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Oct
22

A2Unplugged delayed for unusual circumstances

Sorry, a death in the close circle combined with equipment issues and, believe it or not, a fire in Southern California have conspired to delay a new A2Unplugged.

I’ll try again rsn, definitely before the end of the month.

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Written: Oct 22, 2007
Aug
7

Show 0013: KansasFest 2007 is a wrap

Welcome to Show 0013! Nibble Magazine‘s original domain is hijacked; go to nibblemagazine.net instead. KansasFest 2007 is over. Some highlights–increased attendance; the new/old/long lost mix of attendees; Ryan’s weird bonding experience with Vespa riding Carrington of 1MHz included their podcast choices (Tiki Bar, MacBreak Weekly, and This Week in Tech) but not their haircuts–and folks, Carrington is not acting; HackFest; and all kinds of sessions. Some lowlights–Krispy KremeFest fails to deliver, Denny‘s is closed for the night, the dearth of new products, and one live episode of A2Unplugged going south. There is a new Sweet16 and a new SMS NDA for those wanting new products. Juiced.GS switches hands. A2Unplugged donated iWoz as a prize and also won some prizes, including the Chop Shop Apple II shirt donated by Sean Fahey of A2Central.com. KansasFest 2008 scheduled is for July 22-27, 2008 at Rockhurst University in Kansas City–join us for 20 years of KansasFest.

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Written: Aug 7, 2007
Jul
23

No second live A2Unplugged from KansasFest 2007

Sorry, there were some technical difficulties with the recording of the show that resulted in material even too low quality for me. I hope to update the show notes for the two shows that need them tonight, however.

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Written: Jul 23, 2007
Jul
22

A2Unplugged at Las Vegas airport

Well, thanks to the wonderful ATA service, I am, for the second year in a row, stuck on the continent for several hours in an airport. We’ll see if they’re any better this time (while it would be hard to be worse, I’m not exactly confident they’ll be better).

If I’m not too irritated, I’ll work on getting out the latest A2Unplugged, but show notes are probably not going to happen until I’m at home.

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Written: Jul 22, 2007
Jul
20

Show 0012: A2Unpl^Hugged Live from KFest 2007 part one

Welcome to Show 0012! We’re live at KansasFest 2007 with Vespa riding Carrington Vanston of 1MKHz(?) and Andy Molloy of Juiced.GS. Hear our panel discuss dinner at Sweet Tomatoes, bearded Ken Gagne (aka Fake Steve Jobs?), Dave Szetela, formerly of Nibble Magazine and his keynote address, Eric “Sheppy” Shepherd‘s ORCA session, learning soldering (maybe practicing on a Replica 1?), the Marinetti Open Source Project, the BBS: The Documentary, Spam: The Documentary, the iPhone (presented by Rob of Today in iPhone), the NadaNet, and an adventure at Radio Shack.

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Written: Jul 20, 2007
Jul
19

KansasFest 2007 Day Two

Day two of KansasFest 2007 included an iPhone demonstration, a session on getting started with ORCA, an update on the Marinetti Open Source Project, and a live recording of A2Unplugged with guest hosts Carrington Vanston of 1MHz! and Andy Molloy of Juiced.GS joining Ryan Suenaga live in front of the KansasFest Assembled.

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Written: Jul 19, 2007
Jul
18

KansasFest 2007 Day One

KansasFest 2007 started off with meals (including the annual KFest Kookout, with the work mostly being done by King of the Kooks Kirk Mitchell), included a brilliant keynote address by Dave Szetela, formerly of Nibble Magazine and Apple Computer, Inc., a session on soldering by Ed Eastman, pizza from Syndicomm and the Sheppys, and lots of visiting, running around, laughing, and staying up late.

Tomorrow, A2Unplugged (or A2Unpugged, depending on your typing), will have a live podcast from KansasFest 2007.

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Written: Jul 18, 2007
Jul
18

A2Unplugged at KansasFest 2007

As I write this, KansasFest 2007 is in full swing! I just met up a few minutes ago with fellow Apple II podcaster Carrington Vanston of 1MHz! for the first time. Currently I am in the van of my longtime roommate Kirk Mitchell of Moscow, Kansas, headed off to Radio Shack to buy some equipment for tomorrow’s live recording of A2UnpluggedA2Unpugged(?!?!). More KansasFest news as it becomes available.

