FileMover, Beagle Bros for the PC

Pretty much everybody in the Apple II community is aware of Beagle Bros, the prolific and playful early software company with a sense of humor and a hacker spirit. But it’s probably not nearly as well known that they actually did test the waters with an IBM PC title as […]

Peelings II

I’d always been fairly aware of the Peelings II magazine back during the early 1980s when the Apple II was going strong, because they advertised fairly aggressively in things that I did read, but for some reason I’d never really read any of the issues. Probably this is because the […]

Saint Softalk dot Mac

Softalk was one of the most highly regarded computer magazines focused on the Apple II series of computers, running from September 1980 until August 1984. They’ve been mentioned here before. In the later years, however, the publishers branched out to a couple of other platforms. There was a second magazine […]

Quick File ///

Here is Quick File /// for the Apple ///. I imaged the disks and scanned the manual, since I didn’t find an existing manual scan online. The disks weren’t protected, and were actually already available on apple3.org, but these are (presumably identical) images of my own disks. The program does […]

On Three 1987, volume 4

I finished up a few more scans of On Three, so here they are. I decided in the interest of collecting things together that I would post the whole volume in this post. I still need to scan June 1987 and re-scan March 1987, I’ll insert them in this post […]

Casio FX-730P

Back in the summer of 1987 or 1988 or so, my family took a road trip across the country. This was a painful prospect, I couldn’t possibly bring my computer with me, and it wouldn’t be a lot of good anyway for the car. Fortunately, a business colleague of my […]

Not quite beating Autoduel. Yet.

I tried making some nibble copies of Origin Software’s Autoduel to run in an emulator, and of course it didn’t work. So I figured I’d try my hand again at boot tracing. Tricky stuff. There are a couple of hints out there about how to make the Autoduel disk copyable […]

MUSE and ABM

MUSE Software is probably most famous for Castle Wolfenstein, already a fairly early game for the Apple II platform, but they got their start much earlier. In 1978, MUSE was already producing quite a few titles on cassette, back when their name stood for Micro Users Software Exchange. Already by […]

Boot tracing in the 21st century

In a previous post, I went over the contents of The Electronic Mailbag program, but I want to also run through how I managed to get it into a usable format, since it was an interesting foray back into the world of boot tracing. The disk itself is fairly resistant […]

Intro to email

A while back, I got a copy of a disk called The Electronic Mailbag from eBay. The purpose of the software was to help the user get used to the idea of electronic mail and how checking/sending messages, printing, mass emails, and searching worked. A way to practice without the […]