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 222: Second Computers


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Jack Nutting, Carrington Vanston.....


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RCR Episode 221: Unexpected Bonuses


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

Topic: Unexpected Bonuses

Along the way as we collect things, strange things turn up in what we get. We talk a bit about unexpected bonuses in amongst our finds...


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RCR Episode 220: Terminals


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

Topic: Terminals

For episode 220 (Think: VT-220), we talk about our various experiences with terminals.

Topic/Feedback links:

  • VirtualColussus is working on a 3D simulation
  • Intel 8080 ICE development system
  • ZX Spectrum Next 2nd kickstarter

Retro Computing News:

  • Game Controller - H.A.L...


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 2020-09-13  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 219: Databases


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

Topic: Databases

For episode 0xdb, we talk about our experiences with dedicated database programs, what some of us learned and didn't learn while studying computer science, employment as consultants, and other marginally related things...


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 2020-08-25  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 218: KansasFest 2020 Megapodcast


KansasFest 2020 Megapodcast

Welcome to Retro Open Poly Roundtable Chicken Missile Lines Drop Museum Gruecast. The annual "megapodcast" from KansasFest, this time conducted virtually. Note: Reading the links below could be "spoilers" for the game...


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 2020-08-10  n/a
 
 

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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 2020-07-31  n/a
 
 

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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 2020-07-28  n/a
 
 

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