June 26, 2019 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 24, Issue 2 (June 2019)

Juiced.GS Volume 24, Issue 2 (June 2019)

This issue features a look at PLATO, a 1960s mainframe program being used to create a modern online retrocomputing community; a comparison of BASIC alternatives to Applesoft; reflections on an interview with Steve Meretzky of Infocom fame; a tutorial for converting MP3s to Apple IIGS rSound format; and much, much more!

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June 26, 2019 · Comments Off on Volume 24, Issue 2 (June 2019)
Juiced.GS Volume 24, Issue 2 (June 2019)

Index

PagesTypeHeadlineAuthorSummary
2My Home PageBalancing ActKen GagneKansasFest can be exhausting if you don't know how to say no to things you want to do.
3Letters from the Land of ROMBrian MilesAn editorial about Mammoth Cave brings back memories of a childhood school assignment.
4-7Apple CoreBuilding with PLATOPeter NeubauerThom Cherryhomes has build IRATA.ONLINE, an online, cross-platform community based on PLATO, a mainframe computer system that was ahead of its time.
8-9Event CoverageA Real-Life Infocom AdventureKevin SavetzKevin Savetz reflects on Game On: The Great Quest for Imagination, a GitHub-sponsored event at which he interviewed Steve Meretzky of Infocom fame.
9AdvertisementEaten by a GrueA podcast of Infocom games, text adventures, and interactive fiction.
10-14ProgrammingA Flight of BASICsMichael SternbergA comparison and contrast of three Applesoft BASIC alternatives: Integer BASIC; Blankenship BASIC, and Micol Advanced BASIC.
15-17ConnectionsIt Sounds So GoodGeoff WeissHow to convert MP3 and WAV files to the Apple IIGS rSound format.
18-19DumplinGSRummaging for ReleasesKen GagneKansasFest 2019 sessions are go; Chris Vavruska releases GSummer; Ewen Wannop releases Versions; Andy McFadden releases 6502bench; Nox Archaist meets its Kickstarter crowdfunding goal; Jesse LaFleur releases Raccoon City; John Romero interviews Jordan Mechner on the Apple Time Warp podcast; Kevin Savetz opens the Vintage Tech Stickers store; Mark Munz updates the Deja IIx website.
19Pop the StackThe Library RulesKevin SavetzThe library was a haven of novels for Kevin as a kid and a source of retrocomputing theses as an adult.
20AdvertisementKansasFest

Issue Links

Apple Core

IRATA.ONLINE
Thom Cherryhomes' PLATO-based online, cross-platform retrocomputing community.

Cyber1
A mainframe-based CYBIS system.

Event Coverage

Game On: The Great Quest for Imagination
Kevin Savetz interviews Steve Meretzky of Infocom fame at GitHub HQ.

Historical Source
A GitHub repository of Infocom source code.

ZILF
A Z-Machine compiler.

Jason Scott Talks His Way Out of It
The Infocom Source Code Episode.

Infocom: The Documentary
Excerpted from Jason Scott's GET LAMP documentary.

Programming

Integer BASIC
Steve Wozniak's own BASIC for the Apple II computer.

Apple-1 Basic Manual
A manual for Integer BASIC on the Apple-1.

Apple II BASIC Programming Manual
A manual for Integer BASIC on the Apple II.

Apple Commands
Beagle Bros' reference poster for Integer BASIC commands.

Blankenship BASIC
A disk image of Prof. John Blankenship's BASIC.

Blankenship BASIC manual
A paperback manual sold by Call-A.P.P.L.E.

A2Sieve
Michael Sternberg's implementation of the Sieve of Eratosthenes algorithm in various languages, used as a benchmarking tool.

Micol Advanced BASIC 4.5
Micol Systems' BASIC for the Apple IIe/IIc.

Micol Advanced BASIC
A PDF manual.

Connections

sox
Sound eXchange, for converting sound files on modern computers.

LAME
An MP3 encoder library.

AudioZap 2.0
Ian Schmidt's audio editor for the Apple IIGS.

rSounder
Paul Benson's sound conversion utility for the IIGS.

bvi
A display-oriented editor for binary files (hex editor).

LongPlay
A IIGS program that can play audio files larger than the available RAM.

DumplinGS

KansasFest
The annual Apple II convention, occurring July 15-21, 2019, at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.

GSummer
Chris Vavruska's MD5 checksum utility for the IIGS.

Versions
Ewen Wannop's version tracker tool for IIGS applications.

6502bench
Andy McFadden's disassembly tool.

Nox Archaist
6502 Workshop's original 8-bit RPG that recently succeeded in its Kickstarter crowdfunding.

