Apple Cat II manuals

I did a bit of scanning today, resulting in a nearly complete set of manuals for the Novation Apple Cat II, although these manuals were not originally mine and some have been, sadly, kind of marked up. The Com-Ware II manual is the worst of them. I hope to unearth […]

How I came to have a UniDisk 3.5

Ever since I’d heard that the UniDisk 3.5 has within it a 65C02, I’ve wanted to get my hands on one. Not so I could read 3.5″ floppies, but so I could try to see if I could get any mileage out of doing parallel processing, dumping computing tasks to […]

Graphics and Sound

Things keep pouring in that I need to clean up, set up, test, and document, but the day job continues to require most of my attention. I did manage to scan a couple of manuals, I’m not sure if they are already out there scanned somewhere, but here are mine. […]

Summer?

I’m still here. But good grief! So, after KansasFest, I went on two further week-long trips, and since having gotten back to my office, I haven’t really had a chance to do much at all vintage-related. But things have been piling up, I have a really kind of ludicrously long […]

Suitcase-friendly, shameless //e

Turns out I have enough pieces to make a working //e sans case, so, I’ve gone as far as to pack it up in suitcase-friendly form. Still not sure if it’s suitcase-friendly enough, but it looks like it should be quite packable.

In search of a working ][+

With KansasFest 2012 only a few days away by now, I started thinking seriously about whether I would try to bring a machine with slots along with me. I don’t want to travel with anything particularly rare, but I thought it might be worth it to bring a ][+ into […]

Drive Knox

One of the things I’d had on my list for a while is to clean up all of my floppy drives. I have a lot of floppy drives. I have a lot of the old style (A2M0003) Disk ][ drives. Those are pretty straightforward to take apart and clean. They’re […]

Why are things so heavy in the future?

I do not intend to get into video game collecting, but the Atari 2600 was a significant enough machine that it seems like I can make an exception for that one. I saw one going by on eBay at one point, and my interest was piqued enough to look into […]

Retrochallenge 2012

Ok, as a motivator for getting one of the projects done I’d hoped to do, I have decided to attempt the Summer 2012 Retrochallenge. The plan of the project is to get one of my Apple IIs screen-shared on the internet. Updates on that project will appear on the Retrochallenge […]

Virtual ProFiling

The last thing I needed to embark on the mission to put my X/ProFile into the Lisa 2/10 arrived today, a bunch of blank CF cards. I mail ordered them because it turns out nobody local seems to sell them this small anymore. The reason I was waiting for those […]