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February 8, 2015

hard disk failed

Well, I had another hard disk failure yesterday. This time, it was one of the two hard disks in Mac mini Server (Mid 2010 model). Unlike S.M.A.R.T. failing in PowerBook G4 almost 10 years ago, this time it was I/O... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Feb 2015 10:51 AM | read this entry

March 11, 2014

Retina, finally

Almost 2 years after Apple releases high-resolution Retina display on Apple Mac laptops, I finally got myself a Retina Mac. Retina display is not really that new. During Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs introduction of iPhone 4, he said the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Mar 2014 9:19 AM | read this entry

February 25, 2014

I bought a briefcase

Come to think about it, I've never owned any briefcases in my life until this one. As a matter of fact, I bought an antique briefcase. It's old, a bit of scratches and slightly discoloured. As usual, more photos follow.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Feb 2014 10:09 AM | read this entry

February 14, 2014

another AirPort

Yes, I ordered another Apple AirPort product from Apple Online Store. This time, the AirPort Express (802.11n simultaneous dual-band, A1392). Why do I need another AirPort device? This one is for the newly renovated ‘white room’ which previously known as... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Feb 2014 5:41 PM | read this entry

September 9, 2013

new 3TB wireless backup disk (AirPort Time Capsule)

When it comes to technology, our Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston is into everything latest. He demands everything the latest and the most advanced, in other words, bleeding edge technology. 802.11ac is the next technology replacing... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Sep 2013 8:22 PM | read this entry

April 17, 2013

poorman's setup

Unlike our Don with huge number of very high-tech gadgets and he carries the best of the best toys almost everywhere he goes. I only carry my computer out when I am out for travel. Well, our Don owns a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Apr 2013 11:11 AM | read this entry

March 8, 2013

a UFO

Perhaps I don't really need it, but the price was simply too cheap to let it go. Here's the photo of the UFO: It's an old Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (model A1034) released in January 2003 which makes aD... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Mar 2013 9:33 AM | read this entry

March 3, 2013

I do have a CRT monitor

I should've posted this last year. But keep forgetting. Anyhow, I do have a CRT monitor, a pretty heavy one actually. It only cost me $5. However, getting it home was a huge challenge and Laurent was extremely unhappy about... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Mar 2013 4:32 PM | read this entry

February 19, 2013

one more iMac G4, 20-inch this time.

Some of you may remember that I got a second-hand iMac G4 back in September 2007. Five years after I got another iMac G4. Same specifications: both were 17-inch, both were the last generation of iMac G4 - PowerPC G4... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Feb 2013 9:01 AM | read this entry

February 12, 2013

toilet seat notebook - iBook Clamshell

Officially, the original iBook was just called the “iBook,” it has been referred to as “iBook Clamshell.” Except with its distinct look, it has been referred to “Barbie's accessory” or more popularly "toilet seat". Anyhow, presenting my latest old computer... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Feb 2013 9:41 AM | read this entry

October 30, 2012

one more Extreme joining the network

Well, knowing that more and more portable devices will connected in this house, it is important to prepare the best wireless network for the upcoming situation. This is learned from our good friend Don. Here's the latest device for network... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Oct 2012 9:31 AM | read this entry

August 28, 2012

the next iMac will have USB 3.0

Although I am not looking for a new iMac currently, I have some specifications regarding the upcoming iMac. The new iMac will have 4 USB 3.0 ports, but we will have to say goodbye to a few things such as... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Aug 2012 1:21 PM | read this entry

March 20, 2012

new Apple TV (3rd gen, 2012)

Since the Apple TV 2 we received from Santa in Christmas 2010, Laurent and I have enjoyed the Apple TV very much. The brown box arrived yesterday. It was announced at the same time as the announcement of the new... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Mar 2012 9:20 PM | read this entry

March 13, 2012

two iMac G4s is better than one

Many of you many know that I have an iMac G4, famous for it's lamp shape. Most people simply love the iMac G4 for its beautiful look, except our good friend Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Mar 2012 8:06 PM | read this entry

January 31, 2012

“stocking-up” the machines, because they are so powerful!

