August 30th, 2007

SignedByWoz store offering Woz autographed goodies

Did you ever wish you could get something personally autographed by Woz, but can’t seem to make it out to an event he’s attending? Now you don’t have to, because like practically everything else on the planet, it’s for sale on eBay! Check out the SignedByWoz store, where you can get pictures, schematics, disks, books and other cool things signed by our favorite hacker.

Update: SignedByWoz has a regular website, if you don’t like eBay.

August 29th, 2007

A.P.P.L.E. posts TechAlliance “The CO-OP Spirit” newsletters

A.P.P.L.E. has posted PDF scans of the short-lived, monthly TechAlliance newsletter “The Co-op Spirit”, which was published from 1991 to 1993 and subsequently discontinued in 1994. The Apple II gets some love here and there, but the newsletter is geared generally toward the Macintosh and other computers of the era. Thanks go out to Bill Martens for archiving the material and making it available to the community.

August 29th, 2007

Get Lamp teaser trailer

Jason Scott, creator of BBS: The Documentary, has released to YouTube a teaser trailer for Get Lamp, a documentary of text adventures.

August 28th, 2007

PodBrix Woz and Jobs playset

We’ve posted a few PodBrix items in the past, because they feature our favorite hacker extraordinaire, Steve “Woz” Wozniak, the inventor of the Apple 1 and Apple II, and co-founder of Apple Computer. Without him, this site might be called “TRS-80 Technorati” or “Commodore 64 Central”… (shudder)

Now, after a hiatus, artist Tomi and PodBrix are releasing a new minifig playset, “Young Woz and Jobs” for people who enjoy collecting these kinds of things (we know you’re out there). Only 300 signed sets will be available, for USD $39.95 plus shipping. Sales begin at 08/29/07 at 9:00pm EST and if previous minifig sales are any indication, they will go fast.

Thanks to Ben Lai for the lead on this post!

August 27th, 2007

Thye Chean launches Apple IIGS programming site

Thye Chean wrote in to announce his website Virtual GS Programming has been updated and moved to a new URL. Virtual GS Programming is the only site dedicated to teaching programming on an emulated Apple IIGS.

August 16th, 2007

August 2007 edition of The Lamp! available

Lyle Syverson has published the August 2007 edition of The Lamp!, a monthly collection of postings and news from A2Central’s message areas. Our FTP server contains text, Appleworks and Hypercard versions of The Lamp! for your convenience.

Update: the link has been fixed. D’oh!

August 16th, 2007

A2RetroSystems posts pics of prototype //c expansion card

A little old news, that was new to us… Back in June, Glenn Jones of A2RetroSystems posted pictures of his latest project in prototype — the “IIcmxp”, a multi-function card for the memory expansion versions of the Apple //c and //c Plus. The IIcmxp will feature 1024KB of RAM, SD media (to be used as a hard drive), and hopefully an 802.11b wireless NIC. This would be nothing short of a //c enthusiast’s dream card.

August 12th, 2007

ADTPro 1.0.2 released

David Schmidt has released ADTPro 1.0.2, with numerous speed and function enhancements. David’s comp.sys.apple2 announcement is attached.

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August 8th, 2007

A2Unplugged show #0013 released

Podcast host Ryan Suenaga presents A2Unplugged, show #0013. In this episode, Ryan wraps up his KFest 2007 coverage.

August 7th, 2007

Java on the Apple II?

Oliver Schmidt, the person who brought Contiki to the Apple II has been busy porting NanoVM to the cc65 toolchain. In Oliver’s own words, it’s a “very minimalistic Java implementation” but this means the Apple II (and other 65xx CPU equipped computers we won’t mention) could run (in a limited fashion) Java applications. You can download a ZIP file containing the tool, and disk image from here.

Oliver’s original announcement posted to comp.sys.apple2 is attached.

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