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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Rebecca “Burger Becky” Heineman. Becky is a legendary Apple II developer (not to mention many other platforms), and was the keynote speaker at KansasFest 2015. We discuss Becky’s KansasFest experiences then and now, how the community has changed, and what she’s up to now. She has a lot of Apple II gold archived away, and we’re starting to see more and more of it as a result of the continued warmth and friendliness of the Apple II community.
Tune in after that interview, when Quinn and Mike go on to talk about amazing Bulgarian hardware products, new ways to acquire Byteworks software, the mysteries of Double Hires graphics, and of course Halt & Catch Fire. KansasFest stories abound, Mike plugs the Apple III, and Quinn acts oblivious to Mike on the subject of Prince of Persia. Listen in awe as she tells the exact same story about Mechner’s source code, immediately after Mike says the same thing. We swear your co-hosts do listen to each other most of the time, folks.
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More information on everything discussed in this episode after the jump.
- Quinn on Twitter – Better late than never?
- Becky on the web – Rebecca’s personal site.
- Becky on LinkedIn – Rebecca’s business connections.
- Becky on Twitter – Rebecca’s latest updates.
- Halt & Catch Fire – Finally, an Apple II makes an appearance. Sort of.
- D-Clock clone – Plamen continues to make awesome stuff. Buy it!
- RamWorks III clone – Plamen’s not done yet.
- IIc RAM/Clock clone – Plamen’s cloning all the things. Buy them all.
- Byteworks’ products – Availability may be increasing?
- ORCA/C Open Source – Briefly, anyway. Hope you got it while you could.
- Buy ORCA direct – Mike Westerfield will sell to you directly via email now.
- Buy from Syndicomm – As of this writing, they do also still sell Byteworks’ products.
- Ken plays King’s Quest – The modern reboot is… well… a modern reboot.
- Double Hi-Res – What it is, and how to know if you have it.
- KansasFest – Mark your calendars right now!
- KansasFest HackFest – The entries for 2015 were incredible.
- Drop /// Inches – Can’t miss an opportunity to plug our sister podcast.
- Motherboard – Mainstream press notices KansasFest.
- 4am at KFest – He was there, but no we’re not going to tell. Neener neener.
- Jason Scott’s crack screen collection – Hey crackers- vanity search. You know you want to.
- KFest Funk – Dr. Weyhrich’s latest masterpiece.
- Floppy Days – A great podcast, also with a Weyhrich touch.
- Cult of Mac takes cheap shots – All in good fun, we assume.
- Space Ace compiled – Built from Becky’s original source.
- Oregon Trail speed run – Everyone’s first game, done quickly.
- Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut – The excellent modern sequel has a new version.
- GS/OS 6.0.2 & 6.0.3 released – Bug fixes for GS/OS from the community.
- Apple II on Ars Technica – More mainstream-ish coverage of our band of broken toys.
- Retrobits podcast – Quinn’s gateway drug to retrocomputing. Thanks, Earl!
- Steve Jobs opera – Yup. This is a thing.
- Business Insider – They keep trying, but their interns are clearly writing this stuff.
- Time Magazine – Time gives a little love to the Trash-80.
- Windwalker GS – Mike’s pick for a weird game.
- AcidTrip – Quinn’s pick for a weird game. Really, really weird.
- Orphan Black – Update on that Apple II monitor cameo.
- Show Notes – How to find our show notes for this episode.
- Open Apple Patreon – Help defer the costs of hosting our audio.