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by NormanDunbar
Thu May 28, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Quick q for Jan re: Hardback
Replies: 20
Views: 436

Re: Quick q for Jan re: Hardback

Morning Chr$, Can't check at the moment but it looks like when win1_ locked up, for whatever reason, it may have got confused and started putting things on the win1_dev1_, or the other way round and that caused the lock up. They certainly seem related though. Strange. It's not the end of the world, ...
by NormanDunbar
Wed May 27, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Quick q for Jan re: Hardback
Replies: 20
Views: 436

Re: Quick q for Jan re: Hardback

Evening all. Sorry I'm late, been watching a reocket not getting launched. WinBack needs the Turbo Toolkit, check the boot file for details. It does backup over the net as I remember being asked to do it. I used to do something like flp_use n2_win1_, or similar, then backup to flp1_. I think! I'm pu...
by NormanDunbar
Wed May 27, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Quick q for Jan re: Hardback
Replies: 20
Views: 436

Re: Quick q for Jan re: Hardback

Without wishing to detract from Jan's Hardback program, my old WinBack utility - available from Dilwyn's excellent site - has a utility to scan the hard drive for directories and will create a small SuperBASIC program you can run prior to restoring, to recreate the full directory tree. This is usefu...
by NormanDunbar
Wed May 27, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: What QL emulator do you recommend?
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: What QL emulator do you recommend?

Just noticed the date of the post I replied to "Postby Jack_Free » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:41 pm" Hmmm, late to the party again! :(
by NormanDunbar
Wed May 27, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: What QL emulator do you recommend?
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: What QL emulator do you recommend?

Hi Jack_Free, Edit: When exporting to notepad ++, we find strange characters at the beginning of the program, see below. Can they be deleted? Those look to be the the BOM - Byte Order Mark - which tells applications which read the file that it contains big-endian or little-endian UTF8 characters. Yo...
by NormanDunbar
Wed May 27, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Forth
Replies: 21
Views: 982

Re: Forth

Bye POLKA - Today I am 72, happy birthday to me !


Happy Birthday Polka. I hope you have a good one, trapped in the Alps.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Mon May 25, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions

The files are icompatible between PC and QL. They have different header flags in the furst 4 bytes if I remember correctly -but I might be wrong. The character sets are different. The PC files are little endian while the QL is big endian. PC 4 files, for Quill at least, don't have the option of gree...
by NormanDunbar
Sun May 24, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: EasyCircuit v2.01 (German) now Freeware
Replies: 27
Views: 1410

Re: EasyCircuit v2.01 (German) now Freeware

...MS Word really messed it up. I think that's its job! In my last three contract Word insisted on messing up just about all my formatting. It ciuldn't even read back in a file just saved without breaking something. In the end I used Sphinx and Asciidoctor, along with Pandoc to convertmy text based...
by NormanDunbar
Sun May 24, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Sparrowhawk wrote:Lol! I was asking OP.

I kind of figued you might be a Scot, Norman. Can't think why, just a hunch :D

Moonraker is a term for a Wiltshire person.


Sorry, I thought you were asking me, and that Moonraker was something to do with (ICL) mainframes.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Sun May 24, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Sparrowhawk wrote:If you recall, the space station was called Swindon-SN1 ;)


Didn't it have a really complicated roundabout on entry? ...

This one https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_R ... t_(Swindon)


Cheers,
Norm.