Re: [Ql-Users] The Spring 2011 QL Survery

2011-02-13 Thread Dave Park
All the emulators can be reconfigured to cover most of the hardware out there. Therefore I treated emulators ad two product lines: free, and commercial. Actual al hardware is by definition less configurable so it's definition is more fixed. It pays to tunnel deeper there, as people will be

Re: [Ql-Users] [QL-Users] Schematics...

2011-02-15 Thread Dave Park
I have now been sent the schematic for an Issue 6 QL. I will need to clean it up some though. Thank you mystery benefactor. Dave On Feb 15, 2011, at 2:12 AM, Lee Privett lee.priv...@gmail.com wrote: *lol* It took me a few seconds to realise that *crickets* was not the only schematic you

Re: [Ql-Users] The Spring 2011 QL Survery

2011-02-16 Thread Dave Park
On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 4:13 PM, Lee Privett lee.priv...@gmail.com wrote: Are you saying I have a forceful character with a strong personality? if so you need to speak to my other half so that she is more informed... oh... wait... sorry have been told to get off the my computer and stop

[Ql-Users] Storage recommendation...

2011-02-17 Thread Dave Park
Hi all, I'm looking for a bit of advice. I was reading the QubIDE manual as I have the card, and was reading about partition size limits. It seems up to 8 partitions of up to 256MB each is the limit. Is this true for all storage formats? Am I really only ever going to fully utilise a 2GB USB

Re: [Ql-Users] QL System information

2011-02-17 Thread Dave Park
On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Bryan Horstmann b...@newlan.org wrote: On 17/02/2011 04:53, Bryan Horstmann wrote: snip Young folk will often be interested in games, which I cannot help with. I did have a contact from a chap who had re-visited Spectrum by way of emulator. He knew of

Re: [Ql-Users] Storage recommendation...

2011-02-17 Thread Dave Park
On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 10:42 AM, Bob Spelten b...@chello.nl wrote: Op Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:54:50 +0100 schreef Dave Park plasticu...@gmail.com: Hi all, I'm looking for a bit of advice. I was reading the QubIDE manual as I have the card, and was reading about partition size limits

Re: [Ql-Users] QL System information

2011-02-18 Thread Dave Park
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 4:20 AM, Tony Firshman t...@firshman.co.uk wrote: BryanHorstmann wrote, on 18/Feb/11 09:42 | Feb18: On 17/02/2011 08:14, Lee Privett wrote: Might want to take a gander at some QL add-ons from this site, makes interesting viewing, some of them I wouldn't mind getting

Re: [Ql-Users] (no subject)

2011-02-18 Thread Dave Park
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 2:09 PM, David Tubbs davet...@tiscali.co.uk wrote: Is Dave Park about ? I am. Dave ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm

Re: [Ql-Users] What the hell happened?

2011-02-18 Thread Dave Park
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Malcolm Cadman q...@mcad.demon.co.uk wrote: In message 4d5cf9b2.9040...@dunbar-it.co.uk, Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.uk writes I go to Madrid for 4 days, and when I get back, I have 207 emails, unread, in my QL-Users folder! Been busy around these

Re: [Ql-Users] A Landmark Moment for the Ser-USB Driver!

2011-02-20 Thread Dave Park
I am looking at buying the ISP1160 chips and doing a little PCB that has the USBWiz and TTL level in/out for a short run - would probably not cost much more than the retail price of a USBWiz board to do. I'm just checking it out - no promises, but I am thinking other computers may want/need the

[Ql-Users] [ql-users] Backplanes...

2011-02-21 Thread Dave Park
Hi all, After a bit of back and forth, it looks like I will be assembling the remaining stock of Tony Firshman's Mplane. If it happens, they will be available in about 2-3 months. For those that don't remember, the MPlane offers 3 expansion ports and has a 4-pin power connector to take power from

Re: [Ql-Users] [ql-users] Backplanes...

2011-02-21 Thread Dave Park
On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 12:06 PM, Lee Privett lee.priv...@gmail.com wrote: Dave, it my help those like me with less knowledge of such things to know exactly what QL'ers could make use of a back plane for, plugging in additional peripherals such as floppy drive adapter are already realised

Re: [Ql-Users] [ql-users] Backplanes...

