Friday, April 21, 2017

Episode 14

These are the show notes for Episode 14 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30684.mp3

Show Title

Episode 14 - TRSVID and George Phillips

Description

We start this episode with the news and current event segment where we first discuss the Vintage Computer Festival East 2017 and the winning TRS-80 exhibit.  We also talk about Tandy Assembly.  Then, we talk about two new TRS-80 software projects that were recently released: TRSVID, a TRS-80 video player and Sharp-80, a new Model III emulator.  Following that is an obituary for Bernie Appel, aka "Mr. Radio Shack".  Then, we talk about the Line Printer I and the Quick Printer II printers a bit.  The middle segment has some floor interviews from VCFE.  The third and final segment is an interview with TRS-80 software developer George Phillips where we discuss how he developed TRSVID.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Randy Kindig
New-Retro Commercials by Mike Rowen

Links

VCFE XII  Review
http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/

Tandy Assembly
http://www.tandyassembly.com

Sharp-80 Model III Emualtor

TRSVID Video Player

Line Printer I
http://www.colorcomputerarchive.com/coco/Documents/Manuals/Hardware/Line%20Printer%20Service%20Manual%20(Tandy).pdf

Quick Printer II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-emBCSXgUhM

Level III Basic
http://www.trs-80.org/level-3-basic/

Bernie Appel
http://www.bernieappel.com

PMC-80
http://www.trs-80.org/pmc-80/

George Phillips' Homepage
http://48k.ca





Saturday, March 4, 2017

Episode 13

These are the show notes for Episode 13 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30555.mp3

Show Title

Episode 13 - VCFE 2017 and Jim McGinley

Description

The Trash Talkers start the show by discussing a bunch of TRS-80 related items such as the Exatron Stringy Floppy and Mailgrams.  Then, Peter Cetinski interviews team members from the TRS-80, Apple II and Commodore PET mega-exhibits at this year's VCF East.  Finally, Randy Kindig interviews Jim McGinley about his well received TRS-80 games presentations.

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

Links

Sold 5MB Hard Disk Drive
http://www.ebay.com/itm/182429696467

Sold Fully decked out Model I System
http://www.ebay.com/itm/182432034454

Interlude Advertisement
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/dc/7b/78/dc7b7858bf28f7cf0b6eacde4976731c.jpg

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

Tandy Assembly
http://www.tandyassembly.com

Don French
https://www.linkedin.com/in/donaldhfrench/

VCFE XII  March 31 - April 2  2017
http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/

Mailgrams
http://net.pski.retro.s3.amazonaws.com/TRS80TrashTalk/Episode13/Mailgrams.pdf

Computronics Crystal Ball
http://net.pski.retro.s3.amazonaws.com/TRS80TrashTalk/Episode13/ComputronicsCrystalBall.pdf

Tandy 10
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandy_10_Business_Computer_System

Jim McGinley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAh53El5X4c
http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1023267/Emptying-the-Trash-A-Last




Monday, January 16, 2017

Episode 12


These are the show notes for Episode 12 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30414.mp3

Show Title

Episode 12 - Model 4 Buyer's Guide

Trash Talkers


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


User Feedback

Ira's DOS Disk Services
http://www.trs-80.com

Pete’s Model II DOS Disk Services
http://pski.net/trs-80-model-ii-archive-project/

News

TRS-80 Network 3 Controller
http://www.trs-80.org/network-3-controller/

David Gesswein's MFM Emulator
https://www.pdp8.net/mfm/mfm.shtml

Ian’s Model III Hi-res Reproduction
http://ianmav.customer.netspace.net.au/trs80/

Tandy Assembly
http://www.tandyassembly.com

VCFE XII
http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/

TRS-80 Z-80 Assembly Language Library
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRS-80-Z-80-Assembly-Language-Library-Original-/172460888990

TRS-80 Disk Drive Analyzer
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRS-80-Disk-Drive-Analyzer-Original-/172460891876


Main Topic

Model 4 Buyer's Guide

The Trash Talkers tell you everything you need to know when considering the purchase of a Model 4, 4P or 4D.

TRS-80 Model 4
http://www.trs-80.com/wordpress/trs-80-computer-line/model-4/
http://www.trs-80.org/model-4/

Retrobright Links
http://www.retr0bright.com/
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/2013-01-15-retr0bright-only-temporary.htm
http://www.retrofixes.com/2013/10/how-to-clean-whiten-yellowed-plastics.html

Hans’ Repainted Model 4P
http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?42053-I-sprayed-my-yellowed-TRS80-computer



Thursday, November 24, 2016

Episode 11

These are the show notes for Episode 11 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30264.mp3

Show Title
  • Episode 11 - Pulling TRS-80s Out of the Attic

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Mike Rowen
  • Neil Blanchard

News

Pete C. discusses the DREM Hard Drive emulator
http://www.drem.info

David Gesswin's MFM Hard Disk Reader/Emulator
http://www.pdp8.net/mfm/mfm.shtml

Tandy Dumpster Rescue
http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?54679-Tandy-Dumpster-Rescue

Mike R. introduced Tandy Assembly, a new Tandy computer focused event to take place in October 2017.


