The Retrobits Podcast
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

 

It would take about 250 Atari 800s to hold this podcast MP3 file.

(Honestly, I compressed it as much as I could.)

Welcome to Show 045!  This week's Topic: The IBM PC Junior!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

The Apple Game Server - load software onto your Apple II with just a serial connection to your PC!
The Cincinnati Commodore Computer Club is having their C4 Expo on June 3rd and 4th, 2006.  Better hurry and make those reservations!
SymbOS, a multitasking operating system for the Amstrad CPC, goes 1.0!  Check it out at http://www.symbos.de/.
Want to do Commodore emulation on a Macintosh?  ThinkCommodore will show you how.
Wikipedia covers the IBM PC Jr...
And for super extensive coverage of the Junior, check out Mike's PC Jr page.
Of course, Old Computers Dot Com covers the Junior as well, good info, good links.

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-2006-05-28-045.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:22 AM

 

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Welcome to Show 044!  This week's Topic: Retro Assortment (Variety Show)!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Do kids still program?  Join in on this discussion forum topic at the PETSCII Forums, and let us know!
Speaking of which, here's a programming environment designed for kids - the Kids Programming Language.
The Commodore16.com site revived my excitement for one of my favorite computers, the Commodore 16.
What do you do with that old, non-functional Commodore CBM 3032?  Well, turn it into the coolest PC case ever invented, of course!
CompactFlash for the Apple II - Flash memory is not just for the new stuff, folks!
Also, CompactFlash and IDE drives for your Commodore 64?  Believe it!  Check out the ide64.org site for more details.
For fun music and retrocomputing goodness, nothing beats the C64 remixes and SID tunes on The C64 Takeaway!

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-2006-05-21-044.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:18 AM

 

This week, take your favorite floppy drive out for a spin.

Welcome to Show 043!  This week's Topic: The Floppy Disk Drive!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Do you know what types of computers these are?  If so, please drop a line to the e-mail address below - we'd like to find out!
Wikipedia - did I mention to check them out?  And this week, have a look at their page on the Floppy Disk.

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-2006-05-14-043.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:42 PM

 

Ever wonder what the "TRS" in "TRS-80" stands for?  Tune in, you'll find out here!

Welcome to Show 042!  This week's Topic: The TRS-80 Model I microcomputer!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Do you know what types of computers these are?  If so, please drop a line to the e-mail address below - we'd like to find out!
Here's Peter Jenning's site, with info on his creation Microchess, and also great history on VisiCalc.
Want to know more about Microchess?  Well, go straight to the source.  The source code, that is, on 6502.org.
Digibarn has some good info on Microchess as well!
Enhance the enjoyment of your Amiga emulation with AmiKit, a large bundling of shareware and freeware packages.
Curious about Southwest Technical Products, one of the early computer kit makers?  The swtpc.com site has so much info, you'll never read it all!
Ira Goldklang's TRS-80 Revived website is an absolute gold mine for TRS-80 enthusiasts.
Want to play with a virtual TRS-80 Model I, III or IV?  Well, check out Matthew Reed's TRS32 emulator!
Never forget old-computers.com or Wikipedia when it's time to research that favorite vintage computer.

Hey, I never said what TRS stood for!  It's Tandy Radio Shack.  Yep.  Not "Trash-80", you funny folks.

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-2006-05-06-042.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:10 AM

 

The past is a wonderful present.

Welcome to Show 041!  This week's Topic: The Logo programming language!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

The Arpanet documentary on Google Video is back!  This is retro about retro.  Sweet!
Another retrocomputing podcast!  Check out the Boring Beige Box, it's a great listen!
Wikipedia to the rescue again - here's their article on the Logo Programming Language.
There are magazine reviews of Logo for the Commodore and Atari at the Atari Magazines site - here, and here.

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-2006-04-30-041.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05 AM