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by paulv
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Midlands ABUG November 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

Re: Midlands ABUG November 2018

This too is a placeholder - for me to be there ;)

Paul
by paulv
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which BBC model is this, A or B?
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Which BBC model is this, A or B?

Looks like a model B to me... When it's on press CTRL+BREAK to get the full header. If it's not doing that on power on, then there's something a bit wrong with it. EDIT: Specifically it's Model B iss.3 motherboard with the earlier "rough" case and "BBC Microcomputer" function strip which was altered...
by paulv
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 40
Views: 2089

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

I'd like to have a 16-bit card for one of my A310's please.

Can pick up at Wakefield too.

Thanks

Paul
by paulv
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Were any images bundled with Artisan?
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Were any images bundled with Artisan?

I remember a Mediterranean villa and an art deco era woman. Pretty sure that was Artisan on the A310 in our art department when I was at secondary school.

Paul
by paulv
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3544

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

I'll be there... Might need to sit down a lot this year. First time at Wakefield since the Cancer! A bit of a milestone as I've missed the last three.

Paul
by paulv
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Beeb Spotting
Replies: 27
Views: 3096

Re: Beeb Spotting

Beeb and "Hybrid Music System" spotting... Don't watch, just listen! https://youtu.be/XySyFOpQs5g?t=8m Composer Patrick Gowers used the Hybrid Music System in creating the music for Granada Tv's series 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes', and wrote a special AMPLE part for a demanding atmospheric piece ...
by paulv
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1603

Re: My Wife

So sorry to hear this news. Best wishes.

Paul
by paulv
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Beeb and Stroke victims - a 1987 paper
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: The Beeb and Stroke victims - a 1987 paper

MartinB wrote:Hi Paul :)

Does that mean I should edit my original post to be a link rather than the pdf itself? The site where I found it does allow download of the file.
Probably?! Not sure really but to be safe that may be best.

Paul
by paulv
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: general
Topic: The Beeb and Stroke victims - a 1987 paper
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: The Beeb and Stroke victims - a 1987 paper

There are loads of papers about using the Beeb as part of rehab and I've gathered together quite a few that reference the Microvitec Touchtech 501 touchscreen for the CUB monitors and I've put them on my Touchtech page.... https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/content/Microvitec-Touchtech-501/ The pa...
by paulv
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 106
Views: 5002

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

To be honest, I'm not sure which connector is in my Master and it's currently buried at the back of the room seeing as Tracie has cleared out the other bedroom and put all her art materials in boxes on top of all my boxes. From memory, I think it's the locking ribbon type so we'll go with whatever i...
by paulv
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards
Replies: 106
Views: 5002

Re: BeebSCSI full size + internal VFS adaptor boards

I'd be interested in the VFS adaptor alone as I've already got a BeebSCSI...

Paul
by paulv
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Large project box
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Large project box

Does anyone know of a project box that's large enough to house a BBC Micro keyboard? I've been looking for an hour or two now and can't find anything suitable. Before anyone asks, the keyboard I have is from a very, very dead BBC Micro that someone had on Stardot many years ago and I got the keyboar...
by paulv
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master screen interference PiTube direct
Replies: 57
Views: 2354

Re: BBC Master screen interference PiTube direct

Replacing the original PSU with a Meanwell supply may give you the extra power and stability you need...

http://www.waitingforfriday.com/?p=794

Paul
by paulv
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 168
Views: 15168

Re: BeebSCSI mini

Mine too... header was a bit squished but it appears to be physically fine otherwise.. Wont be able to test it until the new year now though :-(

Paul
by paulv
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

Re: Image rotation

I realise the forum software hasn't been updated for a bit, but one of the reasons it wasn't updated for ages (and we got hacked) was because it's hard to do with lots of custom code bodged in. The main aim here is keeping things as vanilla as possible to ease updating (and also because in truth no...
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

