Hello! My name is Ashley and I programmed the 83+ throughout highschool. I was the one of the first 300 people on UnitedTI back in 2003! I recently found my black serial link cable and my silver USB link cable.
I'm not sure what people play with these days, but the Black serial cable was the only one you could program basic directly from the computer in a TI environment. It really helped me alot, but wasn't compatible with silver USB cable.
I found both cables today and would like to move them along to some young aspiring programmer along with my decade wide portfolio of programs and notes. Give me an Email if you are interested. I haven't touched a calc in years and feel bad hoarding this stuff. Pay for shipping and it's all yours.