'retrocomputing' Episodes

Jason Scott’s keynote speech

     11/13/2010

Jason Scott, creator of textfiles.com, BBS: The Documentary, and the online Twitter personality Sockington the cat, delivers this keynote speech at KansasFest 2009. Recorded on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, by Sean Fahey. A video of this session is also available.

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Apple’s Growing Divide Between Users and Programmers

     10/31/2010

The incredibly open nature of the Apple II for development, down to the inclusion of schematics in every box, encouraged a generation of users who were also program mers. By contrast, today we have the walled garden of iPhone OS, where Apple judges all. Between these polar positions is the Macintosh. How have Apple ? […]

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Mark Simonsen’s keynote speech

     10/23/2010

Mark Simonsen, employee number three and later owner of Beagle Bros, was the keynote speaker at KansasFest 2010. At Beagle Bros, whose popular software products for the Apple II hobbyist demonstrated the publisher’s quirky sense of humor, Mark developed software including Flex Type, Beagle BASIC, Beagle Graphics, Triple-Dump, and Double-Take. In the early 1980s, Mark […]

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Suck Free from a Distance

     11/6/2010

Creator of the popular ‘FishNDA‘, Ryan Suenaga proves that he doesn’t suck by delivering this precorded video in which he announces the development of a send-only email NDA for the Apple IIGS, codenamed Melissa and officially named Emily II. Prerecorded by Ryan Suenaga; presented on Saturday, July 24, 2010, by Andy Molloy and captured by […]

The post Suck Free from a Distance first appeared on KansasFest.


The Atari 8-bit Podcast - Curt Vendel & Dennis Harkins

     2/28/2014

 

On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast: an interview with Curt Vendel, Atari historian and co-author of “Atari, Inc: Business Is Fun” … and  an interview with Dennis Harkins, author of the APX program Message Display Program … and how a pack of bubble gum led to life with an Atari and a career in computers.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

 

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

 

What We’ve Been Up To

"Compute's Atari Collection Volume 1"

"CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy's Underdog Computer" by Boisy G Pitre and Bill Loguidice

“Sophistication and Simplicity, The Life and Times of the Apple II Computer” by Steven Weyhrich

KansasFest

Kampfgruppe

Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (VCFSE) 2.0

Intellivisionaries Podcast

Movie Musical Madness

Kevin's black metal 850 interface

"A Mind Forever Voyaging - a history of storytelling in video games"

Atari User Magazine

Kevin's Atari 400/800 Posters

 

News

VCF East 9.1

Atari Gamer Magazine

Atari Gamer Promotion on YouTube

30th Anniversary Edition of Boulder Dash

TapStar Interactive

Terry Stewart (Tez) HD remake  of Atari 400 Video on YouTube

Band Of Outsiders Atari Clothing Article

Band of Outsiders Website

Atari 800 mentioned on Colbert Report Video

Atari 800 on Colbert Report Discussion on AtariAge

Google and YouTube Atari Easter Eggs

Learning Curve programming articles

Learning Curve Discussion on AtariAge

Nolan Bushnell interview

NOMAM 2014 programming contest for 10 line games

Bill Kendrick - Paddleship Entry for NOMAM

Archive.org Computer Magazines

Archive.org Computer Newsletters

Archive.org Game Magazines

Archive.org Manuals

Archive.org The Business Case: Applications and Programs for the Home Office

 

Tips

KDOS

Atari Encyclopedia

History of Atari Computers from CIO Magazine

Bits of the Past store

 

Interview - Curt Vendel

Atari Museum

Atari History Book Website

“Atari Inc.: Business is Fun (Volume I)” by Curt Vendel, Marty Goldberg at Amazon

 

Interview - Dennis Harkins

Unedited Dennis Harkins Interview

 

Closing

Taste My Beeper 1-bit GTIA Music

Mash-up of the Beastie Boys and the music from Ballblazer

 


The Atari 8-bit Podcast - Chris Crawford

     10/4/2013

 

In this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast, an interview with Chris Crawford, author of Eastern Front 1941; we rescue Atari hardware and TI 99/4a hardware; we find a new source for reliable Atari power supplies; and we take a look at an Atari emulator that works in your web browser.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

