I brought [brubeck](http://www.houseofwarwick.com/2006/08/17/more-on-writing-a-mac-app/#more-59) out of retirement today to see how the old guy would hold up. Actually, it’s every bit as good as my MacBook Pro. I’m running native software on the correct platform with MacOS X 10.4 as the OS. It’s remarkable how fast this is.
I’m writing this on MarsEdit 1.1.2 and it’s clear how far [Daniel](http://redsweatersoftware.com) has brought things along. I miss the Flickr integration already.
I do enjoy typing on the smaller keyboard. It has a greater key travel with a hit of ‘plastiky’ flex at the end. Even the key surfaces remind me of good days gone past–the left Command key is nearly worn slick.
*brubeck* is a time capsule, last used briefly in April this year when I thought I might sell it. The time before that? December 31st of 2006! It’s in need of a new PRAM battery (I think, since the clock isn’t right at startup) and the backlight intermittently dies when moving the screen hinge through its travel.
For an Apple iBook manufactured in 2002, it’s still useful.