Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 212, Issue 3

2021-12-05 Thread Paul Holmgren via Ql-Users
 I explored the download potential:

Latest Firefox did throw a warning BUT

there is a click here that allowed the download to happen, a virus scan AFTER 
the Download did Not detect anything as a danger, 

Will poke around a little later to see If I can find a clue as to why FF threw 
a warning

I took the chance because my KungFu is strong! :-)


Paul Holmgren 2 57 300-C's in Indy Hoosier Corps #L6 CPUs run on smoke. I know 
this because when the smoke comes out, it stops working.


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Today's Topics:

  1. Re: QTImage 1.5 (Giorgio Garabello)


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Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2021 22:33:31 +0100
From: Giorgio Garabello 
To: ql-users 
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QTImage 1.5
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There is some problem with the download permissions on the site :-( I try
to send you the zip

Il giorno sab 4 dic 2021 alle ore 21:48 Fran?ois Van Emelen via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> ha scritto:

> Op 4/12/2021 om 18:34 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:
> >  After a year off for personal problems. back to the QL!
> > Thanks to the fantastic collaboration of Roberto Porro I finally publish
> > QTImage 1.5
> > Thanks also to Armdo Fumero for the Spanish translation
> >
> > What's new?
> > Resizing the program in three ways
> > Added management of the Spanish language
> > Improved file import management
> > Added new wave effect
> > Added dithering filter
> > Added new function: image merging
> > Improved color management
> > Added function: parabolization
> > Solarization effect added
> > New feature: invert colors
> > New X-ray effect
> > New feature: Quantization
> >
> > Downloadable from the usual site:
> > https://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/qtimage-2/
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> Hi Gorgio,
>
> There ieems to bea problem with the ZIP-file.
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[Ql-Users] Urs

2021-11-22 Thread Paul Holmgren via Ql-Users
Did you ever try and decode the chips I had to mail??

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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 205, Issue 8

2021-04-24 Thread Paul Holmgren via Ql-Users
 

Since this Seems to be a you-ride-it train topic I happen to have a set of 
Steam You-Ride-it engine blueprints, is that of interest???

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  1. CSME : The Track (Christopher Cave)
  2. Re: CSME : The Track (Dave Park)
  3. Re: CSME : The Track (Dave Park)
  4. CSME : The Track (Christopher Cave)


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Message: 1
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 16:47 +0100 (BST)
From: "Christopher Cave" 
To: ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com
Subject: [Ql-Users] CSME : The Track
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Gentlemen

I should have written earlier but there you are! My impression is that
the track itself is in good order and that the same is true of the coach
bodies and seats. The tools for maintaining and erecting the track were
present. To my mind the only question marks are against the coach bogies
which must surely be due an overhaul (particularly if the coaches were to
be included in any sale) and the braking capacity of the train
(especially if hauled by a steam loco with no brakes of its own -
electric locos stop quite quickly when the power is cut).

Anyway thanks to you all for the work involved. If anyone is interested
on Tuesday we could try out Pop on the track.

Christopher




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Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 11:52:23 -0500
From: Dave Park 
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com, Christopher Cave
    
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] CSME : The Track
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You do seem to enjoy sending rail-related messages to a Sinclair QL related
mailing list. It's causing much amusement.

My worry is that when you don't get the anticipated responses, you'll feel
ignored.

So where did you mean to send this?

Dave

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 10:47 AM Christopher Cave via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:

> Gentlemen
>
> I should have written earlier but there you are! My impression is that
> the track itself is in good order and that the same is true of the coach
> bodies and seats. The tools for maintaining and erecting the track were
> present. To my mind the only question marks are against the coach bogies
> which must surely be due an overhaul (particularly if the coaches were to
> be included in any sale) and the braking capacity of the train
> (especially if hauled by a steam loco with no brakes of its own -
> electric locos stop quite quickly when the power is cut).
>
> Anyway thanks to you all for the work involved. If anyone is interested
> on Tuesday we could try out Pop on the track.
>
> Christopher
>
>
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Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 11:52:23 -0500
From: Dave Park 
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com, Christopher Cave
    
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] CSME : The Track
Message-ID:
    
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

You do seem to enjoy sending rail-related messages to a Sinclair QL related
mailing list. It's causing much amusement.

My worry is that when you don't get the anticipated responses, you'll feel
ignored.

So where did you mean to send this?

Dave

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 10:47 AM Christopher Cave via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:

> Gentlemen
>
> I should have written earlier but there you are! My impression is that
> the track itself is in good order and that the same is true of the coach
> bodies and seats. The tools for maintaining and erecting the track were
> present. To my mind the only question marks are against the coach bogies
> which must surely be due an overhaul (particularly if the coaches were to
> be included in any sale) and the braking capacity of the train
> (especially if hauled by a steam loco with no brakes of its own -
> electric locos stop quite quickly when the power is cut).
>
> Anyway thanks to you all for the work involved. If anyone is interested
> on Tuesday we could try out Pop on the track.
>
> Christopher
>
>
> 

[Ql-Users] Opps, my bad!

2021-04-17 Thread Paul Holmgren via Ql-Users
I didn't read further then the initial blurb I saw. AND the link didn't some 
thru.

SO:  this works within HxD  a windows program  at  https://mh-nexus.de/en/
(I use it for some editing of other stuff that's Windows only)

and more info and the link that should have made it:
https://github.com/DigicoolThings/HxD_DasmDataInspectorPlugin

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 CPUs run on smoke. I know this because when the smoke comes out, it stops 
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[Ql-Users] Reports of a disassembler to explore?

2021-04-17 Thread Paul Holmgren via Ql-Users
Greg Clare/DigicoolThings published a disassembler plugin on GitHub for MC6800, 
MC6809, 6502 and related CPUs.

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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 204, Issue 8

2021-02-10 Thread paul via Ql-Users




Bruce Nicholls has kindly given permission for all seven issues of
QReview magazine to be made available via my website.



The magazine ran from July 1993 to March 1995 as a quarterly paper
magazine, which focused mainly on reviews, as its title implies.



Richard Alexander kindly scanned the seven paper issues and they are
available to download as PDF files from the magazines page on my
website.



Please note the fairly large file sizes of the PDF files before
downloading.



Download from:



http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/mags/index.html#QREVIEW


I like killing time before my brain finally decides it 'Sleeppy time'
by relaxing doing 16x16 Sudoku puzzles. I found software that lets me
create puzzles at home OFF-line. That way I can print them out on 
demand.  Even in the middle of a restless night.


In building a pdf of 350 puzzles, which should last me some time, I
learned that creating PDF's, the final file size CAN be dependent on
the softy used.

My Initial efforts with 4 color puzzle images (black, white, 2 shades
of gray) in its folder that is approx 6.25megs of source material, 
created different sizes of PDF's depending on the PDF creation software

used.
I had to experiment a bit to end up with a sharable PDF file.
One PDF creator software made a PDF over 50megs, (6 megs grew to 50
WOW) another in the high 30megs, other PDF creation software ran from
20plus megs to 45plus megs for the end result PDF.

I did try and do all this with each software's settings equal where ever 
I could find those settings.


Further experimenting finally found a way to create the SAME file FROM
the SAME sources in a PDF of 11megs.
(yet anutter software to use, just need to remember to use it the next
time rather then the other stuff also installed on my PC.)

For me the learning and messing with getting to this goal was worth it.

For Years I've used Foxit as my primary PDF reader, and it has NO
trouble with my 11meg PDF of 16x16 puzzles. I suspect Adobe also will
handle the 11meg file, as easily as the 50meg file (But I tossed that so 
who cares, I'm going with the 11megger)


 :-)

When scanning material, there are several factors that directly effect
file sizes.  The resolution scanned at (DPI), the color depth, and the
saved image file format. A user probably has no control over that if 
they scan direct to PDF, If that is the case one is usually at the mercy 
of that software.
If the Scanner wishes to clean up the scans then they have to initially 
save them in a lossless format, that way the cleaning process can be 
done before saving in a compressed format which usually results in 
smaller file sizes.




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To announce that there must be NO criticism of the President, or that
we are to stand by the President Right or Wrong, is not only UNPATRIOTIC
and SERVILE, but is Morally TREASONABLE to the American Public.
  Former Republican President, Theodore Roosevelt
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[Ql-Users] For Sale

2020-11-10 Thread paul via Ql-Users



While the mood is with me, I manage to get through a box or 3
that has been tucked away for years.

Decided I could tackle the task once again the other day, and
after the first box, settled for a smaller one as the last one today.

FOUND:  Knew I had the stuff, but a 'one of the top 10 life
disasters' interrupted the using of these and I never returned
to QL'ing like I used to.

1:  Aurura COMPLETE, still in its padded envelope

This has been never been used since bought new.
(It's a electron Virgin)

Any market for this?


