[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Fri Jun 27 15:59:53 CDT 2003
On Friday, June 27, 2003, at 09:54 AM, Kevin wrote:
> In a distant (1992) past i painted my 486, just for the hell of it. I
> don't think that type of thing is *inherently* bad, but like most
> things it has been tainted well beyond the point of me going anywhere
> near it. When that type of thing started to become 1.) everywhere you
> look and 2.) the focal point of the computer, then it became a
> problem. I believe most of this crap came from the overclocking crowd
> (a faction i never identified with) and then just spread when PeeCees
> became $5 a dozen.
I too modded my x86 486 (back when I only owned a Mac IIx and a 486
I originally pulled off the OEM logo and cut the Sun logo off my
cardboard shipping box for Solx86 and glued it on.
Then later I painted the entire case black... disassembled my monitor
plastics and painted them black... bought a black IBM keyboard and
mouse... glued a NeXT logo over top of the same spot... and bought
OPENSTEP 4.2 academic...to put on it.
Wee... the SCSI card never worked so I returned the OS for a refund but
kept the Black 486 until I got a PPro 150... also Black (but that was
bought as such and was for looks only)... and the Black Taiwanese 15"
monitor I painted I used until it became too dim to work right
anymore... then I left it at work for them to dispose of hehe... (I had
also glued NeXT logos to it as well) (and these were paper printouts
not plastic logos)
Now I own real NeXT hardware.
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