XYMer's Home away from Home

When http://bbs.xlr8yourmac.com is down (i.e. always)
It is currently Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:40 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:33 pm 
Offline
Benevolent Dictator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:03 am
Posts: 14372
Amazing read for me…

https://www.pacifict.com/Story/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:02 pm
Posts: 946
Location: Melbourne
That is an amazing story. I like their joke, "Apple was having financial troubles then, so we joked that we were volunteering for a nonprofit organization." How different things were twenty years ago. Halycon days.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:04 pm 
Offline
Benevolent Dictator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:03 am
Posts: 14372
You made me lookup Halycon! :coffee:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:33 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:02 pm
Posts: 946
Location: Melbourne
Sorry about that typo. I was misty eyed dreaming of the past.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 8:10 pm
Posts: 3180
Location: Spain
That's a great read!

_________________
VILA: They missed us! Avon's gadget works!
BLAKE: [to Avon] Is something wrong?
AVON: It just occurred to me, that as the description of a highly sophisticated technological achievement, 'Avon's gadget works' seems to lack a certain style.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:15 pm
Posts: 5807
Location: NYC
Very interesting story, but what's a Calphing Graphulator?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 8:13 pm
Posts: 9183
Location: Caught between the moon and NYC
It was an app included with the very first PPC Macs. In a more general sense a graphing calculator plots some mathematical formulas visually, which can help you better understand them and/or their operation. I think. Hey, it sounded good though, right?

Here's an online version:
https://www.desmos.com/calculator

Quote:
His contract in another division at Apple had just ended, so he told his manager that he would start reporting to me. She didn't ask who I was and let him keep his office and badge. In turn, I told people that I was reporting to him. Since that left no managers in the loop, we had no meetings and could be extremely productive.
I snorted quite loudly after reading this.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:02 pm
Posts: 946
Location: Melbourne
WZZZ wrote:
Very interesting story, but what's a Calphing Graphulator?

Not sure but

I have sex daily,
I mean dyslexia


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:15 pm
Posts: 5807
Location: NYC
You should keep your sexual habits to yourself, a secret. But never mind, my zips are lipped.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:15 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 8:20 pm
Posts: 2235
cool story BD! i remember copying this to my family's performa 630CD from a school PPC, but i got a message i couldn't run it-- because i had no FPU! haha


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 8:13 pm
Posts: 9183
Location: Caught between the moon and NYC
I remember adding an FPU to a IIsi via a PDS adapter. And desoldering the clock crystal so I could bump it from 20Mhz to 25Mhz.

Ah, the memories.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group