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As per the title, I've put this theme for Tiger back up for those interested. I didn't notice that it was even down until I installed PPC Appstore to grab something, checked the link, and got a 404. Anyway, it's there if anyone wants to make their Tiger install look a few years newer, sort of...

Tiger Sierra Theme

In other news, my PPC machines have been in storage for a bit, as I had a major life upheaval a year ago. While in storage, the area was flooded, and I lost my entire vinyl collection, as well as some books and other paper items. The flood didn't touch my notebook machines, but the moisture damaged them (luckily, my desktops weren't harmed). They were stored in a tote, but the lid was popped up for some reason. There was some corrosion on my aluminum 12" and 15", mold on all of the machines, and on every single machine, the keyboards either don't work or only partially work, or have stuck keys. Funnily enough, they all still booted. I've since pulled them out of that storage area and moved them to my studio. I'll be working on them one by one to see if I can clean them up and maybe get the keyboards working again, but I may be in the market for a lot of Powerbook and iBook keyboards in the near future.
 

swamprock

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Dude, sorry to hear about that. Floods are bad with electronics.

As they say, Act of God. Had it been my house a year ago, insurance would have covered the damage, but i no longer own the house. I was able to get my 667mhz TiBook and Wallstreet keyboards to work again, but the rest of my collection will need replacement keyboards. I've been tackling them one by one as time permits, cleaning the mold and corrosion off from them, and repasting them as well. At the very least, they all still boot (except for my G4 Mini, but I think the power supply got hosed there), so small blessings...
 
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swamprock

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Thanks to the generosity of @Raging Dufus I was able to obtain a few keyboards and a Mac Mini power supply to fix a few of my machines. As usual, this community has risen above to help out fellow collectors and users. I just wanted to express my thanks and appreciation for this kind act. :D
 
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