Of vital importance

Also scanned today were a few bits of miscellaneous paperwork. Not sure if they’re useful for anything, but they’re for some reason mildly intriguing. This came from the purchase of an Apple II plus system and related things in October and December 1982. [Update: four more, from an Apple III, […]

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 […]