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    Can anyone here help generate a serial number for the PT100 terminal emulator app?

    Update to the above: IT WORKS!! For anyone else who tries this: the issue with the script as it's written is that it's coded for Python2, which used the "raw_input" variable. However, the current version (Python3) has changed that to just "input" To get it working, I just edited line script so...
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    Can anyone here help generate a serial number for the PT100 terminal emulator app?

    Okay, a quick update: Bearing in mind that I'm a total novice with Python stuff, I've just installed Python 3 on my Mac and I'm trying to run the "pt100reg.py" script I downloaded from the GitHub link above. However, when I run it, I get the following error in my Mac Terminal: Anyone here...
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    Can anyone here help generate a serial number for the PT100 terminal emulator app?

    OMG your Google-fu is much stronger than mine! How did you find this?? I'm going to try it ASAP! Huxley
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    Can anyone here help generate a serial number for the PT100 terminal emulator app?

    I'm using the very slick Newton app called "PT100," which is apparently abandonware at this point. There are few references to the app that I can find online, but this archived thread indicates that someone had a working Python-based serial number generator working 6-7 years ago. Unfortunately...
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    I have a Newton Keyboard but neither Shift key works with my Newton 2100

    That's a cool idea! I'm headed out for a week of business travel, but I'll give this a shot once I'm home again. Thanks!
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    I have a Newton Keyboard but neither Shift key works with my Newton 2100

    I might be speeding headfirst into "dumb question territory" here but whatever: Does anyone know if the Newton Keyboard requires a driver or extension to work with a Newton 2100? My keyboard 'works' but neither Shift key actually shifts - I have to use the Caps Lock key instead, which is a pain...
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    1989 Macintosh Data Retrieval Help

    I'm in the East Bay (Alameda) and have a bunch of old Mac gear, and depending on how urgent your project is, I might be able to help give it a try later this summer or fall. With that said, I feel like it would be good to share some honest thoughts to set realistic expectations: Many vintage...
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    Other than historical curiosity, is there any advantage to *not* upgrading an Apple IIe to "Enhanced?"

    Hi again everyone! Thanks for the thoughts, suggestions and feedback, I really appreciate it! I went ahead and ordered an Enhancement Kit from ReactiveMicro. I like that it's just a matter of swapping three chips - I'll definitely keep the original CPU and ROM's with this machine, and if I...
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    Other than historical curiosity, is there any advantage to *not* upgrading an Apple IIe to "Enhanced?"

    I've been hard at work restoring a nice early "Revision A" Apple IIe - it's been a fantastic learning experience! I've been into the RetroComputing hobby since the early 1990's, but until now I'd never really dabbled in soldering, capacitor replacement, etc., so it's been a blast. With the...
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    Recapped my Disk II drive and now it's gone from "kinda sorta working" to "not working"

    Yeah, that's a super valid thought. I'm thinking hard to my first post-recap test, and I'm now realizing that I may have missed a super important clue: the first time I tested the drive after recapping, the Apple IIe didn't power on - it was acting dead. I thought I'd just failed to seat the...
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    Recapped my Disk II drive and now it's gone from "kinda sorta working" to "not working"

    Hi all! I'm deep into a repair + restoration project on an Apple IIe, and while I'm making great progress, I've run into a problem: I just recapped the Disk II drive, lubricated all the moving parts, etc. However, now when I power up the Apple IIe with a ‘known good’ boot disk in the drive...
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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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