Made a great digital picture frame

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  1. mudder

    mudder New Member

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    Macheads,

    I just converted an old Powerbook Wallstreet into a picture frame and I'm having some problems with blessing the Mac OS 9 system folder. Why am I using Mac OS 9, you ask? Because I can clock the computer down to 75 MHz, which allows me to ditch the fan and enclose the case complely without the machine overheating. The machine has wireless internet and is running off of compact flash. It is completely silent and changes pictures every 30 seconds.
    You can remotely place pictures on the machine and it will display them in real time. The machine is running multiple Applescripts and has a touchpad on the back.

    Now here's my problem: I borrowed my friends flash drive for the initial setup and then purchased a 1GB card online. I'm having problems blessing the system folder on the new compact flash card. The frame works perfectly with the original card, but won't boot off the one without a blessed system folder. There's no way I can fit a CD-ROM in there. If I were to bless the system folder using a different machine, would it still be blessed on the frame machine?


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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    :bowdown: i want one... i've got an extra g3 powerbook just laying around lol
     
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    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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    sweet :bigthumb: great mod



    gorilla glue FTW
     
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    :bowdown: that is :coold:
     
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    why don't you just trade your friend flash drives? keep the one that works, and give him the new one?
     
  8. mudder

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    The old flash drive is 256MB, and the new one is 1GB, so I really want the space. If I have to, I'll do that and have the frame load files off a remote server or something.
     
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    haha thats sweet man

    can it run on battery if need be?
     
  10. mudder

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    I checked and it fits right in, but it'd need a spring to keep the connections solid. That'd be pretty tight. I'm actually gonna sell the battery to cover the price of the wireless card and PCMCIA to Compact Flash card. That way it won't have cost me anything.
     
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    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    battery powered would make this thing an 11/10.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Wow.. That is SWEET.
     
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