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    Can anyone help me identify the key switches used in my Apple IIe, and (hopefully) find some replacements?

    This is the kind of good advice that's kept me returning to the 68kMLA for 20+ years now 😂 I'll keep that in mind! Huxley
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    Can anyone help me identify the key switches used in my Apple IIe, and (hopefully) find some replacements?

    Update: I think I jumped the gun (kinda) with this question! When I was pulling the keys off the switches, as you can see in the pics I linked above, some of the switches did come apart, with lots of little orphaned bits of broken plastic. HOWEVER! I took some time to really clean the keyboard...
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    Can anyone help me identify the key switches used in my Apple IIe, and (hopefully) find some replacements?

    As seen in this album, I'm restoring and repairing this beautiful Apple IIe computer. It's gone well so far, but the keyboard is in rough shape, with mis-matched key-switches and several broken switches too. There were apparently a pretty wide range of switches used in Apple IIe systems, and I'm...
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    Picked up an interesting Apple ][ yesterday!

    Based on my experience working with Apple from 2004 through 2011, I can confirm that different Apple Stores (and retail partners) definitely have different "vibes" - some are more welcoming, some are more scattered / stressed, etc. That said, I can attest that bringing something vintage/cool in...
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    Introducing (and interest check) AirTalk: Wireless plug-and-play LocalTalk dongles

    I'm somehow only just now learning about this project, but I'm blown away. @cheesestraws - if you're still making a list of folks who'd like to purchase these, please put me onto it! :-) Huxley
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    Apple-adjacent (but still 68k!) question: does anyone know if there was a version of LOGO for NeXTSTEP?

    UPDATE: Someone in the NeXT group over on Facebook pointed me here: https://ftp.nice.ch/pub/next/developer/languages/logo/ Fingers crossed that it's functional! Huxley
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    Apple-adjacent (but still 68k!) question: does anyone know if there was a version of LOGO for NeXTSTEP?

    As the title mentions, I've been poking around in various NeXT software repositories online, but can't find a clear answer to this question: does anyone know if there was a version of the "LOGO" programming language / environment for NeXTSTEP / OPENSTEP? I can't find anything definitively saying...
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    Picked up an interesting Apple ][ yesterday!

    I wrote a longer account of this on my website (you can read it here if you're curious), but the short version: after posting here (and on Facebook + Twitter for some ID help) yesterday my family took a ~2-hour drive and bought this Apple II computer, which was built in 1980. Since we were going...
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    Urgent help request: how to quickly / visually ID a real Apple II (not II+ or IIe)?

    Soooo… here’s an update: the machine is mine now, it’s very interesting (more than meets the eye!) and we stopped by the original Apple HQ on Bandley Drive + the new Apple Park Visitor Center on our way home. All-in-all a successful RetroComputing adventure!
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    Urgent help request: how to quickly / visually ID a real Apple II (not II+ or IIe)?

    Hi all! I have an opportunity in a couple hours to buy a (supposed) Apple II - not an Apple II+ or IIe, but an original Apple II. Other than the badge on the case lid, what are some of the visual clues I should look for to help verify that it's a real non-upgraded original II? The circumstances...
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    Just won a 50MHz DiiMO with FPU on Buyee!

    This is a great story, thanks for sharing! I've bought plenty of cool stuff on eBay over the years, but there are so many alternatives globally - it's good to see a success story a bit off the usual (US-centric) beaten path. Congrats! Huxley
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    A sad Craigslist story ended with a happy plot twist!

    So about a week ago, I spotted a post in the San Francisco Bay Area Craigslist, advertising a Mac SE for only $25! The pics in the listing weren't great - it was kinda hard to get a sense of the condition of the machine, but one pic showing the nametag on the back of the machine was cropped in...
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    Craigslist score!

    Oh man, this is a great story - congrats! I know it's not on most "All Time Greatest Macs" lists, but I have such a personal affection for the Performa 6400/180. My closest childhood friend's parents bought one when we were in 6th grade together, and sleepover nights at his place became...
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    ExperLogo!

    This is so cool - congrats! I'd love to play with this too, should you ever get a working copy uploaded to The Garden (or any of the similar archive sites).
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