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by matt_nottm
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: The other day I received a ransom eMail
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: The other day I received a ransome eMail

I have used 1password for 10 years approx. Held off going to subscription model. Was the best (on Mac) 10 years ago and stuck with it. "ditto" Also, new users don't have to go to the subscription model, you can still purchase the perpetual license. Now with over 300 passwords stored, I cannot do wi...
by matt_nottm
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: R260... Daddy is going to mess with it again..
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: R260... Daddy is going to mess with it again..

SarahWalker wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:31 pm
Arculator built from recent source supports RISCiX.
Excellent, I'll give it a go, thank you!
by matt_nottm
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: R260... Daddy is going to mess with it again..
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: R260... Daddy is going to mess with it again..

With an image of the unix filesystem, does anyone know if any of the current Acorn Risc OS emulators for Mac or Windows would support RISCiX in emulation?
by matt_nottm
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Hackaday - Copy Protection
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Hackaday - Copy Protection

I've really enjoyed reading the pages on copy protection at: http://flaxcottage.com/Educational/protection2.asp and in various threads on this forum. Some of you may be interested in this video posted today on Hackaday? https://hackaday.com/2019/06/25/copy-protection-in-the-80s-showcased-by-classic-...
by matt_nottm
Sat May 04, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Disc Knight
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Disc Knight

Drop David Ruck an email discknight@armclub.org.uk and he will be able to help you out.
by matt_nottm
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Can I use a 44 Pin DOM on a 40 pin Acorn IDE?
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Can I use a 44 Pin DOM on a 40 pin Acorn IDE?

Absolutely, I've used these before and soldered a power molex to the two through hole vias on the board.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401740902295
by matt_nottm
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: software
Topic: A4000 + Uniboot = error "Expression is a string"
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Re: A4000 + Uniboot = error "Expression is a string"

I believe that error is when system variables expand and the line being executed extends beyond 255 characters. Are there lots of files being added, do you have a long drive name, etc?
by matt_nottm
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: A440/1 3.5" Floppy Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: A440/1 3.5" Floppy Drive

This may help? You can usually find some suitable drives for modification on eBay.

http://www.apdl.org.uk/riscworld/volume ... /index.htm
by matt_nottm
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 652
Views: 70165

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

flaxcottage wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:11 am
Thanks, Matt.

Your search prowess exceeds mine. :lol: I'll give this a go.
No worries, it was only as I was having a little reminisce of the old Uni computer labs after you posted about INSTAT. :lol:
by matt_nottm
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 652
Views: 70165

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

I remember using this package at University (on Dos/Win3.1) instead of the beeb. It may be worth approaching one of the authors? http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/files/apd/apdSRS_Biography_Stern.pdf https://www.facebook.com/STurranceNandasara/photos/st-nandasara-working-on-bbc-micro-computer-at-the-univ...
by matt_nottm
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Various items for sale *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Various items for sale [Updated]

Sure, replies sent, and list updated.
by matt_nottm
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Various items for sale *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Various items for sale [Updated]

Sure, replies sent, and list updated.
by matt_nottm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Various items for sale *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Various items for sale

Replies sent, and list updated.
by matt_nottm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Various items for sale *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Various items for sale *SOLD*

* ALL SOLD *
by matt_nottm
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 91
Views: 4233

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Phlamethrower wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:10 pm
myelin wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:50 pm

(As an aside, I really like this idea; I'd love to be able to build new ROMs for my A3000.)
Indeed - I think there are a few people who would like to see that happen.
Exactly what I'm looking for!
by matt_nottm
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image

No worries, I have some macros for splitting pages which makes things easier. I need to learn more about the OCR function in Adobe PDF, some quick Google searches show the same problem. Using clearscan does not do any better, if anything, the fonts are more washed out.
by matt_nottm
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image

Well spotted, it does look like the OCR engine in Adobe PDF cannot read parts of the text. I've just run the large TIFF image through the OCR, and I get the same result. The BOLD text in the headings and listings seem to work fine. There may be some pre-processing which can be done to improve the OC...
by matt_nottm
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Acornsoft Pascal Disc image

Reordered, re-numbered, OCR'd, PDF/A, and attached. Re-touching would have taken too much time due to the bleed through of text, not your fault, just the cheapo thin paper! :-( Edit: Um, I get the error "Failed to move uploaded file." when adding as an attachment, I'll upload to Dropbox. https://www...
by matt_nottm
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 1312

Re: Bounties

I don't know how we would make it work, but I'd be happy to invest some newer Econet/Ethernet/RiscOS hardware.
by matt_nottm
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New hardware suggestion - Pi econet server
Replies: 51
Views: 2572

Re: New hardware suggestion - Pi econet server

Ditto, I would be happy to contribute cash.
by matt_nottm
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: IDE Podules again
Replies: 24
Views: 1486

Re: For Sale: IDE Podules again

1x 16-bit IDE V2 please.
by matt_nottm
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: Econet bits
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: For Sale: Econet bits

Hi, please could I have:

1x Econet Podule
1x Econet Clock
2x Econet Socket Box
5x Econet T-Pieces

PM your preferred payment method, and I'll send cash across.
by matt_nottm
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Second floppy cable for Archimedes range *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Second floppy cable for Archimedes range

Thanks Andy, money received, will post this morning.

As Daniel says, the wiki is really good, that is what I used and there are many posts on the forum about flashfloppy configuration. It is fairly straight forward.

Enjoy...
by matt_nottm
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Second floppy cable for Archimedes range *SOLD*
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Second floppy cable for Archimedes range

Thanks Andy, PM sent.
by matt_nottm
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: software
Topic: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos
Replies: 28
Views: 1921

Re: Looking for some classic Archimedes games and demos

Is this the demo you are looking for? It is a Spark Archive (DDC) rather than a ZIP file.
by matt_nottm
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext Paint Program
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Teletext Paint Program

There was a BBC and Risc OS WIMP application called octave which was part of the Derbyshire LEA DESC-IT suite of applications which was a MODE 7 Teletext paint style package. I've not been able to find it again, or find the floppies in various lofts. :-( I'm going to try and contact a couple of Derb...