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


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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.


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.

March 30, 2018 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 1 (March 2018)

Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 1 (March 2018)

This issue features reviews of the WiModem232 modem emulator and the Oregon Trail electronic handheld game; Quinn Dunki's tutorial for using git and GitHub version control with Apple II source code; an interview with Robert Freedman of HLS Duplication; coverage of the inaugural Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest; a day in the life of an Apple II detective; and much, much more!

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March 28, 2018 · Comments Off on Volume 23, Issue 1 (2018)
Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 1 (March 2018)


2My Home PageFake It 'til You Make ItKen GagneWorking outside the technology industry left me feeling out of place at KansasFest; but working in the tech industry underscores how much I still have to learn.
3-4ReviewKen GagneA review of the electronic handheld Oregon Trail game, developed by Basic Fun! and available exclusively from Target.
5-7ReviewCarrier DetectedMike WhalenA review of the WiModem232 modem emulator by Jim Drew of CBMStuff.
8-9Event coverageGleaning ApplesKevin SavetzA chat with Jason Howe about his alphaSyntauri synthesizer exhibit and with Lath Carlson about the Apple-1 at Vintage Computer Festival Northwest.
9-11ProgrammingGitHub for RetrocomputingQuinn DunkiAn introduction of how to use git and GitHub for version control when programming the Apple II.
12-15MusinGSA Duplication of EffortAntoine VignauAn interview with Robert Freedman, formerly of HLS Duplication.
16-17Apple Mysteries6,502 Things Gone WrongIvan DruckerLila Stafford wants to learn assembly programming; Manning LeConte is having CATAKIG issues; and what's up with Doug Bishop's keyboard?
17AdvertisementEaten by a GrueA podcast of Infocom games, text adventures, and interactive fiction.
18-19DumplinGSOperating UpdatesKen GagneKansasFest 2018 to be keynoted by Roger Wagner; WOzFest DB9 announced; Eamon ported to the Web; Virtual ][ updated to v8.1; ProDOS updated to v2.4.2; DOS 4.4 proof of concept announced; AppleWorks InitPack 2017 released; Clip Copy Plus NDA released; PLASMA updated to v1.1.
19Random NumbersUnforgettable IIEric ShepherdAcronyms have many meanings.
20AdvertisementKansasFestCome celebrate the 30th KansasFest with a keynote speech by Roger Wagner of HyperStudio fame.

Issue Links

My Home Page

Anna Garvey's "The Oregon Trail Generation: Life Before and After Mainstream Tech"
A 2015 article that defined a synonym for Xennials.

Review: Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail handheld game
A handheld electronic version of the classic edutainment title, available exclusively from Target.

Review: WiModem232 Modem Emulator

An Internet modem that emulates a standard Hayes compatible modem; works with any computer with an RS-232 interface port.

Installation and usage manual for the WiModem232.

User and support forum for the WiModem232.

VCF Pacific Northwest

Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest
Seattle's inaugural VCF.

Living Computers Museum + Labs
Venue for the VCF Pacific Northwest.

Charlie Kellner
Creator of the Syntauri alphaSyntauri synthesizer.

Programming: GitHub

A web-based hosting service for version control using git.

A commercial git client for Mac and Windows.

An introduction to git!

MusinGS: Robert Freedman

Protection check for 3.5" disks
A track-length protection scheme for the Apple IIGS.

Prince of Persia source code
Featuring copy protection by Robert Freedman.


Annual Apple II convention held this July 17–22, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, with a keynote speech by Roger Wagner.

WOzFest DB9
Informal gathering of Australia's Apple II users on April 28, 2018.

Eamon Remastered
The classic text adventure game engine Eamon, ported to the Web.

Virtual ][
Gerard Putter's Windows-based Apple II emulator.

ProDOS 8
John Brooks' v2.4.2 update to the 8-bit operating system.

DOS 4.4
A proof of concept by Brutal Deluxe.

AppleWorks InitPack 2017
Ten enhancements and extensions to AppleWorks v5.1, courtesy Hugh Hood.

Clip Copy Plus
Chris Vavruska's Finder extension to enable the cutting, copying, and pasting of files.

David Schmenk's Proto Language AsSeMbler for Apple, now at v1.1.

Random Numbers

Browser Compatibility Data
Mozilla's project to collect detailed data about what version (if any) of each browser added every feature and subfeature of every Web technology.

JavaScript Object Notation is a data-interchange format.

Binary-coded decimal
A class of binary encodings of decimal numbers where each decimal digit is represented by a fixed number of bits, usually four or eight.

March 25, 2018 · Comments Off on Volume 23 (2018)
July 21, 2017 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS to publish Volume 23 in 2018

JULY 21, 2017 — LEOMINSTER, MA — Juiced.GS, the world's last and longest-running Apple II print publication, will inch closer to one hundred issues when it publishes its 23rd volume (issues #89–92) in 2018.

"KansasFest may have hit its capacity, but we're growing to meet demand," said publisher and editor-in-chief Ken Gagne. "We're currently in our tenth consecutive year of growth, having quintupled our subscriber base from where it was in 2007. And with the automatic renewals we introduced last year, customer retention is the highest it's ever been. We couldn't ask for stronger confirmation the demand for and commitment to a print publication that serves the Apple II community — a need that we're happy to fill in 2018 with issues #89–92."

Juiced.GS will publish four quarterly print issues in 2018 at $19 for customers in the United States, $24 in Canada and Mexico, and $27 for international — prices that have remained constant since 2012 and only $1 more than what a 2003 subscription cost. 2018 subscriptions and renewals are available immediately. Customers who have previously purchased a subscription that automatically renews need to do nothing; their accounts will be charged on January 1. (An active subscription status can be verified by logging into one's online account.)

Upcoming issues of Juiced.GS will include coverage of KansasFest 2017 and an interview with Garage Giveaway coordinators Sean Fahey and James Littlejohn; a tutorial on using and developing ampersand commands in Applesoft BASIC; reviews of Michael Packard's game Alien Downpour and David L. Craddock's book Breaking Out; a roundtable on how Patreon can be used support Apple II development efforts; and much, much more!

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