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by z0m8ied0g
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 84
Views: 3036

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

Will there be facilities for archiving floppies? I’ve got Taos on 3.5” for the RiscPC and Dos+ with Econet on 5.25” for the Master 512 that I’ve not got round to archiving yet... I can do the Achimedes discs (provided they're not copy protected), I'm sure someone else will have a 5.25 drive for the...
by z0m8ied0g
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Midlands ABUG November 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1625

Re: Midlands ABUG November 2018

What's happening with this is it going ahead?
by z0m8ied0g
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4742
Views: 320767

Re: Today I received.....

A brand new still sealed in box typewriter 'thing' had a search on Google, & the manual has never been seen before, dated 15Nov1983. & it all works with thermal paper, that was also still in a black bag too! Really should stop saving things destin for skip... The PSU is 20v AC (actually 18.6), so g...
by z0m8ied0g
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Downloading video from BBC website?
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Downloading video from BBC website?

You can do it with VLC. I managed to get the URL for the video from the website by playing the one I wanted pressing F12 and looking for the Video tag. <video tabindex="-1" class="vjs-tech" id="vjs_video_3_html5_api" src="https://computer-literacy-project.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/asset/video/...
by z0m8ied0g
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: CommuniTEL Modem
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: CommuniTEL Modem

I may have a Tandata modem somewhere, i'll have a look.
The computer museum has both of those on its list of items so if not maybe its something to look at at ABUG in september.
by z0m8ied0g
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I built ...
Replies: 29
Views: 2398

Re: Today I built ...

cmorley wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:54 pm
Retro hardware is supposed to be fun!

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That was hard work.

Thats what you get for making stuff for the Amiga :)
by z0m8ied0g
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Earliest examples of each machine?
Replies: 32
Views: 4470

Re: Earliest examples of each machine?

Got this machine this week...

Issue 2
Serial: 000338

I have another 3 very similar but they missing serials on the outside. Will open them up and have a look to see if they have internal numbers.
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by z0m8ied0g
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2669
Views: 220626

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Export Beeb UNB09 Unmade kit https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VERY-RARE-MODEL-UNB09-FOR-US-EXPORT-BBC-ACORN-COMPUTER-IN-KIT-FORM-UNUSED-PARTS/202367217557 Bit rich for me, but interesting and just superb condition. Edit, just looked it up on CCH In late 1984 Acorn moved into the US computer market releas...
by z0m8ied0g
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Are kids still as excited by school computers as we once were?
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Are kids still as excited by school computers as we once were?

Elminster wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:50 am
z0m8ied0g wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:45 am
Plus nobody is pro-active, they just wait for stuff to break,
I think people start pro-active but they get beaten down by the system.
Yep I know a few good people who try to sort out issues then their management make them jump through hoops till they no longer want to help.
by z0m8ied0g
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Are kids still as excited by school computers as we once were?
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Are kids still as excited by school computers as we once were?

But I remember working for a large well known university where I the Unix admin, VMS admin, Windows Admin, Oracle DBA, built the PCs, plumbed in the network, changes the tapes, changed the printer toner, keyholder for building, and if I still had the time, change the bottle on the water cooler. Was...
by z0m8ied0g
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC PC Card
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: RiscPC PC Card

Looks like the soundcard emulation software is included in the one you are linking to.
You have to install the driver on both the Risc PC and DOS sides.

It seems to the in the "Sources for various PC card drivers", not sure if its been compiled as part of the community downloadable version.
by z0m8ied0g
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC PC Card
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: RiscPC PC Card

I think the original PC card software only did the internal PC (buzzer) sound output.
I have the extra aleph 1 sound stuff somewhere that allowed it to pretend it had a soundcard on the PC side.
I'll try to dig it out. What version of the PC card software are you using.
by z0m8ied0g
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Canada West - July 5th 2018 Meetup
Replies: 16
Views: 352

Re: ABUG Canada West - July 5th 2018 Meetup

To be honest its probably quicker to fly to you than drive to Cambridge.
by z0m8ied0g
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Canada West - July 5th 2018 Meetup
Replies: 16
Views: 352

