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by danielj
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 897

Re: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!

Something's gone wrong with the logo, it looks normal :?
by danielj
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 897

Re: Stardot logo infected with spuds!

Flipping thing.
by danielj
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 897

Re: Stardot logo infected with spuds!

It's OK Martin, I found it. Fear not!

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by danielj
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 897

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

Thanks Lurkio. I've put that up now.

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by danielj
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 897

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

I knew I shouldn't have tried to mess with it. I'll have another look tomorrow :(

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by danielj
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 897

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

OK - I think I found/fixed it. I can't get hold of Roland. If you do a shift-refresh it should reload everything?


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by danielj
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 897

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

Eh? - Martin. Can you post the old logo? (y)

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by danielj
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4431
Views: 274696

Re: Today I received.....

=D>
by danielj
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4431
Views: 274696

Re: Today I received.....

I ordered them on... 3rd feb? So that's 13 days to make/ship by standard mail. Not bad! Solder resist isn't perfect, but that's fine.

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by danielj
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4431
Views: 274696

Re: Today I received.....

Some goodies!

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by danielj
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 897

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

Good job this board is family friendly! :D

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by danielj
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 897

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

We know, we know, we just are doing other things! :)

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by danielj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 138
Views: 8807

Re: BeebSCSI mini

Jason's posts don't tend to run as reserve lists, just to monitor levels of interest - one person then says "put me down" and subsequent people assume they're adding their name to a list :( The trick is to subscribe to the thread and get notifications of when someone posts, then you can se...
by danielj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 897

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

It mostly is still storing and displaying messages. Currently I consider that a win :) :D

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by danielj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 897

Re: Stardot logo disappeared!

Oooh, you're right. Hmm... I really hate getting under the hood of this thing. It's blinkin' scary. Roland?! :D

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by danielj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Memory for 80286 second processor
Replies: 15
Views: 294

Re: Memory for 80286 second processor

https://uk.utsource.net/sch/50256-15

:)

(I've had basically good experiences with UTSOURCE, using things that they provide)

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by danielj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Memory for 80286 second processor
Replies: 15
Views: 294

Re: Memory for 80286 second processor

The 1MB memory upgrades for the 80186 use 50256s, so I suspect they're not using it...

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by danielj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Memory for 80286 second processor
Replies: 15
Views: 294

Re: Memory for 80286 second processor

Strongly suspect it'll be something like that - the same as they used for the 80186 (which only had 512k):
http://mdfs.net/Info/Comp/BBC/Circuits/ ... 6copro.gif

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by danielj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Myelin's in-system updateable MegaROM for the BBC Master 128
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Myelin's in-system updateable MegaROM for the BBC Master 128

I can safely say it fits without getting in the way of anything in mine, which has MultiOS, Econet and 80186 inside it...

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by danielj
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Apple IIe tarting up
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Apple IIe tarting up

So, the fabulous Apple IIe that I've been poking at this last week is finally back together :) Here is some Apple expose: PSU disaster: sheer.jpg PSU earth repair, and RIFA's replaced before they went bang: repair1.jpg repair2.jpg A quick upgrade to a IIe enhanced whilst I'm at it (A13 on the ROMs i...
by danielj
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from uh, me :)
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Hi from uh, me :)

Hullo there :)

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by danielj
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: New to Roms
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: New to Roms

Judging by the titles, some of them have hacks/cheats included. I have no idea which would be the best to use though - just try them and see which works?

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by danielj
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: New to Roms
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: New to Roms

Hi Rich - to protect you from the barrage which may ensue... ROMs has a very specific meaning with the Acorn machines - ROMs are programs which are stored on actual silicon, and can be permanently installed into the machine. (ROM=Read Only Memory). There are lots of these, they're mostly toolkits, w...
by danielj
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: GoTek Floppy - MDFS
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: GoTek Floppy - MDFS

Yes, let me see if I can dig out the instructions on how to do it, I can't find them at the moment :?

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by danielj
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Apple II Super Serial Card Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 418

Re: Apple II Super Serial Card Rebuild

Not 0405s then? :D
Fear not, sticking with 0805s and soics. I just want to keep it to under 10cm square if I can.

I might leave the FTDI out as it can easily be plugged in externally solving the issue immediately :) from a design point of view it makes more sense to have it in the cable.

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by danielj
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Apple II Super Serial Card Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 418

Re: Apple II Super Serial Card Rebuild

Yes, I'd just spotted that a bit earlier :( The WDCs are the most available, but they would appear to be out of the running. Rockwells seem to be the best bet. If it's to remain compatible with old software I'm guessing it really needs a 6551 in it. It's just a question of identifying a reliable sou...
by danielj
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: new to BBC
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: new to BBC

Hullo there :)

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by danielj
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Apple II Super Serial Card Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 418

Re: Apple II Super Serial Card Rebuild

Does anyone know if there'll be any issue with the 65C51 outputs/inputs fanning to both the MAX232s and FTDI? Fan out/in isn't mentioned in the 65C51 datasheet. Obviously you won't use USB/RS232 at the same time. I hope. Or does it need a more elaborate switching arrangement?

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by danielj
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Apple II Super Serial Card Rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 418

Re: Apple II Super Serial Card Rebuild

Yup! Thanks, good spot. Shall I stick one of these and a USB port on for good measure? http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/ICs/FT232R.htm Still debating resistor networks or individual SMD resistors... I'll see what the sizes look like. I'm trying to keep it smaller than 100mm x 100mm (the boards will ...
by danielj
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: announcements
Topic: Server Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 2590

Re: Server Updates

You may notice some issues tomorrow (like stardot being inaccessible), as the forum software gets brought kicking and screaming up to date. If it doesn't work, it wasn't us. If you're contemplating a big post, best to write it in a text editor first, then C&P it back across...

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