Wednesday, June 19, 2019

When good Macs go bad: Steps to take when your Mac won't start up

Macworld - archives 2012

Apple iPod engineering t-shirt

This is an American Apparel size Large short sleeve t-shirt made in the USA of 100% cotton. It appears to be in new condition. It is a rare Apple employee shirt from the second generation iPod engineering department. The front, shown, reads simply ' iPod Engineering'. How cool is that. The back has the 2nd gen iPod shuffles in 5 colors.

This highly collectible Apple staff shirt is priced at $25 and is available for mailing at cost. There are other Apple engineer shirts available, click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How to Copy and Paste on a Mac

Apple Macintosh vintage bumper sticker collection

This is a collection of 6 genuine Apple and Macintosh bumper stickers in 3 different designs from the 90's. They are vinyl and tend to stretch and distort a bit though one of each design is markedly in better condition. The smallest sticker, top, is about 3x9.

The price for this collection is $135 and that includes postage. There are other Apple stickers and decals available - click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, June 17, 2019

RIP iTunes. Here's what happens to your music now


Awesome Apple 30th Anniversary T-Shirt

This is the Apple 30th Anniversary Happy Birthday Mac T-shirt. It is a limited edition commemorative shirt for employees and dealers only and is already very hard to find. The front has a rainbow 3 and the text Happy Birthday, Mac. It celebrates the launch of the 128K Macintosh in 1984. The back reads: Celebrating 30 years of making computers people love.

This brand new highly collectible Apple shirt is made by American Apparel of 100% combed cotton. The tag reads: This t-shirt was sewn by 9 people in a sweatshop-free environment in Downtown LA, where they are paid fair wages and have access to healthcare and benefits. Two Large plus a very hard to find size XL in a Women's cut are available. They are priced at $50 each with mailing at cost of postage to your location.

The matching white 30th Anniversary Happy Birthday, Mac poster is also available and a shirt can be shipped in the poster tube to save on shipping. The 24 by 36 inch poster is priced at $50. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Apple eMac Tilt and Swivel Stand

Apple eMac Tilt and Swivel Stand, Part No. M878G4/A, Original Box. This is an essential eMac accessory, it is in great condition with all original parts included. Clean, classic stand made specifically for the G4 eMac. It raises the eMac about 3" higher, tilts the screen from -5° to +15°, swivels 360°. The base is 11" in diameter, made from strong polyurethane. Simple to install, it makes the heavy eMac easy to adjust.

It comes in the hard to find original box - priced at $45 (factory price was $49) local pickup or shipping available. Postage was $15.50 to bring it in from Boston so probably a bit more to mail it out. To inquire contact Dave via

Another eMac swivel stand without box is on hand for $35 - local pickup or mailing available.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Mozilla's new Firefox logo shows it's more than just a browser


Vintage Power Computing lapel pin

This is a new-in-bag rare Power Computing lapel pin. It dates from the 1995 to 1997 Apple clone era at Power Computing. It is a red and gold cloisonne pin measuring about 5/8" in diameter with a metal clasp. It is priced at $45 - includes postage. To inquire contact Dave via

read more: Macintosh clone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Get the MacOS Catalina Default Wallpapers


Original Apple "Crazy Ones" Think Different poem box

This is the shipping box for the original Apple Think Different series posters. It is only the box that opens like a book, no posters are included. The box, as pictured, is pretty beat it up. It has discolored spots, it has been flattened at some point in its history, has some creases as shown in the pictures. It is a famous Apple poem however and the original boxes are so very rare that I thought it'd be a collectible to someone.

The back has the original shipping label from Apple Computers to a school in Palm Desert. Priced at $50, plus postage. Other "Crazy Ones" items are available, click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

read about the Think Different campaign and the history of this poem at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

MacOS Catalina Compatibile Macs List


Apple poster - Live On Stage The New iPod Tonight 5.2.03

This is an Apple iPod poster announcing the debut of new iPods at Apple’s Live On Stage event. The 3rd generation iPod Classic had launched a week earlier on April 28, 2003. The LIVE event took place at the Fashion Island Apple Store in Newport Beach, CA with DJ Hawkeye "spinning" 2 iPods.

This poster is printed on heavy stock paper and measures 38" x 20". It is like new, unused, never hung, no tears, no tape. It is priced at $95 with mailing in a heavy cardboard tube at cost of postage. There are matching Apple event promo shirts as well as a good condition 3rd gen iPod Classic with cables for a collection. Also a cheaper Live poster - click the Live label below or to inquire further contact Dave via

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

How to clean a Mac: Keep your iMac or MacBook free of dirt and debris

Macworld UK

Silver Apple iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen factory sealed in collectors gift box

Shown here is a new factory sealed rare collectors' Apple iPod Shuffle 2nd Generation 1GB Silver Model A1204, MB225LL/A.

