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Syndi.cation

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)

Main Topic: The OSI Challenger series of computers

 

At this point in the podcast run, we are still in the late 1970’s time frame, and the OSI machines fall into that time frame for their release.  No vintage computer historical journey would be complete without including these very important machines.  As usual, we’ll cover the history, technical specs, peripherals, Web sites, books, emulation and much, much more.  I am joined by special guest host Terry Stewart of the Classic Computers website who will help me cover these machines.  In addition, we are joined by OSI aficionados Mark Csele and David Fenyes who share their first-hand memories of the OSI.  But first, I’ll cover new acquisitions, news, and feedback before diving into the OSI.

 

Links Mentioned in the Show:

 

New Acquisitions/What I’ve Been up to

 

News

 

Ads

 

Software

 

Books

 

Manuals/Catalogs

 

Emulation

 

Buying and Using One Today (eBay and replicas)

 

Current Web Sites 

Direct download: 27FloppyDays_2014_11_OSI_Challenger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15 AM
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This is a special interview-only show with none other than Terry Stewart, aka Tezza, of the classic-computers.org.nz Web site.  Terry is long-time member of the vintage computing community and has done the community a great service by producing excellent videos about each member of his extensive vintage computer collection.  If you haven’t had a chance to see any of Terry’s videos, you definitely should check them out; they’re on YouTube and you can subscribe to his channel.  You should also check out his Web site, which has tons of useful information about each machine as well as troubleshooting tips, a forum, and much more.

 

Terry was kind enough to co-host the Floppy Days episode on the OSI Challenger series of computers and since the episode ran a little long I decided to pull out the interview into its own show.

 

Please enjoy and let Terry know that you appreciate the great work that he does.

 

Terry’s Classic Computers - http://classic-computers.org.nz

New Zealand Computer Museum - http://www.techvana.org.nz/

New Zealand winds - http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/63231922/140kmh-winds-leave-path-of-damage

A bit on the roaring 40s - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roaring_Forties

 

Direct download: 26FloppyDays_2014_11_Terry_Stewart_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34 PM
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Special interview-only episode with Pepe Tozzo, author of Retro-Electro: Collecting Technology from Atari to Walkman.

Book "Retro-Electro: Collecting Technology from Atari to Walkman" at Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0789313022/?tag=flodaypod-20

Direct download: 25FloppyDays_2014_10_Pepe_Tozzo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08 PM
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News, upcoming vintage computer shows, feedback.  Special co-host Jim Battle of compucolor.org and audio clips from Graham and Garry Epps!

 

Main topic: The CompuColor II

 

Links Mentioned in the Show:

 

What I’ve Been Up To/New Acquisitions

 

News

 

Emulation

 

Current Web Sites/Links/Mail Lists

 

References

 

Closing

 

Jim Battle Links

Direct download: 24FloppyDays_2014_10_CompuColor_II.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14 PM
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KansasFest 2014 through the eyes of a first-timer!

Direct download: 23FloppyDays_2014_09_Kfest_Diary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57 AM
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News, upcoming vintage computer shows, feedback.

 

Main topic: The APF Imagination Machine

 

Links Mentioned in the Show:

 

News

 

Feedback

 

Emulation

 

Current Web Sites/Links/Mail Lists

 

References

 

Closing

Direct download: 22FloppyDays_2014_08_The_APF_Imagination_Machine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43 AM
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In this special joint podcast, live from KansasFest 2014, we discuss our favorite parts of KFest, play a game of 2 Truths and 1 Lie, and more!

 

Podcast Title: “Retro Open ANTICHertz Mac Quarter Poly Floppy Drop”

 

Hosts:

Antic - Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz

Drop III Inches - Mike Maginnis, Paul Hagstrom

Floppy Days - Randy Kindig

IndieSider - Ken Gagne

No Quarter - Carrington Vanston, Mike Maginnis

1 MHz - Carrington Vanston

Open Apple - Mike Maginnis, Quinn Dunki

Polygamer - Ken Gagne

Retro Computing Roundtable - Carrington Vanston, Paul Hagstrom, Steve Weyhrich

RetroMacCast - John Leake

 

Intro Song -  “Lazy Hazy Crazy KFest” lyrics created and sung by Steve Weyhrich

Direct download: 21FloppyDays_2014_07_Live_From_KFest.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12 AM
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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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