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host: Randy Kindig
email: floppydays@gmail.com
twitter: @floppydays
on iTunes and now on Stitcher Radio! (www.stitcher.com)
part of the Throwback Network (throwbacknetwork.net)

Bonus episode. Interview with Peter Bartlett, TRS-80 Model I enthusiast and creator of the Model I System Expander (MISE). MISE is a fantastic device that gives the TRS-80 hi-res graphics, VGA, compact flash storage, joystick port, networking and more.

 

Links mentioned in the episode:

Direct download: 20FloppyDays_2014_07_Peter_Bartlett_MISE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:23 PM
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Bonus episode this month. Interview with Apple II Enthusiast Ken Gagne about KFest, Open Apple Podcast, Juiced.GS and more.

 

 

Direct download: 19FloppyDays_2014_07_Ken_Gagne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56 PM
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Main topic: The VideoBrain Family Computer.  Special guest host Jeff Salzman (Vintage Volts)!

 

Links Mentioned in the Show:

 

News

 

Intro Jeff Salzman

 

Bumper

 

Tech Specs

Emulation

 

Current Web Sites

 

References

 

Closing

Direct download: 18FloppyDays_2014_06_The_VideoBrain_Family_Computer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31 AM
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Recorded live from VCFSE 2.0 in Roswell, GA!  Main topic: The Exidy Sorcerer.  Special guest host David Greelish!

Links Mentioned in the Show:

Books

Emulation

Current Web Sites

References

Closing

Direct download: 17FloppyDays_2014_05_The_Exidy_Sorcerer_Live_from_VCFSE_2.0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10 PM
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Third part on the Apple II:

  • News

  • New acquisitions

  • Feedback

  • Books, Software, Modern Upgrades, Online Stores, Emulation, Current Web Sites

  • Special guest host Carrington Vanston!!

Items mentioned in this episode:

News

New Acquisitions

Vintage Computer Shows

Books

  • Compute’s First, Second and Third Book of Apple

  • Apple II User’s Guide by Lon Poole

  • Programming Surprises & Tricks for your Apple II/IIe Computer by David L. Heiserman

  • AppleSoft Tutorial from Apple, Inc. - based on Apple II BASIC Programming Manual by Jef Raskin; rewritten for AppleSoft by Caryl Richardson

  • Beneath Apple DOS by Don Worth and Peter Lechner - Beneath Apple DOS is intended to serve as a companion to Apple's DOS Manual, providing additional information for the advanced programmer or the novice Apple user who wants to know more about the structure of diskettes.

  • Apple II/IIe Computer Graphics by Ken Williams, founder and CEO of Sierra On-Line Inc

  • AppleSoft BASIC Toolbox by Larry Wintermeyer

  • Apple Graphics Games by Paul Coletta

  • Machine Language for Beginners by Richard Mansfield

  • Micro Adventure is the title of a series of books for young adult readers, published by Scholastic, Inc.

  • Golden Flutes & Great Escapes by Delton Horn

  • Sophistication and Simplicity, the Life and Times of the Apple II Computer by Steve Weyhrich, 2013 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0986832278/?tag=flodaypod-20

  • The New Apple II User’s Guide by David Finnegan, 2012 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615639879/?tag=flodaypod-20

  • iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It,  by Steve Wozniak and Gina Smith, 2006 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0393061434/?tag=flodaypod-20

  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, 2011 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1451648537/?tag=flodaypod-20

  • WOZPAK Special Edition - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1304231321/?tag=flodaypod-20

  • What’s Where in the Apple by Prof. William F. Luebbert - http://www.whatswhereintheapple.com/

Software

Modern Upgrades & Connectivity Options

Online Stores

Emulation

Current Web Sites & Other Forums

Other Books/Sites Used for Reference

 

Direct download: 16FloppyDays_2014_05_The_Apple_II_Part_III.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59 AM
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Hello, welcome to Floppy Days Episode #15.  This is a bonus episode and the topic of this show is the upcoming (as of this podcast) 2014 Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 2.0 near Atlanta Georgia on May 3rd and 4th.  I interview Lonnie Mimms and Flash Corliss about the show and they give you the highlights about what you can expect to see there.  I hope you enjoy it.

 

Direct download: 15FloppyDays_2014_04_VCFSE_2.0_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50 AM
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This is a special bonus episode and the topic of this show is the upcoming (as of this podcast) 2014 23rd Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest.  I interview John Mark Mobley about the show and he gives the scoop about what you can expect to see there.  

Direct download: 14FloppyDays_2014_03_2014_CoCoFest_John_Mark_Mobley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28 AM
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Second part on the Apple II:

  • New acquisitions

  • News

  • Tech specs, peripherals, magazines, user groups, shows

  • Special guest host Carrington Vanston!!

Items mentioned in this episode:

New Acquisitions

Vintage Computer Shows

Magazines

User Groups

Shows

Other Books/Sites Used for Reference


Direct download: 13FloppyDays_2014_03_The_Apple_II_Part_II.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37 AM
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Special Bonus episode!  Interview with Boisy Pitre and Bill Loguidice about their new book "CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy's Underdog Computer."

Links:

Direct download: FloppyDays_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09 AM
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1 year anniversary of Floppy Days!!  Special Bonus Episode!  I talk with Evan Koblentz of MARCH, who gives us a preview of the upcoming VCF East 9.1.

Links and Info:

VCF East 9.1 - http://www.midatlanticretro.org
Evan Koblentz email - evan@snarc.net

NOTE: Evan misspoke about Bil Herd's Friday session. It is not just CRT repair. It's overall video issues, of which CRT is just one part.

Direct download: 11FloppyDays_2014_02_VCF_East_9.1_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51 PM
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