When Apple introduced Power Mac G5 in 2003, in one of their introduction video (YouTube video at about 2:50), they mentioned that the powerful PowerPC G5 generated a lot of heat, so they designed very powerful and silent fan! The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Jan 2012 10:44 PM | read this entry

January 29, 2012

99 cents bargain!

I scored myself a 99 cents bargain from eBay the other day. An iMac (G3) 500 MHz for 99 cents from eBay. Here's the screenshot of the eBay page.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jan 2012 9:56 PM | read this entry

December 29, 2011

one more good old Mac

Just before Christmas, I got myself another big bargain. As a matter of fact, I got myself my very first Power Mac G5. It is not just an average G5, it is in fact the very last model of Power... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Dec 2011 9:33 AM | read this entry

December 28, 2011

it's good to be back

If you've been following this blog, you might recall that I bought a Power Mac G4 (dual 1.42GHz) in April 2004. Not long after that, I bought a 20-inch Apple Cinema Display (ADC version). Then in January 2007, I sold... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Dec 2011 9:43 AM | read this entry

December 12, 2011

three new old Macs

During the past week, I've been doing some cheap-b#st%rd way of getting some items. Unlike Don who got a massive 16 laptops at once, I hardly got any. The first new* old Mac: (*new as in new to me) A... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Dec 2011 7:09 PM | read this entry

November 27, 2011

Lion, finally.

Finally. I upgrade my main computer - Mac Pro (Mid 2010 model) - from Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 to Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2. Unlike the very advanced Don who lives in beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Nov 2011 1:49 PM | read this entry

August 1, 2011

love is in the Air (MacBook Air 11-inch)

So, I got myself one of those, and it arrived last Friday. Due to other issues, I was unable to post the entry on Friday. Anyhow, presenting the ultra-portable 11-inch full featured MacBook Air: In May 2004, I bought my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Aug 2011 7:48 PM | read this entry

July 18, 2011

how do you save $62? drive 87km.

Well, when you are poor like Antony, you would drive 87 km to save $62 (AUD). Here's the story: Okay, it was not really intended to drive that far to save $62, but all the closer BigW have the item... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jul 2011 10:42 PM | read this entry

July 15, 2011

more MacBook Air predictions

Continue with my previous prediction on upcoming MacBook Air, major Mac rumour sites have quite a few new speculations. Somehow, my “prediction” from my reliable source does not agree exactly with popular rumour sites. I stated following in my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Jul 2011 8:28 PM | read this entry

July 9, 2011

two's better than one part 14: bargain keyboards

Many of you (except our good friend Don who refuses to believe so) know that Antony is a bargain hunter. Recently, Dick Smith Electronics has Apple Wireless Keyboard on special for only $50, Apple Magic Trackpad on special for only... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jul 2011 7:41 PM | read this entry

June 27, 2011

my humble MacBook Air 2011 rumour

Well, this is not a rumour blog, however, occasionally, I received some very good information that I really must post those. This time, it is from the same reliable source I had before. (100% accurate, except I did not... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jun 2011 9:11 PM | read this entry

January 3, 2011

finally an Apple TV

Thank you Santa, we finally got an Apple TV. I have been thinking about getting an Apple TV since it first announced in January 2007 and first released in mid March 2007. Although not a popular gadget from Apple, Apple... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Jan 2011 10:17 AM | read this entry

December 14, 2010

two's better than one, part 13: the display chapter

As we all know, two is better than one. A while back, the poor Antony has decided to use the opportunity to make the best bargain of it. When Laurent ordered his Don approved 21.5-inch iMac (Intel Core i5), I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Dec 2010 10:43 PM | read this entry

December 6, 2010

a Don approved iMac (Intel Core i5)

Yes, it arrived today, finally. Except it is not mine. Like Rev. Dr. Wu Yi got his new iMac, Laurent received his new iMac today as well. Okay, Laurent's iMac was ordered before Rev. Dr. Wu Yi's, but we decided... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Dec 2010 9:55 PM | read this entry

