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by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Logotron Logo - Welsh version
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Logotron Logo - Welsh version

Some more keywords; GOLYGU "TED enters the LOGO editor ready to edit a program called TED I and DIWEDD are equivalent to TO and END. So I TED from the command prompt would allow the entry of a program called TED; DIWEDD exits program entry ready for execution. DANGOS is equivalent to SHOW. Now ...
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: A5000 Boot Error (Error Number &80000003)

This might seem to be a very simple thing but leave the battery charging for over an hour then do a del-power on restart. It worked a treat on mine when it refused to boot. Something to doo with getting a good enough charge on the battery.
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Logotron Logo - Welsh version
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Logotron Logo - Welsh version

I've had a brief look at this ROM. To start the ROM use *LOGO_C and that brings up; Welcome.jpg Some of the LOGO primitives I found are; ML = FD to go forward DE = RT turn right CH=LT turn left So, to draw a square in Welsh LOGO use; Welsh program.jpg and its result is; Result.jpg The error messages...
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

Something like Wordwise Plus would write the code for websites - HTML, CSS, ASP, JSP, PHP, you name it. All is needed is a text editor.
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Beeb Invanders - Niblesoft 1982
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Beeb Invanders - Niblesoft 1982

Nice one, Col. :D
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2726
Views: 203480

Re: LOLPRICE

My original model A BITD was an issue 4 board.
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Logotron Logo - Welsh version
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Logotron Logo - Welsh version

Interesting. Tried it on my Master. It shows as LOGO-C with *ROMs when loaded into SWR but does not start with *LOGO or with *LOGO-C, giving a bad "command error message".

I shall have to look into this and find out what its activation command is.
by flaxcottage
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Finland!
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Hello from Finland!

Welcome, Cosmo. :D

Master plus Datacentre - mmm nice!
by flaxcottage
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Re: Thermionic Valves

That is a lovely valve. Looks to be from 1925/26. A triode output valve and probably from a battery operated radio. :mrgreen:
by flaxcottage
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: B+64K - 12k sideways ram working
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: B+64K - 12k sideways ram working

BITD I preferred a B+ 128K to both the original Beeb and to the Master. The B+ has a much smaller footprint than the Master and has the shadow RAM and SWRAM found in the Master. However, today I much prefer the Master. It is my machine of choice as it is much more versatile when it comes to attachin...
by flaxcottage
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Hacking the school Econet
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Hacking the school Econet

One of my students BITD managed to push a piece of software onto my computer via the Econet, which software monitored my keystrokes and echoed them on the student's screen. That way he worked out what the administrator password was. He then took great delight in telling me what my password was as so...
by flaxcottage
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Making reasonable progress with a Sudoku solver
Replies: 35
Views: 750

Re: Making reasonable progress with a Sudoku solver

This is a great piece of software. =D> =D>

Now I can beat my wife at solving Sudoku puzzles though she does regard it as cheating. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: B+64K - 12k sideways ram working
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: B+64K - 12k sideways ram working

All the information is here via a link or two.

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... de#p110602
by flaxcottage
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: B+64K - 12k sideways ram working
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: B+64K - 12k sideways ram working

If you were to use 2 or 3 32K SRAMs plugged into one of the ROM sockets you could get 4 or 6 SWRAM banks. That's what I did with my B+ 64K. :D The shadow RAM is great when writing software that needs hires graphics and/or colour graphics. MODE129 gives one much more memory than MODE1. If the GXR ROM...
by flaxcottage
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Re: Thermionic Valves

Nice. It is a shame that Mullard is no longer making valves. I loved the Mullard logo BITD. I used an EL84 and an ECC83 to make my first audio amp with an EZ81 as the rectifier. :D My mate used a 6V6 as the output and I was jealous 'cos it sounded better. :( Somewhere I have some UL84s that were use...
by flaxcottage
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 490
Views: 46091

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

I've been busy archiving today. :D

Attached are two compilations of software, not all of it commercial. Some of these amateur titles are very good and I remember using them on my network BITD.

There are even some games that appear to be missing from the bbcmicro.co.uk site!! :shock:
by flaxcottage
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Re: Thermionic Valves

I ventured into the flaxcottage valve vault again. This time I retrieved some television valves and an oddity I collected from a heavy duty stabilised PSU. 20P1.jpg U801.jpg These two valves above came from our very first television dating from 1953, a 12" B&W table top EKCO (very similar t...
by flaxcottage
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Re: Thermionic Valves

When one looks at valves it is noticeable that there are several shapes that are repeated across the decades and across manufacturers. For valves which enjoyed a long production life, they may occur in several different envelope shapes and base configurations. The UU5 was a case in point. Jump to th...
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Post pictures of your beeb setup
Replies: 218
Views: 21186

Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

But there's no room for an Archimedes ... ! :twisted:
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Stardot logo fixed and now spud and banana free!
Replies: 57
Views: 1007

Re: Stardot logo infected with spuds!

Ha ha! I love it. =D>
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4439
Views: 276529

Re: Today I received.....

martinw wrote:Yes, please show us yours :)

Martin


I started a new thread here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=14551 :D
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Thermionic Valves
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Thermionic Valves

In another thread I promised to post some photos of my thermionic valve collection so I ventured into my shed and dug out some specimens. UU3.jpg UU5.jpg IW3.jpg VMS4.jpg ACSG.jpg PT4.jpg EF50.jpg EBC33.jpg 12E1.jpg All these valves with the exception of the EF50 were removed working from original e...
by flaxcottage
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4439
Views: 276529

Re: Today I received.....

Thanks for the detailed photos. The U65/550 is a rectifier valve from 1929. The one I thought it might be was an audio triode. I'll definitely dig my valves out and photo a few. I have one which is held together with a nut and bolt inside the glass envelope! My earliest are from the 30s but the bulk...
by flaxcottage
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4439
Views: 276529

Re: Today I received.....

Some cool looking valves from the 1930s 8) =D> Martin Those valves look great on display. I shall have to 'rescue' some of mine from my shed and put them on show in my man cave. I have one very similar to the valve in the centre but mine is on a B5 base with an indirectly heated cathode. Yours bein...
by flaxcottage
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2726
Views: 203480

Re: LOLPRICE

I wonder if maniacs and ninjas are related? :twisted:
by flaxcottage
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from uh, me :)
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Hi from uh, me :)

Welcome. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from foxtrotter
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Hi from foxtrotter

Welcome. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: new to BBC
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: new to BBC

Welcome.

The Master is great machine. If funds allow, fit it with a Datacentre and CF HDD. MMC interfaces are good but the Master was made for a Datacentre. :D