June 30th, 2003

KansasFest 2003 roast lineup announced

Ken Gagne, the Master of Ceremonies of the KansasFest roast for the third year in a row, has announced the roster of roasters for this year’s event. The victim of honor is programmer Geoff Weiss, of Spectrum Internet Suite fame. Taking part in his brutal humiliation will be Richard Bennett-Forrest, author of the Marinetti TCP/IP package for the Apple IIGS (among other achievements); Cindy Adams, former Big Cheese of KansasFest; Ryan Suenaga, editor of Juiced.GS magazine; Max Jones, former editor of Juiced.GS magazine; and Eric Shepherd, Apple II programmer and owner of Syndicomm. Providing material from afar is Ewen Wannop, the author of the Spectrum telecommunications software for the Apple IIGS..

June 30th, 2003

Apple II News & Notes for July released

Howard Katz has posted the July, 2003 issue of Apple II News & Notes, the freely-redistributable newsletter about all things Apple II..

June 30th, 2003

USB for the Apple II?

Jeri Ellsworth, the creator of the C-One configurable computer, is working on a design for a USB interface card for the Apple II. She’ll be bringing her design to KansasFest to get Apple II programmers involved in creating firmware and drivers for the card.If you’re an Apple II programming wiz and want to pitch in, be sure to head to the KansasFest web site and sign up now so you can get involved in this fun and exciting project!.

June 22nd, 2003

Mark Percival releases Type Away video typewriter for kids

Type Away is a program that will run on any Apple II, on any version of DOS or ProDOS 8, which provides a safe place for kids to pound on the keyboard and see what letters come up on the screen. Keypresses are rewarded with clicking sounds, and they can safely “type away” without breaking anything (at least, not in software). You can download this new freeware program right here at a2central.com..

June 22nd, 2003

AppPalm 0.02 Apple //e emulator for Sony Clie handhelds released

Hilary Cheng has released a new version of the AppPalm ][ emulator for Palm OS. This emulator, formerly known as PalmApple, requires a Sony Clie handheld, and does not function properly on Palm-branded devices. This new version has better performance, supports writing to disk images, and works on Palm OS 5..

June 17th, 2003

Ninjaforce web site updated

After almost two months being offline due to a server move, the Ninjaforce web site is back online at http://www.ninjaforce.com. So once again you can check out classic demos and games, and grab a copy of the excellent Asimov 2.0 disk image utility for the Apple IIGS..

June 16th, 2003

June 2003 issue of The Lamp! released

Lyle Syverson has released the June 2003 issue of The Lamp!, the monthly distillation of the message boards in the Syndicomm Apple II forum and the Delphi A2 and A2Pro forums. This month’s issue continues Apple II historian Steve Weyhrich’s excellent look back at GEnieLamp, this month covering the year 1995..

June 11th, 2003

Virtual ][ 1.1 for Mac OS X released

Gerard Putter has released an update to his Virtual ][ Apple II and Apple II+ emulator for Mac OS X. The new version adds 80-column card support, support for 5.25″ disk images with up to 40 tracks, improves emulation of cassette tape support, improves performance, and increases compatibility..

June 9th, 2003

Spectrum Internet Suite web site moves

Due to a recent server move, SIS can no longer access its own web site at http://sis.gwlink.net, although that address works with any other browser. SIS users can still access the SIS web site by going to http://www.gwlink.net/sis/..

June 7th, 2003

PAUG to meet on June 13th

Princeton Apple Users Group will meet at 7:30 PM on Friday, June 13, in Dave Ciotti’s basement. This month’s meeting will mostly focus on installing Mac OS X updates onto a new hard drive, but Apple II users are welcome to do their thing..

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