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

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Episode 7

These are the show notes for Episode 7 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  
http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29802.mp3

Show Title
  • Episode 7 - CoCo Crew Crossover

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric

Main Topic

Coco Crew Crossover Discussion

Pete C. and Mav welcome the hosts of the CoCo Crew Podcast, John Linville and Neil Blanchard, to discuss the Coco and its relationship with the other TRS-80s that we normally cover in the show.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Episode 6

These are the show notes for Episode 6 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  
http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29703.mp3

Show Title
  • Episode 6 - PILOT Plus and DEBUG

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

News and Current Events


Main Topic

Software Reviews - PILOT Plus and DEBUG

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Episode 5

These are the show notes for Episode 5 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:  
http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29584.mp3

Show Title
  • Episode 5 - Big Five Software

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

Main Topic


Big Five Software

Peter Cetinski interviewed Bill Hogue, founder of Big Five Software and author of many of the company's games.

Then, Peter Bartlett interviewed Arthur Gleckler, developer of the last Big Five TRS-80 game, Weerd.  One correction to the recorded interview is that Arthur was actually 15 years old, not 12 as he mentioned in the interview.  

Finally, the Trash Talkers played and evaluated many of the Big Five TRS-80 games.