Monday, September 5, 2022

Episode 44

These are the show notes for Episode 44 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Show Title

Episode 44 -  Tandy Assembly 2022 and the Floppy-80


Direct Episode Link

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/34296.mp3

Description

In this episode, as usual, we update you with the latest news and current events in the world of the TRS-80.  George tells us how trs80gp now emulates the MC-10.  We have a preview of the exhibits appearing at the upcoming 2022 Tandy Assembly.  We then cover a bunch of interesting recent TRS-80 related acquisitions, including items from the collection of Mike Yetsko.  Finally, in our main segment, we introduce the Floppy-80, a new floppy emulation product.  We talk to its main promoter Patrick Bureau and its creator Michael McCarrick to get all the details of this exciting new product.


Trash Talkers

  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Eric Dittman
  • Aaron Brockbank
  • George Phillips 
  • Patrick Bureau
  • Michael McCarrick 


News and Current Events

We’ve recently passed 250,000 downloads!  Yay!

MCLZ8 – A Zilog Z80 Emulator for the TRS-80 Model III

The original TRS-80 Tech Tips have been archived by Tarkie and Ira

What’s new in trs80gp 2.4.8

Call for operating systems for the Japanese Model I with Kana keyboard

Jay Newirth is producing a new complete plug-n-play FreHD solution for the M3/4

The June 2022 edition of TRS8BIT is now available from the downloads page at www.trs-80.org.uk.  Competition update.


Upcoming Events

Tandy Assembly 2022 - Sep30 - Oct 2

Recent Acquisitions


Main Topic: Floppy-80

Patrick Bureau and Michael McCarrick talk about the newest TRS-80 floppy emulator, the Floppy-80.

https://texastandyrestorations.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMM_EvJSvXQ

 

Friday, August 19, 2022

TRS-80 Trash Talk Live #27 will be taking place on Saturday, August 27th at 9pm Eastern.

TRS-80 Trash Talk Live #27 will be taking place on Saturday, August 27th at 9pm Eastern.  Back after a nice summer break, we'll be covering all the news and current events happening in the TRS-80 vintage computer community.  Please get in touch to receive an invite to the interactive Zoom meeting if you'd like to actively participate. It's so much more fun to join via Zoom so please do ask for an invite via our email address or social media channels.  We will also be streaming the meeting on our YouTube channel for those that just would like to watch.  See you on August 27th!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXkGugvdCkpkMDylVQb9gfg

Monday, June 13, 2022

TRS-80 Trash Talk Live #26 is happening on Saturday, July 2nd at 5pm Eastern

TRS-80 Trash Talk Live #26 will be taking place on Saturday, July 2nd at 5pm Eastern.  We'll be covering all the news and current events happening in the TRS-80 vintage computer community.  Please get in touch to receive an invite to the interactive Zoom meeting if you'd like to actively participate. It's so much more fun to join via Zoom so please do ask for an invite via our email address or social media channels.  We will also be streaming the meeting on our YouTube channel for those that just would like to watch.  See you on July 2nd!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXkGugvdCkpkMDylVQb9gfg

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Episode 43

These are the show notes for Episode 43 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Show Title

Episode 43 -  TRS-IO and PocketTRS with Arno Puder


Direct Episode Link

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/34203.mp3

Description

In this episode we update you with the latest news and current events in the world of the TRS-80, including the passing of the legendary John Roach.  We cover some recent acquisitions by the Trash Talkers.  We discuss some of the upcoming vintage computer shows happening later this year.  We review the book “To Catch a Mouse Make a Noise Like a Cheese” by Lew Korfeld.  We then discuss the March 1982 issue of "80 Micro" magazine.  Finally, we talk to Arno Puder about his latest projects, including TRS-IO and PocketTRS.


Trash Talkers

  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Eric Dittman
  • Aaron Brockbank
  • George Phillips 
  • Arno Puder


News and Current Events

Send us an email for an invite!


The TRS-80 role in WarGames


What’s new in trs80gp 2.4.7
http://48k.ca/trs80gp.html


trs8bit competition is underway
http://www.trs-80.org.uk/page5.html


Upcoming Events

VCF West - Aug 6-7

Tandy Assembly 2022 - Sep30 - Oct 2
http://www.tandyassembly.com


Recent Acquisitions

Pete's One of a kind all-in-one TRS-80

Pete's Video Genie with Expansion Interface

Ian visited Canada, picked up a Coco 2, visited e-waste site in St Catherines, ON and a deceased Estate clearance of vintage computer gear.

Eric's System-80 Mk II and expansion interface from Ian.

