tonypaton (tonypaton) wrote in ibookmod,
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Clamshell iBook still going strong(ish)

Hello all and Shifuimam in particular,
Just to say that the modded clamshell is doing okay. The playback of DVDs is no longer an issue thanks to those wonderful folks at VLC, whose older generation player plays DVDs just fine. I've also discovered how to fool those naughty people at Adobe into thinking that I have flashplayer 10.2 installed, which as a PPC maccer of course I can't. My only defeat, is at the hands of those impish Swedes at Spotify, who keep shifting the goalposts as soon as any kind person works out a hack to keep PPCers at the party. Hah! Well done guys, you just lost yourself some Kroner, or whatever currency Swedes use nowadays. One thing that does however concern me is that every so often my screen flickers freakily in a psychedelic way without any chemical stimulation on my part. I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the mod? Is the problem with the LCD or the cable or anything else? Any pertinent answers welcome...
The clamshell project cost me a lot more than I'd bargained for but both my children and myself have the use of a working laptop, which is a legacy of Apple's good old days before iPhones and iPads got updated every six months and when Apple was about "thinking different" not taking over the world.
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