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Re: On the look-out for Sinclair QL Personalities

Postby 1024MAK » Wed May 28, 2014 12:30 pm

Driving this even further off topic :shock: how many have streets, avenues, roads, lanes or areas of land with the same name as your surname. Google maps throws up at least one street, one avenue, one road, and one lane for my surname. And I know there is an area of land somewhere not that far from Nantwich with the same name. This is all just in the UK.

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Re: On the look-out for Sinclair QL Personalities

Postby Mr_Navigator » Wed May 28, 2014 6:42 pm

I just get a few roads, a way and a village with a now an used railway station.

However in the first Harry Potter film, the first road you see is mine :)

Did anyone catch the English/German translation by Microsoft/Skype software being demoed?

http://recode.net/2014/05/27/microsofts-skype-star-trek-language-translator-takes-on-tower-of-babel/

Pretty cool!

Edinburgh anyone?


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Postby dilwyn » Fri May 30, 2014 10:52 am

Any idea who this might be:

MSR: Pigsty Software,
in Bishtopston, near Bristol

Martin Head and I came across a Morse Code Trainer program written by 'MSR' of Pigsty Software, I'd like to try to track him/them down to ask if they have any more QL software we can preserve.

The M in MSR stands for (a different) Martin, that’s all I know - it’s contained in the program, which is PD and now on my website at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/misc/index.html.


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Postby RWAP » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:22 am

Added Maurice Computers from Thirsk - would be good to get a hold of some of their hardware designs for sound and speech interfaces


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Postby dilwyn » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:00 pm

RWAP wrote:Added Maurice Computers from Thirsk - would be good to get a hold of some of their hardware designs for sound and speech interfaces

Second that - back in the 1980s I had one of their QSV400 speech and sound synthesiser and it was brilliant. I think Quanta library still has somewhere a version of 3D Noughts and Crosses I wrote for use with the speech synthesiser.

It was a 'dead-end' device which couldn't be used with anything else at the same time unless you had a backplane (which I didn't at the time). I eventually gave it away or sold it to someone, pity, looking back.

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Postby RWAP » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:16 pm

If we know who ran Maurice Computers, that might help - the address which appears in QL World (in 1987) is a bungalow which was only sold late last year (no other sales since 1990) - so potentially the new owners would still have a forwarding address for the guy (or his family)...


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Postby RWAP » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:36 pm

List at start updated - I have now found Paul Tuck :)

Ralf - did you try writing to Jurgen Falkenburg?


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Re: On the look-out for Sinclair QL Personalities

Postby RWAP » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:40 pm

List updated again - have now (at long last) managed to find Steven Hollywood of Arrakis - the search for him was not helped by the fact that there was another company called Arrakis in the early 80s which did educational software (and were then bought out by a Canadian company and still trade as Arrakis)..

There was also a division of BT plc called Arrakis (which still seems to exist based in Spain).

Steve Hollywood used to work for BT and I found him by guessing he might have - he also registered a few patents in his name and moved to New Zealand...

Just waiting to hear back from him about copyright - might be an issue if he doesn't know what happened to Ian Williams who was the co-author...


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Re: On the look-out for Sinclair QL Personalities

Postby RWAP » Mon May 14, 2018 2:10 pm

Does anyone know anything about the following:

Francesco Balena - wrote QL Expert and Mega Toolbox for Compware
Philippe Lagarrigue - who wrote IDIS SE
Roger Woodhouse - who wrote Super Sprite Generator



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