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by sweh
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: What version of Windows is best for running emulators, assemblers etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: What version of Windows is best for running emulators, assemblers etc?

Thanks for that, tricky. I'm actually a Mac user, so "kind of" Linux. I'll have a look and see what state beebasm is in currently for Mac. I don't know if it's still needed, but a couple of years ago you needed to clear CXXFLAGS and LDFLAGS to compile it. See http://www.stardot.org.uk/for...
by sweh
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B Running slow
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: BBC B Running slow

I see you disconnected the MMC board and it didn't make any difference. If you take out the MMC ROM does it still run slow?
by sweh
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: BCPL System Disc
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: BCPL System Disc

There's some disks at https://acorn.huininga.nl/pub/disks/originals/Acornsoft/BCPL/ % beeb info BCPL\ Utilities.ssd Disk title: BCPL (12) Disk size: &190 - 100K Boot Option: 3 (EXEC) File count: 31 Filename: Lck Lo.add Ex.add Length Sct $.TRACE 000000 000000 000384 138 $.TESTPRO 000000 000000 00...
by sweh
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BeebAsm's Hello World - printing part of file name, not "Hello World"
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: BeebAsm's Hello World - printing part of file name, not "Hello World"

This is probably something painfully simple, but I just can't see it! Indeed! This bit doesn't look right: LDX #mytext MOD 256:STA addr LDY #mytext DIV 256:STA addr+1 should be: LDA #mytext MOD 256:STA addr LDA #mytext DIV 256:STA addr+1 Dave Yeah, that bug would mean that (addr) would point to &am...
by sweh
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Filing system testing, BASIC, line numbers and version control
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Filing system testing, BASIC, line numbers and version control

You could try something like

Code: Select all

E%=0
ON ERROR E%=1
IF E%=0 THEN _command_you_want_to_test
ON ERROR OFF
IF E%=1 THEN PRINT "Error happened"
IF E%=0 THEN PRINT "Command was successful"
by sweh
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 582
Views: 52780

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

steve3000 wrote:Love what he's done there! Definitely a rare combination :lol:

That is... impressive!
by sweh
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 630

Re: Image rotation

How does phpBB process images? If it's feeding them to something like ImageMagick it ought to be an easy fix to just pass it the appropriate argument to tell it to auto orient the image when producing the thumnail. It can use a variety of options; most common are ImageMagick or the PHP GD libraries...
by sweh
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: general
Topic: QIC tape and drive (from ABUG North booking info topic)
Replies: 17
Views: 187

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

QIC-150 drives should be able to _read_ DC600A tapes; I'm pretty sure I did that in the early 90s.
by sweh
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What is the average age on here??
Replies: 219
Views: 16681

Re: What is the average age on here??

Strings in C are just a pointer to characters ("char *") terminated by NUL; they're not counted. So a string "hello\0there\0everyone" will be stored as "hello\0there\everyone\0" but when you try to read it then you'll just get back "hello". From my old SunOS4 ...
by sweh
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: CPU International Crisis - Are We All Doomed?
Replies: 16
Views: 428

Re: CPU International Crisis - Are We All Doomed?

I have just been reading the paper on the Meltdown attack and it seems these latest attacks are only the latest is a series of attacks that make use of the fact that the state of the cache can be measured by a process running on the CPU. It seems to me, therefore, that it would be much better to se...
by sweh
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: QIC tape and drive (from ABUG North booking info topic)
Replies: 17
Views: 187

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

But the good news is that there will be nothing at all Acorn-specific about that cartridge. Just stick it in any drive on any Unix box that understands QIC-150 then untar the contents (or dd, if you want to preserve the archival structure). What kind of drive are we talking about? QIC-150 is the dr...
by sweh
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: CPU International Crisis - Are We All Doomed?
Replies: 16
Views: 428

Re: CPU International Crisis - Are We All Doomed?

FWIW, it seems the cores used in the Pi aren't vulnerable

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/why-ra ... -meltdown/

"The lack of speculation in the ARM1176, Cortex-A7, and Cortex-A53 cores used in Raspberry Pi render us immune to attacks of the sort."
by sweh
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Tubelink EXROM and UTILRAM
Replies: 20
Views: 350

Re: Tubelink EXROM and UTILRAM

Is this ROM one that you're looking for (from http://acorn.huininga.nl/pub/unsorted/roms/Tubelink__Advanced_Ram_Utils__1.6 ) tubelink_ram_util.zip FWIW, that site also has "Advanced BASIC" in these directories: http://acorn.huininga.nl/pub/disks/originals/Tubelink http://acorn.huininga.nl/...
by sweh
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Easy way to get a BASIC program from a text file into an emulator
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: Easy way to get a BASIC program from a text file into an emulator

find any Linux utilities that will let me do something nice like drop the file into a disc or tape image, load the image in the emulator and *EXEC it Maybe not "easy", but you can use Stephen's MMB Utils to do the copy-file-to-SSD part: https://sweh.spuddy.org/Beeb/mmb_utils.html Indeed, ...
by sweh
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What is the average age on here??
Replies: 219
Views: 16681

Re: What is the average age on here??

