I have finally decided it is time to upgrade my 12″ G4 PowerBook (1GHz).
First up I am replacing the non-functioning combo optical drive with one from eBay which works. I have a FireWire external DVD-RW drive so I don’t see the point in spending up big on a SuperDrive (I don’t burn DVDs away from the office, or very often at all actually).
I am then upgrading the slightly full 40GB HDD (1.5GB free) with a 160GB one. Having a camera that can take 5MB digital photographs can chew up disk space quickly.
I have previously upgraded the RAM from 256MB to 768MB and added an Airport card.
Finally I am upgrading to Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5). All of this will probably take a few hours to do but I should end up with a very usable Mac as a result. I just can’t justify spending the cash on a new one.
I recently purchased a Newton MessagePad 2000 (upgraded to 2100 specifications). It came with:
- An original stylus and leather wallet;
- A recently repacked battery (that holds a charge quite well);
- A black serial cable and adapter for plugging into the Newton;
- All software disks and manuals;
- A Lucent Orinoco Silver wireless card (that will work with the Newton);
- A Palm Stowaway keyboard with adapter cable (that will also work with the Newton).
The battery, wallet and stylus are being used with my Newton MessagePad 2100 at the moment. Once I get the Stowaway keyboard driver working that will travel with me also.
This blog has finally passed the 1,000 hit mark!
This would be a momentous occasion except for the small fact that I think I am responsible for >90% of these hits…
From This Day in Music, the number 1 song in Australia on the day I was born was:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen