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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Jason Scott, documentary filmmaker, historian, public speaker, and archivist.
We talk about the importance of a nuanced appreciation of history, the flavors of sadness in comment threads, whom not to trust with special data and the nature of humanity, and failing at life.
Don’t miss Mike Hate Sponge Delicate Snowflake Maginnis’s sigh to end all sighs. Join us to learn how to take care of your capacitors, how to count your cycles, and how to do TCP/IP on your 8-bit Apple II.
Want to troll your cable company, accelerate your IIe, or play Bomberman on your GS? Tune in and find out how! More information on everything discussed in this episode after the jump.
- Archive.org – Where they store Jason Scott and a bunch of stuff.
- textfiles.com – The archive that started it all.
- Nightfall Crew – An all-in-one cross-compiler and tool suite for… not Apple. :(
- ADTPro Updated – Version 2.0.1, a minor fix.
- Becoming Steve Jobs – A book, if you’re not sick of this guy’s mythos already.
- Big Mess O’ Wires – Mac Floppy Emu adds Apple II support (800k!).
- BMoW on Emulation – A nice post summarizing Apple II emulation.
- Pranking Comcast – My Apple II won’t google!
- Let’s Play Apple II Games – Leigh Alexander’s gameplay videos.
- Via Skepchick – Retro computing commercials. Take that, RCR.
- Marina – A TCP/IP stack for Apple II. Yes. Seriously.
- Crazy Cycles – Desynchronized video mode demo from French Touch.
- Ibiza II – Another awesome FT demo. Like magic!
- ReactiveMicro – Sean Fahey writes up his experiences with the new products.
- TechnoBytes – A new(!) Transwarp-based accelerator for 8-bit Apples.
- UNISDISK Air – OMGOMGOMG. A wi-fi version of the SD card solution. So great.
- Kaboom! – An amazing game from NinjaForce finally finished.
- Apple (II) Watch – A neat little statement piece.
- BrkDown – A snazzy new disassembler from Ewen Wannop.
- Auctioning Relics – NYT takes you behind the scenes.
- Brutal Deluxe Cassette Archive – A great collection of very early II software.
- Cassette Archive Update – Antoine updates us on the latest.
- OzKFest – Great tweet log from the best Australian show.
- Woz and Lee – Woz sponsors a Comic Con in the Bay Area.
- Early Rev 0 on eBay – But we don’t talk about eBay.
- The Cave of Time – Mike’s pick for a weird game.
- Short Circuit – Quinn’s pick for a weird game.
- Crazy Cycles – How does it work? Disk image here.
- Scroll Scroll Scroll – So many scrolls. Disk image here.
- Veronica’s GPU – Quinn’s VGA generator, which uses a similar cycle-counting technique.
- Capacitors – Take care of them, and they’ll take care of you.
- AuctionSieve – A listener’s nifty tool for finding Apple hardware on eBay.
- NinjaForce – Because NinjaForce.
- Apple II Clones – A decent starting point on Wikipedia.
- Gravis Joystick – The best way to play Autoduel.
- Autoduel – The best thing to play with your Gravis joystick.
- Beagle Bros Repository – Brian & Bill’s wonderful archive of all things Beagle.
You wouldn’t steal a car! Unless of course, you were acquiring an exact copy of the car that harmed nobody, cost nobody anything, and didn’t diminish the original in any way. Then, well, you probably would, particularly if you wouldn’t have even wanted the car if it wasn’t free, so the car seller hasn’t given up anything either way.