March 17, 2013 · Comments Off on Retr0bright photo gallery

In the December 2012 issue of Juiced.GS, staff writer Mike Maginnis documented his experience using the Retr0bright formula to de-yellow the aging plastic case on an Apple IIc he rescued from a neighbor. Mike's experiment can be summarized in this excerpt from his article:

The cases of most computers made in the 1980s and early 1990s were made of ABS plastic, which often included bromine, a flame-retardant chemical that, over time, causes that familiar yellowing in the plastic that all vintage computing hobbyists know of. Retr0Bright was developed by English chemist Dave Stevenson in 2008 as a way to counteract this yellowing process. Stevenson discovered that by exposing a hydrogen peroxide-based mixture to ultraviolet light, the yellowing could be reversed, and the affected plastic.

The black-and-white nature of Juiced.GS didn't provide us with an opportunity to complement the article with photographic evidence of the effect Retr0bright had on Mike's computer. So we offer this online photo gallery that Mike provided along with his original submission last November. You can click each thumbnail for a blowup and caption.

Although Retr0bright is only a superficial and temporary solution, it nonetheless is effective in restoring the natural color of our classic computers. Have you tried it? What has your experience been? Leave a comment below!

December 29, 2012 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 17, Issue 4 (December 2012)
Volume 17, Issue 4 (December 2012)
This issue features a behind-the-scenes look at Randy Brandt's work with AppleWorks for Superior Watch Service; a tour of Seattle's Living Computer Museum; a guide to cleaning your Apple II hardware with Retr0bright; reviews of Terrible Nerd and Structris; and much, much more!

 

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September 29, 2012 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 17, Issue 3 (September 2012)
Volume 17, Issue 3 (September 2012)
Volume 17, Issue 3 (September 2012)
This issue features coverage of KansasFest 2013, including a behind-the-scenes look at Jeremy Rand's winning HackFest entry, CurtaSim; a review of David Finnigan's book, The New Apple II User's Guide; the conclusion of Peter Neubauer's Logo programming tutorial series; Eric Shepherd's outline for what System 7.0 for the Apple IIGS would be like; and much, much more!

 

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June 30, 2012 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 17, Issue 2 (June 2012)
Volume 17, Issue 2 (June 2012)
This issue features an interview with Dan Muse, former editor-in-chief of inCider/A+, as he reflects on the magazine's evolution and legacy. Wade Clarke details his transition from writing text adventures for the Apple II in Eamon to using the modern interactive fiction language of Inform 7. Andy Molloy reviews Stephen Emond's paperback book, Ultima: The Ultimate Collector's Guide, while Peter Neubauer continues his Logo programming tutorial. All this, and much, much more!

 

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March 31, 2012 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 17, Issue 1 (March 2012)
Volume 17, Issue 1 (March 2012)

This issue features interviews with Jason Scott, David Greelish, Andrew Plotkin, Stephen Emond, Vince Briel, and others for whom crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter offer great potential for bringing retrocomputing projects to life. Also included are reviews of the book The Complete Historically Brewed and 8 Bit Weapon’s DMS Drummer software; an interview with AppleWorks legend Randy Brandt; the first in a three-part series on programming in Logo; and much, much more!

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