When Luciano contacted me and sent his contribution including links to many photos of his vintage Mac collection, I was amazed and humbled. I really wish I could have such a well-organised space and, of course, such an extensive and varied collection. When you find someone who owns not one, but two 20th Anniversary Macintoshes, … Continue reading My Classic Setup: Luciano D.
Right when I was considering my Classic Setup series a fiasco, I received a couple of emails that restored my hopes. Sebastian’s message was unexpected and a very pleasant surprise. Sebastian P. is a 28-year old student living in Munich, Bavaria, and is passionate about vintage Macs. Sebastian’s Setup 1. What does your desk look … Continue reading My Classic Setup: Sebastian P.
After my Classic Setup Series announcement two weeks ago, I’m pleased to introduce the first Classic Setup submission, from fellow writer and translator Nicola D’Agostino. Freelance writer, translator, teacher, musician, graphic and web designer, Nicola D’Agostino writes a lot about Apple (check his Stories of Apple website, among other things) and lives in a house … Continue reading My Classic setup: Nicola D’Agostino
I really love Shawn Blanc’s Sweet Mac Setups series. The idea is simple and powerful: you contribute 1-3 photos of your current setup, and answer six questions: What does your desk look like? [Photos here] What is your current mac setup? Why are you using this setup? What software do you use on a daily … Continue reading The (Classic) Setup
Among the various goodies Richard donated me there was an Apple-branded Comm Slot Ethernet card (Part № 820-0607-A), which I hoped I could attach to my Colour Classic to bring Ethernet connectivity — and therefore Internet — to my favourite compact Mac. Now, the original Colour Classic motherboard doesn’t have a Comm Slot interface, its … Continue reading Finally: bringing Internet to my Colour Classic
Recently I’ve been perusing my photo archives trying to put together a series of snaps I took when I still lived alone in my flat near Milan, Italy. I stayed there from 2001 to 2005, and whenever I stumble upon some photos taken there, I’m always assaulted by a mix of good and bad memories … Continue reading Past setups
A write-up of a successful operation As I mentioned in my previous entry, a couple of months ago the hard drive of my Colour Classic stopped working. Despite not having a replacement ready, I wanted to extract the drive to attempt a move that proved to be useful in other similar circumstances: inserting the drive … Continue reading Colour Classic hard drive replacement
What can be considered ‘must-have’ software in the vintage Macintosh world? What are (still) the most useful programs and utilities to use with our classic Macs? I will try to answer those questions with a new series of articles called Macintosh classics. In every post I will talk about an application for the classic Mac … Continue reading Macintosh classics: DOCMaker
The two main problems for the classic Mac OS geeks who still want to use their vintage Macs on a daily basis are browsing the Web and doing email. The Web browsing is the trickiest part, because it has changed a lot in these last ten years: standards, technologies, security, plug-in management and the like. … Continue reading Classic email clients vs Gmail
I really enjoyed this recent piece by Steven Frank where he talks about his latest project: When I decided a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to devote half of the guest bedroom to a selection of vintage computers, game consoles, and paraphernalia, there was no longer any denying that I’d crossed over from … Continue reading Steven Frank on collecting vintage machines & other musings