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Ken, Eric, Geoff, Ryan, Tony, and Andrew pose

Remembering Tony Diaz

Tony Diaz passed away unexpectedly on October 27. Tony was a core organizer of KansasFest for many, many years, and was instrumental in transitioning the event from Avila University to Rockhurst University in 2006. He helped keep it going through the lean years and facilitated its rebirth into the vibrant gathering it remains today. His tremendous knowledge …

Disk Drive Maintenance

Disk Drive Maintenance

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 by KansasFest, Inc., under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Creative Commons …

Retr0Blasting & Restoring A2 Hardware

Retr0Blasting & Restoring A2 Hardware

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 …

A change of sponsorship for KansasFest 2011

A change of sponsorship for KansasFest 2011

At KansasFest 2010, attendees had the honor of meeting Dennis Doms and Tom Vanderpool, two Resource Central employees. It was they who founded the event that has become known as KansasFest. When Resource Central closed their doors, it was a group of volunteers who ensured that the annual tradition of gathering Apple II users in …

Disk Drive Maintenance

Disk Drive Maintenance

Tony Diaz shows us how to keep them spinning. 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. See how to disassemble and reassemble like a pro.

Retr0Blasting & Restoring A2 Hardware

Retr0Blasting & Restoring A2 Hardware

From Tony Diaz From a collectors point of view, we will cover the aspects of restoring the “new” look to various Apple II related products, and the pros and cons of various methods avail able and show some samples of work done and in addition cover what makes a system “complete” with regards to collect-ability, and …