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by markdryan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Dutch Techsat 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Re: Dutch Techsat 2019

I'd just like to express my thanks to Wim and Kees for organising the event (and for fixing my Atom). I had a great time and it was really nice to meet everyone in person. I was planning to do a bit of coding but instead spent the day chatting, drinking coffee, eating biscuits and playing with Atoms...
by markdryan
Thu May 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Making the most of the sun
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: Making the most of the sun

chinnyhill10 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:04 pm
There are people currently experimenting without peroxide just using sunlight. The process is slower but they are getting results.
You can see some of those results further up the thread. viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17131#p237217
by markdryan
Wed May 15, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Making the most of the sun
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: Making the most of the sun

I've been trying to Lightbright (just leave it in the sunshine without chemicals) my riscpc keyboard in the Dutch sun over the last couple of days. There does seem to be a slight improvement.
lightbright.jpg
Edit: I should add that the image on the left is the lightbrighted keyboard.
by markdryan
Sun May 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)

So nice to have you on the day. And it was a great addition to all the machines there ( BBC, Master, Archimedes and A5000 ). Hope to see you next year. Thanks so much for the invite and the lend of the monitor. It was great to meet everyone and to see so many Archimedes in one place. I also had lot...
by markdryan
Sat May 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)

Oddly enough the ARM native mode doesn't seem much faster than the 269Mhz 6502 processor when running BASIC programs. Maybe this is because the programs I tried were doing a lot of floating point calculations. The bottleneck seems to have been the large amounts of graphics commands, GCOL and PLOT 6...
by markdryan
Fri May 10, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)

I'd also like to get them running on the ARM native processor but am currently struggling to get BASIC working on this. Hopefully, I'll be able to fix this tonight. And it's fixed. I just needed to update my version of PiTubeDirect. Oddly enough the ARM native mode doesn't seem much faster than the...
by markdryan
Fri May 10, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)

roland wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 9:11 am
If you want to bring your Electron to the TechSat I can also arrange a monitor or TV with scart for you. You have some nice goodies to show (besides the MGC that I already have).
Good idea. I'll bring it along.
by markdryan
Fri May 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)

I have prepared a nice Sony CRT for you ;-) Brilliant. I've prepared a few nice demos (mandelbrot and mexican hat), which I can show running on the standard electron, in turbo mode, on a 3Mhz 6502 second processor and on a 250Mhz 6502 second processor. I'd also like to get them running on the ARM n...
by markdryan
Wed May 08, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)

I presume it is composite video I can bring a nice Philips Mono chrome CRT with me. Fantastic. I have an RGB to scart cable for the electron. However, I also have small upscaler I can bring that can be used to connect the electron to a HDMI display. So something with HDMI or scart input should be f...
by markdryan
Tue May 07, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)

I'll be travelling by public transport so won't be able to bring any of my RISC OS machines, which are all a little large. I do have a rather nice electron that I could bring. However, I won't be able to bring a display, so this would only be worthwhile if there was a monitor available.
by markdryan
Sun May 05, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: RISC OS eXperience may 2019 ( The Netherlands)

Koog aan de Zaan doesn't seem to be too far away from where I live so I'll pop in and say hello. Are any other stardotters planning to attend?
by markdryan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter
Replies: 173
Views: 4479

Re: Atom Video to HDMI Adapter

If it's not too late, I'd like to put my name down for one as well?
roland wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:09 pm
I am willing to order a few boards for people in the Netherlands if that saves on shipping costs. I also want a board for my Yarrblue Atom.
Roland, I'd like to register my interest in being part of the Dutch bulk order.
by markdryan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - NOW FULL
Replies: 120
Views: 4341

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD

Could you put me down for half a table for the whole weekend?
by markdryan
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: 16-bit IDE podules - SOLD OUT.
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: FS: 16-bit IDE podules

Could you put me down for one more of these plus a DOM?
by markdryan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5233
Views: 388867

Re: Today I received.....

Love this. Ordered one myself. Only a 60 days wait and I can play with this. Time enough to think of how to explain this purchase to my wife. :D Mine took less than 30 days to arrive, although I think I might have been a bit lucky with the timing of the placement of my order. I ordered (from RetroR...
by markdryan
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5233
Views: 388867

Re: Today I received.....

A ZX Spectrum OMNI HQ laptop. It may be the oddest thing I own, but it's quite a lot of fun.
by markdryan
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5233
Views: 388867

Re: Today I received.....

