The Retrobits Podcast
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

 

CP/M in a laptop?  And they said it couldn't be done...

Welcome to Show 049!  This week's Topic: The Epson PX-8 Laptop Computer!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Programmable calculators are fun!  I loved mine way back when.  Here's a website for TI calculator enthusiasts - programs, connectivity, and more!
Intellivision Lives!  Indeed it does.  I can't wait to play Sea Battle again...
Want a review on the latest retro computer game?  Oldschool Gaming may have what you need...
Here's the old-computers.com site for the PX-8 - don't forget to have a look at the pictures!
Creative Computing had a review of the PX-8.  They liked it, mostly.  Have a look...
Need tech manuals for the PX-8?  Or a utility that makes a PC emulate a disk drive (cool)?  Then wander on over to the Yet Another Computer Museum pages on the PX-8.
Broken PX-8?  Need more technical docs?  The Epson CP/M Computer Technical Manuals page may have the answer...

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

 

Direct download: RBP-2006-06-25-049.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:49 AM

 

I can't run Linux on my Atari 800.  But it plays a mean game of Missile Command.  'Nuff said...

Welcome to Show 048!  This week's Topic: Book Review: Digital Retro!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Here's the site for the book Digital Retro!
Pictures from the C4 Expo - you missed the fun?  Here are some pictures.  Read 'em and weep...
And this is a direct link to the Z80 inside - whoa, they popped the top off that chip!
The Apple II Game Server is being actively worked on - stay tuned!
Magnetc tape in the gigabits per square inch?  Wow!  That's better than my C2N datasette...

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

 

Direct download: RBP-2006-06-18-048.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:01 AM

 

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Welcome to Show 047!  This week's Topic: The Z80 Microprocessor!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Apple history abounds, courtesy of The Apple Computer History Weblog, and the Apple II History site!
Obsolete Technology?  We love it!  Check out the Obsolete Technology Website at oldcomputers.net.
Computer Collector Newsletter is now Technology Rewind.  Congratulations on the new site!
How many computers used the Z80?  Well, at least more than 200, and this site has them listed...
Yes, Zilog still makes Z80s!  Excellent!
Wikipedia's Z80 page has good stuff.
The Z80 Official Support Page will give you years of Z80 reading pleasure.
MyZ80 will give you the Z80 experience on a modern day PC.  It is one of many Z80 / CP/M emulator solutions out there.
Check out the WinApe Amstrad emulator for a Z80 experience in a mainstream home retrocomputer emulation.
If all of this is not enough for you, and you want a Z80 FPGA core (for free!), have at look at the T80 page on the Opencores.org site.

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-2006-06-13-047.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:27 AM

Hi!

Show 047 (The Z80 Microprocessor) will be a day or two late...sorry about that.  I've been under the weather this weekend, and needed to rest.  The behind-the-scenes work is mostly done, so drop by in a day or two for the next Retrobits Podcast!

Chat with you all soon,

- Earl

 

Category:general -- posted at: 5:14 AM

 

My other computer is a Commodore :-)

Welcome to Show 046!  This week's Topic: Live from the C4 Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Need more retrocomputing listening goodness?  Well, then, head over to the Boring Beige Box!
Issue #25 of Retrogaming Times - hot off the presses!
Commvex v2 is coming up in July, and - it's Vegas, Baby!  And, the World of Commodore 2006 is this December in Toronto!  Alas, so much retrocomputing, so little time...
Have a look at The Cincinnati Commodore Computer Club website for more information on the group that brought you the C4 Expo...

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-2006-06-04-046.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14 AM