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by mjforbes
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wanted: ready to run, on Mac & Win, H2testw - SD card test
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: Wanted: ready to run, on Mac & Win, H2testw - SD card test

https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/ could use this proggy, it does lots & speed tests 8) Can recommend this as well - my DSLR has a habit of seemingly "mangling" SDHC cards to a point where the camera itself and Windows cannot/will not read or reformat them - somehow, this little prog does the trick ...
by mjforbes
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Chart Challenge by Outlook Enterprises
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Chart Challenge by Outlook Enterprises

Here's 88 - I've no idea where I found it... :shock:

Regards,

Matt
by mjforbes
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acorn ADFS Desktop utility
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Acorn ADFS Desktop utility

BeebEm seems not to like .adm files. Can't try it on my Master as I'm 700 miles away in Arcachon.

M.
by mjforbes
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams
Replies: 22
Views: 3901

Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

NATHANIEL RISC = Christian Lane (who?)
KEN SOLEMNITY = Milton Keynes
DAN WRONGDOER = Andrew Gordon
COLIN CARPET = Eric Clapton
BELLMAN PECK = Ken Campbell
LYDIA NEWTS = Walt Disney
by mjforbes
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from France
Replies: 14
Views: 1609

Re: Hi from France

Bienvenue Eric

Profitez du forum - c'est un endroit vraiment super.

Matt (entre Ouistreham et Portsmouth)
by mjforbes
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 'New' Dell CPX J650GT pentium 3 Laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: 'New' Dell CPX J650GT pentium 3 Laptop

Do I need to install each BIOS upgrade or will the current one contain all the previous upgrades? I used to provide IT support for a company which standardised on Dell for laptops, so am quite familiar with the BIOS updates - the latest version will contain all the updates provided in earlier versi...
by mjforbes
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Hampshire
Replies: 12
Views: 1429

Re: Hello from Hampshire

Hi Chris,

Greetings from the other end of Hants - that little island that you don't need a ferry to get to :)

Matt
Southsea
by mjforbes
Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Happy Christmas - 2015!
Replies: 19
Views: 2145

Re: Happy Christmas - 2015!

And the same festive wishes to all - wherever you may be, and what ever your expertise, experience, or location - from here in a madhouse (16 people - half of which are between 5 and 14 -high on chocolate and behaving like -well- kids, four of which are over 65 and asleep in front of the TV, and fou...
by mjforbes
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What did you do on 11/11 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: What did you do on 11/11 ?

I was on schools duties (oh great ...), so pulled my coach off the A272 and into a car park near Petersfield at about 11:05 - explained to the teacher what I was doing and why, and she relayed that to her colleagues and to the kids. Of the thirty-odd teens on board, only twelve joined me outside (pl...
by mjforbes
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Guildford
Replies: 30
Views: 2852

Re: Greetings from Guildford

It seems to me that the vast majority of UK yachtists (or WAFis...) show no regard for any maritime regulations. I was on the bridge of Brittany Ferries' latest addition "Baie de Seine" (very nice for an "économie"-class ship - miles better than the truly horrid "Etretat") back from Bilbao on Wednes...
by mjforbes
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Guildford
Replies: 30
Views: 2852

Re: Greetings from Guildford

Welcome! As a coincidence I'll be in Guidford on the 30th because the narrowboat we hired departs from there. Any must-visits in Guildford? :D Not a great deal really. The town centre is rather nice, with old buildings and cobbled streets but unless you've got a car to get to some of the stately ho...
by mjforbes
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Guildford
Replies: 30
Views: 2852

Re: Greetings from Guildford

Greetings James, Welcome to the forum - I'm another South-coaster (Southsea) but my 'ikkle brother lives in Ash, so I'm up your way frequently (daily if we run out of drivers for the NatEx 030 Southsea/Fareham - VCS :evil: ) We're a friendly bunch, so enjoy - and welcome onboard! ATB, Matt Southsea-...
by mjforbes
Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC Returns To Making Computers For Schools
Replies: 20
Views: 2480

Re: BBC Returns To Making Computers For Schools

The problem I have with this initiative is that at least 80% of these devices will never be used because; a) they will be delivered faulty and not be replaced Surely an issue between the manufacturer and the recipient? Unfortunately, the BBC can't really be held to blame for sloppy manufacture, use...
by mjforbes
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: general
Topic: BBC Returns To Making Computers For Schools
Replies: 20
Views: 2480

Re: BBC Returns To Making Computers For Schools

Is this a good use of my licence fee? :evil: I tend to agree with that sentiment, but if they *do* sack Clarkson, then they should be able to afford it :wink:. Possibly the worst mistake they'll make, as TG is a major revenue stream worldwide - the licence fee may well have to go in place of advert...
by mjforbes
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 636
Views: 62459

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

. It might be a good idea if I start a new thread and post the CSV file and monthly updates. :) That'd be great - my own archive of software (*) is due for a bit of a tidy-up when I get a spare few hours (**), and a list of all the educational stuff would be really handy. Not only that, but I'm lov...
by mjforbes
Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Bonne année ! Happy New Year 2015 !
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

Re: Bonne année ! Happy New Year 2015 !

roland wrote:
firthmj wrote:Happy New Year everyone!
It was the 25th anniversary in 2014 but it's never too late for organizing a good party :lol:

Oops. Brain not recovered from last night yet, otherwise I'd have noticed that ... :oops:
by mjforbes
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Bonne année ! Happy New Year 2015 !
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

Re: Bonne année ! Happy New Year 2015 !

