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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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2017 Mar 15

  • Have regained access to the site and have uploaded all new material except the BYTE magazine collection I have put together.
  • Added the FOG collection from Z-Node 51: uploaded a mirror of the files, but the *HUMONGOUS* CP/M ZNODE Index.html internal links still point to znode51.com. Will fix that as time permits.
  • Added the BOSKUG collection Neil Taylor sent me (thanks, Neil!). Only nine months late (sorry, Neil!).

2016 May 26

  • I have been unable to log into my site at classiccmp.org for over a year now -- credential failure or something. I have continued adding material to my local site backup, and will upload them as soon as I regain access.

2015 Mar 8

  • Sometime since the last update, added the Antediluvian Design link, but failed to note it here.
  • Received a very nice email from Susan on behalf of her daughter Zelda, a student who has found the site useful and requested I add a link to a history of computer programming page. How could I refuse?
  • Received another email enquiring as to whether I were familiar with the Rainbox on Tape series. Not being, I googled it and discovered a CoCo Coding site, with scans of many early computer magazines. Added a link to the links page. I'm considering mirroring it.

2014 Apr 13

  • Added a mirror of Tesseract RCPM+. Alerted by the site's maintainer, Jon Saxton.

2013 Oct 30

  • Added a mirror of The Cereal Port BBS. Thanks to Fred Jan and Jon Guidry.

2013 Aug 15

  • Gave new pop-up treatment to TRS-80 mainpage, which sent me into a flurry of mirror updates and software searches.
  • Michael Dutra's site is back online! Fully redesigned. I've retained my mirror of the old site, and added a mirror of the new site. The new site provides links to downloads however, like the old site, the actual files aren't there. I've managed to find sources for some of them, or at least facsimiles of them, though I have no idea how close they are to the files Dutra has (/doesn't have) on his site. For example, he has LDOS, but no indication which version. I replaced that with LDOS from Tim Mann's site, but it may be an entirely different version.

2013 Aug 14

  • Completed modifications on homepage styling popups. Hover over a link to see my great new popups!

2013 Aug 10

  • In response to a very nice email from Herb Johnson, I have included links to his site on the mainpage, even though, at his request, I'm not actually maintaining a mirror.
  • Added a link to Tilmann Reh's mirror of Udo Munk's Unix4Fun. Tilmann's site was the source of my mirror, though I'd neglected to actually include a link back.
  • Added John Monahan's name to the description for S100 Computers. Herb supplied the name in his email, though the name doesn't seem to appear anywhere on the actual site.

2013 July 27

  • John Gruver has donated complete scans of The Eighty. Previously I only had complete scans of the first three issues; the rest, from the TOSEC Project, were of select pages only. For all of you The Eighty fans, you can now get complee issues here.

2013 May 4

  • Added some internal site redirects for improved site navigation. Now when "parenting up", say, from an FTP directory, you'll be redirected back to the main site page rather than dumped into the internal site directories you have no interest (or business) in.

2013 May 3

2013 Apr 28

  • Jim Harre emailed me letting me know the link from the main TRS-80 page to the rebuild of the Ira Goldklang collection was broken. Fixed the link, which then led to a day trying to chase down some of the files that are still missing. That netted a dozen or two now-formerly-missing files, bringing *HUMONGOUS* to slightly more than half the total files on the last-known version of Ira's website. Thanks, Jim.
  • Fixed some broken HTML on the LIVE!, Links and Whatsnew pages causing the eye-candy table ("CP/M Inside" graphic plus ticker display) to appear behind, rather than below the banner.

2012 Nov 25

  • Thanks to Tom Burnett, we now have the entire KJSL TRS-80 software archives available online. Though the website has been mirrored for some time by *HUMONGOUS* CP/M, the software side was not available. It is linked to from the KJSL TRS-80 homepage. See over there? In the left-side menu? The link called "Download"? Yeah, that's it. One tiny little link hiding a hundred meg of Tandy software for the Models 1, III and IV. Actually, a quick preliminary glance through what's there suggests a high correlation with the TOSEC collection already available at *HUMONGOUS* CP/M here. Someday I may -- just may -- go through it in detail. Nearly four thousand files. Umm, maybe not. Thanks, Tom!

2012 Sept 24

2012 Sept 4

2012 Sept 1

  • Since browsers were inconsistent in their display of the "CP/M Inside" and site banner text graphics, I've swapped them out for real ones.
  • Reorganized the Culver Collection and added, for all you ZCPR afficianados, a scanned copy of Rick Conn's ZCPR3: The Manual, as far as I know,the only copy available online. Enjoy.
  • Added source code to the Microcornucopia collection.

2012 May 7

  • From an email from Fred Jan Kraan (thanks, Fred Jan!) alerted me to the fact that I had no proper mirror of Udo Munk's Unix4Fun site, home of the Z80-Sim. I did have a collection of Z80SIM stuff buried in the Culver Collection, but that wasn't a full site mirror. *HUMONGOUS* CP/M now has a proper mirror.

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!