Saturday, March 31, 2018

Episode 22

These are the show notes for Episode 22 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link: http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31547.mp3

Show Title

Episode 22 -  TRS-80 Clones: The Dick Smith System 80


Description

In this episode the Trash Talkers discuss one of the most popular of the TRS-80 compatible or "clone" computers, the Dick Smith System 80.  The System 80 was mainly sold in Austrailia and New Zealand but variants were also sold in the United States and Europe under the PMC-80 and Video Genie brands.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Terry Stewart
Topics
  • "Breakdown" Game
  • "Actual Reality" Game
  • Micro Bee Mini Vintage Computer Faire
  • Frank Durda IV
  • Model II Disassembly guide
  • Recent Acquisitions
  • Learning from eBay
  • Feedback
  • Main Topic:TRS-80 Compatibles


Links and References



Terry Stewart’s System 80 Pages
Pete’s Breakdown Game
Tandy Assembly 2018
CocoFest!
Microbee Mini Vintage Computer Faire
Frank Durda IV
GofundMe for Frank Durda’s Family
Christian Schreuder’s Model II Disassembly Guide
Model III Power Connector Conversion Kit
March 2018 Issue of TRS8BIT
Model 4 High Resolution Boards
Model II/III/4 Computer Graphics Image Generator
List of TRS-80 Clones

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Episode 21

These are the show notes for Episode 21 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link: http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31464.mp3

Show Title

Episode 21 -  The TRS-80 in Scientific Research

Description

Join the Trash Talkers as we discuss a bunch of TRS-80 related topics, from Pete Cetinski's new TRS-80 Game "Breakdown" to a Radio Shack store reproduction on TV's "Little Sheldon" to a discussion of how TRS-80s were used in scientific research.  We wrap up with some eBay shopping of interesting TRS-80 related accessories and collectables.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Mike Rowen
Topics
  • "Breakdown"
  • Little Sheldon
  • TRS-80s in Scientific Research
  • News and Current Events
  • Feedback
  • eBay Shopping


Links and References

Young Sheldon
https://www.spoilertv.com/2018/01/young-sheldon-episode-112-computer.html

"Tachistoscopic timing on the TRS-80"

"Software synchronizing of video displays and Z-80 processing in the Model III TRS-80"

“Application in Real Time”
80 microcomputing June 1981 pages 127-129 
TRS-80 Microcomputer News Volume 2 Issue 3 May 1980 pages 1-2

“Coco in the Chem Lab”
Hot Coco May 1984 pages 84-89 

$20 Model 4
My TRS-80 Likes Me

Vintage TRS-80 Store Sign

FP-215 Flatbed Plotter

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Episode 20

These are the show notes for Episode 20 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31406.mp3

Show Title

Episode 20 -  2017 Review, 2018 Plans and Jerry Heep

Description

This episode includes significant portions of our live show from this past December where we review our episodes from 2017 and talk about our upcoming 2018 TRS-80 related projects.  Also, in our continuing series of interviews with Tandy Radio Shack engineers, we talk to Jerry Heep about his long career working as a Tandy engineer.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Randy Kindig
  • Peter Bartlett
  • Paul Schreiber
  • Mike Yetsko
Topics


  • Live Show #2 - 2017 Review and 2018 Thoughts
  • Interview: Jerry Heep (@ 1:30)


Links











Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Episode 19

These are the show notes for Episode 19 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31315.mp3

Show Title

Episode 19 - TRS-80s on the Farm and Paul Schreiber

Description

In this episode Pete C. and Mav discuss the TRS-80 and it's role in agriculture while discussing some recent acquisitions.  Pete C. relates a tale about an interesting Tandy rescue trip to Newark, NJ.  Then, we play a little TRS-80 generated music.  Finally, in our continuing series of interviews with Tandy Radio Shack engineers, we talk to Paul Schreiber about his experiences working as a Tandy engineer.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
Topics


  • Recent Acquisitions
  • Mav's Model II
  • TRS-80s in Agriculture
  • Newark Tandy Rescue
  • TRS-Box XENIX
  • Listener Feedback
  • Interview: Paul Schreiber


Links

TRS-80 Agricultural Software Source Book

Newark Rescued Cocos

Terry Stewart's (Tezza's) Webzone for Classic Computers

Tandy Parody Ad

TRS-Box XENIX

Paul Schreiber's Synthesis Technologies

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Episode 18

These are the show notes for Episode 18 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31208.mp3

Show Title

Episode 18 - Tandy Assembly Recap and Mike Yetsko

Description

In this episode the Trash Talkers discuss what happened at the inaugural Tandy Assembly event on October 7th and 8th 2017.  After that we do a little eBay shopping.  Then, Peter Cetinski interviews Tandy engineer Mike Yetsko.  Mike has quite a few interesting stories to tell about his time working at Tandy Radio Shack back in the day.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Peter Bartlett
  • Randy Kindig
  • Ian Mavric
Topics


  • Tandy Assembly Retrospective
  • Listener Feedback
  • eBay Shopping
  • Interview: Mike Yetsko


Links

Tandy Assembly
http://www.tandyassembly.com

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Episode 17

These are the show notes for Episode 17 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31129.mp3

Show Title

Episode 17 - The First Tandy Assembly

Description

In this episode the Trash Talkers are joined by fellow podcasters from the Coco Crew Podcast, John Linville and Neil Blanchard.  We present an in-depth preview of the inaugural Tandy Assembly event which is taking place on October 7 and 8.  We also review the VCFMW 12 which took place in early September.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Peter Bartlett
  • Randy Kindig
  • Ian Mavric
  • John Linville
  • Neil Blanchard


Links


Tandy Assembly
http://www.tandyassembly.com




Monday, August 7, 2017

Episode 16

These are the show notes for Episode 16 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31006.mp3

Show Title

Episode 16 - Happy Birthday TRS-80 and Ira Goldklang

Description

In this episode the Trash Talkers are back from summer vacation to wish the TRS-80 a happy 40th birthday.  In the first segment, we talk about Tandy Assembly, VCFMW, TRS-XENIX, the Tandy 3, PC-1 and the Network 4.  In the second segment, Randy Kindig interviews trs-80.com's Ira Goldklang.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Peter Bartlett
  • Randy Kindig
  • Ian Mavric


Links


Tandy Assembly
http://www.tandyassembly.com