Sunday, October 21, 2018

Episode 26

These are the show notes for Episode 26 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:   http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31941.mp3

Show Title

Episode 26 -  TRS-80 Collecting


Description

In this episode, regular Trash Talkers Peter Cetinski and Ian Mavric welcome Aaron Brockbank and Eric Dittman to the show.  First, we run through the schedule for the upcoming Tandy Assembly 2018. Then, we spend some time discussing one of the more popular TRS-80 newsletters from the period, 80 US Journal, which is 40 years old this month.  Finally, in our main segment, we talk in-depth about TRS-80 collecting.  

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Aaron Brockbank
  • Eric Dittman
    Commercials
    • Mike Rowen

    News and Current Events

    • Tandy Assembly 2018
    • Recent Acquisitions
    • 40th Anniversary of 80 US Journal
    • TRS8BIT September 2018 Issue Released
    • Feedback

    Audio Feedback
    • George Phillips responds to our segment on his and his brother Peter's Model II Emulator from Episode 25.

    TRS-80 Collecting
    • The Trash Talkers discuss the art of collecting TRS-80s.  We discuss what it means to be a collector, the different types of collectors, what to collect when it comes to TRS-80s and how to go about building your own collection.


    Links


    Tandy Assembly
    http://www.tandyassembly.com

    TimTams
    https://www.arnotts.com.au/products/tim-tam/

    VoxBox
    http://www.trs-80.org/trs-80-voxbox/

    Exatron Stringy Floppy
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exatron_Stringy_Floppy

    Tandy DT-1 Data Terminal
    https://archive.org/details/DT-1_Data_Terminal_Owners_Manual_1982_Tandy

    80 US Journal
    http://www.trs-80.org/80-us-journal/
    http://net.pski.retro.s3.amazonaws.com/TRS80TrashTalk/Episode26/80%20NW%20v1n01%20(1978%20Sep%20Oct).pdf

    80 Micro
    https://archive.org/details/80-microcomputing-magazine
    80 micro issue #74 has Eric Maloney's comments on the magazine massacre of 1984/85


    September 2018 TRS8BIT
    http://www.fabsitesuk.com/tandy/trs8bit1203.pdf

    Dusty finally got a Model II!
    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?65981-There-is-a-Santa-)

    Monta Elkins
    Tandy Assembly: https://youtu.be/QCp4qe6dGfs
    Kemner's Surplus: https://youtu.be/x85YudK1Y8A

    Mike Pontillo's Receipt
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212729647216534&set=p.10212729647216534&type=3&theater

    George and Peter Phillips' Model II Emulator
    http://48k.ca/trs80gp.html



    Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    Episode 25

    These are the show notes for Episode 25 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

    Direct Episode Link:   http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31810.mp3

    Show Title

    Episode 25 -  RetroStore is a TRS-80 App Store


    Description

    In this episode, Trash Talkers Peter Cetinski and Ian Mavric welcome guest host Aaron Brockbank as he joins us to discuss the latest news and current events in the world of the TRS-80.  Then, we talk with some of the management team from Tandy Assembly and discuss the preparations for the big event in November.  Finally, we interview Aaron Puder and Sascha Haeberling who have developed a TRS-80 App Store including the hardware needed to access it from your TRS-80 via the Internet.

    Trash Talkers
    • Peter Cetinski
    • Ian Mavric
    • Aaron Brockbank
      Commercials
      • Mike Rowen

      News and Current Events

      • Summer/Winter Projects
      • Upcoming Shows
      • Recent Acquisitions
      • TRS8BIT Competition
      • George and Peter Phillips' Model II Emulator
      • RetroStore Card
      • Nick Marentes' TRS-80 Software
      • 260-9800 Hi-Res Add on for Model I
      • Feedback


      Tandy Assembly Update

      • Discussion with Tandy Assembly board members Peter Cetinski, Mike Rowen and Randy Weaver about the current preparations for Tandy Assembly 2018.

      Interview
      • Pete interviews Arno Puder and Sasha Haeberling regarding their TRS-80 Android Emulator, the RetroStore which is a TRS-80 app store, and the RetroStore Card, a new hardware network device to access the RetroStore from a TRS-80.


      Links


      Tandy Assembly
      http://www.tandyassembly.com

      VCFMW
      http://www.vcfmw.org/index.html

      Model II/12/16/16B/6000 Extender Boards
      http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?65238-New-Model-II-16-12-16B-6000-Extender-Boards

      2018 TRS8BIT Competition
      http://www.trs-80.org.uk/competition.html

      George and Peter Phillips' Model II Emulator
      http://48k.ca/trs80gp.html


      David Gesswein’s SA1000 MFM Emulator Adapter


      Sydney TRS-80/MS-DOS Users' Group

      Nick Marentes TRS-80 Software
      http://www.nickmarentes.com/ProjectArchive/index.html


      260-9800 Hi Res Add on for Model I

      RetroStore homepage
      https://retrostore.org/

      Github link to the complete source code of the TRS-80 emulator for Android
      https://github.com/apuder/TRS-80


      Github link to the complete sources of the retrostore.org backend implementation
      https://github.com/shaeberling/retrostore