December 5, 2010

I opened the iMac

To Don's surprise, I disassembled my 4+ years old iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz, 24-inch, white) today. Why? Like many 24-inch white iMac owners, the iMac has suffered some sort of graphic issues (mostly due to heat issue many... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Dec 2010 6:50 PM | read this entry

December 2, 2010

a poor man's setup

Nowhere as many as Don's, but still. I slightly re-arranged the poor man's office, so I took a photo. Still, the cables on the floor needs to be further re-arranged. A very important message to Don: Antony is poor.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Dec 2010 8:21 AM | read this entry

November 12, 2010

SSD is simply amazing! Really makes a whole difference.

Simply amazing. Just replacing the regular HDD (hard drive) in your computer with the SSD (solid state drive), the computer becomes super-responsive (for the applications launching and contents stored on SSD). So I followed Mandrake's recommendation and got myself an... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Nov 2010 9:54 AM | read this entry

October 30, 2010

presenting a poor man's Mac Pro and LED Cinema Display

It has been almost four years since I use my slow iMac (24-inch, 2.33 Core 2 Duo) as the main computer. It is about time to upgrade. According to my blog entry, it was just 5 days short of 4... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Oct 2010 10:13 PM | read this entry

October 16, 2010

my first in-house server (Mac mini Server)

It took me quite a few years to catch up with Don. Don has had in house servers for years, and as a matter of fact, Don has more than one server at home. I finally catch up with him,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Oct 2010 10:33 PM | read this entry

August 26, 2010

Magic Mouse

Well, it was about time to add another pointing device to my small collection of family, this time, Apple Magic Mouse. Delivered in a brown box. Magic Mouse has been out for quite a while, and I just got it... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Aug 2010 2:58 PM | read this entry

August 18, 2010

a Battery Charger

I got myself a Don-approved (or supposedly approved by Don) item - a Battery Charger. Why do I think that Don would approve this device? Simple. Don is into rechargeable batteries, and a device for using rechargeable batteries is of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Aug 2010 4:05 PM | read this entry

August 9, 2010

a poor man's trackpad (Magic Trackpad)

So, I got a poorman's multi-touch trackpad for my desktop computer, an Apple Magic Trackpad from Apple Online Store (Australia). The multi-touch in MacBook Pro worked pretty well for me in many situations. Although there are situations where mouse works... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Aug 2010 10:42 PM | read this entry

June 29, 2010

bargain like Don

Over the weekend, I've been doing things like our good friend Don in beautiful Boston does frequently, getting more computers. And to akin to Don's secrecy style, I will withhold names like he always does. The story was simple: After... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jun 2010 10:48 PM | read this entry

June 6, 2010

downgrading

Unlike many people (e.g. Don) upgrading, I am downgrading my keyboard. (Okay, this is not 'new', I am downgrade to a secondhand version, and it has been here for 3 months.) I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) from the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jun 2010 11:31 PM | read this entry

May 19, 2010

being generous

Trying to be, at least. And this is very un-Don, sorry. I decided to put following sign for my guests.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 May 2010 11:55 PM | read this entry

March 13, 2010

I can wait

Well, our good friend Don in the advanced United States of American is able to reserve iPads way ahead of everybody not in the States. Anthony Agius (decryption) from MacTalk Australia (previously known as AppleTalk Australia) is planning on... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Mar 2010 10:32 PM | read this entry

March 10, 2010

new AirPort (Simultaneous Dual Band II)

I receive my latest AirPort Extreme Base Station today, it's the Simultaneous Dual Band II model (model A1354).... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Mar 2010 10:16 PM | read this entry

January 28, 2010

iPad, the tablet from Apple

Today's headline news without a doubt is Apple's announcement of the long awaited tablet - iPad. iPad is Apple's entry to the market between laptop computers and iPhone (or iPod). iPad features a brilliant 9.7-inch Multi-Touch LED-backlit display with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Jan 2010 4:47 PM | read this entry

October 21, 2009

new iMac, new Mac mini, new MacBook and new Magic Mouse today

Apple release a few new hardware, including new 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs, the beauty of it is that the new iMac uses LED-backlit display with built-in SD slot, as well as up to Intel Core i7 quad-core processors. On... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Oct 2009 7:00 PM | read this entry

October 5, 2009

new Mac mini without optic drive?

