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by Elminster
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 124
Views: 4596

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

As per email with fuller explanation, I need to drop out this time around. Had a few job issues, will all be sorted soon, but not in time for this weekend.
by Elminster
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Happy Holidays!
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Happy Holidays!

Not going to get many presents around your tree. A few 6502's maybe. :D
by Elminster
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello - former electron user.
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Hello - former electron user.

Welcome to the forum.
by Elminster
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: It's been a while : a re-introduction
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: It's been a while : a re-introduction

Some of you will remember me as some did in a recent thread, many will not know me but I used to be a big contributor a long time ago for some years and was one of the original moderators. But due to redundancy and finding I needed to start a brand new career from scratch (with all the work that en...
by Elminster
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Austria
Replies: 18
Views: 1241

Re: Hello from Austria

Welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy you newly discovered machine,
by Elminster
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: general
Topic: British Micro Federation
Replies: 35
Views: 868

Re: British Micro Federation

I am not sure any of it is easy to predict and certainly nothing to do with company size. After all the likes of IBM and co. had the market sew up until Microsoft and Apple. Then when it looked like the home OS battle was over along cake Linux and freeBSD types. Then along comes a book company and i...
by Elminster
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: general
Topic: British Micro Federation
Replies: 35
Views: 868

Re: British Micro Federation

Similar to the tea trade, when Britain ended up with an empire accidently via the east India tea companies agreesive expansion tactics.
by Elminster
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 124
Views: 4596

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Put me down for Saturday and Sunday, with kit please.

Once down on list I shall break news to family, after putting nobody armour.

Thanks
by Elminster
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master internal Pi CoProcessor plus VideoNULA...?
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Master internal Pi CoProcessor plus VideoNULA...?

I dont have the Pi version, I do have John Kortink's RcCo6502Mini, working okay. From memeory the pins are long enough that the co pro board sits above VNULA. I think I may have asked similr questions in one of the other threads. Will se eif I can dig it up.
by Elminster
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New member, old new computer..
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: New member, old new computer..

Welcome to the forums. Enjoy.
by Elminster
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 4288

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

1024MAK wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:44 pm
It’s Sunday morning and busy again - well, some of the photos were taken in the morning!

A partly built board that I’m working on (I blame Duncan for getting me interested in RC2014...)
I deny everything. I do have a box of RC2014 cards to build at some point.
by Elminster
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: I2C 4 U
Replies: 301
Views: 19465

Re: I2C 4 U

Ditto. All 8 bit stuff on back burner for a while, while I catchup on some certification exams. So can’t offer my usual unconstructive critism at the moment.
by Elminster
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Nascom / ICET weirdness.....
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Nascom / ICET weirdness.....

Probably not relevant to your issue but I found with the non GODIL powered version of ice-t running 6502 in a beeb it started working when I swapped 6502 for icet, I assumed I had a busted 6502, but eventually when I fixed other issues and put the 6502 back it work fine, and has ever since. So it se...
by Elminster
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: The best SD card reader for the Beeb?
Replies: 19
Views: 624

Re: The best SD card reader for the Beeb?

There are many storage types on the hardware list in the signature below.

But I usually use gotek or gosdc, or usually both.
by Elminster
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Colour link on BBC Master
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Colour link on BBC Master

geraldholdsworth wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:15 pm
I'm actually amazed at those people who can look at a circuit and say exactly what it does.
It is really easy. The pixies put the electrons in wheelbarrows, and push them around till they get bored, they then empty them into a big pit in an alternate dimension. Or that is how it seems to work.
by Elminster
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Heatsink for video ULA, or advice on modern replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Wanted: Heatsink for video ULA, or advice on modern replacement

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:38 pm
Why not use the opportunity to upgrade to one of Rob's VideoNuLAs? :)
Is that not a bit like saying 'I have lost my radiator cap on my mini metro, I know I'll drop in a 6 litre V8 Engine as a replacement'

:evil:
by Elminster
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: 01001000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100001
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: 01001000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100001

Welcome to the Forum.

