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by NormanDunbar
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 42
Views: 1204

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

Bummer! It was sent to me on WhatsApp.
by NormanDunbar
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 42
Views: 1204

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

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by NormanDunbar
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 42
Views: 1204

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

Not using Oracle? Hopefully not using SQL Server either! :D :D :D

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 42
Views: 1204

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

Not quite. But it's usually an 8k block. But it depends on the tables/index layout of course. :D

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 42
Views: 1204

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

One of my first programs for the ZX-81 was a database system, written in Basic, to catalogue my record collection. I had hundreds of singles and LPs back then (ahem, still do! Now with added CDs.) I managed to write something that could load and save from tape, enter data through the keyboard and se...
by NormanDunbar
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 42
Views: 1204

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

I always wanted a Black Watch. And the calculator. A school mate had one. It would count up from zero if you divided by zero! Always amused me to see that.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 42
Views: 1204

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

Which is work of Rick Dickinson, not Clive. The mods have had a complaint regarding this, and some of your other comments on this memorial thread. Please be respectful here, thanks. If you need to air your opinions on whether Clive was a visionary or not, go ahead, but please start a separate threa...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 42
Views: 1204

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

In a word, bugger!

Without my zx81, spectrum and ql, I'd never have got the jobs I've had, my wife or our company. I owe him a lot.

Gutted.
by NormanDunbar
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ULA1 nextgen idea...
Replies: 31
Views: 2113

Re: ULA1 nextgen idea...

If it works, it would surely delight Sir Clive. One thing I learned recently about Sir Clive, once a project is designed and into production, he's off onto the next one, and doesn't really care much at all about what came before. It's almost like getting really excited about having kids and then no...