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Written: Jul 18, 2007
Jul
11

Show 0010^H1: KansasFest 2007 Rumors, Wishes, and Blatant Lies

Welcome to Show 00101!: I can’t count, obviously. Email from Low End Mac as well as voicemail from our old friends Rocky and Fred, discussing Woz at GTC West 2007, the AppleIIGo widget, Assembly Lines, and Opus ][. We preview KansasFest with a trip down memory lane to Rumors, Wishes, and Blatant Lies.

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Written: Jul 11, 2007
May
28

Show 0010: SAFE with a Samurai

Welcome to Show 0010! Have we been Rob-bed? User email this episode from Rob and Rob as well as Ewen. Thanks guys. If you don’t want to call, you can record a MP3 and send it in via email instead. KansasFest 2007 early registration ends soon; sign up now and save some cash. A2Central.com pledges to donate proceeds from its Cafepress apparel store to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Speaking of apparel, check out this cool Apple II themed shirt from Chop Shop. The main subjects of this episode? SAFE2 by Ewen Wannop and Samurai by Ninjaforce. Have a nice Memorial Day.

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Written: May 28, 2007
Apr
21

Show 0009: SNAPping Up The News, Take 3, Hopefully The Last Take

What’s wrong with the RSS feed? I’m not real sure myself, but welcome to our third attempt at Show 0009! Rocky calls in to ask about an article in a Computist issue, Juiced.GS launches into its 12th volume, KansasFest 2007 registration opens, and we take a look at Ewen Wannop‘s Speccie’s News Acquisition Program.

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Written: Apr 21, 2007
Mar
24

Sorry, A2Unplugged delayed further

I’m better right now from my cold, except for coughing fits that are unexpectedly happening.  I am not sure how long this will delay a coming A2Unplugged, but I will try to get something out as soon as I can.  My apologies.

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Written: Mar 24, 2007
Mar
16

A2Unplugged delayed due to illness

Sorry, I was hoping to get an episode together, but I’m just not up to it right now.  I hope to get something done next week.

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Written: Mar 16, 2007
Feb
4

Show 0008: This Week^H^H^H ^HYear in Tech^H^H^Hwo

Welcome to show 0008! Happy 40th birthday to me! Andrew Roughan calls in from Sydney, Australia, to discuss the Apple II DownUnder Chat. Sprint loses listener voicemail, and joining us in a TWiT-like format is Ken Gagne of Juiced.GS and Eric Shepherd of Syndicomm.

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Written: Feb 4, 2007
Jan
30

On deck…

I was hoping to get the next episode of A2Unplugged out before the end of the month but that now seems horribly unlikely.  I do, however, think it’ll be done before the weekend is over.

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Written: Jan 30, 2007
Dec
19

Show 0007: Christmas in July in December

Welcome to show 0007! The all new, all different (well, not quite all different) A2Central.com is up and running. You can check out their chat room using Samurai, an Internet Relay Chat client from Ninjaforce. Some email comments from listeners–thanks all–as well as more voicemail from Rodney‘s friends. Finally, our chat with KansasFest committee chairperson Tony Diaz. Back after the new year…

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Written: Dec 19, 2006
Dec
10

A2Unplugged about to return from Thanksgiving break

The title says it all… I hope to get a show out within the next week!

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Written: Dec 10, 2006
Nov
20

American Thanksgiving recess

We’ll be taking a break this week for American Thanksgiving. We’ll be back in a week or so!

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Written: Nov 20, 2006
Nov
6

Show 0006: The Computist Project with Mike Maginnis

Welcome to show 0006! We’re actually on time this episode; how’s that for a change? Your host passes the clinical social work exam. No email or voicemail this time. Some news around A2 News and Notes and A2Central.com. And of course, our featured interview with Mike Maginnis of The Computist Project. Back in fourteen!

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Written: Nov 6, 2006
Oct
23

Show 0005: All Shook Up with some C mixed in

Welcome to show 0005! Earthquake delay! That’s over and done, so the show can begin. Voicemail from Sing this time, who may be one of Rodney‘s buddies. Catakig and Virtual ][ are both updated, and KansasFest 2007 announces its keynote speaker. A question on C implementations for the Apple II leads to our main discussion. Aztec C, HyperC, cc65, MPW C, MPW ORCA/C, and finally ORCA/C by Byte Works (available from Syndicomm, either by itself or on Opus ][) all are discussed.

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Written: Oct 23, 2006