Tuesday
Feb192019

RCR Episode 188: Teaching programming using retrocomputers

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, and Jack Nutting

Topic: Learning programming using retrocomputers

Learning programming today using retrocomputing technology? Is this a good idea?

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RCR Episode 188: February 17, 2019

Saturday
Feb162019

RCR Episode 187: The oldest software you're still using

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

Topic: The oldest software you’re still using

What programs do you still find use for today that originated back in the hazy past? Why are you doing this to yourself?

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RCR Episode 187: February 3, 2019

Monday
Jan282019

RCR Episode 186 - The eBay-er Necessities

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

Topic: The eBay-er Necessities

For finding retrocomputing-related stuff, eBay is the main place to go. How does it work? How can you find things? What should you be careful about? Turns out, there's a lot to say about this.

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  • CoCoFEST, Lombard Illinois, May 4-5, 2019
  • VCF East, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ, May 3-5, 2019
  • Fujiama 2019, Lengenfeld, Germany, August 26-September 4, 2019

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RCR Episode 186: January 20, 2019

Monday
Jan142019

RCR Episode 185 - Virtual retrocomputing

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting) and Jack Nutting (not hosting)

Topic: Virtual retrocomputing

For things you can’t physically interact with, how would you like to see or experience retrocomputers? What’s important to you for, say, an internet-accessible museum? Photos, movies, emulation? In-browser? Documentation? “Everything, all the things” is a possible answer, but realistically, what would you use, and what might the use case be? What is frustrating about existing online repositories you’ve used? Is there anything that you’d find more useful than things you’ve seen already? There’s a lot of possible information, maybe too much to really digest in one place.

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RCR Episode 185: January 6, 2019

Saturday
Dec292018

RCR Episode 184 - Bring on 2019

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

Topic: Bring on 2019

What plans are on the horizon for 2019? [Perhaps the same question as “What didn’t you manage to get to in 2018?”] There are some new products, new archives, any plans about things that are newly available as of 2019? Can we make it through this without making the New Year’s Resolution joke? No? Yeah, I didn’t really think so.

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RCR Episode 184: December 23, 2018