8-Bit Software Online Conversion

Hello! Firstly, I would like to point out to all those that do not realise; Neil Parry, Paul Clucas and I are all good friends. There is no animosity between any of us, any merry banter that has passed between Neil and Paul via the messaging system regarding timing was meant to be taken as such (merry banter). Elephants, Chimpanzees, who cares. Any how, although I have kept out of the discussion, I still think it's nothing to do with animals. Nuff said. For now. These are the discs that have been added to the pool or have had alterations made to them since issue 53: TBI-106 4D. 120 Fonts. EMU-5 A High Density disc for the PC that contains a number of transfer utilities. Utilities enabling the PC to read BBC discs 512-69 360k DOS. Pendraw. Drawing program 512-70 360k DOS. Packers and unpackers 512-71 720k DOS. Smooth Text Editor. Kermit Communications. 8BS-00 ~~~~~~ K4V, Trevor Crapper is unable to continue editing 8BS-00, the 8BS magazine database. I am looking for a volunteer to keep this database updated. The job is not too complicated. It involves editing text files. EBTEL ~~~~~ Please refer to the editorials in issues 52 and 53 for full details of the proposed 'EBTEL'. There is an article from Jonathan Harston in this issue where he gives us his opinions on the subject and updates us as to how his part in the organisation is going. NTAUS2 ~~~~~~ Diaries out folks. Biro in these dates: 18 19 20 and 21 July 1997 These dates are the NOT THE ACORN USER SHOW. EPISODE 2. YES! Jonathan Harston has kindly thrown his doors open to us lot for the 8BS club meeting for these days. An unmissable event. Be there or be square (and miss the best event of the year). Some of us will be staying for the full do. You are welcome to attend any or all of the days. Exactly the same arrangements as last year apply. There are a few beds and plenty of space for camp beds with kipping bags. We look after ourselves for food. What usually happened last year was that Jonathan provided stuff for the odd buttie. We generally popped out to one of the many local take away establishments. Chippy, Indian, Chinese and supermarket are all within handy staggering distance (or rolling, those hills are steep). There is even a pub with pool table close at hand. Bring your favourite bit of equipment or software with you. More details next time Contact me if you have any questions. Please let me know if you intend to come. Please let me know if you intend to stop over so that I can keep a track of available space. There are also plenty of local B+B places. A list next time. See elsewhere on this issue for the booking form. Credit ~~~~~~ I recently started sending 8BS issues to all those in credit unless they specifically ask to be excluded from the system. This has made the job more easy for me. Brian Raw asked if he could be informed of his credit each time. I think that this is a good idea. What I propose to do FROM ISSUE 55 ONWARDS, is to print your credit in the top right hand corner of the address sticker, a simple number (like 1.24 or 2) will indicate your credit. If you have any objections to this, PLEASE LET ME KNOW A.S.A.P! Me ~~ I am an Ambulance Paramedic at a nearby Ambulance station. I work the very occasional shift there to keep my hand in, but my main task at present is to set up Clinical Audit within the service. Clinical Audit is well established throughout the rest of the Health Service and has been shown to be very effective in improving standards. It is new to the Ambulance Service I have now become involved with a regional group that is likely to evolve into a national group in a year or two. Clinical Audit is a bad name, one that is being used more now is Clinical Effectiveness. I provide statistical summaries of various kinds related to patient care using data taken from two sources. The first is our command and control (featuring Datatrak the satellite location/tracking system). The second source is the patient report forms (around 4000 a month). They are scanned in and OCR (Optical Character Recognition Software) then reads the images into text files which must then be verified against the scanned forms. The resulting data is then put into an Access (PC) database where you can then make it say what you want. However, that is not what the job is about, the boss asked for the statistical summaries, so he will get them. The job is really supposed to be to help people to look at what they are doing to see how they can improve it. I did babble on here for quite a while but deleted it. I don't wish to bore you. More next time though. I am now VERY busy with work. As time goes on and more projects get off the ground. Unfortunately for 8BS this means that I cannot devote the same attention to running our little club that I have for the last few years. FEAR NOT! We are not going down the pan, far from it. Please bear with me for a while as 8BS "ticks over". You can help by keeping your requests simple and easy to understand. LIST your requirements rather than embedding them in code. Do not stop ordering stuff or sending submissions! Do not stop writing your letters, I do enjoy reading them, but cannot reply at length. If I have forgotten to reply to a particular question you asked, ask again, please do not think that I am being ignorant! TA. ~~~ Thanks again to Paul Clucas for sorting out the magazine. I send him the cobbled together text. He checks it for spellin etc and then finishes it all off neatly with the header files and so on. The only files he doesn't run his eagle eye over are the LAST message file (the file of stuff sent between deadline and issue) and this editorial. Bye for now Chris