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Paul Holmgren
JCI #74145
To announce that there must be NO criticism of the President, or that
we are to stand by the President Right or Wrong, is not only UNPATRIOTIC
and SERVILE, but is Morally TREASONABLE to the American Public.
  Former Republican President, Theodore Roosevelt
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[Ql-Users] drats

2020-03-22 Thread paul via Ql-Users
The daffydills are in bloom, the baby daffydills too, other spring 
flowers have sprung,  the helleborus are late,  guess winter didn't have 
enough cold days   and its snowing now


--
Paul Holmgren
JCI #74145
"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is
no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress."
Samuel Clemens

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[Ql-Users] Keyboard membranes

2019-11-07 Thread paul via Ql-Users



I'll mention I still have 'new' but older stock, replacement
QL keyboard membranes.  Anyone want to buy whats left??


--
Paul Holmgren
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our
wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our
passion, they cannot alter the state of facts
and evidence.??? - John Adams, 1770
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[Ql-Users] found unused stuff

2019-10-18 Thread paul via Ql-Users



While the mood is with me, I manage to get through a box or 3
that has been tucked away for years.

Decided I could tackle the task once again the other day, and
after the first box, settled for a smaller one as the last one today.

FOUND:  Knew I had the stuff, but a 'one of the top 10 life
disasters' interrupted the using of these and I never returned
to QL'ing like I used to.

1:  Aurura COMPLETE, still in its padded envelope
2:  ROMdisq, Complete also.

Neither of these have been used once bought new.

Any market for these?


--
Paul Holmgren
The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
The history of liberty is a history of limitations
of governmental power, not the increase of it.
- Woodrow Wilson, New York, September 9, 1912
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[Ql-Users] Just a small

2019-09-22 Thread paul via Ql-Users

test to see if this still comes my way.

--
Paul Holmgren
"I'm not sure that pasteurized thinking is rich enough in intellectual 
vitamins"

Keith Laumer

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[Ql-Users] The Editor

2019-07-04 Thread paul via Ql-Users



I have old memories of doing some fairly complex editing of some stuff
whilst using 'The editor' on my trusty QL many years ago.
Might have been when I was an editor and submissions to the
print shop had to be on a PC format disk. So of course I had
to figger out the read/write tricks of PC floppies.
Once that was fully understood, I then applied that learning and
was able to do basic read/write of PC disks with my TS2068 as well.

  :-)

Was or is there a PC equivalent? I also recall thinking about this
way back in the past but don't recall ever chasing an answer.

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Paul Holmgren
I am outraged, at the perceived outrage,
of this latest outrage,
of this outrageous PC fueled outrage.


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 184, Issue 4

2019-06-10 Thread paul via Ql-Users

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 Message: 1 Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 22:19:25 +0100 From: Derek
 To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com, Giorgio Garabello via
Ql-Users , ql-users 
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Updating my QLE Message-ID:
<688474f4-4340-4dcc-a779-dac72d82d...@q40.de> Content-Type:
text/plain; charset=utf-8

Hi,

Is it possible to have a user area in BP or QLE so user specific
software can be installed.

I use a Linux system, which I have my home directory on a separate
partition from the system files.

So I can change Linux OS without altering the user data.

Could these QL distros use this type of system setup.



Only Suggestion I can offer as an aid to situations like this.

Create a directory where you keep copies of the programs you install.
Think of it as a single repository of 'What I need to put back if I
have to'.  I do this with windows PC also. Does help when it eventually
needs re-installed having them all in one place saves seeking 'where
did I put that'.  Also simplifys backups



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I am outraged, at the perceived outrage,
of this latest outrage,
of this outrageous PC fueled outrage.


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 174, Issue 5

2018-08-09 Thread paul via Ql-Users

Subject: [Ql-Users] QL-SD progress



Work on QL-SD is still moving along, the driver has reached version
1.07 and seems pretty stable now:



https://www.kilgus.net/soft/qlsd107_bin.zip



There is also a new version of the loadable DEV device (or actually
it's the version that already comes with SMSQ/E, compiled for QDOS):



https://www.kilgus.net/soft/dev205.zip



I've also soldered a bit of hardware in my free time in the evenings:



https://www.kilgus.net/2018/08/09/ql-sd-teaser/



Cheers, Marcel


HUmmm,  when Mechanical Affinity sold stuff internationally we always
marked the parcels as having "repaired" items. Only once I recall did
the customer have a problem, mainly someone in their postal system
took part of the contents, BUT that customer double ordered to hopefully
bypass that problem in order to get what he wanted.


--
Paul Holmgren
"The apparent lesson of the Inquisition is that insistence on uniformity
of belief is fatal to intellectual, moral and spiritual health."
-The Uses Of The Past-, Herbert J. Muller
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[Ql-Users] Hello Rich and Dilwyn, and anyone else interested

2018-06-25 Thread paul via Ql-Users



Hello out there,  Urs has left the Building.

With him goes a 'working'  QL PM code, the ROMs and the Dongle
melded into a single file that fired up in an emulator.

Once he gets home and the box of stuff he also picked up,
including a 'PM' QL sorted out, he just might have some news
to share. He now has an intact naked QL motherboard also.


--
Paul Holmgren
Music hits of Yesteryear
Abba --- Denture Queen
Tony Orlando --- Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall
Helen Reddy --- I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore
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[Ql-Users] QL meMbRanes

2016-10-26 Thread paul


I have a small stack of 'new' never used new style (Lasts A LONG time)
QL keyboard Membranes.

Mailed, securely packaged to minimize the chance of dramage,

$22US in the USA till I run out!


--
Paul Holmgren
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice
it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
 - Germaine Greer
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 150, Issue 9

2016-08-09 Thread paul



Message: 7
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2016 19:53:12 +0100
From: Rich Mellor <r...@rwapservices.co.uk>
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QL Software Preservation
Message-ID: <d8374848-f68a-fd12-9b17-b76633258...@rwapservices.co.uk>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252; format=flowed




On 07/08/2016 17:54, Ralf Rek?ndt wrote:

I remember, there was a problem to read your list. Would you please
give the URL again?



Cheers...Ralf



https://www.dropbox.com/s/84m3eizdplf9fv3/%21%21%20Full%20QL%20Software%20List%20-%20Preserved.xlsx?dl=0



It is an Excel xsls spreadsheet



I might add, my OpenOffice had no problems opening the download
OpenOffice 4.1.1



--
Paul Holmgren
If a man stands in a forest and no woman is around
is he still wrong?

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[Ql-Users] New QL-SD, 512K RAM Card and GC/SGC Battery replacements listed on SellMyRetro.com

2016-08-03 Thread Paul
On SellMyRetro new QL-SD, 512K RAM Card and GC/SGC Battery replacements 
have been listed by me again.
If anybody wants to buy these without register on SMR please contact me 
via email via paulATzx81DOTde

see also:
http://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=6=1445=13896#p12232
Kind regards
Paul

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[Ql-Users] New QL-SD Interfaces listed at SellMyRetro

2015-09-20 Thread Paul

See here if you are interested:
http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/3703


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 137, Issue 27

2015-07-31 Thread paul



Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:58:43 +0200
From: pjwitte pjwi...@online.no
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 and Win10



On 29/05/2015 13:09, Dilwyn Jones wrote:

Has anyone tried QPC2 on the Windows 10 technical preview yet?



Ive tried it on the real thing, which just arrived today. AFAICS all
runs well. Perhaps graphics are a little slower, but I cant say for
sure; its negligable. My USB floppy works ok too. As for W10 itself,
well, that would merit a whole chapter of OT moaning ;) lets just say,
another Big Brother just muscled his way in on the block..



Per


This Might be worth reading here??

https://bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/


Paul Holmgren
If you think Space is the Final Frontier,
You should see my Garage!
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 136, Issue 8

2015-06-17 Thread paul

On 6/12/2015 03:11 PM, ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com wrote:


Today's Topics:



1. Re: Today 20 years ago... (extdgl42)



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Message: 1


Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 21:36:54 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: extdgl42  externa...@earthlink.net
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com,
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Today 20 years ago...



I remember too, as one of the Oak Ridgers! I was pressed into duty as
(informal) social chair, so you csn blame me!



Doug L. 37830 USA



-Original Message-

From: ql q...@bluewin.ch Sent: Jun 10, 2015 11:51 AM To:
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Subject: [Ql-Users] Today 20 years ago...



US QL Show 1995 in Oak Ridge
https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=C250D8748980CE5Aid=c250d8748980ce5a%21730sc=photos



I went to one of those OakRidge shows, Once!

What I can remember is 'Don't Drink the Water'  :-)

The 2 times I was in Tenn. for a weekend event/affair I drank the
water, ended up spending a large amount of time in my hotel room
staying near the restroom.


--
Paul Holmgren
The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
The history of liberty is a history of limitations
of governmental power, not the increase of it.
- Woodrow Wilson, New York, September 9, 1912
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 136, Issue 2

2015-06-10 Thread paul



Message: 2
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 22:48:09 +0200
From: Marcel Kilgus ql-us...@mail.kilgus.net
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 and Win10
Message-ID: 4110218065.20150601224...@kilgus.net
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii



Dilwyn Jones wrote:

Ironically, a Get Windows 10 icon has appeared in the System Tray of PCs
this week...



Hope QPC2 and QemuLator continue to work on that (assuming my poor PC is up
to it!)



