Name the Mac Room Update I've received many great names for the new room, but I still haven't picked one.  Here are my choices so far:

iRoom
Mac Cave
The Orchard
The Rainbow Orchard
MAC (Museum or Apple Computing/Computers)
Macatopia/Mactopia
Macsanctuary
Retrotopia
Mac Shelter
Makingdom
Control-Click Oasis
Macca

Still looking for more ideas!

- James
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm CDT

Episode 32: The Original Mini-Tower Description:  James and John discuss the Macintosh IIcx for the Retro Mac of the Week.  eBay finds include an iMac prototype and our favorite piece of Apple bling.  The duo also take a look at notable news items from the past week.

You can view higher quality versions of the images embedded in our  podcasts at our Flickr site, and don't forget to add yourself to our Frappr Map and join the discussion at the RetroMacCast Forum.

Other related links from this episode:
Low End Mac: Macintosh IIcx
Macintosh IIcx Press Release
Macintosh IIcx eBay Auction
MacDailyNews:  Apple now worth double Dell’s market value
BYTECellar:  Apple //c as a Dumb Terminal to my Mac mini

Direct download: RetroMacCast_32__The_Original_Mini-Tower.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:12pm CDT

Episode 31: Open Minded The Retro Mac of the Week is the Power Macintosh G3 Blue and White. The Collection Spotlight is on a rare die-cast model of an Apple Computer sponsored race car.  eBay finds include a small Macintosh collection and a giant neon Apple logo sign.

You can view higher quality versions of the images embedded in our  podcasts at our Flickr site, and don't forget to add yourself to our Frappr Map and join the discussion at the RetroMacCast Forum.

Other related links from this episode:
Different Types of Reset (for the Newton MessagePad)
Xlr8yourmac
fudder: The very First iPhone
MacRumors.com:  Apple's US Marketshare Up to 5.6%

Direct download: Episode_31__Open_Minded.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37am CDT

Episode 30: Cheese & Beer The Retro Mac of the Week is the PowerBook G3 Kanga and James and John offer up some eBay Finds: a unique Macintosh Portable and a set of Apple DVDs.  News includes a great poster showing the Evolution of Apple's Products and a new website for switchers, My First Mac.

You can view higher quality versions of the images embedded in our  podcasts at our Flickr site, and don't forget to add yourself to our Frappr Map and join the discussion at the RetroMacCast Forum.

Other related links from this episode:
Mactracker
XpostFacto

Direct download: RetroMacCast_30__Cheese__Beer.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:44pm CDT

Episode 29: Get Info! James interviews Ian Page, the developer of Mactracker and shares his initial impressions on his new iPhone.  The eBay Finds of the Week are autographed items from Steve Wozniak.

You can view higher quality versions of the images embedded in our  podcasts at our Flickr site, and don't forget to add yourself to our Frappr Map and join the discussion at the RetroMacCast Forum.

Other related links from this episode:
Primate Labs Geekbench

Direct download: RetroMacCast_29__Get_Info.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44am CDT

iPhone: Activated! I've achieved partial success at least.  I now have one activated iPhone!  It has a number from Birmingham, Alabama for some reason I don't understand.  I'll worry about that later.  The iPhone makes a wonderful enhanced podcast player!
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm CDT

I'm now into day four of my iPhone activation process.  I decided to write the entire story -- it might be useful to have when I set the record for the longest activation in AT&T history.

- James
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27am CDT

MacTalk Q&A with Notable Mac Users MacTalk, the Australian Macintosh Community, has published a series of articles featuring notable Mac users.  Somehow I made the list.  See mine here.

- James
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58am CDT

Episode 28: The Well-Tempered Mac  The Retro Mac of the Week is the Quadra 605/LC & Performa 475, and the eBay Find of the Week is an ImageWriter II that prints grass!  James tells his tale of woe regarding his newly acquired iPhone.

You can view higher quality versions of the images embedded in our  podcasts at our Flickr site, and don't forget to add yourself to our Frappr Map and join the discussion at the RetroMacCast Forum.

Other related links from this episode:
Obsessions - A Quadra 605 Information Site
Low End Mac: Quadra 605
Marco's MySpace Account

Direct download: RetroMacCast_28__The_Well-Tempered_Mac.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42am CDT



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