So a friend of mine gave me a $50 Apple Store gift card out of the blue, and I wasn't sure what I'd do with it.
I knew some neighbors who most certainly would find a use for it, though, so I just traded the code for a 2005 iBook G4. Original box and accessories, 1.42 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 60 GB HDD, all in working order except for a dead main battery. Well, that and a random kernel panic when I was passing it along to show something, but I haven't really run through any gauntlet of diagnostic tests yet.
This thing should make a nice companion to my MDD G4, particularly if I have to fix stuff through Target Disk Mode.
They also dug up four Zip 100 disks to go with the built-in drive on the Power Mac 6500 they gave me before. With any luck, I might be able to fit a bootable System Folder on one of those, at least if the dreaded "Click of Death" doesn't bite me with any of these.
...well, turns out the 6500's internal SCSI Zip 100 drive is crap at reading reliably, but the disks themselves are fine, as verified from a USB Zip 100 drive (the later blue translucent bus-powered kind). Perhaps it can be cleaned or something? Oh well, not gonna lose too much sleep over it.