Geek Factor Podcast #3: Mac Mods

We here at Macworld have decided to experiment with the Podcast format. So we’ve taken a page from the magazine and inaugurated the Geek Factor podcast, covering tech topics on an irregular basis.

Cyrus Farivar, who has written for Macworld , the New York Times , and Wired News, among others, is the host of this Podcast. In this third 26-minute installment, the topic of choice is “Case Modding” — modifying a Mac’s case to create unique and interesting computer designs. Cyrus interviews Kent Salas, a Mac modder also known as “riscx.”

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Case Modded Mac
Show Notes (courtesy Kent Salas):

Mac Modding Community: Resource Sites

  • www.applefritter.com - “The old-school Mac mod/hack site, with a knowledgeable modding community”
  • macmod.com - “A new and impressive Mac mod site.”
  • xlr8yourmac - “Daily Mac info and occasionally a very smart hardware hack/mod.”
  • Buying mod parts

  • eBay - “I’ve wasted copious amounts of dollars here. Knowing what you’re looking for helps.”
  • SVC Online Store - “Great prices. Bought all my “PyraMac” mods here.”
  • FrozenCPU.com - “Formerly PCMods.com. Nice selection.”
  • cyberguys.com - “Great hardware selection and prices.”
  • crazypc.com - “Another mod supply site.”
  • thinkgeek.com - “Geek gadgets, fun fun fun.”
  • Kent “riscx” Salas Mods

  • BlueIce G4
  • Pyramac
  • Illuminated Apple Pro Keyboard
  • Macquarium

  • Ihnatko's Macquarium (PDF)
  • So you wanna build a Macquarium?
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