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You’re happy if you GNO it

You’re happy if you GNO it

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 …

Using disk images on the Apple IIgs

Using disk images on the Apple IIgs

Over the past few years, there have been developments which allow greater support of disk images on the IIgs. Geoff Weiss demonstrates the latest technology with such products as MountIt by Brutal Deluxe and the SmartportVHD by Cédric Peltier. Recorded on July 21, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available by KansasFest, Inc., under an …

Bite the Bag 2011

Bite the Bag 2011

Bite the Bag is a party game that is also a KansasFest tradition. For the second year in a row, Geoff Weiss hosted this event at Rockhurst University for KFest 2011 attendees. Many dared and many fell in this battle of balance. Recorded July 20, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial …

The Golden Age of the Apple II

The Golden Age of the Apple II

The Apple II was in production from 1977 to 1993. From early interest to broad adoption to being over shadowed by the Mac, followed by cancellation, diehard support, and retrocomputing revitalization, the machine has survived many eras and purposes. What was the golden age of the Apple II? What constituted its heyday, and how long …

Bite the Bag

Bite the Bag

How low can you go? You don’t have to be Bilbo Baggins to play Bite the Bag. This is something that you can really sink your teeth in. Pick up a paper bag with only one limb on the ground. The bag gets shorter and shorter in every round. Who will be crowned champion? Who …