Stayed Up Late

A blessed event - not a new baby, new boat, or paid day off, but still noteworthy, and good

A blessed event - not a new baby, new boat, or paid day off, but still noteworthy, and good

I had some time to flex-off, to use the jargon of the office, yesterday morning, so I drove to the UPS hub and picked up the new Power Mac G5.  One of those deliveries that required signature, and who knew when the truck would arrive at our house with the new machine.  I didn’t want to have to wait until next week sometime to get started using it.  MacOfAllTrades sent it in packaging that made me hope they’d made some sort of error and sent me an even better machine than the one I’d ordered, but they’re just opportunistic packagers.  It was all I could do to defer gratification and go on in to work after.

Christov's Laboratory - Using Apple's settings transfer utility after booting the old machine in Target Disk Mode

Christov's Laboratory - Using Apple's settings transfer utility after booting the old machine in Target Disk Mode

Last night, messing around with the new computer, applying four or five rounds of SoftwareUpdate, I didn’t get to bed until around eleven.  Late for me.  I’m thinking through how to get the information from a second hard drive into the new machine – Target Disk only acquires the boot drive of the connected machine.

Probably will network the two machines via ethernet after connecting the MDD to the Windows sandbox’s monitor, then drag and drop about 30 gb from the Media Warehouse hard drive.  All my games are on that drive, too.

New Power Mac in the Family

Innards?  Innerds?  What is the correct spelling?

Innards? Innerds? What is the correct spelling?

Monday I bought a new computer to replace our current Dual 1.0Ghz Mirror Drive Door Power Mac.  Burning DVDs slowly on Sunday convinced me it was time to upgrade to a more recent slightly obsolete Macintosh.  I found a good deal over at Mac of All Trades on a scratch-and-dent Power Mac G5 – 2Gb ram, dual 2.3 Ghz processors, 250Gb hard drive.  Oddly enough, this machine has fewer expansion bays than our current machine that, at its peak, was operating with four hard drives (then one dropped dead).

Christovs New Mac Will Look Like This

Christov's New Mac Will Look Like This