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Classic Gaming Inspirations, Part Deux

Classic Gaming Inspirations, Part Deux

The Apple II was a fantastic gaming machine. You may not have daily access to this vintage hardware, but many of its best entertainment titles have been remade for the Macintosh. Ken Gagne revisits classics like Arkanoid, Ultima, and Dark Castle in this session that showcases the best of new and old. Find links to …

Know Your Meme

Know Your Meme

Thanks to the Internet and social media, cultural artifacts can be disseminated in a distributed fashion faster than ever before. When something attains phenomenon status via viral means, it becomes a meme. But, just like a real virus, memes can quickly die off. What’s everyone talking about today that will be gone tomorrow? Ken Gagne …

Behind the scenes at Open Apple

Behind the scenes at Open Apple

Open Apple, the Apple II community’s only co-hosted podcast, is the product of endless hours slaving over a mixing board and audio editing software. Watch and learn what goes into recording an episode of the show. What would an episode sound like without this extensive post-production process? Come hear the bloopers that should’ve been left …

Know Your Meme, or the Return of the King

Know Your Meme, or the Return of the King

For your amusement, Ken Gagne entertains with some of the latest Internet memes, demonstrating and tying together variations on three different cat themes: Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat, and Debbie from eHarmony. Guaranteed to bring out the laughs. Recorded on 7/23/2011 by Ken Gagne and made available by KansasFest, Inc., under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC …

Spreading the word in NYC & Denver

Spreading the word in NYC & Denver

Many KansasFest attendees are, unsurprisingly, IT professionals: they make their livings as educators, sysadmins, tech writers, and software engineers. Their passion for the Apple II often inspires their professional work and vice versa, especially when it comes to evangelizing how they spent their summer vacation. Ivan Drucker, a three-time KansasFest attendee and former Apple employee, …

Behind the scenes at Open Apple

Behind the scenes at Open Apple

Open Apple, the Apple II community’s only co-hosted podcast, is the product of endless hours slaving over a mixing board and audio editing software. Watch and learn what goes into recording an episode of the show. What would an episode sound like without this extensive post-production process? Come hear the bloopers that should’ve been left …