Beginning with a thank you

The past months have been difficult, on a personal level. Lots of work and a lot of things going on have prevented me from updating this space as often as I wanted. And this 2012 hasn’t exactly started the way I wished. Nevertheless, in the last month I received a few unexpected and marvellous emails from kind fellows who like this humble place I started in 2008. Since I don’t want to come across as a bad correspondent and ungrateful moron, I think that a public thank-you post is the least I can do. I have realised what brighter people than me (Lucio and Grant to name a couple) told me long ago — that this blog has a greater potential than what I’d imagined. The recent wave of positive feedback only corroborated that insight. I will do my best to provide more interesting content more often in the forthcoming months.

So, here’s a shout-out to my recent correspondents:

  • Grant Hutchinson — Thank you for the package you sent me in December. You’ve given me good RAM chips for my clamshell iBooks and for the PowerBook G3 Lombard, plus there was enough RAM to bring my Power Macintosh 9500/132 to a whopping 1.5GB RAM. The inclusion of reference materials such as WebObjects Developer’s Guide and a few issues of develop – The Apple Technical Journal was a very welcome addition to my small collection of vintage printed material. Other excellent items (not related to vintage technology) were just the icing on the cake.
  • Eric K. — Thank you so much for sending me some RAM chips for the PowerBook G3 Lombard. The low-profile chips were essential in expanding the PowerBook’s RAM. For those who don’t know, the Lombard has two RAM slots, but when you remove the keyboard you only see one. To access the second, you have to remove the daughter card where the visible slot resides; the second RAM slot (accepting low-profile chips) is located directly underneath the visible slot, on the opposite side of the daughter card.
  • Lyle B. — Thank you for writing me and offering me a very nice Macintosh Plus system. I told you we would talk again after the festive period and I promise we’ll talk soon. I had a few financial issues in the meantime and I thank you for your patience and for the kind words you wrote about System Folder
  • Adam Rosen — Thanks for your email! I had already bookmarked your excellent website, The Vintage Mac Museum and it’s been an honour and a pleasure to hear from you. Adam too offers data retrieval services, so don’t hesitate to contact me or him if you want a chance to retrieve stuff you’re keeping on old media.
  • TC Clark — Thank you for your email and your suggestions regarding the configuration of Netscape Messenger with Gmail. My old post, Classic Email Clients vs Gmail is in need of a follow-up, which I’ll publish as soon as I put the Power Macintosh 9500/132 back in service.
  • Finally, thanks to all the people who have recently discovered my blog and have commented here. I’ll try to get back to you as soon as I can. And of course, thank you everyone for stopping by. You also make this place better. May you all have a great 2012!

One thought on “Beginning with a thank you

  1. Riccardo, thank you for sharing a bit about the people who have been in touch with you regarding this site.

    And of course, it has been my pleasure to help support your geeky endeavours and remain a friend from across the pond. Plus, it allows me to thin out my “collection” a bit … making my wife very happy. I don’t mind parting with a few prime tidbits, as long as I know they are going to an appreciative home.


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