2011-02-21 Thread Dave Park
On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 12:59 PM, Adrian Ives adr...@acanthis.co.uk wrote: Yes, the ATX connector (or better) is a must. You probably want to look into an adapter lead that also bridges the Power Good signal, otherwise you won't get the PSU to switch on. This is what I had to do with my

Re: [Ql-Users] [ql-users] Backplanes...

2011-02-21 Thread Dave Park
On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 1:40 PM, JJ Ruiz jjruiz_r...@yahoo.es wrote: I would get one to connect an Aurora and a Gold Card, powering them through the backplane. The 9V line, will carry 9V? or 5V? or it will be selectable? or it will be selectable by each expansion connector? ATX v2 PSUs

Re: [Ql-Users] [ql-users] Backplanes...

2011-02-21 Thread Dave Park
On Feb 21, 2011, at 2:02 PM, Tony Firshman t...@firshman.co.uk wrote: Dave Park wrote, on 21/Feb/11 19:04 | Feb21: On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 12:59 PM, Adrian Ivesadr...@acanthis.co.uk wrote: Yes, the ATX connector (or better) is a must. You probably want to look into an adapter lead

Re: [Ql-Users] [ql-users] Backplanes...

2011-02-21 Thread Dave Park
On Feb 21, 2011, at 6:27 PM, Phill Harvey-Smith a...@aurigae.demon.co.uk wrote: On 22/02/2011 00:12, Dave Park wrote: On Feb 21, 2011, at 2:02 PM, Tony Firshmant...@firshman.co.uk wrote: And, have a good insulating backing plate, because there's nothing worse than 40 amps of 12V shorting

Re: [Ql-Users] Spring 2011 QL Survey Website

2011-02-22 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 3:16 AM, BALDERSON SIMON s.balder...@ntlworld.comwrote: Does anyone know the web address to the interesting QL website which you can access after filling out the questionaire? I've tried searching for it and checking out links on other QL websites but can not find it

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

2011-02-22 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 7:29 AM, gdgqler gdgq...@gmail.com wrote: On 22 Feb 2011, at 11:37, Tony Firshman wrote: gdgqler wrote, on 22/Feb/11 10:15 | Feb22: On 22 Feb 2011, at 08:18, Norman Dunbar wrote: BETTER, one of the kids wet tongue! :-) (Psst, they still remember that

Re: [Ql-Users] Spring 2011 QL Survey

2011-02-22 Thread Dave Park
used with my 48K ZX Spectrum but I later re-wired the ribbon cable and altered the power supply to run my black box Sinclair QL. Is it Dave Park who has set up the site? Would the documentation be of any use to you or any other QLer's? Hi, yes it's me that set up the site, and yes, I'd love

Re: [Ql-Users] Memory

2011-02-22 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 9:46 AM, Marcel Kilgus ql-us...@mail.kilgus.netwrote: Lee Privett wrote: Thanks, I think it is reporting sectors rather than memory as I seem to get twice as much, however it is telling me what I want to know. No, it's RAMTOP, i.e. the highest RAM address, but below

Re: [Ql-Users] [ql-users] Backplanes...

2011-02-22 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 10:18 AM, Phill Harvey-Smith a...@aurigae.demon.co.uk wrote: David Tubbs wrote: At 09:48 22/02/2011 +, you wrote: On the subject of backplanes.. I have one of these : http://www.rwapadventures.com/images/q+4-interface.jpg But alas don't have the little

Re: [Ql-Users] [ql-users] Backplanes...

2011-02-22 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Malcolm Lear malc...@essex.ac.uk wrote: On 22/02/2011 16:26, Tony Firshman wrote: Phill Harvey-Smith wrote, on 22/Feb/11 16:18 | Feb22: David Tubbs wrote: At 09:48 22/02/2011 +, you wrote: On the subject of backplanes.. I have one of these :

Re: [Ql-Users] Ranting: A Story of two Operating Systems

2011-02-23 Thread Dave Park
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 6:33 AM, Tony Firshman t...@firshman.co.uk wrote: The one that rescued a vast number of QLs I repaired was his ram check and error display. The ram check is writing rom images into ram, and reading back. He seeded this. Why? Well if a zero is written to a dead ram

Re: [Ql-Users] Qemulator download

2011-02-23 Thread Dave Park
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 11:33 AM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk wrote: Dilwyn Jones (the one in Bethesda) Bethesda, Maryland? Have you been defense contracting again?!?! Bad boy! If my name was Dilwyn, I'd visit foreign countries and pretend to be mute. I'd simply pass a calling

Re: [Ql-Users] 57 images of dismantling a Sinclair ZX-81.

