8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                   Crumbs!    Well, I   didn't     know that                                           I have been in touch with Paul Harvey of ByteBack the brand new computer mag. I have received issue 1 and 2. They are 6"x8" 15 paged leaflets in black and white. They contain several scanned pictures. The magazine contains news, software and hardware reviews. There is a computers in education section, letters, PD section and adverts. The magazine is quite entertaining and is worth a look. The price is 1 pound for each issue. 75p for the mag and 25p for postage. You can subscribe in advance for up to 12 issues. Write to: ByteBack 33 King Henrys Mews Enfield Lock Middlesex EN3 6JS Make cheques payable to P.Harvey.      Some of the teletext files in 8BS magazines are too large to fit into memory in one go. So the BREAK key is programmed to load in the next file instead of re-booting the menu. It would appear that on some MASTER machines with certain configurations, pressing BREAK does not load in the second file as intended, but re-boots the menu instead. For this reason I have included the option to load the second part of an article from the menu.      Try writing to: Destroyed Realities 82 Main Street Pembroke Dyfed Wales SA71 4HH I understand that this is another gestating computer mag.          With only one or two exceptions, absolutely everyone has used the 8BS messaging system. I would like to thank you all for making the effort and making Steven Flintham's program work so well. I would also like to thank those members that have taken the effort to comment on the program and offer suggestions for improvements. Maybe Steven will take some of the suggestions on board (particularly the word wrap idea) at some stage. Keep up the good work everyone. How about someone drawing some teletext pictures? I don't seem to have had enough time to produce any recently.   BBING      The post office is to put up it's charges on November the first. First class goes up to 25p. Second class goes up to 19p. While on with the Post Office, here are some guidelines issued by the Royal Mail: Preferred Envelope Sizes: Length Depth Maximum 240mm 165mm Minimum 140mm 60mm They should be oblong in shape with the longer side at least 1.4 times the length of the shorter. Printing should be black on a white background. Tape over the sharp edges of staples. Pack computer discs, audio and video cassettes in a minimum of 100mm of soft material. Having said all this, in the time that I have been receiving 8BS stuff through the post, I have NEVER had any problems at all. Twice I have received envelopes with loose coins in that were nearly falling out, but that is all.            Members having requested details about light pens please bear with me, I have not forgotten you. John Ilsley who can get light pens knocked up quite cheaply has been out of action for a while and has therefore been unable to respond to requests for details.          Here is a list of people that I have been in contact with who you might want to contact. The addresses may be mentioned elsewhere in the mag. Alan Blundell  BBC PD   18 Carlton Close   Blackrod   Bolton   BL6 5DL Paul Harvey ByteBack 33 King Henrys Mews  Enfield Lock   Middlesex   EN3 6JS       Frisky Clams (no reply yet) 37 Cassiobury Drive    Watford   Herts WD1 3AA     Destroyed Realities    82 Main Street    Pembroke   Dyfed   Wales   SA71 4HH  James Farmer    JJF PD    49 Hollyberry Close    Winyates Green   Redditch   Worcs   B98 0QT  Ron Marshall    Solinet    41 Westbrook Drive    Rainworth    Notts    NG21 0FB   Joel Rowottom  Mad Rabbit PD PO BOX 4  Crigglestone    Wakefield    West Yorkshire    WF4 3XE         The article and program by Steven Flintham on issue 29 is the new 8BS competition. Have a go at writing a file for this. I shall give the new competition an airing in issue 31. 