CCCM is happy to be a part of
Source:: CCCM – The Lottery
Festive Firepower! Return with us to find out what was under the tree in Christmas ’83, as well as test-driving a lost, unreleased game that’s now up for grabs as a reproduction cartridge. (40:21)
Select Game will return in
The Living Daylights February 2018.
Links from this episode:
- Classic Consoles Center, including Robot City
- Odyssey2 homebrews at Good Deal Games, including K.C. Escapes!
- Old School Gamer Magazine, featuring a new interview with Ed Averett
- Select Game merch at Redbubble!
- theLogBook.com Patreon
- The all-new theLogBook.com Forums
- theLogBook.com’s Facebook page (talk to us)
- Chiptune cover songs by Kasatochi (free downloads, including the Select Game Season One soundtrack)
- theLogBook.com Store (get my latest book, WARP!1!)
- Don’t Give This Tape To Earl (also available on iTunes)
Source:: 207: Xmas ’83
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Cynde Moya, and Jack Nutting
Topic: Living Computers: Museum + Labs
This week we are joined by Cynde Moya, collections manager, and chair of the acquisitions committee for the Living Computers: Museum + Labs in Seattle. We discuss various topics, including some of the new exhibits and acquisitions, philosophy of restorations, challenges in cataloging, availability of time sharing accounts, and lots more.
- Search LCM+L’s catalog
- Get an account to log into LCM+L’s various time-sharing computer systems
- Start a discussion about using these systems
- Read LCM+L engineer’s restoration stories
- Multics, now on Raspberry Pi
- Multics simulator
- 6180 Maintenance Panel is being driven by a Xilinx BASYS3, running this Multics emulation.
Retro Computing News:
- Mini-ATX board assembly video
- Floppy Days interviews Stewart Chefeit
- Reviving the Atari 1027
- Terry’s Rubber Rollers
- HP archives destroyed in Santa Rosa fires (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
- Loss of HP archive a wake-up call for computer historians (IEEE Spectrum)
- Ted Nelson’s junk mail collection (so far)
- Ted Nelson junk mail scanning costs spreadsheet
- The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture (Brian Dear, 2017)
- cyber1 PLATO simulator online
- Software Preservation Network
- Minimal Computing thought pieces (see especially Old Machines Running Old Languages)
Upcoming show notes:
Vintage Computer Commercial
Retro Computing Gift Idea:
- Paul: System/360 front panel
- Cynde: DisplayWrite 4 word processing software
- @rcrpodcast on Twitter
- Vintage Computer Forum
- RCR Podcast on Facebook
- Throwback Network
Source:: RCR 161 – Living Computers
Sarah Haskell, Computerized Weaving There’s a column in the November 1983 issue of Family Computing magazine, by Jon Zonderman: “Home Business — Compute, Control, and Create. A weaver combines the traditional skills of her craft with a computer and reaps more than one reward.” The article is about Sarah Haskell, a weaver who used an Atari computer to design patterns for weaving, and also to computer-control her loom. [Excerpts from the article.] My interview with Sarah took place on November 13, 2017. Teaser quote: “But with the electronic system, you did not have to get down on the floor and physically re-configure all of the treadles with these little metal hook things. You would basically just change it.” Article in Family Computing magazine Pictures of Sarah with an Atari 800 Macomber Looms and Me blog About Sarah Macomber Looms
A whole special centering on classical music from Warner Brothers. Is it as good as Rabbit of Seville? Not really, but it’s decent for what it is.
0:00 Intro of Rage 0:07 DM of the ’80s 0:32 Commercial Break 0:34 DM of the ’90s 0:50 DM Live: Was it worth it? 0:57 Clown Porn & Tom Petty 1:00 Stranger Things 2 Review 1:11 A Special Outro 1:14 A Special Sandwich
Source:: Amigos Episode 121 – Theme Park
In this episode the gang catches up with what they have been doing since the last recording in July, then talk about some of the various controllers that were and are available for the colecovision!
Source:: Episode 31 – Controllers!
Randall Lockwood, Choose-A-Pooch There’s an article in the August 1984 issue of Family Computing magazine, by Bill Camarda — Behind The Screens: Family Dog. It’s about Choose-A-Pooch, an Atari computer program created by Dr. Randall Lockwood, to help match people with the breed of dog that will work best in their living situation. I interviewed Dr. Lockwood on November 10, 2017. “Trying to get away from the fact that people were often choosing dogs based more on just appearance, without knowing that much about the breed.” Family Dog article in Family Computing magazine Randall Lockwood bio Bid-A-Wee Animal Shelter