2011-02-23 Thread Dave Park
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Lee Privett lee.priv...@gmail.com wrote: see there is another thing, if only I had JS ROMs :( The card I'm proposing could hold a 128KByte or 256KByte PROM. By manually switching one (128K) or two (256K) Address lines, I can manipulate any 64K block of the PROM

Re: [Ql-Users] QL2K

2011-02-23 Thread Dave Park
If it helps any, the 1770 controller can be replaced with a 1772... Dave On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 2:22 PM, Phill Harvey-Smith a...@aurigae.demon.co.uk wrote: On 23/02/2011 19:49, Dilwyn Jones wrote: While ploughing through the 500-odd emails from this list today, I noticed one by Jimmy

Re: [Ql-Users] 57 images of dismantling a Sinclair ZX-81.

2011-02-23 Thread Dave Park
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Marcel Kilgus ql-us...@mail.kilgus.netwrote: Dave Park wrote: I have been talking to Tony (Lau is AWOL) about Minerva 2. I would really like to do a Minerva ROM board that allows you to choose to boot either Minerva 1.98 or JS ROMs, since it's always handy

Re: [Ql-Users] The Spring 2011 QL Survery

2011-02-24 Thread Dave Park
On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 7:52 AM, Geoff Wicks gtwi...@btinternet.com wrote: -- From: Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:16 PM To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] The Spring 2011 QL

[Ql-Users] [ql-users] ATX controller...

2011-02-24 Thread Dave Park
Hi all, I have completed and tested the design of my ATX controller. It has been tested with 12 different 20 and 24 pin ATX 2.X power supplies ranging from 180W to 750W. It works perfectly. I am now taking this prototype and turning it into PCB form. It will allow anyone who has cased their QL

Re: [Ql-Users] Ranting: A Story of two Operating Systems

2011-02-24 Thread Dave Park
On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Marcel Kilgus ql-us...@mail.kilgus.netwrote: Adrian Ives wrote: It's easier said than done, though. You can't exactly whip the JS ROMs out of a QL and slap in SMSQ. SMSQ? I'm talking Minerva here... and you certainly can whip out a JS ROM and put Minerva

Re: [Ql-Users] Finally a reply

2011-02-25 Thread Dave Park
On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 5:26 AM, gdgqler gdgq...@gmail.com wrote: On 25 Feb 2011, at 08:37, Norman Dunbar wrote: Morning Dilwyn, However, the failure to explain all this publicly and the fact it went on for a long time without explanation does give the impression of negligence in

Re: [Ql-Users] (no subject)

2011-02-25 Thread Dave Park
On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 7:24 AM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.ukwrote: My personal website and one or two others I maintain are all done in the old fashioned way, a tag view editor and Filezilla to upload the pages. Not the most modern way of doing things, but it works, and both my

Re: [Ql-Users] (no subject)

2011-02-25 Thread Dave Park
On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk wrote: Both have now been left long enough for me to forget what I was doing, so it might be easier to start from scratch at some point, probably over the summer period when less is happening. What language did you

Re: [Ql-Users] Finally a reply

2011-02-25 Thread Dave Park
This reply is to both previous emails... On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.ukwrote: One thing I think would help Quanta is to acknowledge that the internet is a primary form of communication - I know this seems obvious and they could say we're doing it

[Ql-Users] Survey update...

2011-02-28 Thread Dave Park
Hi all, The survey has now closed, and I have composed and sent the email of the survey answers to the list. The results are in HTML format and use a lot of tables, so the email is quite large - 309K - and is being held in the moderation queue. Hopefully, it will be allowed through shortly. The

[Ql-Users] The First Survey - Results!

2011-02-28 Thread Dave Park
Hi all, Here are the survey results as promised. I have added some commentary in GREEN. Some surveys had blank lines submitted so I have indicated those in RED. I have deleted entries from the right column of the option tables to protect privacy: I have retained this info and will be happy to dig

Re: [Ql-Users] The First Survey - Results!

