Podcast coverage of KansasFest 2012

Posted Fri, Aug. 17th 2012 in News

As usual, KansasFest made and continue to makes headlines throughout the retrocomputing world. Many podcasts have focused on the convention throughout the last month, featuring interviews and reflections from the world’s premier Apple II event.

Retro Computing RoundtableThe Retro Computing Roundtable (iTunes) was first on the air with their show #30, recorded live at KansasFest — at which RCR‘s three hosts met for the first time! First-time attendees David Greelish and Earl Evans joined veteran Carrington Vanston in Kansas City for this recording. There’s a further recap in episode #31, recorded a few weeks after the event.

RetroMacCastArchivist and Serenity extra Brian Wiser appeared on episode #251 of the RetroMacCast (iTunes). This first-time attendee gave two presentations at KansasFest, and his enthusiasm for the event is evident in this interview.

Open AppleFinally, the Open Apple podcast (iTunes) aired show #18 with a panel consisting of Wayne Arthurton, who recently attended his first KansasFest since 2004, and Paul Hagstrom and Jeremy Rand, both first-time attendees. Arthurton presented at KansasFest, while Rand came in first place in the HackFest competition, providing diverse perspectives on the same event.

Want to hear more great audio content from KansasFest? Listen to podcast coverage of KansasFest 2010 and 2011, as well as the Echoes of KFest podcast for sessions from KansasFest!

Optimizing Algorithms in Applesoft BASIC

Posted Sat, Aug. 4th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

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 7/23/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Optimizing Algorithms in Applesoft BASIC

Posted Fri, Jul. 23rd 2010 in

What will Wayne Arthurton have in store for us?

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