Re: ABUG Canada West - July 5th 2018 Meetup

Bloody hell, ABUG meetings are getting much harder to drive to, I thought the Cambridge one was miles away :)
by z0m8ied0g
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2669
Views: 220626

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

What the hell, I was the high bidder with 4 minutes to go then its just dissapeared without trace. 'They' blame rogue ebay users.... But sometimes I get the feeling the seller pulls the auction at the last minute if the price is too low... Its totally disappeared from any history, normally it tells...
by z0m8ied0g
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2669
Views: 220626

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

marcusjambler wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:22 pm
Re-listed
What are the cards in the box?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-MICRO-JO ... 1438.l2649

One says "Acorn 80x25vdu" on the silkscreen.

What the hell, I was the high bidder with 4 minutes to go then its just dissapeared without trace.
by z0m8ied0g
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: BeebSCUMM
Replies: 23
Views: 980

Re: BeebSCUMM

Of what I saw at ABUG it looks great already. Keep up the good work.
by z0m8ied0g
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Domesday Duplicator On Hackaday
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Domesday Duplicator On Hackaday

Simon's Domesday project is on the blog over at hackaday.com
by z0m8ied0g
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 65
Views: 2607

Re: Having a clear out

hi,

Can I have the Forth as well.

Cheers

Stephen
by z0m8ied0g
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 8288

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

tricky wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:25 am
I also enjoyed the uninvited visitors who were in the beer garden when the father exclaimed "beebs" and came in for a chat
These are always the best, its amazing how even the most unexpected people remember games from their childhood.
by z0m8ied0g
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 8288

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

Thanks for a great meetup. Nice to see so many cool projects and stuff way above my comprehension level :)
The venue was great, thank Robert for setting this up.

Cheers

Stephen
by z0m8ied0g
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 84
Views: 3036

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

Put me down down for the entire weekend please.
by z0m8ied0g
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 65
Views: 2607

Re: Having a clear out

I'd like the z80 disks if they are available.
by z0m8ied0g
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 8288

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

I have the mac thunder & ligntning port to VGA dongle thingy for a mac book if that is any help. I don’t think so. Although USB C and Thunderbolt are virtually identical electronically, the ports are physically different shapes. Being an imac user I lost the plot over what Apple are doing on the ma...
by z0m8ied0g
Thu May 31, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Computer Shops From Back In The Day
Replies: 92
Views: 8854

Re: Computer Shops From Back In The Day

Anyone know of any others that are still trading in any form? Watford when bust but were taken over and continued as Savastore.com until recently where they seem to have died and disappeared without trace. In the south west there was MicroTest who still exist. They have moved into business services...
by z0m8ied0g
Thu May 31, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Prestel
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Prestel

Hi,

Rob has a few sets of frames over at https://www.viewdata.org.uk which you should be able to recover files from.

Cheers

Stephen
by z0m8ied0g
Thu May 31, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Computer Shops From Back In The Day
Replies: 92
Views: 8854

Re: Computer Shops From Back In The Day

Ah, back in the day in Sheffield (UK) there one place to go.... city centre Just Micro Thats looks just like the place I bought my A3000. A place called Wants in Plymouth. I remember wanting a radio controlled car (the kit type) and looking at having it for Xmas and my birthday with me buying the c...
by z0m8ied0g
Thu May 31, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Master spray job
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: Master spray job

sirmorris wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 9:42 am
I use vinyl dye to colour plastics.
I've got a set of these that i'm intending to use on my BBC master, its going to be black with a white owl logo across the top.
I'll let everyone know how it turns out.
by z0m8ied0g
Wed May 23, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted Prestel Adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Wanted Prestel Adapter

I would be very interested to hear more about your dial in system, I have a few V23bis modems here so I could give it a go once its up and running. In terms of connecting to TELSTAR, I would be honoured to have you 'Gateway' to me. I'll try and get it all up and running at some point, its been an o...