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"Hey, *HUMONGOUS* CP/M is REALLY cool. I want to impress my friends by staying on top of things, but how?"

 

Personally, we think you're lying. Not about *US*. We know WE'RE cool. About having friends. Everyone knows geeks don't have friends. So get a life. Meanwhile, here's the latest site news anyway.

 

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2011 Dec. 27

  • Finally converted the TRS-80 main page to the new sysbox grid layout.
  • In honor of the site's re-opening I've done a lot of tinkering under the hood (don't ask me what; I'll tell you it's too complicated for mere mortals just so I don't have to admit I can't remember). I've also added pop-up information bubbles (try hovering over the title bar/link in each sitebox) and the mirror and download links across the bottom of each sitebox, after finally resolving some self-inflicted issues with <div> overlaps.

2011 Dec. 23

  • With *HUMONGOUS* getting kicked off its previous host for being a file repository (violating the TOS), Jay West at Classic Computers has agreed to host the site. I'm uploading the site now, though it may take a few days to finish.

2011 Oct. 8-ish

  • My host informs me that the site, being a file repository (and occupying copious amounts of disk space), is against the host's Terms of Service, that host being Fatcow. This despite the fact that the hosting package promises unlimited disk space. Informed by a representative that, in violation of all the rules of English grammar, "what we call 'unlimited space'" apparently isn't so much "unlimited" as it is "limited", and I done crossed their line, I've removed the site contents, though leaving the html in place until a new host can be found. Apparently the only truth in advertising rule at Fatcow is that they get to define all the rules. There's marketing yelling in one ear "Unlimited!" while legal screams in the other, "Don't you dare!"

2011 Oct. 8

2011 Oct. 6

2011 Sept. 23

  • 13,000+ pieces of software added for the Models I, III, 4, 100, and CoCo aded courtesy of the TOSEC Project and Retro ROMs. Games, programming, utilities, operating systems -- the whole 9 yards -- covering everything except CP/M.
  • Reorg: Moved the Goldklang docs and manuals to the TRS-80 page, creating separate Library and Softwre entries.
  • Downloading and uploading 80 Micro, all issues I could find; thanks to the Internet Archives, and CoCo/OS-9 Archive. Should have what's available up in the next day or two.

2011 Sept. 22

  • Reworked the animated text design so it now looks like dot matrix on tractor feed paper. I like it -- and you better, too.

2011 Sept. 21

  • Finished adding Ira Goldlang's TRS-80 Revived library -- books (280 of 'em), magazines (nearly 1,000 individual issues spread across over a dozen different publications, including Micro-80, 80 US, CoCo Magazine, Softside, and even a series of Tandy comic books. But you gotta love the ads, such as "5 million byte" hard drive for ONLY $3750 (more than half the cost of a new car in 1980)) and manuals (hardware and software, and a few miscellaneous articles).

2011 Sept. 20

  • Added the SIMH Altair and YAZE-AG simulator mirrors.
  • Added the 3.7gb, 280-volume programmer's reference library from Ira Goldklang's site. Now 115k files, 17.8gb.
  • Re-orged Nathanael Culver collection; threw together a webpage for it to make the collection more accessible.

2011 Sept. 18

  • Trying to clean up and consolidate three separate "CP/M Miscellany" folders on my local system. I've uploaded a few hundred additional files to the "Nathanael Culver Collection". They're in there; good luck finding them.

2011 Sept. 17

  • Couldn't help tinkering, this time playing with the @font-face directive; I've changed up the site fonts to something decidely neither retro nor even courier-new-staid. I'm counting on the rest of the site design to carry the retro feel, though it's obviously struggling a bit more with a modern font.

2011 Sept. 16

  • Added Dave Brooks' Homepage, Mrynet, Matthew Reed's TRS-80 Emulator Site, 8N1, Pete C's TRS-80 Home Page at KJSL, TRS-80 Revived, David Keil's TRS-80 Computer Emulator Pages, Manmrk.net. Actually, some had already been uploaded, just hadn't updated the links pages.
  • Added links to the above; added a few links on the links page. Announced new stuff to comp.os.cpm.
  • No fiddling with site design today because I think it's looking pretty dang good now.

2011 Sept. 15

  • Added Tim Mann's TRS-80 site.
  • More fiddling with design: added the ASCII art banner; restyled links; changed links lists to ULs, left-justified them for improved appearance.

2011 Sept. 14

  • Uploaded the 2011 mirror of Ira Goldklang's site; the earlier mirror was uploaded yesterday. Added links to TRS-80 page.

2011 Sept. 13

  • More links added to the links page.
  • Added TRS-80 page; beginning to add mirror sites.
  • Reworked the CSS (stealing some ideas from Seattle Retro-Computing's site), and replaced the "CP/M Inside" graphic with an ascii art version. I think the site looks much better now.

2011 Sept. 12

  • Updated Links page - one broken link removed, several history links added.
  • Added the Nathanael Culver collection -- nearly 2gb of motley junk.

2011 Sept. 11

  • Switched typed-text javascript. The new one, from Pixel Art (http://www.thepixelart.com/create-a-typing-text-effect-using-jquery/), has the advantage that the text will still show even if javscript is disabled. It also has lots of other capabilities I'm not using.

2011 Sept. 10

  • Added the Rlee Peters Archive -- wow! what a collection. Thanks to David Griffith for suggesting it.
  • Added links to Pierogiorgio's site for many of the mirrors.
  • Added a search box, but it's not working yet. Need to investigate.

2011 Sept. 9

  • More work on html, switched most pages to php. Official announcement posted to comp.os.cpm.
  • Cleaned up site styling; got every page on the same page, as it were. Look-n-feel should now be entirely consistent cross-site.

2011 Sept. 8

  • Domain name registered, site switched over.

2011 Sept. 6

  • Got a full mirror of CB Falconer's site, and updated links to Hal Bower. Updated Minor-CPM-2.iso. Thanks to Michael Finn for the leads and links.
  • Fixed mime-type issue preventing people from downloading the 7-zipped ISOs. Thanks to Henk Siewert for reporting the problem.

2011 Sept. 5

  • Currently, everything. Site's been online less than a week, still not officially announced, and I don't have a permanent domain for it yet. Working on it!