Wednesday
Sep252019

RCR Episode 199: Vintage Computer Upgrades

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

Topic: Vintage Computer Upgrades

What upgrades have you have done to vintage computers, then or recently?

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RCR Episode 199: September 1, 2019

Saturday
Sep072019

RCR Episode 198: Older but better?

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

Topic: Older but better?

What obsolete technology or device do you wish was actually still in use today?

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RCR Episode 198: August 4, 2019

Monday
Jul292019

RCR Episode 197: Ancient languages and modern usage

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

Topic: Ancient languages and modern usage

What "old" programming language will you still be using this year?

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RCR Episode 197: July 21, 2019

Sunday
Jul282019

RCR Episode 196: Chicken Missile KansasFest Megapodcast: I Don't Know What This Is

This is the annual group "megapodcast" recorded at KansasFest, from July 2019. The event draws quite a few podcasters, so we all sit in a room and talk for an hour.

The KansasFest event itself is an annual gathering of Apple II enthusiasts, along with some others, for almost a week of "retrocomputing camp." It is held at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, where everyone lives in a dorm room, socializes in common areas, goes to presentations held in the basement, participates in various events, works on projects of their own or observes projects others are doing.

We discuss this year's event itself, then play a game where each podcaster closes their eyes and tries to guess what object has been handed to them. Perfect for podcast listeners, who also can't see the objects. And we spend more time thinking about being stuck alone on desert islands.

There were three microphones in the middle of a room (though we really only used the audio from one of them), and the audio quality is what you would expect from a microphone in the middle of a room full of talking and laughing people.

The participants were (clockwise from Kevin):

The "Chicken Missile" name no longer makes sense this year, since neither of those words appear in any of this year's participants' podcast titles. But like it made sense before. Come on.

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RCR Episode 196: July 19, 2019

Sunday
Jul282019

RCR Episode 195: Desert Island Computer

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

Topic: Desert island computer

If you had to use a single retro computer exclusively for a full year as your only computer at home, what would you choose?

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RCR Episode 195: July 7, 2019