Also…everythign here…I am using… is inherited. and ranges from the GIFT of my MacBook Pro (in lieu of payment I wouldn’t accept for helping run my mates massive wedding bash) to the two monitors (one I fixed after the owner just need a quick replacement to watch the next episode of the soap opera, as I need to see if Sharon is REALLY pregnant… “WHAT? I can fix It for you, its probably just a smoothing capacitor” NO! I have no time for that, help me buy a new one you can have the old one, do what you like with it
…Ironically, she has since died… I don’t know what happened to her now one, but the old one is still working and now in this set up! The other monitor, I just had off a mate from his shed, the DVD player and surround sound, likewise, same mate, a year ago, after he went wireless with his speaker set up…the desks from my landlord, sofa from a friends unit…printers and hardware from a charity, hard drives from my publisher mate, as they were throwing them out for being too slow and small
WHAT!? A RAID array… of 500GB or 1TB Straight?
Just gonna install all the sexy button control stuff I didnt know about last night on that! and other stuff, maybe firmware update but that looks scary,
I DID buy one external HDD (2TB) and a couple of external portables. Well, actually 1 out of the 6 bought! the others were payment for jobs, inherited, scavenged etc.
And tonight I return to favour to the university, and sort out an old laptop upstairs, from an ex forces mate, who topped himself before I got it back to him, to another ex forces mate, who will hopefully still be around to get it this week
ah black humour… its the only way to travel
The Internet…the access to it… the displays, computers, networks, just about everything is scavenged and recycled. All the good stuff I ever bought for the garage and all my tools were stolen in a series of burglaries…I can never afford to replace all that so whats the point in even starting again?
time for a change.
oh. deja vue…
talking of which…
People I Give you five years of Pinegrow on FIVE inherited/recycled screens! Yeah!
And yep, Macs just work… thank god! after years of using/building/repairing windows boxes…
well, they used too. I think their zenith was at the titanium MacBook Pro and the 17 inch Unibody Mac (oh look! once of each above :D) … as for their Main machines, I am not sure.
…>>But I am awaiting the pick up of a collection of G5 PowerPC MacPros shortly woo hoo, watch this space. They look soooo shiny inside
And while I’m at it, this MacBook Pro is now TEN years old. (just remembered, I had to pay £300 towards it) and is discontinued by Apple… b*st(ads.
They say it is no longer supported and can no longer run the latest…blah blah…security…blah DDR3 blah blah…
funny that , because if you go to http://dosdude1.com
and then to HIS software,
LO! ye shall look, and thereunto will you find, installers, of perfect form for this ancient and discontinued Hardware… Funny that… Apple couldn’t manage to support them and create installers the lates OS’…
This guy could! after hacking theirs and removing this stupid hardware limited installation setup.
I run 3 partitions on this MBP beast,
1.Snow Leopard… Because… JUST jSUT…because! Best OS created by them and mine is rammed with software.
El Capitan - because it has a stupid name… oh sorry I mean because it is the last OFFICIALLY supported OS on this beast. SO if things ever go totally south, then this would be a fall back.
High Sierra. Because it doesn’t seem half bad tbh! and because of Meltdown and such HARDWARE/OS exploitation risks, I need an OS that is both good and current to do web stuff with.
Sorry, SL, not more running around like a demented wilderbeast for you online…sniff…sob.
I also have all of these installed on external HDDs first, to check out their viability, run the MBP off them for a while before taking a plunge and re partitioning.
…it might be time for another Partition , Mojave…maybe… we shall see…External HDD first.
maybe this duff one as its not much use for anything else now, so might just play with it see how it runs on this , externally before the disk dies totally
NB I never bothered with any of the OS’ between SnowL and El Cap, because, well, from what I read about them, they sucked. Did Sierra, upgraded that to High Sierra on MBP after running it externally for a while, still have an external HDD Sierra.
…long post, inspired by the yeah, Mac just gets things done sort of them
So, if anyone wants things testing on a multitude of Mac OS’ let me know
(I also run Tiger! 10.4 on PowerPC )
Might fire up a Linux or two shortly too.
UPDATE oh yeah, Linux 16.04 just fired up THAT laptop.
Its got PineGrow 2.81 on it! oooh
Uber Update…I’m now available for PineGrow 5.2 Testing on Linux 16.04 as well. Yeah!
and oh yeah…update on the update. so Linux plus ANOTHER old screen, to test PG multi screen means SEVEN SCREENS NOW!