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Level 29: The BBS

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/13

How retro can you get? [WayBack] Level 29: The BBS gets very far: it runs on an Apple IIgs and provides access via modem (via a landline!), telnet or web to the same text interface.

Web access via [WayBack] Shell In A Box

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Via: [WayBack] Got this TV yesterday at a garage sale and hooked up the Apple II through the Sup R Mod and installed the Hayes Micromodem IIe to call Level 29 BBS. No … – Chris Osborn – Google+


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Computing History – The UK Computer Museum – Cambridge

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/19

On my places to visit:

The Centre for Computing History is a computer museum based in Cambridge, UK. With a collection of vintage computers and game consoles, many of the exhibits are hands on and interactive.

[WayBackComputing History – The UK Computer Museum – Cambridge.

When I bumped into it, this was their collection size, ranging from the 1960s until recent history:

Archive Statistics :

  • Computers = 993
  • Peripherals = 1446
  • Mobile Devices = 31
  • Game Consoles = 213
  • Video Games = 10259
  • Software Packages = 2605
  • Books = 2045
  • Manuals = 4106
  • Magazines = 9057

Looking at their archived brands (having [WayBack] MITS – Altair and [WayBack] Raspberry Pi in the collection) is such a joy.

Archiving the older parts is a tough job, as they stem from way before the web era, so information has been lost, parts are hard to source, a lot of hardware got thrown away or is hard to find at all, people have died. More on that at [WayBack] About – Computing History.

Without a physical visit, you can find what they have at [WayBack] Search Our Archive – Computing History.

The video below on their archive is impressive.


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Posted in 6502, 68k, Apple I, BBC Micro B, BBS, C64, Commodore, CP/M, dial-up modems, FidoNet, History, IBM SAA CUA, PowerPC, Tesseract, VIC-20, Z80 | Leave a Comment »

GitHub – dschmenk/apple2pi: Apple II client/server for Raspberry Pi

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/05/28

[WayBack] GitHub – dschmenk/apple2pi: Apple II client/server for Raspberry Pi: hybrid computer of a Raspberry Pi inside an Apple II (either ][, or ][+, or //e) so the Apple II can be a front-end to the Raspberry Pi which then can run an Apple IIGS emulator, talk to the Apple II storage hardware and much more.

It can run [WayBack] RASPPLE II: A2CLOUD, A2SERVER, Apple II Pi for Raspberry Pi

Lot’s of videos below, all by David Schmenk





Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, //e, 6502, Apple, Apple ][, Development, Hardware Development, Hardware Interfacing, History, Power User, Raspberry Pi, USB | Leave a Comment » • Search: mos6502 G+ posts

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/05/15

With the demise of G+, I am glad that most of the [WayBack] mos6502 posts were archived at [WayBack] • Search: mos6502 G+ posts

Via [WayBack] This week, OUP/M, a 6502 CP/M-ish operating system from 1983, in the process of recovery from Jian-Xiong Shao’s Masters Thesis into Github. And a reques… – mos6502 – Google+

[WayBack] mos6502 – Google+

6502 posts – new projects and interesting old projects from the archives


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Reminder to check out the Pascal source code for Apple’s legendary Lisa operating system

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/01/06

This is a reminder to check when the source code was actually released:


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