2011-02-28 Thread Dave Park
On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 2:15 PM, Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.ukwrote: Question 14*Can you program in Assembly Language?* Yes 32 44% No 40 56% As I thought, only George and I read my articles on QL Assembly Language! ;-( You read your own articles? Isn't that like laughing at

Re: [Ql-Users] The First Survey - Results!

2011-03-01 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 2:48 AM, Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.ukwrote: In all fairness to Dave, he did say that the email was in HTML format and quite large. Unfortunately, it seems that the list prevents HTML postings and has converted it to plain text - with all the attendant formatting

Re: [Ql-Users] The First Survey - Results!

2011-03-01 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Geoff Wicks gtwi...@btinternet.com wrote: -- From: Dave Park plasticu...@gmail.com Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 7:50 PM To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] The First Survey - Results! On Tue

Re: [Ql-Users] The First Survey - Results!

2011-03-02 Thread Dave Park
On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 6:04 AM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.ukwrote: The main survey page is here: http://www.nonstickglue.com/QL_Hardware_Library/Survey.html Nicely laid out, Dave. You can thank the survey website for the layout. I just had to convert the XML and javascript

Re: [Ql-Users] Window Manager 2

2011-03-02 Thread Dave Park
On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 11:41 AM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.ukwrote: Seems comprehensive, although I'd probably have to include a glossary to explain the various terms - if people haven't heard of Wman 2 they are unlikely to know what Alpha masks, RLE, chained extended sprites and

Re: [Ql-Users] scale and drawing on the QL

2011-03-02 Thread Dave Park
I have placed a bid on this book. I have, a few weeks ago, asked Jan Jones for permission to reprint/reformat it (whatever she agrees to) so a cleaner copy is available to the community than the scan that is generally available... If anyone wishes to outbid me, I will make dagger eyes at them,

Re: [Ql-Users] SuperQBoard clone

2011-03-05 Thread Dave Park
On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Gennaro Montedoro genny_fl...@yahoo.itwrote: At 14.47 05/03/2011, you wrote: On 05/03/2011 13:37, Marcel Kilgus wrote: So, without further ado, there are two schematics, one for DD and one for an HD variant. Both also have a parallel port and the mouse

Re: [Ql-Users] Jan Jones Book

2011-03-07 Thread Dave Park
On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.ukwrote: Malcolm Cadman wrote: In message 8dcea9cd-97c6-4ccd-a944-8dc829f4b...@btinternet.com, John Taylor j_taylo...@btinternet.com writes The QL must be very much alive. The used Jan Jones book sold for £23 on eBay.

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Blog

2011-03-09 Thread Dave Park
On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 6:13 AM, Tony Firshman t...@firshman.co.uk wrote: Tony Firshman wrote, on 9/Mar/11 11:18 | Mar9: Dilwyn Jones wrote, on 9/Mar/11 11:03 | Mar9: A new blog for the QL: http://backtotheql.blogspot.com/ If you have a Google account, for example, you can comment on the

[Ql-Users] [ql-users] Backplanes again!

2011-03-09 Thread Dave Park
Hi all, I have now received the backplane components from Tony, and ordered the extra components I need to complete the PCBs. They will be available in approximately 3-4 weeks. I anticipate they will cost about £45 including SH. I'll post full details when they're ready. I'm also waiting for

[Ql-Users] QL replacements - state of play...

2011-03-11 Thread Dave Park
Hi all, So here's the state of play in designing new QL replacements... Peter Graf is bogged down with some issues on his board. It has a decent spec but it doesn't currently work in a meaningful sense. He has various obstacles (working alone) that mean his design will be delayed or not

Re: [Ql-Users] Ser-USB on Minerva

2011-03-11 Thread Dave Park
On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 6:42 PM, Adrian Ives adr...@acanthis.co.uk wrote: btw If anyone out there (like, for example, Dave Park) would like to build an SPI interface for the QL that would significantly increase performance! I can do the hardware if someone else can do the driver. :) Dave

Re: [Ql-Users] Ser-USB on Minerva

2011-03-11 Thread Dave Park
On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 7:32 PM, Adrian Ives adr...@acanthis.co.uk wrote: Yes please. I'll do the driver. :) How about a board that plugs into the ROM port and has the necessary logic to implement the four wire SPI interface for a single slave device (namely the USBWiz). The board would

Re: [Ql-Users] QL replacements - state of play...

