The CoCo Crew Podcast

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Episode 64 -- Interview w/ Nate Lockhart; GIME color output: RGB vs CMP; Omnistar review

Fresh on the heels of a Presidential debate in the USA, here comes our usual end-of-the-month treat -- The CoCo Crew Podcast!!

Along with the usual pile of news, this time we have an interview with Nate Lockhart regarding his project making cassette inserts for CoCo games. John does into some detail as to why CoCo3 programs produced different colors on RGB monitors versus NTSC (but not PAL) composite video ones, while Neil reviews the newly released Omnistar game by Rick Adams. This Month in CoCo History _from_ Boisy (but _by_ Joan) and the various comedic breaks from Mike round-out the show as usual.

So...time to take a break from politics and join us for some retro computing time? Indeed!

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Episode 65 -- Reviews of Cosmic Aliens & Digger III; Stack Blasting; Does CB/ECB/SECB count as an OS?

The end of the month approaches, and the spooks are coming out to play! Are you ready for a good time? Take a break from politics, or at least download the show to pass the time while we wait for the final counts to roll-in...

Along with the usual News and Feedback, Neil reviews two new CoCo games, I give some tech talk on stack blasting, and the hosts all join in a discussion on what counts as an OS. Boisy reminds us of some CoCo history, and Michael entertains us with his faux commercials and comedy breaks as usual.

Come along and join the Crew!

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Episode 66 -- Interview w/ Joe Scinta; Binary Coded Decimal; Review of Jumpy

Once again in the nick of time, The CoCo Crew returns! Along with the usual news and feedback, we have an interview with Joe Scinta of Ken-Ton, a tech segment on BCD, and a game review of Jumpy!

Don't despair -- Michael Rowen entertains us with his clever audio bits, Boisy Pitre reminds us of This Month In CoCo History, and both join Neil Blanchard and me for a discussion on how to deal with deadbeat sellers. Keep hope alive!!

Time for you to join The Crew?

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Episode 67 -- Interview w/ Chris Burke; Double Dabble algorithm; Review of SUKS

Coming-in a bit early this month -- we wanted to be sure that everyone could spend a bit of time relaxing with our show before the holiday season overwhelms us all!

So come, enjoy the usual news and feedback, listen to the host discussion, and have the grand time that you always have with us -- CoCo MANIA starts here!

P.S. Enjoy some Xmas Rush too!!

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Episode 68 -- Does "ease of use" matter for hobbyists? ; Software Development w/ CoCoPi ; Review of CoCoSDC Explorer

The old year has gone, a new year is now here, and still The CoCo Crew Podcast remains...

Join Neil, Michael, Boisy, and I on another adventure -- hear about recent news and events, then join us for a discussion about whether or not CoCo hobbyists care much about "ease of use" for CoCo projects. Stick around to hear from Ron Klein about Coco software development options with CoCoPi, and catch Neil's review of CoCoSDC Explorer.

So come, give us a listen, and let us know what you think!

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Episode 69 -- Review of Space Bandits; Interview w/ John Strong; Discussion: Do You Gotta Catch 'Em All?

Spring is approaching as winter starts to slink away, yet The CoCo Crew is back again and ready to March! There is no better way for a CoCo hobbyist to spend a Saturday afternoon... :-)

Come and join Neil Blanchard, Michael Rowen, Boisy Pitre , and I as we discuss recent news and events. Then you can listen to our discussion about whether or not it's healthy for CoCo collectors to feel like they "gotta catch 'em all"....

John Strong joins us to discuss his recent work on modeling a 3D-printed replacement plastic case for the CoCo. Hang out, and you can hear me give an introduction and overview to the Color PILOT programming language. Finally, catch Neil's review of Space Bandits by Jamie Cho.

Come and join us, give us a listen, and let us know what you think!

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Episode 70 -- Treasure Island Defence; Interview w/ Turbo9 team; CoCo Pixart w/ Google Sheets

Sneaking under the wire at the end of the month once again, The CoCo Crew Podcast again returns with high quality CoCo-centric entertainment!

Along with the usual news, information, and listener feedback, we interview the Turbo9 team. These two graduate students are working on a modernized implementation of the 6809 architecture, and they have big plans... :-)

Also, the hosts discuss what each of us uses to communicate online, I discuss how to use Google Sheets as a tool for doing pixel art, and Neil reviews a new game coming soon from Sheldon MacDonald.

Awesome content is waiting for you -- come and join the Crew!

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Episode 71 -- Hobby not fun anymore? ; ECB TIMER ; Review of Doubleback

As we all know so well, the end of the month brings the next episode of The CoCo Crew Podcast. And so here we are, this time at the end of our sixth year "on the air"!

Join us for the usual bits of News and Announcements! Plus a tech segment from me on using the TIMER function in ECB, and Neil reviews the game Doubleback. Also, the hosts discuss the situation when the hobby doesn't seem as fun as it used to be.

Come and have a listen -- it's time for you to join the Crew!

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Episode 72 -- Nothing has changed since... ; Using hexadecimal in ECB ; Review of Thexder

Back again -- no surprise there! Now it's time again to join the Crew for the monthly recap and recharge of CoCo news and topical discussions!

On top of the usual News and Announcements, and all those entertaining bits from Michael Rowen, Neil Blanchard reviews Thexder, and I discuss a bit about using hexadecimal notation with Extended Color BASIC. All three of us discuss a tweet from Ian Bogost that we think hints, at least for us, at the essence of the hobby.

So after your Memorial Day remembrances are completed, please take us along to your cookout, barbecue, or lawn party -- we'll be good company...we promise!

CoCo MANIACS -- CoCo Forever!!

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Episode 73 -- Interview w/ Torsten Dittel ; CoCoMANIA! ; Neil's eBay Rant

The CoCo Crew is back -- SHOCK and Surprise!

This month, along with the usual News and Announcements, we are joined
for an interview by Torsten Dittel. Based in Germany, Torsten has
been part of the CoCo world for a long time. It is a great talk with
fun stories, and a cool glimpse into the mind of one of our lesser
known modern CoCo contributors.

Neil, Mike, and I join together for a discussion of what we are
calling "CoCoMANIA! @ Tandy Assembly", the CoCo-oriented flavor of
Tandy Assembly that we want to see in Ohio this fall. Listen-in and
let us know what you think (or how you can help)!

I offer a technical discussion of how to detect the difference between
the CoCo1 and the CoCo2 in software, and then Neil closes us out with
what he calls a "rant" about eBay and the perceived anti-seller slant
to many of their latest policy changes.

So come and have a listen?

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Also available on YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZnSevY33us
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