Well, it's time for some speculations. There are indications (rumours) that Apple is updating iMac, MacBook, and Mac minis. Although I don't usually read the rumour news as bible, I will add my two cents to this rumour. So, there's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Oct 2009 11:45 PM | read this entry

June 9, 2009

big announcement from WWDC Keynote

Quite a number of announcements from WWDC (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2009) today. New releases today are the new MacBook Pro family, 13-inch unibody MacBook are now MacBook Pro with powerful features never available on its class before. The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jun 2009 9:20 PM | read this entry

March 4, 2009

very green new Apple desktops

Today's big news - new Mac Pro, new iMac, and new Mac mini. The new Apple desktops do not feature clock speed bump, however, new improved designed, energy efficient and the greenest Mac Pro, iMac and Mac mini ever! Mac... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Mar 2009 10:52 PM | read this entry

January 7, 2009

today's very big Apple news

Apple has, once again, made another headline today, making a nice way to start the year 2009. The Macworld San Francisco 2009 (MWSF2009) brings us important updates to Apple's iTunes Store, exciting new Apple software, and the world's longest... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Jan 2009 2:10 PM | read this entry

January 5, 2009

the upcoming Mac mini

There's some information for those who like rumour. Personally, I won't call following information "rumour", because it is from the same reliable source as past, the one I posted a while back regarding recent MacBook update. The new MacBook... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Jan 2009 10:06 PM | read this entry

December 28, 2008

2008's important headlines

Well, year 2008 is coming to the end. Lots of things happened this year. Just before we say goodbye to 2008, we shall take a look what happened this year. Two major products dominated the news headline around the world,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Dec 2008 9:16 PM | read this entry

November 7, 2008

why do you need gigabit ethernet

Back in April, I bought one Cat 6 Ethernet cable (category 6) that connects my iMac (24-inch, late 2006 model) to my wireless and gigabit Ethernet routher - Time Capsule (1TB model). Man, accessing files on a remote hdd/computer with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Nov 2008 9:01 PM | read this entry

October 29, 2008

one small appliance and some accessories

Christmas is coming. To people live in Sydney it simply means scorching summer is coming, not beautiful snows. In early October Sydney experienced hottest October in record, then last week, we also experienced coldest October in record. To overcome the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Oct 2008 3:20 PM | read this entry

August 16, 2008

more cat.6 and Gaffa tape

After getting my first Cat 6 Ethernet cable in mid April, I got myself three more cat.6 cables about 5 weeks ago. They are 30 metres, 15 metres and 2 metres ones. The reason I need a 30-metre long Cat... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Aug 2008 11:52 PM | read this entry

April 18, 2008

invisible shield on MacBook Pro

If you like me would get annoyed from ugly marks and scratches, and you recently bought some gadgets, you might like invisibleSHIELD products. As mentioned on Wednesday, I received my invisibleSHIELD for MacBook Pro. Previously, I applied invisibleSHIELD on iPod... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Apr 2008 10:48 PM | read this entry

April 4, 2008

Time Capsule (1TB) has arrived

Just before I start about this exciting Time Capsule product, there's an update about the car that broke down on Wednesday afternoon. The car was fixed this morning. The cause: gear box was damaged. They also 3 whatever smaller items.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Apr 2008 11:37 PM | read this entry

March 29, 2008

Vodafone mobile broadband

Internet in Australia is not a cheap as in the United States of America. It is expensive here, most internet accounts come with quota system. If you live in metropolitan area, it is relatively easy to get broadband installed... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Mar 2008 7:19 PM | read this entry

March 19, 2008

Back to My Mac is simply so cool.