2011-03-11 Thread Dave Park
to lug around in a forty foot trailer (slight exag). Either way it sounds exiting, are you now looking for some sort of consensus Dave? Lee - Back to the QL- - Original Message - From: Dave Park To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 10:38 PM Subject: [Ql

Re: [Ql-Users] Ser-USB on Minerva

2011-03-12 Thread Dave Park
On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 4:52 AM, Tobias Fröschle tobias.froesc...@t-online.de wrote: Dave, I like your idea with an FGPA based QL very much as it has lots of opportunities in it, but I think it's well beyond the capabilities of the current (small) QL scene, both regarding to Hardware and

Re: [Ql-Users] Ser-USB on Minerva

2011-03-13 Thread Dave Park
On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 4:21 AM, Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.ukwrote: On 12/03/11 17:20, Dave Park wrote: I just want to repeat that the idea of an FPGA-based QL is not mine and belongs to Peter Graf - the only reason I found it necessary to mention his project was to establish

Re: [Ql-Users] Yahoo Groups

2011-03-14 Thread Dave Park
The majority of the components I have laying around here for the last 7+ years are for Goldfire. It was a Coldfire + FPGA combo SGC+Aurora equivalent as I recall. I was shown a schematic once, and it was VERY tight... Compact to the Nth degree. Then Nasta left the US and suddenly communication

Re: [Ql-Users] Yahoo Groups

2011-03-15 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 6:06 AM, Tony Firshman t...@firshman.co.uk wrote: gdgqler wrote, on 15/03/2011 10:30: On 15 Mar 2011, at 03:33, Dave Park wrote: If the Goldfire were still possible today, it would be fantastic, but I suspect the Coldfire SoC is no longer available. I saw

Re: [Ql-Users] Yahoo Groups

2011-03-15 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.ukwrote: Geoff Wicks wrote: From then on the project faded from view. Can it be revived? I know very little about hardware, but I sense there is a new interest in native hardware and some projects that people thought

Re: [Ql-Users] Yahoo Groups

2011-03-15 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 12:24 PM, Geoff Wicks gtwi...@btinternet.comwrote: Sometime between 1998 and 2004 Nasta gave a talk at a North American show and I believe this is how Dave came into contact with him. I never met him in person, but we became good online friends. I met him through

Re: [Ql-Users] Yahoo Groups

2011-03-15 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 1:46 PM, Marcel Kilgus ql-us...@mail.kilgus.netwrote: Dave Park wrote: Indeed an FPGA implementation of an m68k chip, or emulation of an n68k on some other lightweight chip are the only two economically sensible solutions. Actually, the cheapest solution would

Re: [Ql-Users] Yahoo Groups

2011-03-15 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Marcel Kilgus ql-us...@mail.kilgus.netwrote: Dave Park wrote: The catch is that the QL is much lower powered in terms of heat and current demands, and these PC-type boards do not fit that power envelope - therefore they can't be used embedded very easily

Re: [Ql-Users] Quorums

2011-03-23 Thread Dave Park
On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 7:12 AM, Rich Mellor r...@rwapservices.co.ukwrote: On 23/03/2011 11:59, gdgqler wrote: On 22 Mar 2011, at 18:43, Geoff Wicks wrote: One of the arguments used by those in favour of counting proxies as part of the quorum is that some companies use this in their

Re: [Ql-Users] One for the QL Collectors out there

2011-03-28 Thread Dave Park
On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.ukwrote: Rich Mellor wrote: I have decided to list an extremely rare Sinclair QL related item on SellMyRetro.com See: http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/1452 There definitely are not many of these about (if

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Image Repository

2011-04-06 Thread Dave Park
Picture 6, 9 is a SPEM v2 memory expansion - poor design with very slow memory. Picture 17 is SPEM V1 memory expansion - sort of a prototype - the socket is inserted between the 68008 and its socket. Inadequate decoupling caps. Someone cloned this board and made 100s of copies, not knowing it was

