Sunday
Apr122015

RCR Episode 98

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

Host's Topic: Programming tools

One of the things we like to do with old computers is program them. With modern computers, running editors and emulators, we can do some things a lot more easily than we could when dealing directly with the classic machines. Do you have any favorite tools and tips for doing this sort of thing?

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RCR Episode 98: April 12, 2015

Sunday
Mar292015

RCR Episode 97

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

Host's Topic: Teaching Old Data New Tricks

Host’s Topic: What can/should/do you do with the data you find on newly acquired vintage computers?

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RCR Episode 97: March 29, 2015

Sunday
Mar152015

RCR Episode 96

Panelists: Michael Mulhurn (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting

Host's Topic: Printers, with Lasers

Host’s Topic: 30 years ago HP and Apple released their first Laser printers, both based on a Canon engine. When did you first use a laser printer instead of an impact or thermal printer? What was the drove you to use lasers, and how hard/easy were they to use?

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RCR Episode 96: March 15, 2015

Sunday
Mar012015

RCR Episode 95

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

Host's Topic: The gear left behind outweighs the needs of the few, or the one

There will come a time when whatever we have in our collection becomes somebody else’s responsibility. What should we be doing? Those of us collecting now have certainly all seen this happen, when we pick up piles of treasure from someone clearing out dearly departed grampa’s incomprehensible stuff from the attic, or from the lady down the street who did Apples in her garage. Is there a time to downsize? Information to write down for others? Are there organizations to contact for assistance, or should there be?

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RCR Episode 95: March 1, 2015

Sunday
Feb152015

RCR Episode 94

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

Host's Topic: Radio Shack Memories

Radio Shack has filed for bankruptcy, and we take this opportunity to talk about times when their history and ours coincided.

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RCR Episode 94: February 15, 2015