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by Sparrowhawk
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 263
Views: 26295

Re: Today I Received...

So today I received this! 20200708_142947.jpg (the board on the left, not the laptop!). The Z80-MBC2, a Z80-based computer on a board with 128K which runs CP/M (2.2, 3.0), Q/PM, Collpase OS etc and comes with SD card based disk emulation (sd card provided). You plug the Serial to USB cable into a US...
by Sparrowhawk
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: ST Basic - inspired by QDOS?
Replies: 2
Views: 147

ST Basic - inspired by QDOS?

I'm not sure if this is pure coincidence, but the layout of the Atari ST Basic (Metacomco) looks remarkably like the layout of a BBQL in monitor mode: Atari_ST_BASIC.png https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_ST_BASIC Anyone know if this is pure chance or whether Metacomco used their experience on the ...
by Sparrowhawk
Sat May 23, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

If you recall, the space station was called Swindon-SN1 ;)
by Sparrowhawk
Sat May 23, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Lol! I was asking OP.

I kind of figued you might be a Scot, Norman. Can't think why, just a hunch :D

Moonraker is a term for a Wiltshire person.
by Sparrowhawk
Wed May 20, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Hello (finally) from Wiltshire

Hello fellow moonraker (obviously I'm an import, not even being born in the UK). Which end of the county are you? I'm almost on the far western edge, almost literally a stone's throw from BANES.
by Sparrowhawk
Thu May 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Archive error 100 on file creation
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: Archive error 100 on file creation

She must like shoes! ;) Access not a database? Heh heh. Not biting. It does what it aims to do very well. Would I trust client data to it if I could avoid it? Nope. I've never got around to using Firebird. No idea why really, it seems so feature rich and well thought out. Nowadays I reach for Postgr...
by Sparrowhawk
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 263
Views: 79867

Re: Happy Birthday!

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DEFINE FuNction Many_Happy

    RETurn "s"

 END Define


;)
by Sparrowhawk
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Archive error 100 on file creation
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: Archive error 100 on file creation

NormanDunbar wrote:I'm an Oracle DBA by day


My commiserations :D ;)

Heh, heh.
by Sparrowhawk
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Archive error 100 on file creation
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: Archive error 100 on file creation

Thanks everyone. This is really a great community of people here - always so helpful. (we really need a thumbs up or clap emoji!).


NormanDunbar wrote:I'm over 60 now, so things are aging out of cache

That made my day! :D
by Sparrowhawk
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Archive error 100 on file creation
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: Archive error 100 on file creation

pjw wrote:I only found out about the usr function many years after Id given up on it. I don't know if it would have helped..


Hi pjw - I can't find that function mentioned - can you explain what it does and maybe show an example? Thank you!