Digital Wishes - My Computers Wish Apple A Happy 30th!

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I had to do this...
I set up my 13 working Apple computers and turned all of them on (save for one, my PowerMac 6100/60AV; ran out of cords!) and make this image...

Happy 30th Birthday, Apple!

Peace,
Rob

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I set up my 13 working Apple computers and turned all of them on (save for one, my PowerMac 6100/60AV; ran out of cords!) and make this image...

Okay, okay, my syntax was pretty bad!

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You have waaaay too much time on you hands ...

But a nice picture nonetheless.

To Steve and Steve. And the next 30 years.

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And About That...

CW wrote...

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You have waaaay too much time...

I started putting the little tribute together yesterday. The hardest part was getting my old Portable "Galatea" up and running again. Incredibly, she is running again! It was worth it!

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On your //c you coulda hit Ct

On your //c you coulda hit Ctrl-Reset to drop to Applesoft BASIC. Then you could have written a quick program to clear the screen and print the anniversary message. Wink

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My //c... "Eve"...

Hey Jon,
Actually did that. Did the ol' classic "PRINT, GOTO" thing, but it looked really weird in my camera. So, I wanted the "Apple //" to show up, instead, but that didn't quite work, either; the only way to see the Portable's screen was with the flash, and I have to be honest, I was so proud of getting that old girl to work that I was sort of fixated on her.

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That's a tradeoff I'd probabl

That's a tradeoff I'd probably have made too. Maybe a little researchto find a program that would print larger characters on the screen? It'd be really tedious to program in all the line drawing commands to do it your self.

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Figures...

It seems that I can either have my iBook running or my Portable, but not both at the same time; my iBook's hard drive died. Been getting slower and slower, and was giving me memory errors opening Word 5.1A (an application that can run on less than a meg!). Went to reformat the hard drive, run restore... and the rest is history.
Figures...

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