Atlanta Historical Computing Society

Vintage Computer Festival MW 8.0

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

Atari vintage commercial at YouTube

Phoenix Art Museum - Art of Video Games Exhibit

Commodore Computer Club

New book projects announced

Chris Crawford Eastern Front Source Code and More

Follow-up to Atari Bankruptcy Saga

JSMESS Atari Emulation in a Browser

4MB Flash MegaCart Web Site

4MB Flash MegaCart Discussion on AtariAge

Atari Party 2013 Pictures

More Atari Party 2013 Pictures

Atari Computer USB Power Adapter Cable on eBay

Atari Computer Replacement Power Supply on eBay

Atari Computer Power Supply Discussion on AtariAge

GTIABlast! Demo Site

GTIABlast! GTIA Mode 10 Video on YouTube

GTIABlast! GTIA Mode 11 Video on YouTube

Atari Software Competition 2013 Web site

Atari Software Competition 2013 Discussion on AtariAge

Atari Box Art Article on The Verge

Atari User Magazine Site

Atari User Magazine at Magcloud

Atari User Magazine at Lulu

Starring the Computer

B&C ComputerVision

Atari Legacy Group on LinkedIn

Full Chris Crawford Interview

 

 

 

 

 


The Atari 8-bit Podcast - JD Casten & Steve Wilds

     4/3/2014

 

On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast: an interview with JD Casten, Antic magazine’s prolific game author, an interview with Steve Wilds, editor of Atari User Magazine … and lots of retrogaming news and reviews.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

 

What We’ve Been Up To

Turbo-BASIC XL

Turbo-BASIC XL at Page6.org

Turbo-BASIC XL Expanded Documentation

More Turbo-BASIC XL Information

ShopGoodWill.com

Retro Gamer Magazine

Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (VCFSE) 2.0

 

News

VCF East 9.1

Seattle Retro Gaming Expo

Classic Gaming Expo

Portland Retro Gaming Expo

Retro Gamer Magazine picks top 10 Atari 8-bit games

Floppy Bird Article

Floppy Bird Download

Stampede Article

Stampede Download

Perplexity Article

Perplexity Download

Retro Gaming Magazine

Nolan Bushnell Article on using Games to Teach

Atari Dump Dig Update

Tablet-Friendly Revamp for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

“Vintage Game Consoles: An Inside Look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the Greatest Gaming Platforms of All Time” by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton

TitanFall Arcade

Discussion on AtariAge about Buying Atari

Archive.org BusinessCase

 

Software of the Month

Synapse Software Syn Business Application Series

 

Hardware of the Month

Atari XE Game System (XEGS)

 

Website of the Month

Atari Museum

Facebook Page for Atari Museum

 

Interview - JD Casten

JD Casten Website

 

Interview - Steve Wilds

Atari User Magazine

 


The Atari 8-bit Podcast - Gray Chang & Jonathan Halliday

     9/26/2014

On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit PODCAST: We delve into the SIDE2 compact flash interface, look at arcade games ported to the 8-bits, discuss another  new atari podcast,  and interviews with Gray Chang -- author of Claim Jumper -- and Jonathan Halliday, creator of the new Atari GUI.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

 

What We’ve Been Up To

VCF Midwest 9.0

Jim Brain Retro Innovations

iTalk II Video on YouTube

Atari 800 with Encore Video Productions Info Display System

Covox VoiceMaster Video on YouTube

ValForth

SIO2PC

Atlanta Maker Faire

SpartaDOS

 

News

Retro Gamer Magazine

New Atari 8-bit Podcast Inverse Atascii

Mini Atari 800XL with Atari 1050 disk drive (3D printed) at MakerBot

Mini Atari 800XL with Atari 1050 disk drive (3D printed) Blog

Mini Atari 400 (3D printed) at MakerBot

Mini Atari 400 (3D printed) Blog

ABBUC 2014 Hardware contest entries

SIO2BT (SIO to Bluetooth) at YouTube

SIO2BT Discussion at AtariAge

New keyboard interface for Atari 8-bit

WUDSN Atari 8-bit cross-compiling

New Cover for the 2nd Edition of Atari Inc. - Business Is Fun

Nolan Bushnell Reddit AMA

Atari User Magazine

HTML5 version of the classic Star Raiders that runs in your browser 

 

Bill’s Modern Segment

Asteroids Emulator at AtariMania

Norbert's Emulators page: Asteroids Emulator for the Atari 800XL

YouTube: Asteroids emulator on the Atari 800XL

Pac-Man Arcade Orders at AtariAge

AtariAge Forum: "Pac-man Update for Atari 8-bit"