We've only just migrated to Windows 7 at work, so Windows 10 is far
off for me. Hope it just works, otherwise I don't have a machine to
debug it on...



Marcel


There is/was a single 'update' that is responsible for this I read 
somewhere.  It is easily uninstalled I think. Unless you are ready

to make that jump. :-)

I'm going to wait a bit before thinking hard about this 'upgrade'.



--
Paul Holmgren
The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
The history of liberty is a history of limitations
of governmental power, not the increase of it.
- Woodrow Wilson, New York, September 9, 1912
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 134, Issue 16

2015-04-30 Thread paul



1. THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out! (Urs Koenig (QL))
2. Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out! (Wolf)



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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:09:04 +0200
From: Urs Koenig \(QL\) q...@bluewin.ch
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: [Ql-Users] THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!
Message-ID: 011801d082b8$5d22cee0$17686ca0$@bluewin.ch
Content-Type: text/plain;   charset=iso-8859-1



Lucerne, Apr 29th 2015 ? Urs K?nig of COWO Enterprises LLC proudly releases
QL IS 30 2014 - THE DISTRIBUTION for public download. This distribution is
the successor to the QL Today 2013 The Final DVD which was sent out to
subscribers in September 2013 with The Final Issue of the QL Today magazine.
The new version holds everything which was on the DVD, but has been
carefully updated and supplemented with new material - Urs has been able to
add some real long lost gems and an exclusive new release of a formerly
commercial package, QDT the ultimate QL desktop - created or preserved
during the last few months. Altogether there are 4.7 GB of QL related
documents, software and pictures on this distribution. Preconfigured QL
emulators for use under Windows, Mac OS and even Linux make it easy to bring
the QL (back) to your desk. Great ways to (re-)start programming for the QL
or using QL programs. QL IS 30 2014 - THE DISTRIBUTION is free which means
it can be downloaded, used and given to friends by anyone at no cost. QL
forever!



http://www.sinclairql.net/


Oh Boy, Thought:  maybe make this a torrent so others who share, can aid 
in the bandwidth load???


If I get it that's what I would do,  I already have in torrents

a QL_docs.iso
a SinclairUser
and a ROMS-Sinclair ZX Spectrum

torrent, they do see traffic, fairly regularly


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The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
The history of liberty is a history of limitations
of governmental power, not the increase of it.
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 132, Issue 3

2015-02-25 Thread paul

Today's Topics:



1. Re: Firefox speed problems (OT) (Fran?ois Van Emelen) 2. Re:
Firefox speed problems (OT) (Geoff Wicks)


snip


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 Mbps , Upload=9 Mbps. The only one that
doesn't need Flashplayer is 'SpeedOf.me (test server in Amsterdam 1)
. Results: Download = 17 Mbps, upload = 9.70 Mbps.



No tests with Internet Explorer because I don't want to use it.



Have a nice day.


I too resist using IE for many reasons

Ok Flash, MANY of the updates are NOT for the benefit of the end user
But for the DRM functions for the Content providers. AS Flash progressed
from 10 to 11, it only got a lot worse.
Version flashplayer10_2r152_32_win  is the last version of flash before
it got DRM bloated, which only continues to grow, mostly for DRM purposes.

I do believe that given the chance firefox can use the VLC media player,
thats Not so DRM bloated I think. I do happen to use VLC instead of 
Windows Media Player. (Which has its own DRM problems and controls as 
well as a backdoor already built into it)



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These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the
hereafter . . . I go  somewhere to get something, and
then wonder what I'm  hereafter
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 127, Issue 11

2014-10-03 Thread paul

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 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 messages as unread and move
them to the inbox and thunderbird will then re-download them for me
to get locally


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No electrons were harmed in the posting of this message;
however, large masses of them were slightly inconvenienced.
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Re: [Ql-Users] [ql-users] Sudoku. Was: screenshoots

2014-07-29 Thread paul

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 bloody hell - I even
generate an unsolvable grid with only 4 blank spaces :o)


Here is one of the many websites with potential generators:

url: http://www.lemo.dk/sudoku/index.html


BTW: Incorrectly it is mentioned (I think by Geoff) in the latest QLT that
Sudoku is of Japanese origin.
Sudoku was originally called Number Place and it is an American invention
dating to 1979 (Together with the ZX80)



Watch this space .


well that was just plain smart (Duh, NOT!)
a reply to a 8-1/2 year old message
Never Mind!



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we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a
government four years, no matter what it does.
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Re: [Ql-Users] Edinburgh is go!

2014-05-15 Thread Paul
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 this should be called)
Kind regards 

Liebe Grüße 
Paul

Geoff Wicks gtwi...@btinternet.com schrieb: 

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 the same 
 apathetic response that the current QUANTA committee members have, for 
 many years, experienced from the South-UK QLers (and especially QUANTA 
 UK Members). Although the percentage attendance of the UK QUANTA 
 members at QUANTA events during the last decade has been unacceptably 
 low, it is far greater than the attendance of the OS QUANTA Members 
 (which one can count on one had with half the digits removed!). It 
 will be interesting to see what the attendance is like in Edinburgh 
 from both UK and OS.

So far of the names I have 9 are overseas and 8 UK. (I believe there are 
two more  overseas but I do not have their names.) All told 6 countries 
should be represented.

 Those of you who have spent some time as a QL Trader have the 
 benefit of a wider address book of QLers than QUANTA has (their 
 address book is limited to UK and OS members past and present), which 
 gives you the edge when it comes to filling the void left by the 
 apathetic UK QLers.

 All the OS QUANTA members, have been invited (like the UK ones) to 
 every event that QUANTA has put on, be it a Workshop (one or two days 
 in length), Show or any other name that you would like to call it 
 (QUANTA has consistently called it a workshop on the grounds that it 
 is the attendees who make it into whatever type of event they want, 
 when (and if) they get there.)

In practice I don't think Quanta shows have been workshops for about 10 
years, with the exception  of QLis21 and possibly 2011 when we had 
Quanta issues (constitution and subscription).
 You have also identified that when QUANTA were able to attract UK 
 people with any QL savvy to a QUANTA event, then we used them to give 
 a talk or demonstration (and under the direction of a previous QUANTA 
 Chairman, contributed financially to their out-of-pocket expenses - a 
 move which has been greatly criticised as QUANTA Workshops/Annual 
 General Meetings cost too much to put on). But then, QUANTA has got 
 both money that it is not afraid to spend (since no one else seems 
 interested in using it) and some equipment which you are welcome to 
 use if you need it (Projector  Screen for presentations).

Very good policy and much appreciated. I was going to make use of it 
when I did the activities for Solihull in 2007, but I think my speakers 
all said it was not necessary.

As far as I know we don't need to use any of Quanta's equipment, 
although I was prepared to request the projector. The church are being 
generous in letting us use their facilities.

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.
 It is also fair to say that the current QUANTA Committee have been in 
 service for many years unlike some other EX-QUANTA committee members 
 who, when times got tough, backed away from their volunteered 
 responsibilities, or resigned from QUANTA altogether!

 And finally, you seem to have accepted that one needs local people on 
 the ground to investigate the availability of suitable venues for an 
 event such as QL-is-30 and expecting people to travel hundreds of 
 miles to do this is a complete waste of time, effort and money.

 So we wish George Gwilt, John Sadler and all the QUANTA SQLUG Subgroup 
 all the best in their efforts to host the QL-is-30 event in 2014. See 
 you all there. :-)
Indeed George and John have not yet been given all the credit they have 
deserved,

Best wishes,


Geoff

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[Ql-Users] QL meMbRanes

2014-05-01 Thread paul

I have a small stack of 'new' never used new style (Lasts A LONG time)
QL keyboard Membranes.

Mailed, securely packaged to minimize the chance of dramage,

$22US in the USA till I run out!

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Spring is Here, I'm so excited,
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[Ql-Users] Is there any interest?

2014-05-01 Thread paul

Secreted away in my trove of Sinclair materials is a box of goodies left
over from the days of SyncWare News.

SyncWare News was a technical and software featuring USA publication of
about 6 years, 1983-1989, totaling somewhere around 42 issues before it
retired.

Software (on a varity of media), articles, reviews, contest submissions,
and various bits and pieces of what was once interesting stuff, all
ZX81, TS1000, TS2068, and QL related.

Would anyone be interested enough for it to be worthwhile cattylogging
some of it and listing it for sale here?

I believe that most of the box's contents are the original submissions
for publication, so what would end up available would be the original
media, Docs, proposed article writeups and what ever else is located and
attached with the material.

--
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 121, Issue 12

2014-03-15 Thread Paul Holmgren
Oh the bother of it all.

I read about the QL forum here so off I went to visit the place.
It seems there is a residual clue that I had once in the past visited the place 
and signed up.
BUT (Murphy's law) can no longer login there. the login attempt says 'already 
in use' but the 'I lost my pass word'

process says no record of me. Drats! A conundrum?

 
Paul Holmgren


2 57 300-C's in Indy
Hoosier Corps #L6
CPUs run on smoke. I know this because when the smoke comes out, it stops 
working.




