Sunday
Mar192017

RCR Episode 149

Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting

Host's Topic: Still Going Strong

Adobe Illustrator recently turned 30 years old. AutoCAD is 34, Microsoft Word and Excel are both over 30, and Mathematica is 28. Even the IBM PC emulator DOSBox is itself now almost 15 years old. What new versions of old applications do you still regularly use today?

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RCR Episode 149: March 19, 2017

Sunday
Mar052017

RCR Episode 148

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

Host's Topic: Venturing down the retro upgrade path

How far should we go down the upgrade path toward modernity? If you have a, say, 68030 Mac, would you want to put a third-party 68040 accelerator in it? You would have in 1993. But what is the point today?

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RCR Episode 148: March 5, 2017

Sunday
Feb192017

RCR Episode 147

Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Michael Mulhern, and Carrington Vanston)

Host's Topic: Big collections

Big collections -- what are the implications? Saving systems from oblivion? Or, perhaps, removing them from the hands of enthusiasts who might happily use them? How to enjoy a large collection -- viewing, using, showcasing?

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RCR Episode 147: February 19, 2017

Sunday
Jan292017

RCR Episode 146

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting) and Carrington Vanston (not hosting)

Host's Topic: The next new old thing

So, we’re kind of experts on something. Or we’re familiar with something. But part of the fun of the hobby is seeing what else there was that we never got involved in. Now that we have our new modern brains, what old things are you interested in going back and learning? (Forth? Cobol? Inform? Mainframes? Alternative platform?) Is our modern brain going to make it easier?

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RCR Episode 146: January 29, 2017

Sunday
Jan152017

RCR Episode 145

Panelists: Ken Gagne (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, and Carrington Vanston

Host's Topic: What's your favorite retrogaming input device?

What's your preference for retrogaming? On original hardware, on new hardware?

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RCR Episode 145: January 15, 2017