RCR Episode 211: Coprocessors (Part 1)

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Coprocessors (Part 1) We all love coprocessors, but does anyone use them? Did you have any, did you use them? Do you have any, do you use them? What would you use them for now? Topic/Feedback links: Jif peanut butter labels Unofficial Retrochallenge Retrochallenge (canonizing […]

RCR Episode 210: Computer viruses

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Computer viruses What experiences did you have in the “retrocomputer era” with computer viruses or related malware? Which ones do you remember? Any that caused a memorable headache? Any that you wrote? Any that had interesting technology? Do you remember antivirus software causing […]

RCR Episode 209: Work-study credit and a satisfying kerchunk

Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Jack Nutting, and Blake Patterson Topic: Work-study credit and a satisfying kerchunk We continue to survey our panelists’ first computer jobs, this time focusing on first jobs in which we used a network wiring tool that made a satisfying kerchunk and/or got work-study credit. Topic/Feedback links: Minesweeper ABB keyboard […]