Retro Computing Roundtable

Gather 'round a virtual table to discuss today's news about yesterday's computers. All the latest from the world of vintage computer hobbyists, collectors and enthusiasts. We cover modern day vintage tech events, new developments for old hardware, the revival of retro tech, and many strolls down memory lane.

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RCR Episode 217: Architecture shifts


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Architecture shifts

Apple announced that it will be shifting its processor architecture from Intel to ARM. This has happened before, not just at Apple, but, well, mostly Apple or Apple-adjacent. We try to think of some other examples as well...


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RCR Episode 216: Home v. Hobby


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Home v. Hobby

How have you kept the home/hobby balance? What has allowed you to remain friends/married/peaceful? Boundaries? Shared interest?

Topic/Feedback links:

  • Byte Cellar panorama
  • Stitching together with QuickTime VR Studio 1...


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RCR Episode 215: On whether RealPlayer suuuuuuux


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: On whether RealPlayer suuuuuuux

Computer video: What have been the most striking impacts computer video has had on you?

Topic/Feedback links:

  • My first taste of CGA composite color
  • 1K colors on CGA: How it's done
  • Full Motion Video World
  • Steve Gibson’s page on subpixel rendering
  • The mysterious...


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 2020-06-15  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 214: As Seen on TV


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Jack Nutting, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: As Seen on TV

Retro computers, as featured in TV and movies. What shows at the time had computers in them? What shows of today has yesterday's computers in them?

Topic/Feedback links:

  • Rebuilding James Bond’s Apple IIc - A Software Forgery
  • Blake mentions: War Games, The Fantastic World of D.C...


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 2020-06-04  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 213: Things We Hate(d)


Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Things we (came to/no longer) hate

Things we used to hate, but maybe no longer do. Or maybe still do. Or maybe didn't used to hate, but now do...


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 2020-05-25  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 212: Virtual Retro-gatherings


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Virtual Retro-gatherings

Given that retrocomputing gatherings are going virtual, what aer ways that we can make this experience a good one?

Topic/Feedback links:

  • C64 guitar
  • Compressorhead: Ace of Spades
  • Computer Sport Athlete
  • nMigen tutorial

Retro Computing...


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 2020-05-06  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 211: Coprocessors (Part 1)


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Coprocessors (Part 1)

We all love coprocessors, but does anyone use them? Did you have any, did you use them? Do you have any, do you use them? What would you use them for now?

Topic/Feedback links:

  • Jif peanut butter labels
  • Unofficial Retrochallenge
  • Retrochallenge (canonizing the unofficial one, happened after we...


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 2020-04-11  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 210: Computer viruses


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Computer viruses

What experiences did you have in the “retrocomputer era” with computer viruses or related malware? Which ones do you remember? Any that caused a memorable headache? Any that you wrote? Any that had interesting technology? Do you remember antivirus software causing memorable headaches? Did you write any antivirus software? Did you write any antivirus...


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 2020-04-05  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 209: Work-study credit and a satisfying kerchunk


Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Jack Nutting, and Blake Patterson

Topic: Work-study credits and a satisfying kerchunk

We continue to survey our panelists' first computer jobs, this time focusing on first jobs in which we used a network wiring tool that made a satisfying kerchunk and/or got work-study credit...


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 2020-04-01  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 208: Why BBS?


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Why BBS?

Why would anybody BBS now that we have the internet?

Topic/Feedback links:

  • Telnet BBS guide
  • Syncterm
  • ZOC
  • BBSing Resource Page (Bytecellar)
  • Original Think-A-Dot prototype
  • The Unofficial Apple Archive article (9to5mac)
  • Liber809
  • Cloud-9
  • Bytecellar article on...


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 2020-03-08  n/a