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Washington Apple Pi Apple /// DVD - Now Public Domain

The Washington Apple Pi Apple /// DVD has just been reclassified as public domain and has been made available for download.

Go grab it now and get your /// on!

Washington Apple Pi Apple /// DVD Reclassified as Public Domain

Added by Wholly Mindless on January 7, 2012 at 4:13pm — 1 Comment

New (Old) Toy! An Apple //c+

There it is, the new yet old Apple //c+. Aside from the obvious yellowing (almost Apple ][ beige) and a missing rubber foot, it seems to even work! The 800k 3.5" drive was a little sticky so my first boots were from 5.25" drives. But now it's working well and booting from 3.5". I haven't been able to confirm…

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Added by Wholly Mindless on December 14, 2010 at 11:12pm — 5 Comments

Possible new/old Acquisition!

Well, if I've done all my work and Paypal hasn't cut me off like Wikileaks, I may have purchased an Apple //c+ on eBay last night.

More when/if it shows up!

Remember this is the fastest official Apple // ever made. If it works when it gets here.

Added by Wholly Mindless on December 8, 2010 at 10:48pm — 1 Comment

My Vision of James' Collection

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/pictureisunrelated/~3/6aWMKVI9FoU/

Go there, look at it. And show your spouse that, "Really, it could be worse."

Added by Wholly Mindless on November 2, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Jailbreaking Demo

Now there are two sides to this issue and the Library of Congress has decided which side they are on and we already know Apple's stance, but this is gutsy!

Demo iPhone Jailbroken on video

Added by Wholly Mindless on August 3, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments

Neuveau Retro - Halo 2600

Over the weekend in concert with the Classic Gaming Expo held out in Las Vegas, a little game called Halo 2600 was release for the Atari VCS/2600.



Yes, it really was programmed to run on a real 2600, but can be played under emulation in a browser.



An amazing accomplishment in 4k (the size of a 2600 cart without tricks)



Halo 2600 <- Browser version



It even has a… Continue

Added by Wholly Mindless on August 2, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Learn 6502 Assembly from Sheppy at A2Central

Eric "Sheppy" Sheppard has just started a series are articles over at A2Central teaching 6502 family assembly language. These aren't simply a repost of old magazine articles but newly written articles about teaching the process of writing code for these processors in their "native" language. Please check them out as they are really well done. You could easily spend less than an hour following along and have a great… Continue

Added by Wholly Mindless on June 21, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Retro Challenge Only Two Weeks Away!

Retro Challenge 2010 starts in less than two weeks! Get your projects planned for the July 1st start where you to can retro it up and get "crap prizes". (That's what the site says!)

Break out the old boxes and DO SOMETHING!

http://www.retrochallenge.org/RC2010/index.html

You can even follow them on twitter at @retrochallenge

Added by Wholly Mindless on June 18, 2010 at 9:14am — No Comments

Must be KansasFest... It's gotta be!

I have to admit that about a week ago I started firing up my Apple //gs. Just a little diversion. It was nice to see that it booted first time and was nicely silent and fast thanks to my CFFA (Compact Flash hard disk). It was nice to have it boot because some of my last Apple ][+ memories revolve around the question if it was going to boot today. (Loose socketed chips are a nightmare)



The day after A2… Continue

Added by Wholly Mindless on April 11, 2010 at 9:56pm — 8 Comments

Old School Hardware Repurposed! Apple II, C64, Atari 800xl

The Shawks.net podcast from Mongodillo Studios had an episode where the geek of the SHC (Shark Haters Club) explained how their high tech surveillance equipment came from.



It's a surprisingly accurate view of what these machines could mean to a younger generation:



http://www.amigofish.com/catcher/item/show/1429006-tt-8303-thrift-tech- (Just a link that points to the…

Added by Wholly Mindless on September 6, 2009 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Gizmodo Goes Back in Time to 1979

Gizmodo popped up a whole set of articles based on products and technologies from 1979 - The original Apple, the apple ][+ and many many other other products and technologies are discussed. It isn't in great detail but does tend to have some great pictures.

