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by Greybeard
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: A Good Database Program?
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

Re: A Good Database Program?

In my opinion InterBase (by Computer Concepts) was the best by a wide margin. It was like a cross between dBASE and BASIC in that it had its own BASIC-like language. But it too was ROM-based, of course. :oops: Otherwise - yes, Gemini DDD (I think it was called) was not bad, if I remember rightly. An...
by Greybeard
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2996
Views: 333859

Re: LOLPRICE

In that case perhaps we can twist Jonathan's arm into donating it to one of the retro museums! :|
by Greybeard
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Pimping your Beeb
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: Pimping your Beeb

You'd get on well with Shaun, then. :wink:

440–480 nm is where it's at!
by Greybeard
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Another Atomic Dutchman
Replies: 27
Views: 5650

Re: Another Atomic Dutchman

I suspect that this could be the thread Phill is referring to. :)
by Greybeard
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2877
Views: 333880

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Is anyone on here interested in these? :)
by Greybeard
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5956
Views: 587984

Re: Today I recieved.....

No, not silly.

How about:- Noble, and Wise? :wink:
by Greybeard
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5956
Views: 587984

Re: Today I recieved.....

The originality of that Atom is truly amazing. :)

I wonder where it's been hiding all these years.

What do you plan to do with it now, Roland?
by Greybeard
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Hoglet's Past Projects #2 - the RTTY receiver
Replies: 17
Views: 4687

Re: Hoglet's Past Projects #2 - the RTTY receiver

Simply lovely. :)

Thanks for sharing all that with us.
by Greybeard
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC PSU Connectors
Replies: 17
Views: 2713

Re: BBC PSU Connectors

As long as you use proper solder ... rather than that [censored] lead-free stuff.

If you can still find any, that is. :(
by Greybeard
Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2996
Views: 333859

Re: LOLPRICE

Looks like he has some nice machines there though, Mark.

All a bit beyond my price range, though (very much so in fact). :(
by Greybeard
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: viglen case fitting instructions
Replies: 11
Views: 1922

Re: viglen case fitting instructions

Why not just use any old PC case that you see being chucked out? :(

Getting a bit off topic now - but has anyone had any success using a standard PC keyboard with the BBC Micro et al?
by Greybeard
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: viglen case fitting instructions
Replies: 11
Views: 1922

Re: viglen case fitting instructions

Fair comment. :)

Yes, the Oak casing was metal ... and (if my memory serves me well) may even have had its own power supply as well. Although (struggling to think back a few years) this one was "well modified", so perhaps the power supply was not "standard issue":-
by Greybeard
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: viglen case fitting instructions
Replies: 11
Views: 1922

Re: viglen case fitting instructions

Like the Oak, the Viglen case always looked like a neat "solution" ... but doesn't it all get a bit hot?

Not to mention (as in the case [no pun intended] of the Oak) a bit heavy! :oops:
by Greybeard
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Stuff That Was Cutting Edge That Now Sorta Isn't
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Stuff That Was Cutting Edge That Now Sorta Isn't

pstnotpd wrote:
You can always try Lynx
Excellent! I can but wonder why I hadn't heard of that one before! #-o
by Greybeard
Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from an avid BBC Micro supporter
Replies: 35
Views: 7295

Re: Hi from an avid BBC Micro supporter

Howdy, Simon. :)

Looking forward to seeing your pictures ... especially the Speccy in the briefcase!
by Greybeard
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Stuff That Was Cutting Edge That Now Sorta Isn't
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Stuff That Was Cutting Edge That Now Sorta Isn't

I wish that all websites (or browsers, maybe) had that feature. :)

BTW: watch this space for more interesting kit from Seiko - the Golden Years (or should that be Fun Years?).
by Greybeard
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Stuff That Was Cutting Edge That Now Sorta Isn't
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Stuff That Was Cutting Edge That Now Sorta Isn't

PCN is a great site. :)

I especially like the ability to read articles in plain text. =D>
by Greybeard
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: An unfortunate reminder to replace batteries...
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Re: An unfortunate reminder to replace batteries...

I cite the Bilgola Plateau School in Sydney for poor battery maintenance! [-X
by Greybeard
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Some old Beeb stuff on ebay.
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Some old Beeb stuff on ebay.

Surely the RAM board must be worth a punt? :|
by Greybeard
Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Books on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Books on eBay

Not into car-boot sales (or charity shops) then, Jonathan? :)
by Greybeard
Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 20 year old A3000, Zip, C compiler.
Replies: 14
Views: 2808

Re: 20 year old A3000, Zip, C compiler.

Better than Methylated Spirit, then? #-o
by Greybeard
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 20 year old A3000, Zip, C compiler.
Replies: 14
Views: 2808

Re: 20 year old A3000, Zip, C compiler.

I don't remember ever getting much joy with IPA. Does anyone know what it's actually good for? :?:
by Greybeard
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 20 year old A3000, Zip, C compiler.
Replies: 14
Views: 2808

Re: 20 year old A3000, Zip, C compiler.

Yes ... the guy does have a certain "style", does he not?

And he failed to get a "result" with that one, didn't he (obviously not a member of this forum). :?
by Greybeard
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 20 year old A3000, Zip, C compiler.
Replies: 14
Views: 2808

Re: 20 year old A3000, Zip, C compiler.

Some of you guys might like this YouTube video. :)
by Greybeard
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: No wonder this keyboard has a lot of bad keys...
Replies: 7
Views: 1453

Re: No wonder this keyboard has a lot of bad keys...

Looks like pseudomonas to me. :shock:

I wonder if that machine was "ex-schools"?
by Greybeard
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from the north east.
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: Hi from the north east.

Well done, Ken ... you've come to the right place. :)
by Greybeard
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 8
Replies: 49
Views: 5418

Re: Windows 8

I still use Win 2000 every day as my main development (Visual FoxPro) platform. I stay with it because it's just so robust (that is, I don't remember it ever crashing). :) I note that it does a lot of work (saving to disk) when starting up and closing down, and have always assumed all that was some ...
by Greybeard
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: dream the dream!
Replies: 9
Views: 1832

Re: dream the dream!

If I were to win the Lottery ... I would set up a chain of "shops", each of which would contain:- 1) An internet café* 2) A greasy spoon caff 3) A launderette 4) An ATM ... all open "early 'till late", of course. So that folk such as myself could find all I need under one roof! :) Further services c...
by Greybeard
Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: BBC Micors or other computers
Replies: 57
Views: 10872

Re: BBC Micors or other computers

My first computer (so-called) was a ZX-80. I had hoped to be able to "computerize" the spare parts store (3,500 stock lines I seem to recall) I was in charge of at the time (1980?). Needless to say, we pretty soon reverted to using our tried and tested Kardex system! :( I bought a new BBC Model B sh...
by Greybeard
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: dream the dream!
Replies: 9
Views: 1832

Re: dream the dream!

What method did you use when moving them on (without infringing their Human Rights, that is)? :lol:

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