Re: [Ql-Users] For 1 person only - or maybe just 2!

2017-08-29 Thread Geoff Wicks via Ql-Users
On 28/08/2017 19:51, Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users wrote: Hi Geoff, About your dictionaries ,, Qtyp is still a commercial program? Giorgio 2017-08-28 20:41 GMT+02:00 Geoff Wicks via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com>: Thanks for the email. It's a good point, but as it h

[Ql-Users] For 1 person only - or maybe just 2!

2017-08-28 Thread Geoff Wicks via Ql-Users
I have always said that one of the strengths of the QL is that it caters for minorities. For the one person - or maybe two people who are interested - the 2017 version of my UK General Election analysis program is now available on the downloads page of my website.

Re: [Ql-Users] Test email

2017-05-08 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 08/05/2017 12:30, Marcel Kilgus wrote: Dilwyn Jones wrote: Modern IT is getting so bad we will soon be better off going back to pencil and paper. I don't quite get why you don't just click yourself your own hosting provider including a domain and eMail service and be done with it. This

Re: [Ql-Users] SuQcess now freeware

2017-03-14 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 13/03/2017 15:45, Bob Spelten wrote: Hi All, I have removed the trail limitation for SuQcess 2.05 on my site. Three language versions can now be downloaded. I have used it almost daily over the past 10 years and am aware of bugs in the program, although nobody else has reported any

Re: [Ql-Users] Email attachments

2017-01-14 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 13/01/2017 22:40, Norman Dunbar wrote: And I have been known to keep the "Microsoft tech support" people on the phone for hours! At least when they are talking to me, they are not ripping off some unsuspecting person. Mind you, I wouldn't do any of the above with windows, even in a vm!

Re: [Ql-Users] Online SuperBasic Manual.

2016-11-05 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 04/11/2016 19:09, Ralf Reköndt wrote: - Original Message - From: "Geoff Wicks"I am not sure whether I was the writer of the tools that Rich refers to, Text87 was always the most difficult of the QL word processors as no one has ever been able to unravel the file forma

Re: [Ql-Users] Withdrawal of my personal Software Preservation Project

2016-07-08 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 07/07/2016 14:31, Rich Mellor wrote: On 07/07/2016 11:13, Wolfgang Lenerz wrote: Hi, Just my 2 cents worth. As I understand it, Rich came under attack from some (as yet unnamed) sources because he (i) sells old programs for the QL and (ii) sent take-down notices (or was suspected of

Re: [Ql-Users] Carlo Delhez

2015-10-29 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 29/10/2015 11:03, Bob Spelten wrote: This weekend I came across the sad announcement that Dutch programmer Dr. Ir. Carlo Delhez had died a week before. He was only 48. He was a familiar name among Sinclair users. He wrote programs for ZX & QL computers, both commercial and freeware. Among

Re: [Ql-Users] Assembly eMagazine - Issue 2, now available.

2015-07-22 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 19/07/2015 18:31, Norman Dunbar wrote: Finally! http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/downloads/AssemblyLanguage/Issue_002/Assembly_Language_002.pdf Enjoy. Cheers, Norm. I have just updated my newspage and checking that your weblink was working correctly I came across the question on

Re: [Ql-Users] Assembly eMagazine - Issue 2, now available.

2015-07-22 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 22/07/2015 20:05, Derek wrote: Hi Geoff, The link does not work, should the be slash after .net Sorry about that - I hadn't noticed. Corrected it is www.gwicks.net/justwords.html Best Wishes, Geoff ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 and Win 8

2015-07-19 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 19/07/2015 09:39, Wolf wrote: Good grief, whatever gave you that impression? You can freely choose where your qxl.win file should lie, of course! Wolfgang On 07/18/2015 11:36 PM, jms1 wrote: The real problem is the locations for the win1 to 8 is hard coded in the scource of smsq and

Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 and Win 8

2015-07-17 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 17/07/2015 18:07, peterfox wrote: Hi Geoff, Thank you for coming back to me. I am very vague about making QXL.Wins but is the command that you have given me is used in Windows or QPC2? From within QPC2. I can understand your problem as I have also been grappling with it this week.

Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 and Win 8

2015-07-17 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 17/07/2015 10:06, Marcel Kilgus wrote: I have no idea how you even managed to do put them there in Windows 8, this should be pretty much impossible for normal users. Also, they would be write protected there. Note for everybody: DO NOT PUT FILES IN C:\ Search your drive for other copies of

Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 and Win 8

2015-07-17 Thread Geoff Wicks
When you formatted a win disk formerly it was saved on the C: drive. If you format a win disk under windows 8 it is saved in a subdirectory. I cannot remember the path but the command PRINT WIN_DRIVE(x), where x is the number of the drive, will give you the path. Sorry a typo. The

[Ql-Users] A little trumpet blowing

2015-06-11 Thread Geoff Wicks
This is blowing the trumpet for both myself and the QL. The new edition of Family Tree magazine, which is in the shops tomorrow, contains an article I have written on DNA and surname distribution. It is illustrated by three maps that were all drawn on the QL using the Just Words! mapping

Re: [Ql-Users] Firefox speed problems (OT)

2015-02-24 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 24/02/2015 11:19, François Van Emelen wrote: Hi Geoff, It is rather difficult to test internet speed. I have been testing a dozen of progs with Frefox and Opera (installed temporarily) and all but one require Flashplayer to be active. The results are all more or less the same: download=20

[Ql-Users] Firefox speed problems (OT)

2015-02-23 Thread Geoff Wicks
This is strictly speaking off topic, but given the number of us that are using Firefox as our default browser probably still relevant and helpful. Last week I went over to fibre broadband for financial reasons. My contract with BT was coming to an end, and to tempt me to stay they offered me

[Ql-Users] 2014 review

2015-01-16 Thread Geoff Wicks
Somewhat belatedly, because I had to give priority to a family history project that I had promised an editor, I have posted a review of 2014 on the news page of my website. www.gwicks.net/justwords.html Best Wishes, Geoff ___ QL-Users Mailing

Re: [Ql-Users] OUT NOW!

2014-11-04 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 03/11/2014 22:42, John Gilpin wrote: After following the thread, on this list, regarding the interest in Jan Jones's book QL SuperBASIC - The Definitive Handbook, I was asked by QUANTA to see if I could set up a rapport with Jan to see if she would give QUANTA permission to re-publish her

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 report

2014-10-30 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 30/10/2014 18:45, Urs Koenig (QL) wrote: Geoff Wicks wrote: Somewhat belatedly the QLis30 report is now on the newspage of my website: www.gwicks.net/justwords.html Great report Geoff! Currently I'm having problems displaying your QLis30 webpages http://www.gwicks.net/QLis30.htm and http

[Ql-Users] QLis30 report

2014-10-22 Thread Geoff Wicks
Somewhat belatedly the QLis30 report is now on the newspage of my website: www.gwicks.net/justwords.html Best wishes, Geoff ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 - first goal achieved!

2014-10-13 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 10/10/2014 10:12, Dilwyn Jones wrote: The Dinner information page is on Geoff Wicks's site - http://www.gwicks.net/qlis30dinner.htm Holiday Inn, 132 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UA. - there is a link to Google maps from Geoff's page. The page says function room open from 7pm. I

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 another presentation ready...

2014-10-08 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 07/10/2014 21:21, Urs Koenig (QL) wrote: Hi all, I took 2 days off from work to complete the update of QL is 30 2014 The Distribution. I'm ready to demo the current state (RC2) at the workshop in Edinburgh. http://www.qlis30.org.uk/#TheDistribution I will take my notebook computer with me.

