RetroRetrospective

RetroRetrospective – Fun today with yesterday’s gear……..

October 2nd, 2012

Programming my Apple //c

2 Comments, Apple2, Programming, by Michael.

I’ve been wanting to get back into programming on my Apple //c for quite a while now, but didn’t want to go back to AppleSoft.  Back in the 80s I was an avid reader of the Nibble Magazine, and remember a series of advertisements for an assembler macro extension programming language. More

October 2nd, 2012

How Old is Retro?

2 Comments, Random Thoughts, by Michael.

Thinking about the issues I had with setting up my KryoFlux USB FDD controller on my venerable Power Mac QuickSilver 2002, got me cogitating over the “How old is Retro?” argument.

Many say the rule-of-thumb is 10 years.  On that basis, my QS2002 qualifies as the QS2002 range was released January 2002 as an update to the previous QuickSilver Power Macs, and ended July 2002, and then replaced by the “Mirror Door” series.

but . . . . . . More

September 28th, 2012

Archiving My Old Mac Floppy Disks

No Comments, Archiving, Mac 512K, by Michael.

Finally (and about time too), I got around to setting up my KryoFlux Disk USB Floppy Controller.

http://www.kryoflux.com/

The USB controller has been sitting in its box for over a year now, and the spare 1/2 day arrived, and I hooked it up to my miniServer. More