Episode 12 - What if GUI Operating Systems Never Existed?

June 22, 2017

In this speculative episode, Euro, Eric, and Chris discuss a world where the graphical operating system never took off.

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Episode 11 - Exploring The Commodore 64

June 8, 2017

Eric Renfro is back! We explore the history and use of the Commodore 64 and Eric tells us what it was like to actually own one.

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Episode 10 - Our Adventures in Retro Computing

May 26, 2017

We made it to episode 10! In this special episode, we talk about our shared hobby of setting up and maintaining retro computers. If you want to participate in the conversation, or want to suggest future topics here's how you can contact us!

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Episode 9 - Automate All the Things!

May 10, 2017

We have Eric Renfro on as a guest again to tell us about the home automation and security system he's been building by hand.

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Episode 8 - Into the Gopher Hole

April 26, 2017

Chris and Euro talk about their experience learning about the Gopher, its history, and its use. Suriprisingly, it's still active and in use today!

Show notes:

The rise and fall of the Gopher protocol

The Overbite Project

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Episode 7 - The Beginning

March 29, 2017

Special guest Erika Barker, Euro, and Chris talk about how they got into computing and how it got them to where they are today.

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Episode 6 - The Untitled Episode About Intel

March 15, 2017

Chris and Euro look at the history of Intel, its predecessor Fairchild Semiconductor, and the talented people behind how the microprocessor revolution got started. They also speculate on what life would be like without them.

Show Notes:

Podfather - Robert Noyce and the Rise of Silicon Valley (2009)

Fairchild Briefing on Integrated Circuits

Wikipedia - Intel

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Episode 5 - Learning about NeXT and NeXTSTEP

March 1, 2017

In this episode, Euro and Chris take a dive into the history of NeXT Computer and the NeXTSTEP operating system.

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Episode 4 - What If Microsoft Never Existed

February 15, 2017

Special guest Gene McCulley join Euro and Chris in imaginging a world where Microsoft never existed. Everyone knows who Microsoft is, but you may be surprised how far their contributions truly reach.

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Episode 3 - Learning About The Amiga

January 31, 2017

In this episode Euro and Chris discuss their experience with learning about the history and use of The Amiga. The Amiga was a computer from the 80s and 90s with multimedia capabilities that were about a decade ahead of its time.

Show notes:

A brief history of the Amiga https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga

A long history of the Amiga https://arstechnica.com/series/history-of-the-amiga/

Amiga 500 “Hardwired” Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogi9ZrxIEqE

Amiga Demoscene Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFs5svKwp24&list=PL7C791DD55914C154

Bouncing Boing Ball Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwFbWkr71wA

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