This iPod is still brand new. It has never been opened and comes in the hard to find original presentation box.

It is priced at $120 plus insured mailing at cost. There are other iPod Shuffles available, click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, June 10, 2019

How to Install the macOS 10.15 Catalina Developer Beta

Bongo's Dream Dorm rare Macintosh campus comic t-shirt

Bongos Dream Dorm Apple Promo T-Shirt by Matt Groening is brand new original old stock, never worn, never washed. This cartoon was drawn by Matt Groening. It was based on his Bongo Comics Group character from Life in Hell. It was his first commercial license and Macintosh shipped these shirts to college campuses for a back-to-school promo. Here is the back of the shirt. Groening created The Simpsons about the same time and the rest is history.

It is featured on page 116 of the Apple T-Shirt Book. This shirt is now a rare and highly prized Macintosh collectible. It is a size XL made in the USA of 100% pre-shrunk cotton and is priced at $175. To inquire contact Dave via

update: there is a size XL washed several times available for $100 - click the labels below

Bongo's Dream Dorm Apple Mac Promotion in 1989 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Matt Groening - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Matt Groening's poster for Apple, Bongo's Dream Dorm - the DigiBarn collection

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Saturday, June 08, 2019

Apple Pirate "NO PRISONERS" Stickers

Black Apple Pirate "NO PRISONERS" high quality vinyl transfer stickers. The story so far: As the young Apple computers were starting out to change the technological computing world, Steve Jobs pledged the employees of Apple Computers to "Take no prisoners". Thinking like pirates they proudly bore this flag over their desks as they created some of the most innovative and beautiful computer concepts ever.

This sticker was made in Canada by Linusco and is 4.5" X 6" inches and is priced at $15 - one only. There are also 2 larger versions of this heavy gauge vinyl transfer available for $20 each. The sticker prices includes postage. They are approx. 8 inches wide and they were custom made for KootenayMac. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, June 07, 2019

Apple previews macOS Catalina


Vintage 80's PAC-MAN T-shirt 2XL

This is the classic gamers shirt - it shows off the iconic ghosts from the original Pac Man game from back in the day. Click the image to see a larger view of the shirt front.
* Size: Men's 2XL in good condition; tag seems unwashed but there is some cracking on the graphics
* Blinky, Inky, and Clyde, 3 of the popular Pac Man ghost adversaries, are printed in bright colors on the chest
* Color: Black, 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Made by Delta Pro-Weight, knitted in the USA and assembled in Honduras

This old-stock vintage rarely seen and highly collectible shirt is priced at $10. Mailing is available at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, June 06, 2019

iTunes For Windows is Sticking Around


New Apple Mountain Lion 10.8 launch T-shirt

This is a brand new Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion launch shirt. It is a dark green size XL made in Haiti by Hanes Beefy-T. It was unfolded once for this photo. You may never see another one offered especially in unworn/unwashed condition.

This is a very rare Apple promo shirt for the Mountain Lion operating system. Mountain Lion was released to the public via the Mac App Store on July 25, 2012. It is priced at $75 with postage at cost. Several other Mac OS X shirts are available, click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

update 3: a size Medium brand new priced at $70
update 2: there is a brand new hard to find size Small available for $65
update 1: a new size Large is now available, price is $75

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Apple iTunes to play last song

Apple WWDC 2005 OS X rare small T-shirt

This is a hard to find size Small (34-36) Apple WWDC 2005 black t-shirt made in El Salvador of 100% preshrunk cotton by Hanes Beefy-T. It is as new - washed once - with WWDC2005 Worldwide Developers Conference San Francisco, California on the front and a large X on the back. It is priced at $28 and is available for mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Apple Eliminating Back to My Mac Service in All Versions of macOS in July


Rare 2003 Apple Gibson ES-345 Guitar Poster

This is an ultra rare 2003 promo poster featuring a Gibson ES-345 Guitar. It became better known as the Garage Band icon. This poster measures 24" x 36" and is in good condition with few flaws. There are no tack holes or tape tears but there is some edge wear and a few small creases, smudges and marks but it frames up very well. There is a rubber band mark on the back where it was rolled up and stored for several years. In very small print at the bottom right is the 2003 TM for Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.

