Re: [Ql-Users] PCB Design v7.52

2017-07-28 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Thanks Dave. I have tried the Web based EasyEDA tool and I liked it. Unfortunately it barfs for me, regardless of my browser, chrome, Firefox, opera, so I haven't got anything done with it yet. I'll try again as it has been a while. Time permitting of course. I will give their board

Re: [Ql-Users] PCB Design v7.52

2017-07-26 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
I'm not an electronics expert, and I font play one on TV, but I never got on with Eagle very well. I had the two layer limited board sized free version. I use Fritzing these days and Kicad. It depends. For something quick and dirty, I tend to drop into the former. For my ongoing attempt at a

Re: [Ql-Users] PCB Design v7.52

2017-07-27 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Interesting, indeed. My boards were fine, so far, but I'll keep an eye out in future. If I ever get time to finish my design! (I can't do it at work in my lunch break!) Who does your boards now? Cheers, Norm. -- Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

Re: [Ql-Users] Bill Newell

2017-06-20 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
On 19 June 2017 23:59:50 BST, John Taylor via Ql-Users wrote: >I have just received this One Liner from Mrs Newell/ > >"Sorry to say Bill passed away this afternoon. Bit raw at the moment so >write more latter.” > >What can I add? > >John Taylor

Re: [Ql-Users] R: R: R: QxlwinReader

2017-06-17 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Dd is a Linux utility that comes with all unix/Linux systems built in. RawWrite would be one equivalent for Windows users. On Mac,I think you have dd as well. Hth Cheers, Norm. -- Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

Re: [Ql-Users] QxlwinReader

2017-06-10 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Oh well, that's my next project screwed then! Never mind, I'll have to do something else instead ;-) Cheers, Norm. On 10 June 2017 18:56:24 BST, Wolf via Ql-Users wrote: >Hi all, > >I've released QxlwinReader, a small java program that allows you to >read/write

Re: [Ql-Users] Possible bug in smsqmulator.

2017-10-12 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
ng > >On 11/10/2017 23:24, Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users wrote: >> Evening All, >> >> I was nosing around in the latest source for Smsqmulator and I might >have found a bug in the floppy driver code. Mind you, it's Java, so all >bets are off! >> >> In formatDri

Re: [Ql-Users] EasyPtr and rescalable windows.

2017-09-08 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Evening Daniel, Re assembly language and writing extensions, my eBook has a few chapters on that. Help yourself to http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/downloads/QLToday/QL_Assembly.pdf. If you need to return two values, or four, then take a look at the DJTOOLKIT sources at

Re: [Ql-Users] EasyPtr and rescalable windows.

2017-09-08 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
This might be handy too then, it's the official 68000 programmers manual, covering all the cpus: http://www.nxp.com/docs/en/reference-manual/M68000PRM.pdf Have fun. Cheers, Norm. -- Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

[Ql-Users] QL Wiki - How to subscribe to page change alerts.

2017-09-09 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
The new wiki allows you to subscribe to a page, or pages, and receive an email either every time that the page changes, or, one email, every day that the page changes, with details of all the changes made that day. So, for example, you want to know when changes happen to the C68 page: * Open

Re: [Ql-Users] Returning to the QL

2017-08-28 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Dilwyn asked: "...has huge problems with local variables, which seem to lose their names when out of scope. If anyone knows how to reconnect local variables to their names when they are out of scope, please let me know. " Could you explain, for the old and infirm (me), how you mean "goes out

Re: [Ql-Users] Returning to the QL

2017-08-28 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
mming since I wrote this will enable me to overcome the problems >that >I was obviously having then. > >Rgds, > >Daniel > > >On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 10:34 AM, Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users < >ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > >> Dilwyn asked: "...has huge prob

Re: [Ql-Users] Returning to the QL

2017-08-28 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Indeed Dilwyn, apologies, I was wondering about you having said it! However, the problem is simply my own apparent inability to read properly! Cheers, Norm. On 28 August 2017 09:40:20 BST, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users wrote: >Err, except it wasn't me wot wrote that,

[Ql-Users] Possible bug in smsqmulator.