Message: 1
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:55:34 +
From: Rich Mellor r...@rwapservices.co.uk
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: [Ql-Users] SMSQ/e - Some oddities in PRINT
Message-ID: 5322e026.2090...@rwapservices.co.uk
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

For those of you not on the QL Forums, one of the users has noticed a 
minor oddity when using multiple instances of a string in a PRINT 
statement and that string is amended by a Function at the same time.

Although the way it works is understandable, it has highlighted an issue 
in SMSQ/e where the resulting PRINT statement gets confused - see

http://www.qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3t=836view=unread#unread

-- 
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 119, Issue 2

2014-01-04 Thread paul

On 1/3/2014 3:07 PM, ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com wrote:


Message: 1
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2014 10:04:39 +
From: Derek Stewart de...@q40.de
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] The Last Five Years



Hi Geoff,



I like your web site, no problems with Firefox and PDF plugins, but I am
using Linux.



Regards,



Derek


No Problems with win XP x64, Firefox and FOXit, a faster pdf reader
then Adobe.


Paul in Not yet that Cold Indiana!












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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 118, Issue 1

2013-12-04 Thread paul

On 12/3/2013 3:08 PM, ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com wrote:



Message: 1
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 13:32:38 +0100
From: Urs Koenig \(QL\) q...@bluewin.ch
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Ql is 30



Derek Stewart wrote:

Why not have a QL Show in each country and we support each other...



Hi folks,



back on the QL retro track (after being busy with the JAGUAR for a while) I
would like to share my thoughts about a QL-is-30 event. I already had some
email back and forth with Rich last spring.



1. The QL (community) definitely deserves such an event.



2. Such an event should be hold in the home country of Sinclair and the QL,
in England.



3. It should be an international event, addressing visitors from all over
the world.



4. It should be held at an attractive place/city where beside the show
visitors (and their families) can enjoy other activities may it be
historical, cultural or just shopping/dining.


snip


Just my two pennies...



QL forever!



Cheers, Urs


Think I could Sell my PM version QL for enough to make the event???

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These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the
hereafter . . . I go  somewhere to get something, and
then wonder what I'm  hereafter
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[Ql-Users] RE Grammer,

2013-03-23 Thread paul

Oft times the 'spoken word' sees word usage differ compared to
the 'written' word.

This CARRIES over to the informal language applied to this form
of verbal exchange in My Humble opinion.

ERGO, what the brain wants to speak ends up what the send button
causes to spew forth into the wilds of electronic communications.

Error OR No Error, the attempt to reach out should be lauded more
then the mannor of the expression.


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Paul Holmgren
Mine: 2 57 300-C's in Indy
Hers: 05 PT GT R/T HO Stage 1
Hoosier Corps L#6
The secret of freedom lies in educating people,
whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them
ignorant. Maximilien Robespierre 1758-1794
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 109, Issue 6

2013-03-11 Thread paul

On 3/9/2013 3:07 PM, ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com wrote:


Message: 5 Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2013 20:15:37 +0100 From: Urs Koenig
\(QL\) q...@bluewin.ch To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Subject: Re:
[Ql-Users] [QL-Users] Something I have been playing with...



Dave wrote:

Meanwhile, I am very interested in the 68020 adapted Thors. Does
anyone on-list have one? Mine's a Thor XVI (with video issues, but
that's another thread) so it just has a 68000@8MHz, though I am
working on an upgrade for that, too :)

I own several CST Thor's including a Thor 21 and two Thor XVI (UK
made). See:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQHAWWG2O0e2joYOlqaVgEyXHT7h__C-U


https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=C250D8748980CE5A!1912

Just a personal note: Unmodified Thor XVI are worth more.


Gerhard Plavec owns a homebrew MC68020 powered QL. See:
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=C250D8748980CE5A!2323
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=C250D8748980CE5A!2341
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=C250D8748980CE5A!2342



An important note: Both the Thor 20/21 and Gerhard's 68020 powered
QL have modified (patched) firmware. Standard QDOS was not able to
run on the 68020. SGC also patched QDOS at startup.



Cheers, Urs
---


GAA - Guess I should dig out the other 2 Thors here and see what
I can tell from them via a physical inspection??
My only remaining recollections are that each was a little different
configuration.

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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 109, Issue 4

2013-03-03 Thread paul

On 3/3/2013 3:07 PM, ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com wrote:


Message: 1

 Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2013 10:54:24 -0600
 From: Dave Park

plasticu...@gmail.com

 To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Subject: [Ql-Users]

[QL-Users] Coming up in the next few weeks.



Hi all,



I have also been working on restoring a Thor XVI. This unit had a
leaked batery which corroded the circuit board and some of the
components. I have got it to where it boots and I can see there's
text, but the video image is so distorted I cannot read what it says.
This Thor has the 2MB RAM, two floppies and a Rodime HD of unknown
size. If it ends up being unrepairable, I would be happy to part it
out to get other Thors up and running.



I am also very interested in finding the following:



* A schematic for the Thor version that piggy-backed an 020 onto a
BBQL (specifically the 020 mod) * JEDEC files/equations for any
custom logic in any interface cards * a way to re-implement QL video
in 32-bit wide RAM, and with an improved output format. I would very
much like to produce a QL Video Card that makes the on-board video
unnecessary, and then disable the onboard video (shame that IC does
so much else) *broken Gold Cards/Super Gold Cards for spares/repair



Dave


Dave, I got to sort of wonder if that is a video format problem, USA
video format vs Uk or European???
(just the thoughts that passed thru yee old brain)


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Hers: 05 PT GT R/T HO Stage 1
Hoosier Corps L#6
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no
distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
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[Ql-Users] On The Road Again!

2013-02-10 Thread paul
Heard from Mr park this am, Seems he is 1/3 the way on his 2,300 mile QL 
'collection'  trip, and so far so good.  The Weather hasn't impeded him YET!



--
Paul Holmgren
Mine: 2 57 300-C's in Indy
Hers: 05 PT GT R/T HO Stage 1
Hoosier Corps L#6
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no
distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
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[Ql-Users] I'M RICH - RICH I Say!!!

2013-02-10 Thread paul



Message: 2

 Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:23:01 +
 From: Rich Mellor r...@rwapservices.co.uk
 To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
 Subject: [Ql-Users]  QL Power Supplies


Does anyone have a stock of QL power supplies that they would be
willing to sell ?



I have none spare now and it makes it hard to sell a QL without a
power supply! I have checked with Quanta and they have also now run
out of spares...


Mohaha,

Lets start the bidding at $100UK for the single UK power supply I have.
(I'd even include shipping at that $$)
(course I'd have to find it, I know there was at least one
somewhere here)

Mohaha mohaha!


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distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 108, Issue 12

2013-02-10 Thread paul

Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:04:21 -0500
From: paul paulh...@ameritech.net
To: ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com
Subject: [Ql-Users] On The Road Again!

 Heard from Mr park this am, Seems he is 1/3 the way
 on his 2,300 mile QL 'collection' trip, and so far
 so good.  The Weather hasn't impeded him YET!

Greetings all, Mr Park has been, ended up collecting a few more
odd bits and pieces, and for some reason I didn't ask that
anything he was already carrying be left behind. It broke my back
But maybe It created a little extra good will on the home front,
More went out then came in.  :-)

I wish he and his cargo well on the last (LONG) leg of his trip.

(Psst, a little birdy suggests there might be some good news out
of all this a little later for the QL using community)


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 108, Issue 3

2013-02-05 Thread paul



Does anyone have spares of the plastic feet used to raise the back of
the QL ?



I keep being asked for these, but unfortunately I don't have any left
(and neither do Quanta)...



There must be a mountain of them somewhere!


Used to sell some rubber 'feet' that actually was a little taller then 
the originals. Provided a little better angle to the machine for longer 
times when playing keyboard commando on the QL.


(look for door stops that stick to the wall at doorknob height)

Also provided a much larger contact surface so the machine didnt want to 
slide as much during spirited times


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[Ql-Users] help shake cobwebby loose in Yee Old Brain

2013-01-29 Thread paul

On 1/29/2013 6:41 AM, ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com wrote:

Message: 4
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:12:03 -0600
From: Dave Park plasticu...@gmail.com
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] help shake cobwebby loose in Yee Old Brain
Message-ID:
CAD15Wt3n_VmjqgwG3Y9hnRfP=eu-dwyghywg+sxahfss311...@mail.gmail.com
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

No answers, but that does sound very prototypey...

Does it boot at all? Is it an Iss. 5 PCB?

--


No Version 5, it is a version 4 board
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[Ql-Users] help shake cobwebby loose in Yee Old Brain

2013-01-28 Thread paul

Many a moon ago Mr. Koenig started asking me for the pertinent poo
about the PM version QL I still have. I finally got it out and took
a screwdriver to it to get the info he chases.  Somewhere deep in
the hind brain still lurks the impression that Frank Davis and I
once fired it up had it working.
But (Murphy's Law) after a bit of reflecting on what I saw inside
this old QL has me questioning that memory. I Do recall reading
that most PM version QL's had the 'dongle' to get the ROM code
past the 32K memory range.

