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by Elminster
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 45
Views: 432

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: 45
Views: 432

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: 45
Views: 432

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: 21087

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: 1200

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: 1200

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: 1200

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: 1200

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: 286

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 :)
by Elminster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Education, teachers and code clubs
Replies: 20
Views: 286

Re: Education, teachers and code clubs

Perhaps I need to dig out my smalltalk books, or perhaps I have too much to learn already :)

BTW raspberry pi do a magazine for educators that I have been reading

https://helloworld.raspberrypi.org/issues
by Elminster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Education, teachers and code clubs
Replies: 20
Views: 286

Re: Education, teachers and code clubs

I remember using it [logo] at school before we went on to BASIC. I think it might be a good step from a block based language (scratch to a text based one (python). Also if I could hook up some sort of physical robot/turtle and ran on a pi, it could be a could intro to doing things with gpio etc. Oka...
by Elminster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2606
Views: 215028

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

You sure you are not just saying that so as to keep the price down and nab yourself a bargain? :evil: :lol: That price is well beyond bargain, even now. Quite sure :D - I've got enough junk that's semi useful without adding useless to it! I guess one persons junk is another’s treasure, certain peop...
by Elminster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: general
Topic: Education, teachers and code clubs
Replies: 20
Views: 286

Re: Education, teachers and code clubs

Has anyone played with the new(ish) opensource Qlogo ?

Quite like that I can run it on win, Linux (including pi) and Mac without the need for any emulators.

Edit: my thinking is that logo a good way to get from scratch to python.
by Elminster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2606
Views: 215028

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

danielj wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:57 am
Arguably a bit useless as everyone's gotten quite good at diagnosing faults without them :D
You sure you are not just saying that so as to keep the price down and nab yourself a bargain? :evil:
by Elminster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2606
Views: 215028

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

I bet everyone is watching these already, they will go for a lot as they are quiet rare. I won’t bid myself, just watching.

Probably something someone should reverse engineer and sell.
by Elminster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 21
Views: 570

Re: Moving House - Items to go

Hmmm. With a bit of suitcase juggling I may get them on the wardrobe I guess.
by Elminster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 53
Views: 681

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

I got distracted and started porting it to Mac.
by Elminster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 21
Views: 570

Re: Moving House - Items to go

Wife permitting I can collect anything and pass it on in Sept. Just need to work out where to store it for a 2 or 3 months. I may not be able to pickup this weekend as the house is in disarray due to decorating, carpet going down next week so I should be finished (never good to be painting rooms AFT...
by Elminster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 97
Views: 4968

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

Great. Now about the feature to direct beam the video feed into my brain ......
by Elminster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn factory friday special B+
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Acorn factory friday special B+

Nothing wrong with that. My components always look like that after I solder them on. :evil:
by Elminster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: Modern mice

USB devices started appearing in the 90s so it could be Retro if you use the older than 10years rule. Which would make my keyboard Retro as it is 11 years old.
by Elminster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout
Replies: 33
Views: 830

Re: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout

I think you missed me. I was the first to express interest.

And yes i am still interested.
by Elminster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 97
Views: 4968

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

john_A3000 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:00 pm
HDMI will never look as good as a CRT. These machines were not designed with HD in mind, so will look awful when stretched on a big HDTV.
To late to add optional scanline generator features I wonder. e.g.

https://www.arananet.net/pedidos/produc ... generator/
by Elminster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 53
Views: 681

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

Oh okay. few hours of playing. Best score 106588
by Elminster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout
Replies: 33
Views: 830

Re: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout

You can buy stamps on the royal mail website. Fairly sure from memroy it gets you to give weight and dimensions and gives you the cost, before printing out the label.
by Elminster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 53
Views: 681

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

Was only getting a few 1000's then I read the instructions! Still miles off you guys. Will post a screenshot if I get a score anywhere near.
by Elminster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Moment of madness. The board I plug it into will take 12v with optional power transistor, caps and a jumper in a different place. Just I don’t have those.
by Elminster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3247

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

Think yourself lucky. My wife tries to put me in the shed.
by Elminster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

As of 45 mins ago I don’t like barrel connectors anyway, having thought I picked up a 5v psu, when it in fact 12v. The item in question is now not working. Ho hum. Time to workout what I blew up. :shock: I can't believe you didn’t test with a multimeter for polarity and voltage first... :shock: Mar...
by Elminster
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Prince of Persia
Replies: 112
Views: 4838

Re: Prince of Persia

You mean you are not hard at work doing the VIDEONula, SWRAM, pitubediect version of POP!!!!????