The 8BS Get Together.
Jonathan Harston has kindly thrown his doors open to 8BS for the following
It is intended that the 'get together' is for us all to meet up again as there
is no Acorn User Show at Harrogate this year (we have used this as the 8BS get
together for the last 2 years). We can use the opportunity to have a look at
each others favourite bits of kit.
Jonathan has a number of computers. If you have a favourite bit of equipment or
software that you think others would like to see, bring it along. I intend to
bring a couple of odds and ends along.
There is limited space at Jonathan's house for people to stay over. There is
room for another 5 people to sleep at Jonathan's.
The following information may also be of use:
Guest houses in Sheffield:
These are listed in order of distance from the house of JGH nearest first.
15 Lonsdale Rd 0114 233 0918
91 Crookes Rd 0114 266 2241
8 Ashgate Rd Broomhill 0114 266 3659
70 Broomgrove Rd 0114 266 9549
92 Brocco Bank 0114 267 0760
1 Guest Rd 0114 268 0289
113 Rustlings Rd 0114 267 0692
397 Fullwood Rd 0114 230 8588
34 Wostenholme Rd 0114 255 1853
6 Causeway Head Road 0114 236 4328
Eating arrangements. There are a number of 'Take Aways' in the vicinity of
Jonathan's house. Cooking may be a bit of a problem if all of us intend to
bring our own bacon and eggs etc, so I think we are best sticking to simple
food to be eaten in Jonathan's or take aways. Jonathan is providing the
materials to make sandwiches, if any one requires a special diet, please let
me know. A liquid diet must be funded by the person requiring it, (bring some
Jonathan's address is:
70 Camm St
There are a couple of scanned in maps of Sheffield on this issue.
I have some maps/directions available, send an SAE to me or Jonathan.
Please let me know if you intend to come.
I am going to be there from Friday, late morning until Monday morning.
Error. Oh woe is me. Drat. Phooey. AAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHH.
I inadvertently locked the file LOTSETS on DFS versions of issue 49 issued
before 13.5.96. The feel good lottery program. This makes the program fail.
To fix this, insert disc 2, the software disc. Type:
*DRIVE 2 <RETURN>. Then type *ACCESS LOTSETS <RETURN>.
Changes to the TBI pool since last time.
TBI-74-2 View Professional manual now on 720K DOS in Word 6 format
and plain text, just in case you want to print it out at work on a laser.
TBI-103 Welcome discs. These are not Public Domain. Acorn have given 8BS
permission to distribute the Welcome discs for Master, Compact, BBC and B+
(DFS and ADFS) and Electron (ADFS).
TBI-104 Digitised pictures from the 1996 Australian Grand Prix.
From Chris James. 2D.
Thanks AGAIN to Janny Looyenga (L1M) for increasing the size of the 512
section of the catalogue:
512-50 Flopcat 800K DOS. Floppy catalogueing system.
512-60 PC-Type+ Three 360K DOS discs. Very large and powerful word processor
containing spell checker and mail-merge facilities (amongst other features)
512-61. Acorn CP/M utilities submitted by Andrew Fay. 640K DOS+
We are on the Internet.
8BS Magazines are on the Internet courtesy of Dave Walker the Engineering
Support Manager at Acorn. Our address is:
To J.G.Harston for improving the 8BS catalogue menu. On the surface, minor
alterations, but great improvements to viewing ease and speed. Update your
TBI-00 to see what I mean.
Thanks to Jon Ripley for all the work on menu that I ended up not using. Jon
had suggested an archiving system to save file name space on DFS versions.
However, file name space has never really been a problem for me. The new menu
however was causing me too many problems, it was slow, bugged and complicated,
I abandoned it. The menu on this issue is an adaptation by Jonathan Harston of
Steven Flintham's menu.
K2F John Davis has for some time been asking that we go back to the old system
of saying within the menu what the item is (40 column text, 80 column text or
program). This is what I used to do in very early 8BS menus. I abandoned this
as it was wasting space on the screen. Also, more recently, you can read the
articles in any format that you wish anyway by simply pressing the 4 or 8 key
for the format you require no matter what format the original article is in.
I have finally caved in to John as you may have noticed. At the bottom right
of the menu screen, you will see a short description of what the presently
highlighted item is. This method allows a slightly longer description without
using up any extra space on the menu.
Thanks to Brian Raw for his work on the 40 column text viewer. I keep
forgetting to tell him that I have used the viewer on the 40 track version of
TBI-00 as it allows the catalogue data to be trimmed down enough for it to fit
onto a 40 track side. The 40 column text viewer converts 80 column text into
40 column, colourful text on the 8BS magazines. So BRIAN, I have used it!
Thanks to Stephan Richardson for his regular phone calls and help.
Thanks to Neil Parry for the phone calls.
Thanks to David Macgraw for the Master 512 articles.
Thanks to Albert Schofield for the Tape to Disc articles.
Thanks to Janny Looyenga for the corrections and 512 software.
Thanks to Porle Clucas for the spellin chek of de issew annat.
Thanks to Gill for putting up with it all.
I am a 40 year old Ambulance Paramedic with 24 years experience. I qualified
as a Paramedic about 6 years ago. I have seen (and done) a lot of things that
most people are best not knowing about. The (many) mathemeticians amongst you
will be able to work out that I started in the Ambulance service at 16 years
of age, just a little kid really.
I have a family consisting of Gill, Carol, John and Peter. A VW Camper van,
pushbike, guitar and Tarantula. I have a huge collection of CDs, half of which
I like making things and have an insane love of new technology. I don't believe
in reading manuals until I am confident that I know how the thing that the
manual is for works. I used to enjoy cycling until computing took the time
for it away.
8BS takes up most of my spare time now, hence suggesting to Jon Ripley that he
form his own user group rather than swamp me with his submissions. I make no
money out of this, I have often considered attempting making a living out of
it, but to do so, I would have to raise prices and therefore lose the custom
that I value. It would also go against the grain. I am not a business person
and have no wish to be so. I am not in competition with anyone!
I work 12 hour shifts on a 10 week rota which is almost a 5 week rota that
repeats itself. I go to bed at some odd times. To see when it is best to ring
me, use the shift calculator program on this issue.
Until next time, bye!