      Github link to the complete sources of the RetroStoreCard
      https://github.com/apuder/RetroStoreCard



      Monday, July 2, 2018

      Episode 24

      These are the show notes for Episode 24 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

      Direct Episode Link:  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31707.mp3 

      Show Title

      Episode 24 -  Summer 2018 and Ken Brookner


      Description

      In this episode, Trash Talkers Peter Cetinski and Ian Mavric welcome the Summer of 2018 (at least in the North) with a bunch of TRS-80 news and current events updates.  We discuss the upcoming Tandy Assembly 2018, a new TRS-80 Model I diagnostics cartridge and do some eBay shopping.  Then, we interview former Tandy Radio Shack employee Ken Brookner.  Ken served in many roles at Tandy Radio Shack in Fort Worth, as he climbed the ladder in technical support, starting as a phone rep and ending up as director of the department.

      Trash Talkers
      • Peter Cetinski
      • Ian Mavric
        Retro Commercials
        • Mike Rowen

        News and Current Events

        • Tandy Assembly 2018
        • Charles Tandy's Birthday
        • Frank Durda IV Estate
        • M.A.D Software
        • Recent Acquisitions
        • Model I ICE (In Circuit Emulator) Cartridge
        • Retrostore
        • Feedback
        • Ebay Shopping


        Main Segment

        • Interview with Tandy Radio Shack's Ken Brookner


        Links

        Tandy Assembly
        http://www.tandyassembly.com

        Charles Tandy
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_D._Tandy
        http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/charles_tandy.html
        https://www.amazon.com/Tandys-Money-Machine-Charles-Electronics/dp/0916371123/

        M.A.D Software
        http://madsoft.lonestar.org

        Model I ICE (In Circuit Emulator) Cartridge
        http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?63686-TRS-80-diagnostic-ICE-card

        RetroStore
        https://retrostore.org/

        Home computers: their time is coming
        By Mike Pontillo
        http://net.pski.retro.s3.amazonaws.com/TRS80TrashTalk/Episode24/Mike_Pontillo_Article.jpg

        Model I system with monitor dated December 1983
        https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tandy-TRS-80-Vintage-PC-WORKING-EXPANSION-printer-plus-more/223023526853?hash=item33ed3cf3c5:g:q~YAAOSw4aZbKGZZ

        Unusual Printer Switch
        https://www.ebay.com/itm/HF-Signalling-Inc-Radio-Shack-TRS-80-Computer-Line-Printer-Switch-Model-80/183225951631?hash=item2aa91e258f:g:qQgAAOSwwcda-eCK

        Line Printer I in Melbourne, Australia
        https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Computer-Line-Printer-Radio-Shack-/142821246632?hash=item2140cf46a8%3Ag%3AvIcAAOSwz35bFS8N&nma=true&si=fN8dkyOsN%252FhTX%252FaQHSNr1CrEr4c%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

        Unused Model I?
        https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRS-80-Full-Computer-Monitor-Expansion-Module-In-Original-Containers-Mint/273242349827?hash=item3f9e836103:g:IbIAAOSw2VFbFFey

        TRS-80 Model 16A for $300
        https://www.ebay.com/itm/Radio-Shack-Tandy-TRS-80-Model-16-with-Software-/202349285083?hash=item2f1cf50edb%3Ag%3A3KkAAOSw64xbLsBZ&nma=true&si=quz2ul3f1DnL4Ucc9KWBAQiTNSs%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

        Tandy 6000 with 3.5" Drives
        https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tandy-6000-Computer-in-Model-12-Case-Dual-3-5-Floppy-Conversion/202340465055?hash=item2f1c6e799f:g:-50AAOSwHPNbINWZ







        Wednesday, May 16, 2018

        Episode 23

        These are the show notes for Episode 23 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

        Direct Episode Link:   http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31630.mp3

        Show Title

        Episode 23 -  Tandy vs IBM


        Description

        In this episode the Trash Talkers welcome vintage computing podcast pioneer David Greelish as a guest host.  Pete, Ian and David discuss how Tandy reacted to the the introduction of the IBM Personal Computer in 1981.  Tandy Radio Shack had all the advantages with its massive distribution network, its existing business focused Model II computer and with the forthcoming powerful Tandy 2000 computer.  How the company attempted to compete with IBM and eventually failed is the main focus of the discussion.

        Trash Talkers
        • Peter Cetinski
        • Ian Mavric
        • David Greelish

        Retro Commercials
        • Mike Rowen


        Topics and Links


        David Greelish’s Classic Computing Site
        http://classiccomputing.com/CC/Blog/Blog.html
        Kemner’s Surplus Warehouse
        https://m.facebook.com/KemnerEnterprises
        Knut Roll-lund’s PlayCAS
        http://knut.one/PlayCAS.htm
        Mav’s Hi-Res Archive
        The Model II Archive Project
        The IBM Personal Computer
        Lotus 1-2-3: The Second Killer App
        How IBM's 5150 PC shaped the computer industry
        The complete history of the IBM PC, part one: The deal of the century
        Tandy 1200
        TRS-80 Model II vs IBM 5150
        Tandy 2000 FAQ
        Tandy’s Shifting Sales Strategy

        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