I have inherited an old iMac G4 and am trying to figure out if I have any use for it. I have a Macbook as my personal computer and an Apple tv for media streaming. I was thinking about using it as a server for some home automation, but still have to do some research on that stuff. I will set it up in my office, but would rather have a use for it than it just being an extra computer.
It's far too pretty - a work of art! - to stick in your office. Put it in your living room, use it as a cool digital photo slideshow device. Slap a card reader on it and script iPhoto to automatically import the photos, which then become part of the slideshow.
I have a friend who wants to offload one of those too... thinking of picking it up for my parents, whose blueberry iMac is just not cutting it anymore...
I went back and followed the source link... this was made by a guy in St. Louis named Randall180, who has an Etsy store listing for "repurposed Macs". He also makes clocks and other interesting things out of old Mac computers. Smart dude!
yeah I snagged a g4 17" 800 for a good price last year and although I don't use it much (school) I do, when I can play old OS 9 games. It also runs tiger nicely. I hacked a lucent silver card so it has wireless internet and so I use it as a jukebox with those orb speakers and an iSub
My Avatar is my Macbook Pro with an original Apple Sticker.
I use a 15" Macbook Pro, Mac Pro, and a Core 2 Duo Mac Mini. I also use an Apple Cube dual 500 with a radeon 7500 and 1.5 gigs of ram.