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!

Magic with Macrosoft

Posted Sun, Aug. 12th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Once upon a time, only advanced programmers could achieve machine language speed. Learn how to use Macrosoft, a programming language from the same folks who brought us Nibble Magazine, to write Applesoft-like programs that achieve machine language speed, in this introduction to obtaining, using, and setting up Macrosoft and the companion Assembler. We’ll write a small Macrosoft program during the presentation to help you get started writing your own programs. See kansasfest.org/downloads/ for the associated Keynote slideshow, and read more notes from the presenter at http://bluerwhite.org/2010/08/macrosoft-kansasfest-2010/

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.

Apple III: A Closer Look

Posted Sat, Aug. 11th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Mike Maginnis provides an overview of the Apple III and a look at all those nasty rumors about its allegedly poor design and engineering. Download the slides at http://kansasfest.org/downloads/ and read clarifications from the presenter at http://wp.me/pJsxq-43

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

iPhone 4.0 and iPad

Posted Fri, Aug. 10th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

In April, Apple released the iPad, a tablet computer compatible with the iPhone’s App Store. In June, the iPhone and iPod Touch received the iOS 4 firmware upgrade. Rob Walch of the Today in iOS (formerly Today in iPhone) podcast, brings us both these devices with tips, tricks, and critiques of Apple’s new mobile hardware and software. The slides Rob used are available for download at kansasfest.org/downloads/

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

Suck free from a distance

Posted Thu, Aug. 9th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Creator of the popular ‘FishNDA’, Ryan Suenaga proves that he doesn’t suck by delivering this precorded video to KansasFest 2010, in which he announces the development of a send-only email NDA for the Apple IIGS, codenamed Melissa and officially named Emily II. This video was Ryan’s last KansasFest appearance.

Recorded on 7/24/2010 by Ken Gagne.

How to Use Your Apple II as a Dumb Terminal for Mac OS X

Posted Wed, Aug. 8th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Ever want to use your Apple II as a terminal for your Macintosh? Stavros Karatsoridis demonstrates what cables, adapters, and software are needed to connect your Apple II to the Terminal application in Mac OS X. Includes an ADTPro tutorial.

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

Apple II History redesign unveiling

Posted Tue, Aug. 7th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Steve Weyhrich, curator of the Apple II History Web site, unveiled at KansasFest 2010 the redesign of his site to use WordPress. Presented remotely, this presentation was captured via a combination of screencast and external microphone. Find the history site at http://apple2history.org

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

Disk Drive Maintenance

Posted Mon, Aug. 6th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Keeping those disks a-spinnin’: How to make your 5.25″ and 3.5″ disk drives work like they never have before, and then some. Tony Diaz demonstrates how to disassemble and reassemble like a pro.

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

Retr0Blasting & Restoring A2 Hardware

Posted Sun, Aug. 5th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

From a collectors point of view, Tony Diaz covers the aspects of restoring the “new” look to various Apple II related products, and the pros and cons of various methods available and show some samples of work done and in addition cover what makes a system “complete” with regards to collect-ability, and what makes it “original” or “Like original”.

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