Monday, June 15, 2020

Episode 36

These are the show notes for Episode 36 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link: http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/33057.mp3

Show Title

Episode 36 - New TRS-80 Accessories and John Elliott IV 

Description

In this episode we discuss a bunch of new add-on accessories for the TRS-80, including new versions of the classic CHROMAtrs and XLR8er boards as well as the new Talker/80 voice synthesizer. We also talk about some big Tandy XENIX news as well as the new z80unit assembly language testing framework.  We review the popular TRS-80 hardware hacking book "Hardware Interfacing with the TRS-80".  Finally, Pete interviews former Tandy software engineer John Elliott IV.

Trash Talkers

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

Main Topics

TRS-80 Trash Talk has passed 150,000 Downloads!

Tandy Assembly 2020 Plans
http://www.tandyassembly.com

The XENIX 3.2 Development System and XENIX 3.3 Operating System have been recovered
https://github.com/pski/model2archive/tree/master/Software/Xenix/700-3039%20-%20XENIX%20Multi-User%20Operating%20System/v03.03.00

XLR8er is coming back as 4Cellerator for only $USD149.99! 
http://www.trs-80.org/xlr8er/
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ChromaTRS is also coming back!

http://www.trs-80.org/chromatrs/
http://net.pski.retro.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/TRS80TrashTalk/Episode36/CHROMAtrs.png 

Tim Halloran's z80unit
https://github.com/hallorant/bigmit/tree/master/z80unit

Talker/80
https://github.com/lambdamikel/Talker-80

The RCA TV monitor used for the Model I Video Display.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/444560212348840/permalink/1689957987809050/
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Interesting eBay sales

4GA or 4D? 
https://www.ebay.com/itm/WORKING-Radio-shack-Tandy-TRS-80-MODEL-4-IIII-microcomputer-with-dustcover/402270071861?hash=item5da92a2c35:g:F1UAAOSw1d5exwyA

Expensive Cassette?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Radio-Shack-TRS-80-Computer-Cassette-With-Installed-Program-Original-Owner/173798700486?hash=item287735b5c6:g:8GMAAOSwFstcaZ2o

Book Review

"Hardware Interfacing with the TRS-80" by John E. Uffenbeck
https://archive.org/details/Hardware_Interfacing_with_the_TRS-80_1983_Prentice-Hall

Interview

Pete talks to former Tandy software engineer John Elliott IV








Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Episode 35

These are the show notes for Episode 35 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link: http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/32925.mp3

Show Title

Episode 35 - Surviving the Pandemic with Your TRS-80

Description

In this episode the Trash Talkers discuss the greatest TRS-80 rescue mission of all time as they head to Fort Worth to recover a significant TRS-80 collection. Then, we give you all sorts of ideas on what you can do with your TRS-80 while sequestered away in your home during the current global pandemic.

Trash Talkers

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

Main Topics

CocoFest is Cancelled :(
http://www.glensideccc.com/cocofest/index.shtml

Updates to George Phillip's trs80gp Emulator
http://48k.ca/trs80gp.html

New Orchestra-80 and Orchestra-85 Replicas by Ian Mavric
http://members.iinet.net.au/~ianmav/trs80/


Recent Acquisitions

Pete and Eric's Great Tandy Rescue

Mav's Coco Rescue from Newcastle, Australia

Aaron's "The Precedent" Legal Accounting System for the Model II


Book Review

"Basic Faster and Better and Other Mysteries" by Lewis Rosenfelder

https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/system-80/books/books_Basic-Faster-and-Better-and-Other-Mysteries-(1981).pdf



Things To Do with Your TRS-80 While at Home

Work on TRS-IO
https://github.com/apuder/TRS-IO
https://github.com/pski/trsnic

Enter the TRS8BIT game competition
http://www.trs-80.org.uk

Build your Tandy Assembly 2020 exhibit
http://www.tandyassembly.com

Watch TRS-80 Videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPyGtUzQU0Vf7CiSiJLySUg

Write a blog post

Build a CHROMAtrs kit
http://www.trs-80.org/chromatrs/
http://members.iinet.net.au/~ianmav/trs80/

Read old VCF Forum posts
http://www.vcfed.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?46-Tandy-Radio-Shack

Read TRS-80 Books
https://archive.org/search.php?query=TRS-80