A few weeks after the sudden death of my Mac desktop computer, I obtained an ATX power unit and finally brought the machine back to life.
If the malfunction was in the power switch circuit, it would have been a little troublesome since Apple jam packed strange stuff in the switch box. I just didn’t want to deal with the problematic modification again. (see this)
Luckily, the power switch hadn’t gone bad. It was the power unit that caused the whole thing: pushing the power button to turn on the system wouldn’t do NOthing– no fan hissing, no indicator lamp blinking. I had a box perfectly quiet with the LCD completely black. Well well, the Blue & White G3 was beautiful enough to simply be a mere desktop ornament even if it didn’t do a trick, but it’s more fun to have a sidekick that smiles at me.
I bought a secondhand power unit for only 500 yen, and transplanted it into the G3. Voilà! It’s alive again!!!
(This is not a real Mac G3. Everything I wrote here was from my “dream” about a hypothetical machine whose Mac OSX was installed in the G3 box that contained a MB for Windows. Yes, it all happened in my dream last night.)
Once in a while some good-looking (or simply cute) things show up and steal my eyes. This little thing called “Ferves Ranger” is one of them. the Ranger is a hybrid of Fiat 500 (motor and steering) and Fiat 600 (suspension and brakes) though the chassis and body are completely original.
If I were asked to choose either Ferrari 250TR/57 or Ferves Ranger, I wouldn’t hesitate to grab the latter.
元々アポは僕に対して無口なのだけど、それは無愛想というより、本当に必要なことをズバリ、それもきっちり理屈に裏打ちされた言葉で話すから言葉少なで良いということ。さらに、いつもではないのだけれど、日本人の得意な「腹芸」とか英語の「to play a guessing game」みたいなメンドクサイ話ではなく、何も言わなくても何となくお互いの気持ちが通じるときがたまにある。今回も、同時に同じ場所でピンと来たのではないけれど、何となく考えが重なったのかな、と。（もっとも、最初に書いたように「彼が僕の脳に如何に効果的に言葉を植え付けた」結果なのかもしれないが、、、）