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by flaxcottage
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: CET Microsmile "The next 17"
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Re: CET Microsmile "The next 17"

An update to this thread ...

The attachment below now includes the documentation for The Next 17.
by flaxcottage
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: MicroSmile 11 More
Replies: 0
Views: 24

MicroSmile 11 More

There have been a number of posts about the MicroSmile series of tiles, in particular the 11 More package . We have been looking for this for over 5 years but now it is found :!: Thanks to the Mekon it was handed to me in a box of MIA software at the ABUG meet in Manchester. For everyone's delectati...
by flaxcottage
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 480
Views: 43755

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

A long time since I posted a title here. :? Fresh from the ABUG meet in Manchester is the archived Map Skills 1 & 2 package . Package.jpg Package.jpg I already had most of these titles in a bootleg compilation I found (it was protected and a real pain to unravel). However, these are the real dea...
by flaxcottage
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4355
Views: 266003

Re: Today I received.....

Thanks, Wim. :D

I found it here and have tested that it works. https://acorn.huininga.nl/pub/disks/originals/Acorn/
by flaxcottage
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4355
Views: 266003

Re: Today I received.....

A haul of MIA educational titles courtesy of the Mekon. Thanks. =D> Software bundle.jpg Included in the bundle is the final instalment of the MicroSMILE series, 11 More and Level 1 Econet versions of Introducing Map Skills. Yes, I did say Level 1 Econet ! :shock: :shock: What is more, the Map Skills...
by flaxcottage
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Newbie question regarding first machine
Replies: 16
Views: 456

Re: Newbie question regarding first machine

CMcDougall wrote:in my house they run MUCH faster, away from my electrons, so they don't get their key switches stolen! :lol:
#5 ...John [-( :wink:


I'll have you know I now repair Master keys that do not work so no Electrons are damaged in the process! I even repair Electron keys. :D :lol:
by flaxcottage
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Greece.
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Hello from Greece.

Welcome. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Newbie question regarding first machine
Replies: 16
Views: 456

Re: Newbie question regarding first machine

I agree with the previous correspondents completely but I would add to the mix; 1. the price differential between b and Master is not that great overall. A B+ or a Compact will be significantly more expensive. 2. PAGE is set at &E00 on a Master giving more RAM available for the user. 3. the vast...
by flaxcottage
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings and salutations
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Greetings and salutations

Welcome, Jason. Ambition is great. :D :wink:
by flaxcottage
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 480
Views: 43755

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Great, thanks.

There are quite a few MIA titles in there. Now to investigate what is in the archive. :D

There are not enough hours in the day for everything that I want to do. :?
by flaxcottage
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Recurrent corrupted discs - possible floppy drive fault?
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: Recurrent corrupted discs - possible floppy drive fault?

... it also mentions that the format doesn't put any data on the disk so if you want a blank filesystem on a disk then you need to use the original equipment or make a disc image of a blank & format-write that with Omniflop. That is what messes things up. I use OmniFlop a great deal and have al...
by flaxcottage
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Recurrent corrupted discs - possible floppy drive fault?
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: Recurrent corrupted discs - possible floppy drive fault?

I believe the OmniFlop manual states to format on the host machine before writing the image. When OmniFlop formats the disk it does not put the correct data onto the disc.
by flaxcottage
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4355
Views: 266003

Re: Today I received.....

A Pi-DAC+ and matching case for it and my Pi. IMAG1071.jpg This really is an awesome piece of kit and looks exceptionally well made. The Pi-DAC+ is sitting on a Pi2B computer I had spare. It will also work on a Pi3. I tried various ways of driving the Pi-DAC+ board; 1. Raspbian Wheezy and Python - m...
by flaxcottage
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2698
Views: 196830

Re: LOLPRICE

Granny's Garden on cassette and no documentation. :shock: :lol:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOXED-GRANNY ... SwkrFaUyDy
by flaxcottage
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Problem BBC Model B and Turbo MMC
Replies: 30
Views: 592

Re: Problem BBC Model B and Turbo MMC

cmorley wrote:I might have missed it but what happens if:
TurboMMC hardware + ROM disconnected/removed?

Long beep or working?


Also what happens if DNFS is in place and the TurboMMC components too?
by flaxcottage
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: A3020 Restoration

The corrosion can damage PCB tracks and my experience is that the connections to the floppy, hard drive and parallel port can be badly affected on the A3020. All three computers seem to have corrosion still there on the hard drive, 44-pin, connector. It is amazing where the battery gunk goes over t...
by flaxcottage
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What's the worst that could happen?
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Re: What's the worst that could happen?

Suppose I screwed up completely and put a random assortment of 3.3V and 5V signals at anything up to 300MHz on the various pins of a ROM socket. Suppose I was a complete idiot and shorted power to ground. Suppose I ended up double-driving buses everywhere, or driving the data bus to an indeterminat...
by flaxcottage
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Hello!

Welcome. :D By all means clean the contacts on the back of the Electron. When I found my Plus 1 was dodgy, cleaning the contacts solved the problem. Also insert and remove several times to break through any residue on the contacts. RISCOS is great on the Pi 1. Try RISCOS pico for that real retro fee...
by flaxcottage
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: A3020 Restoration

You will need to strip the motherboards out of each computer, removing them from the plastic case. The green corrosion material can be cleaned off by using a 50% white vinegar solution and gentle rubbing with a soft toothbrush. Do not rub too hard or the surface mount components may be scrubbed away...
by flaxcottage
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: CPU International Crisis - Are We All Doomed?
Replies: 16
Views: 433

Re: CPU International Crisis - Are We All Doomed?

Oh no!

Now there will be more calls from the Indian boiler house people claiming my Pi is being attacked by hackers. :(
by flaxcottage
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Portugal
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Hello from Portugal

Welcome. :D
by flaxcottage
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the forum, Matt and welcome back to the beeb. :D
by flaxcottage
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Hello!

Welcome, John. :D
by flaxcottage
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Merry Christmas Gamers and all *.
Replies: 19
Views: 830

Re: Merry Christmas Gamers and all *.

It's Christmas!

Season's greetings from a man cave in deepest Derbyshire

:D :D
by flaxcottage
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 480
Views: 43755

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

You know if I could read I'd be quite smart! :oops: :lol:
by flaxcottage
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 480
Views: 43755

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Mape 4 is actually MIA from my archive as is Map 1, come to think of it. This is an unusual disc but, given the time frame when it was published, 380Z/480Z and BBC micro were the two most popular computer systems in schools. Images of both would be very useful. I am sure OmniFlop can image the disc ...
by flaxcottage
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RIFA'd again
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: RIFA'd again

Does 32-bit smoke smell the same as 8-bit? :wink:
by flaxcottage
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Vancouver BC, Canada!
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Hello from Vancouver BC, Canada!

Welcome, Mr. Ee. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Oxford Pascal instructions
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Oxford Pascal instructions

Ah. But can you read it? :lol:

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