Each season we read a vintage programming book and discuss it as we go. Read along with us! Or just listen in as we learn things we should have learned 30 years ago. Season 1 of the 8-bit Bookmobile is all about the Commodore 64 Programmer's Reference Guide.
Andy's Twinkie Stove
Welcome to the 8-bit Bookmobile Podcast, where each season we read a vintage programming book and argue about it the whole time. In the first season, we are covering the much-revered Commodore 64 Programmer's Reference Guide! In our very first episode, we introduce the book, talk about what was going on in the world when it came out, and go on a wild goose chase to learn who wrote this iconic book.
We also introduce the hosts of this podcast, just three regular nerds from Cincinnati: Carl Danowski, Chris Moyer and John Cook. Listen in as Carl talks us through a rather unconventional method for warming up snacks. John recalls borrowing a Commodore PET from his grade school. And Chris judges us all, finding our character lacking and our knowledge of programming suspect.
C64 PRG Chapters 1 and 2
Discover the original name of the 8-bit Bookmobile podcast! Also we discuss the first two chapeters of the book. We go into detail about CompuServe and the Commodore Information Network, the VICModem, bitmasking and discuss Commodore's strange quote mode.
The next episode will cover the first part of Chapter 3, up to the sprites section.
Products mentioned on this podcast:
Keyrah V2: https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/produkt-details/product/keyrah-v2.html
MechBoard 64 keyboard: https://www.breadbox64.com/mods-for-sale/mechboard64/