MacPaint print

MacPaint print

I had one of the first 128K Macintosh computers in Eugene, Oregon and while I did a lot of writing with MacWrite, I also did a lot of "drawing" with MacPaint.

MacPaint was written by Bill Atkinson (one of the core members of the original Macintosh team at Apple) who added lots of fun touches to all of his early software. MacPaint had various distortions and to be honest, I can’t remember which one was responsible for this image (maybe "invert" and/or "trace edges"). I didn’t draw this; instead I drew some random shapes and chose what would now be called a "filter" and this was the result. It delighted me to no end and I made hundreds of these which I printed on my ImageWriter dot matrix printer.

I’m posting this now because I’m cleaning our basement and found boxes and boxes of old Macintosh related keepsakes, including some of my old writing and drawing done on my first Mac (not my first computer but close).

I had to run upstairs and pop an antihistamine; between dust and mold it was like an archeological dig.

Posted by Richard- on 2017-09-06 22:51:22

Tagged: , Scan , Macintosh , MacPaint , drawing

Inside The Case, Before Polishing.

Inside The Case, Before Polishing.

Normally I just wipe inside the case with a lint free cloth and brush the dust from the hard to reach places with a paint brush, but I had an Idea and decided to experiment. The inside of the case is coated with a metal oxide to help stop interference, over time the metal gets tarnished and becomes dull. So I decided to polish it with some metal polish. I used a lint free wipe to apply the polish and another to buff it up.

This is the case before I started polishing.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-09-12 13:29:26

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Motorola 68000 , 68k , Plus , Retro , Restore , Overhaul , Clean , Take apart , Refurbish , Vintage , Old

Polishing Inside The Case

Polishing Inside The Case

Normally I just wipe inside the case with a lint free cloth and brush the dust from the hard to reach places with a paint brush, but I had an Idea and decided to experiment. The inside of the case is coated with a metal oxide to help stop interference, over time the metal gets tarnished and becomes dull. So I decided to polish it with some metal polish. I used a lint free wipe to apply the polish and another to buff it up.

This is the case during polishing, pictured is a area un-polished so you can see the difference.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-09-12 13:31:14

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Motorola 68000 , 68k , Plus , Retro , Restore , Overhaul , Clean , Take apart , Refurbish , Polished , Vintage , Old

Everything Back Together

Everything Back Together

One of my Classic II’s has been playing up recently, so I decided to give it a overhaul.
I striped it down, to clean out he dust and fluff that it has accumulated over the years.

Pictured here everything put back together, apart from the case.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-03-17 20:24:26

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Classic II , Classic , 68k , compact , Motorola 68030 , retro , Vintage , Old

Everything Back Together

Everything Back Together

One of my Classic II’s has been playing up recently, so I decided to give it a overhaul.
I striped it down, to clean out he dust and fluff that it has accumulated over the years.

Pictured here everything put back together, apart from the case.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-03-17 20:24:39

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Classic II , Classic , 68k , compact , Motorola 68030 , retro , Vintage , Old

Room for expansion

Room for expansion

I’ve already used up two PCI slots for two FireWire cards which added 5 FW 400 ports and 2 FW 800 ports to my Quicksilver G4, but not all of the slots are full…

Look for this beautiful computer on eBay sometime next year. Some specs, in case you want to make a great offer now:
– Dual 1GHz PowerPC G4 Processors
– 1.5 GB factory-installed RAM
– Dual 250 GB ATA hard drives, for half a terabyte of internal storage!
– 6 stable FW 400 ports and a 7th finicky one
– Two FW 800 ports
– Two USB ports (not USB 2.0)
– ATI Radeon 9800 Pro graphics card (Core Image and Motion 2.0 compatible)
– Airport Card (802.11b)
– Gigabit Ethernet
– 56kbps V.90 Modem
– Boots into OS 9
– SuperDrive (2X DVD-R)
– Apple Pro Keyboard and Pro Mouse
– Original OS install (9 and X) and Restore CDs included
– Original box/styrofoam included
– Dust-free and polished regularly.

I’ll also include the original NVIDIA GeForceMX video card, which has both VGA and ADC connectors.

More info from www.apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=g4_quick_20….

Posted by Wysz on 2005-09-19 23:17:12

Tagged: , macintosh , mac , AAPL , computer , for sale , apple ,  , apple computer, inc , apple computer, incorporated , apple computer

The old workhorse

The old workhorse

The nerve centre of the whole Happy Accidents shebang, this is my first Mac, a G4 Power Mac built in August 2000, a time when OS9 was king, and OS X was yet to appear. This is one of the first ‘Gigabit Ethernet’ or Mystic models, which were also the first dual processor Macs, a big deal at the time. 2 x 450 MHz might not seem much now, but it was quite a lot of processing power a decade back, yet even now it’s still running Leopard, so it’s not doing too badly for a computer approaching it’s 11th birthday. I’ve owned this since January 2007, and apart from the original PSU blowing up, it’s never missed a beat. All I do is switch it on, and it just works. However, although I’ve upgraded it to the max (bigger hard drive, full complement of RAM, Super Drive, 256MB graphics card, it is starting to show its age a little bit now, and the ‘spinning pizza of death’ is a fairly regular occurrence, so I am now in the process of upgrading a 2004 dual 1.25 GHz MDD over the next few months to be my new workhorse. However, I’m not throwing this one away, as I intend to set this one up as a retro Mac running OS9 & OS X 10.4 Tiger. I love the G4 Power Macs, from the shape, the fact that they are wonderfully practical machines (the folding door is great for maintenance), and that they are frankly the best computers ever made, so good I own three of them…

Posted by Happy Accidents Inc. on 2011-05-24 17:25:01

Tagged: , Apple , Mac , Macintosh , G4 , Power Mac , Mystic , Gigabit Ethernet

Hard Drive and Floppy Drive

Hard Drive and Floppy Drive

One of my Classic II’s has been playing up recently, so I decided to give it a overhaul.
I striped it down, to clean out he dust and fluff that it has accumulated over the years.

Pictured here is the hard drive and floppy drive.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-03-07 18:30:32

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Classic II , Classic , 68k , compact , Motorola 68030 , retro , Floppy Drive , Hard Disk , Hard Drive , HD , Vintage , Old

Polishing Inside The Case

Polishing Inside The Case

Normally I just wipe inside the case with a lint free cloth and brush the dust from the hard to reach places with a paint brush, but I had an Idea and decided to experiment. The inside of the case is coated with a metal oxide to help stop interference, over time the metal gets tarnished and becomes dull. So I decided to polish it with some metal polish. I used a lint free wipe to apply the polish and another to buff it up.

This is the case during polishing, pictured is a area with the polish applied.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-09-12 13:32:05

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Motorola 68000 , 68k , Plus , Retro , Restore , Overhaul , Clean , Take apart , Refurbish , Polished , Vintage , Old