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Log of PowerMac Stuff

Thu, 12/29/2005 - 22:31 -- rprice

I finally got the G5 set up. I think it is just a shame that I have 2 dual-core processors and a measley 256MB og RAM! I ordered the new sticks, so they should be in next week I suppose. Still getting prefs. set up and apps installed. I will nee to get an FTP program and a text editor with syntax highlighting and preferrably FTP save.

I LOVE iCHAT!! It lets me keep my buddies in my contacts, which means I can see their real names!!

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RAM for Sale

Thu, 12/29/2005 - 07:05 -- rprice

I have some RAM I bought for my new G5, but due to a restocking error, I had to get the new motherboard, which means the RAM is no good. Here is a link:
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Samsung/3200DDRSAM2P/
Samsung 2GB (2048MB) Kit (2 x 1GB Module) PC3200 CAS 3.0 DDR 400MHz 184 Pin 128×64 DIMM 184 Pin for For PowerMac G5 Models, iMac G5. FACTORY ORIGINAL MODULES, New with Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty

Digital Camera! New Computer! Gaming!

Thu, 12/29/2005 - 01:47 -- rprice

So the computer is only 2 months and 3 weeks late, but who’s counting? I actually decided NOT to plug it in today, because I know it will consume my life for a while, just gadgeting around. I need to get up in the morning and work for 3 hours before I do this (or as long as it takes to add a new preference to Unity. I also found out the RAM I bought is no longer good for my new machine, so now the decision is re-stock fee vs. eBay. If anybody is looking for 2GB of 184-pin RAM, ask me. I need you to beat $200 to make it worth my while.

New Digital Camera

Wed, 12/28/2005 - 20:40 -- rprice

Something pocket-able, but 4 or 5 MP that doesn’t break the bank. Mom also got one for Stefan, with matching 256MB SD cards, or 150 full-size pictures. I think 5MP blows up bigger than an 8.5×11 inch sheet of paper, so that is plenty enough quality for me. Breathing room for cropping, automatic red-eye removal, a bit faster shots for brightly lit action, a VERY bright flash, a timer with an option to take two pictures (serious and goofy?), as well as 3x optical zoom, macro mode, all the standards.

Damn Computers

Sun, 12/11/2005 - 06:43 -- rprice

So it turns out too many people wanted to upgrade their old single-core Macs to better ones, meaning they ran out before they got around to filling the employee orders. So I got a refund and my Mom was like, “just order the best system you can”, so I pretty much did. Now the “PowerMac G5 Quad” (2×2.5 GHz dual-cores). I opted for the GeForce 7800 GT and Bluetooth/AirPort Extreme (802.11G).

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