2017-10-11 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Evening All, I was nosing around in the latest source for Smsqmulator and I might have found a bug in the floppy driver code. Mind you, it's Java, so all bets are off! In formatDrive() it has a comment that d0 is the format type, 0=sd, 1=dd, 2=hd or 3=ed etc. However the code looks to be

Re: [Ql-Users] EXT_PROC

2017-11-10 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Already done by me. Dilwyn has the documents and should be uploading soon. Cheers, Norm. On 10 November 2017 01:27:04 GMT+00:00, Per Witte via Ql-Users wrote: >Thanks Dilwyn. It seems Jon S is already on the case of appending it. > >Per > >On 9 November 2017 at 20:19,

[Ql-Users] CPORT???

2017-11-01 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Afternoon All, I used to have CPORT on my hard drive for QPC2 but for some reason I seem to have deleted it, plus, my original disc - floppy - is no more having been one of hundreds that no longer worked. Luckily I have working copies of the DP Collection, so I'm able to get it back from

Re: [Ql-Users] CPORT

2017-11-02 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Hi Michael, I have both CPORT and CFIX. I find that CFIX doesn't work correctly in QPC2, Something for me to find out later then I suspect! so to get around that problem, I use Q-emulator for that one. That would work for me too. I wonder what the difference is? CPORT does work well in

Re: [Ql-Users] QL-SD progress

2018-04-29 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Looking good Marcel. Cheers, Norm. -- Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity. ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] Merry Christmas with SMSQ/E

2017-12-31 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Happy New Year one and all. I started pcb design a while back too. I use Fritzing and/or Kicad for mine. Manually routing a pcb can seriously use up a good few hours of your life! But it's [still] fun. I will probably live to regret this but, let me know how/where to get the DISA source and I

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 167, Issue 2

2018-01-05 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Hi Paolo, as far as I remember, the code letters for the various QL ROMs have been named after: * Taxi Drivers used by Sinclair staff; * Engineers at Sinclair; * Women in the Sinclair offices. There may bo other "uses", but the letters in JM and JS etc are the initials of certain people

[Ql-Users] Assembly Language ePeriodical Issue 4 - Available Now!

2018-02-04 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
After promising, sort of, to get this issue out a lot quicker than the previous one, I seem to have failed miserably. This is due to the usual excuses, plus, some family illnesses etc which I may have mentioned previously. Anyway, after yet many more months of the odd hour grabbed here and

Re: [Ql-Users] Assembly Language ePeriodical Issue 4 - Available Now!

2018-02-06 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
It seems that I managed to upload a PDF file with lots of spelling errors and a couple of bugs in the listings. Sigh! I've taken the liberty of fixing the copyright date as well - thanks Dave. ;) I have uploaded a fixed PDF, so the same URL as before applies:

Re: [Ql-Users] Assembly Language ePeriodical Issue 4 - Available Now!

2018-02-12 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Email problem resolved, and emails are working again now. It seems that my MX records were mysteriously changed to point at a non-existing mail server. Hmmm. I shall be having words with 1 and 1 as this happened with my 'A' record a wee while back too. Cheers, Norm. -- Norman Dunbar Dunbar

Re: [Ql-Users] Assembly Language ePeriodical Issue 4 - Available Now!

2018-02-11 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Oh hum! It seems that the email address for feedback on the eComic, assem...@qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk, is down. It can send emails out, but any attempt to reply, or send an email to it gets 'mailbox doesn't exist' errors. I need to look into this. Just in case anyone has read the ePeriodical

Re: [Ql-Users] A polite request

2018-02-14 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
On 14/02/18 20:22, Dave Park via Ql-Users wrote: Also, have you guys been following my new hardware releases on the forums recently? I see what you did there Dave! ;-) And, yes, I have been following. Cheers, Norm. -- Norman Dunbar Dunbar IT Consultants Ltd Registered address: 27a Lidget

Re: [Ql-Users] A polite request

2018-02-14 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Hi Per, On 14/02/18 20:21, pjwitte via Ql-Users wrote: If Ive sinned, Norm, please forgive. Are you refering to anything I did? I ax cause I havent noticed the problem, so perhaps I missed something? Anyway, enjoy your wine, although I would have thought a hot toddy would bring more cheer

