RetroChallenge 2012 Winter Warmup

Togart's Entry

11:43 AM 1/2/12

Aaaaand we're back. Despite the fact that I have had the better part of a month to think about it, I only came up with an idea for a challenge today. I've decided that over the next month I am going to learn as much as I can about my old Tandy Model 100 portable computer. It was my dads, and he used it a lot in his business travels. I really have had very little experience with it, and since I have it, I should know what I can do with it.

So some formal goals:

  • Evaluate all hardware for proper operation.
  • Figure out how to load software from cassette tape.
  • Check out software library on hand.
  • Attach Disk-Video Interface box and see what that's all about.
  • Attempt to retrieve new software from the internet and run.
  • Have lots of fun.

In the end I would like to have a general familiarity with the unit and its capabilities, so that I might get some actual use out of it, but also that I might come up with other ideas for in in future RetroChallenges.

On with the games!

11:53 AM 1/2/12 - Getting Organized
9:14 PM 1/3/12 - Obstacles
8:23 PM 1/5/12 - Guts
7:57 PM 1/7/12 - The Final Countdown?
7:39 PM 1/11/12 - Beautiful Belts
6:08 PM 1/29/12 - The Towel