[Ql-Users] QLis30 by the back door

2014-10-08 Thread Geoff Wicks
Just a reminder that we are asking all people coming to QLis30 to go to the rear of the church. This includes people arriving on foot. There is a path from the front of the church to the Gyle Hall, but I am told it is a maze. There is a danger you could get lost and your skeleton found by

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 by the back door

2014-10-08 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 08/10/2014 15:00, Derek Stewart wrote: Hi Geoff, I have always found that a serious of sign posts indicating the route to be taken is a great help. Regards, Derek Already prepared!, Best wishes, Geoff ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 name badges

2014-10-07 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 06/10/2014 21:42, extdgl42 wrote: I will not be present at QLis30. Please donate the funds I committed to the dinner to expenses of the meeting. Don't waste a dinner. My regards to all the QLers I would've enjoyed meeting. QL Forever! Doug LaVerne 37830 USA As a barely even peripheral

Re: [Ql-Users] Native GUI and TCP/IP software at QLis30

2014-10-07 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 07/10/2014 08:52, pg...@q40.de wrote: Fantastic. By the way, if the tables are planned in advance: It would be perfect to be in the middle between Paul and Derek. I need Derek for the Q60 demos and Paul to participate from his German-British power converter ;-) This should not be a big

[Ql-Users] QLis30 name badges

2014-10-06 Thread Geoff Wicks
It has been suggested that we should have name badges at QLis30. These are not compulsory, but they will be available at both the dinner and at the workshop. The badges are plain plastic pin on types 7.5cm x 4cm. You will have to provide your own content on a piece of paper that can be

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 name badges

2014-10-06 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 06/10/2014 12:53, Geoff Wicks wrote: It has been suggested that we should have name badges at QLis30. These are not compulsory, but they will be available at both the dinner and at the workshop. The badges are plain plastic pin on types 7.5cm x 4cm. You will have to provide your own

[Ql-Users] QLis30 Skype address

2014-10-05 Thread Geoff Wicks
The QLis30 Skype address is QLis30. Sorry it will be difficult to remember :-D . I am not sure yet what use we will be making of Skype, but it is a useful facility to have. BTW Overseas attenders will need to bring electrical conversion plugs with them, Best Wishes, Geoff

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 127, Issue 11

2014-10-03 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 03/10/2014 15:39, paul wrote: PS I hope this email comes over safely - BT have just made major changes to my email account. I have lost all my sent files on Thunderbird, although they are still on the BT server. Must find a way to downlodd them. I know on my ISP server that I can mark

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 monitor appeal

2014-10-03 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 03/10/2014 17:10, Derek Stewart wrote: Hi Geoff, If the mail is still on the Server, all you have to do get Thunderbird to download the messages from the server, to the email client. Regards, Derek Thanks again for the help. Unfortunately it does it for the inbox, but not for sent

[Ql-Users] QLis30 - Thanks Rich!

2014-10-01 Thread Geoff Wicks
On Monday Rich sent out a newsletter to his customers containing a link to the QLis30 website. On the same day I had 138 hits on the site and I estimate that about 80 of these were on the the QLis30 webpage. Thanks Rich, Best wishes, Geoff www.gwicks.net/Qlis30.htm

[Ql-Users] QLis30 monitor appeal

2014-09-29 Thread Geoff Wicks
Is there any one with a car who could bring a CRT Multisync Monitor with 15 pin VGA input to QLis30? We would like this to help one of the German guests with a presentation, Best wishes, Geoff PS I hope this email comes over safely - BT have just made major changes to my email account. I

[Ql-Users] QLis30 - first goal achieved!

2014-09-22 Thread Geoff Wicks
I am pleased to report that we have achieved the first aim of QLis30 - attracting an international group of QL-ers. Of the 22 people who have booked dinner 11 come from the UK and 11 from overseas. On the Saturday we shall have QL-ers from Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Finland,

[Ql-Users] QLis30

2014-09-14 Thread Geoff Wicks
I understand there was some discussion on the QL Forum about QLis30 and the question was raised whether there would be a bring and buy stall. There is no tradition of doing this in the UK, but it is an idea. Would there be interest? We would only be able to make 1 table available for bring

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 Dinner

2014-09-05 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 04/09/2014 21:49, Derek Stewart wrote: Hi Geoff, I have got no problems with the menu, except I do not like whiskey these days... I was looking at the proposed activities, do you have a programme of events yet? Will I be able to update/buy software of hardware. Regards, Derek Thanks

