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by NormanDunbar
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SuperCharge source code
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: SuperCharge source code

Speaking as someone facinated by compilers (and emulators), I'd like to see the SuperCharge source code. Just for a bedtime read you understand! ;)

It would be interesting to see what changes were made to the inner working nd how different it is to Turbo.

Chers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Order Process
Replies: 220
Views: 57419

Re: Q68 Order Process

I'm pretty sure everyone is aware Derek. Keep up the good work -- when you find the time.

PS. Don't get a puppy, you won;t have any time at all, even for sleeping!


Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

If I remember correctly, Perfection, the wordy processor from Digital Precision, used two tasks concurrently. One for the editing and another, if I'm not bonkers, to update the status line with mode, line/col positions etc. I was close! There's a secondary task named "PERFECTION Cleanup" ...
by NormanDunbar
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

If I remember correctly, Perfection, the wordy processor from Digital Precision, used two tasks concurrently. One to fo the editing and another, if I'm not bonkers, to update the status line with mode, line/col positions etc. Or was it some other program.....? Regardless, on a QL, both tasks ran on ...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Still possible to get Minerva ROM
Replies: 77
Views: 9018

Re: Still possible to get Minerva ROM

In a word, yes. But if people are like me, they forget and mess things up. ;)

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

By the way I did as I was told and managed to access Norm's site. Is the QDOSSMSQ stuff available as a single document? Basically, the QL Technical Guide covers everything I do, and much much more. Pdf version at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/manuals/QDOS_SMS%20Reference%20Guide%20v4.5.pdf. Cheers, ...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Still possible to get Minerva ROM
Replies: 77
Views: 9018

Re: Still possible to get Minerva ROM

Why is an RTC useful on a stand alone computer? Is it so you know when to make a cup of tea? :) Because, Winback! :D (Other hard disc backup applications are available of course!) When I had my QL attached to a Miracle Systems Hard Drive, I wrote WinBack to check if the last modification date was m...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

Regrading "Your connection is not secure", that's because my site hasn't paid up for an SSL certificate yet. So you can only go there with HTTP rather than HTTPS. :( I'll get around to it some day. In the meantime, if you trust me, click "advanced" then there will be a link sayin...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

https://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/doku.ph ... ap_0:start

Shows how to enter supervisor mode which stop multitasking, and how to get back to user mode again.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

I left school at 17 to start work as a Honda motorbike mechanic onthe basis of what my dad taught me, plus, my reading Motorcycle Mechanics magazine every month. When the shop closed three years later, I was then employed as a Yamaha outboard motor/Volvo Penta marine diesel engineer and fibre glass ...