2 Years and 29 Macs Later...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Gamer9430, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Gamer9430, Oct 10, 2016
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    Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Keeping with the tradition I started last year, I'm going to take the time to write a Thank-You thread of sorts.

    Well, its just about a two years ago that I came in here thinking a PowerMac G5 was really rare and a collectors item. Since then, my knowledge and experience has expanded beyond what i could have imagined back then. I've because such great friends with a lot of members here. I've have more Macs than I could have ever imagined owning in a lifetime back in 2011 when a 12-year-old me got his first Mac, a 13in MacBook Pro. Over the course of these past two years, I've acquired besides my Dual 2.3GHz PowerMac G5...

    (in order)
    1. Power Macintosh 6100/66
    2. eMac G4 (700MHz)
    3. iBook G4 12in. (1.33GHz)
    4. Macintosh 512ke
    5. PowerMac G4 MDD (Dual 1.25GHz FW800)
    6. PowerBook G3 Wallstreet II/PDQ
    7. Macintosh Performa 6360
    8. Power Macintosh 8500- RIP
    9. Power Macintosh 7300
    10. eMac G4 (1.25GHz)
    11. MacBook (Early 08 >> Early 09)
    12. Mac Mini G4 (1.25GHz)-traded to @bunnspecial
    13. PowerBook G4 12in (1.5GHz)
    14. PowerBook G4 15in (1.25Ghz)-RIP
    15. PowerBook G4 17in (1GHz)-Parts
    16. PowerBook G4 17in (1.33GHz)
    17. MacBook (Late 07)-Parts
    18. MacBook Pro 15in (Late 06)- Parts
    19. PowerBook G3 Pismo- AKA GlitterBook, sold to @bunnspecial
    20. iMac 17in (Early 06 >> Late 06)
    21. PowerBook G4 Titanium (1GHz)
    22. PowerMac G4 Cube (450MHz)
    23. Power Macintosh G3 Beige (266MHz)
    24. Power Macintosh 8500
    25. iBook G3 Snow (600MHz)
    26. Mac Mini (Early 06 >> Late 06)-RIP
    27. iMac 24in (Late 06)
    28. Mac Mini G4 (1.42GHz)
    29. Macintosh SE/30 (Coming soon!)

    Besides all my Macs, I've also received several PCs as well over the past 2 years;
    (in order)
    1. Dell OptiPlex 360
    2. Dell Latitude E6410
    3. Dell OptiPlex 380
    4. Dell Dimension 4100
    5. IBM ThinkPad T43
    6. Dell OptiPlex 360
    7. Custom-built PC (AMD FX-6300)
    8. Lenovo ThinkPad T61
    9. Dell Inspiron 1520
    10. OpenEye DVR X-Series HDDR
    11. HP Compaq 6000 SFF

    Besides those, I also had my HP Pavilion 500-c60, Dell Dimension XPS T500, Dell Latitude LM, and Dell Dimension 4700 prior to beginning my collection.

    Overall, its been another great year, with a net-gain of 11 new Macs and 6 new PCs and if I told myself 2 years ago that I would have 30 macs, let alone 47 computers in total 2 years down the road, I would have never believed it. Who knows what this year ahead holds, but hopefully its going to be another good one like the last 2 years have been.

    Thanks to this awesome community! Couldn't have done most of these without you guys and gals.

    Special shoutout/thanks to: @bunnspecial, @Altemose, @128keaton, @LightBulbFun, @eyoungren, @iModFrenzy, @MacCubed, @tevion5, @amazingkerem, @comda, @CYB3RBYTE, @gavinstubbs09, @Intell, @danieloosterhuis, @garirry, @MagicBoy, @MagicCow, @MacTech86, @WalnutSpice, and @Surrat. You guys have become such great friends of mine and have assisted me on countless occasions and I really appreciate it!

    PS: you can read about my antics and lack of knowledge in my first ever thread here about getting my G5 and other free macs: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/getting-free-apple-products.1806749/ . Interestingly enough, @eyoungren was the first to have responded to me, lol.

    Also, here's the link to the 1 year thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/index.p...hare_tid=1929703&share_fid=13661&share_type=t
     
  2. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    If I was to make a list of machines I bought within the past 2 years it would blow your mind. I'm getting to a point where I'm slimming down my collection since I'm sick of tripping over them!
     
  3. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Starting to feel that too, I'm just glad I have mostly laptops right now.
     
  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I have more than I can bother counting. Lots of Macs, almost as many Thinkpads and a few Sun Sparqs into the bargain. Sooner or later I am going to have to haul them all out and boot them just to prevent battery leakage and hdd seizures. I promised myself I would do a proper stocktake then.

    I still have a few in a 'project' stage, needing a bit of work. Finding the time and space is a real problem at the moment.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeahhh, I kind of live here. I check the site many times a day.

    Not that it means I know what I'm talking about! :rolleyes:
    --- Post Merged, Oct 10, 2016 ---
    Real easy way to solve this problem

    Get a wife or girlfriend.

