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by NormanDunbar
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 23
Views: 784

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

Is that Orange County Choppers, by any chance? My house mate used to watch that years ago, drove me nuts. A more irritating family would be hard to come by, I suspect. :)

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Why the QL ?
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Why the QL ?

Hi Andrew,

I have a funny feeling that it was a Cobra that Nick had as a youngster. He did show me a photo of it some time back, but I'm too old these days to remember what things look like! :(

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Why the QL ?
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Why the QL ?

Hi Andrew,

my friend, and colleague, "Nick" also from Romania, tells a similar story. His computer was one of the many Sinclair Spectrum clones that apparently were available back then. He's well into Linux and Raspberry Pis (pi's? pies? What's the plural of pi?)

Cheers,
Norm
by NormanDunbar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Who are these people?
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Who are these people?

I was hoping the subject would raise some interest! Right, I was wandering through the "todo" page on the QL Wiki (https://qlwiki.qlforum.co.uk/doku.php?id=qlwiki:todo) and I noticed a couple of well known names, so, these pages need editing by someone who knows the people in question. Jus...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Why the QL ?
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Why the QL ?

Basically, I'm (still) a bit of an addict for Sinclair stuff. (ZX-81, Spectrum, Interface 1, Two microdrives, 3 QLs ....)
And QPC.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Hello

I bought a ZX-81 to catalogue my record collection. I had to teach myself Basic and eventually wrote a database system that worked, and started loading my data. Hmm "Out of memory"? What's that all about/ I have 1KB, how much do I need? I moved up to a 56K RAM extension soon after that! Th...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 23
Views: 784

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

Morning Dave,

I suppose that question depends on who is having to do the soldering ("soddering" for the USA ;)

I've done some hand soldering of SMD stuff, and it's a tad finiky, but no tombstones. (Yet!)


Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Hello

wmh71 wrote:I’m from the UK, Dorset


Aha! Planet Dorset, I have visited there and loved it.

Welcome to the QL world - what are you interested in doing/learning with your new found QL?


Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Flashing pixels in 8 color mode
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Flashing pixels in 8 color mode

Silly question, does flash work from SuperBASIC? If not, its probably the emulator.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: QL Jokes
Replies: 25
Views: 2051

Re: QL Jokes

Keep them coming Cristian!

Cheers,
Norm.

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