Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in April 2007.
I decided to go through the Box today. The Box is actually 4 distinct boxes and a duffel bag. The box has been accumulating bits of electronic gear for the better part of a decade, and it was time for a come-to-jesus.
Treasures found in the Box:
- A/V cables. All of them. I could wire the Fillmore with the metric shit ton of wires the Box produced. You name it, I got it. RCA, TOSlink, quarter-inch, stereo, mono, 1/8th inch, sub-1/8th inch, component, RGB, RCA to 1/8th inch, RCA to 1/4 inch, splitters, elbow joints, pink & green computer audio cables, adapters.
- 22 power cords, including 2 vintage Apple power cords from the Bondi-blue era.
- Misc power bricks, feat. The hulking UK 220v Nokia adapter and his pal the Canon Ixus/Elph AC adapter circa 2001.
- 4 mobile phones, with devices from Nokia, Samsung, Motorola and some off-brand T-Mobile shit making an appearance.
- Misc adapters, car-chargers, headset cables for aforementioned phones.
- VGA cables, and one DVI cable. One baker’s dozen.
- SCSI cables: 50-pin to 50-pin, 25-pin to 50-pin and 25-pin to 25-pin.
- A bunch of 100MB ZIP disks, with various files and software, mostly Mac OS 8 era.
- 1 vintage Apple Adjustable Keyboard, complete with original Marathon sticker circa 1994.
- Marathon 1 CD-ROM. Accelerated for Power Macintosh!
- Ethernet cables. Lots.
- A set of really-short ethernet cables (5-inch, 1-foot, etc).
- 1 USB/VGA/audio 4-port KVM switch. Trick!
- All cables for said KVM switch, neatly zip-tied.
- Caller-ID box from Bell Atlantic.
- USB cables, of every flavor. Mostly still shrink-wrapped.
- Coax (cable) cables. In all lengths, shapes and sizes.
- Adapter cables for Bang & Olufsen gear. Now I can connect this vintage piece of
artto my iPod!
- 1 Pentium II CPU (OEM).
Rarer were the devices:
- 1 Bondi-blue G3 tower.
- 1 Newton.
- 1 Apple prototype tablet Mac.
- 1 Game Boy Advance, with original batteries (I think it actually got less play time than my PSP).
- 1 PSP.
- 1 last-generation ADB Wacom tablet, with 2 styluses.
- 1 Apple-branded external SCSI hard drive. 850 MB, yeah!
- 1 Iomega ZIP drive, including AC adapter and SCSI cable.
In the non-electronic category:
- 1 pair chopsticks
- My first California driver’s license from January 2000. I want to smack that look off my face too.
- 1 golf ball.
- Old photos, business cards and greeting cards.
- Mix tapes!
So the lot will be going to Goodwill next week. If anyone wants a KVM, an Apple prototype or really really loves SCSI, make an offer.