I've been a .Mac member since May 2004. Although .Mac has always been considered sort of expensive, I have been enjoying it. And over the years, it simply gets better. To many people, .Mac is simply (or unfairly) judged... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Mar 2008 9:55 PM | read this entry

March 11, 2008

presenting MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.5GHz)

As mentioned in previous entry, after a long wait, I finally received my MacBook Pro yesterday. I've been playing with it for a bit. The machine is simply amazing. After using the 12-inch PowerBook G4 for almost 4 years.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Mar 2008 3:07 PM | read this entry

March 10, 2008

my MacBook Pro hath arrived, finally

After the stupid delay, my new MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.5GHz) has finally arrived this afternoon. My first impressions: it's bigger than my almost 4-year-old PowerBook (12-inch), but it is not noticeably heavier (2.1kg versus 2.45kg according to specs). The welcome... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Mar 2008 1:42 PM | read this entry

March 7, 2008

Potential Connection Delay, bugger

It has been a week of impatient waiting for the arrival of my Apple products I ordered on 27th February. I've been patiently waiting. My .Mac (retail pack) arrived on Friday morning, and I got my iPod touch Monday night.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Mar 2008 9:21 PM | read this entry

February 29, 2008

here endeth the dilemma

On Tuesday afternoon, I went ahead and bought a Crumpler bag. It is a laptop/photo back bag. The size of the bag suits 15-inch MacBook Pro. That night, actually, Wednesday morning (Australia time), Apple released new MacBook and MacBook Pros... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Feb 2008 9:49 AM | read this entry

February 22, 2008

size does matter; hello another Zed

Some of you may know that Jessica gave me a Zed Student Desk (Freedom), it was a beautiful desk, except a little bit small. Like many other people, I simple like a glass top desk. Finally, I decided to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Feb 2008 10:13 PM | read this entry

February 16, 2008

MacBook Air has arrived in Australia

MacBook Air has arrived in Australia yesterday. I saw the MacBook Air in Myer (Sydney CBD store) yesterday, and played one MacBook Air for a while. (They were still setting up the other one.) My impression: wow! It is... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Feb 2008 12:35 PM | read this entry

February 7, 2008

let there be light

This is a photo of my office, excuse the untidy and the messy. It was under its normal lighting (ceiling light and Klasbo lamp (on the left)): It does not look that dark, but for the purpose of comparison, I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Feb 2008 8:56 AM | read this entry

February 6, 2008

new iPod touch and upcoming MacBook Pro

Apple has released new iPod touch with 32GB capacity. The new 32GB capacity is just right for me. However, it is a bit pricy - 32GB for US$499 or AU$629. The prices of 8GB and 16GB models remain the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Feb 2008 9:18 AM | read this entry

January 16, 2008

decision... dilemma...

vs As many of you have heard the today's tech news headline, Apple announced a ultra-portable notebook - MacBook Air. And I am due for a new laptop. As mentioned in previous entry, my trusted PowerBook G4 bought in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Jan 2008 9:39 PM | read this entry

December 8, 2007

AirPort Extreme Base Station

I took the advantage of last Friday's Apple Store (Online) sale and bought an AirPort Extreme Base Station (Gigabit Ethernet). Apple announced the new AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless during MWSF 07 (Mac World San Fransisco... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Dec 2007 4:25 PM | read this entry

November 9, 2007

my Mac has accurate colour

Firstly, this is a belated post about ColorVision Spyder2express I bought two months ago. My Macs can display accurate colours! This year, I've been taking Photoshop and Aperture workshops in Academy Store. It makes me understand the importance of having... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Nov 2007 9:17 AM | read this entry

November 8, 2007

my Time Machine is switched on

After getting my copy of Leopard on the 26th last month, I finally got time to prepare an external HDD for one of the exciting new feature in Mac OS X Leopard, Time Machine. I bought a Seagate 500GB HDD... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Nov 2007 2:20 PM | read this entry