A fun read at Gizmodo '79

Added by Wholly Mindless on July 16, 2009 at 7:47am — No Comments

The End of An Era - Compuserve Shuts Down

The original Compuserve service was shutdown today by AOL. Although email addresses are still usable on new servers, it's no longer.

Get more info here

This used to be the core of EVERYTHING. AppleLink and all.

I'm kinda shocked it was still alive this long.

Added by Wholly Mindless on July 4, 2009 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

Podcast goodness - Retrobits and "A Life Well Wasted"

I'm sorry, but I have to share these awesome podcasts. The first you've heard of and hear spots from during the Retro Mac Cast -



Earl Evans' - Retrobits Podcast - http://retrobits.libsyn.com/



This podcast covers older systems - generally before the IBM PC but slips occasionally and covers both history, details and what Earl likes to call "Modern Day Fun". What you can do with them… Continue

Added by Wholly Mindless on March 4, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Missed Out....

Because I'm polite, I just missed out on a free Mac Plus with carrying bag.

Bummer. I'd have even paid something (nominal) for it.

Added by Wholly Mindless on February 25, 2009 at 6:16pm — 12 Comments

Celebrating 25 Years of Macintosh

To celebrate 25 years of Macintosh, I just spent the last week catching up with the Mac Folklore Radio podcast. I was familiar with the folklore.org site (and overwhelmed by the sheer number of stories) and to find the best presented in such a fun way was just perfect.

It was a huge effort by some amazing characters.

Subscribe through itunes!

Added by Wholly Mindless on January 24, 2009 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Despite My Better Judgement...

Despite my better judgement, I now have a Bondi Blue iMac (Rev B, 233 Mhz, Tray Loader). It's cute, sounds good and teaches me patience.



When I first tried to turn it on, no luck. It had been in my trunk for a few hours and it's not the warmest place out here. I was a bit afraid that I might not be able to get it awake but figured that it would then become a project machine. (Not a big loss) Well, tonight it came alive and surprisingly is in good shape software-wise with 9.2.2 on it.… Continue

Added by Wholly Mindless on January 11, 2009 at 8:26pm — 10 Comments

Computer Shopper Meets Steve and Steve Over Apple Beginnings

Stan Veit of Computer Shopper (the magazine) fame has posted a great feature article on his site about Jobs and Woz going to show off the new Apple II. Despite the amazing demo, Stan explained a business lesson...



Note: Stan was in the business before there WAS a business. Computer Shopper was magazine publishers dream - a magazine that people BOUGHT… Continue

Added by Wholly Mindless on December 6, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

New Apple // Adventures Post - Road War 2000

One of our Apple // friends continues to post interesting stories and reviews of his Apple // Adventures. This time he takes a first look at Road War 2000 from SSI. A fun post!

Added by Wholly Mindless on December 6, 2008 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Misleading iPhone 3G ad banned in UK

PC Pro (UK Magazine/Site) did a remake of the iPhone 3G ad that touts the speed of the new iPhone. What was done in a 30 second spot, took more than 2 minutes and 20 seconds on a WiFi connection.



The Advertising Standards Authority claimed that the original ad was too misleading and had Apple pull the ad.



The side by side comparison can be found here.



Is… Continue

Added by Wholly Mindless on November 27, 2008 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Retro Machines - Largest Private Collection in Australia (maybe world) in pictures

CIO magazine has a huge slideshow from the collection of a guy down in Australia. You might have a lot of machines, but this guy's probably weigh more!



Slideshow -- Tech of Yesteryear: Where Old Computers Find Their Final Resting Place



Text from CIO - "Max Burnet has turned his home in the leafy suburbs of Sydney into arguably Australia’s… Continue

Added by Wholly Mindless on November 24, 2008 at 9:08am — No Comments

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