Echoes of KFest (video)

The KansasFest video podcast features speeches and presentations from the world's only annual Apple II retrocomputing convention. Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes!

David Szetela on John Sculley and Mike Harvey

Posted Sat, Sep. 1st 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

On July 18, 2007, David Szetela, founding editor of Nibble Magazine, delivered the keynote speech at KansasFest, an annual celebration of the Apple II. In this segment, he discusses the impact and legacy of John Sculley and Mike Harvey. Video by Ken Gagne.

Recorded on 7/18/2007 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Creative Commons license.

David Szetela on the Apple II

Posted Fri, Aug. 31st 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

On July 18, 2007, David Szetela, founding editor of Nibble Magazine, delivered the keynote speech at KansasFest, an annual celebration of the Apple II. In this segment, he discusses the departmental politics at Apple Computer Inc.

Recorded on 7/18/2007 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Creative Commons license.

KansasFest 2009 Keynote with Jason Scott

Posted Thu, Aug. 30th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Jason Scott — digital archivist, proprietor of textfiles.com, and producer of the BBS and Get Lamp documentaries — delivered this keynote speech at KansasFest 2009 on July 21. This 20th annual Apple II convention was attended by retrocomputing enthusiasts from across North America, celebrating their favorite creation of Steve Wozniak.

Recorded on 7/21/2009 by Sean Fahey.

Off-platform Apple II development

Posted Wed, Aug. 29th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

In this session, Dagen Brock deals with using modern development tools and languages to create code and assets for use in Apple II software, including definitions and comparisons of off-platform and cross-platform development; creating build pipelines; using modern tools to create audio and visual assets; and tying it all together, as well as conjecturing what additional tools could be developed to assist in this process.

Recorded on 7/22/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Bite the Bag 2010

Posted Tue, Aug. 28th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Bite the Bag is a party game that is also a KansasFest tradition. Long absent from our convention, Geoff Weiss gave this game its Rockhurst debut when he put it on the KansasFest 2010 schedule. Many dared and many fell in this battle of balance.

Recorded on 7/21/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) Creative Commons license.

You're happy if you GNO it

Posted Mon, Aug. 27th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

GNO/ME is an open source UNIX-like extension for the Apple IIgs. Version 2.0.6 was released in 1999 (presented at KFest for the very first time in 2020) and has been often described as a central component to what would be included if GS/OS would have advanced. Topics covered by Geoff Weiss include how it compares with modern UNIX operating systems and what it will take to port code. Video courtesy Ed Eastman.

Recorded on 7/23/2010 by Ed Eastman and made available under a ,Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Introducing NuInput: A superior INPUT

Posted Sun, Aug. 26th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

If you've programmed in Applesoft, then you know that its INPUT command is not very capable. But now you don't need it! NuInput, by Ivan Drucker, is a powerful and flexible replacement for INPUT which makes it easy for any Applesoft programmer to specify maximum entry length and permitted keys, automatically convert lowercase, refuse blank entry, provide an ESCape, and much more! Download your copy at http://ivanx.com/appleii/

Recorded on 7/24/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Introducing Slammer: A New Way of Using Machine Language from Applesoft

Posted Sat, Aug. 25th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Wouldn't it be great if you could put whatever machine language you wanted into a standard Applesoft program with practically no performance, dependency, or stability issues? With Ivan Drucker's Slammer, you can! Slammer is a new method for installing and executing machine language routines, at machine language speed, using 100% legal Applesoft. This presentation introduces Slammer, explains how to use it, and describes the unusual and extreme machine language programming behind its development. Download your copy at http://ivanx.com/appleii/

Recorded on 7/24/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.