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 …

Apple II

As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly

November 19, 2018 Byte Cellar

When it comes to the holidays, I get rather sentimental as well as nostalgic, these days. Holidays as a kid are some of the best memories any of us have, really. And having been an avid computer geek during the home computer era, my holiday memories are always laced