Re: [Ql-Users] Sir C on radio4

2011-04-07 Thread Dave Park
On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.ukwrote: No, I meant holiday sites might have a number of these to hire out, like some places hire out bicycles or those silly pedalled 4 wheel things like unpowered golf carts. Given how windy holiday locations are, I

Re: [Ql-Users] Sir C on radio4

2011-04-07 Thread Dave Park
On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.ukwrote: Daniele Terdina wrote: Meh. Meh? There's a web page for everything :): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meh Daniele I see ... Dave's been spending his illness time watching too much Simpsons! Hardly. The

Re: [Ql-Users] eBay pic

2011-04-09 Thread Dave Park
On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM, ql q...@bluewin.ch wrote: Am 09.04.2011 um 20:33 schrieb Lee Privett This has appeared on eBay but little or no detail, it has two different sized ports at the back, anyone know what it is? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSizeitem=180651486263

[Ql-Users] [ql-users] [off-topic] Updates in Dave-land...

2011-04-11 Thread Dave Park
Hi all, I was laid low the last couple of weeks with another horrible chest infection. As a Brit living in a tropical climate, it seems I have finally acquired the tree-pollen allergy that all people who move here seem to get after 3-4 years. This causes me to be vulnerable to whatever's around,

Re: [Ql-Users] Some good news on Ser-USB

2011-04-21 Thread Dave Park
On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 7:26 AM, Tony Firshman t...@firshman.co.uk wrote: NOT four times. The 8749/8049 is input limited to something like 14kbps throughput, so slightly less than three times. It is a nominal 19200 only. superHermes does give a full 19200 ser1/2 input, but of course ser3

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

2011-04-25 Thread Dave Park
On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 5:48 PM, paul paulh...@ameritech.net wrote: 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 -- Paul Holmgren Mine: 2 57 300-C's in Indy Hers: 05 PT GT R/T HO Stage 1 Hoosier

[Ql-Users] Hardware update and re-hello :)

2011-04-29 Thread Dave Park
Hi all... What a year so far. I had to disappear for a while due to complications of pneumonia and heart issues, and then got pneumonia again! The medical bills are almost paid off, but it means I have been away and put back into the poor house again!  :) On the bright side, The SAFT battery

Re: [Ql-Users] Hello, anybody home?

2011-05-20 Thread Dave Park
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 12:37 PM, Urs Koenig (QL) q...@bluewin.ch wrote: Hi folks, There's not much going on those days on this list. I hope the busy days we had earlier this year will return. @Dave (Park): Did you fully recover and continue your QL projects? Hi Urs, Yup, back

Re: [Ql-Users] [ql-users] [off-topic] Updates in Dave-land...

2011-05-25 Thread Dave Park
Hi all, I am completely bogged down with the air traffic control simulator. I have planes I can command to fly around and change speed and altitude and that all works great. Unfortunately, I'm not mathically inclined, and can't figure out how to do glideslopes and so forth. In distress, and with

Re: [Ql-Users] [ql-users] [off-topic] Updates in Dave-land...

2011-05-26 Thread Dave Park
On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 4:29 AM, Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.uk wrote: Hi Dave, On 26/05/11 05:44, Dave Park wrote: ... Instead, I am working on Good luck with that lot then Dave. For my sins, here's what I'm up to: * Working! * Making sure my bees stay healthy * Writing

Re: [Ql-Users] PDF files (was Undue modesty?)

2011-08-18 Thread Dave Park
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Tony Firshman t...@firshman.co.uk wrote: On Aug 18, at 13:43 | Aug18, Geoff Wicks wrote: This discussion is becoming an absolute farce. !: I changed the subject for a good reason. No one has taken any notice. 2: I am told there are no PDF files on my

[Ql-Users] Video plug memory prod...

2011-08-27 Thread Dave Park
Is a standard 7-pin DIN connector as used for MIDI suitable for the QL video socket? I want to make a composite video cable... Dave ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm

Re: [Ql-Users] Video plug memory prod...

2011-08-28 Thread Dave Park
On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 2:05 AM, Jiri Dolezal computer.resea...@centrum.cz wrote: Is a standard 7-pin DIN connector as used for MIDI Midi? Standard MIDI connector is 5 pin/180 degrees. suitable for the QL video socket? I want to make a composite video cable... QL video socket is 8 pin.

Re: [Ql-Users] Video plug memory prod...

