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by brain
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Crypt Paint II
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: Crypt Paint II

Pablos544 wrote:Sup Y'All

I just wanted to get this straight brain you did this because I had heard of it many a time :D
Yeah i spent about a year making this when i was 15... those were the days.

Im surprised anyone but me has even heard of it? Is it/was it used actively anywhere?
by brain
Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5703
Views: 490698

Re: Today I received.....

A complete and working Jupiter Ace with PSU, RAM pack and manual. All in pretty good condition. Paid £350 for it which I don't think is too bad considering the current prices these things go for. IMG_0378.JPG It looks a little more discoloured in the picture than it actually is because I took the p...
by brain
Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: the demise of the floppy disc
Replies: 21
Views: 2519

Re: the demise of the floppy disc

Ofcourse it is important to save the data, but working with floppies is part of the retro-fun. I couldn't agree more. I love the sound of a floppy drive in the morning. :wink: As the heads rip the magnetic surface from the base media and the drive grinds around looking for data that it just destroy...
by brain
Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: the demise of the floppy disc
Replies: 21
Views: 2519

Re: the demise of the floppy disc

I also use the datacentre, and an ethernet adaptor on my beeb quite religiously to get images and files in and out, i have a 5.25 inch floppy and 3.5 inch floppy unit that i use every now and again if i must. I wouldnt be able to keep using the beeb without the more modern storage options! I tend to...
by brain
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: the demise of the floppy disc
Replies: 21
Views: 2519

the demise of the floppy disc

Hi all, I am wondering how long we have left until for all practical reasons it will become near impossible to find a working floppy disc (i am referring to the media, not the hardware device used to read/write it). There are very few places left producing floppy discs and these places do so at grea...
by brain
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2963
Views: 293963

Re: LOLPRICE

by brain
Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5703
Views: 490698

Re: Today I received.....

Not strictly beeb related, but today I received a draytek vigor 2820n router, which means I won't have problems with Internet dropouts and performance issues any more \:D/ \:D/
by brain
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5703
Views: 490698

Re: Today I received.....

Today I finally received my gbs-8200 and fitted it inside a black box beside my beeb \:D/ \:D/
by brain
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: two questions about the gbs-8200
Replies: 27
Views: 5243

Re: two questions about the gbs-8200

=D> Good work! What version board have you got? Interesting to note you're not getting sparkles :) d. It's a version 4, possibly a knock-off. Working great though. When i first received it, the menus were in chinese and i had to blind navigate to the language option and set it to UK. On a related n...
by brain
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: two questions about the gbs-8200
Replies: 27
Views: 5243

Re: two questions about the gbs-8200

Well, my GBS-8200 has finally arrived from China. Marked up as "GIFT, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE" on the customs declaration and a big picture of a shopping cart and a smiley face above it in the company logo. How the Chinese get away with such blatant ripping off of the customs system i will never know, b...
by brain
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: anyone got any use for this? worth finishing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

Re: anyone got any use for this? worth finishing?

That was the bit I didn't get to :-) The idea is/was to mimic things like * commands, FX (osbyte) VDU commands etc. As for mimicking osbyte/osword at the machine level that wasn't the plan, more to get the os entirely written in and acting like BBC basic with the underlying behaviours. Modules would...
by brain
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: anyone got any use for this? worth finishing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

anyone got any use for this? worth finishing?

A few years ago I started work on this, a pc operating system which acts a little like BBC MOS 3.20 on steroids. It supports multitasking (of BBC BASIC programs) and accesses modern filing systems like fat32 and iso9660/Joliet. Screenshots below. Like I said it's unfinished. would anyone here use su...
by brain
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: E-Bay Password Reset
Replies: 15
Views: 2876

Re: E-Bay Password Reset

It seems that in this case i was very lucky - ebay still had my parents place registered from before i moved in with my now wife, some years ago now. Therefore a couple of days ago i just updated it to the correct address and telephone number, so the only thing someone might have is my name and date...
by brain
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: E-Bay Password Reset
Replies: 15
Views: 2876

Re: E-Bay Password Reset

When i changed mine, i had a choice; 1) Have them send a password reset link to my registered email address 2) have them send a text to my phone with a password reset PIN in it 3) Have them call my landline, and tell me a password reset PIN I chose the first, because for some reason they seemed to h...
by brain
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: E-Bay Password Reset
Replies: 15
Views: 2876

Re: E-Bay Password Reset

The whole eBay thing irks me as a professional developer. Someone cracked into ebay and took usernames, password hashes, names, addresses and dates of birth. sure, you can change your password. But how on earth would you change your name, address or date of birth which could now be traded on the bla...
by brain
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: build-your-own AMX compatible mouse
Replies: 10
Views: 2308

Re: build-your-own AMX compatible mouse

sure, i'm interested please. Even if its beyond my abilities i'd be curious as to how it works... Do you have some kind of microcontroller embedded in it?