This particular machine was not made for the USA market, so it
has the UK connectors on the backside.

The EPROMs in this unit are blue sticky labeled (ballpoint pen)
QL PM  and QL PM 4000, both are D27128-3's so they are 16K chips.
So Am I missing some code still??  It's been at least 20+ years since
it has seen daylight or had power applied to it, so, Yups, the
original membrane has died. :-)
Other then that as far as I know its all original. It does have the ROM 
port cover attached. (probably not a validation of anything)


IF I am missing code, was it another 16K chip?
Anyone have the code that I might not have?
I do have spare rom cards for the back port.
I think they are of the 16K variety. (subject to verification).
That's also if this might ever be operational again.

And the esoteric side note minutia datum, the 8749 has a paper label 
stuck on it that is hand written; IPEX 0.7


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[Ql-Users] fadangles it all

2013-01-28 Thread paul
After all those QL's I used to operate on, re-assembling that PM QL took 
20 minutes. I KNOW I didn't forget that much.


It has a paper sandwich (paper, foil, paper) under the MDV1 that has to 
positioned Just right or it doesn't go back together too well. It gets 
scrunched into only one position if I don't want to mess it up after 
being in one place about 28 years.


--
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It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 103, Issue 10

2012-09-23 Thread paul

Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 20:10:33 +0100 From: Geoff
Wicksgtwi...@btinternet.com To: ql-usersql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: [Ql-Users] Websites



The bill for the current 12 months of my website came to ?47.84. I
use a commercial host that many small businesses and organisations
use and I get a good service.



That website that, by universal acclaim, is the best QL website ever
is run more cheaply than I run mine. The host is Tony Firshman and I
understand the owner of the site gets a good service from him.



Last year Quanta spent ?346 on its website, which is more than seven
times what I am paying.



Could someone please explain to me what Quanta is getting for this
money that I am not getting. And why, after spending so much members'
money, the Quanta website, apart from the news section, appears to
have been at a complete still stand for about 18 months,



Best wishes,



Geoff


1. Annual Cost = Fiscal responsibility
1.1 Are they by some reason avoiding a perceived conflict by Not Using 
his service?


2. Web Site maintenance = SOMEONE has to pay attention to it. Probably 
would be a GOOD place to visit if it had an 'Editor' type that saw to 
its timeliness of news and feature updating. NOT just checking to see 
that it still works.
2.1 There are free software programs that can aid in revising/editing a 
web page IF someone wished to learn how to use it AND had an interest in 
doing so. Ergo Degree of commitment??
2.2 Hay, this seems like a 'sit-down' job, how hard would it be to get 
someone to do it that is still associated with QUANTA??


(off mini-soapbox now)

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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 102, Issue 15

2012-08-29 Thread paul



Message: 1
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:12:14 +0100
From: Tony Firshmant...@firshman.co.uk
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] the heat!
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Norman Dunbar wrote, on 23/Aug/12 18:37 | Aug23:

On 23/08/12 16:26, Tony Firshman wrote:



I find mine *does* need an external power supply when running some
keyboards.

Yes, the two USB ports are poly-fused to 100mA each. Some keyboards
and/or mice draw more so the fuses kick in and increase resistance (why
am I telling you this?) reducing current. This causes the keyboards to
act like a QL with a dicky membrane, and misses keys or start
auto-repeating at a huge rate.



I have a USB wireless keyboard and mouse for mine, a Perixx Periduo 707
Plus, and it too draws too much from the USB port.



Plugged into the Benq monitor's powered hub, though, it works as good as
it does on my work laptop - both show the same problems such as it hangs
unless I leave it connected after power up, for about 30 seconds - or I
can unplug and replug the wireless dongle to get it working fine again.



Tony


well dont even think about something like the Aienware keyboard I have 
on the PC,  takes 2 USB ports to fully power it :-)


I suspect the cheaper USB DELL types might be what would work out on the 
Pi.  They typically accompanied the 'business' class DELL's with small 
power supplies inside them.



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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 98, Issue 13

2012-04-11 Thread paul



Message: 5
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:38:21 +0100
From: Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users]
Ql-Users Digest, Vol 98, Issue 12


The only issue I had with Firefox is it never seems to apply 
stylesheets, and when I went on various forums to see if there was a 
simple answer or a common mistake people made in stylesheets, which made 
Firefox ignore them without telling you why (even in the error console), 
I was horrified to find that the world and their partners seem to have 
issues with stylesheets versus Firefox, and the stylesheets usually fail.


My stylesheet went through W3C validation OK, so I thought I was going 
to have a hard time finding out what was going wrong.


Turns out there's actually a simple answer buried deep in Firefox 
default settings, which are set by default not to allow pages to specify 
their own colours and fonts. A couple of ticks in the boxes and all was 
well.


Suddenly colours and fonts are the same in both browsers. An answer I 
never once saw in all the forums I read, which also probably explains 
why there were so many it works fine on my computer replies.



And For a while the server farm that handled all that for MS was
sub-contracted out and the servers ran a form of linux.


He he,probably says a lot

Dilwyn




Might help reading here

http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config

and

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_:_FAQs_:_About:config_Entries



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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 98, Issue 12

2012-04-10 Thread paul

 Anyway, I can see why you are having a wee rant at Sourceforge,
 it is abysmal in IE under Windows 7.

 Yup, tried it with Firefox, where it's much easier. One of these
 days I'll see sense and make Firefox the default browser on this
 system.

This is a wise statement in the most part, tis even better to plan on 
doing that Soon!!


A lot less security holes in IE then is years past, BUT they still find 
holes big enough to drive trucks thru it.  Setting up firefox was/is 
fairly easy, it also will Import all your IE bookymarks for you.


The ONLY reason I use IE (The last 8 or more years) is to visit the MS 
updates site.  PERIOD!


And For a while the server farm that handled all that for MS was 
sub-contracted out and the servers ran a form of linux.


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[Ql-Users] 2040 printer paper

2012-03-13 Thread paul
I stumbled over a box of boxes of thermal paper, still boxed, unused, 
maybe a little stale but VERY usable
(Not gonna tell you when these were ordered, but I do have a 24 year old 
receipt)


2 rolls of fax paper per box, But a single cut with a hand held hacksaw 
and ta-da 2 rolls of 2040 thermal printer paper per roll of this stuff.


Basicly I'll send them for the postage costs should anyone want them.
I have 4 boxes of 2 rolls which would equate to 4 rolls of 2040 printer 
paper once the hacksaw technique is applied
(unless you want them for the full size then that only 2 rolls of 
thermal fax paper)


Let me know if interested.

back then this was actually the cheaper way to go to get 2040 paper.

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[Ql-Users] Is there any interest?

2012-02-12 Thread paul
Secreted away in my trove of Sinclair materials is a box of goodies left 
over from the days of SyncWare News.


SyncWare News was a technical and software featuring USA publication of 
about 6 years, 1983-1989, totaling somewhere around 42 issues before it 
retired.


Software, articles, reviews, contest submissions, and various bits and 
pieces of what was once interesting stuff, all ZX81, TS1000, TS2068, and 
QL related.


Would anyone be interested enough for it to be worthwhile cattylogging 
some of it and listing it for sale here?


I believe that most of the box's contents are the original submissions 
for publication, so what would end up available would be the original 
media, Docs, proposed article writeup and what ever else is located and 
attached with the material.


I will be digging out QL material for sure, probably original boxed 
commercial programs as well, maybe even a few pieces of hardware.



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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 95, Issue 20

2012-01-22 Thread paul

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 22:19:10 +
From: Rich Mellorr...@rwapservices.co.uk
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: [Ql-Users] QL Trackball and the Pointer Environment



Good evening everyone.



Someone has asked an interesting question about the QL Trackball -
http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/1948



They want to know if this could be used as a replacement for a mouse
with the Pointer Environment.



The trackball is designed to work plugged into the QL joystick port and
so is wired up as an Atari joystick.



As the Pointer Environment can work with the cursor keys I guess a
Joystick and/or the Trackball would work too - or am I missing something ?


Thats my understanding also, since the trackball is the same thing 
except for the mechanicals as a moose thee bee set to go should it still 
work.




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[Ql-Users] Just curious

2012-01-15 Thread paul

has anyone explored this ?

http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/c-2-globalscale-technologies-products.aspx

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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 94, Issue 17

2011-12-18 Thread paul

On 2011-12-12, at 3:48 AM, Fran?ois Van Emelen wrote:



Hi Jochen,



Found QLToday V16 I2 in my letterbox this morning.



Thanks Jochen.


Found QL Today V2 I4 tucked away behind some books in the bookcase today
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 91, Issue 4

2011-09-03 Thread paul

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1. Re: smsq/e for atari (Michael Grunditz)
2. Re: [QL-Users] [QL-Users] JSU ROM (Dennis S)


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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 22:00:31 +0200
From: Michael Grunditzmichael.grund...@gmail.com
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Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] smsq/e for atari
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Ok thanks

At EUR 42.90 , I have to wait a month or two :D

/Michael

On 2 September 2011 10:31, thorsten herbert
thorsten_herb...@hotmail.com  wrote:


You should find it on Jochen Merz's homepage: http://j-m-s.com/smsq/


Best,


Thorsten








Hi all

Where can I find SMSQ/E for atari ?

