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 on: September 13, 2022, 07:08:30 pm 
Started by rayarachelian - Last post by rayarachelian
https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/we-spoke-with-the-last-person-standing-in-the-floppy-disk-business/

We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business.
Turns out the obsolete floppy is way more in demand than you'd think.

This interview was originally published in Floppy Disk Fever: The Curious Afterlives of a Flexible Medium, a new book published by Onomatopee.

Tom Persky is the self-proclaimed "last man standing in the floppy disk business." He is the time-honored founder of floppydisk.com, a US-based company dedicated to the selling and recycling of floppy disks. Other services include disk transfers, a recycling program, and selling used and/or broken floppy disks to artists around the world. All of this makes floppydisk.com a key player in the small yet profitable contemporary floppy scene.

While putting together the manuscript for our new book, Floppy Disk Fever: The Curious Afterlives of a Flexible Medium, we met with Tom to discuss the current state of the floppy disk industry and the perks and challenges of running a business like his in the 2020s. What has changed in this era, and what remains the same?

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 22 
 on: September 13, 2022, 04:03:06 pm 
Started by rayarachelian - Last post by Lisa2
I went to David's Presentation at VFC Midwest.  Lots of folks asking him when the documentary will be done, but he would not commit to a release date.   Steven was there also,  he announced he had just bought his first Lisa that day, don't know what other experience Steven has had with Lisa.  David did show some video from Rays interview :) .   Although the progress has been slow on this project, it's nice to know that it's not dead.
Rick

 23 
 on: September 13, 2022, 02:24:12 pm 
Started by blusnowkitty - Last post by patrick
The in circuit emulator allows you to look into the microcontroller. Checking register contents etc. If you just want to run some code, something like http://john.ccac.rwth-aachen.de:8000/patrick/Z8emu.htm plus an EPROM emulator is sufficient.

 24 
 on: September 13, 2022, 01:29:05 pm 
Started by blusnowkitty - Last post by stepleton
It might be a nice thing to have! But it might not be too necessary --- maybe a logic analyser telling you the program counter could do most of the work?

I say that of course without ever having tried it. If you can get your hands on one for cheap, you should probably do it :-D

For AppleNet, one thing that would be loads of help would be to understand better what the stream encoder/decoder PAL (part no. 341-0180) is up to. My wild guess is that it converts regular bits and bytes to some kind of encoded version for the network, but I don't have any basis for saying so. If anyone wants to take a crack at it, the JED file is here on Bitsavers...

 25 
 on: September 13, 2022, 11:58:57 am 
Started by blusnowkitty - Last post by blusnowkitty
So I found a lead on one of these Zilog Z8 CCP development/hardware emulator boards, looks to be from the mid-1990s, complete with 32K of RAM. Any reason why we couldn't just... use this devkit board in place of an XROM Z8? Like I said, completely overkill for just stuffing in a ProFile or repro AppleNet card and leaving it permanently, but maybe useful for loading up the LLF ROM or debugging the AppleNet card while it's running?

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/zilog-z8-ccp-emulator-423457597
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/03/16/secret-tools-of-the-old-crow-roll-your-own-ice-boards/

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 on: September 13, 2022, 11:37:55 am 
Started by blusnowkitty - Last post by blusnowkitty
Found on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/325340403053

There's a version of this document on Bitsavers already, but this seems to be an earlier revision of the document from before the introduction of the Sony drives.

 27 
 on: September 12, 2022, 11:28:09 am 
Started by rayarachelian - Last post by D.Finni
Don't see any original information, much less any critique here. The first part is a retelling of Hertzfeld's story of QuickDraw, then there's Atkinson's commented source for Round Rects, then comes some excerpts from Inside Macintosh, then comes a digression on squircles.

Where's the code critique?  ???

 28 
 on: September 09, 2022, 05:07:43 pm 
Started by fri0701 - Last post by fri0701
Yes, these are our image files. However, it is possible that I fixed some of them at a later time (around 2004, when the IDEfile project started). Later on I will also upload my known good versions here.

I *think* these are the same files that I found (and have been testing with) on Asimov - at least the directory structure looks the same. No luck yet with any repairs, unfortunately, but I look forward to trying out the known good images!

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 on: September 09, 2022, 03:26:56 pm 
Started by fri0701 - Last post by rayarachelian
Great! Thank you!

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 on: September 09, 2022, 01:46:15 pm 
Started by fri0701 - Last post by patrick
Yes, these are our image files. However, it is possible that I fixed some of them at a later time (around 2004, when the IDEfile project started). Later on I will also upload my known good versions here.

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