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by bwinkel67
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cyberpunk Retro Futuristic QL Case Project
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Cyberpunk Retro Futuristic QL Case Project

I did not like some of Ricks designs, there are some better solutions. Heresy!! I definitely like the red waferdrive design as it uses the same keyboard, seems a bit lower profile for easier typing, and the red wafer drive actually looks surprisingly good. It really does look like it could be the n...
by bwinkel67
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cyberpunk Retro Futuristic QL Case Project
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Cyberpunk Retro Futuristic QL Case Project

The Black Box PS/2 to USB converters all work with the Q68, but as you suggest,there is a update to the Q68 FPGA code. However, there is only a small quantity of the converter and no other supplies and Black Box have classified the converter as end of line. Maybe the converter can be copied, but th...
by bwinkel67
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cyberpunk Retro Futuristic QL Case Project
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Cyberpunk Retro Futuristic QL Case Project

Please say it’s the mini wafer tower! Is that what it was called? The one on the cover of the DELETE. I'm hoping to put a 60% keyboard into the left that's removable (or you can keep it in the housing to use like a QL) and the Q68 sits in where the wafer drive sits (with the cover removable to get ...
by bwinkel67
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cyberpunk Retro Futuristic QL Case Project
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Cyberpunk Retro Futuristic QL Case Project

1611245862873.JPEG That looks great. I have a plan for a new QL case for the Q68 that will pay homage to a Rick Dickinson design...waiting for the parts to come in and then see if it's dooable. It may not work out but I'm going to prototype it with easy material to see if could fit into place to sc...
by bwinkel67
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: I hate BREXIT !
Replies: 60
Views: 1742

Re: I hate BREXIT !

Wow, I guess BREXIT never ironed out these things (sorry for my ignorance on this, our focus in the US was on a retarded president). Will this get ironed out eventually...is this just part of the transition part?

If I order something from the UK should I expect these type of export charges.
by bwinkel67
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Job Lot QL Hardware, Books etc ***Buyer Found***
Replies: 16
Views: 794

Re: Job Lot QL Hardware, Books etc

I think it takes a few posts to activate the PM feature...you may already be there with 3.
by bwinkel67
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from the SouthWest
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Hello from the SouthWest

Welcome to the forum. I'm also a Z88 owner...need to fire that up again one day. I've been using a QL since '89 and only recently got a ZX Spectrum 48K...it probably needs some work I would guess.
by bwinkel67
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Job Lot QL Hardware, Books etc ***Buyer Found***
Replies: 16
Views: 794

Re: Job Lot QL Hardware, Books etc

Would love to get the completely dead machine to Adrian of Adrian's Digital Basement. Noel and I had talked about getting him a dead QL during November. Would be interesting to see him debug a QL. I may have another dead QL but will need to sort out more boxes from the garage :) I'm assuming you wo...
by bwinkel67
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions
Replies: 30
Views: 1988

Re: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions

IIRC only MS Word was WYSIWYG. WordPerfect used text mode but had the famous 'underwater screen' where you could see al the format codes. But in the early PC days I preferred Quill too. WordPerfect has also produced a WYSIWYG version for MSW$, my brother used it in his company, but I don't know if ...
by bwinkel67
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Job Lot QL Hardware, Books etc ***Buyer Found***
Replies: 16
Views: 794

Re: Job Lot QL Hardware, Books etc

Would love to get the completely dead machine to Adrian of Adrian's Digital Basement. Noel and I had talked about getting him a dead QL during November. Would be interesting to see him debug a QL.