Apparently a new compact flash controller is on the horizon from Tecnobytes Classic Computers. We’ll post details and pricing when the info is available.
This month, Paul performs Pascal programming and plays games, while Mike mines the WAP DVD and finds hidden treasure. We discuss the latest MESS emulator developments as they apply to the Apple /// core, as well as music and sound, drivers and much more. Listen now at our page or subscribe in iTunes or your favorite podcast catcher today. Join us, won’t you?
Andrew Roughan asked that we post this:
The next Australian retro computing gathering, Oz KFest, will be happening in Melbourne, Australia, April 17-19, 2015. Come join us downunder for a few of days of retro inspiration, Aussie ingenuity and camaraderie!
The goal of the event is to provide a user group style environment to exchange ideas and discuss new developments in retro computing hardware, software, preservation, emulation and other related topics.
There will be a few attendees of past KansasFests and Oz KFests and we hope to imbibe the spirit of these events into Oz KFest once again.
The presentations during the weekend will come from the participants and therefore an invitation is extended for session proposals to be made via email to email@example.com
If you have an idea for a session that you’d like to present, please let us know so we can allocate a time slot for you. If you would like to learn something, let us know what that is and we will try to find a presenter for that topic.
Registration for the event is not yet open. However, now is the time to block out the dates in your calendar, arrange how to get there and where you’ll stay. If you need help, let us know how we can help.
Reminder that the ‘Downunder Chat’ happens every Friday night from 9pm Australian EST in irc.a2central.com #a2.chat
Rich Dreher is selling 7 CFFA3000 cards that had minor production issues (since corrected). The boards have a full 1 year warranty, and come with the Remote Switch board, cable and a CD with the manual and various support files.
Rich has also alluded to the next production run of the wildly popular CFFA3000 would take place in early 2015.
Texas rocker Joe Ely has released B4 84, an album he made with an Apple II, using the alphaSyntauri music system and a Roland 808 drum machine. In a brief interview with the San Antonio Current, Ely discusses the details of the album, which was recorded over 30 years ago, his interactions with Woz, and how his record company liked the songs but wanted him to re-record them using traditional studio methods. The redone tracks were released on 1984’s Hi-res album which, “didn’t do very well.”
Now Joe has released the original recordings and you can get your own copy for $9.99 on iTunes, with liner notes by Steve Wozniak himself.
Oh, and hey – did you know Joe ran his own BBS back in they day?
AppleWin 1.25, the leading 8-bit Apple II emulator for the Windows platform, is now in it’s release candidate phase. That means features and fixes for this version are pretty much set. This will also be the last version of AppleWin to support Windows 98. All future versions will require Windows 2000 or later.
The Apple 1 was acquired in 1980 by John Anderson, a founding member of the AppleSiders User Group of Cincinnati, Ohio during a local Apple convention. It’s been sitting in glass display case all this time, and it’s condition has been described as ‘pristine’.
Due to it’s functional condition, Bonhams estimates this Apple 1 will sell for between USD $300,000 and $500,000.