Anyone got a list of significant Acorn events from 1985 and 1989 that 2015 can be the 30th and 25th anniversaries of respectively? The morning of Dec 25th 1989 witnessed me excitedly unwrapping a brand new BBC B and then hogging the TV in the lounge for about a fortnight until my parents became so ...
by mjforbes
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: TI99/4a
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: TI99/4a

A schoolfriend of mine received one of these for Xmas BITD (think it was 1983 +/- a year, and I was blown away by the space game "Parsec" on cartridge. We moved south later that year, and I never had contact with another T199 until I found an emulator two or three years ago - my god that game was cr...
by mjforbes
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: general
Topic: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic
Replies: 101
Views: 20861

Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

roland wrote:I'm looking forward to see some Belgium, German and French pins...
My two pins added - home (Southsea) and second home (Falaise, France) added (as I spend roughly half of the time in each). Perhaps I should have stuck myself mid-channel? :)

Matt.
(France at the moment)
by mjforbes
Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Email storage strategy
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: Email storage strategy

Within Outlook 2010 I've created a personal folder file (archive.pst) which contains everything that I've kept since 1999 - this is separated into folders (Friends, work stuff, transport etc). The view applied on the 'Friends' sub-folder is to group all emails therein by sender, then by date, so I c...
by mjforbes
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Computer Shops From Back In The Day
Replies: 92
Views: 9943

Re: Computer Shops From Back In The Day

My first Electron came from the (aptly titled) Electronequip in Fareham's West Street, as did my BBC B a few years later. As far as I can remember, that was the only dedicated computer shop in Fareham (apart from the obvious WHSmith, Boots etc.), but I seem to remember there was an independent retai...
by mjforbes
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Help identifying a BBC Master please
Replies: 44
Views: 5732

Re: Help identifying a BBC Master please

I'm closer than Manchester (Southsea), and SHOULD be in the Bournemouth/Poole area in a fortnight. IF it's heading towards landfill/eBay for spares/other non-preservation fate, AND a deal can be made (between Bomo/Bomo's Dad/A Stardotter, I'd be happy to collect and post on to whomever at cost + a p...
by mjforbes
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Help identifying a BBC Master please
Replies: 44
Views: 5732

Re: Help identifying a BBC Master please

For some reason, it's "booting" into the View wordprocessor, rather than Basic. To get it back to "Master 128" mode, hold down CTRL and the space-bar, then hit Break . You should now see : Acorn MOS This is not a language *_ At the "star" prompt, type CONFIGURE LANG 12 and hit return - then hard res...
by mjforbes
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Bblonde 3 for in Boots
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Re: Bblonde 3 for in Boots

Popped into Boots' in Portsmouth today with youngest (and blondest) daughter (4yr old and too chatty for her own good). After about 10 mins looking lost, an assistant approached me - explained what I was after, and she pointed directly down. Picked up three bottles, at which point Chlöe turned round...
by mjforbes
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Fukushima.
Replies: 24
Views: 2624

Re: Fukushima.

Why on earth did anyone bother to YouTube someone reading a webpage? Surely a link would have done?

And "irreparably" and "irrepairably" ? Hmm.

M.
Versainville, Haute-Normandie, and 42 today :)
by mjforbes
Sat May 17, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: teletext adapter
Replies: 15
Views: 1536

Re: teletext adapter

aerworuld wrote: Wow, we could have an Acorn dedicated broadcast!
Complete with telesoftware? :)
by mjforbes
Sun May 04, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: FIXED: Ecape from Moonbase ALpha ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1328

Re: NEW GAME ? Moonbase ALpha ?

It's actually "Escape from Moonbase Alpha", which might explain why you couldn't see it!
by mjforbes
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Hampshire, UK
Replies: 13
Views: 1427

Re: Greetings from Hampshire, UK

And hi from another Hampshire chap (Southsea)

Matt.
by mjforbes
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: NES + Tetris
Replies: 24
Views: 2972

Re: NES + Tetris

nOmArch wrote:I've been watching Ecstasy of Order and realised I've never played Tetris.
Never played Tetris? Seriously? I didn't think that was possible!
by mjforbes
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from the south coast
Replies: 13
Views: 1500

Re: Hi from the south coast

And greetings from yet another South Coast dweller!

M.