George Phillips has updated zmac to be more MRAS compliant.
http://members.shaw.ca/gp2000/zmac.html

Reminder about TRS8Bit's 2016 Competition - Single line BASIC programming
http://www.fabsitesuk.com/tandy/trs8bit1003.pdf

Mav has released a Coco floppy disk controller replacement named RE-FD502
http://ianmav.customer.netspace.net.au/trs80/cocos

Pete C. is working on TRS-Pic...a Google Images browser for MISE and M3SE equipped TRS-80s
https://youtu.be/f5amgMOAwRY


Retro Commercial

The premier of the first new TRS-80 retro commercial by Mike R. and Peter C.  This one is for the 1977 introduction of the first TRS-80 before it was even known as the Model I.


Main Topic

"What to do when pulling your TRS-80 out of the attic"

The trash talkers discussed all the steps you should take when trying to use a TRS-80 that has been sitting in an attic/basement/closet for many years.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Episode 10

These are the show notes for Episode 10 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30136.mp3

Show Title
  • Episode 10 - VCFMW 2016 and Lance Micklus

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

Feedback

Pete C. reads a few emails from listeners of the show

News

Pete C. released TRS-Box for the Model II.
TRS-Box
http://pski.net/trs-box/

Pete B. has released DYI kits for the MISE and M3SE.
http://bartlettlabs.com/MISE/doc/kit.html

Mav has released a new Model I RS-232 cable and a Model I double density adapter.
http://ianmav.customer.netspace.net.au/trs80/newstuff

Pete C. purchased a bunch of Model II equipment during a road trip to Virginia.
http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?53955-Model-12-and-multiple-drive-units

Randy completed his collection of the TRS-80 Mysteries series.
https://archive.org/details/TRS-80_Disk_and_Other_Mysteries_1980_Harvard_C._Pennington

Main Topic

Pete B. and Randy discuss their experiences at VCFMW 2016
http://vcfmw.org

Interview

Pete C. interviews TRS-80 programmer Lance Micklus.  Lance tells us some stories about his role in the history of the TRS-80 including writing several notable games and running a small software company in the heyday of the TRS-80.

Lance Micklus Inc.
http://j4tb.com/sharedir/fotoalbm/lmi1980/

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Episode 9

These are the show notes for Episode 9 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  
http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29993.mp3

Show Title
  • Episode 9 - Scott Adams and Adventure International

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
Feedback

Mike Rowen shares some feedback and commentary about the show

News

Pete C. and Mav talk about TRS-80 news and current items of interest


TRS-80 Trash Talk - First Live Show 

CocoFEST 2017

TRS-Box

LS-DOS 6 for Model II

Hans Adapters for Model II

Dusty’s TRS-80 Page

2016 TRS8BIT One-liner Competition

80 Microcomputing Magazine

Mav’s Recent Purchase - Custom Cased Model I

Scott Adams Picture with RCA TV

VCF Discussion about Replacement CRT for TRS-80 Video Display

Scott Adam’s Grand Adventure Website

ScottFree

TRS-80 Trash Talk on iTunes



Main Topic

Pete C. and Mav discuss the history of Scott Adam's Adventure International company and text based adventures in general including their role in the history of the TRS-80.

Interview

Pete C. interviews legendary game programmer Scott Adams about his company Adventure International and the role of the TRS-80 in the development of his classic adventure games.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Episode 8

These are the show notes for Episode 8 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  
http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29887.mp3

Show Title
  • Episode 8 - Model III Buyer's Guide

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

News

Level II Basic Instruction Course
https://archive.org/details/Level_II_BASIC_Instruction_Course_1979_Tandy

Cassette archives
http://www.classiccmp.org/cpmarchives/trs80/mirrors/pilot.ucdavis.edu/davidk/trs80/software/cassette.htm
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/system-80/software_cassette_archive.htm

TDock for the Model T (Model 100) by Ken Pettit -
Photo here:  http://www.kenpettit.com/images/TDock.JPG

TRS-Box Serial
http://pski.net/trs-box-serial

FreHD Autoboot ROM
http://ianmav.customer.netspace.net.au/trs80/downloads.htm

M3SE FPGA file for Autoboot support
http://bartlettlabs.com/M3SE/doc/fpga_files.html

The Ultimate TRS-80 Font
http://www.kreativekorp.com/software/fonts/trs80.shtml

RadioShack Font
https://www.fontspring.com/fonts/typodermic/crystal-radio-kit

Hotrod Model I
http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?51191-Modified-Model-1-shows-weird-characters

Dutch TRS-80 User Club
http://www.trs80.nl

M100 Battery Cover
Model 100: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:955567
Model 102: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:955711

Main Topic

Model III Buyer's Guide

Mav leads the Trash Talkers on a tour of the Model III and what to look for when considering the purchase of this legendary computer.

Tech Topic

The Model I Expansion Interface Buffered Interface Cable

Mav discusses a modern replacement for the Buffered Interface cable and then Pete B. does a deep dive into the technical reasons why the Buffered Interface cable was needed on certain Expansion Interface boxes.

New Buff - Buffered Interface Cable Reproduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iexYpqT4uZM