The Retrobits Podcast
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.  -Steve Wozniak

Welcome to Show 090!  This week's topic: Random Bits (a variety show)!

Direct link to the Retrobits Podcast Forum (until the URL is repaired)...
ADTPro (Apple Disk Transfer Pro) goes 1.0!  Read about it here!
Need a USB-based solution for connecting your 8-bit Atari system to your PC?  They've got just the thing at AtariMax...
Only a few lucky people were original owners of a Kenbak-1, recognized by many as the first personal computer.  But the Kenbak Kit is a faithful reproduction.  More info on the Kenbak-1 can be found at the Kenbak-1.net site, and at the Vintage Computers website.
Briel Computers has introduced the MicroKIM, a functional clone of the KIM-1 single board computer!
If building a clone of the Cosmac ELF is your cup of tea, Spare Time Gizmos would be happy to help...
Anxious to do a little C programming for the Commodore 64?  Check out the new programming libraries introduced by Glenn Holmer for the Power C compiler...
Couldn't make it to the Vintage Computer Festival East 4.0?  Neither could I, but I can look at the pictures...

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

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Direct download: RBP-2007-06-24-090.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14 AM

I keep hitting the "Home" key, but I'm still not home.

Welcome to Show 089!  This week's topic: A Book Review - "iWoz"

If you're having trouble getting to the PETSCII Forums (including the Retrobits Forum), here's an alternate link...
SNOBOL?  Yep, back when we used Fortran and loved it, SNOBOL was moving strings ahead, getting us ready for more sophisticated string processing in languages and tools to come.  Have a look at the SNOBOL4 site for some more info!

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

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Direct download: RBP-2007-06-11-089.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:53 AM

Is it the espresso or OS/2 Warp Connect?
(from a 1995 IBM marketing ad...)

Welcome to Show 088!  This week's topic: My OS/2 Adventure!

Can you find retrocomputing items on the Freecycle mailing list?  You can, I did!  Plus, it looks to be a very good resource in general!  Changing the world, one gift at a time...
The history of OS/2 is long and respectable.  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

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Direct download: RBP-2007-06-06-088.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21 AM

Hi there,

Had to work this weekend - show 088 will be delayed one or two days.  Sorry for the delay, and check back Monday or Tuesday for this week's podcast!

- Earl

Category:general -- posted at: 4:05 AM