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by paulv
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 100
Views: 2987

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

lazarusr wrote:I’ve been here for hours now. Where is everyone?


Um, I'm tucked up in bed with my tablet, surfing the web, resting and planning what I'm bringing with me on Saturday....

Paul
by paulv
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 100
Views: 2987

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

IanS wrote:Anyone going at the weekend got a spare dram chip KM41C1000P-12 (1Mx1bit), or equivalent they can bring along for my A440/R140?

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14064


I may have some. I'll bring what I have.

Paul
by paulv
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 67
Views: 4170

Re: BeebSCSI mini

danielj wrote:Excellent news - if you do get any made pre-abug I'll be there so if you want to save on shipping I'm happy to have it placed directly into my grubby little paws :D

d.


That goes for me too if they're available by then. If not, no worries :D

Paul
by paulv
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2661
Views: 177478

Re: LOLPRICE

I know it's not a bad looking A300 series keyboard that probably just needs a good clean but....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archimedes-keyboard-/172971638895

I'm pretty sure I've seen entire systems sell for less than this keyboard alone :-o

Paul
by paulv
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For free: two boxes of Acorn mags
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: For free: two boxes of Acorn mags

daveejhitchins wrote:If there's any left after Paul's had a rummage . . . I'd like a few, please

Dave H :D


More than happy to share the loot! ;)

Paul
by paulv
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Trojan Room Coffee Pot
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Trojan Room Coffee Pot

Paul - are you looking at the scanner/digitiser or "video digitiser colour adapter"? Former = Scanlight Video256, latter might run with Hawk software from http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/32bit_UpgradesH2Z/WildVision_HawkV9MkII.html I was looking at the video digitiser colour ad...
by paulv
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For free: two boxes of Acorn mags
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: For free: two boxes of Acorn mags

Hmmm that's tempting... I was too young to be bothered with buying magazines when the Beeb was around and by the time I was interested in buying mags, I'd moved over to the Amiga so getting these would be like discovering them for the first time... Now, do I have the space to take them??? I'm sure I...
by paulv
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Trojan Room Coffee Pot
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Trojan Room Coffee Pot

Has anyone ever had a go at recreating the Trojan Room Coffee Pot using original Arc hardware since the original was taken offline in 2001? I fancy having a crack at doing it after watching the Computerphile video about it earlier today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4PX8vksBFU We all know that u...
by paulv
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, I am a keen acorn owner and hope to take part in the forum.
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: Hello, I am a keen acorn owner and hope to take part in the forum.

Hi Derek, I was diagnosed with Cancer in April 2015 and ended up having 6 cycles of chemo followed by a resection of my left pelvis leaving me officially disabled, having to use crutches to get around. One of the things that kept me sane throughout it all was to be able to get away from everything, ...
by paulv
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: retro-kit.co.uk has gone SSL
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: retro-kit.co.uk has gone SSL

sweh wrote:unfortunately none of them are set for retro-kit.co.uk


Should be an A now... I need to go through an make sure I've not broken anything now :shock: :lol:

Paul
by paulv
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: retro-kit.co.uk has gone SSL
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: retro-kit.co.uk has gone SSL

For people going down the TLS path, there's a good test site at https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest which can validate your config is strong, and you're not running broken TLS setups. retro-kit.co.uk scores an A grade; not quite an A+ but still very good! Yes, it's not too shabby for a $15 SSL cert and...
by paulv
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Windy Island by Michael Harbour
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Windy Island by Michael Harbour

It's a Hybrid Music System disc which contains tracks specifically for the Music 3000 Expander. It was reviewed in Amplinex 18 and is referenced for sale on the Hybrid Pricelists but I've not seen any mention of it in any disc collections. Has anyone seen this in the wild or even better owns a worki...
by paulv
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Setting up PANOS!
Replies: 47
Views: 2340

Re: Setting up PANOS!

stevei2791 wrote:Hi Rob,

I would love an image but can't PM yet. If you PM me your email address I can contact you off the board.

thanks


4 more posts to the board or a friendly admin enabling the feature will do it... whichever comes first ;)

Paul
by paulv
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: retro-kit.co.uk has gone SSL
Replies: 8
Views: 252

retro-kit.co.uk has gone SSL

With Google Chrome and all the other browsers moving towards the target of forcing all sites to have some form of SSL on them even if it's just got a simple contact form on it, I've upgraded my site to SSL. I've put a couple of URL re-write rules into place so all non-SSL links should still work but...
by paulv
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: tape-deaf Acorn Electron
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: tape-deaf Acorn Electron

crj wrote:Then hope the two halves of the metal shell haven't been soldered together.


