April 30th, 2004

April Apple II News and Notes posted

The April, 2004 issue of Apple II News & Notes has been posted. The newsletter is free and may be republished by user groups in their newsletters..

April 26th, 2004

Sweet16/Bernie for OS X getting close?

Andre Horstmann of F.E. Systems Emulation Technologies recently wrote that “things are looking good that at least Sweet16 will meet the Panther quite soon.”

Another mention says that “Probably there won’t be as much features in the OS X version as in the Classic version, but we have plans for some really cool new OS X exclusive features.” .

April 26th, 2004

Ewen Wannop\’s web site moves

In preparation for the impending arrival of DSL to his hometown, Ewen Wannop has decided to move his web site off his current ISP’s server. You can now visit the home of Spectrum, Spectrum Automated Mailer, Spectrum Automated File Exchange, and so forth at http://homepage.mac.com/speccie..

April 23rd, 2004

KansasFest flyer available for download

A flyer promoting this year’s KansasFest event in Kansas City, Missouri, has been posted to the web. If you’d like to help promote the event, grab a copy of the PDF and print it out to hand out to people that might be interested..

April 23rd, 2004

Woz to keynote 5th annual HOPE conference

An article posted on Slashdot today reports that Apple Co-founder and Apple II designer Steve Wozniak will be giving the keynote at the 5th annual HOPE conference in New York, July 9th – 11th. HOPE is presented by the hacker activist group 2600. Check out www.the-fifth-hope.org for more info, or see the /. article at: slashdot.org..

April 21st, 2004

Apple II history in computer games

MacMinute reports that the Apple II will be on exhibit as part of “The History of Video Games” at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), May 12-14 at the Los Angeles (California) Convention Center. For a more detailed story, see:

April 18th, 2004

All 8-bit Softdisk issues now available on disk

Syndicomm has finished adding all 166 issues of Softdisk magazine (167 including the prototype issue #0) to its online store. The issues cost US $5 each. To order, visit the Syndicomm online store’s Softdisk page..

April 16th, 2004

Fire Organ / CEEMAC tribute page

Damien Cymbal created this page to honor an early music visualization program for the Apple II. Fire Organ displays colorful animated screen effects set to musical scores. He writes that “these were the forefathers of the visualizations made so popular by Winamp and other current audio players.” Fire Organ was actually a demo for the CEEMAC programming language developed by Brooke Boering..

April 15th, 2004

April 2004 issue of The Lamp! released

Lyle Syverson has released the April 2004 issue of The Lamp!, the monthly distillation of interesting posts from the A2 forum’s bulletin board on Syndicomm Online..

April 15th, 2004

System 5.0.4 added to our public file library

We’ve added ShrinkIt disk archives of the two disks that comprise Apple IIgs System 5.0.4 to our public file library..

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