August 17th, 2003

Vintage Computer Marketplace opens

The Vintage Computer Festival has opened the Vintage Computer Marketplace, a web site for buying, selling, and trading vintage computers, peripherals, and software.With support for both fixed-price and auction transactions, keeping your inventory online for others to peruse, and much more, this looks like it may prove to be a great way to find that collectible joy you’ve been looking for — or to clear out a few precious square feet of closet space before your spouse leaves you..

August 17th, 2003

A.P.P.L.E. releases new anthologies

A.P.P.L.E. today released two of the anthology packages announced at KansasFest.The complete Call-A.P.P.L.E. Anthology disks for 1979 through June, 1985, consists of 18 of the original 24 disks released. The Diskpak collection has also been updated, and is now a complete set. This package includes eight floppy disks containing software from 1978 through 1980. Both collections are available for free download to A.P.P.L.E. members and on CD-ROM for non-members..

August 17th, 2003

Ewen Wannop releases Spectrum 2.5.3, now available from Syndicomm\’s online store

Ewen Wannop has released version 2.5.3 of the excellent Spectrum telecommunications software for the Apple IIGS computer.Specific details about the new version are forthcoming, but the new version is available immediately for purchase online at Syndicomm’s online store. Spectrum is available for $30 on four diskettes or on CD-ROM (with Spectrum Automated Mailer included for free on the CD-ROM edition), or as a $5 upgrade on diskette to owners of Spectrum 2.2 or later..

August 17th, 2003

Syndicomm begins selling products from Ewen Wannop

Today Syndicomm’s online store began selling products from Ewen Wannop, including the popular Spectrum telecommunictions software, Spectrum Automated Mailer, the Bernie ][ The Rescue Starter Kit, and the TABBS Library Archive CD-ROM.Syndicomm’s Eric Shepherd said, “We’re thrilled to be able to offer these great products through our online store, and we hope the convenience thrills our customers.”.

August 16th, 2003

August 2003 issue of The Lamp! now available

The August, 2003 issue of The Lamp!, the monthly summary of the goings-on on Syndicomm Online’s Apple II forum, has been released by Lyle Syverson. You can read it online at

August 16th, 2003

6502-based web server written in BASIC released

Lee Davison has created an Ethernet web server in BASIC, running under his EhBASIC interpreter.While totally impractical, and not really Apple II related per sé, it’s still very cool, and does demonstrate that interesting things are still being done with the same 6502 processor used in the Apple II..

August 7th, 2003

Eric Shepherd\’s KFest roast video finished at last

The video Eric Shepherd presented at this year’s roast of Geoff Weiss was not completed in time for the roast, and a shortened version was presented. The finished version is now available for download.You can check out a 320×240 version (11.2 MB) or the massive 720×480 version (475 MB). Both versions are in MPEG-4 format and require QuickTime 6..

August 7th, 2003

Marinetti 3.0b1 now on sale at Syndicomm\’s online store

The Syndicomm online store is now offering Marinetti 3.0b1 for $25.This package includes a CD-ROM in HFS/Joliet hybrid format, which will work on Mac, Apple IIGS, and Windows systems, plus two bound, printed programmer’s reference manuals. The CD-ROM includes installers for both Marinetti 2.0.1 and 3.0b1, plus the source code and programming interface files. This package is offered as an alternative to downloading and printing the manuals yourself..

August 5th, 2003

No Slot Clock group purchase being organized

Mark Percival is organizing a group purchase of No Slot Clock chips; these chips can be installed in most 8-bit computers to give them clock support.He has just received a sample unit and found it works great in his Platinum Apple IIe. If you’re interested in pricing information, send him an email. If he can get together a minimum order of 25 chips, the cost should be about $20 apiece, plus shipping and handling..

August 4th, 2003

Tutor-Tech pricing update

A few days ago, we posted news that the Tutor-Tech hypermedia package for 8-bit Apple II computers is still available. Jay Edwards has forwarded along additional information, including the price of the package.There are a limited number of copies left, and no more will be made. They’re being sold at $95 per box; each box includes a manual and 5.25" disks for the teacher, student, and grader. Call 1-888-TECHWARE to order using your credit card..

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