The Retrobits Podcast
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

 

640KB.  RAM heaven.

Welcome to Show 029!  This week's Topic: The IBM Personal Computer, Part I.

Thanks to my son, Joshua, for helping me out with this week's podcast!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Digital Retro - a book with info and pictures about a wide variety of retro computers.  Check it out!  Is your favorite in there?  Some of mine are...
A non retro link?  Sure, why not?  The BoltTalk podcast and blog covers the San Diego Chargers, a US professional football team.  And, the host listens to Retrobits...
The London-based Science Museum announces a £1 million partnership with Nintendo.  Excellent!
The IT Crowd from Channel 4 in the UK - funny, and retrocomputing aware!
More fun stuff on the Byte Cellar vintage computing blog...Amigas in FPGA, Sharp X68000, and more!
As usual, great entry on Wikipedia for the topic of the week, the IBM PC!  Check out some of the corresponding links also!

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

 

Direct download: RBP-2006-01-29-029.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:55 AM

 

Just flew in from LA, and boy are my arms tired...

Welcome to Show 028!  This week's Topic: Random Bits and Bytes!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Always wanted to use a Cray?  Give it a try!
Check out the Commodore Article Index - lots of interesting reading!
The NorthWest Classic Games Enthusiasts Expo 2006 - how about that, a retro event up my way!  (Seattle, WA)
Ads from old computers - they're fun to look at!  Have a look at some at the Computer History site.
GameBase 64 - an online effort to preserve Commodore 64 software.  Excellent!

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

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

 

Direct download: RBP-2006-01-23-028.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56 AM

 

10 PRINT "Hello, Retrobits Listeners!"
20 GOTO 10

Welcome to Show 027!  This week's Topic: The Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (or BASIC, for short...)

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

More Commodore news - here's an interview with Bil Herd on the Commodore Plus/4 World website!
Check out the Vintage Computing and Gaming website for "adventures in collecting, playing, and hacking vintage computing and gaming devices."
If you're in the US and interested in products from Individual Computers (e.g., the Retro Replay), then have a look at the C64 Reloaded Store.
As always, it's all there on Wikipedia - articles on the BASIC programming language, Dartmouth BASIC, and the Dartmouth Timesharing System!
Want to program in BASIC on modern day systems?  Have a look at FreeBASIC, DarkBASIC, BlitzBASIC, or Visual BASIC.NET 2005.

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

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

 

Direct download: RBP-2006-01-15-027.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35 AM

 

Happy New Year!

Welcome to Show 026!  This week's Topic: A Book Review: On The Edge - The Spectacular Rise And Fall Of Commodore!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Check this out - an Atari Paddle Controller with 13 Built-in Games from Jakks Pacific!
The galleries of GUIs, have a look at various GUIs in all their point and click glory, here, and here.
Classic Computers Of The Past 2006 Calendar, your time may be running out to grab one of these beauties!
The web site for the main show topic, On The Edge...

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

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

 

Direct download: RBP-2006-01-08-026.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:20 AM