Saturday, we all tend to slack off and take it easy. No, I didn’t make it to breakfast again.We only had one session today, that was Tony Diaz putting a Mockingboard C and a couple of Novation Applecats through their paces. The Applecat had a reputation for being the modem of choice for early Apple II hackers and phreakers. It was so versatile and definately ahead of it’s time. All the stories of AE Catfur lines, hacking PDP and Prime systems, phreaking MCI and Bell long distance exchanges – all true – and then some. It could be used as an X10 controller, a clock card, an automated attendent and yes, it was a mighty fine modem too.
The winners of the Hackfest contest were Margaret Anderson and Matt Schock. Margaret took first place with an Adventure-esque game that had the player going from the dorm to the cafeteria and back. Matt’s entry was an interactive graphics demonstration.
Yep, skipped lunch too.
The Vendor Fair wasn’t very big, but there was plenty of wheeling and dealing going on as people sought out accelerators, SCSI cards, controllers and Apple II rarities.
The rest of the day was just spent hanging out and socializing until it was time to head out for dinner.
We went to the Westport area of KC to dine at a trendy place called “McCoy’s”. Afterwards, some of us went and got cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.
Then it was back to the dorms to hangout some more and do a little equipment trading, get last minute technical advice or just crash in our beds. We’re exhausted!
Wish you were here…