parallel port, hardware modem (!), and usb out, also includes a USB
> hub that is also a network adapter, no extra drivers necesary to
> get it running under linux. the drive currently has mandrake 10 on
> it, but for some reason I've coerced it into not booting from the
> drive anymore. some BIOS-fu should get up and running though. I'd
> like to get a little bit for this sweetie, they get around $100 on
> eBay usually, but I'd be happy to get 2/3 of that.
> and the last guy is 700 MHz G3 iMa, Graphite color. Its spent
> nearly all its life on my grandmother's desk and is a great
> machine. Still kickin' along, it will come to you with a fresh
> install of OS X 10.3 Panther. Comes in the original box with a
> Apple pro keyboard and Mouse ( yeah, one button :-/ ), its a
> wonderful box to use for a server or kids computer or even a spare
> workstation somewhere. I'd like to get around $400 for it, but make
> me an offer.
> Anyway, thanks for reading, hopefully you'll decide to take some of
> this off my hands! I'd prefer if you could come and pick it up at
> my place in downtown Raleigh, but if you'd like to make other
> arrangements, let me know and we can probably work something out.
> ~Ian Meyer
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