This month on Open Apple, Mike and Quinn sit down with each other and catch up on all the news they’ve been neglecting lately.
Mike and Quinn discuss the disappointing 8BitDo controller, get excited about remanufactured printer ribbons, and pretend to know anything about EDD.
Follow along as we review Softalk volume 1, number 3. The ads are always the best part! Meanwhile, we manage to sneak in one more Kay Savetz reference, and a Boo Atari in the same breath. That’s the Open Apple Way™.
You won’t want to miss this month’s Apology to Call A.P.P.L.E segment. We’re going to need a bumper for that (and the Australians) soon. Despite all this terribleness, please give us money. Because costs.
More information on everything discussed in this episode, after the jump.
- Gingerbread Apple II – Delicious, if not nutritious.
- Eight-Bit-No – Turns out the controller we were all excited about is kinda meh.
- Assembly Lines #42 – Chris Torrence reviews the 8BitDo controller.
- Assembly Lines #43 – Another follow-up on the 8BitDo.
- Apple II on an AVR – Emulating a small system on another small system.
- The new Portal on the old II – That Kerbal guy strikes again.
- Imagewriter II lives again – Yes, you CAN still get those color ribbons!
- Virtual II updated – The best OS X emulator is now even better.
- Some guy buys a Porsche – At least he spent too much.
- Lemonade Stand as a chatbot – A very modern way to play a very old game.
- GBBS Pro now GPL – All the gees, bees, and pees.
- Wade Clark saves a teenage legacy – You should do this with your stuff too.
- Quinn saves her own legacy – In two parts.
- More Burroughs on Apple II – Michael Mahon continues to update his nifty toy.
- WOzFest PR#6 – The Australians are doin’ stuff again.
- Sweet16 status – Sheppy let’s us know what’s up.
- Teen collector extraordinaire – Sells his collection to keep a dream alive.
- Apple II on a C.H.I.P. – No, not the Mega II. A different “chip”.
- RetroConnector – The presumed source for the enclosure on the above project.
- Transputer for the Apple II – It turns out “transputing” is a thing.
- Origin of the Transputer story – A2Central, as always, gets the scoop.
- Fixing Three Mile Island – The game, not the infamous power plant.
- I’m fEDD Up 2.2 – An update to the floppy archival tool of choice.
- The EDD Project – Paul Hagstrom tells the story of trying to save floppies at high-res.
- Tony Diaz speaks – He tells the story of the GS/OS 6.0.3 file typing bug.
- Ryan Suenaga’s software – A valuable archive, preserved!
- Rare 13MHz UltraWarp – The accelerator that nobody has heard of.
- Softalk Vol 1 No 3 – Follow along with us!
- John Romero’s Alien Attack – A great writeup on this early production.
- Floppy Days podcast – The HP85 series is especially interesting.