[Ql-Users] Introducing myself :)

2013-11-19 Thread Alexandre Souza
Now it is working, I'll try to introduce myself My name is Alexandre, I live in Brazil (sao paulo), have a QL (loose) and I built my power supply and a mICE clone Photos in https://picasaweb.google.com/100214485610859499303/SinclairQLMICEClone?authuser=0feat=directlink Thanks

[Ql-Users] Newbie question follows: How to join Minerva ROM and ToolKit II?

2013-11-20 Thread Alexandre Souza
Sorry for the newbieness :o) I've seen around the net photos of internal ROMs of Minerva AND ToolKitII. How do I join both codes? Is that a matter of just concatenating files or there is something I should learn? I need to get better educated about the QL system, but I still think

Re: [Ql-Users] Newbie question follows: How to join Minerva ROMand ToolKit II?

2013-11-21 Thread Alexandre Souza
Morning Peter, All! Basically, you can have Minerva in the first 48 KB and TK2 in the following 16 KB. Resulting in a 64 KB binary stored in EPROM. However, the Minerva binary has to be padded up to exact 48 KB length, so TK2 is properly aligned. Please note that you need a ROM version for

Re: [Ql-Users] Newbie question follows: How to join Minerva ROM andToolKit II?

2013-11-21 Thread Alexandre Souza
In the German forums, I meant. How many others like you will turn up, I have no idea. Soldering fine pitch SMD devices isn't that hard, if you have the right equipment, or tons of patience. I've done lots of these jobs without the right tools, and it worked. Took longer than reasonable,

Re: [Ql-Users] Newbie question follows: How to join Minerva ROMand ToolKit II?

2013-11-21 Thread Alexandre Souza
It took a quite an amount of email and phone support, even providing complete working samples, until someone (very skilled at building hardware) successfully reproduced the QL-SD. QL-SD has a much higher difficulty level than the other projects you find at the forums. Nobody else wanted to do it

Re: [Ql-Users] Newbie question follows: How to joinMinerva ROMand ToolKit II?

2013-11-21 Thread Alexandre Souza
Building QL-SD at home would be very hard, because of 0.5 mm pitch SMD components and a thin two layer PCB with 0.15 mm tracks. It took more than a year until someone came up, who has the skills and equipment to do it. I don't think so. I have resources to build a board like that here at

Re: [Ql-Users] Newbie question follows: How to joinMinerva ROMand ToolKit II?

2013-11-21 Thread Alexandre Souza
Cool - I really had no chance to expect that you're a professional electronics manufacturer :) Well, I'm not that kind of professional you're thinking of. I work at home and make small runs of electronic devices for small companies which doesn't fulfill the numbers needed for a run on

Re: [Ql-Users] Of Jaguars, November, pre-Thanksgiving, Decades with year 3.

2013-11-22 Thread Alexandre Souza
Ow...a Jaguar! 3 I think this is the ONLY atari game I've never seen in person. Rare as han's teeth in Brazil! :( --- Enviado do meu Motorola PT550 Meu site: http://www.tabalabs.com.br - Original Message - From: Urs Koenig (QL) q...@bluewin.ch To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Sent:

[Ql-Users] Reverse-Engineering the Q-Disk floppy interface

2013-11-23 Thread Alexandre Souza
I disassembled the interface and scanned the board. Photos in http://tabalabs.com.br/ql/qdisk/ Maybe someone would help to reverse engineer its PAL? Or help with the schematic? Thanks :) Alexandre ___ QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] Reverse Engineering a QDisk floppy disk interface

2013-11-27 Thread Alexandre Souza
Greetings from Brazil! Is it polite to ask on this list for help on RE the QDisk Floppy interface? http://tabalabs.com.br/ql/qdisk/ Thanks Alexandre --- Enviado do meu Motorola PT550 Meu site: http://www.tabalabs.com.br ___

Re: [Ql-Users] Reverse Engineering a QDisk floppy disk interface

2013-11-27 Thread Alexandre Souza
Well, it pays nothing to ask :o) If someone want to come in the endeavour, please page us! In Brazil not only is hard to find QL users, but also QL hardware :o( So the only option we have, is to find someone who has the hardware...and copy it :oP Thanks, and greetz you all :oD

[Ql-Users] Building a QubIDE on perfoboard

2013-12-04 Thread Alexandre Souza
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.546135392129378.1073741848.11987678659type=1l=c6f43f57f9 :oD --- Enviado do meu Motorola PT550 Meu site: http://www.tabalabs.com.br ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm

Re: [Ql-Users] Developer assistance request.

2014-01-22 Thread Alexandre Souza
May I add 2 cents to the subject? With the W5300 on-chip implementation, you depend on one specific manufacturer. If the TCP/IP stack runs on the QL side, one is more flexible to use different hardware. In my case, the NE2000 or Realtek on the Q40 and Q60, but the CP2200 on the Q68. Even

Re: [Ql-Users] A quick plug: New blog post on 30 years of the QL andthe Mac.

2014-01-26 Thread Alexandre Souza
Just a shameless plug for a blog post I've just written... ;-) http://www.lingula.org.uk/wordpress/2014/01/25/its-been-30-years-since-the-announcement-of-an-important-computing-product/ 4 bit intel processor?! ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] Microdrive pinch rollers: Any sources out there?

2014-01-26 Thread Alexandre Souza
If you need some cartridges to use as part of the display - let me know and I can let you have some of my better ones - I have a few which seem to be in good condition - although not sure how long they will last. One suggestion is to apply glue to the felt pad before it splits - has anyone

Re: [Ql-Users] A quick plug: New blog post on 30 years of the QL andthe Mac.

