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Rich Dreher at KansasFest 2012This month on Open Apple, Mike and Ken speak with Rich Dreher, developer of the CompactFlash For Apple (CFFA) card. The first batch of CFFA3000 cards sold out in 2011, and the second batch is now shipping with similar sales numbers. Rich takes us behind the scenes of the product’s success before dishing on other II hardware developers Vince Briel and Mike Willegal. We look at the astronomical numbers rare Apple-1 computers are fetching on eBay and at Sotheby’s and celebrate HyperCard turning 25 while Atari turns 40, though Mike objects to the latter. David Finnigan’s new book is out, and Robert Tripp is hot on his heels when an updated and digitized version of the classic What’s Where in the Apple — and we have the exclusive interview with Bob! All this content and all these guests make for our longest episode ever, perfect for listening to while you drive to next week’s KansasFest.

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2011 year-end roundtable

As 2011 fades into memory and 2012 shines bright, the hosts of Open Apple are joined by Tony Diaz of Syndicomm, Sean Fahey of A2Central.com, Andy Molloy of Juiced.GS, and Eric Shepherd of Sheppyware to reflect on all that has happened with the Apple II and its community in the past year. Topics include favorite hardware and software releases, community connectivity, the loss of Steve Jobs, KansasFest 2012, and more.

This show reunites the guests of A2Unplugged‘s annual review and is held in fond memory of Ryan Suenaga.

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Show #8 (October 2011) eBay auction results

In the October episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken reviewed several eBay auctions. The results of those auctions are below, in the order in which they ended. Some “Buy It Now” auctions with no end dates are not included.

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Metal Gear Solid 3 soundtrack$12.99 + $4.95 S&H;(Buy It Now)Sep 28, 2011 16:33:58 PDT2 units left unsold
Karate Kid soundtrack$3.99 + $3 S&H (Buy It Now)Sep 22, 2011 5:55:22 PM PDTSold
Microzine lot$23.99 (Buy It Now)Sep 08, 2011 13:02:40 PDTSold for $22.49
A2MP3 auction to benefit @rsuenaga fund$0.99Sep 20, 2011 14:36:23 PDT12$237.06 + $4 S&H
DRALS's CP/M card$50.00Oct 04, 2011 10:50:56 PDT8$101 + $35 S&H
AutoArk$8 + $4 S&H (Buy It Now)Oct 30, 2011 15:19:45 PDT2 units left unsold
Ultima IV$125.00Sep 30, 2011 19:00:48 PDTDid not sell
Apple IIGS crystal paperweight$19.99Sep 22, 2011 15:58:39 PDT40$315
Electric car with on-board Apple IIc$10.00Sep 26, 2011 16:26:19 PDT20$2000
Boston Computer Society newsletter$9.99Oct 07, 2011 11:33:42 PDT1$9.99 + $4.82 S&H

Open Megahertz album artIn this episode of Open Megahertz, KansasFest attendees Mike Maginnis, Ken Gagne, and Carrington Vanston join forces to reflect on the world’s greatest Apple II convention, as well as review a classic edutainment title.

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Guest voiceovers by Melissa Barron.

Steve WeyhrichThis month in Open Apple, Mike and Ken chat with Apple II historian Steve Weyhrich about strategies and philosophies for scanning, preserving, and publishing the story of the Apple II. Hardware hacks for the Apple IIc and expansion cards making their KansasFest debut caught our attention this month, as did the American Humanist Association recognizing Steve Wozniak, who earned a musical tribute from Jonathan Mann. Watches, shirts, boxes, and Risk topped our eBay auctions, while games ran the gamut from text adventures to Xbox spiritual successors to IIGS classics, with a few decorative posters thrown in for good measure. In addition to Dr. Steve, former KansasFest logo designer Chris Lackey makes not one but TWO guest appearances this month!

Congratulations to Jeremy Rand, who correctly named the game as Out of this World! He wins a $25 discount off KansasFest 2011 registration or a free KansasFest shirt. Next month’s winner will earn a 20% or $50 discount off one ReactiveMicro.com order.

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