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by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 23
Views: 141

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

One final slight improvement and I shall call it a night. 'Night'

Drum roll ...... 4225 .... Doesnt change my position but feels like an improvement.
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 674

Re: Post Edits

Coeus wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:33 pm

I also want to say thanks for moderating the forum. I having much fun here and learning too so please don't take anything I have said a whinge.
Ditto
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 674

Re: Post Edits

...To mitigate though, there's an improved drafts facility (see your control panel) and get into the habit of using preview rather than post in the first instance.... I did preview the my previous post, thought I'd fixed the typos and thus submitted it, then discovered another and that is not the f...
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 23
Views: 141

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Not happenign for me. Slight improvement 3927
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 23
Views: 141

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

I did improve my score a little earlier but I think I shall wait for Syndey’s Secrets (sounds like some sort of day time tv show) or just pay someone to play for me (didn’t see anything about that in the rules :?: )
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 22
Views: 656

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Of course it will work. No pressure.
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 23
Views: 141

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

This is why I never join video game championships.
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 98
Views: 5051

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Added to hardware list, that means you have no choice but to make it work now. No pressure.
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: The Master List for New Retro Hardware
Replies: 90
Views: 10424

Re: The Master List for New Retro Hardware

Added:

- FreeFi-232 v2
- RGB to HDMI Adaptor
- Cartridge Breakout Board
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 22
Views: 656

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Added to the hardware list, looks like a first for Daniel.
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 32
Views: 674

Re: Post Edits

Rock and Hardplace spring to mind. I know on Drupal systems i have setup before if you have to go off (piste) the distro/popular module and addons route it gets into a world of pain. Security issues, bugs, poor compatability will later version of Drupal where developer of module has stopped developm...
by Elminster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 23
Views: 141

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

barbarossa69 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:03 am
I almost said to you if this comes out the hat choose again, because it's so similar to Frenzy.

Oh well.
That is 2 Qix port/clones, are there any others on the Beeb?
by Elminster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix
Replies: 23
Views: 141

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R0 - Kix

Even worse at Kix than I was at frenzy as it turns out.
by Elminster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 786

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

I am busy porting it so that I can give myself a head start, I will just ignore the fact it has finished. Well done all
by Elminster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

I edited my original post for you, I have used the tweezer things a couple of times on non acorns where chips are packed in close, but I take your point.
by Elminster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

Oh right I don’t tend to use that one to be fair, I use the plunger one, which you hold against the board and the ones that put them in.
by Elminster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

I have a set of these for inserting and extracting. https://www.jonard.com/Products/WK-7-IC-InsertionExtraction-Kit I'd strongly advise against using this: https://www.jonard.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?p={1AF7BD48-1DE3-4602-8850-9B22843999A4} I've seen more ICs destroyed by these than removed ...
by Elminster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 786

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

Had a couple of games today but no real improvement. Must try harder on next one.
by Elminster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout
Replies: 39
Views: 994

Re: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout

Mine came today as well thanks. Looks like it survived the post. Better than a tracked parcel I had sent they has had a status of delivered since Friday but never arrived.

Edit: Now on the hardware list.
by Elminster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Turbo MMC Misadventures
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: My Turbo MMC Misadventures

I have a set of these for inserting and extracting.

https://www.jonard.com/Products/WK-7-IC ... action-Kit

Edit: but I don’t use the tweezer looking ones on acorns.
by Elminster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 669

Re: Post editing

... Since then, if I edit one of my own posts to add additional content or correct issues, I nearly always prefix it with 'Edit:' myself to make it clear that it's been added. I think the footer is a bit of visual clutter, but it's better to have it than not to have it. I couldn't care less if some...
by Elminster
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 669

Re: Post editing

I am not too worried, will go with the flow. My spooling is por so expect me edict count to be hi.

But agree better editing at cost of security if doing customisation or strange third party modules would not be the way to go. In my onion.
by Elminster
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 669

Re: Post editing

Ditto. I can’t see it either. Didn’t we have this issue the other day? Forget what causes it now.
by Elminster
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 669

Re: Post editing

I guess the only work around on a long post will several edits but no real info content change would just be the old.
EDIT: Fixed typos
I for one get loads of typo, my brain just read what it thinks it typed. I get pc to read out text on important document and spell check with my ears.
by Elminster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 21176

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Much nicer than real motorways
by Elminster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1216

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

BigEd wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:20 pm

There's training, and there's education, and there's preparation for life.
=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
by Elminster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1216

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

I am sure most have read it but the link to the circumlum is

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... s-of-study

I only do optional codeclub for ks2, so I just do fun stuff and don’t have to worry too much about it :)
by Elminster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1216

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

Now it is possible that programming could reinforce concepts in other areas because of the links above but I am not sure that justifies making it compulsory. Phew long post. The compulsory bit is pretty light touch, and may not even involve a computer. It is more about learning concepts. And a lot ...
by Elminster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1216

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

Do you guys think Britain could ever lead the world in computer tech, as once we apparently did? W probably could if we grabbed a nice again but it would probably have to be just one part of the whole puzzle these days. That horse has long bolted! Grown up, died, etc etc. :D The whole forced teachi...
by Elminster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Education, teachers and code clubs
Replies: 20
Views: 302

Re: Education, teachers and code clubs

Volume 1 all about logo. I get paper version as well.

I like that it only comes out once a term, as I can keep up with them.

You can help at my code club :)