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by colonel32
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.04a released
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.04a released

False positives like this aren’t that uncommon, especially for some AV software that uses aggressive heuristics, or when software packages regularly release updated versions. It often happens with software I release. Even for data files that contain no executable code! In my opinion you should persi...
by colonel32
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Teefax - A nostalgic return to the days of teletext
Replies: 44
Views: 2498

Re: Teefax - A nostalgic return to the days of teletext

That’s a shame. It seemed ok on latest Safari/Chrome Edge on Windows, but IE11 is broken in the same way. Bunch of javascript errors and possibly unsupported APIs.

Doesn’t seem to be open-source, that I could find.
by colonel32
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Teefax - A nostalgic return to the days of teletext
Replies: 44
Views: 2498

Re: Teefax - A nostalgic return to the days of teletext

Are you trying to send Telnet negotiations at it? Those aren't supported... Not as such, but I always initially send IAC DO SUPPRESS-GO-AHEAD (FF FD 03), might that upset it? None of the other services seem to mind. Late to the party, but the TELSTAR server normally throttles outgoing page traffic ...
by colonel32
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: BASIC Tokenizer
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: BASIC Tokenizer

Richard Russell wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:43 pm
Here's a BASIC program to do the job.
Wow, thank you everyone. Especially Richard!
by colonel32
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: BASIC Tokenizer
Replies: 7
Views: 634

BASIC Tokenizer

Is there an easy way to tokenize plain text BASIC files?

Something like a windows or linux command line tool.
by colonel32
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Migrating from Turbo MMC to Data Centre
Replies: 26
Views: 2243

Re: Migrating from Turbo MMC to Data Centre

As far as I can see, Device Detected P2 is a VInculum status message, not really an error at all, so eating it should be fine.
by colonel32
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Migrating from Turbo MMC to Data Centre
Replies: 26
Views: 2243

Re: Migrating from Turbo MMC to Data Cen

Yes that’s the fella. My version of the program is slightly different, but not materially I don’t think.

ERR is 255, and your fix works! Cheers :)
by colonel32
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Migrating from Turbo MMC to Data Centre
Replies: 26
Views: 2243

Re: Migrating from Turbo MMC to Data Centre

got it going, once it gives the " Device Detected P2 at line 110" message just type "RUN" and away you go! Just got my new DataCentre fitted (it’s excellent!) and I’m hitting the “Device Detected P2 at line 110" thing too. It only happens running the menu from drive 4, so I’m trying to figure out w...
by colonel32
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 11169

Re: Viewdata Service

I founding holding my thumb over the ESP antenna is a great way to introduce random errors :)
by colonel32
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 v0.27a released
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 v0.27a released

Thanks Richard. Nice to see NXtel on the list of sites in general/telstar.bbc too. I appreciate that!
by colonel32
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1678

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

I’m seeing people talk about hoof tips with a concave cup to hold solder. Slightly confused about which tip to try. Can someone give me a specific hakko number they recommend please?
by colonel32
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1678

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

I actually managed to solder one of these the other day, using a fine pointy tip. It actually worked, as well. At least after I spent ages prodding at it with multimeter probes to find out why it didn't work, which must have brushed a whisker away. LOL. Anyway, quite chuffed. https://dl.dropbox.com/...
by colonel32
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Model B serial speeds
Replies: 13
Views: 697

Re: Model B serial speeds

Can you send the data in blocks and do the CRC checks at the end of each block received, rather than as you go? I'm using something similar on a FPGA Spectrum implementation, at a 2 meg baud rate and 8KB blocks with XOR checksumming, and it is rock solid over a 6 foot FTDI cable. The UART is in the ...
by colonel32
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Request for help in organising/releasing source code
Replies: 92
Views: 5187

Re: Request for help in organising/releasing source code

Hi Richard. My immediate impulse was to offer to help, as I use github and other source control systems, and have set up projects from scratch before. But I realise I don't have answers to some of the issues you mention. In particular I don't have much cross-platform experience, and don't really und...
by colonel32
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Printing a capacitor
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: Printing a capacitor

danielj wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Keep it in the fridge?
Cheers!
Richard Russell wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:55 pm
(in the bottom drawer where it's coldest)
And where all the most putrid salad water collects!!

