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HackFest 2010

HackFest 2010

HackFest is an annual programming competition in which KansasFest attendees are challenged to write the coolest program possible for the Apple II while at KansasFest. Contestants Peter Neubauer, Martin Haye, Scott Miller, and Jeff Blakeney present their entries before Ivan Drucker announces the winners, as determined by Drucker, Ken Gagne, and Sean Fahey. Recorded on …

NakedOS

NakedOS

Martin Haye’s NakedOS is a new Disk II operating system for the entire Apple II line of computers. In this session, its creator covers the project’s rationale, design goals, API, disk format, Super-Mon integration and finally a few decision points and caveats for programmers considering NakedOS for their projects. Find it online at bitbucket.org/martin.haye/super-mon/ Recorded …

Super-Mon

Super-Mon

Martin Haye’s Super-Mon is a set of fancy extensions to the Apple II system monitor. This fairly technical session follows the creation of a small but interesting assembly language program that demonstrates the concepts and capabilities of Super-Mon. Recorded on 7/23/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available by KansasFest, Inc., under an Attribution 3.0 Unported …

Optimizing Algorithms in Applesoft BASIC

Optimizing Algorithms in Applesoft BASIC

Recent experiments with fractal algorithms in pure Applesoft BASIC have revealed methods for optimizing code to achieve acceptable speeds on a 4Mhz IIc Plus. In this session, Wayne Arthurton demonstrates the effects of using and optimizing user- defined functions, vari able reuse, variable allocation order, and other techniques for improving BASIC calculation performance. Recorded on …

Hidden Gems of the Apple IIgs Toolbox

Hidden Gems of the Apple IIgs Toolbox

The Apple IIgs Toolbox is big. Really big. It does a lot of stuff. You may know about a lot of it, but there’s stuff in there that’s not obvious. At KansasFest 2011, Eric Shepherd takes a look together at some of the interesting bits you may not have noticed. Recorded July 22, 2011 by …