RCR Episode #45

Panelists: Carrington Vanston (hosting), David Greelish and Earl Evans

Topics:

Vintage Computer Commercial:

Retro Computing Gift Idea:

Auction Picks:

Closing Discussions

Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
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Episode 123: The CFFA 3000

Leaping from moderately mainstream to moderately obscure, this week’s episode of You Don’t Know Flack is dedicated to the CFFA 3000, a relatively new card that plugs into vintage Apple II computers and allows retro hobbyists to load virtual disk images and convert physical disks to virtual disk images (and back). I also coin the word “floppycentric” in this episode.

[Links]

The CFFA 3000 homepage
Get yer Apple II DIsk Images here!
What the heck. Here’s a play through of for the Apple II

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Episode 122: MAME Cabinets

Episode 122 of You Don’t Know Flack covers the often requested topic of MAME Cabinets. In this episode I talk a little bit about what MAME is and a lot about the parts of a MAME cabinet and how to build your own.

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[Links]

The MAME homepage
Get started with the KnoppixMAME Image
Links to lots of cabinet plans
Check out this rotating control panel
Here’s the Arcade Controls Wiki (Invaluable)
Hope that whatever you build stays off the CrapMAME Page

Don’t forgeta bout my book Invading Spaces: A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Arcade Games, which contains an entire chapter dedicated to building MAME cabinets!

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RCR Episode #44

(Updated to correct audio)
Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), David Greelish and Carrington Vanston

Topics:

Vintage Computer Commercial:

Retro Computing Gift Idea:

Auction Picks:

Closing Discussions

Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
Show audio files hosted by CyberEars

Listen/Download:

Source: RCR Episode #44

    

Episode 121: Thrifting

In Episode 121 of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about thrifting — this includes shopping at thrift stores, garage sales, antique malls and pawn shops. Throughout this episode I’ll tell you some of the best things I’ve found at these places along with some of the worst. I also talk a bit about what has replaced them (spoiler: online auctions).

[Links]

The Goodwill Auction Site: ShopGoodwill.com

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