Unix had a system to adapt to the control codes for different terminals. IIRC the database of control codes was termio on SYSV and termcap on BSD. "terminfo", and it's still around...eg on Linux: % infocmp | head # Reconstructed via infocmp from file: /usr/share/terminfo/s/screen screen|V...
by sweh
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: An odd collection
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: An odd collection

That's a full date set of florins still in circulation at the time they were demonetised in 1992. Not surprised. When I was a wee kid, every Saturday we'd go see the grandparents (Dad's mum, and Mum's parents). They'd each give me and my brother 10pence, which we'd put in a wooden box Dad had built...
by sweh
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Hello!

brooksoid wrote:The SWRAM It's been working on and off but my soldering, equipment and skills simply aren't up to it.
Resoldering one of the wires for the connected switch knocked another wire out, and it just got worse.

Ah! Someone with my level of soldering skills :-) Welcome!
by sweh
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: An odd collection
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: An odd collection

I actually made piles on the floor in a grid layout (very similar to the text output above) and then counted each pile and entered them into a text file (using vi) and then reformatted.

Old school ;-)
by sweh
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: An odd collection
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: An odd collection

Oh, Dad had also kept a bunch of old pre-decimal coins... 2 shilling coins 1947*10 1948*29 1949*9 1950*10 1951*16 1953*3 1954*6 1955*6 1956*14 1957*7 1958*2 1959*3 1960*5 1961*6 1962*14 1963*1 1964*5 1965*6 1966*25 1967*14 One Shilling: 1947 1948*4 1951 1956 1960 1963 Sixpence: 1943 1954 1967 3pence...
by sweh
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 630

Re: Image rotation

The forum creates a new 'small' version of the file to create a "thumbnail". This is a _lot_ smaller than the original file and makes downloads quicker, reduces network bandwidth, etc. % ls -l small.jpg large.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 sweh sweh 3729677 Dec 31 20:14 large.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 sweh sweh ...
by sweh
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Easiest hackable Menu
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Easiest hackable Menu

I put together a very very simple Menu program to work with MB's disks; the "build SSD" routines parsed his disks and generated the data file ("DSKDATA" and "GAMDATA") that the main MENU program used. The code is at https://github.com/sweharris/split_md_dsd It's not pre...
by sweh
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Flip! - Icon
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Flip! - Icon

My copy from BITD is here: http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5011&p=46104&hilit=Flip#p46104 (IIRC, this is one I converted from tape to disc myself, but I could easily be misremembering). It _seems_ to run in BeebEm, and in my real Beeb. I remember, even back then, th...
by sweh
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: An odd collection
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: An odd collection

Nah, don't worry. I've brought them back to America with me. Not sure what I'm gonna do with them...
by sweh
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: An odd collection
Replies: 12
Views: 493

An odd collection

Going through Dad's stuff and I find a bunch of commemorative Crown coins: 2017-12-31 14.39.58.jpg 4 * 1977 Silver Jubilee (the ones in the boxes were given to me and my brother at a community party; I think they may have been given to lots of kids) 2 * Diana 1961-1997 (for her death) 3 * Churchill ...
by sweh
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Sophie Wilson on TV
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Sophie Wilson on TV

Didn't spot this elsewhere on the forum, but Sophie Wilson was on the Boxing Day edition of Christmas University Challenge, representing Selwyn College, Cambs.
by sweh
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: network guru and electrician wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: network guru and electrician wanted

the light switches need to be directly connected as I would like to switch them on/off via my phone while I am work on nights or during the autumn/winter so that a) any would be burglar will think someone is about and b) when I leave work at either 7am or 7pm I can switch them on as I leave. No, th...
by sweh
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Like to buy something on Ebay from the US...
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Like to buy something on Ebay from the US...

Multiwizard wrote:If he is relisting this Item I hope to contact you again if I may... [-o<

OK, not a problem.

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