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Update #23 - 500 Spartans under king Leonidas ...
June 3rd 2021

Wait, 500? Weren't they 300 Spartans? Got me. But then I've been sitting here for five minutes and simply couldn't come up with a good analogy for 500. 500 because that's the number of Quicktime videos online on Cornica for now!

Given the millions on YouTube that doesn't sound like much. But if you take into account that Cornica's return was just 14 months ago, that makes roughly 35 new videos per months. More than one new video every day. Not bad, huh?

My plan is to keep up with this speed and possibly adding even more. But I need your excellent support for that, so please consider uploading your Quicktime videos. There's been a great deal of uploads already, which I'm truly thankful for! On a side-note: If your uploaded videos isn't showing yet, that's because we're probably lacking a proper category for it. It's not lost though - it's on my To-Do list!

That said, the past weeks saw some spiffy new videos added. I keep extending our Fun & Comedy section with some internet classics such as Nintendo Sixty-Foouur, I smell like beef and Charlie bit me.

We've also further completed our collection of Apple commercials by adding the HAL 9000 commercial and added a report from a school that extensively used Macs in education back in 1992! And right from the mid 90's comes a video of the Macintosh 840av & 660av design team celebrating their success.

There have been some more videos added but then I feel like I let you explore that by yourself. :-)

Before we end this month's entry though, I'd like to point your attention to reFlash. It's an amazing project by Cornica user z970 with the ultimate aim of bringing back Flash games to Mac OSX (and eventually Mac OS too). Just like in the old days, you can fire up your old browser and play fun games like Hot Dog Bush again. Absolutely endorse it - take a few minutes to check it out!


Update #22 - Take me back to the 2000's ...
May 14th 2021

Cornica regulars probably noticed the new links in top-right of the page. Well, I followed Cornica user z970's suggestion and added another theme! Good bye table layout, hello CSS! Give it a try if you're on faster PowerPC Mac and like that distinct early 2000's apple.com look. Feel free to send me feedback either by e-mail or post it to our guestbook!

What about older Macs?
The beige Macs have a special place in my heart. They are the Macs I recreated Cornica for. So I'll keep looking for ways to improve their experience. One way was bringing our image compression up to speed. By average we reduced image size by 30%. That doesn't sound like much, I know. But downloading only 20kb of images versus 30kb is a worthy improvement for users running Netscape 4.08 on a Macintosh IIci. Believe me. :-)

Sherlock Cornica
If you're on Mac OS 8-9, you'll definitely want to try out the recently updated Sherlock Plugins. Among others, there's also a Cornica plugin for comfortably searching our database. Grab it and try it. I've personally never been a big Sherlock fan but this one converted me, it's just super useful!

Videos, we want videos
Recent weeks saw a couple of new uploads, mostly new movie trailers. There's also some resurrected original 90's video tutorials about Macros and CE Software's QuicKeys as well as a beginner's help for resediting your own startup screen. Have fun!


Update #21 - Laugh or we will all go insane
April 18th 2021

One of the reasons I'm putting in extra hours with Cornica is to sort of create an escape capsule for all of us. Out of this crazy world, back into the save harbor of our youth! So join me and let Cornica and Quicktime take you back in time! Like, remember how we laughed when Bill Gates publicly got a pie in his face?

If you grew up with 70's Sci-Fi or watching the re-runs on saturday morning, Dronecatcher uploaded some great stuff for you: Blake's 7 and Space1999! He also supplied us with Medusa Touch - contributing to more British-ness on Cornica. Splendid!

We also welcome galgot as a new contributor, uploading the intro of F/A-18 Hornet 3.0 (excellent Mac flight sim!) and a PowerBook 100 animation he created in Blender. Thank you!

So what about the laughter? Head over to the updated Fun & Comedy category. New highlights are the iPod Flea and the German Coastguard - among others!

And then there's a project it'd love to point out to everyone because I think it's awesome: MacFlim. It's a highly optimized movie format that allows video playback on black&white Macs like the SE/30. If you ever wanted to watch full-screen video on your old Mac SE who can't do Quicktime, check out MacFlim!