Raccoon City
Jesse LaFleur's game of exploring Toronto at night as a raccoon.

Apple Time Warp
John Romero's podcast interview of Jordan Mechner.

Vintage Tech Stickers
Kevin Savetz's new online store, with Elephant Memory Systems and Beagle Bros Software logo reproductions.

Deja IIx
Mark Munz's AppleWorks Classic emulator.

June 27, 2018 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 2 (June 2018)

Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 2 (June 2018)

In this issue, researchers from Princeton University present the Information Barrier eXperimental II — original Apple II software and hardware used for nuclear warhead verification. Also in this issue is a review of Oregon Trail: The Play! and an interview with its playwright; reviews of two graphic novels about Steve Jobs; a tutorial for procuring and digitizing academic dissertations about the Apple II; how Microsoft's purchase of GitHub will affect Apple II programmers; and much, much more!

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June 27, 2018 · Comments Off on Volume 23, Issue 2 (June 2018)
Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 2 (June 2018)

Index

PagesTypeHeadlineAuthorSummary
2My Home PageCon EvolutionKen GagneKansasFest 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.
3-4TidinGSPeter Ferrie, Joseph Carter, David Schmenk, Andy McFadden, Kelvin SherlockOn 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.
5AdvertisementAuctionSieveeBay monitoring and bidding tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
6-9Apple CoreVintage VerificationDr. Moritz Kütt, Dr. Alexander GlaserResearchers at Princeton University present the Information Barrier eXperimental II, or IBX II, used to obtain trusted gamma radiation measurements of nuclear weapons.
10][ Be or Not to BeYou Have Died of HilarityMark LemmertThe Over Our Head Players Theater of Racine, Wisconsin, presents 'Oregon Trail: The Play!' by A.J. Allegra.
11-13MusinGSKen GagneAn interview with A.J. Allegra, playwright of 'Oregon Trail: The Play!', about his comedic adaptation, inspiration, and creative license.
16-17Cover ][ CoverKate SzkotnickiA review of two graphic novels about Steve Jobs: 'Insanely Great' by Jessie Hartland, and 'Genius by Design' by Jason Quinn and Amit Tayal.
18-19DumplinGSKen GagneJohn 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.
19Simplicity NotesSteven WeyhrichAM radio and a Heathkit GR-64 laid the groundwork for a lifelong love of electronics.
20AdvertisementKansasFestCome celebrate the 30th KansasFest with a keynote speech by Roger Wagner of HyperStudio fame.

Issue Links

TidinGS: Microsoft acquires GitHub

Microsoft purchases GitHub
For $7.5 billion.

Peter Ferrie
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.

Joseph Carter
Current developer of a2cloud, a2server, Raspple II, and LinApple.

David Schmenk
Developer of Apple II Pi, PLASMA, Apple II Java VM, NTSC Artifact Colors on Apple IIGS, Apple ][ Character Generator, and LightCycles 3D.

Andy McFadden
Developer of CiderPress, NuLib2, fdraw, and fhpack.

Kelvin Sherlock
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.

Visual 6502
A visual simulator of the 6502 microprocessor.

cc65
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.

Facebook
Social media home for the play.

Tech-torial: Scanning theses & dissertations

WorldCat
A global catalog of library collections.

Apple II theses
A Google Sheets spreadsheet documenting the locations and statuses of Apple II academic scans.

Cover ][ Cover

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.

DumplinGS

Applesauce
The next generation in Apple II floppy disk digitization, by John Keoni Morris.

A2osX
An in-development, 8-bit multitasking operating system by Remy Gibert.

Undo Manager
Ewen Wannop's Tool to add adds 32 levels of Undo and Redo to LineEdit, TextEdit, or Picture controls.

PLASMA
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".

Melissa Barron
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.

Paleotronic Magazine
A website of Apple II news and interviews complementing the hardcopy magazine.

Charles Lott
News of the passing of a KansasFest 2015–2016 alumnus.

Dagen Brock
A KansasFest committee member tweets in remembrance of Charles Lott.

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AuctionSieve
A free eBay monitoring and bidding tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux

KansasFest
Thirtieth annual Apple II convention, being held July 17–22, 2018, at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 15, 2017 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 2 (June 2017)

Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 2 (June 2017)

This issue features Ninjaforce's first-hand account of the Revision demoparty; Mike Whalen's tutorial for hosting a telnet BBS; behind-the-scenes looks at Kelvin Sherlock's Golden Gate and the projectile animations of Nox Archaist; reviews of a2heaven's 8MBRAM/ROM card and Richard Garriott's Explore/Create memoir; and much, much more!

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