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