It’s been a while….

…but mac-mann has been upgraded to ubuntu 18 LTS! The automated update didnt go too well and broke apache. However it was quick to spin up a new VM on the Mac-Mann cloud. 🙂

Stay tuned for more updates.


Busman’s Holiday

Its been a busy week so far at…the website is now running on a LAMP cluster with MySQL replication. Not bad for £120 in raspberry pi’s.

I have also installed VMWare ESX on my mac pro tower and P2V’d my ubuntu NAS and the original web server.

Stay tuned for more updates. 🙂


Its been an interesting week. Today I set up an AFP server with NETATALK on ubuntu and a bit of SAMBA. This now means that the old world MACS and new school MACS have a share that can be read from and written to. I used this guide here:

For my next trick, I have bought a raspberry pi which I am going to set up as a NAS for my MAC and PC friends.

PowerBook G3

Below is a picture of my DTP powerhouse – the G3 powerbook. I am going to be running pagemaker and photoshop on it as well as connecting the scanner direct. Running OS 9.2 it is even possible to connect to the internet. 🙂

StyleWriter II

Here’s my new style writer II. Apple’s second attempt at a low cost mono bubble jet printer. Basically a rebadged canon. It only supports local talk so can only be directly connected to a mac with a dedicated printer port. However later versions of OS 7 allowed the printer to be shared on ethertalk networks (which is what I am doing with the LC475 its sat on top of). The printer is quite slow by todays standards but does output quite well. Perfect companion to the colour classic as they were often sold as a bundle.