It is a simple and beautiful poster for which was a short-lived music website that was replaced soon after launch by iTunes. During May 2003 this poster appeared as promo ads on the back covers of several well known magazines and then they all disappeared and were replaced by the iTunes Store as Apple Computer and Apple Corps squared off over the use of the name. This memento of a brief yet game-changing piece of Apple history is available for the serious Apple collector at $400 USD and that includes insured postage in a sturdy cardboard tube inside a triangular shipping box. Missingbite had one a few years ago for $599.

Update: a second one is now available with staple holes in each corner - price is $250

and Apple has just brought back Apple Music so this is even a more collectible poster!

There are several magazines with a back cover ad of this poster also available, click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

WaybackMachine Archives - Remember
Neither does anyone else. This ultra rare Apple poster heralds the age of the iTunes Store before Apple figured out what to call it.

Apple Corps v Apple Computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Monday, June 03, 2019

Apple has cleared out its Facebook and Instagram pages for iTunes

The Verge

Vintage black Euro Macintox fanged Apple T-shirt

This is an unusual Macintox T-shirt from France that is not seen on this side of the pond. Hard to find much info about it - the .com domain is registered to a German but is not on the web. Go-Daddy has a bit of info on it. Macintox is a term used by a photographer in France and is the handle for a gamer or two there as well. Neat design though! It is a black size XL shirt made of 100% ring spun cotton by Hanes Top-T. It has been washed several times but the Appleized and fanged graphic is still bright and crisp. If anyone has knowledge of this design please post it using the comment link. It is priced at $100 with mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

For another fanged Apple graphic click the label below.

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Saturday, June 01, 2019

Topps Steve Jobs rookie cards

This is a 2011 Topps Trading Card of Apple Computers co-founder Steve Jobs. The card is numbered 122 and it measures 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. It is from the 1970 series and titled Apple Founded with a write up on the back titled Fruit of Their Labors and describes the 1976 Apple I and the Apple founders Jobs, Wozniak and Wayne.

It appears to be in mint collectible condition and comes in a clear plastic card saver. It is priced at $15 and that includes postage. BTW, two cards will be sent - one to keep and one to trade. There are other collectible items available, click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, May 31, 2019

‘Users have no idea’: Mozilla exec says Amazon Alexa recordings ‘shocked’ his family

GOOGLE t-shirt: Weave your own Web

Google high tech collectible - made by American Apparel in Downtown LA. 100% cotton black T-shirt size Large. The front is silk screened and displays iGoogle with a spider web and the caption reads Weave your own Web. This shirt was sourced from a high-tech collector in Cupertino California as a previously owned shirt that is in Like New Condition. It is priced at $20 and is available for mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Tour of Microsoft's Mac Lab

David Weiss - flashback article from 2006

Rare MAC 911 Short Sleeve Shirt

Ever hear of a MAC 911 shirt? I have been collecting Apple shirts for many years and have not seen one of these before. This may have been one of the custom shirts that the Apple Evangelists were noted for wearing. One-offs and very limited editions were common back in the mid 80's and into the 90's.It is hard to date this exactly but it was made in Sri Lanka by Port Authority so it could be late 90's as the rainbow logo was used from 1976 to 1998 and Port Authority started up in '97.

It is an olive green size Large 100% cotton shirt that has been washed but appears to be in new condition with no sign of wear. The MAC 911 and rainbow logo embroidery still glows. It is priced at $80 with postage at cost. There is another Apple Port Authority shirt available, click the evangelist label below. To inquire contact Dave via

Evangelism Marketing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Apple Maps to bring on-the-ground data collection to parts of Canada this summer


Apple iTunes Store T-shirt

This is a brand new old stock iTunes promo shirt from Apple. It is a size Large Hanes Beefy SILVER brand black T-shirt made in Mexico from 70% cotton and 30% rayon. It has a green iTunes and an iPod Classic with ear buds on the front. It is unworn, unwashed and rare.

The iPod Classic was quietly discontinued on Sept. 9, 2014 making this shirt even more collectible. It is priced at $65 with mailing at cost of postage depending on your location. To inquire contact Dave via

there is a matching iPod Genius shirt available also, click the iTunes label below

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Steve Jobs thought some of Justin Long’s Get a Mac commercials were too funny to use

a collection of 10 Apple operating system T-shirts

This is an impossible to buy anywhere else collection of Apple promo and launch T-shirts for 10 different Macintosh operating systems. The collection goes from OS 8 to OS X 10.8 missing only 9 and 10.1 Puma. Included are System 8 and 8.5, 10.0 Cheetah, 10.2 Jaguar, 10.3 Panther, 10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion.