The Pac-Man Dossier

 

Software of the Month

Aspeqt

 

Hardware of the Month

SIDE2 

 

Website of the Month

Lotharek’s Lair

 

Feedback

McDonald’s Atari Commercial

AtariBBS by Thom Cherryhomes

AtariBBS ATA and ASC welcome screens

AtariBBS BBSConf status

AtariBBS User Module

AtariBBS filemenu functionality

AtariBBS flatmsg board functionality 

 

Interview - Gray Chang

Gray Chang Website

another interview with Gray

archive.org full version

Download APX programs

 

Interview - Jonathan Halliday

GUI Videos

Jonathan’s Website

 

Closing

OUTRO MUSIC

 


The Atari 8-bit Podcast - Live from VCFSE 2.0!

     5/9/2014

 

On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit podcast, we broadcast live from Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 2.0, interview attendees with Atari stories, find out who's going to win the grand prize for the quiz show (hint: It's someone you may know!), and answer questions from the audience.  Come join us for the most fun-packed show we've had yet!  READY

Links mentioned in this episode:

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

Show

Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 2.0
Serge's Boxed Atari Collection


The Atari 8-bit Podcast - Darren Doyle & Michael Current

     4/24/2014

On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast: Randy does a horrible impersonation of Rod Serling, we talk with Darren Doyle of Atari Gamer Magazine, have a discussion with Michael Current of the Atari 8-bit FAQ AND give you the scoop on Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 2.0. Also Kevin gives excuses about why his alien voice box isn’t working...still.

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

 

What We’ve Been Up To

VCF Southeast 2.0

VCFSE 2.0 Kickstarter

The Future Was Here: The Commodore Amiga by Jimmy Maher

Finding The Next Steve Jobs by Nolan Bushnell and Gene Stone

The Making of Karateka: Journals 1982-1985 by Jordan Mechner

Kevin's 10-line Contest Entry: Abduction

Kevin's 10-line Contest Entry: Joy Joy Revolution

CoCoFest 2014

Atari 5200 Information on WikiPedia

ShopGoodWill.com

 

News

The Art of Atari: From Pixels to Paintbrush

City Updates Agreement for Atari Dump Dig

Retro Gamer Magazine
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo

Classic Console & Arcade Gaming Show 2014

Video Game Summit

High Score Club (HSC) on AtariAge  - 11th season

Article: Learn more about the legends of game design from GDC 1997

Video: Learn more about the legends of game design from GDC 1997

New ACUSOL language being developed for the Atari 8-bit, discussion on AtariAge

Action! Language for the Atari

Atari Casino

More Atari Casino

Bushnell could have been rich!

ColecoVisions Podcast Forum

Colecovisions Podcast Show Notes

Dennis Harkins Atari Papers

Archive.org - MicroTimes magazine

Atari 800 on v1n1 - interview with FreeFall (archon)’s creators Jon Freeman and Anne Westfall

BBS land

Atari 520 ST First Impressions, Preview of Amiga

Br0derbund software interview

Mindset computer

 

Website of the Month

Atari Mail Archive

 

Software of the Month (Software Automatic Mouth, SAM)

SAM Manual, disk image, and MP3s

SAM Online simulator

SAM Creator SoftVoice

SoftSynth

 

Hardware of the Month (VoiceBox Speech Synthesizer by The Alien Group)

Ad for VoiceBox

AtariAge discussion

 

Listener Feedback

Ten Pence Arcade Podcast

Atari Technical Information Maintained by Dan

 

Interview - Darren Doyle

Atari Gamer Magazine

Homebrew Heroes Magazine

 

Interview - Michael Current

Unedited version of the interview (1 hour)

Michael current’s web site

Atari 8-Bit Computers: Frequently Asked Questions

Atari 8-Bit Computers: Vendors and Developers list

Welcome to comp.sys.atari.8bit!

