Desktop Publishing Rig

Armed with a scsi scanner, a powerbook and pagemaker here’s my DTP rig. The powerbook is one of the most versatile machines I own. It has whopping 80 megabytes of RAM meaning I can scan using photo shop and insert in to page maker.

My Favourite Waste of Time :)

I’ve always been a mac fan. Since the early 90s. Schools on the Isle of Man were blessed with Mac Plus and Classics for us to get to grips with. Claris Works and Pagemaker were king. Laserwriters provided output if only a little bit slow. Graphically these machines were way ahead of their time. I began buying older Mac’s in the 00’s. Machines I couldn’t afford as a teenager. I still have my first power mac 7600 today. My blue and white G4 still acts as my fileserver.

My favourite mac has to be the colour classic for its all in one configuration and colour screen. Sadly there are some design flaws which make it limited but I still make good use. Finally is my colour one scanner. 1200×1200 dpi and true colour from the late 90s the PC just couldn’t compete. I have a desktop publishing rig consisting of a power book 3400c and a one scanner which can easily rival todays standards.

Cee Cee Mark II

My new colour classic 🙂 Which I have upgraded to OS 7.5 and installed Claris Works and Hypercard. Made in 1992 with a 32bit processor on a 16bit bus the design was flawed. However they are a great little machine. Its rumoured you can (if you can find one) fit the LC575 board and upgrade the RAM past the measly 10Megabytes.


The Mac-Mann SSD arrived today for the power mac…Currently restoring from Time Machine.


Ess Ess Dee

The iMac now has an SSD in it and it flies. I may make a video on how to change out the hard drive on a 2008 iMac so watch this space. 🙂


Here’s a fab little machine found on Facebook by Faye (a friend of mac-mann). I’ve upgraded it to El Capitan and ordered some more memory to help it run smoothly.

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Paper Muncher

The latest addition is a LaserWriter 16/600 with ethernet ! Both PC’s and MAC’s can now print. I picked this up from Chesterfield on Friday and got it home yesterday. Fired it up and it worked first go! I have left the network name as Paper Muncher and max’ed out the RAM to turn on photo grade.