this morning i went to the MCC relief sale/auction and had some amazing food, all for the benefit of worldwide aid. i then picked up an old macintosh at the garage sale section of the event, already envisioning great things in my head.
its safe to say that the rest of my day (until now atleast) did not include studying. i unscrewed, spliced, cut, taped, bought, rewired, etc. the Macintosh Classic. It is now running OS X with a killer interactive desktop boasting a real, live fish.
ok, so there’s no fish installed yet, but i’ll buy one on monday. the beta fish at walmart were near dead and the real pet stores were closed by 4pm.
oh, the original powerswitch operates the tank backlight and the disk drive glows red
this evening i started up a conversation with a patron at the pool while lifeguarding… don’t worry i was still “watching” the water of course.
he’s one of those guys who are always at the rec-center like they don’t have much else to do. bearded and a pony-tail pulled back, with one eye going off in its own direction. it was amazing how open and honest this stranger was. from his story i figured he’s in his mid-40s. he lived in africa from ages 6-16 in Zaire with his missionary parents, had a bad car accident down there which took the life of two of his siblings. his wife just passed away two years ago from cerebal palsy, and he’s living at greencroft… helping serve free meals on his free time.
and here i thought he was just another “rec-center junkie.”