Apple II

Configure Your Mac to Allow Vintage Computers to “Dial In”

November 28, 2022 Byte Cellar

As regular readers are aware, I enjoy spending time logged in to a few personal favorites of the myriad telnet bulletin board systems that are presently online and serving as discussion communities for their users. As often as I can, I use one of my vintage systems to “dial” in …

Apple II

Fun With Power Monitoring on the Apple IIe

June 5, 2022 Byte Cellar

One of my favorite vintage systems in the “Byte Cellar” is my 128k enhanced Apple IIe. It is also one of the most frequently used; I fire it up for IRC or BBS sessions several times a week, and game and watch demos on it almost as often. The …

Apple II

BBSing in the Snow Is the Best Way to Log In

January 11, 2022 Byte Cellar

I logged into my first dial-up electronic Bulletin Board System in the spring of 1986 at the house of a friend I was visiting. His family had an Apple IIe setup with an Apple Modem 1200, the kind that sat under a desktop phone, at one end of their …

Apple II

Firing Up the Apple //c for “Not x86 Week”

January 26, 2020 Byte Cellar

As I write this, it is the last day of “Not x86 Week” over at Reddit’s r/Retrobattlestations. As one might guess, this week’s competition is to display a vintage system based on any CPU other than an Intel 8086 or any of its descendants. For this round, I featured …