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host: Randy Kindig
email: floppydays@gmail.com
twitter: @floppydays
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In this special joint podcast, live from VCF Southeast 3.0, we discuss our favorite parts of the show, play a game of “Never Have I Ever”, and more!

 

Podcast Title: “Inverse Antic Personal Computing Floppy Maccast”

 

Hosts:

Antic - Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold

Floppy Days - Randy Kindig

Inverse Atascii - Wade Ripkowski

History of Personal Computing - David Greelish

RetroMacCast - James Savage

 

Direct download: 39FloppyDays_2015_05_Joint_Podcast_from_VCFSE3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54 AM
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Hi Everyone, and welcome to this special edition of The History of Floppy Days… uh, I mean, One o’clock, Two o’clock, Three o’clock Personal Computing! No, that’s not right… No… wait, it’s the combo podcast of Floppy Days AND The History of Personal Computing podcast! We’re live, here at the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast and I’m your host, David Greelish! Please join me in welcoming my co-hosts, Jeff Salzman and Randy Kindig!

 

We have three significant machines to discuss on this special podcast, as we’re celebrating three significant milestones in the history of personal computing this year. First, it’s the fiftieth anniversary of the DEC pdp-8, then it’s the fortieth anniversary of the Altair 8800, and lastly, it’s the thirtieth anniversary of the Commodore Amiga.

 

Links:

 

PDP-8

 

Altair 8800

 

Podcast Links

 

 

Direct download: 38FloppyDays_2015_05_Anniversary_Computers_with_HPC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14 PM
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Welcome to the Floppy Days Podcast.  My name is Randy Kindig and I’m your host.  This is an interview-only episode of Floppy Days.  I was recently at Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 3.0 in Roswell, GA, and I had a chance to sit down with John Linville.  John is a legend in the Tandy Color Computer circles and has produced a cartridge for the CoCo containing a fun game called Fahrfall.  This is an exciting development for the CoCo community and John tells us all about it.

 

Links

 

Internet Archive link, where you can play Fahrfall - https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_coco_fahrfall

 

Fahrfall blog - http://fahrfall.blogspot.com/

 

John’s Other Blogs - http://vdgtricks.blogspot.com/, http://retrotinker.blogspot.com/

 

Most up-to-date Fahrfall gameplay video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc3iKXOxUH8

Direct download: 37FloppyDays_2015_05_John_Linville_Fahrfall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36 PM
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Welcome to part 2 of the now 3 part episode covering the Atari 400 & 800 computers.  This episode will cover Web sites, emulation, books, software, magazines, tech specs, and much more.  I’m very happy to have pretty much the entire Atari 8-bit podcasting group as special guest hosts helping me cover these topics.  This includes Wade from Inverse Atascii, Rob of Player/Missile, Jack of RCR, Kevin from Antic, and Brad from Antic.  We also have memories from Bill of Antic.  Enjoy!!

 

Links Mentioned in the Show:

 

New Acquisitions

News

Feedback

Peripherals

Magazines

Direct download: 36FloppyDays_2015_04_Atari_400-800_PartII.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:54 AM
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Hello, welcome to the Floppy Days Podcast.  My name is Randy Kindig and this a special interview show to help get the word out about an upcoming event: Vintage Computer Festival Southeast.  This will be the third iteration of this event and I talk with Earl Baugh, of the Atlanta Historical Computing Society.  He tells us all about the event, including special guest speakers that will be there, exhibits, gaming areas, a workshop where you can learn to solder and much more.  If you can make it to Roswell, Georgia, the weekend of May 2 & 3, 2015, I highly recommend that you drop in and enjoy the show.

 

Links

 

VCF East 3.0 - http://www.vintage.org/2015/southeast/

 

Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/20859909/help-fund-the-vintage-computer-festival-southeast-0

Direct download: 35FloppyDays_2015_04_VCFSE3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04 AM
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Hello, welcome to Floppy Days Episode #34.  This is a special bonus episode and the topic of this show is the upcoming (as of this podcast) 2015 24th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest on April 25 & 26 at the Heron Point Convention Center in Lombard, IL.  I interview Bob Swoger, secretary of the Glenside Computer Club, which sponsors the show.  He talks all about the show and he gives the scoop about what you can expect to see there.  Although the intent of this episode was to primarily cover the CoCoFest, it turns out that Bob has a very interesting and storied history with vintage computers.

 

One final note: The "Man from Canada" mentioned by Bob several times is Markus Blumrich of Grandora, SK, Canada.

 

I hope you enjoy it.

 

Links:

Glenside Computer Club - http://ncmedals.com/glenside/index.htm

Cloud9, Cool Stuff for Your CoCo - http://www.cloud9tech.com/

CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts - http://five.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

LogiCall - http://ncmedals.com/glenside/LogiCall.html

Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 6.0 2011 LogiCall (video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-R4UfU9_Cw

Casey’s Restaurant & Bar - http://www.caseysrestaurant.com/home.aspx

 

Direct download: 34FloppyDays_2015_04_Bob_Swoger_CoCoFest_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45 PM
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I’m particularly excited to be bringing you this 2-part episode because I will be covering the Atari 400 & 800 computers.  This first episode will cover the history of these machines and next month I will cover Web sites, emulation, books, software, magazines, tech specs, and much more.  Even more exciting, for both episodes I have several special guest hosts helping me cover these topics.  I think you’re going to enjoy these.

 

Links Mentioned in the Show:

 

New Acquisitions

News

Upcoming Shows

References

Direct download: 33FloppyDays_2015_03_Atari_400_800_PartI.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15 AM
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Evan Koblentz comes on and talks all about the upcoming Vintage Computer Festival East 10.0.

 

Special co-hosts Earl Evans (Retrobits & RCR) and Michael Mulhern (RCR).

 

Links and stuff:

 

Evan’s book project:

 

Direct download: 32FloppyDays_2015_03_VCFX_Evan_Koblentz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10 AM
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I wanted to bring to you this month a special interview-only episode which is a bit different.  My guest on this show is Mr. Eric Enge, who was an executive at Phoenix Technologies, most well-known as the company that clean-roomed an IBM PC compatible ROM BIOS and helped spark an era of IBM PC clones.  This is a piece of computer history that may not be particularly well-known, but was an important milestone nonetheless.  Enjoy.

 

Links:

Phoenix Technologies - http://www.phoenix.com/

Phoenix Technologies at wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Technologies

Stone Temple Consulting (Eric’s site) - https://www.stonetemple.com/about-eric-enge/

Eric at LinkedIN - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericenge

 

Direct download: 31FloppyDays_2015_02_Eric_Enge.mp3
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Hi, everyone and welcome to a special interview-only episode of Floppy Days.  My name is Randy Kindig and I’m the host of this podcast.  This interview is with Paul Ceruzzi, curator of Aerospace Electronics and Computing at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C and author of several computer history books.  Those books include “A History of Modern Computing”, “Computing: A Concise History”, “Landmarks in Digital Computing: A Smithsonian Pictorial History” and more.  Paul also sits on the Honorary Council of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

 

Links

Direct download: 30FloppyDays_2015_01_Paul_Ceruzzi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51 AM
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