Atari History Timelines

St. Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts (SPACE)


The Atari 8-bit Podcast - Kieren Hawken & Dale Yocum

     8/29/2014

On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit codpast: interviews with atari author and enthusiast Kieren Hawken; and Dale Yocum, the guy who thought up Atari Program Exchange. And Bill kendrick complains and ends up with his own segment, reviewing Space harrier. . . And we don’t talk about the Atari Dump Dig.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

 

What We’ve Been Up To

Maker Faire Atlanta

Arduino

KansasFest

CC65

Briel Computers

Ten Pence Arcade

Defcon

Pro(c) Magazine -Euro 5,00 / World incl. postage. Payment by PayPal to 8bit@proc-atari.de

 

News

Nolan Bushnell interview on Retro Obscura - Discussion on AtariAge

Nolan Bushnell interview on Retro Obscura

Dump Dig movie trailer. movie to be titled “Atari: Game Over”

RetroChallenge 2014

RetroChallenge 2014 - Earl Evans’ entry

Atari SAP Music Archive

Classic Gaming Expo

VCF Midwest

Portland Retro Gaming Expo

Player/Missile Atari Podcast

Translating ATASCII text files to ASCII text files on AtariAge

"Invenies Verba" for Atari 8-bit by Bill Kendrick on YouTube

Archive.org Atari Emulator Screenshots

 

Bill Kendrick’s Modern Segment

Chris Hutt's website (Wayback Machine archive)
Chris Hutt's YouTube channel
Release announcement on AtariAge forums (with video and download link)
AtariMania entry

 

Software of the Month

Atari 800 Best Game Pack

 

Hardware of the Month

Atari-styled USB Joystick

 

Website of the Month

Once Upon Atari

AtariMania

 

Listener Feedback

James Hague’s DaisyPop iPhone Game on iTunes

Computer Art and Animation: A User's Guide to Atari LOGO

Atari800MacX

 

Interview - Kieren Hawken

Retro Video Gamer

Homebrew Heroes

Revival Retro Event

ROM Retro Event

Retro Gamer Magazine

Atari User

Nolan Bushnell Interview by Kieren on YouTube

 

Interview - Dale Yocum

Unedited version of Interview at Archive.org

 

Closing

Atari Tape Music

 


Creating Apple IIgs Device Drivers

     1/1/2011

Greg Branche, Matt Gulick, and Jim Luther presented this session, "Creating Apple IIgs Device Drivers", at KansasFest 1990. This recording, digitized by Antoine Vignau, was originally distributed by Resource Central (catalog product number AT0-18) and has been generously reclassified under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.

The post Creating Apple IIgs Device Drivers first appeared on KansasFest.


Old Timers: Muse Software

     12/11/2010

The late Silas Warner gave this presentation at KansasFest 1992 about his company, Muse Software, developer of Castle Wolfenstein, Robot War, and many other classic Apple II products. From the session schedule: As part of our 15th Anniversary celebration, this session will be a complete history 01 Muse Software, from new Apple II to finaI […]

The post Old Timers: Muse Software first appeared on KansasFest.


Weishaar interviews Wozniak

     12/25/2010

At KansasFest 1992, Tom Weishaar presented this prerecorded interview he conducted with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. and inventor of the Apple II. This recording, digitized by Antoine Vignau, was originally distributed by Resource Central (catalog product number AT2-31) and has been generously reclassified under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License. A video […]

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Old Timers: Apple II Magazines

     12/4/2010

Join Paul Statt, Tom Weishaar, Steve Disbrow, Jim Merritt, and others at KansasFest 1992 as they discuss the origin of and challenges faced by Apple II print publications. From the session schedule: As part of our 15th Anniversary celebration, this session will reminisce in the general area of Apple II publications. Come and ask questions […]

The post Old Timers: Apple II Magazines first appeared on KansasFest.


Old Timers: Two Survivors

     12/18/2010

The titular Alan Bird and Roger Wagner are joined by Tom Weishaar, Randy Brandt, and other Apple II veterans at KansasFest 1992 as they recount tales from behind the scenes. From the session schedule: Part of our 15th Anniversary celebration, this session will give you a chance to meet and listen to two old-time Apple […]

The post Old Timers: Two Survivors first appeared on KansasFest.


KansasFest Diary

     9/5/2014

KansasFest 2014 through the eyes of a first-timer!


The Apple II (Part III)

     5/13/2014

Third part on the Apple II:

  • News

  • New acquisitions

  • Feedback

  • Books, Software, Modern Upgrades, Online Stores, Emulation, Current Web Sites

  • Special guest host Carrington Vanston!!

