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by Tinyfpga
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!
Replies: 50
Views: 2702

Re: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!

Norm's other new book:- As mentioned in an earlier post I decided to "publish" (with permission) Norman Dunbar's PDF book titled 'QL Today's QL Assembler Language Programming Series - Book one' as a real book. I decided to publish it as an A4 354 page, lay-flat book for easy referencing. T...
by Tinyfpga
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Inventory of software developed with PE in mind
Replies: 8
Views: 1187

Re: Inventory of software developed with PE in mind

I am in the same boat as lowrybt. I was an SMS2 user a long time ago and when I discovered the Q68 I bought a number of them. SMS2 was a PE only product and so I was looking to carry on using that type of environment on the Q68. Because SMSQE was a QL compatible version of SMS2 it was fairly easy to...
by Tinyfpga
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!
Replies: 50
Views: 2702

Re: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!

I have briefly flipped through Norman Dunbar's book and it has triggered "off-topic" thought. If an AVR microcontroller were to be connected (via some interface hardware) to the Q68 extension bus, might not the microcontroller be programmed and controlled by the Q68 to provide extra I/O fa...
by Tinyfpga
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!
Replies: 50
Views: 2702

Re: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!

The Aduino book I ordered arrived today. I did not realise that the Mega 2560 board I ordered uses an Atmel clone, I hope this will not prove to be a problem. I have "published", with Mr Dunbar's permission, his 380 page A4 book on QL assembler. The proof is being sent to me at the moment....
by Tinyfpga
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Boot Q68 without monitor and keyboard
Replies: 21
Views: 1237

Re: Boot Q68 without monitor and keyboard

Your Qzero is a great idea. I counted 66 potential I/O pins. What does your current configuration support. How difficult would it be to create UARTS, PWMs ADCs,DACs etc. Support for RS485 would be great. I Know that no drivers exist for such I/O but I am sure they would be written if the hardware ex...
by Tinyfpga
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!
Replies: 50
Views: 2702

Re: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!

In reference to NormanDunbar's link to an on-line SuperBasic manual Thank you for providing the link. I find reading manuals on-screen difficult so I prefer document based manuals. The on-line manual your link refers to, seems to be the same as a pdf manual I found titled :- SuperBasic Reference Man...
by Tinyfpga
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!
Replies: 50
Views: 2702

Re: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!

The file I mentioned in my last post does not appear where I expected it, The file is too big!
by Tinyfpga
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!
Replies: 50
Views: 2702

Re: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!

PrOf wrote:- "with Basic - there is a lot going on behind the scene, so sometimes the unexpected can happen." This certainly seems to be my experience. It has sometimes taken me a week to work out why my use of a BASIC keyword does not work. Sometimes even crashing the Q68. (at least it ta...
by Tinyfpga
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!
Replies: 50
Views: 2702

Re: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!

A long time ago I bought some Atari Sts to run SMS2. I was not a QL user and when Atari ceased trading I stopped using SMS2 and started using Microsoft Windows. I am not a programmer but I enjoyed designing programs for SMS2. The main SMS2 design was a networked accounting program which was used by ...
by Tinyfpga
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!
Replies: 50
Views: 2702

Re: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!

I will be buying your book when the discount is available.
Is this the first book you have published on computing systems?