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For the graphics stuff: My desktop came in today. It is a twin processer Mac. For graphics, it is the fastest desktop that I have used [why do we continue to call them desktops when the only thing on the desktop is a 2 in deep moniter. ;o))]. It will load a 50 meg PS file instantaneously. I have been setting up OS 9.2 [I won't have time to mess with OS 10 for a few months]. I have spent the afternoon loading MS applications, which, of course, replace extensions with outdated ones. I have had to manually replace them with newer versions.

Since you are interested, I will tell you how it works out. It may be a while since I will be very busy through March. That is when I can began setting up the Cone Tech. stuff.

Best Wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, January 17, 2002


Hiya, captain. Here's an item you might be interested in. Weta Digital (the New Zealand company creating the FX for The Lord of the Rings) is recruiting employees to finish the FX on Part II and Part III of the trilogy. They recommend an applicant have some skills in: Maya, Softimage, PowerAnimator, Houdini, Renderman, Explore, Eddie, Dynamation or other Paint, Modelling, Animation or Compositing systems. If'n you do, and wouldn't mind moving to NZ for a few years, you might want to send an application to: We ta Digital employment app

-- (just, January 17, 2002.

Z, Oooooo, ya got the twin processor, that would be sweet. What size monitor? I was thinking about partitioning my drive or adding another and installing X there, not quite ready to go full tilt with it yet but Iv'e heard good things so far. I don't know if you have settled on a scanner for your project yet but the Umax PowerLook III seems to be the very best one out there fer the money, it will replace my cheapie that bit the dust. Do let me know how the Cone stuff works out, B&W printing is an essential element. I'll probably have to switch printers though because mine isn't supported (yet?). You might be interested in this, it would be a great way to present your restorations to family, friends etc. with out using up all that ink.

Flip Album

Just an, I would love to get in on that gig but I'm afraid I'm not quite up to snuff, at least not yet : ) Right now I'm sinking my teeth into Quicktime VR and the hardware it takes to make that happen, along with assorted other learning curves. My hands are quite full at the moment with just this but thanks fer thinking of me.

-- capnfun (, January 18, 2002.


I was thinking about partitioning my drive or adding another and installing X there, not quite ready to go full tilt with it yet but Iv'e heard good things so far.

It must do that automatically. If you go to startup disc preference, it considers OS10 and OS9.2 as different discs.

Monitor is a 17 in studio. The viewable area appears to be about the same as me ol 21 in. The big difference is the accutance. How did I ever use the old one? ;o)))

I will have to calibrate the thing. If it works out, I might go for a bigger one in the future.

Best Wishes,,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, January 18, 2002.

capn, maybe next year, eh?

Z, the Studio monitor is flat out gorgeous, with the power either on or off. A friend has one that I covet every time I see it. Nice set- up you have!

-- (just, January 18, 2002.

You wasted your money Z. Silicon Graphics makes much better workstations for graphics, far superior to anything Apple makes.

-- (do@your.homework), January 18, 2002.

Silicon Graphics?

Depends on what you're trying to do. Since the introduction of the original Mac, Apple has been king in desktop graphics.

A lot of newspapers use them for image processing and desktop publishing.

-- Stephen M. Poole (, January 18, 2002.

Silicon graphics workstation; I have one at work. It is much slower and it can't handle the custom software that I use. It is only written for Mac and certain Unix systems with the proper chips. My guess is that you don't do what I do. Nuff said. ;o)))

Of course if you want slow you could try my Pentium 4 machine. double ;o)))

Best Wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, January 18, 2002.

By-the-by Do:

You seem to know a lot about this stuff. Please provide me a list of film scanners and piezo quality printers that work on Silicon Graphics work stations. Actually, mine goes next week. It serves no purpose. I have a fiber optics link to the center in Illinois. I need it less and less. ;o)))

Best Wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, January 18, 2002.

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