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by pau1ie
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 19
Views: 521

Re: Modern mice

I'm sure you could get cheap "omlon" switches or something from the usual suspects, but I'll just splash out and buy a handful of the proper ones off farnell. The choice seems to be this http://uk.farnell.com/omron-electronic- ... mron%20D2F Thanks. I ordered some of those, and some of the D2F 01 o...
by pau1ie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 19
Views: 521

Re: Modern mice

Looking at the mouse I see it could do with retrobrighte-ing, so maybe it isn't as modern as I suggested. Still it is USB, so doesn't count as retro yet! I took the mouse apart and inspected the switches. Measuring resistance with a multimeter shows the LMB switch is going. Also it feels different t...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 77
Views: 2749

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

If I press reset, I get a line of rubbish, as if it is talking at a different baud rate (Though nothing on the BBC screen - I can't copy the gobbledeygook) then the following repeats every 6 seconds or so (2 iterations pasted, I believe it is identical every time: ets Jan 8 2013,rst cause:4, boot mo...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 41
Views: 2057

Re: Viewdata Service

I am a little disappointed that this doesn't work in terminal. The Master Welcome guide says you need to buy an Acorn Prestel adapter to use Prestel, which comes with a self-dialing modem and a ROM. Still, commstar works fine on the Master.
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 77
Views: 2749

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

I followed your instructions for wiring things up, so I have the link at the beeb end. It crashed with a message like: ets Jan 8 2013,rst cause:4, boot mode:(3,7) I can get the whole message if you need, it comes up at 115200 baud in the arduino output window no matter what the baud rate is set to i...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Help me identify some games, please!
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Help me identify some games, please!

The following adventures contain the word Conifer:
I couldn't find Coinfer.
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Help me identify some games, please!
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Help me identify some games, please!

I am pretty sure I played the map game recently, which makes me think it must be in the educational archive, but that is only on my laptop at present. However, is it one of these: search for Grography on bbcmicro site
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 77
Views: 2749

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

I gave this a go with my bbc master and the terminal program that comes with it. It works! I had to disable hardware flow control in the sketch (New versions have enabled it). It just crashed the ESP8266 otherwise. Then I had to do: *configure baud 5 *configure data 5 and CTRL-BREAK to make it take ...
by pau1ie
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Make your own bible story
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Make your own bible story

Looking forward to seeing it. Retrocomputing and Sunday school - there's a combination I haven't seen before! Interestingly bbcmicro doesn't seem to have any bible or any type of religion based games, which surprises me. Either we haven't found them, or maybe Christians didn't cotton on to computers...
by pau1ie
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 19
Views: 521

Re: Modern mice

What on Earth are you doing to them? I don't think I've ever seen a mouse outright break, even the grotty cheap ones. Just using them. They don't break, it is just things like click and drag where the button releases even though I am holding it firmly, and when I single click it double clicks for m...
by pau1ie
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cassette player maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 231

Re: Cassette player maintenance

I have a cassette recorder which has the drive belt for the counter missing. Where would I get a replacement for that?
by pau1ie
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 43
Views: 1153

Re: Having a clear out

My goodies arrived today in good order thanks.
by pau1ie
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 19
Views: 521

Modern mice

I don't seem to have a lot of luck with modern mice. Whatever I buy I find that after a few months the mouse buttons either don't click, or double click when I click them once, and release when I don't tell them to. Has anyone else had similar issues? Is there any cure? Are there any mice that don't...
by pau1ie
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 55
Views: 1318

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

I'd like to attend Saturday and Sunday please.
by pau1ie
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 43
Views: 1153

Re: Having a clear out

Please can I have Logo, Electronics in action, and Micro Primer? Let me know how much by PM.
by pau1ie
Wed May 30, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 157
Views: 16153

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

It's not recent, and not youtube, but I found this Micro User show interesting. It isn't very informative, but its more a snapshot of 1985. My goodness - weren't people skinny then!
by pau1ie
Sat May 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 84
Views: 4216

Re: https certificates?

Thanks Daniel, that's brilliant!
by pau1ie
Fri May 25, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 58
Views: 848

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

A recent episode of money box spoke to people running an allotment association, the consensus was that it did apply to non commercial entities, but wasn't too hard to comply. I think the forum is pretty self service, we can delete our posts if we want, and can correct our own information. It's not l...
by pau1ie
Wed May 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: GOTEK and ADFS Issue
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: GOTEK and ADFS Issue

It works fine for me (flashfloppy firmware V0.9.19a) on my Master 128 with no extra config for ADFS .adl and DFS .ssd. (Not tried writing though). As others noted it only emulates the floppy drive, so you need the controller and filesystem installed on your micro to make it work. I have a 1772 inter...
by pau1ie
Thu May 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 100
Views: 5222

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

Andy1979 wrote: As you say, the mountains of HDMI and USB cables were so overpriced to begin with that 50% off is still higher than Amazon prices.
Just back from my local store, and they are now 80% off, which brings them more in line with elsewhere.
by pau1ie
Thu May 03, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New laptop
Replies: 14
Views: 618

Re: New laptop

To get even more serious, I would suggest, when they get a little bigger, not to buy a leapfrog tablet or other proprietary kids tablet? They are quite cheap but the software is terribly expensive for what it is, and they try and lock you in to their ecosystem. Far better to get a tablet (apple or a...
by pau1ie
Wed May 02, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)
Replies: 191
Views: 22101

Re: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)

tricky wrote: I notice that the b-em link (to sth) is to quite an old version (may still be the latest release though).
I Think it is, though the new release candidate is looking very good. I will update it when a stable version is released.
by pau1ie
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312550

Re: Today I received.....

Of course I am obliged to point out that anyone can play that online at:

bbcmicro.co.uk - UIM (Ultra Intelligent Machine)
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing services
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: 3D printing services

I have one, a 3drag marketed as a Velleman K8200, and I like the open nature of it. The design is several years old, so I am sure that there is newer and better technology available now. The thing to bear in mind is that it takes a lot of tinkering to get it working, they tend not to be like paper p...
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Educational Archive?

I think this would be easiest to achieve by use of tags, which work in a similar manner to secondary genre at present. Most programs won't have these types of requirements, and some may have others, so I think something flexible should be used. Ebay is of course several orders of magnitude bigger bo...
by pau1ie
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Educational Archive?

I was wondering about this too. It would be good to have extra search criteria / categories for educational stuff. If possible a bit on compatible controls too (touch screen, switch interface, joystick, micro mike etc). Categories can just be added to the existing database. Do you have any thoughts...
by pau1ie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Educational Archive?

you might have two slightly different visions Probably. I think I am improving on what Lee suggested. He probably thinks I am ruining it! people looking for eduware might feel like second-class citizens I hadn't fully developed that thought, but we could have different home pages (Thinking about it...
by pau1ie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Educational Archive?

That is something that crossed my mind. It does mean that there is only one place to put everything, and indeed look for everything, otherwise educational games need to go in both sites. I think I would prefer an additional control for this rather than primary genre. Also programs would need to atta...
by pau1ie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Midlands ABUG November 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 953

Re: Midlands ABUG November 2018

The problem is people book in the "not a booking thread" thread, so I am scared it will fill up before the real "booking thread" thread is created...