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Apple ][/][+ Motherboard Test Sheets v1.2

April 22, 2021 europlus

Not long after WOzFest 18 I released some test sheets for Apple ][ and ][+ motherboards, to help tracking the testing of components on a motherboard, with separate sheets for the major motherboard revisions from Rev0 to RFI. I silently updated them to v1.1 after correcting a weird default in …

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WOzFest 19 Announcement

March 29, 2021 europlus

Hot on the heels of WOzFest 18 I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest: WOzFest 19 will be held on Saturday 1 May 2021, starting at midday Sydney time (UTC+10:00). The theme for WOzFest 19 is “Freedom” – a good friend and frequent WOzFest attendee retires the day before, so I …

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Apple ][/][+ Motherboard Test Sheets

March 28, 2021 europlus

Towards the end of WOzFest 18, frequent attendee Andrew and I started to look into the use of the ROMX programmable ROM product in a pre-Revision 7 motherboard. This requires a different character generator (CHARGEN) chip, and also the replacement of two logic chips that aren’t next to each other …

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QFest 18 Announcement

February 18, 2021 europlus

SteveK in Brisbane has now confirmed he’ll be able to host a QFest to coincide with WOzFest 18 – hooray! Not only that, he’s done the upgrade and got the quintessential mini-Australian-Apple ][-Fest infrastructure for use by attendees – a table tennis table! Because of timezone differences, QFest 18 will …

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Community Service

January 12, 2021 europlus

As per the official WOzFest 18 announcement, the theme for the upcoming event is Community Service. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about giving back to our retrocomputer communities – it’s something I’m passionate about because of the significant help and support I’ve received not only from my own local community …

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WOzFest 18 Announcement

January 11, 2021 europlus

I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest: WOzFest 18 will be held on Saturday 20 March 2021, starting at midday Sydney time (UTC+11:00). The theme for WOzFest 18 is “Community Service” – I’m asking attendees to bring something to upload to the Internet, to update an online resource, to do some …

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WOzFest 17 Oct/QFest 17 Announcement

September 16, 2020 europlus

I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest: WOzFest 17 Oct will be held on Saturday 17 October 2020, starting at midday Sydney time (UTC+11:00). An easy date to remember! And Steve in Brisbane has confirmed QFest 17 will be held at the same time – double …

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WOzFest SWEET16 Attendance, QFest 16 Announced

June 14, 2020 europlus

I’ve been pondering for some time how to handle attendees for WOzFest SWEET16 as restrictions ease. This post (largely) reproduces an e-mail to the Apple IIoz Mailing List regarding attendance given the evolving circumstances. I am very lucky to have my own COVID-19 consultant – my wife works in the …

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WOzFest SWEET16 Announcement

May 3, 2020 europlus

I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest: WOzFest SWEET16 will be held on Saturday 25 July 2020, starting at midday Sydney time (UTC+10:00). The theme for WOzFest SWEET16 is “Community” – having supportive communities is important at the best of times, but especially so at the moment. The …

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WOzFest COLOR=15 Update

March 25, 2020 europlus

Wow, what a month! When I announced WOzFest COLOR=15 I was looking forward to another fun get-together of fellow Apple ][ enthusiasts, and I’d already started planning to stream the day for those who couldn’t make it. Now, communities around the world are in lockdown (Australia is heading down that …