Monthly Archives: June 2011

Calling all Apple II owners, your computers are needed for a concert.

Apple II Concert Saturday, June 25th, 2011 6pm: Meeting of the Apple II owners/musicians 8pm: Concert So it looks like artist group The Machine Project is putting together a concert and they need Apple IIs.  From their page. The old … Continue reading

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More Cap Busting! Thank you Mr. Cooper

So one of my readers and fellow aficionado/blogger Cameron Cooper saw my post about the capacitor I blew up in my Heathkit H-17. So he wrote to me this wonderful e-mail. Christian, I recently had a similar experience with an Altair … Continue reading

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Want to show off your computer?

Do you have an old, rare, or vintage computer that you would like to show off? Maybe you have an H-8?   Maybe you have an S-100 you like? Maybe you have something that you don’t know what it is … Continue reading

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Where Busting Caps has a whole new meaning

  So.. I have a Heathkit H-8 with the H-17 Floppy Drive unit. I purchased it from an estate sale in upstate New York. When I took it home I disconnected the power supply to make sure it worked before … Continue reading

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ASCIIflow. Making ASCII charts in your browser

In the “wow this is really cool” section I came across this on Lifehacker www.asciiflow.com In a nutshell this is a online utility that allows you to make graphics such as Flowcharts in ASCII. Anyone who has tried to do … Continue reading

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IBM is 100

IBM is 100 today and the Web is all a buzz about it. PC WORLD CNN USA Today The Atlantic. They have a great time line of the First 100 Years Reuters Here is a link to IBM’s Official 100 Year Website Here … Continue reading

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North Atlantic Videogame Aficionados has a Gamer’s Meeting on June 25

NAVA = North Atlantic Videogame Aficionados. This is a FREE event bringing gamers together for competition, trading, and chatter. Previously at NAVA… – Fatalities were plentiful as attendees participated in Mortal Kombat Day. – Tournament winner Miguel had to win … Continue reading

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International Business Time’s list of Apple’s 10 worst products ever

The International Business Times posted a list of  Apple’s 10 worst products ever. The Apple III, The Apple Pippin and the LISA are listed, but they are not #1 Check out the website to see the list yourself.

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Seattle Retro-Computing Society’s inaugural meeting. Saturday, June 25th, 2011

I saw this e-mail on the MARCH List so I figured I would post this for any possible readers in Seattle. the Seattle Retro-Computing Society’s inaugural meeting, on Saturday, June 25th, 2011! Do you do any of the following with … Continue reading

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June 14th 2011, Happy 60th Birthday UNIVAC I

Ok… I know the UNIVAC was delivered on March 31, 1951, but it was actually put into service on June 14. Let historians fight over than one.. (yes Evan that means you) From Wikipedia “The UNIVAC I (UNIVersal Automatic Computer … Continue reading

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