Anyone want to key in catalog numbers and prices?

So far I have gotten RSC-03, RSC-04, RSC-05, and RSC-07 entered into the catalog search page. If anyone is in the mood to help, I would send you a PDF of a catalog, and would ask for an ASCII file in the format of ‘catalog number, price, page number’ for each item.

By putting this additional information into the catalog search page, you can see when products were added, when products were removed, and the prices in between.

if you are willing to help, please let me know.

January 8, 2019 – Site News

Site Updates since the last …

  • Figured out how to make the product entries far less ugly under the various Model pages, so will be updating those as time allows.
  • Added Mark Blair’s Model 4 ROM EPROM Adapter Board to the Hardware Modifications and Fixes page.
  • At the request of Pascal Holdry, added the ability to translate pages to other languages (top of the right navbar). Pascal’s thought is that it is about 80% accurate, but the other 20% is easy enough to figure out.
  • Updated the Catalog Search Page to support Catalog ID (such as “RSC-03”) and Price (in that catalog; so it will change catalog to catalog). Now I need to go through the process of reviewing each catalog to enter that info. Right now only RSC-03 and RSC-04 have been entered. Possible uses include seeing when a product was first listed, when it was no longer listed, and what the prices were at each iteration.

    Anyone who wants to help enter the data from catalogs, please let me know.

New TRS-80 Trash Talk Podcast (Episode 34)

The podcast TRS-80 Trash Talk # 34 is out now.

“In this episode we cover some news, like the release of TRS-Box with TCP/IP support, the newest TRS8BIT newsletter and serial mouse support for the Model 4. Then we discuss a bunch of new acquisitions, including a MTI Mod III Plus hot rodded Model III and a Rochester Data Dynatyper. Finally, in the main segment, Pete interviews Dennis Báthory-Kitsz, the author of the fantastic “The Custom TRS-80″ book and all-around renaissance man.”

You can download or listen at

Site News

Site Updates since the last …

  • All pages have been converted to HTML5, other than the non-Wordpress catalog search result pages and the non-Wordpress magazine search results page. The site should scale to monitor size well now.
  • The software search results page, which is a combination of php, html, css, jquery, and mysql, has been converted as well. I have also put in a near approximation of the WordPress navbar to make navigating from the page easier.
  • The software search results page now also displays whether there were Radio Shack Bulletins in regard to any piece of software.
  • Customer service bulletins, whether on the software search results page or the Radio Shack Bulletins page, are all downloadable.
  • The way WordPress handles news is not conducive to widescale fixes, so most links from a decade ago, whether to sites, files, or pictures, are bad. I am converting super-old news to web pages, fixing them along the way, and removing them from the way WordPress generally handles news. This way they are still searchable, but also consistent.
  • Having lunch with Don French this weekend; looking forward to it!

Site Updates

Site Updates since the last …

  • Cleaned up inconsistent CSS from all over the place, hoping for a more uniform look.
  • Removed the ‘who posted’ and in ‘what category’ from news items, and consolidated the look of the news items. Old news will continue to be messed up though.
  • Shrunk the right “navbar” to give the site more width.
  • Fixed the WELCOME page links and updated it to include 3 suggested page groups.
  • Broke out more of the INTERNAL into separate menu items under the ADVANCED heading.
  • Consolidated 4 different sets of RAM ADDRESSES into one page. I merged them all, and it will take time to consolidate the different entries; so for the time being there may be 1-4 different entries per RAM address. Of course, I had to get them all into the same format which involved a LOT of decimal to hex and hex to decimal conversions.
  • Consolidated 3 different keymaps into one page.
  • Continued cleanup work on the ROM EXPLAINED pages. These pages will likely keep getting cleaned up.
  • Created an Interviews page and moved individual interviews off the menu. Rounded up links I from other sites as well.
  • Scrubbed for more bad links.
  • Posted somewhere in the area of 320 ZIP’s contaning patches to various pieces of software, for the new Patches page.

If anyone wants to error check and/or otherwise help clean up the RAM ADDRESS page or try to help organize the uploaded Patches, such help would be welcome.