The Retrobits Podcast
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

 

My Commodore 64 boots faster than your P4 @ 3 GHz.  No contest.

Welcome to Show 013!  This week's topic - QuantumLink Reloaded!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Syndicomm Online members get access to exclusive forums, which include bulletin boards, chat rooms, and file libraries. Membership also includes an email address, personal web site, and optional business features such as DNS service and full-service hosting.
http://www.syndicomm.com
Also check out the A2Central website for great Apple II enthusiast information...
www.a2central.com
The QuantumLink Reloaded Site!
www.quantum-link.org
I love Wikipedia.  I really, really do.
www.wikipedia.org
And on Wikipedia, read about QuantumLink...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_Link
...and QuantumLink Reloaded!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_Link_Reloaded

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

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

 

Direct download: RBP-2005-09-25-013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:12 AM

 

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Welcome to show #012!  This week's topic: Emulators versus The Real Thing - The Ultimate Face-off!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Program your 6502 machine in C with the CC65 Compiler!
http://www.cc65.org/
The C64 Take Away Podcast just gets better and better, I loved Episode 013...
http://www.slayradio.org/podcast/
Visit the Lemon website for Commodore 64 forums, game reviews, and fun!
http://www.lemon64.com/
I continue to have great fun with the Atari Peripheral Emulator (APE) software.
http://www.atarimax.com/
The Folklore site is dedicated to historical storytelling.  Right now, it's focused on the development of the Macintosh.  Great reading!
http://www.folklore.org/
Nerd TV - a downloadable TV show on technology hosted by Robert Cringely.
http://www.pbs.org/cringely/nerdtv/
The MESS emulation system - amazing multi-platform, multi-system emulator...
http://www.mess.org/
Check out the Help section of the Emulation Zone to learn more about emulation and how to do it!
http://www.emulator-zone.com/

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

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

 

Direct download: RBP-2005-09-18-012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01 AM

Welcome to show #011, featuring the Atari 800 Home Computer!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Demo Scene, including NTSC stuff for us North American folks...at the Driven site.
The full text of all 88 issues of ANTIC is available at Atari Magazines site.
The Analog project is in progress at Digital Analog archive.
See the Obsolete Technology Website, and make sure to check out the Atari 400/800 page!
As I've come to expect, Wikipedia has a great page on the Atari 8 bit systems.
The Atari Historical Society has a fun site, very colorful...including an Atari 800 page.
Loads of frequently asked goodness can be found at the Atari 8-bit FAQ page.
Atari Times is a fun Atari site with game reviews.
The Atari 8 bit USENET discussion group (can be found on Google Groups) is comp.sys.atari.8bit.
The Atari Peripheral Emulator package, and other Atari 8-bit retail products can be found at AtariMax.

I know I left out some Atari sites!  Sorry, I couldn't fit them all in!  There are so many, and there are sooooo many good ones...

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

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

 

Direct download: RBP-2005-09-11-011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13 AM

Almost to level 5 on Jumpman...what?  I've gotta do my podcast?  Where's that pause button?

Welcome to show #010!  Double digits!  This show is a variety program, followed by a brief recollection of my career as a teenage computer salesperson.

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Here's the correct link to Jeff Ledger's Guide to TelBBS!  Thanks Jeff!
E-mails came in from Alan, Thurston, Brian, Mike and Jeff!  Excellent, thanks!  You made my day.
This episode contains a promo for The C64 Take Away Podcast which features C64 remixes and classic SID tunes!
Check out the excellent CP/M programs in the Walnut Creek CDROM contents, online at the retroarchive.org site.
Have a look at Monochrome, a sophisticated, highly interactive, multi user messaging and conferencing system.
The SWRAP's Fall Commodore Expo is coming up in a couple of weeks!
The Atari800WinPlus version 4.0 final release is available.
I had a good customer experience with a product I ordered from Atarimax.

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

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

 

Direct download: RBP-2005-09-04-010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:10 AM