My apologies for the lateness of this issue. One of those things you know.
ADFS versions of issue 54 posted just before issue day contained a bug in the
menu that stopped the editorial from being loaded into the text reader. I
enclose a copy of the corrected menu on the ADFS version of this issue (if I
remember). Save this menu onto your copy of 8BS-54 or send a disc + p&p for a
These are the discs that have been added to the pool or have had alterations
made to them since issue 53:
TBI-107 Diets From L.Hallam (K1D) ADFS only.
TBI-108 Colour Dump For the Citizen Swift 240C. DFS Single Sided.
K4V, Trevor Crapper is unable to continue editing 8BS-00, the 8BS magazine
database. Thanks to both Paul Clucas who has offered to carry on with the
maintenance of 8BS-00 and Neil Parry, who has written a whole new database
system to provivde us with a different sort of search using the data from the
8BS menus. More later.
8BS Has Come to rest on a web site in Hull now. The address is:
I maintain these pages. There are links to the other 8BS sites from this page.
Please note that my new Email address is:
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
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.
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.
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!
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