They are all size XL except the 10.3 Panther which is a Large. The Mountain Lion is available in S/M/L or XL (all brand new). The Lion, Mt. Lion, 8 and 8.5 are new, some are still sealed in a factory bag. The rest have been washed once or twice and are excellent condition; the Cheetah is in very good condition. This genuine Apple promo collection of 10 Macintosh OS shirts is priced at $590 plus insured postage. The eight OS X shirts, minus the System 8 and 8.5 shirts, are priced at $490 plus postage at cost.

The Jaguar poster is available separately in a heavy cardboard tube for $50 plus postage. Additional Mt. Lion shirts are $75 each. A new sealed 10.5 Leopard XL shirt can be substituted for $25 more. A new Medium button front khaki Team Jaguar short sleeve shirt is also available, click the Jaguar label below. To inquire contact Dave via

read about the launch dates for OS X versions at OS X - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Monday, May 27, 2019

How To Transfer Photos To An iPad, From iPhone, Mac Or Camera

Macworld UK

Apple Team Jaguar Short Sleeve Khaki Shirt

APPLE Computer Team rare employee-only short-sleeved shirt for Apple Computer engineers on the OS X 10.2 Jaguar development team. Jaguar, as the third UNIX-based Macintosh operating system, was a major milestone for Apple.

New Without Tags size Medium Apple Computer khaki shirt. Super rare collectible sourced from Cupertino, California. Features: Apple logo printed in white on front. Color: Khaki. Fabric: 100% cotton. Size: Men's Medium.
Click here to see the large "X" logo and "Team Jaguar" printed on sleeve. This brand new Apple tech shirt is priced at $30. All KootenayMac shirts are available for mailing for cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

10 Pack of Rare Official Apple Folders

• Brand New Old Stock! - Factory-sealed
• 10 folders/bundle -2001 vintage
• 2 pockets/folder - one with business card slot
• 12" W x 9" H x .25" thick - matte finish cardstock

These folders were only available to Apple resellers or employees. The new old stock factory sealed bundle contains 10 double-pocket presentation folders with the aqua blue Apple logo on the front and "" in black Apple Garamond lettering on the back. Priced at $10 for a pack of 10 - several packs available. (Missingbite had them for $9.95 per folder). Mailing at cost. Heck of a deal. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, May 24, 2019

How to use Apple Maps Flyover to see the world


Google Hardware Operations t-shirt

This is a brand new Google employee adult size medium (M) white T-shirt with "Google" across the front in several different colors, and below that in smaller black letters: "Hardware Operations." It is a Gildan brand shirt made in Haiti. This shirt is priced at $12 plus the cost of postage to your city. To inquire contact Dave via

there are several more Google items available, click the label below

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Apple Maps tips and tricks


Classic Apple Macintosh Picasso XL Sweatshirt

This brand new white long-sleeved cotton/polyester sweat shirt was made in the USA by Hanes and is size Extra Large. The "Picasso" style design was made to promote the original Apple Macintosh in 1984. The back shows the Apple name in red Garamond font.

This sweatshirt is new old stock and has never been worn or washed. It hadn't even been taken out of the factory taped bag and touched in 26 years until opened to take the photo shown. This rare vintage Apple collectible is priced $145 and that includes postage. To inquire contact Dave via

Wayback Machine Archive of Byte Cellar's "Picasso" Macintosh Logo info
The 'Picasso logo', created by Tom Hughes and John Casado, Apple saw as the embodiment of what the Macintosh offered consumers: a vision of style, subtlety, and friendliness that was a marked departure from any other computing experience available to users at the time.

-- click the Picasso label below for other 1984 Apple items

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Steve Wozniak: Why I was able to build 'A ' Apple products

Power Computing Sluggo Kick-Ass Kozik Poster MacWorld '96

This rare and controversial poster was designed by Frank Kozik, and features his 'Puggo' version of Sluggo from the Nancy comic. The original owner has this to say about the poster he got at the '96 Boston MacWorld: "It was released at Macworld '96 by PowerComputing, the most successful of the Apple Mac clone companies. Few of the posters were handed out, when one of the "SUITS" decided that they would no longer distribute them. They were removed from the booth and the show-floor locations where they were being handed out."

The stories surrounding this poster include real and threatened lawsuits by the Nancy comic distributor over copyright violations and by Intel for being it's trademark being slagged. The word "ass" was also a sore point at Power Computing. This poster has been mounted professionally on a 1/4" wood backing panel that is not removable. There is a damaged corner in the wood at the bottom left of the frame where it fell from it's wall mount. The poster has no damage except the wrinkle outside the black border (click the image to view) and could be professionally restored.