2011-08-31 Thread Dave Park
On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Dave Park plasticu...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 2:05 AM, Jiri Dolezal computer.resea...@centrum.cz wrote: Is a standard 7-pin DIN connector as used for MIDI Midi? Standard MIDI connector is 5 pin/180 degrees. suitable for the QL video socket

Re: [Ql-Users] [QL-Users] Update on my projects etc...

2011-09-01 Thread Dave Park
On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 3:38 PM, John Alexander acontractor...@yahoo.co.uk wrote: So what are you writing this Game in and what exactly are you having difficulty in processing within this 1 second. With out knowing this I think any advice would be opinion at best. The first program is a

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 91, Issue 4

2011-09-03 Thread Dave Park
On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 4:41 PM, paul paulh...@ameritech.net wrote: 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

[Ql-Users] Aurora discussion

2011-09-13 Thread Dave Park
I have been looking at the assorted hardware I have and the online literature, and decided that the info doesn't cut it. I look at the knowledge and experience of the members on this list and know we can do a lot better. Take an example: The Aurora has a manual in Quill format, which I cannot

[Ql-Users] QPCII discussion...

2011-09-13 Thread Dave Park
This is the QPCII discussion thread :) I'll start with some questions :) One of the big problems with non-QLs is their handling of zip files stripping headers. Is there any way for QPC to handle zip files directly? Any big new features coming up? I'm sure a large number of QPCII buyers are

Re: [Ql-Users] Aurora discussion

2011-09-21 Thread Dave Park
To kick things off for this... Could someone kindly convert the Quill format manual to a format I can access, as I don't have a working Quill (or any of the Psion apps) for my QL... Then I'll be able to participate in my own discussion ;) Dave On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 3:32 PM, Dave Park plasticu

Re: [Ql-Users] Aurora discussion

2011-09-21 Thread Dave Park
a batch of ten of each, for example... Who needs what, and are they available anywhere else? Dave On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk wrote: Dave Park wrote: To kick things off for this... Could someone kindly convert the Quill format manual to a format I

Re: [Ql-Users] n00b alert an introduction of sorts

2011-12-14 Thread Dave Park
She could be in Austin, Texas for all we know - Apple has a campus there. Dave On Dec 13, 2011, at 6:50 PM, Timothy Swenson swenso...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Hurrah, another QLer in Silicon Valley. With Jim Hunkins gone, we're back up to two. Tim Swenson

Re: [Ql-Users] Test

2012-01-09 Thread Dave Park
Ignored. Dave On Jan 9, 2012, at 9:50 AM, gdgqler gdgq...@gmail.com wrote: Please ignore this. George ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] Linux user please

2012-01-12 Thread Dave Park
On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 6:16 AM, Neil Riley neil.ri...@boxclever.co.uk wrote: Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.uk 12 January 2012 10:44 But I am lumbered with a problem HDD, a SATA 320GB with damaged TIVO files to be recovered. Ex a Sagecom setop box. The suspision is they are written in

Re: [Ql-Users] QXT-640 Revived

2012-01-12 Thread Dave Park
On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 8:36 AM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk wrote: From: Rich Mellor r...@rwapservices.co.uk Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:27 AM To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Subject: [Ql-Users] QXT-640 Revived I have managed to revive a Sandy QXT-640 computer - and have listed

Re: [Ql-Users] QXT-640 Revived

2012-01-17 Thread Dave Park
On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Urs Koenig (QL) q...@bluewin.ch wrote: Rich Mellor wrote: That is a very interesting  interface on the top (is it a QTalk module ?).  Yours also has a fan fitted which is missing from mine. Yes that's the QTALK module. What may look like a fan is a

Re: [Ql-Users] Qimi schematics + board

2012-02-11 Thread Dave Park
I didn't see a schematic in that zip file... What is the filename? Dave On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 5:04 AM, Petri Pellinen p...@iki.fi wrote: Good afternoon everybody, Qimi schematics seem to be available online at http://dilwynjones.topcities.com/qldocs/qimi.html . Is the board layout also

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Ethernet/TCP/IP card prototype version 2

2012-02-15 Thread Dave Park
This is fantastic. If you'd like any help with the PCB, let me know :) Dave On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Petri Pellinen p...@iki.fi wrote: Hi everyone, in case anyone is interested, there's a pic of the second prototype version of an ethernet / TCP/IP expansion card for the QL available