    You'll find out real fast exactly which Macs you value and want to hang on to! :D
     
  6. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I remember coming across that thread. If I were to list all the Macs I've acquired since then... let's just say I really need to stop collecting and figure out what to do with the ones I already have. :)
     
  7. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    If I could find a girlfriend that would be a miracle. Lack of communication I swear.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    My wife is constantly reminding me that I suck at communication. She'll twist the knife for emphasis by reminding me that English is my first language while Spanish is hers.

    Me: Mumble, mumble, mumble.
    Wife: What?
    Me: Mumble, MUMBLE, mumble!
    Wife: Speak clearly, I can't understand you! (annoyed)
    Me: Uhhh…MUMBLE!
    Wife: I know you speak English, it's your first language!!!
     
  9. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have the same problem. wonder if it's a common trait among computer users?
     
  10. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I get a hard enough time by a) talking too fast and b) mumbling. I think most of the time, we think to ourselves (and talk to ourselves, and, c'mon, when your mac is acting up and some encouragement words slip out) so mumbling is just inner dialog horribly translated into the outside world :)

    Also, Nick, I still have an iMac G4 and two clamshells. And my lovely 5,1 :).
     
  11. RhianB macrumors 6502

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    I have a great idea. Place all of your macs turned on and stacked on top of eachother like mac tetris - around the perimeter of a room if you have that many and take a panoramic picture. I played in a band where we accumulated a stupid amount of amps and cabs over 15 years. We ended up doing the same thing and snapping some photos. The mac version would be a pretty sick pic if you ask me.

    +1 on the marriage part. Ring, honeymoon, a few sticky fingered kiddos playing real life rampage on your gear and BAM! The next thing you ask yourself is where'd all my macs go? LOL :p
    --- Post Merged, Oct 10, 2016 ---
    Oh yeah, where do you keep all of your computers? Your folks don't get on your case owning so many?
     
  12. redheeler, Oct 10, 2016
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    Mac Tetris is a form of art, and I've had a mini version on top of my desk for a couple years now. I'll have to try this someday, maybe a couple years from now. Could always end up happening sooner out of necessity though. :)
     
  13. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    One day I decided to line up all my Mac laptops I had at the time and take some pictures. I also stacked them all on top of each other.

    I store most of mine in my closet when not in use. However, there's plenty that are out and hooked up to power all through out the house. My parents don't care about my collection, yet. As long as it doesn't get in the way of my schoolwork, which I've learned to control, they don't mind.
     
  14. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I couldn't have said that better myself. That's all very true. Sometimes those encouraging words are a bit more colorful than normal ;)

    Also, yes yes... the two PPCs I want the most and an Intel I would love to have.
     
  15. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I boarded the joists in the loft to make storage for my collections of hard and software. Loft is getting full now. I am running out of house. That stopped things nicely.
     
  16. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    You sound a lot like me 6 years ago Gamer9430. The collection will shrink and grow shrink and grow. I'm married now and this is the extent of my mad laboratory. [​IMG]
     
  17. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    I spot 6 Macs there. :) An Intel iMac, an MDD (or some other type of PMG4), a G3 B&W, iMac G4, iMac G3, and eMac. Did I miss anything?
     
  18. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    The PMG4 is a Quicksilver and my 2012 MacBook Pro is closed to the left of the Intel iMac. That iMac is decently spec'd for free too. 2.66Ghz C2D with 4GB RAM. Just a failed hard drive. Also have these two 24"s that need some work. [​IMG]
     
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    I'd love several of the Macs you have in that picture... can't say that about the eMac though LOL. You only need 1 of those, and I have 2 already
     
  21. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Growing all the time ;)
     
  22. bobesch, Oct 11, 2016
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    Hi there - have to chime in to thank you all for the kind help coming from you nice people here at the ppc-forum!
    Being here made the PPC experience a continuum of happy-days with uncountable things to discover...
    (Un)fortunately space for collectibles is nearly full now at my home and office - but fortunately the urge to look for more nice stuff has calmed down a little bit (after nearly finding 'one of each (OS X) kind') and proving concepts (which is one of my favorite thing to do!) took less time in favor of doing real work with the old machines recently.
    It's really nice to store stuff in the cloud (webDAV) or on a file-server and use ANY of the devices to get things done:
    Clamshell, iBookG4, PBG4, MacBook2008 as portables - Cube, iMacG4/G5 and intel-iMac24" as desktops.
    Nearly the whole OS X/PPC universe... And time will also come for the Sawtooth, MDD and the G5.
    To be honest, there's also an i7-working horse to scan piles of documents to searchable PDFs and other heavy stuff, which would just run down the old hardware ... but most of the stuff I need to do can be done easily with the PPC-machines (except from RemoteDesktop to a Win2008 server, which is really sad, since RDP for PPC was simply left behind by MS)
    My current problem is to keep everything in a central place, either by storing it primarily in the cloud or another central place or by using backup-routines for locally stored files. Maybe I should go for an external SSD-USB-drive (plus backup) that can be plugged in anywhere.
    After all the most important thing about the old PPC-stuff is: knowledge is power. :)
     
  23. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I have 20 something eMacs not shown. Haha
     
  24. weckart macrumors 68040

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    That is scarily minimalist. How do you cope?
     
  25. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Ouch! That's frightening! Being single, I've had more Macs set up at my kitchen table before.
     

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