So while the t-shirt version (also available) circulated for a while, this poster quickly disappeared into private collections. Until now. Add it to yours for $125 plus shipping at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

For other Power Computing collectibles including the companion T-shirt, click the label below.
Power Computing Corporation - Wikipedia
Power Computing Ad Campaigns

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

How to Lock Files on the Mac (And Why You Might Want To!)


Apple iBook Clamshell Poster Collection

This is a collection of 4 original Apple G3 iBook Clamshell promo posters. The poster at top left has a picture of the Graphite iBook and the text is “Black tie optional.” The bottom of the poster has the graphite Apple logo and is inscribed “Think Different. The price is $45.

The top right poster has a picture of the Graphite, Grape and Tangerine iBooks with text “iBook. Now with iMovie.” The bottom of the poster has the lime Apple logo and is inscribed “Think Different”. It is priced at $45.

At bottom left is a memento from MacWorld New York 1999. The "go go go" Tangerine iBook promo poster is in moderately good condition with a few wrinkles around the go go area and pin holes in the corners. It is priced at $55.

The bottom right Blueberry iBook poster has from 1 to 3 tack holes in each corner and two very small creases and a 1" colored pencil mark at the top edge a bit right of center. This  "go go go" poster has the Apple part number LO4017A on it with text of Macworld New York 99 across the width of the bottom. It is priced at $50.

These posters were for promotional purposes only and were not sold in Apple stores and have become hard to find. The upper posters are 22" by 28". The lower posters are 24" by 36". All are printed on heavy card stock poster paper. The price for the 4 posters as a set is $195 and insured postage is at cost in a heavy cardboard tube. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, May 20, 2019

How To Beat Malware On Mac, iPhone, iPad


25th Anniversary "1984" stylized Anya Major T-shirt by FastMac

This 25th anniversary of Apple's Superbowl ad t-shirt features a stylized graphic of Anya Major — any similarity between the logo and the star of Apple’s iconic “1984” ad is purely intentional. This shirt was created by FastMac to celebrate Apple's greatest ad campaign. KootenayMac has 3 available at $20 each in sizes M, L and XL. They are made in Honduras by Hanes Tagless of 100% cotton. To inquire contact Dave via - mailing is at cost of postage.

Click the 1984 or Anya Major label below for additional info about the Apple ad and other related memorabilia like the 1984/2004 commemorative poster for sale at KootenayMac.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Vintage Apple Computer Logo Ink Pens

Heavy Metal - Apple Computers Colored Steel Pen - set of 5. The pens are approx. 5 1/2 inches long in 5 colors with a black Apple logo and soft rubber comfort grip. These pens were not sold retail and are used by Apple employees and resellers. The pens are metal and write in black ink. They are a nice addition to any Apple collection. There is one set available priced at $40. They were listed for $59.95 (now sold out) at another Apple collectible site. Mailing is at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, May 17, 2019

How to Hide Holidays on Calendar for Mac


Gamestop NVidia GeForce Nalu the Mermaid T-shirt

"Graphics To Drench Your Senses" NVidia "Nalu the Mermaid" T-shirt. Size XL , black, 100% cotton made by Fruit of the Loom Lofteez in El Salvador of USA fabric. Brand new, never worn or washed and in mint condition. The silk screening on this GeForce Graphics t-shirt is in excellent condition with no cracking or peeling of the NVIDIA logos and graphics. The mermaid is on the back as shown, GameStop is on a sleeve and a small NVidia logo is on the left chest. This is an ultra rare NVidia promo shirt from the Las Vegas GameStop Convention. It is priced at $40 with mailing at cost. There is a size Medium also available, click the NVidia label below. To inquire contact Dave via

Old NVIDIA Demo - Nalu [720p HD] - YouTube

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

How to open and use Terminal on a Mac, with a few basic commands

Business Insider

Apple iPad2 4x6 ft bus shelter posters

2 iPad2 posters: these are 4 foot wide by 6 foot tall bus shelter posters announcing the launch of the Apple iPad2 in black and white. They are uv-treated, double sided and are printed on a heavy coated thick and durable material. They may have a bit of edge wear but both are in very good condition overall.

Posters of this size of such high quality are hard to find and were never available outside of a few major US cities. They are backlit posters that were displayed mainly in LA bus shelters and select movie theaters. The double-sided printing gives an extremely life-like look to the poster when light is placed behind it. They were printed in limited numbers, which makes them rare and hard to get as most are destroyed after use and are not available otherwise. These two highly collectible Apple iPad2 posters are priced at $90 for the set with shipping at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

- another set of the iPad2 posters are available but they were bent on one side in mailing and are $20/set - photos here

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