The Retrobits Podcast
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

The Apple IIGS - a computer with appeal.

Welcome to Show #116!  This week's topic: The Apple II, Part 3 (the Apple IIGS)!

A Commodore 65 prototype recently sold for over $9,000 on eBay!  Read about the elusive C65 at the Secret Weapons Of Commodore site...
Club100 is a long-time resource for owners of Tandy Model 100, 102 and 200 computers - while you're there, check out the NADSBox, the New Age Digital Storage system for the Model "T" computers!
Apple II Adventures is a fun new blog with info and links for the Apple II series of computers...
Retro robotics?  You bet!  Have a look at The Robot Gallery!
Just out - the documentary "Welcome To Macintosh" - available now...
Be sure to visit the RetroMacCast for your share of Mac retrocomputing fun!
A2Central is your total source for Apple II computing...
Relive the Apple IIGS with the Sweet16, KEGS, or Virtual Apple (web-based!) emulators...
...and check out the "What is the Apple IIGS" site for more info and resources on IIGS emulation!
More info on the IIGS is available at Wikipedia, and the Apple II History site...

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2008-12-21-116.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:57 AM

Sorry for the delay!  All work and no play makes my podcast late...

I'm caught in a work transition, and have been working a ton of hours.  The timing is a bit unfortunate, as I just got myself back in the driver's seat for my weekly schedule again.  However, this is only going to last for two more weeks!!!

Thanks for listening, and I will chat with you all soon!  Hopefully I'll be able to put together an episode during this crunch time, but if not, at the latest in a couple of weeks when I'm out of the woods...

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2008-11-15-SPECIAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:16 PM

"What kind of man owns his own computer?"
(Apple II ad, 1980)

Welcome to Show #115!  This week's topic: The Retro Spirit - Part II!

Check out the Pandora project - a handheld computing/gaming unit designed by the community!
The One Laptop Per Child "XO" is an example of modern day innovation in personal computing...here is the Wikipedia page...
Rob Barnaby, developer of WordStar, visits the Digibarn!

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2008-10-22-115.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27 AM

I don't really want to "surf" the web.  The idea of the web crashing down on me is, honestly, frightening...

Welcome to Show #114!  This week's topic: The Retro Spirit - Part I!

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2008-10-13-114.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:50 AM

Computing is as computing does.

Welcome to Show #113!  This week's topic: The Apple II - Part 2!

A first-person perspective game on the Apple II, written in low-res graphics?  Yep, here's a YouTube video, and here's a link to the site where you can actually pick up the game (HBCC)!

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2008-08-08-113.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57 AM

I'm back!

Welcome to Show #112!  This week's topic: The Apple II - Part I!

Want to build a digital computer with not much more than paper clips?  Have a look at these plans from June 1967...
New development on the VIC-20?  Absolutely!  And check out the Denial site, a fantastic resource for the VIC-20!
Up for a retro challenge?  Then check out Retrochallenge 2008 - happening next month!  Sign up soon...

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

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2008-06-24-112.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:28 AM

Binary - you either like it, or you don't.

Welcome to Show #111!  This week's topic: The Epson HX-20 portable computer!

Have a look at this BBC article and video regarding the reunion of the creators of the BBC Micro!
Using a PX-8 laptop as a terminal for Mac OS X?  Leave it to Byte Cellar...
Back In Time Live Stockholm 2008 is coming up in September!  If you are into the Commodore 64 music scene, check out the website for more info!
For a user-supported information resource on the Amstrad CPC, have a look at the CPCWiki...

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-2008-04-03-111.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:42 PM

There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.

Welcome to Show #110!  This week's topic: My Scott Adams Adventure Adventure!

Check out the Scott Adams official site, where you can download Scott Adams adventure games to play on your Windows system!
Or, play the games directly online at the ifiction.org website...

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2008-03-14-110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:51 PM

Binary - for those who try a bit harder.

Welcome to Show #109!  This week's topic: Building Blocks!

An Apple //c, new in the box?  And now it's opened?  Here are the pictures...
Jump aboard the Mac Mothership for a variety of Apple historical 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-2008-02-18-109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:53 AM

DOWN WITH CYBERCRUD!!!

Welcome to Show #108!  This week's topic: Book Review: What The Dormouse Said

Vintage Technology Magzine, exploring vintage computers, calculators, watches, and more!
Want to put a breadboarded circuit directly into a card slot of your Apple II?  Then have a look at the LittleProto II...
Here is the Amazon link to "What The Dormouse Said".
And here is the YouTube link to Doug Englebart's "Mother of all demos" (video will play when link is clicked).

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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-2008-01-31-108.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:22 AM