I decided to make a blog post about my Computer and Video Game Collection experiments that I was working on for the past couple of months!
I was working on my Leopard G5 iMac loading some stuff that I have missed out on since last Winter. I also tried out new methods of making QuickTime videos for Cornica on the G5 iMac, as well as connecting to the internet with TenFourFox (support ends October 2021).
With my upgraded HP DX5150 SFF Vista computer, I was able to get the IOMEGA Parallel Port Zip drive working ‘on Vista’ with the help of the Microsoft drivers from Google Search, as well as upgrading the memory to new 4 GB DDR modules because the ones in there before tend to lock up the system no matter what, and putting in a new LG DVD Rewritable drive in place of the stock DVD-ROM drive. I also upgraded from the RTM version of Vista to Service Pack 1 at one point, and after the memory upgrade to Service Pack 2.
While this may be a quick one in preparation for the month of August, I have mostly done the QuickTime movies on my Aluminum PowerBook G4; so having another computer is a minor improvement! Not by much, but worth it! And when TenFourFox is out of support, I might look into another web browser for PowerPC Macs! Also, my side project is archiving obscure VHS tapes to the Internet Archive in better quality compared to 2014 blocky video quality, so when I got my iMac 4K and my Custom Built High Performance Windows 10 PC, I can rip my VHS Transfers that I did with my Toshiba DVR630’s DVD Recorder in ways that could not be possible than my previous setup! Unbelievable!
And I am still on my first dose of my COVID-19 vaccine, I actually felt my left arm, but it got better overtime!
So, July is going pretty well! Stay tuned for more here at Katie Cadet’s Computer and Video Game Collection! Also, check out the guys at Cornica.org too! That’s where you’ll find videos for your old 68k or PowerPC Mac! (possibly Windows 3.1/95/98 too!)
For now, stay safe, and take care!
-Katie Cadet, July 2021, Canada