Eric's unused Model I/III anti-glare screen


Book Review

“To Catch a Mouse Make a Noise Like a Cheese”

https://archive.org/details/tocatchmousemake00korn


Magazine Review

80 Micro Magazine

#27 March 1982

https://colorcomputerarchive.com/repo/Documents/Magazines/80%20Micro/1982/80%20Micro%20-%208203%20-%20March%201982.pdf


Main Topic: TRS-IO and PockeTRS with Arno Puder

Discussion with Arno about the history, current status and future directions of his projects.
These are the projects that were mentioned in the podcast:

TRS-IO for the Model I/III
https://github.com/apuder/TRS-IO


Sunday, April 24, 2022

TRS-80 Trash Talk Live #24 is Saturday, April 30th at 9pm Eastern

TRS-80 Trash Talk Live #24 will be taking place on Saturday, April 30th at 9pm Eastern.  We'll be covering all the news and current events happening in the TRS-80 vintage computer community.  Please get in touch to receive an invite to the interactive Zoom meeting if you'd like to actively participate. It's so much more fun to join via Zoom so please do ask for an invite via our email address or social media channels.  We will also be streaming the meeting on our YouTube channel for those that just would like to watch.  See you on April 30th!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXkGugvdCkpkMDylVQb9gfg

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

TRS-80 Trash Talk Live #23 will be taking place on Saturday, March 26th at 5pm Eastern

TRS-80 Trash Talk Live #23 will be taking place on Saturday, March 26th at 5pm Eastern.  We'll be covering all the news and current events happening in the TRS-80 vintage computer community.  Please get in touch to receive an invite to the interactive Zoom meeting if you'd like to actively participate. It's so much more fun to join via Zoom so please do ask for an invite via our email address or social media channels.  We will also be streaming the meeting on our YouTube channel for those that just would like to watch.  See you on March 26th!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXkGugvdCkpkMDylVQb9gfg

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Episode 42

These are the show notes for Episode 42 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Show Title

Episode 42 -  The Ultimate Answer: TRS-80 Muscle Micros


Direct Episode Link

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/34070.mp3


Description

In this episode, as usual, we discuss the latest news and current events in the world of the TRS-80.  We cover some recent acquisitions by the Trash Talkers.  We discuss some of the upcoming vintage computer shows happening this year.  We review the book “33 Adult Computer Games in BASIC” by David Chance.  We wrap up by perusing the April 1983 issue of "80 Micro" magazine, including a discussion of the article "The Muscle Micros" and the hot-rod Model IIIs described therein.


Trash Talkers

  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Eric Dittman
  • Aaron Brockbank
  • George Phillips 


News and Current Events



Is the Line Printer I both a Centronics 779 and an Oki Microline 80?
https://www.oki.com/en/otr/2002/n190/pdf/otr-190-24.pdf

No More Planned Computer Auctions in CT
http://www.keystoneauctions.com

Multidos on FreHD

Michael Bernard has fuzix booting from hard drive on real Model 4's (4P and 4 w/XROM)
8 bit Unix-like OS for multiple platforms.  Alan Cox created it as a fusion of various Z-80 unix-y systems.
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvJ5W2XGHmILvBGdkyHk9EDgLjfO

Unraveling PFS:File for the Model III and connections to UCSD Pascal.
(the interpreter is II.0 so it cannot be a custom version of PCD’s IV.0)

Pete got a New York TRS 80 vanity license plate!

Tandy Discord


Upcoming Events



Trash Talk Live #22
End of Feb

CoCoFest 2022 - May 14-15
The 30th Annual Last Chicago CocoFest
https://www.glensideccc.com

Tandy Assembly 2022 - Sep30 - Oct 2
http://www.tandyassembly.com

Recent Acquisitions

Eric’s Japanese Model I
https://www.ebay.com/itm/373835068656

Eric's LNW System Expansion II
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334293081388

Eric's RB-ELEKTRONIK Model I HRG board
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125091813847

Eric's Lobo Dual 8” drive
https://www.ebay.com/itm/275055893286
(also loosely related, an oddity, a TS1000 that was modified to use a TRS-80 Model I monitor)

Mav's Model I system with the original System Desk 

Mav's 1980 Coco 1 4K serial number 000890


Book Review


“33 Adult Computer Games in BASIC for the IBM PC, Apple II/IIe and TRS-80”

https://archive.org/details/33_Adult_Computer_Games_in_BASIC_1983_Tab_Books


Magazine Review


April 1983 "80 Micro"

https://colorcomputerarchive.com/repo/Documents/Magazines/80%20Micro/1983/80%20Micro%20-%208304%20-%20April%201983.pdf


Main Topic: Muscle Micros

http://www.trs-80.org/muscle-micros/