No?! Just me, then :D
by colonel32
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Printing a capacitor
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: Printing a capacitor

Sugru is great. It doesn't last very long though. I don't know what the shelf-life is these days, but I used some that had expired, and it had denatured and lost its strength after setting. My biggest problem is that I don't use enough of it to be able to keep some handy for off-the-cuff repairs.
by colonel32
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Summary of emulators for 8bit acorns
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: Summary of emulators for 8bit acorns

And Docker. :) Much more friendly than wine (IMO). Edit: https://hub.docker.com/r/elminster/ Was it you who was talking about minimal docker images for the Xilinx tools recently? I can’t see the contents of the above url - I guess I need to make an account first. I was thoroughly unimpressed with t...
by colonel32
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Printer Emulation..(ie ESC P printer emulation)
Replies: 37
Views: 2512

Re: Printer Emulation..(ie ESC P printer emulation)

I don’t think the retro printer project has really stalled. Rich is still working on it, and he mentioned it on Facebook the other day.
by colonel32
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Master spray job
Replies: 17
Views: 1051

Re: Master spray job

Thanks for the comprehensive write-up, Alan. I think it looks great!
by colonel32
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Z80 Protocol Decoder
Replies: 194
Views: 5741

Re: Z80 Protocol Decoder

The second case (with LDIR) has me very confused. It seems that the current understanding is that F5 and F3 flags take on bits 1 and 3 of (data + A). I'm doing this, and still seeing errors. The NEC Z80s behave differently from the Zilog ones. And possibly others like Mostek behave differently agai...
by colonel32
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: development tools
Topic: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?
Replies: 33
Views: 1865

Re: Deploy-and-run from PC to Beeb?

Can you plug a FlashAir into your datacenter?

The newer ones have WebDAV, so you can map a drive on Windows etc.

I use one for Spectrum development, it works pretty well.
by colonel32
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 11169

Re: Viewdata Service

Telesoftware works for me in Richard's client now. Nice one John.

Good find on the telesoftware protocol document, too.
by colonel32
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: general
Topic: Master spray job
Replies: 17
Views: 1051

Re: Master spray job

How well does vinyl dye cover?

Can you do black over cream ABS, or bone over black ABS, without it looking patchy?
by colonel32
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anyone remember a four colour ballpoint pen plotter?
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: Anyone remember a four colour ballpoint pen plotter?

I had the Tandy one (not seen it for 30+ years) and wrote a few screen dump programs for it. I remember one that drew small boxes for each pixel and one that drew lines of repeated pixels, then, at the end of the line, drew them back the other way to try and get the full line width as sometimes the...
by colonel32
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Anyone remember a four colour ballpoint pen plotter?
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: Anyone remember a four colour ballpoint pen plotter?

I used to have the Tandy one. It was ace. I used it with the spectrum, with the centronics interface on the Wafadrive. I think the printer might have had serial too. I used to do all my mum’s business invoices on it(!). It was also great for printing cassette inlays in 80 column mode. I wore it out ...
by colonel32
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic
Replies: 115
Views: 27058

Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Pinned Charlottesville (we're more than just nazis, folks!).
by colonel32
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: John Kortink's BBC HDMI
Replies: 29
Views: 1990

Re: John Kortink's BBC HDMI

Somebody was telling me you can incorportate a DisplayPort adaptor with no restrictions. And that a regular, cheap cable can do the necessary DisplayPort>HDMI conversion.
by colonel32
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: John Kortink's BBC HDMI
Replies: 29
Views: 1990

Re: John Kortink's BBC HDMI

My understanding is that the Raspberry Pi Foundation have already paid the HDMI licensing fee. By selling it as a self-assembly kit without the Pi, Ben (and presumably also Dave) does not need to pay the licensing fee a second time.
by colonel32
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 146
Views: 11169

Re: Viewdata Service

I'm still considering what you wrote John, and haven't had time to reply in detail. I agree whatever you or I do should not be visible in COMMSTAR or at slow speeds. I haven't got telnet option negotiation fully working yet, but this was the reason I preferred the out-of-band idea. Specifically, IAC...
by colonel32
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 156
Views: 11693

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

So sorry, I've conflated two different type-in threads on two different Spectrum forums. This is the PET hat, from this thread: https://ia801901.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/27/items/creativecomputing-1981-08/Creative_Computing_v07_n08_1981_August_jp2.zip&file=Creative_Computi...