Jean-Marc Boutillon’s freeware FASTDSK program images 5 1/4? disks, and runs under ProDOS on 8 bit Apple II computers. It features logging and auto-name generation, which makes it useful for converting large stacks of floppies to DSK format images. The program was written with Merlin assembler 8 and the source code is available.
Patrick Schaefer has posted to comp.sys.apple2 that he’s preparing to order the next batch of IDEfile pc boards, and that if anyone wants one, they should contact him. The IDEfile is an Apple ProFile emulator (FAQ) for the Apple III and Lisa series that utilizes an IDE hard drive to replace the original device. No […]
HackFest is an annual Apple II programming contest held during KFest. It begins at 7 am on Wednesday and ends Saturday morning. This year we had five talented participants. Fifth place – Matthew Schock crammed hard to learn C and the result was a program that allowed drawings to display as a movie by using […]
Tony Diaz has confirmed that KansasFest 2008 has been booked and scheduled for July 22 through 27, 2008! This will mark the 20th anniversary of KFest, the largest annual gathering of Apple II enthusiasts from around the world. Start planning to attend now!
Eric “Sheppy” Shepherd has posted Sweet16 2.0 Public Beta 1, which is now available from his Mac Downloads page. It has a number of nice improvements, among which are: There are other enhancements too, that Sheppy will post more on later. Please keep in mind that this is a beta, and almost certainly has significant […]
Max Jones was kind enough to write up the results of the GShisen contest, as well as organize and run the event. Thanks Max. Here is his report: Geoff Weiss set the world on fire in the championship round of the GShisen Contest with a blistering time of 2:53 to claim the 2007 title. He […]
Here we are at the last full day of KFest. Itâ€™s tough knowing this yearâ€™s event is winding down, but you realize at the start of the day that itâ€™s up to you to make the most of it: enjoy the remaining sessions; witness the culmination of HackFest and the GShisen contest; the last lunch […]
In hopes of giving Sean a break to catch up on sleep, I’m going to give the Friday KFest update. As the days progress, it gets harder to make it to breakfast hour. This day was probably the fullest yet. The first morning session was presented by Michael Mahon and covered his NadaNet project in […]
Announced at KFest last evening is that Syndicomm, publisher of Juiced.GS from 2002 to today, will be handing over the reins of the last remaining Apple II publication still in print to Gamebits, a sole proprietorship owned by Ken Gagne, editor-in-chief of Juiced.GS. Subscription prices for 2008 will remain the same as they were for […]
Podcast host Ryan Suenaga presents A2Unplugged, show #0012. In this episode, Ryan with guests Carrington Vanston and Andy Molloy take their shenanigans on the road, podcasting “live” from KFest.