September 6, 2017 – New TRS8Bit Magazine

Dusty has released the September 2017 issue of the TRS8Bit newsletter on his trs-80.org.uk web site. You can find all of the issues on his downloads page.

Contents:

PAGE 03 Donations To The Site
Thanks To The Generosity Of Keith Hand, Various Goodies Are Available – Free To Good Homes
PAGE 05 In Mav’s Workshop
Ian Mavric
A Warning To Frehd Builders
PAGE 10 What Makes A Number
Et Fonehume
An Original Quick Online Program For Junior Mathematicians Trying Out Number Guessing
PAGE 12 Model 2 Software Review
Snapp Inc’s Utilities And Dos Fix.
PAGE 19 News From Pascal
Catch Up With The Latest News From France And Pascal Holdry’s Reverse Engineering Website
PAGE 25 In Mav’s Workshop
Ian Mavric
Lower Case Characters On The Model I – A 2017 Update
PAGE 29 An Ebay Surprise
Fancy A Chrome-plated Ml? The 100,000th Ml is for Sale On eBay
PAGE 32 MMS ‘Forth’ Information
PAGE 36 A Plea For Help!
I’m Looking For A M2 Keyboard. Can Anyone Help Please?

August 14, 2017 – Floppy Days Podcast # 76 – Interview with Ian Mavric

Floppy Days podcast, devoted to all types of vintage computing, recently devoted a podcast to Ian Mavric. Ian is a TRS-80 hardware genius and has done many repair videos as well as providing hardware technical support to this site and many other accomplishments.

The Floppy Days podcast can be found at http://floppydays.libsyn.com/floppy-days-76-interview-with-ian-mavric-trs-80.

The podcast also points to the following sites:

• Mav’s web site – http://ianmav.customer.netspace.net.au/trs80/
• To order FreHD parts – http://ianmav.customer.netspace.net.au/trs80/emulator
• To order FreHD Clearly Superior sets – http://ianmav.customer.netspace.net.au/clearlysuperior/
• TRS-80 Model 4 Hi-Res boards – http://ianmav.customer.netspace.net.au/hires/hires.htm
• Fred Vecoven, Inventor of FreHD – http://www.vecoven.com/trs80/trs80.html

August 9, 2017 – TRS-80 Trash Talk Podcast #16

TRS-80 Trash Talk, a monthly podcast, has released Episode 16. The description is: In this episode the Trash Talkers are back from summer vacation to wish the TRS-80 a happy 40th birthday. In the first segment, we talk about Tandy Assembly, VCFMW, TRS-XENIX, the Tandy 3, PC-1 and the Network 4. In the second segment, Randy Kindig interviews trs-80.com’s Ira Goldklang.

The TRS-80 Trash Talk Podcast can be found at www.trs80trashtalk.com.

July 19, 2017 – DMK Format Catching On

While not TRS-80 related, it seems the DMK format is catching on. A French developer has written a command line utility to take DMK images of MSX disks, and convert them into a format usable by a SuperCard Pro device (which I suspect is something MSX related). Source is included if you want to have a look. The page can be found at http://lhalter.free.fr/mgr/

Also, the 80 Microcomputing Magazines and the Model 100 from the below posts are STILL available for those able to do local pickup.

June 21, 2017 – 80 Microcomputings Free for Local Pickup (St. Paul, MN)

While the free Model 100 (right below) is STILL available, another person is offering most of the 80 Microcomputing magazines for free for local pickup in the St. Paul Minneapolis area.

As always, to keep away those would say “hey, would you ship” (when the above states local pickup only), please contact me at freetrs@trs-80.com if you can do a local pickup and I will relay in the order received.

June 10, 2017 – Model 100 for Free for Local Pickup (Finksburg, MD)

Free for local pickup in Finksburg, Maryland: TRS-80 Model 100 (it works), a modem, a printer, software, manuals, AC adapter and a data cable. It also comes with he original cassette tape recorder but that doesn’t work. The take-up reel doesn’t spin.

As always, to keep away those would say “hey, would you ship” (when the above states local pickup only), please contact me at freetrs@trs-80.com if you can do a local pickup and I will relay in the order received.