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 Dinner

2014-09-05 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 05/09/2014 19:12, Norman Dunbar wrote: Evening Darren, Speaking as a Jock, can I just say that whisky does indeed taste like floor cleaner! I am just curious - how do you know what floor cleaner tastes like? Best Wishes, Geoff ___ QL-Users

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 Dinner

2014-09-04 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 01/09/2014 19:34, John Gilpin wrote: Hi Geoff, Please can you confirm that the Starters, Main Courses and Desserts advertised on the QL is 30 web site are interchangeable. That is, can we mix and match the courses - otherwise how do we plan our dinner? Are the Sample Menus fixed meals

[Ql-Users] QLis30 dinner

2014-08-29 Thread Geoff Wicks
Just a reminder that bookings for the QLis30 dinner close this weekend. I have added the payment link to the dinner webpage: www.gwicks.net/qlis30dinner.htm Best Wishes, Geoff ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm

[Ql-Users] Returnees

2014-08-28 Thread Geoff Wicks
Earlier this month I had a brief email exchange with a returnee who will be at QLis30. He queried whether there would be any former QL luminaries at the workshop. This was not for nostalgia purposes, but he instead would like to learn from them. Why did they do what they did? Why did they not

[Ql-Users] QLis30 Dinner

2014-08-24 Thread Geoff Wicks
Just a reminder that payments for the QLis30 dinner should be made by next weekend. Because of continuing problems with the SQLUG bank account we are asking all people to pay by the Quanta PayPal account: https//quanta.org.uk/ql-30 This will take you directly to Quanta's PayPal account for

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 dinner - urgent

2014-08-16 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 16/08/2014 19:00, Michael Bulford wrote: On 13/08/2014 17:45, John Gilpin wrote: Hi all intended diners at QL is 30 Dinner. QUANTA has, today added an extra page to it's Web Site containing two new PayPal Payment buttons which can be used to pay for the dinner at the QL is 30 event. In an

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 dinner - urgent

2014-08-13 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 13/08/2014 17:45, John Gilpin wrote: Hi all intended diners at QL is 30 Dinner. QUANTA has, today added an extra page to it's Web Site containing two new PayPal Payment buttons which can be used to pay for the dinner at the QL is 30 event. In an effort to limit the possibility of misuse

Re: [Ql-Users] [ql-users] Sudoku. Was: screenshoots

2014-07-30 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 30/07/2014 02:55, paul wrote: On 1/9/2006 6:17 AM, Phoebus R. Dokos (Φοίβος Ρ. Ντόκος) wrote: Την Mon, 09 Jan 2006 03:33:44 -0500,ο(η) nor...@dunbar-it.co.uk έγραψε: snip In addition, Geoff, I have *almost* got a working Sudoku generator giving the options of easy, medium, hard and

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 dinner - partners permitted?

2014-06-20 Thread Geoff Wicks
Sorry I note I had not made it clear if wives and partners were permitted at the dinner. Of course they are!, Best wishes, Geoff ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 dinner

2014-06-19 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 18/06/2014 21:49, p...@zx81.de wrote: As I am coming from a foreign country I definitely prefer a Scottish meal when I visit Scotland. I have thought up a good Scottish Menu ;-) Starter: Porridge Main Course: Haggis, Tatties and Neeps Dessert: Deep Fried Mars Bar (Well that's buggered up

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 dinner

2014-06-19 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 19/06/2014 08:46, Colin Mckay wrote: I expect to attend the event, and the evening meal. I opt for the carvery. If this is to be at the Toby Carvery in Corstorphine, then I can thoroughly recommend it from visits there approximately 4 years ago. However, seating probably would be on the basis

[Ql-Users] QLis30 dinner

2014-06-18 Thread Geoff Wicks
At the moment we are looking at a lot of the mechanics of QLis30. One of the things that is causes us a problem is the possibility of a QLis30 dinner. We want to do this as we believe informal contacts as just as important as the event programme. When we sounded out opinion on the date, you

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 web page

2014-06-16 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 15/06/2014 20:09, Tobias Fröschle wrote: Hmm. Page doesn't work for me. 'you don't have permission to access...' Regards, Tobias I have no idea what has gone wrong here. Could it be the device you are using? Try going to my normal website and access the page from there.

