Retired the Apple II Web Ring - the hosting community at webring.org is not being maintained, too many errors are being generated and site support is non-existant.
Wayne Johnson [firstname.lastname@example.org] has taken the much loved Raster Blaster (the very first virtual pinball game) and re-created it for Windows, MacOSX, Linux and Android. It is not an emulation of the original 8-bit game, but rather an homage to this treasure from the past. More here: http://hippocket.waynejohnson.net
Added a new hardware vendor and fabrication service - Nishida Radio, on the Apple II Hardware page.
Added a new seller, Vintage Software and More, an eBay store specializing in Apple II and other titles from the golden age of 8 & 16-bit computing, on the Apple II Software Publishers Page.
Added two new entries on the Apple II Emulators page - OpenEmulator, an open architecture Apple I & II emulator that encourages collaborative development, and A2SERVER, a virtual machine construct that lets you use a Mac/Windows/Linux/Solaris machine as a file server and network boot server for Apple II client computers.
A slew of deletions and updates were made on the Apple II Hardware Vendors page. The web sites for Alltech, APS Technologies, The ARC, Bendele, Sell Anything, Sequential Systems, Software and More, and Sun Remarketing have all gone to the great bit bucket in the sky, so those listings are now gone. The web addresses for CF for Apple II, Junkyard Jeff's, and RC Systems have changed, but the sites are still active so those addresses were updated.
Deletions and updates were also made on the Apple II Software Publishers Page page. The web addresses for B&R, Karl Bunker, So What Software, and Wayne's Computer have changed, and those addresses were updated. The web sites for Effective Software Sol'ns, MindPlay, Sequential Systems, Software & More, Sun Remarketing, and Techware are no more, so those listings have been deleted. Many thanks to Martin Haye for assembling this collection of maintenance tasks!
A2-Web moved to a new web server, a Mac mini running Apache Web Server v2.2.13 under iTools v9.0.5. Speedy!
Updated link to Ancestorworks, Bud Simrin's awesome genealogy software package for AppleWorks 5.1, on the Apple II Software Publishers Page. Thanks to Ken Gagne for helping to keep this page up to date!
On the Home Pages page, added a web page and email listing for Henry Spragens.
On the Home Pages page, added a web page and email listing for Martin Haye, Ivan Drucker, and Melissa Barron. Also updated the home page addresses for John Draper (aka "Captain Crunch"), Bret Victor (aka "Slixter") and Ken Gagne, and added a home page for John Romero. Thanks to Ken Gagne for helping to keep this list up to date!
The following individuals have moved on, and their listings have been deleted from A2-Web's Home Pages page. If you know where these folks and their personal web pages are now, and if they're still part of the Apple II community, let us know and we'll get their listing back on line.
On the Home Pages page, added a web page and email listing for Josh Lawrence.
Added a new Apple II hardware resource - DigitalDinos, supplier of Apple II software, hardware, manuals, and other stuff to expand your collection - to the Apple II Hardware and Apple II Software pages.
On the Home Pages page, added a web page and email listing for Adam Luoranen and John Draper, aka "Captain Crunch" .
Added two new Apple II hardware resources - a2RetroSystems, supplier of Uthernet, an Apple II Ethernet module/card, and ReactiveMicro.com, a supplier of hard to find Apple II hardware and interface cards - to the Apple II Hardware page.
On the Home Pages page, added a web page and email listing for Anthony Martino.
Added a new Apple II hardware and software resource - Semi-Virtual Diskette (SVD) - to the Apple II Hardware page.
On the Home Pages page, added a web page and email listing for Michael J. Mahon.
On the Apple II Publishers and Publications page, updated the listing for Nibble Magazine (new URL). Nibble published original Apple II programs and features for 12 1/2 years; these programs, magazines and books are now available on CD/DVD at Nibble website.
On the Home Pages page, added a web page and email listing for Kelvin Sherlock.
On the Home Pages page, updated the email listing for Peter Watson.
Welcome a new resident on the Apple II Web Ring - GNO Apple II Archive, by Devin Reade.
On the Home Pages page, added the home page listing for Paul Zaleski.
On the Home Pages page, updated the home page listing for Richard Bennett.
The Mother of All Apple II Web Sites now resides on its own domain - www.a2-web.com.
Welcome a new resident on the Apple II Web Ring - 540c Server & FTP Link, by Dale Goodfellow.
Published a link to DAR Systems International and their collection of downloadable Apple II/IIgs software on the Apple II Net Software page
Welcome a new resident on the Apple II Web Ring - The Home of DiskMaker 8, by Mark Percival.
On the Apple II Publishers and Publications page, added a new listing for Nibble Magazine. Nibble published original Apple II programs and features for 12 1/2 years; these programs, magazines and books are now available on CD/DVD at Nibble website.
On the Home Pages page, updated the home page listing for Andrew Roughan.
Updated the web page link for Ewen Wannop on the Apple II Home Pages page, inserted the news of Softdisk for Apple II (8-bit) now available again from Syndicomm on the Apple II Software Vendors page, inserted the news of the availability of a color VT100 telnet utility for the IIgs on the Apple II Net Software page, and inserted the news on limited availability of the CompactFlash for Apple II interface cards on the Apple II Hardware Vendors page.
Updated the link to the Online Eamon Adventurers' Guild, a website maintained by Matthew Clark referencing anything having to do with the classic RPG Eamon, on the Apple II Publishers and Publications page.
Welcome a new resident on the Apple II Web Ring - Apple PugetSound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.)
Updated the listing for Kitchen Sink Software on the Apple II Software Vendors page. Eric Bush is in the process of releasing many of his most popular titles as freeware, and making them available on his website.
The Apple PugetSound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) is back on the Apple II User Groups page, along with the announcement that Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine has returned to publication (!).
On the User Groups page, added listing for NoVa, the Northern Virginia Apple Users Group.
On the Home Pages page, added web page and email listing for Steven Weyhrich.
On the Home Pages page, added a listing for Tim Haynes.
We welcome two new residents of the Apple II Web Ring - Teodor Angeloff'sApple II Oasis, a site for Oasis, an Apple II emulator for Windows machines; and AppleLinc, from Roy Miller and Ed Eastman, and the Nebraska-based Apple II Users Group.
Changed email addresses for Gareth Jones and Max Jones (it was a day for the Joneses) on the Home Pages page.
Added listing for the Apple II FAQ archive maintained by Tony Diaz on the Apple II FAQs page.
Changed web page link for David Ong Tat-Wee on the Home Pages page.
Changed email address for Cindy Adams on the Home Pages page.
Updated home page url and email address for Ken Gagne on the Home Pages page.
Added Russell Nielson's home page and email address to the Home Pages page.
Reformatted the Home Pages page. The original layout was in multiple columns, which was getting to be too hard to maintain. The new layout is a single column, with all hyperlinked web addresses and email addresses now directly visible. This'll hopefully encourage the listees to help keep this list up to date.
Updated link to Ewen Wannop's Home Page on the Home Pages page.
Added Brian Hennessy's URL to the Home Pages page.
Using disk space provided by Apple's iTools, all 18 megabytes of the GenieLamp archives (ASCII, Hypercard, AppleWorks, HyperStudio, and BXY archives) have been restored. All are accessible from the A2 Publishers and Publications Home Page.