Yeah I like the look too, very nostalgic. Do be careful of that PSU, think they are prone to kill c64s........ check volts etc [-o< Actually, I never even tried the PSU. It went straight up into the attic with the dataset. I used the power supply from my other breadbin to test out the new arrival. ...
by markdryan
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5233
Views: 388867

Re: Today I received.....

IMG_0866.JPG I'm already well past peak retro here but there's something about the C64 breadbins that I just can't resist. Particularly, if they're looking sad and unloved and the estimated delivery date happens to coincide with my partner's weekend away. This one was a little dirty, and had a slig...
by markdryan
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: 16-bit IDE podules -SOLD OUT
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: 16-bit IDE podules

Could you put my name down for one + a 512MB DOM + adapter board?
by markdryan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: IDE->SD/CF Adapters (What works and what doesnt)
Replies: 23
Views: 1387

Re: IDE->SD/CF Adapters (What works and what doesnt)

Thanks for the replies. The CF to IDE adapter doesn't ship to the Netherlands, so I purchased another one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CF-Compact-Flash-to-3-5-40-Pin-Male-IDE-HDD-Converter-Card-Adapter-Bootable/252770684368?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 that looked similar...
by markdryan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5233
Views: 388867

Re: Today I received.....

Retromancave did a nice review of the X68000 a few months ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OepeiBF5Jnk Prior to watching this I hadn't heard of the X6800 either. There's also a follow up video where he visits a friend who owns rather a lot of X6800s, imported from Japan. https://www.youtube.com/...
by markdryan
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: IDE->SD/CF Adapters (What works and what doesnt)
Replies: 23
Views: 1387

Re: IDE->SD/CF Adapters (What works and what doesnt)

Apologies for posting to an oldish thread but I thought this might be the best place to ask my question. I have a RiscPC (running RO 4.02) with a failing hardisk. I do have a spare 400Mb hardisk I could use in it's place but who knows how long that disk will last for, so I thought the time had come ...
by markdryan
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn A3000 ARM 3
Replies: 23
Views: 895

Re: Acorn A3000 ARM 3

> What software takes advantage of an FPU?

I don't have an FPU to test, but wouldn't programs written in BASIC take advantage of the FPU if they were run with BASIC64 or compiled with ABC?
by markdryan
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: help, price value of Electron
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: help, price value of Electron

For reference, I bought two electrons from eBay during the summer. I paid £34 for a boxed electron with manuals, power supply and cables. The electron works fine and is in great condition. The box cover was a little torn. The second electron cost £52 and came with a Plus 1 and a power supply. This e...
by markdryan
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Dutchacorn clearing out
Replies: 29
Views: 2126

Re: Dutchacorn clearing out

I’m interested in the risc pcs and creative graphics.
by markdryan
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PiTubeDirect on an Electron
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: PiTubeDirect on an Electron

I have tried this and it does work. I used a pi zero with a level shifter from kjell. However, I moved house shortly after getting my AP5 and my electron’s been in storage ever since so I haven’t really tried out much software yet. I think all I did was switch between some of the various co-processo...
by markdryan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted
Replies: 74
Views: 4906

Re: RPCEmu 0.9.0 and Macs - beta testers wanted

I've just tried V3 of the patch on High Sierra and it seems to be working fine. I haven't done a whole lot of testing other than booting RO 3.71, launching a few of the pre-installed apps and running one small binary copied into the emulator using HostFS, which seems to be working fine. I also tried...
by markdryan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: IDE Podules again
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: For Sale: IDE Podules again

Could you put me down for a 16-bit IDE V2 + 128MB DOM please?
by markdryan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5233
Views: 388867

Re: Today I received.....

a spectrum 128k toastrack. It actually arrived about 6 weeks ago but has been packed away until recently. It's oddly beautiful in it's own way, and some of the spectrum games are great. Really enjoying R-Type, Castlevania: Spectral Interlude and Rebelstar.
by markdryan
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) DATE CONFIRMED
Replies: 20
Views: 1149

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) DISCUSSION THREAD

These dates are good for me as well. Incidentally, I'll be flying into LHR from Schipol and will be pre-booking a taxi to take me to and from the venue. Anyone else from the Netherlands interested in coming would then have transport to and from the venue, providing they book the same flights as me.