November 1, 2007

new Apple Keyboard

After the Aperture workshop training in Academy Store on Monday, I bought the new Apple Keyboard, wired one. The new Apple Keyboard, although does not look comfortable to type, it is actually very comfy. I don't have to press... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Nov 2007 11:39 AM | read this entry

iPhone coming to Oz with (possibly) Telstra

According to The Daily Telegraph, Telstra has been in talks with Apple regarding which plans to launch the iPhone in Australia next year. "The answer is simple: yes we'd be interested and we're exploring that option," Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Nov 2007 8:50 AM | read this entry

September 15, 2007

presenting iMac G4 (17") and new desk

As mentioned on Thursday, my 17-inch iMac has arrived. During the week, I've been helping Jessica packing. She is moving overseas for a new life. I got a few items from her, including a shelf and a glass top desk.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Sep 2007 10:13 PM | read this entry

September 13, 2007

The 17-inch has arrived

I spent my day helping Jessica packing. Laurent told me that he has a surprise waiting for me in the house. When I came back at 8.30pm, I saw my surprise - iMac G4. As I mentioned last Friday, I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Sep 2007 9:01 PM | read this entry

September 7, 2007

17-inch iMac G4

Finally I got it! A 17-inch iMac G4 (1.25GHz). I won an iMac DV 500MHz (G3) on eBay the other day, but the iMac can't be booted. And I decided not to get it. Before winning that iMac (G3), I've... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Sep 2007 11:37 AM | read this entry

August 22, 2007

my iMac is now protected

Some of you know that I bought a 24-inch iMac with processor upgrade (to 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) last November. In mid July, I upgraded the memory from 2GB to 3GB DDR2, which is the maximum amount my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Aug 2007 7:56 PM | read this entry

July 17, 2007

RAM day

I bought 3 GB of RAM in total today. Originally, I wanted to expand the RAM for my Epson AcuLaser C1100N printer. It comes with 32MB and can be expanded to up to 256MB. I took out the 32 MB... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jul 2007 7:04 PM | read this entry

May 4, 2007

telephone socket reloacting - on the move, part 3

Well, I still haven't got my ADSL 2 internet connection back. I think it could be a good time to post the update. I asked iiNet to relocate my phone and broadband from Kensington to my new place, Stanmore. I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 May 2007 12:18 PM | read this entry

March 6, 2007

finally, I got a floppy drive.

Ever since Apple introduced iMac in 1998, Apple has foreseen the future... floppy was yesterday's technology. Ever since then, and before I switch to Mac in 2003, I've used floppy less and less. For some stupid reasons (to install... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Mar 2007 12:46 PM | read this entry

January 10, 2007

iPhone is out

Apple has introduced iPhone, finally. iPhone has been a long rumour in many Apple rumour sites. From Apple's website, iPhone looks great. When I decide to get rid of my Sony Ericsson K750i, I will get an iPhone to replace... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jan 2007 7:24 AM | read this entry

January 8, 2007

bye bye Mac

I sold my Power Mac G4 dual 1.42. I bought that Power Mac G4 dual 1.42 in April 2004. After I bought it, I added a second hard drive (200GB), AirPort Extreme card, an additional 1.5GB of RAM (total 2GB... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jan 2007 3:03 PM | read this entry

November 3, 2006

my new iMac has arrived

I got my new iMac on Wednesday (1st November 2006). Firstly, I'd like to thank the help from SillyDog701 members on making the decision. Initially, I decided to get the 17-inch iMac with upgraded speed, HDD and RAM, but few... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Nov 2006 8:34 PM | read this entry

October 24, 2006

getting ready for the new Mac

Three days ago, I mentioned that I am getting a new Mac to replacing my ageing Power Mac G4 dual 1.42 GHz. Some of you might recall that I have two hard drives with seven partitions in my Power Mac.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Oct 2006 5:29 PM | read this entry

October 21, 2006

new iMac and EyeTV 2.3.2

A while back, I mentioned that I bought EyeTV for DTT. It was a great product allowing me to watch digital TV on my Mac. Yesterday Elgato released EyeTV 2.3.2 (software) with two new exciting features. Picture-in-Picture and Australian EPG... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Oct 2006 8:41 AM | read this entry