Re: [Ql-Users] Jan Jones

2012-03-28 Thread Dave Park
Malcolm, I did supply a regenerated front cover for that very purpose. The sticking point (I believe) was about contacting Jan Jones for permission for it to go out in to the wide world in electronic form. Thanks Lee. I found an email from some time back and it was Dave Park, although Malcolm

Re: [Ql-Users] Jan Jones

2012-04-07 Thread Dave Park
Since I last contacted Jan in February 2011, I have re-opened the discussion with her. I'll report here of any response or progress Dave On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 4:23 AM, Derek Stewart de...@q40.de wrote: On 07/04/12 10:10, Billy wrote: On 01/04/2012 19:56, Geoff Wicks wrote:

Re: [Ql-Users] Jan Jones

2012-04-12 Thread Dave Park
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Geoff Wicks gtwi...@btinternet.com wrote: It does mean that Quanta is the best body to contact Jan Jones. They have had a business relationship with her in which royalties were paid. Intervention by other parties will only complicate matters. That's a very

Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQE java

2012-04-15 Thread Dave Park
This sounds exciting and worthwhile - is there anything the average joe can do to support/encourage your work? Dave On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 10:54 AM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk wrote: Wolfgang Lenerz wrote: I've recently started thinking about doing an smsqe emulator in Java,

Re: [Ql-Users] Blowtorches

2012-05-12 Thread Dave Park
On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 1:59 AM, Tony Firshman t...@firshman.co.uk wrote: Ah mainframes. I remember an auction in the 90s where someone arrived with two large box vans and bought a vast qty of mainframe equipment for maybe £150. He was the only bidder. Each item went for under £10. Tony

Re: [Ql-Users] Raspberry Pi Tracker (Google Maps)

2012-05-30 Thread Dave Park
That's what I do. When I give a company an email, I give company.n...@mydomain.com- it's very quick and easy to work out who is selling email addresses. All mail to *@mydomain.com lands in a single box ;) Dave On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 7:27 AM, Bryan Horstmann b...@newlan.org wrote: On

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Forum

2012-06-08 Thread Dave Park
On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 5:25 AM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk wrote: Anyone else having problems accessing QL Forum? When I try this morning I get the error General Error SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ] Table ‘./qlforum_phpbb/phpbb_sessions’ is marked as crashed and should be repaired

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Forum

2012-06-08 Thread Dave Park
On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 6:09 AM, Tobias Fröschle tobias.froesc...@t-online.de wrote: Am 08.06.2012 um 12:54 schrieb Dave Park: On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 5:25 AM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk wrote: Anyone else having problems accessing QL Forum? When I try this morning I get

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Forum

2012-06-08 Thread Dave Park
On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 6:13 AM, Dave Park plasticu...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 6:09 AM, Tobias Fröschle tobias.froesc...@t-online.de wrote: Am 08.06.2012 um 12:54 schrieb Dave Park: On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 5:25 AM, Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk wrote: Anyone else

Re: [Ql-Users] Withdrawing from the QL Market

2012-06-09 Thread Dave Park
On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Adrian Ives adrian.i...@memorylanecomputing.com wrote: I am sorry to announce that I have taken the decision to withdraw from developing QL hardware. In the current economic climate, it is no longer practical to devote resources to such a small (almost

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Forum

2012-06-11 Thread Dave Park
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 12:55 AM, Wolfgang Lenerz w...@scp-paulet-lenerz.com wrote: Hi, If I create a REPeat loop thus: 100 Frame=0 : Keypress=0 110 REPEAT loop 120   a$=INKEY$ 130   Frame=Frame+1 140   IF a$ THEN Keypress=Keypress+1 150   AT 0,0 : PRINT Frame, Keypress 160 END REPeat

Re: [Ql-Users] Withdrawing from the QL Market

2012-06-11 Thread Dave Park
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 6:39 AM, Marcel Kilgus ql-us...@mail.kilgus.net wrote: Adrian Ives wrote: I have sent the most recent sources to Peter Graf just a few minutes ago. The code may be placed in the public domain, but it is up to Peter how he wishes to move forward with it. I regret that I

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