Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dead Dreamcast clock battery No More!

 How many times have you powered up your good ol (10 years to be exact) Dreamcast to be met with this message:

Yup, Your clock battery is dead. and every time you power it on your going to be met with the same "re-enter time" message unless you do something about it. Well, Heres what you'll need:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Maybe an older Mac Mini...?

So I took my new Beige era Apple SCSI Hard Drive (M2115 730mb model) to the Apple store to compare it to the new Mac Mini. I was hoping to Jam one inside of the retro case. No such luck, the new mac Mini is a bit wide. Perhaps an Older model would fit better. If not, It'll make a swell USB case for a time capsule.
...or maybe a mini RAID made of 2.5" drives.
HDD on top of 2011 Mac Mini. To small

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Yard sale across the street

Look out the window, a Yard sale! how convenient.

I can see you, you can't see me!
 Read on after the jump to see if its treasure or crap.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

So Its come to this. Computer port extravaganza!

Look at all them ports!

Look at that. Both 400 and 800 firewire on the back. Don't they just make cables that do the 800 to 400 conversion (I know they do, I have one)? Aside from that I am impressed that this external drive offers so many ports. Its a Hitachi 2TB Duo Pro Quad Raid External Hard Drive available on sellout.woot (SOLD OUT). But... does anyone know why it has the USB B-type port (standard on printers) instead of the standard mini USB port that most HDDs have? Post answers in the comments.

btw, check out these craptastic reviews on the Best Buy site.

and here is a permalink to its 4tb brother on amazon

UPDATE: They actually sold out of them. that was fast. I was actually interested in getting it just for the HDDs, but I figured they'd be 5400s and therefore not worth it.

Whats the deal with mail in rebates? (say it in a Signfeld voice)

     Our story starts with a stressed out Macbook Pro and the standard 32bit OS maximum ram of 4gb. How will this lead to the subject of Mail in Rebates? shut up and read on after the jump.

SUPER I Am 8 Bit Gallery Show in LA 8/11/11

This Thursday I went to an excellent Gallery show of the first I Am 8 Bit show since 2008.

The show is going on for the next few weeks on West Sunset in LA go HERE for more details if your in town and wanna check it out. It was frickin' excellent. Almost the entire show in pictures after the jump.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011