This old Mac runs OS X, sorta (and other things we didn’t cover)
Happy Monday! Or at least, it should be a happy Monday, because GeekBytes is back and ready to serve up your daily dose of awesome. Today, we go a bit retro crazy with an old Macintosh running new software, Windows 98-inspired playing cards, and a Zelda map made from Lego.
Show of hands: How many of you remember the Macintosh Portable? It came out in 1989, an if you owned one, yours may have long ago ended up in the trash. That said, some are still in use today—in fact, they are even capable of running up-to-date Mac software. Kind of. Patrick Blampied rewired the shell of the Portable with hardware from a Toshiba NB100 laptop to get the machine running OS X. Bet you wish you kept that old Mac now. [via Ubergizmo]
Legend of Zelda fans, check out this Zelda map of Hyrule (1986) made out of Lego bricks. Each lego "stud" (the raised circles on a Lego piece) represents 16-by-16-pixel square. Even scaled, the whole thing is actually pretty large, measuring 256 studs by 86 studs (not including the bottom text). Nice work! [via Geek.com]
My parents’ first home computer ran Windows 98, and one thing I remember doing on it—other than scribble in Paint—was using it to play Solitaire. You don’t have to let your memory of the pixelated graphics fade, though, because Evan Roth made a physical version of the playing cards. You can pick up a deck from the limited-edition run of 500 for $20 on Cooper Hewitt. [via Engadget]