June 12th, 2016

marcus 2013

Almost Fully armed and operational...

Pretty sure I've asked this before, but I can't find it on a search. I've got the 17" iMac G4 I bought recently upgraded to 2 GB RAM, 200GB hard drive, Airport Extreme. DVD RW DL, and OSX Leopard. What I can't seem to figure out is how I get Quicktime upgraded to a version that actually works, since the version installed with Leopard doesn't work and update doesn't seem to work for it. I have an idea there's somewhere you can manually download a working version but my mind has gone blank on it. I wouldn't bother, but I gather you need it for iTunes and whoever buys this may want to use that. Anyone know?

Meanwhile VLC is working fine and stereo is pretty good. Next I'll be installing some stuff to make it more sellable, most notably Office 98 and Bejeweled 2 (which seems to turn up in charity shops often enough that I can usually throw in a copy with Macs when I sell them) and the usual freebies such as 10-4 Fox, Celestia, Libre Office, etc.
marcus 2013

Fox and Flypast

I was getting ready for some visitors when the RAF flypast happened yesterday, so I took a few pictures from my back window and that was it. As it happened the usual old planes took a different route and didn't fly in view of my house, so the pictures I got were of fairly distant planes and only a small part of the display and not very clear. While I was waiting for them I noticed a fox resting on a shed roof in a neighbour's garden and got a few photos - not as clear as I would like, possibly because I was using a zoom at 300mm and a 2x converter, I think I would have got better results with the lens alone if I'd cropped the pictures to the same size.

These are hosted on Photobucket so a bit small, but I don't think you're missing much.

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