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by TopBanana
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Writing basic on Raspberry Pi and converting to .dsd?
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Writing basic on Raspberry Pi and converting to .dsd?

Just install BeebEm or B-Em onto your PC or Mac and save the program as an SSD.
by TopBanana
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: VDU ?
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: VDU ?

I’m presuming that the 0 (as in VDU 23,0) is implied because of the semi colon after 23?
by TopBanana
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64C Reasonable price...
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: C64C Reasonable price...

sydney wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 7:01 pm
our lass would kill me if I try to sneak another one in
Man up ya big Jessie - are you man our mouse ? :D :lol: :lol:
by TopBanana
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Totally O/T External Domestic Wiring
Replies: 13
Views: 670

Totally O/T External Domestic Wiring

Apologies for the totally off topic question in advance. Moved house in the summer, previous owner was a bit of a DIY enthusiast (polite way of saying I am finding lots of things that we weren't expecting), older house out in the middle of nowhere. We have some external lighting which was working wi...
by TopBanana
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Maizie Bones (new game) [BB4W]
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Maizie Bones (new game) [BB4W]

Love it - love the pun too.

Lazy Jones was a favourite game.
by TopBanana
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

Can’t believe I chucked 4 decent monitors in the skip :shock: :(
by TopBanana
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

Everything’s that has been taken has been marked as such.
by TopBanana
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

I've got a few monitors that I won't be taking with me, unfortunately it really is collection only and I don't think it's fair to ask Duncan to collect them, so you'll need to be able to get to sunny Colchester before Sunday evening. PM me if you are interested. 2 x Dell 2408WFP Monitors with stands...
by TopBanana
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 93
Views: 5613

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

Elminster wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:48 am
You split a group of people into 3 groups. You then split these groups in 2. (Giving you .... 6 ... although you could do it with 4).
x = x/3
x = x/2

Very inefficient code. :lol: :lol:
by TopBanana
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

You're welcome Mark :shock: #-o :oops:
by TopBanana
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

Watford Electronics Diagnostics Utility Disk & Manual.

No idea if it works, but might be of interest to someone.

Would be nice if whomever gets this could image the disk and scan the manual.

Free to a good home, either collect or you cover the cost of P&P.

Gone - Pernod
by TopBanana
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

20 x 27256 eproms.

I've used two in the past and had no issues with them, but have no idea if they have been erased (memory not what it used to be, no pun intended).

Safely stored in plastic tubes although they re not new, so you may have to straighten the odd pin.

£20 inc postage.
by TopBanana
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

I have 2 brand new, never installed Ifel MMC Cards (never opened), inc ROMS, but no cables.

£5 inc postage each - PM me please.

Both gone - Hoglet &VectorEyes
by TopBanana
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

I've got a couple of Commodore Amiga A500s, boxed (although a bit tatty).

Both have trapdoor expansions, neither have been tested recently.

Collection only, will post some pictures later.

Both gone - Sydney & Mark via Elmister
by TopBanana
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Centronics printer to usb converter
Replies: 22
Views: 2011

Re: Centronics printer to usb converter

One day, your prints will come ............... :D :lol: :lol: :lol:
by TopBanana
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

BBC Master 128 with RetroClinic DualOS - no keyboard - collection only - £25

TAKEN - No longer available.
by TopBanana
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

RISC OS Easy C

£45 inc postage
by TopBanana
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

BeeBug C for the Archimedes

£45 inc postage
by TopBanana
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

2 x hm6264lp-15 RAM chips - I'm presuming these are 8k each for a ATPL ROMBoard.

£10 - will post
by TopBanana
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

BBC B Monitor Stand - free to a good home - collection only

TAKEN - No longer available
by TopBanana
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Moving House - Items to go

BBC B Keyboard - presumed working but can't test - free to a good home - collection only

Still available - it missed the skip - JGH via Elmister
by TopBanana
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Moving House - Items to go

House moves are apparently an ideal time to reassess my Retro Computer items according to Mrs TopBanana, so a few items are up for grabs. I can post some, smaller items, larger ones must be collected from Colchester on or before the evening of Sunday 10th June, otherwise they go to meet their maker....
by TopBanana
Mon May 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted - Working BBC Master Keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Wanted - Working BBC Master Keyboard

I have Master with a dodgy keyboard - anyone have any spares for a reasonable price ?

Thanks
by TopBanana
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: network guru and electrician wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 2141

Re: network guru and electrician wanted

Buy LIFX bulbs.

They link to your WiFi, need no additional controllers and can be remotely activated as long as you have an Internet connection.

You may even be be able to set timers on them, or use IFTTT. They integrate with Alexa, Mrs Top Banana set this up - it’s beyond me :shock:
by TopBanana
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: online study?
Replies: 25
Views: 1938

Re: online study?

Interesting theory Ed, although I wouldn't call it low risk. Let me turn the question back on you. Would you prefer to employ someone;- a) Who is technically brilliant, but unreliable, rude to customers, unable to cooperate with colleagues, generally unpleasant to work with and therefore a drag on p...
by TopBanana
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: online study?
Replies: 25
Views: 1938

Re: online study?

best bet is to change your CV to suit your applied job, what I did, & got many interviews after doing this per my previous directors advice. ie If for a Shelf Stacker, just say you only have a ordinary grade in English & maths! Don't say it's to just pay the bills , say you look forward to a upward...
by TopBanana
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Fine Ales
Replies: 18
Views: 1487

Re: Fine Ales

BeebMaster wrote:I know this is under "off-topic", but what the Viglen is this??!!!
It's like cups of tea, but for grown ups, and people who don't need to live next door to fire stations :lol:
by TopBanana
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 2nd SATA hard drive??
Replies: 10
Views: 1429

Re: 2nd SATA hard drive??

Just clarify for me - how are you plugging in the SATA drive ?

It's a SATA connection from the motherboard ?