Luckily for you the Electron rarely need to be atacked with a red hotter pocker, unlike the other acorn machines.
by Elminster
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: The Master List for New Retro Hardware
Replies: 93
Views: 17056

Re: The Master List for New Retro Hardware

Added:

- Atari Joystick Interface (up to 3 now)
- Pi to 1MHz interface
- BBC2DVI Interface
by Elminster
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Heatsink for video ULA, or advice on modern replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Wanted: Heatsink for video ULA, or advice on modern replacement

As my VULA broke in my series 4, and I replaced it with the most recent VULA, I do have one of the original HS kicking around somewhere.
by Elminster
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Your stories: what do you use your PiTubeDirect for?
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Your stories: what do you use your PiTubeDirect for?

I use it for the extra memory and speed to make BTELNET (BASIC TELNET) usable. Really must get around to finishing it one day.
by Elminster
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 173
Views: 15261

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

Interesting. I will have to upgrade for the rotary reverse feature, I find it works the opposite way to what I think it does and I always go the wrong way!
by Elminster
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: This is not a language
Replies: 68
Views: 1680

Re: This is not a language

The WDC W65C22S6TPG-14 is a CMOS chip for new designs, as the interrupt pin (IRQB) output is a totem pole type which should not be directly connected to existing circuit designs if more than one device is connected to the CPU's interrupt input. The WDC W65C22N6TPG-14 is also a CMOS chip, but design...
by Elminster
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: This is not a language
Replies: 68
Views: 1680

Re: This is not a language

I usually fit brand new wdc6522N’s which are the NMOS (edit: replacement versions), I have some S’s as well and I thought I tried them and the machine didn’t like it but that probably wasted a master. I guess the safest would be to determine what type of 6522 is fitted currently and just replace wit...
by Elminster
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Acorn Atom weird video idea
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Acorn Atom weird video idea

Roland's been experimenting with exactly this using a Pi Zero connected via the Atom Tube interface. Like my son I hate it when someone else already had one of my bright ideas :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Invent time machine and then suggest it. Win win. I will have to have a look at Roland's work...
by Elminster
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Acorn Atom weird video idea
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Acorn Atom weird video idea

Couldn’t comment on the Atom per sa but the rc2014 pi serial has been on my list for a while, and I had planned on doing something similar for my SWTPC 6800, but still on the ‘have a look at list’. So interested to follow any more work in that direction.
by Elminster
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2599

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

The only real example I can think of is actually Windows 95 - essentially at a low level it's Windows 3.x with preemptive multitasking, multi-threading, better memory protection etc bolted on, with a vast amount of mangling to try to preserve application compatibility. I'm not entirely sure that's ...
by Elminster
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2599

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

However it seems from your last post that this is one of many things you think ROOL should be enabling, and that by "retro" you just mean that RISC OS shouldn't be considered a commercial project to shepherd into the future, but rather something to preserve and enable people to tinker with. Retro i...
by Elminster
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 81
Views: 2599

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

However it seems from your last post that this is one of many things you think ROOL should be enabling, and that by "retro" you just mean that RISC OS shouldn't be considered a commercial project to shepherd into the future, but rather something to preserve and enable people to tinker with. Retro i...
by Elminster
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC2DVI
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: BBC2DVI

Do you have one of Hoglet's RGBHDMI things as well?, be interesting to do a comparison. Although with all the work Dave and Ian have been doing on the RGBHDMI I cant imagine the picture will be hugely different.

Guess I need to do a few updates on the hardware list. I await your review.
by Elminster
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Cleaning PCBs
Replies: 24
Views: 1369

Re: Cleaning PCBs

Our water is crunchy. You can run a new dishwasher service, everyone send you there motherboard for a bit of clean.

I do wonder if a jet wash would work ........