Please cc me in your answers since I cannot see threads that I started (?).

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Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2011 16:49:37 -0500
From: Dennis Sn9...@frontiernet.net
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Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] [QL-Users] [QL-Users] JSU ROM
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Isn't that why the V-sync line is inverted or whatever. I got an early
JS QL and needed that mod for display on NTSC here in the states.
Hopefully someone here can recall what is needed. I sure don't.

Denny
Email: n9...@frontiernet.net
Web site: http://hermit23.webs.com/


On 8/31/2011 7:35 PM, Rich Mellor wrote:

On 31/08/2011 20:57, Dilwyn Jones wrote:

US QL with JSU ROMs (Wish I had plain JS ROMs),

I'm sure I mentioned having a JS QL going spare a while back? Might
not have microdrives though.

Cheers,
Norm.

I have JS ROM images on my website, Dave, if you have a way an EPROM
programmer.

I wonder if a UK JS ROM would work in an American QL? I've never
thought of that before. Wonder if there'd be 50/60 Hz issues, and of
course the PAL/NTSC TV display issue? Anyone know the answer to that
one?

Dilwyn Jones



I have JS ROMs for sale on sellmyretro.com - an American QL will work
in the UK, but that is mainly because there is a small toggle switch
next to the UHF modulator, which you can flick over - not fitted on
all boards.

JS ROMs will work on an American QL, with output via the RGB socket -
the display on an American TV will be squashed because of the PAL/NTSC
issue :-(


Somewhere, I know, you've seen that before, I do believe that I have 
some US JS ROMs tucked away here in the USA if anyone wants via a more 
local source.


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[Ql-Users] here's someone hoping

2011-09-03 Thread paul

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170691049725


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 90, Issue 20

2011-08-19 Thread paul

From: Norman Dunbar

And, just to be awkward, on Windows it's:

Tools-Options.

Then, the PDF's are described as Adobe Acrobat Documents rather than
PDF etc.

Consistency? What's that then?

Cheers,
Norm.


Consistency is still not having to rise in the middle of the nite for a 
rest room visit!

:-)

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[Ql-Users] a VERY expensive QL substitute?

2011-08-08 Thread paul

Holy $$ PC man

http://cgi.ebay.com/250725299265


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 89, Issue 21

2011-08-01 Thread paul

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Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:59:36 +0100
From: Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk
To: ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com
Subject: [Ql-Users] QPC2 on 64-bit
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Anyone know if QPC2 / QemuLator / QL2K will run on a 64 bit version of
Windows 7?

Dilwyn Jones

--

My understanding is thus,  Windows x64 has a 32bit engine in it, so that 
it can run most 32bit software inside that process.


IF one has a x64 system most installer programs (current ones) will have 
some form of trigger so that windows can install 64bit applications in 
the regular 'program files' folder and the 32bit programs in the 
'program files (x86)' folder.


Generally its a real no-no removing the ability of windows x64 to run 
32bit softy at this time (so far).


What is lost is running 8bit softy and I believe 16bit softy.
UNLESS it is possible to run an older version of winderze in a VM 
environment


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 88, Issue 24

2011-06-24 Thread paul



In message4e022bc0.1090...@newlan.org, Bryan Horstmann
b...@newlan.org  writes



Hi Bryan,



You could look for a re-inking device for the ribbons that you already
have.



Does anyone know a source of good ribbons for my Fujitsu DL1150 dot
matrix printer.  The last ones were old stock dried out.  Is there
anyone re-manufacturing them, perhaps.  This takes A4 landscape which
is useful for spreadsheets, printing a long strip although I have
difficulty getting Windows to understand this.



Bryan H
UK


I remember those days, used to have a sheep printer that had a very 
short ribbon tucked into the cartridge, drip the ink on it, with a 
plastic bag on fingers to 'wipe' the ribbon as I used an electric 
screwdriver with a phillops bit and sat there grinding away to even out 
the new ink saturation.


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[Ql-Users] well, it's finally gone!

2011-05-04 Thread paul
I finally let go my CompuServe account, after being 'connected' from 
before the Internet was as we know it now. Back then it was strictly 
text based!  No Pretty pictures! no www,


So ends an era for me!

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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 86, Issue 26

2011-04-25 Thread paul

On 4/20/2011 7:46 AM, ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com wrote:


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:29:06 +0100
From: Laurence Reevesl...@bergbland.info
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Tyche
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Tony Firshman wrote:

Dilwyn Jones wrote, on 6/Apr/11 13:23 | Apr6:

Norman Dunbar wrote:

Afternoon all,



On 06/04/11 10:52, Dilwyn Jones wrote:



Gerard Phelan had the idea of asking a search engine how to
pronounce it (now why didn't I think of that?).

That's what I did too!



http://www.forvo.com/word/tyche/



Interesting in that the word is Greek and is pronounced Tee-chee.
Tyche is/was the goddess of [good] fortune. Also:

Hmm, as Jonathan Oakley was apparently involved with the Tyche
development, this makes sense, as many of the later QView projects were
named after gods and godesses (Minerva, Hermes, etc etc)


I asked a retired university latin/greek teacher I know and he offer 
this opinion


tie-key and sigh-key  are the pronunciations he used

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[Ql-Users] QUORUM

2011-03-26 Thread paul

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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:52:22 +
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In message4d891d39.6000...@rwapservices.co.uk, Rich Mellor
r...@rwapservices.co.uk  writes



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Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 6:18 PM
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Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Quorums



On 22 Mar 2011, at 16:57, Geoff Wicks wrote:



A Quanta member has sent the committee some suggestions for
amending the constitution to provide for the situation where an AGM
is inquorate.



I raised this question at the 2008 AGM and John Mason said that
proxy votes count towards a quorum. (The quotation comes from the
minutes of the meeting.) I tend to disagree with John on this
point, but I am unable to prove that he is wrong. Equally I am
unable to prove that he is right.


What does Robert's Rules of Order have to say on this matter??

http://www.robertsrules.org/



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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 84, Issue 81

2011-02-21 Thread paul

On 2/21/2011 7:51 PM, ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com wrote:

snip


And, have a good insulating backing plate, because there's nothing worse
than 40 amps of 12V shorting onto something metal in the case, or worse, to
something on a PCB...




Oh yes there is - a wet tongue (8-)#



Tony


BETTER, one of the kids wet tongue!  :-)

(Psst, they still remember that little lesson in life)

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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Useres digested more SNIP

2011-02-16 Thread Paul Holmgren
  Big Snip

I have always manually SNIPED
;-)


 is there an automatic SNIP   something else to learn maybe ??

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[Ql-Users] USA -- QL MemBranes

2011-02-13 Thread paul

I have dug thru a box or two of my QL stuff.

I have a small supply of virgin QL Membranes I will make available to 
any in the US wanting to save some shipping time.


These are the later (90's) design that didn't age, have been stored in a 
heated home environment in a vertical position avoiding any storage problems


USA PRICE $27 SHIPPED

we never had any complaints or returns on these!


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 83, Issue 31

2011-01-18 Thread paul

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--- On Tue, 18/1/11, Dilwyn Jonesdil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk  wrote:
From: Dilwyn Jonesdil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk
Subject: [Ql-Users] iPlayer
To: ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com
Date: Tuesday, 18 January, 2011, 17:31



I need to ask a question which is slightly off-topic here.



Does anyone use BBC iPlayer on the same PC as the BBC iPlayer?



I just can't get it to download or install on this while QPC is running, or 
even in the same session after I shut down QPC. Anyone know why? (the PC is 
Windows XP Pro with SP3, 1.4GHz processor, 1GB RAM))



We also tried it on the notebook with Windows 7 Starter. It's just gone into a 
please wait loop for the last half hour, I don't know how long iPlayer download 
should take? QPC had been in use on that too.



And further, does anyone have experience of it on a slow broadband - in theory we pay for up 
to 8mbs from Orange. It's never better than 2mbs (in fact BT say that's the best we can hope 
for here, irrespective of what Orange say). Last time I had iPlayer working, it was very jerky, 
pausing every few seconds, totally unusable, so I removed it. Anyone with experience of it on 2mb/s 
able to say if it should work at that speed? The BBC website has a hell of a lot of how good 
and essential this is but no useful help whatsoever.



This is driving me up the wall at the moment because I've got a visitor and we 
are trying together to see if we can get it to work. Although it's a bit off 
topic, I know I'll get a quicker and more sensible answer here.



Dilwyn Jones


humm,  it might help a little to get netpersec for the PC, it is a real 
time internet speed monitoring program. its free easy, and very easy on 
PC recources.


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1735,00.asp

that can help you see the real speeds as they are happening


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 83, Issue 28

2011-01-17 Thread paul

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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 13:33:24 -0600
From: Mark Martin storycraf...@gmail.com
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QL SD/MMC-Card interface survey
Message-ID:
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On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 11:27 AM, fern ferng...@yahoo.com wrote:

  I would prefer to keep an original microdrive.