2014-01-26 Thread Alexandre Souza
I would argue it is a 2-bit processor that can't stand 1 bit of competition But I paid most of my studies with that half-bit processor :) ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm

Re: [Ql-Users] A quick plug: New blog post on 30 years of theQLandthe Mac.

2014-01-27 Thread Alexandre Souza
But maybe we should solve that one - The poor guy 8749 _really_ was an 8-bit processor. And not the worst that Intel ever built.The successors are still around in the embedded industry. Some mildly off-topic info: - 8748/49 was THE processor of choice for PC keyboards. Before USB,

Re: [Ql-Users] Assembly Language Issue 1 now available.

2014-03-05 Thread Alexandre Souza
Great! \o/ --- Enviado do meu Motorola PT550 Meu site: http://www.tabalabs.com.br - Original Message - From: Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.uk To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 6:08 PM Subject: [Ql-Users] Assembly Language Issue 1 now available. Dear

Re: [Ql-Users] Swap meet and update....

2014-04-11 Thread Alexandre Souza
If people are thinking about giving away something, please give prefference to the friends abroad who would love to get some gear :) --- Enviado do meu Motorola PT550 Meu site: http://www.tabalabs.com.br - Original Message - From: Dave Park d...@sinclairql.com To:

Re: [Ql-Users] Ethernet chit chat...

2014-04-14 Thread Alexandre Souza
I keep my point - wizchip offloads the work of the (already underrated) QL processor. Having the (entire) TCP stack into a coprocessor only makes things fast. And working as a memory device, it can be mapped into QL memory space and very little hardware be incluided on the board. I'd

Re: [Ql-Users] Ethernet chit chat...

2014-04-15 Thread Alexandre Souza
Remember, email me off-list if you're interested in the beta program. :) I'm interested, but I have some W5100 chips here (in development boards) and resources to build one just for the QL. So I think I can help. ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] QL meMbRanes

2014-05-01 Thread Alexandre Souza
Two for me, please! I'll send shipping data as soon as i get home Em 01/05/2014 15:53, paul paulh...@ameritech.net escreveu: 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

Re: [Ql-Users] QXL Card for Temporary Loan

2014-05-15 Thread Alexandre Souza
I would like to ask the temporary loan of a QXL Card, so that I can take a copy of the QXL Glue (Altera) Chip. Isn't the protection fusebit set on these chips? ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm

Re: [Ql-Users] QL WIki - HELP NEEDED !!!

2014-06-04 Thread Alexandre Souza
Being a N00B, how can I helP? --- Enviado do meu Motorola PT550 Meu site: http://www.tabalabs.com.br - Original Message - From: Rich Mellor r...@rwapservices.co.uk To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 3:29 AM Subject: [Ql-Users] QL WIki - HELP NEEDED !!! I

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Forum online chat tonight

2014-10-09 Thread Alexandre Souza
Dilwyn, there are users outside of the usual locations of QL Forum users. Like me, as an example? When it will be? GST time, please? :) --- Enviado do meu Apple IIGS (pq eu sou chique) Meu site: http://www.tabalabs.com.br Meu blog: http://tabajara-labs.blogspot.com - Original

Re: [Ql-Users] Paruse Partyp

2014-11-29 Thread Alexandre Souza
(Is there still someone listening here?) \o/ ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm

[Ql-Users] QL screw set needed :)

2017-01-20 Thread Alexandre Souza
Howdy people! :D Finally I finished the mods on my QL. I'll put it on a proper page soon, but a list of the mods is: - Changed 7805 for a swtiching regulator, so no more intense heat - Changed ROMs' sockets (they were green...) - Changed ROMs for a Minerva home-made board (MK1

Re: [Ql-Users] Why so slow?

2016-10-12 Thread Alexandre Souza
And how far people are listening...Greetings from Brazil! :) 2016-10-12 8:38 GMT-03:00 Andreas Berger : > Am 12.10.2016 um 11:45 schrieb François Van Emelen: > > Thanks for your reply. that makes 2 listeners on this list :). >> > > you don't know who all is

Re: [Ql-Users] German Minerva ROM

2017-03-06 Thread Alexandre Souza
Derek, Id be very interested in your old all 03a if you would part with it... Enviado do meu Tele-Movel On Mar 6, 2017 10:20 AM, "Derek Stewart" wrote: > On 06/03/17 12:49, Marcel Kilgus wrote: > >> Hi all, >> >> I create a German version of the Minerva ROM, in case anybody is >>

Re: [Ql-Users] PCB Design 7.54

2017-09-02 Thread Alexandre Souza via Ql-Users
Wait...pcb design ON QL O_O Enviado do meu Tele-Movel On Sep 2, 2017 10:50 AM, "Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users" < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > A new update of Malcolm Lear's PCB Design program is available to download > free of charge from my website, at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphi >

Re: [Ql-Users] Sad news, sad news and more sad news

2018-04-30 Thread Alexandre Souza via Ql-Users
A big THANKS in name of all brazilian users too :) Hope everything goes well in your life! :) 2018-04-30 7:01 GMT-03:00 François Van Emelen via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com>: > Op 27/04/2018 om 10:23 schreef Jochen Merz via Ql-Users: > > Hello to Everybody on the list, >> >> I don't know

Re: [Ql-Users] Just a small

2019-09-22 Thread Alexandre Souza via Ql-Users
Test failed. Please call Sinclair Ressearch ---8<---Corte aqui---8<--- http://www.tabajara-labs.blogspot.com http://www.tabalabs.com.br ---8<---Corte aqui---8<--- Em dom, 22 de set de 2019 às 18:50, paul via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> escreveu: > test to see if this still comes my