Juiced.GS staff photo

Posted Sat, Jul. 24th 2010 in

Anyone who has contributed to Juiced.GS since our last staff photo is invited to the Rockhurst bleachers for a group picture.

Juiced.GS: The Next Generation

Posted Sat, Jul. 24th 2010 in

Hosted by Ken Gagne.

Juiced.GS, now the longest-running and last remaining Apple II publication in print, has been providing retrocomputing enthusiasts with news, reviews, interviews, and how-tos for 15 years. Where do we go from here? The past, present, and future of this quarterly Apple II journal merge in three exciting announcements that will change Juiced.GS forever.

Classic Gaming Inspirations, Part Deux

Posted Fri, Jul. 23rd 2010 in

Don’t miss Ken Gagne.

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. Revisit classics like Arkanoid, GShisen, and Dark Castle in this session that showcases the best of new and old.

Apple’s Growing Divide Between Users and Programmers

Posted Thu, Jul. 22nd 2010 in

The incredibly open nature of the Apple II for development, down to the inclusion of schematics in every box, encouraged a generation of users who were also program mers. By contrast, today we have the walled garden of iPhone OS, where Apple judges all. Between these polar positions is the Macintosh. How have Apple ? and Apple users ? evolved over the years? Has using computers become more or less creative? What tradeoffs have we made between accessibility and empowerment? How do the Apple II and its users measure up in modern times?

Panelists: Ivan Drucker (IvanExpert), Martin Haye (California Digital Library), Mike Maginnis (The Computist Project).

Moderator: Ken Gagne (Juiced.GS).

KansasFest 2010 session update

Posted Wed, May. 26th 2010 in News

The KansasFest 2010 session lineup, first posted last month, has grown to include several more presentations, courtesy several volunteers willing to offer their insights and expertise to KansasFest attendees:

  • Stavros Karatsoridis will describe how to set up an Apple II to act as a “dumb terminal” for the Terminal application in Mac OS X.
  • Ivan Drucker will debut his original programming utility: Slammer, which allows machine language to be inserted into a standard Applesoft program with practically no performance, dependency, or stability issues.
  • Sometime this summer, KansasFest 2009 keynote speaker Jason Scott will be releasing GET LAMP, his two-disc documentary of text adventures. A special one-hour cut of this film, made exclusively for convention audiences, will be screened at KansasFest.
  • Eric Shepherd, who in 2008 gave a presentation on iPhone programming, will this year introduce us to iPad programming. More than just “a giant iPhone”, the iPad is a unique development environment, and Sheppy will review the differences between writing apps for the two devices.
  • Ken Gagne of quarterly magazine Juiced.GS will make several announcements about the past, present, and future of the world’s longest-running Apple II publication.

Formal sessions are an integral element of the KansasFest experience, offering Apple fans new ways and environments in which to use their favorite machines. The other half of the equation is the camaraderie offered by attendees and presenters: nothing recharges a retrocomputing enthusiast’s batteries as fast as the energy of fellow hobbyists. With less than a week until the Early Bird registration deadline, you should sign up today to enjoy the sessions and friendships that are a hallmark of KansasFest!

Juiced.GS Focus Group

Posted Fri, Jul. 24th 2009 in

By Ken Gagne

In the last 14 years, Juiced.GS has evolved in content, design, and focus. The Apple II and the community around it has changed, and we want to ensure the last remaining print publication dedicated to this readership still matches your expectations. We’ll take a look at what goes into Juiced.GS today then ask what you the reader like and don’t like, and what you want to see in future issues.

Location: Student Activity Center

Classic Gaming Inspirations

Posted Wed, Jul. 22nd 2009 in

by Ken Gagne

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. Revisit classics like Choplifter, Ultima, and Arkanoid in this session that showcases the best of new and old.

Location: Student Activity Center