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This month on Open Apple we sit down with Henry Courbis, co-proprietor of Ultimate Micro, serial entrepreneur, and Open Source guy. Henry is boldly going where no hobbyist has gone before, by making Apple II hardware his real day job. If anyone can do it, Ultimate Micro can!
We talk massive modem phone bills, phreaking, warez, and statutes of limitations. You know… for a friend. Henry talks about how hardware first appealed to him, and how he has leveraged his hacking and resourcefulness into development of powerful & complex modern products. Henry is a nexus of collaboration in the Apple II hardware community, and helping to make a lot of things happen. Henry makes cloning the Transwarp GS sound easy, and goes into lots of detail on exciting upcoming UltimateMicro products.
Listen in amazement as Quinn is unable to realize that “qkumba” is a play on “cucumber”. Listen to Mike badger Henry for a Phasor clone, and listen to Quinn’s not-so-subtle attempt to be a beta tester for the IDEA2c. We’ve got emulators, we’ve got hardware vendors, we’ve got crackers, and we’ve got phony museums about to get sued into oblivion. Come on down!
More information on everything discussed in this episode, after the jump.
- Raspberry Pi IIb – The perfect platform for A2Server (which has just been updated!).
- Digital Archeology – Quinn rescues her old floppy collection.
- Ultimate Micro – Possibly the hottest new Apple II hardware maker.
- UM on Facebook – Keep up with the very latest news from Henry and Anthony.
- Philosophy Of Sound – Tom Arnold, who developed UM’s Mockingboard clone.
- Dagen Brock – Frequent Apple II contributor and UM collaborator.
- Geoff Body – Early collaborator on the legendary Transwarp GS cloning.
- GGLabs – Maker of awesome retrocomputing products of all sorts.
- Nishida Radio – Everyone’s favorite Apple II hardware maker.
- A2Heaven – Plamen of Bulgaria, everyone’s other favorite Apple II hardware maker.
- John Morris – Collaborating on new UM power supplies.
- UNISDISK Air – Nishida Radio’s wireless floppy emulator.
- Joe’s Computer Museum – Soon to be reviewing UM products.
- Apple II Online Registry – Show off your serial number. You know you want to.
- AppleFritter – A popular hangout for hardcore II fans.
- ANTIC Interview #45 – Yep, we listen. Boo Atari. But you should listen too. Good show.
- ANTIC Interview #96, Bill Mensch – We’ll just leave this here.
- Raster Bars – French Touch continues to impress.
- FTA Xmas demo – In case you don’t know it. You should. It crushes.
- Berlin GeekFest – Apple II legends feature heavily. A great listen!
- Apple II Plus Simulator updated – You may not know this one, but give it a try.
- Virtual II – The official(?) favorite emulator of the Open Apple team.
- Apple Time Warp podcast episode 2 – You thought it was gone, didn’t you? We all did.
- Apple 2ix – Android (and theoretically cross-platform) emulator updated.
- cAndy Apple – An older Android emulator, still worth checking out.
- PeerSoft updated – Neat BASIC extender, now version 1.5.6.
- SQUIRT – New file selector to play with. Oh, Canada!
- qkumba porting DOS 3.3 games to ProDOS – Crackers have all kinds of tricks.
- Antoine == 4am GS – Preservation of GS games is underway with a vengeance!
- InitPack updated – Yes, AppleWorks plugin development continues!
- Alan Bird interviewed on UnoCero – Scroll past the messed-up layout (Google Translated)
- David Schroeder’s blogging reposted – Venture Beat getting in on the retro action.
- Apple “Museum” in Prague plays with fire – Cease & Desist in 3..2..1…
- Apple “Museum” website – See it before the lawyers burn it down.
- Dan Bricklin interviewed – VisiCalc still getting the love.
- The Guardian follows suit – More VisiCalc.
- Apple IIc Prototype on eBay – Seems legit?
- Option 8 charity auction – RetroConnector doing good for the community.
- Basis 108 Clone – Thanks Randy!