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G5 water pump cover

After installing my new water pump connected to a rainwater tank, I started looking around for a suitable piece of sheet metal or aluminium to make a cover. I couldn’t find anything big enough around the house or in the … Continue reading

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Apple iMac G5 problems

Lately I have have had many calls from people with an Apple iMac G5 that won’t turn on.  All the same symptoms, totally dead, won’t startup at all. Out of the five I have looked at so far, they all … Continue reading

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AEG oven problem

Half way through cooking a leg of lamb, our AEG B3100 Competence oven decided to die.  It just shut itself down, no light or heating, just the clock was on. The next morning we thought we’d see if the griller … Continue reading

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Casio CZ-101 found on kerbside

Whenever I come across a Brisbane City Council kerbside cleanup, I just can’t help myself to drive around looking for old computers that people have chucked out..  Last weekend it was on in Tarragindi.  I knew my chances of finding … Continue reading

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iPhone cases

Personally, I don’t see the point in having a nice sleek new iPhone and having it covered in a big clumsy rubber casing that makes it (nearly) as big as my old Nokia N90, it’s like putting roof racks and … Continue reading

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First post from iPhone

This is my first attempt at writing a wordpress blog entry from my new iPhone. The photo was taken in my office (using the iPhone) and shows a small selection of my vintage computer collection, including many old Macs and … Continue reading

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Australian dashboard widgets

Today I finally decided that I was sick of looking at the weather in Sunnyvale California instead of Brisbane Queensland.. Had a look around, and found TheBom Weather Widget. It’s a nifty little Mac OS X dashboard widget that displays … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office and Leopard

Upgrading to Mac OS x 10.5 Leopard can cause problems with Microsoft Office 2004.  Usually after upgrading,  Word Excel and Entourage won’t open at all.. The following updates fix the problem: Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update Microsoft Office … Continue reading

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Brother QL-580N label printer

Finally a low cost networked label printer! This thing was quite simple to setup, except a few problems with the Mac OS X drivers. The driver that came on the CD with the QL-580N was a package (.pkg) installer.  Great … Continue reading

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Gallery File

Basic Navigation The first level of navigation is the row of tabs at the top of the main window, each tab corresponds to a particular table or section of the database. On the blue line below the tabs is a … Continue reading

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