What about option E -- floppy emulator?  This seems like it would have
broad compatibility (GC, SGC, maybe my QXL included), and I'm betting
most original QL owners do have floppy drive controllers..  Plus, this
more or less exists already, unless this is meant as an academic
exercise.

http://www.torlus.com/floppy/

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well, that equates to about $100usd  and for a Floppy to SD adapter, I 
would hope the proposed device could be brought in under that price!

maybe even well under that $$


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 83, Issue 19

2011-01-14 Thread paul



Am 11.01.2011 12:15, schrieb Peter:

Hi all,



what would be your favorite style for an SD/MMC card harddisk for the
QL?
A) External interface, plugs into parallel port of SuperGoldCard
B) External interface, plugs into QL ROM port
C) Internal interface, plugs into CPU socket
D) Internal interface, replacing a microdrive(!)



Peter,


Personally,  the option of tucking the adapter/interface inside the 
standard QL case has a lot of appeal. would be cool, even compairable to 
using the cartidge slot in the Timex 2068 in the 'Good Ol Days'


if there is enough internal physical space for the unit to reside in the 
outer of the 2 cavities, that would be just peachy keen!
(I actually think that position offers a little more design space for 
the unit it be built to fit)


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[Ql-Users] Graphics Card

2010-03-31 Thread Paul Holmgren

Slighty Not a response, but do you know about SIW (PC softeware) ??

it peeks at your PC's innerds and reports what all the little bits are and can 
do, it builds a nice inventory of all the motherboard slots also!


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 73, Issue 21

2010-03-31 Thread Paul Holmgren

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Subject: [Ql-Users] Odd problems with a QL and Trump Card
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I have a customer who purchased a second hand QL off ebay and a Trump 
Card from me.


The QL was in a poor state and would not start - but he fetched all the 
chips out and reseated them, so it starts fine.


However, as soon as he plugged the Trump Card into the machine - it gets 
through the chequer-board memory test - then comes up with a grey screen.


The PSU seemed under powered, so he has replaced the PSU and the Trump 
Card + QL then started fine a couple of times.
However, having left the computer and Trump Card for a few days - he is 
back to the same problem on start-up


Does anyone have any suggestions as to what this may be - I wonder if it 
could be the 68008 chip??


back in the days of yore, we used to 'cure' QL's with marginal power problems by 
replacing the 2 ROM's with a CMOS EPROM, really dropped the milliamp draw of the 
QL's power supply bits.  Somewhere in the back of my mind it seems that it 
reduced the total draw by up to 30%


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 73, Issue 21

2010-03-31 Thread Paul Holmgren

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I have a customer who purchased a second hand QL off ebay and a Trump 
Card from me.


The QL was in a poor state and would not start - but he fetched all the 
chips out and reseated them, so it starts fine.


However, as soon as he plugged the Trump Card into the machine - it gets 
through the chequer-board memory test - then comes up with a grey screen.


The PSU seemed under powered, so he has replaced the PSU and the Trump 
Card + QL then started fine a couple of times.
However, having left the computer and Trump Card for a few days - he is 
back to the same problem on start-up


Does anyone have any suggestions as to what this may be - I wonder if it 
could be the 68008 chip??


I forgot to add this ,  you can also explore

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

to inventory your PC hardware and software, is free, and very informative with 
out any security concerns


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[Ql-Users] z88 PC-link

2009-08-18 Thread Paul Holmgren
I just dug out one of my Z88's, and discovered that I have part of the PC-link 
hardware/software.


IF I recall rightly, I need some software to load into a PC??

Have the cable and the Z88 Eprom, still rooting around for the docs, (its been 
too many years)


If I should fail to locate the PC softywarze, is it still obtainable??

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[Ql-Users] Z88 PC-link Opps!

2009-08-18 Thread Paul Holmgren
I found a 9 pin to 9 pin cable, I think I need to locate a 9pin to 25pin to use 
PC-Link???



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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 61, Issue 22

2009-03-21 Thread Paul Holmgren

ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com wrote:
From: Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk
Subject: [Ql-Users] Small Basic
To: QL-Users list ql-us...@q-v-d.com

I notice that Micro$oft have released something called Small Basic 
(it's been around a while actually) which is a cousin to their QBasic 
and the like, designed to go with the .net framework etc. But above all, 
what got my attention was that it was designed to put the fun back into 
programming.


It's been designed to be a simple to use second generation BASIC and 
seems to be aimed at youngsters and people who just want to write quick 
applications for their own use rather than being a development system 
for commercial/free aps as such. There's info about it here and a 
getting started guide which gives an idea of what it's about.


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/devlabs/cc950524.aspx

Is this some kind of admission that people are wanting to go back to 
simpler, easier to learn programming systems like our S*Basic for example?




I sort of Don't think so, More I think it is a move to promote the .Net 
program usage.  MS lost the fight to control Java and has come up with 
the .Net programming language to fill out their plan to be all, do all
within their auspices.  MS has a multi-pronged marketing program in 
place to foster the growth and usage of the .Net (crap), hoping to 
supplant and replace java.


It is them just continuing the world domination plan they have been 
following for a long time in the software world.


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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 59, Issue 36

2009-01-29 Thread Paul Holmgren

ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com wrote:
Message: 4
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 15:58:14 -0800 (PST)
From: Andy Barber ac...@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] slowdown
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Message-ID: 826344.97957...@web65412.mail.ac4.yahoo.com
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

It was when I downloaded the file at 
http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/ProcessMonitor.zip


My A/V (F-Prot) said it was 'a potential', so I stopped their; better 
things to do etc...


 Regards
Andy Barber

TRUST THE FILE, the Av is miss reading something

several years ago I recall that sysinternals was bought by Microsoft, 
and it is all hosted via MS these days.  I have never had a hit by my AV 
softy when using any files from sysinternals


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Re: [Ql-Users] Sinclair QL documents, manuals and magazines

2009-01-13 Thread Paul Holmgren

sinclairql.es wrote:

Hi Andy

It's taking too long. It is not normal. People tell me that it takes
about 8 hours to download.



IF you are a new user to torrents,  your torrent software settings are 
IMPORTANT,  setting your OUTBOUND speed/limits is a major factor on your 
inbound speed (at least with the torrent software I have played with)
Curtail your outbound to 10% - 20% of your max outbound speed. This 
helps the inbound a lot (usually)



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Re: [Ql-Users] Online Quanta Subscriptions

2009-01-05 Thread Paul Holmgren

Geoff Wicks wrote:


- Original Message - From: Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.uk
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Online Quanta Subscriptions



Yes and no. Windows is insecure. IE is insecure. Outlook [express or
otherwise] is insecure. All are set up with defaults that allow your PC
to be taken over without you knowing and used for nefarious purposes.


To add oil to the fire I did my virus scan tonight. As I suspected the 
cookie that Paypal installs on your machine is a tracking cookie,



Best Wishes,
Geoff


IF you are using Firefox, (and I suspect this also holds true for IE)
you can set the options so that when you close your browser it will 
DELETE Cookies, and history files, AND the Cache folder content.


USE IT, It can be Your Friend!!

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Re: [Ql-Users] stop printing

2008-12-16 Thread Paul Holmgren

Dilwyn Jones wrote:

I accidentally started an enourmous SDUMP printout from QPC and can't stop it!

I've used PAR_ABORT and PAR_CLEAR in QPC2 and tried deleting the print job in 
Windoze. No joy - it looks like Winodze will only stop it at the end of the 
print job. Closing down Windoze and switching off the printer just makes it 
resume when the computer's restarted.

I forgot I was sending an SDUMP print for Epsons to a HP printer which ain't Epson 
compatible. So it prints every byte of graphics data as text, about 2 or 3 
characters per page. At this rate the house will be buried in paper. Anyone know how to 
force Windoze to stop???

Help! (Put Windoze on pause for now, but it will stop anything else printing 
until I can clear it)




Ok, you're on the right track, as I understand the beast: this is 
primarily what seems to be happening


1  You initate a print job
2  MOST all the printer control stuff is now handed off to winderze
3  makes for a cheaper printer, less work on the printer makers tech
   types
4  Widerze has to buffer the print job so that it can be passed to the
   printer at a workable speed,
5  SO it (the print job) gets placed in a temp file of some sort, maybe
   even 2 diff places, the print spooler temp file and the SWAP file ??
6  anyway, once placed in a temp file situation, the DATA is still there
   until the print spooler part of winderze is happy it did what it was
   supposed to so: spit out paper from the printer.

the process suggested on that link is guiding folks to where the temp 
files are hiding, just awaiting the all clear from the printspooler in 
winderze


Now having taxed the brain too much I must take it out and retire off to 
the spa (providing I can afford it in todays economy) and get off the 
soapbox





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[Ql-Users] I must test, No traffic my way for 2 weeks

2008-10-02 Thread Paul Holmgren

Hello, any folks there
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Re: [Ql-Users] I must test, No traffic my way for 2 weeks

2008-10-02 Thread Paul Holmgren

Paul Holmgren wrote:

Hello, any folks there



according to the receved missive, at least I now know I haven't been 
dropped from the mailinglist


:-) all

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Re: [Ql-Users] sub-£100 notebook

2008-09-07 Thread Paul Holmgren

Right now in the states there is a retail chain selling a Compaq
laptop, Intel dual core, 2 giggles ram, 160giggles HD, 15.4 screen,
Wireless and Vista,  US $ is $430, thats about 245 of your pounds.
This is being mentioned for comparison purposes


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Re: [Ql-Users] FOUND THIS

2008-07-29 Thread Paul Holmgren

Norman Dunbar wrote:


Paul Holmgren wrote:

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sys.sinclair/msg/d86d60ac12c92da4


Highly amusing wonder who and what it was all about, I think we should 
be told!