EDIT: Just found this that looks like the sort of thing i was planning to do. Is this type of mouse completely AMX compatible though?
by brain
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: build-your-own AMX compatible mouse
Replies: 10
Views: 2308

Re: build-your-own AMX compatible mouse

thanks, looks a bit fiddly for my ham-fisted hands to make though :)

I will take a look and dig further. From further reading, i take it i could just buy an archimedes mouse (more common than AMX) and wire that directly to user-port if i know the pin out?
by brain
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: build-your-own AMX compatible mouse
Replies: 10
Views: 2308

build-your-own AMX compatible mouse

Is it possible to build your own AMX compatible mouse, e.g. from an old PC bus mouse, snip the end off and simply wire it into a user port connector? Or, is there more to it than that? It seems that AMX mice are rare as hens teeth and that seems to encourage people to ask for LOLPRICE for them on eB...
by brain
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: general
Topic: mdfs.net site issues
Replies: 16
Views: 2040

Re: mdfs.net site issues

flaxcottage wrote:Maybe Firefox does but it does not report the problems that Chrome is doing on my system. :D

And NetSurf appears to be totally immune!! :lol: :lol:

Isn't netsurf also immune to all modern Web standards? :mrgreen:
by brain
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5703
Views: 490698

Re: Today I received.....

Inter-word with broken pin, in original box with price on it :D

EDIT: Turns out it worked fine without needing to solder the pin - the thicker part at the top of the leg makes contact perfectly with the rom socket, so no need to solder, it works fine! =D>
by brain
Wed May 28, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5703
Views: 490698

Re: Today I received.....

Awwww ... is that Arthur or Phoebe or RISCy or ARM or ... :D Ah yes it's (slightly) off topic I must admit ... but I remember seeing a dog here not a long time ago... I hope people here find this kind of post relaxing and don't feel offended :wink: Phoebe would be a nice name, though =D> I've got a...
by brain
Wed May 28, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5703
Views: 490698

Re: Today I received.....

Zarchos wrote:Less than 2 hours ago I received ...
aww how cute.

How do you interface it with the user port??? :lol:
by brain
Tue May 27, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master Compact - how do you generate floppies?
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Re: BBC Master Compact - how do you generate floppies?

danielj wrote:Craig, just for the record, Colin's allergic to ADFS. The idea of a hierarchical filing system gives him the screaming heebie-jeebies. :D

d.
Not retro enough for ya eh? ;-) :mrgreen: :lol:
by brain
Tue May 27, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master Compact - how do you generate floppies?
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Re: BBC Master Compact - how do you generate floppies?

IIRC the compact is the same as the full size master in that file systems do not raise page beyond &E00. They use private file system workspace outside the normal memory map in shadow ram...
by brain
Mon May 26, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Binary
Replies: 14
Views: 1846

Re: Binary

I think my understanding as a small person back in the day was massively aided by designing user defined characters and then writing the VDU statements :) d. I remember having pages and pages of school maths books full of character designs with 128,64,32,16,8,4,2,1 written in columns across the top...
by brain
Mon May 26, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: general
Topic: mdfs.net site issues
Replies: 16
Views: 2040

Re: mdfs.net site issues

No worries it's just that you mentioned that your upload allowance was limited and that you'd used most of it? Are you referring to a limit set by your Internet provider or hosting provider? The idea was to remove that limitation if possible :D
by brain
Sun May 25, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: general
Topic: mdfs.net site issues
Replies: 16
Views: 2040

Re: mdfs.net site issues

That sucks, hope you get it all resolved! Out of curiosity how big is mdfs.net on disk? I might be able to help you out hosting wise as I have a dedicated server with tons of free space...
by brain
Sun May 25, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: what do you have connected to your beebs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1690

Re: what do you have connected to your beebs?

Now added datacentre board, was planning to put a gbs-8200 inside too but I'm out of space inside and will have to box it externally...
by brain
Sat May 24, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5703
Views: 490698

Re: Today I received.....

daveejhitchins wrote:Internal DataCentre for my Master . . . Thanks Mark.
InternalDataCentre.jpg
Dave H :D
I installed mine yesterday. I now have no more space left in my master for extra fandangles lol.

They're great bits of kit aren't they :mrgreen:
by brain
Sat May 24, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: retro parallel printer - worth buying?
Replies: 15
Views: 1967

Re: retro parallel printer - worth buying?

george.h wrote: I keep looking for an FX-80 (my fav), as I'm not a fan of the later Epsons (seem flimsy), but they never seem to appear....
Yeah, they sure don't make printers (or computers) like they used to...