@SDF Oh, thats cool, and very useful! Does Benten have a replacement now, or did you not use it enough to justify replacing it?

@SDF Good night miku and faeroes, you've served well and will be missed.

I saw a suggestion about putting the board in the oven, but I'm uneasy about putting a 15 year old motherboard in the oven. I also don't know what temp, and for how long.

Late June 2004 PowerMac G5 suffers from the reflow solder problem, where the G5 thinks the RAM failed POST testing. Tried new RAM, for sure it's the motherboard.

Anyone in the Fediverse have any suggestions to easily reflow the solder on the motherboard? After some research I found the location on the board I need to heat up, but the spot has a heat-sink right on the back of it, and a heat gun doesn't get hot enough.

@snowdusk_ I just found out while searching through the list of games that The Legend of Zelda apparently had a G&W game.

@snowdusk_ I've never actually owned a physical one, but I do know what they are! Turns out some of the games ended up as DSiWare on the Nintendo DSi.

How r u all doing?! So far we r only hearing my stream which is being used as a background music at the and social event at the Living Computers Museum. Soon u will hear more!

Special shout outs to all those nice cool nifty *NIX programs like irssi, commode, tmux and vim and icecast!!


Update: It actually has 2.25 GB of RAM, just the two 1 GB sticks weren't properly seated when I bought it. Some compressed air and some pressure fixed it. Still crashing all the time, though... It runs a bit, and then freezes a couple minutes in. Anyone have any advice? I've tried dusting and re-seating mostly everything, except the CPU and non-removable parts.

Just got a shiny Power Mac G5 from a garage sale for $4, just had a fun time trying to install Mac OS X 10.4 with a scratched disc on to a new hard drive. Ended up having to wipe the NVRAM/PRAM whatever it is to get the thing to start, since it was corrupted after sitting in a garage for so long. It also has an issue of crashing every once in a while. Probably since it has only 256 MB of RAM. But it has a nice dual-processor 1.8 GHz PPC G5 in it! Now to dual boot Debian for PPC on it!

Surprise, surprise, Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched!

Faster CPU, dual 4k HDMI support, up to 4GB RAM, USB type C, USB3 and (finally!) no more bottlenecking the ethernet port over USB2: full gigabit speeds!

Also: same old price 😍

@cs I use it all the time, sometimes even in school work with my more laid back teachers.

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