Friday, June 29, 2012

Billet de blog pour les Fibrokystiques Québécois.

Bonjour, compatriotes de maladie et de patrie.
S'il-vous-plaît, veuillez lire jusqu'à la fin. Je vais essayer d'être brève avant d'entrer dans le vif du sujet.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Macintosh LC 575

My dad visited me from far enough away and brought me our old Macintosh LC 575! :DDD
It is the very computer which ignited the spark of my "addiction" to computers and Internet. It is the computer I was using when AskJeeves, Lycos, AltaVista were cool search engines. When ICQ was teh thing. The computer on which I played my first games (which are still awesome). The computer on which I made my first drawings, typed my first documents, etc. Many fond memories are attached to it, the typical weird nostalgia inducing memories like the startup beep and the sound that the hard drive makes when the heads position themselves as the drive spins up :  *Tac tac tac tac traaaaaaaaac*

Unfortunately, the old SCSI hard drive is showing signs of hardware failure. At any time, I will hear the sound of the heads positioning themselves 3 times and then the computer will hang.

For obvious reasons, I do not want to throw the whole thing into the trash and just use an emulator, nor do I want to get a more recent classic mac, so I have to find a replacement for the hard drive.
The drive is SCSI 50 pins.

I have a few options :

- A new SCSI hard drive ($58) :
- A SCSI memory card reader ($62) :
- A SCSI CF card reader (9,900¥) :

I am not sure yet what I want to do. It would be more simple to order a new hard drive, but I don't really trust sending a hard drive in the mail as these things are fragile and may very well arrive broken.

Right now I only want to back up the drive and use it until it dies. I am waiting for my SCSI ribbon cable to arrive in the mail to plug the hard drive in my PC to back it up and then...


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Equalization payments for idiots and why, yes, Quebec should separate.

This needs to be said...
Too many idiots from the ROC talk out of their ass about Quebec and equalization payments, repeating the same old shit they heard from people equally talking out of their ass, saying that Quebec feasts on equalization payments and that they cannot leave because they need them.

Bitch, please.

If you are one of them, unless you really only are an idiot who just wants to hate on Quebec on anything, no matter whether it's true or not, or if you want Quebec to leave, then you should go read to educate yourself. If you don't understand what Wikipedia says and what it implies, come back and read the following.