Tue, 29 March 2016
Welcome to episode 56 of the Floppy Days Podcast where old computers come to life again. I’m Randy Kindig. I want to thank Ian Baronofsky and Rick Reynolds for providing their thoughts and memories of the TI-99 computer. This is the fifth and final installment in a series of episodes on the TI-99/4A home computer. This episode will cover TI-99 ads, user groups and shows, emulation, buying one today, community, and Web sites. My very special co-hosts for this episode are again two well-known figures in the TI-99 community: Chris Schneider, who produces the SHIFT838 newsletter and Rich Polivka, who manages the popular 99er.net Web site. They provide a ton of information about the amazing TI-994/A home computer. I hope you enjoy this.
Links Mentioned in the Show:
- Bill Degnan’s “History of Commodore Computers” Poster - http://www.vintagecomputer.net/poster_detail.cfm
- Floppy Days Logo Contest Poll - https://www.facebook.com/groups/floppydays/permalink/1699121653679601/?qa_ref=qd
- TRS-80 Trash Talk Podcast with Peter Cetinski - http://www.trs80trashtalk.com
- Stan Veit’s History of the Personal Computer Podcast with David Greelish - http://www.classiccomputing.com/CCPodcasts/Stan_Veit/Stan_Veit.html
- VCF Southeast 4.0 - April 2 & 3 2016, Roswell, GA - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-southeast-4-0/
- VCF East - April 15-17, 2016 - InfoAge Science Center, 2201 Marconi Rd., Wall, NJ, 07719 - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-southeast-4-0/
- 25th Annual Last Chicago CoCoFest - http://www.glensideccc.com/cocofest/ - April 23 & 24, 2016, Heron Point Convention Center, Lombard, IL, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3
- TI Fest West 2016 - http://atariage.com/forums/topic/248617-pnw-ti-994a-fest-west-2016-april-30th/ - April 30, Centralia WA
- KansasFest, 28th edition - https://www.kansasfest.org/ - Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, from Tuesday, July 19, through Sunday, July 24
- Atari Party = http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/atariparty/ - Saturday, July 30th, 2016, 12 p.m -5 p.m., Yolo County Public Library, Davis, CA
- Vintage Computer Festival West - August 6-7 at the Computer History Museum, in Mountain View, California. - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-west-xi/
- VCF MIDWEST 11 September 10-11, 2016, Elk Grove Village, IL - http://www.vcfmw.org/
- Portland Retro Gaming Expo - 11th annual Expo at the Oregon Convention Center on October 21-23, 2016 - http://www.retrogamingexpo.com/
User Groups and Shows
- TI Magazines - http://www.mainbyte.com/ti99/micro/micro.html
- TI-99/4A Home Computer Page (Rich Polivka) - http://www.99er.net/ (or .org, but not .com)
- Bill Gaskill’s TI Timeline - http://www.ti99ers.org/timeline/ , http://www.99er.net/hist1.html
- TI-99/4A Home Computer Book Archive - http://www.hexbus.com/tibooks/
- Archive.org - http://archive.org
- Mainbyte - http://mainbyte.com - great reference site for TI-99/4A material hardware and command references as well as hardware projects for building and upgrades
- Video Game House - http://www.videogamehouse.net/ - Covers game carts for the TI; Manuals, boxes, screenshots, trivia
- TI Tech Pages - http://www.nouspikel.com/ti99/titechpages.htm - Architecture, processor, memory, peripherals, upgrades, programming.
- TI-99/4A Game Shelf - http://tigameshelf.net/ - Collection of disk/cassette images for use with emulators. Frequently updated, good instructions.
- WikiPedia for the TI-99 - http://Ninerpedia.org
- Hexbus - http://www.hexbus.com/TI-99_4A_Home_Computer_Page/The_TI-99_4A_Home_Computer_Page.html - John Guidry’s site for hardware and software for the TI-99/4a
- TI99 Geek - http://www.ti99-geek.nl/ - Fred Kaals site. Designer of the HDX upgrade (store files on a PC via serial connection); many good projects and programs.
- Arcade Shopper - http://www.arcadeshopper.com Original carts (Rasmus), cartridge boards, eproms
- Tex*In Treasures - http://www.texintreasures.com/ - Used to have NOS & used TI and CC40 items. Site still available, but has been showing maintenance message for months.
- Rabbit Engineering - http://www.rabbitengineering.com/ has mini TI99 ‘models’
- Zazzle - http://www.zazzle.com/jchildre has Alpiner and Wumpus shirts/hats; Cafe press stores (search TI-99)
- Terry Stewart (Tezza) video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6VjsVwRXYk
- The TI99ers Online User Group - http://www.ti99ers.org. It is intended to be a "clearinghouse" for TI-99/4A and compatibles information.
- TI99ers Hall of Fame - http://www.ti99hof.org/
- The Western Horizon Technologies FTP server - ftp://ftp.whtech.com - maintained by Don O'Neil and, through the efforts of many but most notably Charles Good, has become the premiere archive of TI-99 and related material
- TOSEC collection at archive.org - https://archive.org/details/Texas_Instruments_TI-99_4a_TOSEC_2012_04_23
Sun, 13 March 2016
Hello, welcome to Floppy Days Podcast #55. This a special interview show to help get the word out about an upcoming event: Vintage Computer Festival Southeast version 4. My special guest is 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 April 2 & 3, 2016, I highly recommend that you drop in and enjoy the show.
VCF East 4.0 - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-southeast-4-0/
Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/302393381/help-fund-the-vintage-computer-festival-southeast-1
Direct download: 55FloppyDays_2016_03_VCFSE4_Earl_Baugh.mp3
-- posted at: 11:36pm EST