Vintage computing Podcast for all types of retrocomputers
host: Randy Kindig
twitter: @floppydays
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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 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:

New Acquisitions




User Groups and Shows



Web Sites

Direct download: 56FloppyDays_2016_03_TI99_Emulation_Web_Sites.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29am EDT

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 -

Kickstarter - 

Direct download: 55FloppyDays_2016_03_VCFSE4_Earl_Baugh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

Hello and welcome to a special episode (#54) of the Floppy Days Podcast.  For this episode, I am announcing involvement in a new podcast that I’m very excited about.  Peter Cetinski, a well-known figure in the TRS-80 community as a result of some great software that he’s written for the platform, contacted me and others about doing a podcast about the TRS-80 line.  This is a major line of historically significant computers and has sorely needed its own podcast.  I wanted to help kick off the new podcast and promote it, so I invited all the members of the podcast to come onto Floppy Days and talk about it.  Please enjoy.


Direct download: 54FloppyDays_2016_03_Trash_Talk_Podcast_Promo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT