Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Would you pay $5K for a Color Classic?

 In June, 2006 Maple Ridge Auctions sold a rare Macintosh Color Classic prototype with a translucent case on eBay. The winning bidder paid $4,999. Check out the beautiful pictures in this flickr set (photos are used by permission of Maple Ridge Auctions).

Monday, February 16, 2009

Back on track with uptime

Swapping out the router seems to have done the trick to get the Color Classic reliably back online. The downtime hasn't been the fault of the CC; the prior Netgear router would randomly "forget" it's port forwarding settings and instead of sending http requests to the web server on the Color Classic it would handle them with it's own internal web server that's used to configure the router settings.

Since I replaced it with the Linksys the server has been online nonstop for a week without issues, so hopefully we'll see another 100% month in the near future!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Router swapped to resolve network issue

The Netgear WGR614 that my local cable company gave me to enable wireless access with my internet service has an annoying habit of forgetting my directions to route incoming traffic on port 80 to the Color Classic Web Server. Instead, it sends incoming http connections to the admin page of the router, which is secured with a password, but isn't the destination that people are looking for.

As a result, uptime statistics for the CCWS for the month of January were almost below 90%. This evening I swapped out the Netgear with the Linksys WRT54G router I have used for a couple of years without this issue and hopefully uptime will become reliable again.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New York Times misidentifies Color Classic


The New York Times recently published a special multimedia article authored by Sam Grobart entitled While You Were Out: Apple’s Years With and Without Steve Jobs.

A timeline from 1976 through 2007 is accompanied with a slideshow illustrating Apple's products, links to NYT stories from the past about their introduction, and spoken narration by Mr. Grobart.

Aficionados of the Macintosh Color Classic will bristle, however, at the 1993 slide which identifies a Macintosh LC520 as a Color Classic. The caption also describes an LC III as a "Macintosh IIIc" (click photo above for full sized image and caption).

Monday, January 5, 2009

No 100% uptime in January ...

Started off the New Year out of town and the Color Classic web server decided to stop responding. Our neighbor who was kindly taking care of our cats, fish, and turtles in our absence restarted it for me, but it looks like my hopes for 100% uptime this month are already dashed.