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 web page

2014-06-16 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 16/06/2014 12:48, Geoff Wicks wrote: On 15/06/2014 20:09, Tobias Fröschle wrote: Hmm. Page doesn't work for me. 'you don't have permission to access...' Regards, Tobias I have no idea what has gone wrong here. Could it be the device you are using? Try going to my normal website

[Ql-Users] QLis30 web page

2014-06-15 Thread Geoff Wicks
The QLis30 web page is now online: www.gwicks.net/QLis30.htm It is permissible to download the logo at the top of the page and place it on your own website provided a link to QLis30 is added (hint! hint!). Just a word about tables because I caused a bit of a stir when I last mentioned

Re: [Ql-Users] Edinburgh is go!

2014-05-17 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 15/05/2014 17:16, Dilwyn Jones wrote: One thing I would appreciate from Quanta is if someone would be prepared to say a few words about electronic participation in meetings. I am not thinking in terms of the technical details, but more how it has turned out in practice. I have participated

Re: [Ql-Users] Edinburgh is go!

2014-05-15 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 14/05/2014 20:48, John Gilpin wrote: Geoff, I have been following your ramblings about the QL-is-30 Workshop with more than a little interest (but not much!!) Your comments regarding the help and interest for this event coming only from overseas, leads me to see that you have experienced

Re: [Ql-Users] Edinburgh is go!

2014-05-15 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 14/05/2014 19:10, j...@sinoda.demon.co.uk wrote: Hi Geoff, Let me say that the 2012 Quanta AGM was when I decided that I would never go to another Quanta show. It was a two day event with nothing whatsoever planned on the Saturday. I spent most of the time wondering whether I could

Re: [Ql-Users] Edinburgh is go!

2014-05-15 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 15/05/2014 17:12, Paul wrote: Are geoff. George and John the three that will receive my promised QL-SDs? If I get your Adresses I can already send them to you (or whoever will receive them) . They are supposed to be used by you. They are not supposed to be prices for lottery (or however

Re: [Ql-Users] Edinburgh is go!

2014-05-14 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 14/05/2014 08:42, Derek Stewart wrote: Hi Geoff, All the Quanta Shows are were all called Workshops. Most Quanta Workshops that I attended in the past had sub themes and interested talks going on. When I used to organise QL/Quanta Workshops, I always had programme of events issued in

Re: [Ql-Users] Edinburgh is go!

2014-05-14 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 14/05/2014 12:31, j...@sinoda.demon.co.uk wrote: I had planned to attend Edinburgh, not to give a talk, but to gain information and learn. However, as I seem to fit all the criteria that Geoff has mentioned, I am happy if it is considered that I am not the target audience for QLis30. If

Re: [Ql-Users] Edinburgh is go!

2014-05-13 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 13/05/2014 14:44, pg...@q40.de wrote: Hi, we had a little conversation about Geoff's recent post on the German QL forum. In conclusion, we are glad if *everybody* who is interested in the QL, is very welcome at the meeting in Edinburgh. Our hope is that nobbody feels discouraged, in case of

[Ql-Users] Edinburgh is go!

2014-05-07 Thread Geoff Wicks
The Edinburgh QLis30 event is booked for 11th October 2014. This was the date that most people wanted. The venue is the Gyle Hall of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Glasgow Road, EH12 8LJ. The venue is on the main road from Edinburgh city centre to Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow. The bus

Re: [Ql-Users] Fwd: QLis30 update

2014-05-04 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 04/05/2014 09:54, Urs Koenig (QL) wrote: Geoff Wicks wrote: One of our considerations is that Edinburgh is a tourist destination. If we hold the event too early it could be too busy and hotels too expensive. October might be possible, I had a discussion with my family this morning. We

Re: [Ql-Users] Printer query

2014-04-17 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 17/04/2014 10:51, Dilwyn Jones wrote: Hi everyone, I got asked the following question by a user in Italy – does anyone know the answer? Dilwyn Jones my printer epl 6200 (advanced) is practically out of

Re: [Ql-Users] Fwd: QLis30 update

2014-04-08 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 08/04/2014 18:10, Dilwyn Jones wrote: From my point of view, I know of no particular weekend that is not possible for me, although I expect that early autumn might be preferable for me. At this stage, I don't know if Rich is still hoping to go ahead with the event he proposed earlier.

