Disk Drive Maintenance

Posted Mon, Aug. 6th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

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 under a ,Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Retr0Blasting & Restoring A2 Hardware

Posted Sun, Aug. 5th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

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 “original” or “Like original”.

Recorded on 7/22/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Is that a IIgs in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

Posted Mon, Jun. 25th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

The Free Tools Association (FTA) released ActiveGS, a free IIgs emulator for IOS devices now available in the iTunes App Store. 2011 is the year when the Apple IIgs has gone mobile and this is a chance to see it in action, courtesy Geoff Weiss and Tony Diaz.

Recorded on July 22, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available under a Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Is that a IIgs in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

Posted Mon, May. 28th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

The Free Tools Association (FTA) released ActiveGS, a free IIgs emulator for IOS devices now available in the iTunes App Store. 2011 is the year when the Apple IIgs has gone mobile and this is a chance to see it in action, courtesy Geoff Weiss and Tony Diaz.

Recorded on July 22, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available under a Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.

A change of sponsorship for KansasFest 2011

Posted Wed, Mar. 23rd 2011 in News

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 Kansas City continued.

InTrec logoOver the years, those volunteers have included a variety of businesses and organizations who have literally insured KansasFest would continue by putting up the money to cover up-front expenses. Paul Parkhurst of Parkhurst Micro Products and Tim Kellers of Kellers Auto Electric carried the torch before passing it to Jerry Cline of InTrec Software in 1997, who has sponsored the event for more than a decade.

The KansasFest committee would like to thank Jerry for the years of support he has lent us, starting with when he stepped in at a moment’s notice to allow the event to continue and then helped it grow to what it has become today. With InTrec’s flagship product, ProTERM, now reclassified as freeware, it is time to again transition KansasFest’s sponsorship to a business active in today’s Apple II community.

16 Sector logoStarting this year, KansasFest is sponsored by 16 Sector, headed by Tony Diaz.

Once again, thank you to Jerry Cline for his years of service, which came when they were needed to keep KansasFest moving forward.  Here’s to many more decades of happy reunions and new friends!

Disk Drive Maintenance

Posted Sat, Jul. 24th 2010 in

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.

Apple II Jeopardy

Posted Fri, Jul. 23rd 2010 in

Join Tony Diaz as he hosts a round of Apple II Jeopardy!

Retr0Blasting & Restoring A2 Hardware

Posted Thu, Jul. 22nd 2010 in

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 what makes it “original” or “Like original”.