[Ql-Users] A polite request

2018-02-14 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Good Evening All, my wife is currently in Central America, chasing sloths, and I've been lambasted because she didn't get her Valentine's card. Go figure, it's waiting here for he but that's not good enough - I should have hidden in in her suitcase! That's just so you know what kind of

Re: [Ql-Users] A polite request

2018-02-15 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Evening Per, On 15/02/18 17:42, pjwitte via Ql-Users wrote: For my part, I believe Ive apologised very handsomely for the error of my ways (although any forgiveness still seems to be working its way though my accuser's brain) so I have no more to give on this and require no further

Re: [Ql-Users] Merry Christmas with SMSQ/E

2018-01-02 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
to that very soon, I hope. Cheers, Norm. On 2 January 2018 09:13:51 GMT+00:00, Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users <ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: >Hi Norman, > >On 31 December 2017 at 19:43, Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users < >ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > >> Happy New Year

Re: [Ql-Users] return values QPC2 <>SMSQMULATOR

2018-08-04 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
On 03/08/18 12:01, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote: Hi all, (if there is still someone listening, of course.) I'm listening, but unfortunately, I don't know the answer. Sorry. :( Cheers, Norm. -- Norman Dunbar Dunbar IT Consultants Ltd Registered address: 27a Lidget Hill Pudsey West

Re: [Ql-Users] QD 2018

2018-08-15 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
On 15/08/18 17:06, Jochen Merz via Ql-Users wrote: 1988 + 20 = ???  ;-) Many thanks Jochen. Hope you are well. Cheers, Norm. -- Norman Dunbar Dunbar IT Consultants Ltd Registered address: 27a Lidget Hill Pudsey West Yorkshire United Kingdom LS28 7LG Company Number: 05132767

Re: [Ql-Users] Source code availability for Minerva v1.92 or v1.89?

2018-02-27 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
What Martin says about Qmon! If/when you come to sell it, I'll have a copy please. I'm using QPC's 68020 and Gwass these days for the somrwhat irregular assembly eMagazine and Qmon2, standard, doesn't cope well with 68020 instructions. Obviously, that's exactly what I'm debugging now! Cheers,

[Ql-Users] Shock! Horror! Assembly Language eComic, Issue 5, Yes 5, Available now!

2018-03-08 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Well then, here's a surprise. The newest edition of the somewhat irregular periodical eMagazine is now available from http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/downloads/AssemblyLanguage/Issue_005/. I sent my wife away to Costa Rica, on a sloth hunting expedition, for a couple of weeks, so I had time

Re: [Ql-Users] QL wikis and information

2018-04-16 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Qdosmsq is mine, and is nostly software as I am most definitely not a hardware guru, nor do I play one on tv. I helped convert and set up qlwiki.qlforum.co.uk too. We could create a hardware namespace, separate from the existing qlwiki namespace for these things? Comments? Cheers, Norm. On

[Ql-Users] Fancy editing the QLWiki? Here's a helpful manual for beginners

2018-03-18 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
I've created a manual for beginners at editing the new QL Wiki, and for people like me, who occasionally have trouble remembering stuff! You can read about it on the wiki itself at http://qlwiki.qlforum.co.uk/doku.php#editing_manual. Cheers, Norm. -- Norman Dunbar Dunbar IT Consultants Ltd

Re: [Ql-Users] Proposal about the file system

2018-10-10 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Hi Giorgio, but the applications can change any part of the header, especially if the user has DJToolkit, Turbo Toolkit, TK2 etc. So should we stop using file lengths, data space, file types etc? Not once has my own backup system been compimised by any application writing to the header, nor

Re: [Ql-Users] Proposal about the file system

2018-10-11 Thread Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users
Hi Giorgio, On 11/10/18 05:49, Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users wrote: But i never keep in my mind to use a "public" fieds to store applicative dependant info. Hmm. The backup date is applicable to the file on the hard disc. It holds information about the file on disc and not about the