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True Story: SPARCstation Warning

When I was at university (Aston, in Birmingham) we had a lab of Sun SPARCstations. Not great by modern standards, but powerful machines at the time. I’m guessing their OS, Solaris, didn’t take well to losing power without being properly…

A Fresh Install of macOS Sierra

I’ve just finished reinstalling my Mac, completely wiping the drive and starting again. This is just a bit about why, how, and how it turned out. Why? Well, it had been getting a bit crashy recently, for one thing. Sometimes…

Power Mac

A dead Power Macintosh G3, forming part of the WEEE Man sculpture at the Eden Project.

Mac

An old Macintosh, forming part of the WEEE Man sculpture at the Eden Project.

Buying Space

I needed a [[portable external hard drive]]. You’d think that would be easy, wouldn’t you? I quite liked the idea of buying in a shop. eBuyer are cheaper, but I’d have to pay for delivery, and I needed it as…

Tablet PC – After Two Weeks

Time for an update on the tablet PC - how am I liking it after two weeks? I recently bought a Toshiba Portege M200 tablet PC. I made some notes in a previous post about how I was getting on…