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

4 E das próprias mãos que as agarraram, serão arrancadas e lançadas ao pó. (And even from the very hands that grasped it, it will be wrenched and hurled into the dust.)

4 E das próprias mãos que as agarraram, serão arrancadas e lançadas ao pó. (And even from the very hands that grasped it, it will be wrenched and hurled into the dust.)

“MANUS MILACULORUM”
MÃOS DE MILAGRES / HANDS OF MIRACLES

UMA SÉRIE DE 22 OBRAS, INSPIRADAS NO LIVRO “Um Curso Em Milagres”
A SERIES OF 22 PAINTINGS, INSPIRED IN THE BOOK “A Course In Miracles”

(Exposição de Obras/Works Exhibition 2012)

(Esquerda: quadro original em cartolina preta, caneta prateada e dourada e cristais – Left: original painting on black card, with silver and gold ink pen and crystals)
(Direita: obra “iluminada” com efeitos de Luz em cumputador – Right: “Illuminated” Painting with Light computer effects)

(Dimensão de cada obra – Dimension of each work: 40x30cm)

(Ambas as obras estão disponíveis em posters – Both works prints available in posters)

© Joma Sipe, 2012
www.jomasipe.com
Todos os direitos reservados / All rights reserved

Posted by joma.sipe on 2012-10-18 10:52:40

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