Re: Image rotation

What's odd is that when phpBB serves the image directly, the browser auto-rotates the image to the correct orientation (latest Chrome on Windows 10) so the browser is capable of orienting the image correctly... However, the browsers don't yet honour the CSS required to make this work.... https://dev...
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 2647

Re: M3000 vs M5000

Well, it's Birthday and Christmas season now so all my machines barring my work laptop are put away for the next 3-4 weeks so I won't be doing anything for a while :-( Oh! . . . This is when I usually get mine out to play with . . . Mmmm! Actually, they never go away :- Dave H :-$ I know. This is m...
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

Re: Image rotation

Thanks. It's not an Apple product, it's a Samsung Galaxy S8. I did take the photo in what I thought appeared to be the correct phone orientation but it seems that's the forum thinks that's not the case :-(

Paul
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 2647

Re: M3000 vs M5000

Paul, I was shocked to hear of your cancer experience and it's great to hear you have recovered enough to have made it to ABUG. Thanks. It took two years to get to this point but it was really great to see everyone again. Regarding B-Em crashing, later on the thread Music 5000 in B-Em which you hav...
by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

Image rotation

by paulv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4684
Views: 316243

Re: Today I received.....

Nothing.... Because of this...
20171210_100847.jpg
Two Amazon orders and a BeebSCSI are somewhat delayed :-o

Paul
by paulv
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 317
Views: 23344

Re: Acorn Art Thread

pixelblip wrote:Happy Christmas to all at Stardot from pixelblip
^^^^^^^^ I think for many, this image evokes memories of seeing their first computer. It certainly does for me :D

Merry Christmas!

Paul
by paulv
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 606
Views: 61053

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

This one had me in stitches! :lol: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydra-Backplane-epic-computer-lab-kit-used-in-development-of-multi-core-CPUs/142616326628?hash=item21349871e4:g:ZJcAAOSwUchaHDIg LOL price too. :shock: http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14093&p=187777 That's the original t...
by paulv
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 168
Views: 15168

Re: BeebSCSI mini

Shipping! Thanks for everone's patience most of the first batch are out the door. There are some which are awaiting the 1MHz bus connector to be soldered on (I ran out of stock) and they will go out in the next day or two. Yay :D =D> =D> =D> I know how much time assembly takes and it can be very mo...
by paulv
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New Aneng AN8000 Digital multimeter £10 posted UK
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: New Aneng AN8000 Digital multimeter £10 posted UK

I'll take it off your hands...

Paul
by paulv
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Would like to borrow: Hydra controller card
Replies: 29
Views: 2409

Re: Would like to borrow: Hydra controller card

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142603847393

Really? :shock: Really? :roll:

That's not even LOL price... That's just depressingly unrealistic.

Paul
by paulv
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 2647

Re: M3000 vs M5000

hoglet wrote:It looks like Studio3.ssd contains a copy of the extensions to support the Music 3000.

Checking the other disks, this seems to be the only version of M.M5 that uses both addresses.
Excellent :D That's great news.

Paul
by paulv
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 2647

Re: M3000 vs M5000

So, I took my Hybrid discs to the ABug meet in Leicester and left them in the capable hands of our very own DanielJ who has Kryofluxed the discs and converted them all to SSD's too. Going through the discs, it seems I have a couple of discs with different versions of the M5 module on and one of the ...
by paulv
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Music 5000 in B-Em
Replies: 207
Views: 12466

Re: Music 5000 in B-Em

We could make a Midi Keyboard emulate that :D Definitely the way to go I think. Trying to get MIDI in working would require a lot of work to build a ROM to monitor the 1MHz bus for MIDI in traffic and convert it to signals to control the 5000. There'd be a lot of work to deal with voice selection t...
by paulv
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Music 5000 in B-Em
Replies: 207
Views: 12466

Re: Music 5000 in B-Em

Hi there. I was wondering do you think it's possible or within the realms of possibility to add midi input to the emulation of Music 5000? I guess you would need the source code? Music 4000s are hard to come by now. It would be great to see some new music coming out and I'd love to have a bash but ...