I've never come across this and it's never occurred to me to do it (although I can understand why someone might do it.... but.... doing that is a special kind of evil :twisted: :twisted:

Paul
by paulv
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Issue 1 BBC, how to tell ?
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Issue 1 BBC, how to tell ?

I only know of two issue 2 Beebs in the wild and no issue 1s. The first widely available beeb was issue 3. The "linear" PSU is usually black with a circle in the middle. http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=10849&p=134414&hilit=linear#p134558 I have an Issue 2 Bee...
by paulv
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Issue 1 BBC, how to tell ?
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Issue 1 BBC, how to tell ?

Issue 1 usually refers to the BBC B+ Issue 1 motherboard.

I believe the first production release of the BBC B was the Issue 2 board....

Paul
by paulv
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Test ROM
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Test ROM

Just a feeling based on the symptoms but I'd swap the two 6522's over to see what happens.

Paul
by paulv
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Arduino Filestore
Replies: 36
Views: 1152

Re: Arduino Filestore

This looks very neat :D =D>

Paul
by paulv
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 92
Views: 2074

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

It's very relevant. Putting a black sheet between the page you're scanning and the next page stops the light passing through which when it does you end up with the text on the back of the page or the subsequent page showing through on the scan... The background colour on the back of the lid is only ...
by paulv
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 92
Views: 2074

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

To improve scanning I always find that having a thick black sheet of paper behind the page to be scanned improves the quality of the scan. It seems to improve the contrast of the page greatly. Some scanners these days ship with black background on the inside of the lid rather than the shiny white ba...
by paulv
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 37
Views: 1348

Re: M3000 vs M5000

Well, that pretty much solves it then. The traces buzz out as predicted and I found the track cuts... M3000-Track-Cuts.jpg You can actually see the track cuts on one of the previous photo's I posted but you could miss them if you're not looking for them specifically http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/...
by paulv
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 37
Views: 1348

Re: M3000 vs M5000

Looking carefully at the two extra wires on Paul's photos, they appear to connect: - IC32 pin 14 (1MHz Bus D4) -> IC35 pin 10 - IC32 pin 8 (1MHz Bus D7) -> IC14 pin 1 Are you sure about this? My pin counting says: - IC32 pin 7 (1MHz Bus D4) -> IC35 pin 10 - IC32 pin 13 (1MHz Bus D7) -> IC14 pin 1 P...
by paulv
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 37
Views: 1348

Re: M3000 vs M5000

I can buzz out the lines tomorrow evening. For now, the discs (some originals, some "backups" marked with *) I have are labelled as follows: Studio 5000 System Disc * Studio 5000 Issue Disc Studio 2 Issue Disc Studio 3 Issue Disc Studio 5000-4B Issue Disc AMPLE Toolbox Music 87 * Jukebox 5...
by paulv
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 37
Views: 1348

Re: M3000 vs M5000

The caps in the photo's are ceramic, marked as N22 which makes then 220nF I believe. Yes, the extra wires are connected to the address decoder circuitry so yes, it would seem that they're used to alter the address that the M3000 will respond to. Regarding the recovery, it's by no means complete, I n...
by paulv
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 37
Views: 1348

Re: M3000 vs M5000

I just found the photo's of the timing mod for the Music 5000 on the thread here http://stardot.org.uk/forums/download/file.php?id=209 . Comparing that with my Music 3000 clearly shows that the 3000 has two extra wires compared to the 5000 plus a couple of extra caps too.. I just took apart my Music...
by paulv
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Reorganising the Attic a bit...
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Reorganising the Attic a bit...

That looks awesome :D =D>

The next question has been asked of me before when I've posted pics in the past...

Where do you put your legs? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Paul
by paulv
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1203
Views: 82062

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

That looks reminiscent of my Beeb with Elite on a ReCo 6502 2nd processor http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3901&start=30#p33921 which is also talked about in this thread... http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4784 At the time, the ReCo performed flawlessl...
by paulv
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 37
Views: 1348

Re: M3000 vs M5000

The original hi-res photo's are in a zip file on my site... http://www.retro-kit.co.uk/user/custom/Acorn/3rdParty/Hybrid/Originals.zip They were all taken on my mobile so not brilliant but not bad either.... I also manage to find all my original discs. There is no specific M3000 labelled disc so I'l...

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