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Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

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Welcome to Show #145!  This episode's topic: The Vintage Computer Festival East 9.1!

The Vintage Computer Festival (VCF) East 9.1 information page!

Tune in to the sometimes rowdy Retro Computing Roundtable Podcast, Next Without For or Chicken Lips Radio for more retro goodness!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to earl@retrobits.com.

The Retrobits Podcast blog can be found at www.retrobits.com.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter @RetroEarl.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retro Podcast section at the Vintage Computer Forums.

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2014-02-16-145.mp3
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Old Computers. Me Likey.

Welcome to Show #144!  This episode's topic: Raiders of the Lost Shrinkwrap!

Tune in to the sometimes rowdy Retro Computing Roundtable Podcast - http://rcrpodcast.com/
Next Without For and Chicken Lips Radio coming soon!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to earl@retrobits.com.

The Retrobits Podcast blog can be found at www.retrobits.com.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter @RetroEarl.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retro Podcast section at the Vintage Computer Forums.

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2013-05-21-144.mp3
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Show 143

Give us a listen. We don't byte.

Welcome to Show #143!  This episode's topic: An Interview with Bob Armstrong of Spare Time Gizmos!

Links for Spare Time Gizmos and the SBC6120:

Yahoo! Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sparetimegizmos/
SBC6120 on the Spare Time Gizmos page: http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/Hardware/SBC6120-2.htm
ELF2K on the Spare Time Gizmos page: http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/Hardware/Elf2K.htm
Spare Time Gizmos Wiki documentation for recent things: http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/wdoc/index.php?title=Main_Page

New podcasts coming:

Chicken Lips Radio (not a poultry show) for Commodore topics...
Next Without For - a podcast about programming retro computers!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to earl@retrobits.com.

The Retrobits Podcast blog can be found at www.retrobits.com.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter @RetroEarl.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retro Podcast section at the Vintage Computer Forums.

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2013-04-07-143.mp3
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And, We're Back.  Again!  Yoi otoshi o!

Welcome to Show #142!  This episode's topic: An Interview with Kevin Savetz!

Here's the site for Kevin Savetz' new book, Terrible Nerd!
Tune in to the sometimes rowdy Retro Computing Roundtable Podcast - http://rcrpodcast.com/
Want to know more about Reversi?  Check out the Wikipedia page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversi

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to earl@retrobits.com.

The Retrobits Podcast blog can be found at www.retrobits.com.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter @RetroEarl.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retro Podcast section at the Vintage Computer Forums.

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2012-12-29-142.mp3
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And, We're Back.

Welcome to Show #141!  This episode's topic: My Reversi Game Adventure, Part I!

Tune in to the sometimes rowdy Retro Computing Roundtable Podcast - http://rcrpodcast.com/
Hang with us at the Vintage Computer Forums - http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/forum.php
Specifically, you can find us in the Retro Podcast section on that forum - http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/forumdisplay.php?83-Retro-Podcasts-Discussion
Apple2Online – the online resource for Apple II documentation, software, and more – celebrating their 2 year anniversary - http://apple2online.com/
 This year’s Vintage Computer Festival East 8.0 looks to be the biggest and best ever - http://www.vintage.org/2012/east/ - May 5th and 6th, 2012
If you’re a Color Computer Fan, check out the 21st annual “Last” Chicago CoCofest 2012 - http://www.glensideccc.com/ - May 19th and 20th, 2012
The RCR is in the house at this year’s KansasFest 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri, July 17th through the 22nd, 2012 - http://www.kansasfest.org/
Learn more about the Commodore Flyer Internet modem and disk drive emulator - http://www.retroswitch.com/products/flyer/
Want to know more about Reversi?  Check out the Wikipedia page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversi

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to earl@retrobits.com.

The Retrobits Podcast blog can be found at www.retrobits.com.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter @RetroEarl.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retro Podcast section at the Vintage Computer Forums.

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2012-04-30-141.mp3
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Hooray, it's Tax Day... (for U.S. listeners...)

Welcome to Show #140!  This episode's topic: The Vintage Computer Festival (VCF) East 7.0!

In this episode, I'm joined by Evan Koblentz of the Mid Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists, who talks about the upcoming VCF East 7.0.

You can find information about the VCF East 7.0 here, and also on Facebook!  Also, you can contact Evan Koblentz at evan@snarc.net.
MARCH has recently acquired an IBM 1130 mainframe - check out more info on the IBM 1130 at ibm1130.org...

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to earl@retrobits.com.

The Retrobits Podcast blog can be found at www.retrobits.com.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter @RetroEarl.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2011-04-18-140.mp3
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Happy New Year!

Welcome to Show #139!  This episode's topic: My SFD-1001 drive adventure!

In this episode, I discuss the Commodore SFD-1001 disk drive, IEEE-488 interface technology, and my related Retrochallenge 2011 Winter Warmup entry!

Find information on the rebuilding of EDSAC (CNET link) at the U.K. National Museum of Computing site...
See a video tour from Robert Scoble of the new Revolution exhibit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California!
Visual 6502 - a transistor level simulator (and a LOT of info) for the 6502 microprocessor!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to earl@retrobits.com.

The Retrobits Podcast blog can be found at www.retrobits.com.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter @RetroEarl.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2011-01-18-139.mp3
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Happy Holidays!

Welcome to Show #138!  This episode's topic: The PDP-8 Minicomputer!

In this episode, I provide an introduction to the PDP-8 Minicomputer, released by Digital Equipment Corporation in 1965.  The PDP-8 was the first commercially-produced and widely available minicomputer, and launched a new era in computing.

The new generation of Commodore?  Check out the new Commodore 64 - a modern PC in a C64 replica case...
The Diamond operating system - the Atari 8-bit GUI OS!
The Retro Computing Roundtable (RCR) is a new podcast hosted by David Greelish, now on episode #4!  Find out more at the Classic Computing blog...
It's time for this year's Retrochallenge Winter Warmup!  Get your retro game face on!
The Cult Of Mac website covers the Vintage Apple news for 2010...
The IEEE Computer Society launches a new feature - Computing Then!
Keynote speaker announced for this year's KansasFest...more info at their site...
Check out the PDP-8 FAQs at faqs.org, and also the Doug Jones PDP-8 resource site!
Cool PDP-8 video on YouTube (video will begin playing immediately) from TNMOC, and also the PDP-8 playing music!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to earl@retrobits.com.

The Retrobits Podcast blog can be found at www.retrobits.com.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter @RetroEarl.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2010-12-29-138.mp3
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