Items mentioned in this episode:

News

New Acquisitions

Vintage Computer Shows

Books

  • Compute’s First, Second and Third Book of Apple

  • Apple II User’s Guide by Lon Poole

  • Programming Surprises & Tricks for your Apple II/IIe Computer by David L. Heiserman

  • AppleSoft Tutorial from Apple, Inc. - based on Apple II BASIC Programming Manual by Jef Raskin; rewritten for AppleSoft by Caryl Richardson

  • Beneath Apple DOS by Don Worth and Peter Lechner - Beneath Apple DOS is intended to serve as a companion to Apple's DOS Manual, providing additional information for the advanced programmer or the novice Apple user who wants to know more about the structure of diskettes.

  • Apple II/IIe Computer Graphics by Ken Williams, founder and CEO of Sierra On-Line Inc

  • AppleSoft BASIC Toolbox by Larry Wintermeyer

  • Apple Graphics Games by Paul Coletta

  • Machine Language for Beginners by Richard Mansfield

  • Micro Adventure is the title of a series of books for young adult readers, published by Scholastic, Inc.

  • Golden Flutes & Great Escapes by Delton Horn

  • Sophistication and Simplicity, the Life and Times of the Apple II Computer by Steve Weyhrich, 2013 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0986832278/?tag=flodaypod-20

  • The New Apple II User’s Guide by David Finnegan, 2012 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615639879/?tag=flodaypod-20

  • iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It,  by Steve Wozniak and Gina Smith, 2006 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0393061434/?tag=flodaypod-20

  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, 2011 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1451648537/?tag=flodaypod-20

  • WOZPAK Special Edition - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1304231321/?tag=flodaypod-20

  • What’s Where in the Apple by Prof. William F. Luebbert - http://www.whatswhereintheapple.com/

Software

Modern Upgrades & Connectivity Options

Online Stores

Emulation

Current Web Sites & Other Forums

Other Books/Sites Used for Reference

 


The APF Imagination Machine

     8/20/2014

News, upcoming vintage computer shows, feedback.

 

Main topic: The APF Imagination Machine

 

Links Mentioned in the Show:

 

News

 

Feedback

 

Emulation

 

Current Web Sites/Links/Mail Lists

 

References

 

Closing


The Exidy Sorcerer - Live from VCFSE 2.0

     5/14/2014

Recorded live from VCFSE 2.0 in Roswell, GA!  Main topic: The Exidy Sorcerer.  Special guest host David Greelish!

Links Mentioned in the Show:

Books

Emulation

Current Web Sites

References

Closing


Interview with Apple II Fan Ken Gagne

     7/20/2014

Bonus episode this month. Interview with Apple II Enthusiast Ken Gagne about KFest, Open Apple Podcast, Juiced.GS and more.

 

 


The TRS-80 Model I (Part I)

     11/21/2013

News, reviews, and a discussion of the TRS-80 Model I:

  • personal memories

  • history up to its introduction

  • interview with David and Theresa Welsh (Part I), authors of "Priming the Pump: How TRS-80 Enthusiasts Helped Start the PC Revolution"

 

 

Links Mentioned in the Show:


The Apple II (Part II)

     3/26/2014

Second part on the Apple II:

  • New acquisitions

  • News

  • Tech specs, peripherals, magazines, user groups, shows

  • Special guest host Carrington Vanston!!

Items mentioned in this episode:

New Acquisitions

Vintage Computer Shows

Magazines

User Groups

Shows

Other Books/Sites Used for Reference



Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 8.0

     10/9/2013

News and a completion discussion of VCF Midwest 8.0:

  • personal memories

  • feedback

  • new acquisitions

  • upcoming shows

  • new vintage computer books

  • overview of VCFMW

  • interviews with attendees of the show (Jim Leonard and Jason Timmons) 

 

Links Mentioned in the Show:


CoCo Book Interview w/Boisy Pitre & Bill Loguidice

     3/7/2014


Special Bonus episode!  Interview with Boisy Pitre and Bill Loguidice about their new book "CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy's Underdog Computer."

Links:


VCFSE 2.0 Preview

     4/16/2014

Hello, welcome to Floppy Days Episode #15.  This is a bonus episode and the topic of this show is the upcoming (as of this podcast) 2014 Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 2.0 near Atlanta Georgia on May 3rd and 4th.  I interview Lonnie Mimms and Flash Corliss about the show and they give you the highlights about what you can expect to see there.  I hope you enjoy it.

 


Floppy Days Episode 1

     2/17/2013

Discussion of what's to come in this new vintage computing podcast.  Also, a discussion of the vintage computers in the host's collection.


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