[Ql-Users] Fwd: QLis30 update

2014-04-07 Thread Geoff Wicks
: Geoff Wicks gtwi...@btinternet.com To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com We think we have found the hall we would like to use for QLis30. It is a church hall with a WiFi facility. These means the event would be on a Saturday. The hall is near the airport and there is a Marriott Hotel in the same street

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30

2014-03-31 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 30/03/2014 23:08, Dave Park wrote: snip Will this be a QUANTA event or independently organised? Dave I an not getting involved with the choice of venue and financing. This is primarily an SQLUG event and they have the local knowledge that I don't have. As Colin Mckay has said SQLUG has

Re: [Ql-Users] QL-is-30 Edinburgh

2014-03-31 Thread Geoff Wicks
Thanks for the email. You have raised a lot of important points. On 31/03/2014 09:56, Colin Mckay wrote: The latest suggestion was that in terms of a meeting room, the event would extend over one day, i.e. a Saturday. Supposing the hours will be between 10am until 6pm, i.e. 8 hours, how

Re: [Ql-Users] A funny coincidence.

2014-03-30 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 29/03/2014 22:05, John Gilpin wrote: Now, there's a funny coincidence - or is it? Starting with Geoff Wicks' empty email at 19:12 on 28/03/2014 I have received *THREE *copies of all emails from this list instead of my usual two ( All quanta.org.uk email addresses are registered

[Ql-Users] QLis30

2014-03-30 Thread Geoff Wicks
This is another email with pasted text. I have used a different technique and it worked OK in a test. Hopefully it will transmit without problems: ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm

[Ql-Users] QLis30

2014-03-30 Thread Geoff Wicks
Second attempt to avoid retyping: Holding an event in Edinburgh is to a certain extent risky. There is no large QL community within the immediate catchment area. This means we have to attract QL-ers from outside the area and I think these will be mainly the more active QL-ers whom you might

Re: [Ql-Users] Aargh!

2014-03-29 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 28/03/2014 19:29, Dilwyn Jones wrote: Probably the first time I've seen Geoff lost for words... :-D Dilwyn -Original Message- From: Geoff Wicks Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 7:24 PM To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Subject: [Ql-Users] Aargh! Sorry about the problems. Content I pasted

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30

2014-03-29 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 28/03/2014 22:22, jms1 wrote: Dear QLis30 fans. That is one thing that SQLUG has not thought off. I can imagine it will enable a number of people to take part who otherwise would not be able to attend. Will an optical fibre connection and wireless router to the internet do? What other

[Ql-Users] QLis30

2014-03-28 Thread Geoff Wicks
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[Ql-Users] Fwd: QLis30

2014-03-28 Thread Geoff Wicks
Sorry about the first message. I am not sure what happened. Below is the original: Original Message Subject:QLis30 Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:12:47 + From: Geoff Wicks gtwi...@btinternet.com To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com

[Ql-Users] Aargh!

2014-03-28 Thread Geoff Wicks
Sorry about the problems. Content I pasted is not being transmitted. I'll try again, Best Wishes, Geoff ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 pledge...

2014-02-04 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 04/02/2014 08:35, John Gilpin wrote: Further to your emails Re: [QL-Users] QLis30 pledge..., I have great pleasure in advising you as follows: At a meeting of the QUANTA Committee on Sunday 02/02/2014, the topic of a Workshop to celebrate QLis30 was discussed and it was decided that if,

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 pledge...

