My G4 Mac drama

Last year I got an used G4 Mac from a friend… unfortunately the Mac has a broken power supply and it only runs only for a few minutes and then it turns off itself. A few weeks ago I bought a new power supply on eBay and now found out that I bought the wrong one! Argh… Apparently Apple changed the power connector standard in the G4 main-board from 22-pin to 20-pin and I bought a power supply with a 20-pin connector that seems to be the newer one.

Not sure about the new Intel-Macs but the G4’s are using a totally different power supply standard than PCs… it’s nothing like ATX although there are people who tried to build converter ATX adapters as the Mac power supplies are pretty expensive (more info: http://atxg4.com/).

Israelis don’t like suspicious Macbooks

Most people say it’s OK to go to Israel for holidays (see all the historic places etc.) but I think they are not right… Israel is still a country where you have a very dense atmosphere and people get very nervous! Check this out… policeman shot dead a Macbook!

This happened to Lily Sussman, an American tourist: http://lilysussman.wordpress.com/

Happy Birthday AMD

I’m such an AMD fanboy… gosh!

Camcorder

Today I bought a Camcorder… our old VHS-C Camcorder is so old that the battery stopped to work and it’s time to enter the HD-age as well! First I thought about going for a Samsung Mini-DVD Camcorder but when I found out that you can only write 10 times on a Mini-DVD and it’s only is capable of recording 30 minutes I decided to go for a chip-memory-format in terms of storage. My new Camcorder is a Rollei Movieline SD5 HD (more info: http://www.gadgetsquick.co.uk/rollei-movieline-sd5-hd-digital-camcorder-p-910.html) and I will be able to record up to 60 minutes in the highest quality on the 8GB SD card.

The really crazy thing about this Camcorder is that this is no Japanese, Koren or Chinese manufacturer… it’s a German company founded in 1920! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollei

This is their famous Rolleiflex from 1927:

ASCII art

ASCII art is something that I never got into but always fascinated me… now I found this “ASCII art” from 1934 created on a typewriter:

Wikipedia definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII_art)

ASCII art is a graphic design technique that utilizes computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII). The term is also loosely used to refer to text based art in general. ASCII art can be created with any text editor, and is often used with free-form languages. Most examples of ASCII art require a fixed-width font (non-proportional fonts, like on a traditional typewriter) such as Courier for presentation.

This is how ASCII are usually looks like:


Found at: http://www.boingboing.net/2009/12/02/ascii-art-from-1934.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo