The Retrobits Podcast
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

 

To Mac, or not to Mac.  That is the question.

Welcome to Show 040!  This week's Topic: My Classic Mac Adventure!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

A PICAXE - what's that?  It's a microcontroller - a programmable single-chip processor with cool inputs and outputs.  Have a look!
Information on the Macintosh SE/30 from old-computers.com.
Watch out for classic Macintosh CRTs - if you open your Mac Plus, SE, SE/30, etc. up, there are high voltages!  Luckily, there are ways to discharge the CRT before it gets you.

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

 

Direct download: RBP-2006-04-24-040.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25 AM

 

Spring Break!

Hi!  I'm celebrating the Easter holiday with my family today, and taking a one-week spring break from the podcast.  But stay tuned, as I'll be back next week with more retrocomputing goodness.

I'd like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who listen to Retrobits.  It's a lot of fun to connect with so many people who have an interest in the bits and bytes of ye olde.

In the meantime, jump on over to the forum (link below) and join in!  See you soon, and have a GREAT week.

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-2006-04-16-SPRINGBREAK.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:57 AM

 

Variety is the spice of life!

Welcome to Show 039!  This week's Topic: Random Access (A Variety Show).

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Check out the home page for The Woz himself!  Great information and links, plus answers to frequently asked questions!
Man, the videos just keep on coming.  Here's one from the 1984 Apple Shareholder's Meeting.  This video is hosted on the Mac Essentials site (note, mostly German language).  See Sculley and Jobs on the same stage, and hear about their exciting new milestone product, the Macintosh!
Happy 30th anniversary, Apple!  Have a listen to episode 48 of the This Week In Tech podcast, as many early Apple employees, including The Woz, chat about Apple's formative days.
The DigiBarn Computer Museum site.  Wow!  This is great stuff.  I wish I had a barn for my microcomputer collection.
A PICAXE - what's that?  It's a microcontroller - a programmable single-chip processor with cool inputs and outputs.  Have a look!

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-2006-04-09-039.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:27 AM

 

The Apple /// Personal Computer System.  The Most Powerful Professional Computer System In Its Class.

Welcome to Show 038!  This week's Topic - you guessed it: The Apple III personal computer!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

The Amstrad CPC 6128, reborn in new hardware, and with a cool new OS?  Oh yeah!  That's some modern day fun!
Keep those (Atari) XL's/XE's humming, with these fine utilities...
Oscar's Vintage Computer Collection has some great stuff on CP/M computers, including one of my favorites, the Epson PX-8!
Here's the Apple III page on Wikipedia...
...and the Apple III pages on Washington Apple Pi's website, a great resource!

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-2006-04-02-038.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:46 AM