As you may have guessed from the missing blog posts over the past three weeks, I’ve been fairly busy. Yes, again. Reason number one was that I discovered the blog of my fellow PowerPC user Dan. I had to read up on all the entries and highly recommend them.
The second reason were the two articles that I wrote for LowEndMac. One was an interview with Alexander Clauss, creator of the iCab browser. The second article describes my search for a way to watch YouTube Videos on my 800 Mhz TiBook. Have a look, it works fine for me. Try it out yourself on your old hardware. I would particularly be interested in feedback on how YouView and the Quicktime Enabler are doing on G3 machines.
Once you have finished reading and you want to try it out yourself, search for this fantastic video named Il était une fois… les technologies du passé. A french journalist showed today’s kids some of the 80s and 90s technology. It was appalling to see that someone could take a floppy disk for a digital camera. But then again, we grow old. (hey, are those your bushels of hair on the floor!?)
I also recommend watching the Winsongs 95 video, a parody on Windows 95 made by Apple employee Dave Garr (must have been funny days in Cupertino). The video was originally handed out on some developer CDs and made its way onto the internet. It always makes me laugh, just like another legendary piece from Dave Garr called I Think We’re A Clone Now. Ah well, back in the day it was so easy to tell that we were on the good side. Remember those days the next time you try to delete that forced Mac AppStore item from your Apple menu …