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by woolly_axolotl
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Serial port modem?
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Serial port modem?

I have just seen this reviewed on the LGR YouTube channel , it sounds too cool to be true. Is it? Does someone more hardware aware than me think this might work with the Beeb?

http://biosrhythm.com/?page_id=1453

https://youtu.be/fsS0E4G310Y
by woolly_axolotl
Thu May 05, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Language learning/ flash card software
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Language learning/ flash card software

Interesting, thank you both!
by woolly_axolotl
Wed May 04, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Language learning/ flash card software
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Language learning/ flash card software

Hello, In an attempt to find everyday uses for my Beeb I was hoping to fit her in around my other hobbies. She would like to do more than just organise my address book. Does anyone know of a good vocabulary learning/ flash card type programme which would allow entry of a word onto a 'card', which co...
by woolly_axolotl
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi Play Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 12680

Re: Raspberry Pi Play Thread

I just got mine set up over Christmas and it displays pretty well on my monitor through the DVI via an hdmi to dvi adapter, I don't know if that helps.
by woolly_axolotl
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: xMas tunes from old 10" 78rpm vinyl!
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: xMas tunes from old 10" 78rpm vinyl!

How exciting! I have rather a lot of these 78s (the shellac variety) and an HMV 156 gramophone to play them on. It's a lot of fun and always amazes me how much sound you can get from a record using only the energy from a coiled spring. Not a very restful listening experience though, 3 minutes a side...
by woolly_axolotl
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: CRT convergence strips
Replies: 0
Views: 621

CRT convergence strips

I have a dozen of these which have not, alas, fixed my top right corner! May hold on to one or two in case I want to try fiddling again but the rest are free to a good home. Happy to split if someone only wanted a couple.
by woolly_axolotl
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Microvitec Cub vertical position
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: Microvitec Cub vertical position

I got an html version with diagrams from here:

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... ml#p109715
by woolly_axolotl
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: general
Topic: The story behind how the BBC Micro and I met
Replies: 34
Views: 3113

Re: The story behind how the BBC Micro and I met

Very nicely done indeed, good work. Obviously a labour of love and it has paid off =D>
by woolly_axolotl
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixing an AKF-17 Monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Fixing an AKF-17 Monitor

No problem at all. If you don't here back, just PM me and I will give you the details. Best of luck- hope it's something simple. Always a disappointment when something turns up broken.
by woolly_axolotl
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixing an AKF-17 Monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Fixing an AKF-17 Monitor

My guy is in east Cornwall, so probably not a great help. I could put you in touch with him if you like, he does accept work sent to him by courier or post. It might be worth seeing if anyone near you is available though. Firstly to save it another risky journey, secondly because he would need some ...
by woolly_axolotl
Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixing an AKF-17 Monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Fixing an AKF-17 Monitor

Have you powered it up yet to see what the display symptoms are? I have just revamped my cub with some help from the forum and a TV repair man, so it can be done! Pictures and descriptions are the thing though. Mine had funny rotation of the image after a long life and needed a yoke adjustment, appa...
by woolly_axolotl
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Microvitec Cub vertical position
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: Microvitec Cub vertical position

Oh the sweet sight of success. My curiosity won out and I went in there. It was worth it.

Thanks for your help!
by woolly_axolotl
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Microvitec Cub vertical position
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: Microvitec Cub vertical position

Of course. Pictures are no problem. 2 attached, one showing it's location by the tripler and lopt (!), and a close up. I did wonder if it might be twiddle protected. I am trying to avoid a catastrophe related to my perfectionism. Unless one of you good people is pretty certain that it is OK to adjus...
by woolly_axolotl
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Microvitec Cub vertical position
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Microvitec Cub vertical position

Hello all, I have just serviced my lovely cub 452 (yoke adjusted, purity, convergence etc.) with a little help from a kindly TV repair man. The only thing that was not adjusted is the field shift. Before I dip tentatively in with my insulated screwdriver and my pulse racing, does anyone know why VR3...
by woolly_axolotl
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: general
Topic: The Acorn Enthusiast's Toolkit
Replies: 17
Views: 1244

