Category Archives: Projects

Moving to the “bunker”

moving_2_sI am in a process of moving my work/hobby-room to another floor, the 1st floor of our house which will mean some major reorganizing. The space should be slighly larger but i am not sure yet how it work out. And yes, the walls are pink, but they’ll be covered with Apple ][ flag, bookshelfs and such so i wont bother painting them white, yet.

Slight problem being the lack of ethernet/wifi access due thick walls and doors (it’s ½ underground) but i have few ideas to get it done. It’s nothing major in the end. Just tinkering around.

I’d love the name “8bit Bunker” but that name’s been reserved by Michael Mulhern 🙂 So i’ll have to come up with something else. I’ll call it for now just “bunker” that’s what it feels like (not a bad thing really).

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I’ll add 3rd Ikea-billy bookshelf there as there’s space & i need shelf-space. I am not showing here the total chaos the room is now at… this was just beginning when there was virtually nothing yet carried in 🙂

Moving:
One always underestimates the effort needed! I can’t believe how much work it all was. Really.
I thought i didn’t have “that much stuff” in my work/hobby room but oh boy, was i amazed! Slight suprise was that the “bunker” room was not as tall (i knew it, just didn’t relalize the measurements) so some stuff i kept in top of the bookshelfs, wont fit there anymore. I’ll work it out no problem.

I think for the beginning i’ll setup these units in use:
– Apple //e platinum (my main Apple rig)
– Apple IIgs (ROM3)
– Apple /// (this baby is so big & heavy so either it’s on table or stored in the floow heh).
– Atari 800 / Commodore 64 (swap in area)

 

Floppies, who could live without them in 2017?

Obtained literally thousands of 3.5″ and 5.25″ floppies lately for Apple II and Apple IIgs and this  where it ends to. Total chaos in desktop which is perfectly fine and normal. I love floppies!

This time it’s basicly all non-originals so there’s not much work for 4am’s absolutely stunning preservation software “Passport”. I’ll write an post later with more details about the process i use.

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Passport by 4am:
https://archive.org/details/Passport4am

CFFA3000 by R&D Automation, LLC.
http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppleII&c=projects/CFforAppleII/main.php

ADTPro by David Schmidt:
http://adtpro.sourceforge.net

Ciderpress (Windows):
http://a2ciderpress.com