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Re: Hello From Leyland, Lancashire

Postby Dave » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:52 pm

Hi David.

I did business with you on more than one occasion. A++++++ would have bought again :)

Good to have you with us :)

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Re: Hello From Leyland, Lancashire

Postby Mr_Navigator » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:59 pm

David Batty wrote:Hi Mr Navigator, it might be because you bought something from Sector Software at Leyland, Lancashire?

Touch Typist, Taskmaster, Spellbound, WriteTurn, Flashback, Ferrett or a multitude of other titles.

I also sold hardware, had keyboard membranes produced, sold modems, monitors, microdrive cartridges etc.

I always had a stall at the ZX Microfairs.


That would be it then. A regular at Microfairs where not only bargains and goodies not quite big enough for advertising could be got, but also talking to like minded people there and on the tube afterwards. Microfairs were also exciting places to see 'famous' people like Tony Tebby (well famous for the William Nomates of this world). You are not related to Nora then? [drum hit and cymbal crash]


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Re: Hello From Leyland, Lancashire

Postby vanpeebles » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:37 pm

Mr_Navigator wrote:You are not related to Nora then? [drum hit and cymbal crash]


He might be but won't want to admit it! *Swoosh yard brush at Mr Navigator*


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Re: Hello From Leyland, Lancashire

Postby David Batty » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:34 pm

Hi All, its been a four years since I last saw the forum, life has been hectic with work travelling the country with my work (delivering programming training) but am am back in the office now.

An interesting chat about the QL fpga in the Spectrum Next group reminded me that this forum existed.

I will try and catch up on the QL over the coming months.


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Re: Hello From Leyland, Lancashire

Postby RWAP » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:14 pm

Welcome back to the forums David - it has been too long...

We keep getting asked about the copyright status of the Sector Software titles - could they now be released as freeware?


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Re: Hello From Leyland, Lancashire

Postby Dave » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:45 pm

Well there's a name I haven't seen in a while. Hello David! How's things?


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Re: Hello From Leyland, Lancashire

Postby NormanDunbar » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:35 pm

David Batty, there's a name from my dim and distant past. I'm sure I bought software from Sector way way back.

Welcome back to the fold, or dark side - you choose! ;)


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Re: Hello From Leyland, Lancashire

Postby David Batty » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:18 pm

Hi Richard, Dave and Norman. Seeing the forum inspired me to think about digging out a Ql monitor sometime to check my stock of QLs to see if they need new membranes or not.

Norman: I did have between 10 and 20 thousand customers so its quite likely. I know I have a copy of at least the first 10,000 invoices I issued, I printed them on a dot matrix printer on to duplicate paper, the customer got the top copy, I filed the duplicate, and I still have them all. I had software (written in SuperBasic) that handled the invoices and I made it write to disk so I had instant access to past sales the moment someone rang up. When I do get a ql set up I could tell you if you ever ordered from me. I prefer not to look through the 10,000 printed copies though :)

I have made some QL sales in more recent years, one was someone ringing up after reading one of my adverts in QL World (that was from a long time ago) but I did have what he wanted so that was good.

I have a lot of QL stuff around such as lots of ZX8301 ULA's, brand new shrink wrapped manuals etc. I might get around to putting them online for sale sometime.


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Re: Hello From Leyland, Lancashire

Postby NormanDunbar » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:30 pm

Hi David,

please don't waste any time "looking me up" in your 10,000 invoice collection. It's really not worth your while wasting time. It would be easier for me to find and look through my pile of original floppies! ;)

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Re: Hello From Leyland, Lancashire

Postby dilwyn » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:41 pm

Hi David, nice to see you on here again, good luck sorting out your QL stuff but please don't start streaming your accordian music here... ;-)

If while sorting out your QL stuff you happen across a disk with a manual for Page Designer 2 I can release it as freeware. My disks with the DOC files on are all corrupt, and my OCR program is not up to handling the small print in yellow cover manuals you released for it all those years ago! I have the binaries and sources on floppy disk here if a copy of the manual on disk can be found!


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