Re: The Acorn Enthusiast's Toolkit

My most recent acquisition is an IC extractor. A definite must-have for the clumsy. I can't remove roms without bending legs any other way!
by woolly_axolotl
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Cornwall
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: Hello from Cornwall

Welcome, Rob. Another member in the deep Westcountry! Pleased to see you here. I'll second John, nothing like sitting down in front of a real beeb to work on a project.
by woolly_axolotl
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10515

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

That has helped enormously, thank you. I have worked out how to change the permissions (thanks, Google) and am now into the folder. No idea why that became an issue all of a sudden but it is now resolved.
by woolly_axolotl
Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10515

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

Well, I am still having intermittent problems with the SD card corrupting, even now it is in a Beeb, so I have my suspicions about what the SD card reader on my mac is doing, but I am having another problem that I was wondering if someone might be able to help with. I can back up the SD card with: s...
by woolly_axolotl
Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Electron User Magazine Binders
Replies: 0
Views: 616

Electron User Magazine Binders

Needing to make some space and these guys take up a fair bit. I would prefer to sell all together if possible. The binders are a little curvy unfortunately, but the magazines are in good condition. They cover the period October '84 to March '87. The following are missing: May-Aug '85 May '86 Feb '87...
by woolly_axolotl
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2816
Views: 225002

Re: LOLPRICE

The listing has been taken down altogether now, wholesale, emu and all :shock:
by woolly_axolotl
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC and extras for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: BBC and extras for sale

That having been said, I don't know if you are anywhere in the vicinity of Devon..? I would of course love to collect for the sake of the monitor.
by woolly_axolotl
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC and extras for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: BBC and extras for sale

I would be interested in your monitor if you were able to ship it for me (all costs covered, naturally)
by woolly_axolotl
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2816
Views: 225002

Re: LOLPRICE

by woolly_axolotl
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Sony Trinitron Vertical Adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 1373

Re: Sony Trinitron Vertical Adjustment

Aah. There are some options on there that I didn't find on any of my searches. Thanks a lot. I shall give that a whirl when I get in tonight.
This forum is really something. I look forward to a day when I know enough to start giving back a little :D
by woolly_axolotl
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Sony Trinitron Vertical Adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 1373

Sony Trinitron Vertical Adjustment

I was just wondering if anyone knew how to get to the service menu on a Sony KV-M1400U portable? It is currently my 'monitor' for the Beeb, but the picture being an inch too high with the top line missing has finally got to me! Does anyone know how to call up the service menu on this model so I can ...
by woolly_axolotl
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: STH SSD images and progress saving
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: STH SSD images and progress saving

It works! Thanks for that. I think as my vocabulary and knowledge builds this will become less of an issue. For now though, down the rusty ladder with the lamp I go.
by woolly_axolotl
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: STH SSD images and progress saving
Replies: 2
Views: 811

STH SSD images and progress saving

I have copied Colossal Adventure to my GoSDC and begun to play. I have noticed that typing 'SAVE' will create a new file on the disc called 'COLDAT", so it seems that my state may be being saved, but I am at a loss to know how to then reload. I have tried 'LOAD' to no avail and don't know what to tr...
by woolly_axolotl
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: community projects
Topic: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd
Replies: 290
Views: 47065

Re: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd

BBC B Issue 7

03 ANB01 3003218

Gorgeous. But then we all think that about our babies :D
by woolly_axolotl
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4743
Views: 321245

Re: Today I received.....

My first model B. I must say, it's pretty immaculate as well. No yellowing and not a scratch on it. A new toy!
Now I need to decide what to do with the Elk...
by woolly_axolotl
Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10515

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

Alas that did not work. In the end I formatted and started again which has worked. Now running as smoothly as you could want. Must have got corrupted somehow. I wonder if you don't have to be much more careful taking the card in and out of the machine than I would have thought. I can't think how els...