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|KansasFest will be bigger and better than ever in 2018--and a large part of that is due to the organizing committee's efforts to evolve the event.
|Peter Ferrie, Joseph Carter, David Schmenk, Andy McFadden, Kelvin Sherlock
|On Monday, June 4, 2018, Microsoft purchased online code repository GitHub for $7.5 billion. We asked several Apple II software developers for their take on Microsoft's acquisition and what it means for retrocomputing enthusiasts.
|eBay monitoring and bidding tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
|Dr. Moritz Kütt, Dr. Alexander Glaser
|Researchers at Princeton University present the Information Barrier eXperimental II, or IBX II, used to obtain trusted gamma radiation measurements of nuclear weapons.
|][ Be or Not to Be
|You Have Died of Hilarity
|The Over Our Head Players Theater of Racine, Wisconsin, presents 'Oregon Trail: The Play!' by A.J. Allegra.
|An interview with A.J. Allegra, playwright of 'Oregon Trail: The Play!', about his comedic adaptation, inspiration, and creative license.
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|A review of two graphic novels about Steve Jobs: 'Insanely Great' by Jessie Hartland, and 'Genius by Design' by Jason Quinn and Amit Tayal.
|John Keoni Morris opens preorders for Applesauce; Remy Gibert develops multitasking environment A2osX; Ewen Wannop releases Undo Manager; David Schmenk adds TFTP to PLASMA; La Crapule releases for iOS and Android; Vince "deater" Weaver releases Mode7 demo; Melissa Barron sells giclée reproductions of Apple II acryllic paintings; Paleotronic Magazine website debuts with interviews with Jason Scott and 4am; KansasFest alumnus Charles Lott passes away.
|AM radio and a Heathkit GR-64 laid the groundwork for a lifelong love of electronics.
|Come celebrate the 30th KansasFest with a keynote speech by Roger Wagner of HyperStudio fame.
TidinGS: Microsoft acquires GitHub
Microsoft purchases GitHub
For $7.5 billion.
Author of ProBoot, Directi-DOS, ProRWTS, qboot, 0boot, Brainf^ck interpreter, 4LIVE, and Standard-Delivery; co-author of A2FC; and contributor to Passport, Lawless Legends, PLASMA, MouseII, Nox Archaist, A2Audit, Pitch Dark, and fhpack.
Current developer of a2cloud, a2server, Raspple II, and LinApple.
Developer of Apple II Pi, PLASMA, Apple II Java VM, NTSC Artifact Colors on Apple IIGS, Apple ][ Character Generator, and LightCycles 3D.
Developer of CiderPress, NuLib2, fdraw, and fhpack.
Developer of Silver Platter, Golden Gate, ProFUSE, WeeGUI, Shrink-Fit X, and GShisen, among others.
Migrating from GitHub to GitLab
Official migration tutorial by GitLab.
Apple Core: Vintage computing for trusted radiation measurements
Vintage Computing for Trusted Radiation Measurements and a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
Talks, slides, and more resources by Drs. Moritz Kütt and Alexander Glaser.
IBX II hardware
GitHub code repository for IBX II schematics.
IBX II software
GitHub code repository for IBX II software.
The MOnSter 6502
A dis-integrated circuit project to make a complete, working transistor-scale replica of the classic MOS 6502 microprocessor.
A visual simulator of the 6502 microprocessor.
A complete cross development package for 65(C)02 systems, including a powerful macro assembler, a C compiler, linker, librarian and several other tools.
Missile and Space Gallery overview
Original cover photo courtesy the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
][ Be or Not to Be
Over Our Head Players
Racine, Wisconsin venue for Oregon Trail: The Play!, performed May 18–June 2, 2018.
MusinGS: A.J. Allegra
Oregon Trail: The Play!
Paperback and Kindle editions of the script by playwright A.J. Allegra.
Social media home for the play.
Tech-torial: Scanning theses & dissertations
A global catalog of library collections.
Apple II theses
A Google Sheets spreadsheet documenting the locations and statuses of Apple II academic scans.
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Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
A graphic novel about Steve Jobs by Jesse Hartland.
Steve Jobs: Genius by Design
A graphic novel about Steve Jobs by Jason Quinn and Amit Tayal.
The next generation in Apple II floppy disk digitization, by John Keoni Morris.
An in-development, 8-bit multitasking operating system by Remy Gibert.
Ewen Wannop’s Tool to add adds 32 levels of Undo and Redo to LineEdit, TextEdit, or Picture controls.
A TFTP server for David Schmenk’s programming language.
La Crapule for iOS
An adventure game by Jean-Louis Le Breton of Froggy Software, ported by Pierre Durant.
La Crapule for Android
Also known as The Scoundrel and also ported by Pierre Durant.
Mode 7 demo
A self-running visual demo by Vince Weaver, aka “deater”.
An Etsy store with giclée reproductions of her acrylic paintings of the Apple II.
“Glitchy Apple II screens inspire this artist’s work“
A Cult of Mac story by David Pierini.
A website of Apple II news and interviews complementing the hardcopy magazine.
News of the passing of a KansasFest 2015–2016 alumnus.
A KansasFest committee member tweets in remembrance of Charles Lott.
A free eBay monitoring and bidding tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux
Thirtieth annual Apple II convention, being held July 17–22, 2018, at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.