TXT:: Thanks to everyone for recommending Solitaire games! I ended up downloading and purchasing a license for Hardwood Solitaire. They did a really nice job with the card graphics I still think it’s a terrible shame to use the G4 as a solitaire machine. Let me recant about the sheer speed of the G4: I’ve managed to convert the entire fiscal year of Lotus 1-2-3. Spreadsheets over to *cough* MS - *cough^@#$%@#%#$* Excel in about 2 hours. It’s quite strange since 10 years of bookkeeping data, word processing, and correspondence, created on the 486 fit onto only 4 floppy disks.
I copied the floppy data onto my 8500/G3, then transferred the data to the powerbook. Took the powerbook over to the G4 and built a crossover cable to connect the machines, and transferred the data from the floppies into the G4. AirPort is looking quite attractive at this point… I transferred data and applications from her old PowerMac 6300CD (piece of crap 603e). After Installing a copy of toast on there, I burned a CD with all that data. 6300s have an internal Apple 600i 4X SCSI CD-Rom drive which works well with Akai Samplers
I got a USB version of PowerPrint to connect up the old printers to the G4. These adapters work really well!, Powerprint 5 has drivers for just about every Parallel printer in existence. I still have the old Serial Port version for use with the older computers. My fellow mac users who don’t know about this product might be interested in it since it will let you connect your Mac to just about any PC printer out there. The new version will also let you tranceive data with some of those multipurpose/scanner/printer/fax combo machines.
My mum decided to get a scanner as well, so I ordered an Epson Expression 1600 since it has both SCSI and USB connections (and optional Firewire:-) Apple should have put about a dozen USB ports on the back of the G4.
Side Note: I think we paid more for the 486 system (about $4,000 not including the printer) than I did for the G4 system with monitor.
E-mail stuff:: I received Two interesting E-mails yesterday. The first was from Sam Evans, perhaps the youngest ReBirth User in the world!:
MY NAMES SAM
I AM 7
MY DADDYS GREG HE IS 32
WE MADE A SONG FOR YOU
Everyone take a listen to Sam’s song and send him some supportive feedback! Click on his name above for his e-mail address.
The Second e-mail was from a 13 year old named Jeffrey Kelbick from Ambler Pennsylvania, a self-proclaimed “hacker” who also uses the nicname, “Peff”:
Excuse me, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE! I AM PEFF AND DON’T YOU DARE TRY AND TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME! I DEMAND THAT YOU GET RID OF YOUR SITE OF CHANGE THE NAME YOU NAME STEALER!
I didn’t know the identity of the mysterious Mr. Peffey at first, but his name is on his AOL homepage.
Hey MrPeffey: I’d love to hear some of your horn playing and guitar playing, please send me some MP3 recordings I found your e-mail a bit funny, but some others might be offended by it especially since it’s a given name to a few people, like Madame Peff Modelski, the dance instructor from New York, NY. It’s really odd that everyone who chooses this nicname is interested in the arts
More TXT:: I think I will compile a list of other people using ‘Peff’ on the web - No, my sister-in-law is not Traci Bingham from Baywatch! , but I am into Pefftronics (their site is temporarily down).
RBM:: I’ve pulled out the TR-909 and I’m going to make some wierd noise with it for the new mod. I listened to some aphex twin the other day, and I noticed that he uses the TR-909 a lot. It doesn’t sound like a 909 since it’s processed through a bunch of stuff. So in homage of R.D.J. I’m going to create a set of drum samples in that style.
=Peff probably not the first, and most certainly not the last
MP3:: The Pro Tools mix of Visions sucks. So I’m not going to post it. However since it sucks so much, I think I’ll make it open for remixing. Check back for details on how to get the samples. I will probably post up segments of all the audio parts, including drums, vocals, basslines, pads, TB-303, and loops.