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!

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


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?

No More Planned Computer Auctions in CT

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.!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

Tandy Assembly 2022 - Sep30 - Oct 2

Recent Acquisitions

Eric’s Japanese Model I

Eric's LNW System Expansion II

Eric's RB-ELEKTRONIK Model I HRG board

Eric's Lobo Dual 8” drive
(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”

Magazine Review

April 1983 "80 Micro"

Main Topic: Muscle Micros