2014-02-04 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 04/02/2014 17:20, Dave Park wrote: Here's one: I would try to have a skype video link established, since I cannot attend in person. I would run a virtual stall showing my new range of products. Depending on when in the year it is organised, this might be the new UltimIDE, the UltraQ

Re: [Ql-Users] Today 30 years ago...

2014-01-14 Thread Geoff Wicks
I forgot to mention it in my email yesterday. I had my weekly statistics report. 70 people have accessed the Last Five Years article and, more interestingly, 50 the QLis30 article. There is some interest in the subject. Another interesting statistic was that 10 visitors came to the site via

Re: [Ql-Users] Today 30 years ago...

2014-01-13 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 12/01/2014 00:18, Urs Koenig (QL) wrote: January 12th, what does this say to us? Right, on that date 30 years ago, the Sinclair QL Professional Computer has been launched. Let's celebrate with some great stuff for all Sinclair (QL) enthusiasts! Visit this new website: http://www.qlis30.org.uk

Re: [Ql-Users] The Last Five Years

2014-01-07 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 07/01/2014 03:50, Timothy Swenson wrote: I've been sitting out the conversations about Quanta, QL Today, etc, but I thought I would chime in here. When it comes to volunteer projects, we have to remember the old adage: You can take a horse to water, but you can't make him drink Having

Re: [Ql-Users] The Last Five Years

2014-01-04 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 03/01/2014 10:04, Derek Stewart wrote: Hi Geoff, I like your web site, no problems with Firefox and PDF plugins, but I am using Linux. Regards, Derek Thanks for the compliment. Since the closure of QL Today I have had a 50% increase in hits on my news page. It happened suddenly and

[Ql-Users] The Last Five Years

2014-01-02 Thread Geoff Wicks
If anyone is still interested in organising a QLis30 event, I have written an account of the last five QL years. There have probably been more positive developments than most of us think, but also a few disappointments. It is available on the news page of my website:

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql is 30

2013-12-03 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 03/12/2013 15:15, Peter wrote: Urs Koenig (QL) wrote: [...] 8. It should not be restricted to the QL only, but at least be themed and addressed as an all Sinclair event. Open for everyone, even for alien retro computer systems (ATARI, COMMODORE, AMSTRAD, etc.). Even at a Sinclair-only

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql is 30

2013-11-12 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 11/11/2013 22:31, John Gilpin wrote: On 11/11/2013 19:54, Geoff Wicks wrote: On 11/11/2013 19:14, Derek Stewart wrote: On 10/11/13 16:57, Geoff Wicks wrote: On 09/11/2013 20:27, Derek Stewart wrote: On 09/11/13 16:21, Norman Dunbar wrote: Evening all, new job, no time for hardly

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql is 30

2013-11-12 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 11/11/2013 20:59, Richard Mellor t/as RWAP Services wrote: On Mon, November 11, 2013 8:54 pm, Tobias Fröschle wrote: Am 11.11.2013 um 21:00 schrieb Peter Graf: SQLUG could probably find a location and maybe pay for the hall in Edinburgh or even possibly Glasgow. Would be somewhere

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql is 30

2013-11-11 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 11/11/2013 07:53, Wolfgang Lenerz wrote: Hi, Why not have a QL Show in each country and we support each other... How very kind of you to offer to organise and finance the UK event! Let's not get sidetracked. I'd like to repeat my earlier question : can anyone guestimate how many

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql is 30

2013-11-11 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 11/11/2013 15:27, Wolfgang Lenerz wrote: Hi, Then let's be serious. What is the minimum number you would want at a continental show to ensure its viability? Actually, none. I just want to get a feel for the number that *might* come. Suppose someone were to organize something. Would it

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql is 30

2013-11-11 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 11/11/2013 19:14, Derek Stewart wrote: On 10/11/13 16:57, Geoff Wicks wrote: On 09/11/2013 20:27, Derek Stewart wrote: On 09/11/13 16:21, Norman Dunbar wrote: Evening all, new job, no time for hardly anything at the moment, so a serious delay in replying. In the event of there being a QL

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql is 30

2013-11-10 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 09/11/2013 20:27, Derek Stewart wrote: On 09/11/13 16:21, Norman Dunbar wrote: Evening all, new job, no time for hardly anything at the moment, so a serious delay in replying. In the event of there being a QL is 30 event, in the UK or abroad, it is highly unlikely that I would attend.

