The terrarium ][+

Having gotten into the spirit of this vintage computing project, I have been trolling ebay a bit, looking at what’s out there. I have clearly gone a little bit beyond the simple goal of just transferring my floppies to emulator-readable disk images, now I kind of want the hardware itself […]

Future project: SE/30 arrives

Things are now starting to accumulate, though all of these things are going to have to be future projects. In my mind, I think of these as “spring break projects” though quite likely they’ll turn out to be summer projects. First up in my efforts to reclaim my youth is […]

Success with ADTpro was surprisingly good

I took a shot at imaging some of my 5.25″ Apple floppies from the mid-80s today, using ADTpro talking to my IIgs over the modem port connected via a Keyspan dual serial adapter (driver here) to the USB port on my MacBook Pro. Two bits of good news to report: […]

Decommissioning the 7100/80 and 7200/90

I also spent some time that same break imaging all of my father’s 3.5″ floppies and preparing his PowerMac 7100/80 and PowerMac 7200/90 for the trash (which I found quite sad, but they seem to be pretty worthless on eBay and I already have enough PowerMacs). The Classic was there […]

The long path to failure

Over Christmas, I was once again co-located with my childhood Apple ][ clone, and was somewhat distressed to discover that—although I had imaged a great many of the more important floppies—there were still a great many 5.25″ disks that I had not imaged. And, as we all know, it’s (almost) […]

It’s 2012

Having gone back to my childhood home, I encountered a bunch of old computers and gasp old floppies. Which sparked a renewed interest in vintage computing so I could get the stuff off of those floppies. So, maybe this will be where I’ll record thoughts about that. As we speak, […]