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Listen to John and his podcasting friends talk about KansasFest 2015

Host's Topic: KansasFest 2015This episode features a special huge circle of podcasters around a single microphone at KansasFest 2015, where we reflect on KansasFest, relative merits of the Apple II,…Continue

Started Jul 19, 2015

Macintosh Floppy Emu available from BMOW
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Floppy disks got you down?  Here is a great solution, I'm ordering mine soon (So many retro toys and books it is going to be a great Christmas)from the web site:"Love old Macintosh computers? Floppy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powerusin MacMac Dec 25, 2013.

Iconic - Shrine of Apple, the Book!!!
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The Book: http://iconicbook.com/The Article: …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MJJ Oct 8, 2013.

Need copy of HD Init 400K floppy

Hi, cleaned and got my 512K booted, now I've got 4 HD20s I want to clean and test, but when I went to write a downloaded image using my PB Duo, the FDD is not working.While I fix/replace the FDD, I…Continue

Started Oct 1, 2013

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When did you get your first Mac?
2001
How many Macs do you own?
20
What is your website?
http://www.jongleur.co.uk/blogs
What's your favorite Mac of all time?
Cube
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
web surfing

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Apple EDVT for the Ethernet Adapter Card

Another interesting find while plundering the treasures of eBay. “Apple Computer Inc. EDVT  (Engineering Design Verification Test) ETHERNET ADAPTER CARD”



Read more at my blog below, and download the EDVT as a PDF if you want a copy.

 

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Posted on September 4, 2013 at 6:56pm

Archiving my Floppy Disks

Finally (and about time too), I got around to setting up my KryoFlux Disk USB Floppy Controller.

http://www.kryoflux.com/

The USB controller has been sitting in its box for over a year now, and the spare 1/2 day arrived, and I hooked it up to my miniServer.  Previous attempts to us my QuickSilver2000 PowerMac didn't work, as the KryoFlux program would only support USB drivers under 10.6+ Intel Macs.  Although the windows…

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Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Recent Aquisitions

Hello everybody. It's been a while since I posted. Nothing much interesting happening on my projects bench, but have picked up some new bits.



  • non working Tangerine iMac

  • iBook Graphite
  • PowerBook G3 Wallstreet PDQ
  • HD20 - with cable chopped off

The HD20 is the interesting one, just picked it up locally on eBay. It is minus the interface (floppy) cable that has been chopped off. I'm assuming that the cable from a spare 400K external… Continue

Posted on November 21, 2010 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

512K M0001WP Macintosh welcomed to the family

Picked up a 512K Mac this weekend, came with extended keyboard, mouse, and external FDD, but no software.



There was a floppy stuck in the external drive, and I had to open up the case and degunk the lubricant to free up the release mechanism, but unfortunately the disk was not bootable (the label says it's an excel data disk).



Is there any way I can get hold of systems/software disks for my 512K? My PBDuo230 won't power up, so I can't download an "archive" copy of… Continue

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 4:38pm on October 7, 2009, Kendall Seabury said…
Welcome Michael!!!!

So what are the nine macs that you have.....anything interesting?
At 6:37am on October 10, 2009, James said…
Welcome Michael and thanks so much for donating to the podcast!
At 4:27am on January 24, 2011, Franklin Johnson said…
Awesome!  I use to not like Macs, I didn't understand the operating system.   I'm still not up on  a lot about the older OS's, but I can't believe how awesome OS X is!!  I hope Lion's not the end.
At 7:11pm on August 2, 2013, Braiden Hayes said…

Great page!

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