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by lazarusr
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Maker Faire UK, Newcastle, 28 and 29 April 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: Maker Faire UK, Newcastle, 28 and 29 April 2018

Sorry. I mentioned this at the last ABUG, but didn't post on the forum If we had wanted to exhibit at this, we needed to have put in an application by January. I didn't feel I could move forward with it this year. I had a lot on my plate with my new appointment and I wonted to put what little time I...
by lazarusr
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 292991

Re: Today I received.....

...For my birthday from Mrs lazarusr

Not 8-bit (indeed, technically, no bits all). But I suspect likely to be appreciated by one or two folk on the forum.

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by lazarusr
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2751
Views: 211844

Re: LOLPRICE

Multiwizard wrote:
lazarusr wrote:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232711654767

Seller: macman4623

Shouldn't it be: madman4623? :lol:


Greetings, Wim... :-)

Genuine AdLib cards are now routinely into LOLPRICE territory.

I saw one sell very recently for over £500.
by lazarusr
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2751
Views: 211844

Re: LOLPRICE

by lazarusr
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 292991

Re: Today I received.....

It's a part-time Crown Court judge. The key points to understand is that everyone now needs to refer to my as 'Your Honour' and I have the power to sentence people to very long prison terms.

Anyone coming to ABUG South; you have been warned. :twisted:
by lazarusr
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 292991

Re: Today I received.....

by lazarusr
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 143
Views: 8395

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Thanks Dave for organising this. Another great event. Nice to see everyone again and plenty of new faces. Good to see Roland and Kees from the Netherlands. Great to have a visit from the Prof. :D In terms of the two rooms, it was a great venue for the numbers that attended. Didn't feel cramped at al...
by lazarusr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 143
Views: 8395

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

I am in the centre of Manchester right now and it is neither raining nor snowing. It did rain yesterday and there was a brief hailstorm this morning. But all good right now.
by lazarusr
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Apple II Europlus
Replies: 52
Views: 1900

Re: Apple II Europlus

zeem wrote:The smoking capacitors issue is exactly the same as that for the Beeb and many other devices - they're the class X2 filter capacitors made by RIFA.

Except that in most Apple II computers the PSU is sealed with rivets that have to be drilled out :(
by lazarusr
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: 8 Bit Annual 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 360

8 Bit Annual 2018

This Kickstarter (nothing to do with me other than I have backed it) may be of interest. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8bitmagazine/8-bit-annual-2018-for-8-bit-computers-and-consoles?ref=user_menu It's by the same guy as Eight Bit Magazine. He's very good at these publications; but apparently...
by lazarusr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC micro style keycaps for modern keyboard
Replies: 26
Views: 1188

Re: BBC micro style keycaps for modern keyboard

A few points: ⋅ If we are going to have them made to fit Cherry MX key-switches then part of the tooling will have to be changed to deal with that. If they just remake the old Beeb keycaps then that is going to have very limited appeal. Indeed, there were a number of different key-switches...
by lazarusr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 143
Views: 8395

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

BTW, there was a chap called Kristjan Ford on Facebook who was looking to book a place but was having difficulty getting onto the forum. I think danielj has his details.
by lazarusr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 143
Views: 8395

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Really sorry you can’t come Alex. Won’t be the same without you.
by lazarusr
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: mdfs.net offline
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: mdfs.net offline

I am always truly baffled by the number of businesses who make it extra difficult for you to give them your money.
by lazarusr
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: mdfs.net offline
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: mdfs.net offline

You may want to consider getting a secondary genuinely UK based (i.e. registered with Nominet) domain name. It's much easier to sort out stuff like this as in addition to having an account with your chosen provider, you can create an account directly with Nominet and deal with them direct for certai...
by lazarusr
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC micro style keycaps for modern keyboard
Replies: 26
Views: 1188

Re: BBC micro style keycaps for modern keyboard

8bitkick wrote:Excellent thanks Lazrus! Would you object to us sticking the SVG on GitHub (or similar) and working on smoothing out the wrinkles, creating a community keyset?

Absolutely no objection. But as I said, probably quicker and easier to start afresh with a blank template.
by lazarusr
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC micro style keycaps for modern keyboard
Replies: 26
Views: 1188

Re: BBC micro style keycaps for modern keyboard

Happy to share. However, there are problems with the SVG some of which are more obvious than others (and it is the less obvious ones that cause the biggest headache). The supplier also required the SVG filed to be flattened before submitting it such that I can't edit it to correct the problems. Fran...
by lazarusr
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC micro style keycaps for modern keyboard
Replies: 26
Views: 1188

Re: BBC micro style keycaps for modern keyboard

I got them from here: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com. They were ****** expensive and they don't appear to do a discount for quantity. I am sure that it would be possible with enough time and effort to generate an SVG that properly matches the font. However, they don't offer custom colours - only the l...
by lazarusr
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Playing with the SAA5050
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: Playing with the SAA5050

hoglet had the solution. All working now.

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by lazarusr
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Playing with the SAA5050
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: Playing with the SAA5050

i can not find the book yet ( online) but i think you need to find: philips data handbook electronic components and materials "integrated circuits" part3 Kindly provided by John Gilbert on Facebook. Unfortunately, too big a file to attach to this post, but I have pulled out the bit dealin...
by lazarusr
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Playing with the SAA5050
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Playing with the SAA5050

Got bored yesterday waiting for Doctor Who, so decided to play around with the SAA5050 teletext IC. As you can see it sort of works ish. It seems to have some sort of timing issue. My suspicion is that it is generating more than 40 characters before going to the next line. IMG_0273.jpg IMG_0274.jpg ...
by lazarusr
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 292991

Re: Today I received.....

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by lazarusr
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Cars and Organs
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Cars and Organs

Based on your location, are you a Manchester graduate? I graduated from there in 1989. Are you planning to come to ABUG North?
by lazarusr
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Cars and Organs
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Cars and Organs

Must be the angle of the slice. You’ve had 4 ICU consultants all spot it immediately but not have a clue what it is! Only conclusion we came to was it was 8 years ago and you’re still able to post, so it’s either benign or successfully treated. Seriously doubt that two doses of Sumatriptan could tr...
by lazarusr
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Cars and Organs
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Today I received.....

Boydie wrote:
lazarusr wrote:Here's a picture of one of my organs.

What the heck was that at C1/2 level??? (I note the scan was 2009)

I have often wondered about that. It was reported as normal. I suspect that it was taken at a funny angle. I can confirm that I remain both alive and non-paraplegic.
by lazarusr
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 143
Views: 8395

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

£15 paid. Please put me down as a full kitter for all three days.

Thanks.
by lazarusr
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Cars and Organs
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: Today I received.....

Here's a picture of one of my organs.

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by lazarusr
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 24
Views: 2221

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

I won't attend but maybe we can arrange our TechSat on the 2nd of June and set up a large video conference for an hour or two. I can bring a laptop and beamer and if you have such a set-up at your site we can expand our meetings across the North Sea 8) That would be really cool. Hopefully someone w...
by lazarusr
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 24
Views: 2221

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

I forgot to mention. The room also contains a large projector screen. So, if anyone has a Beeb compatible projector and cable they can bring along, I am sure there will be much fun to have with that.
by lazarusr
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Proposal: ABUG London and International
Replies: 47
Views: 4015

Re: Proposal: ABUG London and International

Official thread is now here: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=14128