May 18, 2006

sold my old Mac

I sold my old Mac the past Sunday. It was a PowerMac G4 400 (PCI) model with 512 MB RAM and 2x40GB HDD. I don't need the old Power Mac G4, and someone wants it for rendering videos. According to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 May 2006 3:52 PM | read this entry

January 13, 2006

Macworld San Francisco 2006 thing

Some of you might wonder why I did not have any entries on Macworld (MWSF), actually, I posted quite a few on MacCentre701, SillyDog701 Message Centre, The Daily Mac, OIKOS forums, and Jack Lin's applewoods. As for my own blog?... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jan 2006 12:42 PM | read this entry

October 14, 2005

damn, my disk is full

iTunes says my disk is full. Well, after downloading 14 episodes of Desperate Housewives from iTunes... my disk is full :-( It's not really full, but I partitioned my disk, if you remember this blog entry, two hard disks with... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Oct 2005 2:18 AM | read this entry

June 28, 2005

two hard disks with seven partitions

(Continued from S.M.A.R.T. failing.) Well, in order to back up my 80GB data from PowerBook, I bought a 200GB HDD for my Power Mac G4 (dual 1.42GHz). The first 4 partitions are from the original HDD (120GB), and I partitioned... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Jun 2005 2:59 PM | read this entry

July 30, 2004

Monster has arrived

Yes, they've arrived! Presenting my Monster (whatever) Cable It's called "AirPort Express - Stereo Connection Kit with Monster Cables" (Again more pictures here.) Contents of the Stereo Connection Kit: one power cord, one mini stereo to dual RCA Monster cable,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Jul 2004 8:06 PM | read this entry

AirTunes

Yes, I now have AirTunes, thanks to AirPort Express. I simply connected my AirPort Express to the input of my stereo with a normal audio cable (a cheap one, am still waiting for Monster Cable). I can play music anywhere... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Jul 2004 11:15 AM | read this entry

April 28, 2004

my G4 has 2GB RAM now!

I got my new Mac on 14th April, and it come with 512MB of RAM. I then bought additional 1.5GB RAM (3 x 512MB) from a local Mac retailer. On that day, I noticed two of the 512MB RAM did... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Apr 2004 4:08 PM | read this entry

April 17, 2004

two's better than one, part 3

Two's better than one, two Apple Pro Keyboard and mice, Two PowerMac G4

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Posted by Antony on 17 Apr 2004 2:07 PM | read this entry

April 15, 2004

it's super fast

My desktop in action

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Posted by Antony on 15 Apr 2004 8:33 AM | read this entry

April 14, 2004

it arrived today

the new PowerMac G4 dual 1.42GHz received today with photos.

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Posted by Antony on 14 Apr 2004 9:58 PM | read this entry

April 13, 2004

I bought a new Mac today

On 4th February, I wrote buying a Mac laptop to run Win apps? entry. Well, I did not buy it then, because they told me I had to wait for longer than a month to get the product. I am... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Apr 2004 4:48 PM | read this entry

February 4, 2004

buying a Mac laptop to run Win apps?

That's exactly what I was doing. I talked to a salesperson today regarding the new Apple PowerBook I ordered today. I need 1GB of RAM. He said 1GB is a lot. I then asked, how long would 1GB be plenty... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Feb 2004 7:35 PM | read this entry

July 12, 2003

double the space

It was an exciting day yesterday playing with my PowerMac I bought yesterday. I doubled the harddisk space by adding another 40 GB HDD. This Mac will be a happy Mac with plenty of space for me. Picture showing two... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jul 2003 5:48 PM | read this entry

July 11, 2003

Power Mac G4 400

I received the PowerMac G4 400 (PCI) I bought from eBay today. This is my first ever owned Mac! It's a Power Mac G4 400MHz, with 512 MB RAM, 40 GB HDD, CD-RW. I know it's not very fast, but... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Jul 2003 2:10 PM | read this entry

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