Cheers,
Norman.



FROM   Rupert Goodwins [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: 1999/10/26


this is about all I know at this time

--
part of the thread follows
--


Well, bear in mind that Derby was the code name for the Spectrum 128 --
there are a few things about that fine beast in the file too.

As for other files: I'm afraid the intellectual property on anything of
interest belongs to people other than myself.

Rupert



Duncan Snowden  
On Tuesday, Rupert Goodwins wrote:
 Crisp abuse is an anagram of SuperBASIC   Anon. See? Crisps are 
*on*-topic. :-) -- Duncan Snowden.




From: Duncan Snowden [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: 1999/10/27
Subject: Re: A little piece of Sinclair history...

On Tuesday, Rupert Goodwins wrote:

 Crisp abuse is an anagram of SuperBASIC   Anon.

See? Crisps are *on*-topic. :-)

--
Duncan Snowden.





Arnould Nazarian
Date: 1999/10/27
Subject: Re: A little piece of Sinclair history...


As for other files: I'm afraid the intellectual property on anything of
interest belongs to people other than myself.

Rupert

OK, but is there something else?

Arnould





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[Ql-Users] FOUND THIS

2008-07-28 Thread Paul Holmgren

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sys.sinclair/msg/d86d60ac12c92da4

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Re: [Ql-Users] Punters

2007-10-07 Thread Paul Holmgren
Malcolm Cadman wrote:

 In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], gwicks 
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes

 I do not like punter either ... as it also reminds me of those 
 phone-in Shows on TV, where the supposed prizes have already been 
 assigned.

 Why not enthusiasts ( much more positive ) or visitors ( quite neutral ) 
 ... ?


I have been severely rebuked by a gentleman who wishes to be known as 
an attendee at the Birmingham Workshop. He assures me that his 
nautical ambitions are zero and that he has never been on a punt in his 
life.

This is a serious matter. Over the years the term punter has been 
used for the non-traders, non-Quanta committee members who attend 
workshops. It does have derogatory connotations, but I find attendee 
far to formal a word.

Can anyone suggest a better word than punter, but no so formal as 
attendee,

Best Wishes,

Geoff

Frank and I used to call them, the general public, as a distinction for 
those who were on the 'other side of the tables'  :-)

For once we too were among the mingling masses jostling elbows side by 
side with the eager horde gazing and lusting for goods and services to 
feed our newly discovered computing interests.

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[Ql-Users] This is worth a look and laugh

2007-09-10 Thread Paul Holmgren
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=200072376872

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Re: [Ql-Users] This is worth a look and laugh

2007-09-10 Thread Paul Holmgren
Bill Loguidice wrote:

 Just imagine what it'd be worth if it were tested! 
 
 
 =
 Bill Loguidice, Managing Director
 Armchair Arcade, Inc.
 http://www.armchairarcade.com
 A PC Magazine Top 100 Website
 =

Now, what I can't recall right now is whether it should have the 
Sinclair notepad insert with these cartridges or not.
I would imagine that if the seller included that the asking
$$ would be good ???

if this is the case I should root out some of my sets and vend
them for $99 and make a killing :-)

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Re: [ql-users] new hard disk

2007-04-17 Thread Paul Holmgren
Dilwyn Jones wrote:
 OK, I give up. How do you get Windows XP to format a new second hard
 disk?

 I uninstalled the old drive D:\, switched off, restarted, the New
 Hardware Wizard found the new drive and it's now listed as drive D:\ 
 in Device Manager.

 Now, how do I format it? It doesn't appear in My Computer etc. -
 normally you can right click on a drive name and get the context menu
 to offer a format command.

 It's almost as if it's not recognised because it's not formatted, but
 of course that gives a catch 22 of not being able to format a new hard 
 disk because
 it's not already formatted, so I guess I'm missing some simple course 
 of action here???

 Also tried from DOS command line, FORMAT D: just gives drive not 
 recognised error

 F***ing Windoze! (That stood for Flaming, by the way, in case anyone 
 thought otherwise!)

 This new 250GB drive is to be the home for all my QL stuff, a full
 backup of drive C:\  and my music (that way Windoze can do what it
 likes with the C:\ drive.)

didnt see anyone ask this,  have you checked in the BIOS setup if the 
computer is seeing the new HD and is reporting its correct size??

On some PC's you need to get into the BIOS First, let it determine that 
there is a HD present, then save settings
THEN Fdisk and most any other utility way of messing with the drive 
should work.

MOST newly bought retail packeages HD's should be recognizable by 
winderze ONCE its allowed to see the drive I recall


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Re: [ql-users] Hardware and software - new horizons

2007-02-18 Thread Paul Holmgren
David Tubbs wrote:

 At 19:30 15/02/2007 +, you wrote:
 
 
Then there's the lack of USB and printer support.

But just a provocative thought. Have you ever tried to connect a USB only
laptop to a parallel printer? PC World don't know the answer to that one,

EBAY can get you the answer to this problem :-)

Had to go this route for the wife's new lappy,  it was cheep
reminded me of the Miracle interface for the QL.


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[ql-users] ATTENTION: Bill Loguidice

2007-01-09 Thread Paul Holmgren
Cannt reply to your QL related E-mail,  bounces as a BLOCKED BECAUSE OF 
SPAM!

try here with a good address
or e-mail me again, OR check Spam block listing sites to see if your 
e-mail IP address is still 'blocked'


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Re: [ql-users] Dead QL - long live my QL!

2006-01-25 Thread Paul Holmgren
Robert Newson wrote:

 Tony Firshman wrote:

 I have just tried to re-insert the GC and it crashes on boot. Without it,
 it booted ok, so haven't tried to re-re-insert. Have subsequently 
 tried ICE
 ROM and it has booted ok. Would poss suggest GC, but that *WAS* 
 checked and
 found Ok - implying poss fault on expansion port of QL?

 Robert


Might peer into the expansion port with strong light and try and see if 
you have any bent pins

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Re: [ql-users] Dead QL - long live my QL!

2006-01-25 Thread Paul Holmgren
Derek Stewart wrote:

The normal QL power supply is not enough to power the QL CPU - 68008 and the 
Gold Card.

Remove the CPU from the QL and plug the Gold card into the QL and this may 
solve your problem, assuming there are no bent or damaged pins on the 
expansion port.

Well,  that all depends,  I ran mine for years with the GoldCard, or 
trump card or the Super GoldCard
all with the standard QL powersupply.

All motherboard testing we ever did with or without accessories added, 
with or without the motherboard modifications we used to do, were all 
done with the standard powersupply.
( of cource these were all USA/Canada based machines and messed with in 
the USA with USA powersupplies )



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Re: [ql-users] Psion PC Four (XChange on PC)

2005-11-26 Thread Paul Holmgren
P Witte wrote:

Are you sure? Dont you mean the Psion Chess for Series3? If not, please 
point me to it. Same for XChange for PC.

Per

- Original Message - 
From: Ralf Reköndt [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 7:46 AM
Subject: [ql-users] Psion PC Four (XChange on PC)


  

Does anybody know, if the Xchange version for PC is free-, share or
elseware? And where to obtain it? I have googled a lot, but haven't found
anything.

Luckily, the excellent Psion Chess for PC is meanwhile freeware.

Cheers...Ralf R.


There was a Xchange for PC DOS world made,  somewhere around here I have 
the rather fancy box for that critter.  I cna NOT remember if the 
program was inside the box tho.  Sorry!

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[ql-users] Holiday Music For All !!

2004-12-24 Thread Paul Holmgren
http://www.inet.hr/~sazivano/Move/Farting_Santas.htm
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Re: [ql-users] Email problems

2004-04-10 Thread paul holmgren
SMSQ - Jochen Merz wrote:

 Hi everybody on the list,

 I read about missing emails. Well, very strange things are going on.

 SOMETHING in the world wide web is filtering mails (or throwing them
 away) without notifying the sender.

 This is reproduceable in some cases, in other cases it is random.
 My provider has no clue either, but in the reproduceable cases the
 sending server refuses to connect to the receiving server.
 Fact is: it is unreliable and it is related to j-m-s.com (my main account).
 I would guess that due to the massive number of faked virus mails (I get the
 bounces, 

 Regards   Jochen

NOT all bounces are actually that, One of the methods used Spoofs just
that, Bounces !

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Paul Holmgren
Hoosier Corps #33, L-6
2 57 300-C's in Indy
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