Category Archives: Macintosh

“MuffinTerm”: A Great New Terminal App for BBSing on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Readers can find quite a few posts on this blog about my enjoyment of modern-day BBSing — “dialing in” to online Bulletin Board Systems that can still be found out there on the net. I consider BBSing to be a … Continue reading

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Configure Your Mac to Allow Vintage Computers to “Dial In”

As regular readers are aware, I enjoy spending time logged in to a few personal favorites of the myriad telnet bulletin board systems that are presently online and serving as discussion communities for their users. As often as I can, … Continue reading

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A Secret Apple Silicon Extension to Accommodate an Intel 8080 Artifact

Lately I’ve been spending time on Mastodon for … reasons. Here’s my link: https://oldbytes.space/@blakespot. In my recently active time on the platform, I have found quite a few excellent retrocomputing-related posts by creative members of the community. One such post, … Continue reading

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“4K Scaling” Is Not a Problem on Modern Macs

I found myself posting this information so frequently on forum threads and in video comments that I wanted to put it all together in one place so that I can share my experience and what I’ve learned with a single … Continue reading

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My January 1986 Macworld Is Missing Page 13

The reason why is a funny little story. I grabbed a few computer magazines from the 1980s off of my shelf the other day and sat down to flip through them, as one does. Shortly after opening the January 1986 … Continue reading

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Smithsonian’s “Places of Invention” Exhibit Highlights the Rise of the Personal Computer

On the first of this month, the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. re-opened its west wing, loaded with new attractions, among them the Places of Invention exhibit. While the entire exhibit is fascinating, a particular portion of … Continue reading

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The Man Inside the Macintosh and Amiga 1000

The original Macintosh, released in early 1984, was a groundbreaking machine built to “put a ding in the universe,” and its creators knew it. To mark the occasion, they pressed the signatures of all of the team members into the mold of … Continue reading

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A Few Words About a Kare Package I Received Last Christmas

Last year I received in the mail a Christmas gift from a person I greatly admire, and that’s what this post is about. But, let me back up a little. As regular readers may be aware, I have a few … Continue reading

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After Thirty Years, Macworld Fades into the Night

Yesterday Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 line along with the Apple Watch. This latest iPhone brings the largest number of enhancements of any new model ever released, while the Apple Watch might just be the beginning of the proliferation of … Continue reading

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A Rare Glimpse of a Memorial Apple Prototype Display at frog

This morning I was chatting with folks in one of my long-time IRC hang-outs, DALnet’s #macintosh channel, as I have done most days over the past 15 years. While there, another regular, Dan Lieberman, revealed to me that he used … Continue reading

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