So a week ago, I spent $5 in cash on an exercise machine, pictured below:
Obviously it isn't an actual exercise machine, and is instead a 21 inch, 1600x1200 recommended res CRT. Outside of some honestly odd positioning for some resolutions, it works brilliantly.
And, if you can read what is on there, the pickup I made today shouldn't be much of a surprise.
That's right a B&W PowerMac G3. This one is specifically a 400MHz model that comes with a 30GB IDE drive, ATi Rage128, and an upgraded 512MB of RAM. It also has an ADB port, so I'm technically set for moving files down from modern stuff if I start getting insane and doing old Mac collecting. It also has the revision 2 motherboard, despite having a January manufacturing date, so the previous owner must have had issues. It had OSX 10.3 installed on it already, but given the age of the hardware, I made the choice to downgrade to something a bit more suitable.
I am happy to say that everything works so far, though I did have to bring my desktop resolution down to make Dark Forces playable. I am very new to anything but using a G3 era machine for school work in third grade, so I'm sure that issue will be solved in due time.