Re: [Ql-Users] QLis30 programme

2013-11-07 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 30/10/2013 17:01, Geoff Wicks wrote: I shall be just as happy with no feedback at all. No feedback is also feedback! There have been three items of feedback - all meaty and helpful - but three is not enough. I am, however, quite happy with the outcome as it gives clarity

Re: [Ql-Users] R: R: QLis30 programme

2013-11-04 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 03/11/2013 22:52, Davide Santachiara wrote: Dear Geoff, Ian, Of course with my email I had no intention whatsoever to propose an event in Italy. The last international meeting was held here in 2003 and the boundary conditions for its organization were already at the limit 10 years ago. I

Re: [Ql-Users] R: QLis30 programme

2013-11-03 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 03/11/2013 16:51, Ian Pine wrote: I'm not sure which country is preferred to hold an event but I could not justify the expense of travelling outside UK at the moment. If to be held in UK what about seeing if something could be done in co-operation with The National Museum of Computing

[Ql-Users] QLis30 programme

2013-10-30 Thread Geoff Wicks
So far discussion of a possible QLis30 event has been on whether or not such an event should be held at all; whether it should be a two day or one day event; and whether anyone will bother to attend. The most important thing - the content of the event - has scarcely been mentioned. In fact I

Re: [Ql-Users] Why?

2013-10-24 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 24/10/2013 11:48, Rich Mellor wrote: On 24/10/2013 08:11, Dave Park wrote: It sounds like Rich is making a proposition that Quanta should at least investigate, without individuals shooting it down in flames. One thing it does is give Quanta access to a lot of Sinclair fans who aren't QLers

Re: [Ql-Users] Why?

2013-10-24 Thread Geoff Wicks
So the questions which arise are: a) What would people wish to see at such an event b) What would be the deciding factor on whether people would want to attend c) Should the event be organised and run by Quanta, or do people think it would be better to have a wider Sinclair event at which

Re: [Ql-Users] Why?

2013-10-21 Thread Geoff Wicks
We need to inject some realism into this discussion and that means looking in some detail at Quanta's finances. We have to stop thinking that Quanta has a huge pot of gold. Admittedly there is still some gold, but it is a very small pot. In practiced Quanta's finances are in a more serious

Re: [Ql-Users] Why?

2013-10-20 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 19/10/2013 20:16, Dilwyn Jones wrote: A celebratory event would be great if we could find a suitable venue, not too expensive and could be certain of visitors. Rich has suggested the Computer Museum as a venue and it's the closest we've got to one, I think. It needn't necessarily be a

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Today + DVD (QPC2)

2013-09-27 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 27/09/2013 10:34, Rich Mellor wrote: I thought I would just add my pwn comments on the sad demise of QL-Today. Many thanks for all of the efforts and contributions which have been made over the years - I always enjoyed reading the magazine and following various articles. It was

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Today + DVD

2013-09-24 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 24/09/2013 17:38, Per Witte wrote: Great DVD! Nice last read! I particularly enjoyed Marcel's piece on how QPC came to be. Thanks for that. Now its over, mainly due to the lack of copy and readers, which in turn is probably due to much reduced activity. For my part, I stopped contributing

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Today + DVD

2013-09-20 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 19/09/2013 21:17, Dilwyn Jones wrote: Geoff Wicks wrote: It was Jochen you have thank. I objected to the last two words on the grounds that there were no known QL-ers in Wales, Probably true, we all (3 of us?) probably use QPC2 now! Posted from a reinforced bunker at an undisclosed

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Today + DVD

2013-09-19 Thread Geoff Wicks
On 19/09/2013 18:17, Dilwyn Jones wrote: On a personal note, as the first editor of the magazine, it was so nice that the last words on the back cover of the very last issue were in Welsh, not sure of that was a subtle and personal note or not, but in case it was (and knowing Geoff it might

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