May 14

Just a quick video of my A1200 booting up. According to the video, I flick the switch at the 15sec mark, and it boots completely at the 27sec mark, making it from switching on to desktop in 12 seconds.

I’d like to see a modern computer do that :)

May 12

Well I had plonked the trusty Commodore 1084S monitor that has been with us since our Amiga 1000 back in 1988 on my Ikea Jerker add-on shelf, and decided to connect it to the A1200 that I had made some room for on my desk and use the machine with its original hardware and peripherals.

Naturally, the A1200 performed like a champ, and once I figured out how to install the Compact Flash/PCMCIA drivers into the system, I instantly had 1GB of flash RAM available to the machine to use as an extra disk. To tell you the truth, I struggled a little with the installation of the drivers, as I expected and looked for any missing steps or configs I thought I would have needed to adjust, but no all I had to do was just copy the files across and reboot. How’s that for It Just Works(tm)? Remember this is a machine designed back in 1992, and it’s accessing 1GB Compact Flash cards formatted as FAT32 volumes.
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Feb 08

I'm a Mac“I’m a Mac”, “and I’m a PC”. These lines begin one of Apple’s most popular advertisements in TV, radio, web and print. People love them, and even more people hate them, whether because it makes them laugh, or find the ‘simpleton’ background music annoying, or are infuriated because they believe they are bringing a false message to the masses.

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