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Thanks Jason!

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Edit. Its alive!

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No probs, glad it works for you!
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Got the most excellently packaged SRAM sub-assembly today from hoglet: fine woodworking skills!
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"Making music on the BBC computer" by Ian Waugh

I was the only bidder on eBay and Hermes actually delivered on time! Looking forward to getting stuck in.

There is a PDF version with SSD of the programs here (which saves me scanning it): http://8bs.com/othrdnld/manuals/publications.shtml
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BigEd wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:14 pm
Got the most excellently packaged SRAM sub-assembly today from hoglet: fine woodworking skills!
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But . . . A solid piece of Oak :shock: Wasn't that expensive to send by post?

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It's plywood... it has a hole in it... but it comes in at 230 grams. Very much reusable!
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daveejhitchins wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:55 pm
But . . . A solid piece of Oak :shock: Wasn't that expensive to send by post?
It went as a large letter (< 750g), which meant I could avoid the post office!
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BigEd wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:39 pm
It's plywood... it has a hole in it... but it comes in at 230 grams. Very much reusable!
You'll have to put a date on it and who sent it. Then, in 30 years time, it should have quite a history! =D>

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If only the artist had signed this work...
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BigEd wrote:
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If only the artist had signed this work...
That can be arranged! :D
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Hot on the heels of a couple of IanS's IDE podules for my A310 & A3010, today I received a NET 100 NIC to fill an empty slot in my A7000+, what I'm going to do with it is another question...
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My new programmer. I love the Chinese card. Luckily Google translate can translate it good enough to understand :lol:
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A certain jab in the arm.
At least the vaccine is one way covid can be compared with flu - the side effects seem to be milder than the flu jab I had last month.

And I don’t seem to have gained/lost any body parts.

Which is probably all just as well, considering that if there ever were going to be serious adverse effects then giving it to all the people who would be expected to manage those effects (ie ICU doctors/nurses) may not be the wisest strategy...
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Boydie wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:07 am
A certain jab in the arm.
Glad to hear you got it Tim! :) Do you have any greater insight now into what Bill Gates is planning to do with his army of octogenarians? :wink: :)
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danielj wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:13 am

Glad to hear you got it Tim! :) Do you have any greater insight now into what Bill Gates is planning to do with his army of octogenarians? :wink: :)
Nope, but I've suddenly developed this irrational hatred of Linux.
And it would explain why we were all having memory problems in Handover this morning! :lol:
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A4x0/1 4MB PCB's

It completely replaces the on-board ram for a full 4MB machine.
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Doesn't require any soldering on the main motherboard.
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Two identical boards are used for the upper and lower 16-bits.
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Still fits neatly under the drive support bar.

Not sure it's a saleable product, they require a scary amount of force to insert them, easy to get it wrong and bend a pin or ten. It may be possible to add turned pin socket strips one row at a time into the motherboard and then fit the memory board.

I was a bit bored over xmas.
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That looks lovely, are you planning to do a 256MB RAM module for the RISC PC perhaps maybe at all perchance?
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BeebMaster wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:30 pm
That looks lovely, are you planning to do a 256MB RAM module for the RISC PC perhaps maybe at all perchance?
But you can still buy 128MB SIMMs on eBay...
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A nice condition Apple II Europlus.

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Sad face dot com :cry: Hermes strikes again. What are my options for replacing this transformer?
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IanJeffray wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:29 pm
Sad face dot com :cry: Hermes strikes again. What are my options for replacing this transformer?
5V brick fed into PL4 & PL2 and dc-dc converter for +/-12V.
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Also you could use a meanwell PSU such as this:

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/embedded ... s/6447219/

Should fit nicely into the available space.

Claim damages from the supplier too.
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CJE have them although not cheap: http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/micros/indiv ... 3010PSUTR1

Might be worth asking them if they'll do a deal or have any junked A3010/A3020 PCBs that you can salvage the transformer from...
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flaxcottage wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:46 pm
Also you could use a meanwell PSU such as this:

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/embedded ... s/6447219/

Should fit nicely into the available space.
Yep, not bad... thanks for the link. :)
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RobC wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:59 pm
CJE have them although not cheap: http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/micros/indiv ... 3010PSUTR1

Might be worth asking them if they'll do a deal or have any junked A3010/A3020 PCBs that you can salvage the transformer from...
Insurance claim? Or wasn't it insured :shock:

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I think it's about time we had some proper consumer protection laws in this country to put a stop to all this shoddy couriering we are all experiencing. If the contents of a parcel do not arrive at the destination in the same condition as at dispatch then the courier is failing in its basic duty of care to the customer, and I would argue that they have a duty of care to the recipient as much as the sender.

If this was happening to people in the workplace then the perpetrators would be up against the Health & Safety Executive and in the dock on corporate manslaughter charges.

Parcels have rights too! So who's coming on the insurrection march to Whitehall as we fight for our rights as consumers!

...or maybe I'll just stick a post it note on nearest pillar box saying "please be careful"...
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Much as I hate to say it the blame does often lie with the person packing the parcel rather than the courier. Unless Hermes are involved of course.

I have received a number of shoddily packaged parcels with some or more damage to the contents. I have never had a well packaged parcel arrive damaged (although I have no doubt it happens). If the contents of the parcel are touching the box they are in (or in some cases too big for the box the are in) then they can get damaged just by putting other parcels on top of them, no matter how carefully.

What amazes me is that people badly package relatively expensive stuff when ultimately it is them who will lose out - the courier company will always require photos of the packaging as proof it was adequately packaged. Which they won’t get and therefore won’t pay out. When my Vectrex arrived it was in a weak cardboard box with one layer of bubble wrap and a small amount of newspaper for packaging. :shock: Thanks to UPS it arrived OK. [-o< Had it not there is no way they would have paid out (assuming they would for a CRT TV anyway).

I have been around various mail / parcel distribution centres and there are a lot of conveyors and other machines where boxes can get snagged and damaged. It is unfortunately unavoidable from time to time.

But of course certain couriers dropping parcels over fences doesn’t help either...

Rant about badly packaged parcels over. :D
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daveejhitchins wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:16 pm
Insurance claim? Or wasn't it insured :shock:

Dave H.
Always worth checking the courier exclusions on parcel insurance. A lot exclude any IT equipment >20yrs old - Hermes one of the worst for this.
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A couple of Raspberry Pi Picos from thePiHut:
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Some mini DIN5 connectors from AliExpress.
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One pair of these was used to make an extension cable for a Warthog joystick, for which I've 3d printed an extension:
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Pleasantly surprised with the aliexpress connectors, decent quality, and cost me £15 for ten pairs, and took ten days to get here from China.

This is compared to one extension lead from eBay that was broken in the post, that cost £9.99.

Lesson here, make your own stuff :)
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