Hi A good idea that was put into practice a long time ago on the mailing list, was that people sent their configurations to the mailing list, the idea was that people who had a problem with a particular piece of equipment could contact someone else with the same equipment, and get their problem solved faster! If anyone else wants to do it, then send it to the mailing list, here is my list to get us all started: BBC Model B Issue 7 Motherboard DNFS 1.2 APTL Sidewise ROM Extension Board with 16k SWR Dual 80t Double sided Mitsubishi disk drives Large PC PSU to power drives and other things Microvitec Model 1431 monitor Double Joysticks (Voltmace) Viglen Cartridge Slot Adaptor OS 1.2 8271 Disk controller AMX Mouse Roms: View Viewsheet Acorn Pascal 1.00 Toolkit + 2.05 InterChart AMX MaxDesktop 1.2 Xtend AMX Mouse support ROM I also have a Torch z80 second processor which I think is incompatible with the APTL board, and anyway I don't have the software. My main interests are hardware (especially adapting the Beeb to a more modern age) and games.
Robert, My name is Rick Galbraith; firstname.lastname@example.org Currently I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. My secondary email addresses,in descending priority, are: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com I have a North American BBC with US/UK operating system One Chinon 5.25 drive, as originally supplied Acorn DFS and NFS View and Viewsheet on one chip Logo Oak Leaves LX-80 printer driver for View experience using Macros in View, setting Highlight 1 or 2 to output escape (which succesfully passes to the printer with the above driver.) Experience adapting Din serial to 25-pin serial connector. Experience burning out two Kimtron SCB monitors, and using a televideo925 terminal minus keyboard as half-fast monitor (you have to learn to navigate blind with view!) Numbers 13 to 24 of Oak Leaves, put out by a Toronto Acorn user group. Also, at my old home in Dryden, awaiting the finally move of our family to Winnipeg, I have: A program which will list any BBC basic program, as long as it has been saved to disc. A program that will transfer the contents of any sector of the disc to any other sector. A method to read the memory of the computer which carries the disc directory, back out to the same disc as a file. This can then be copied to the other disc surface or to another disc. User Guides volumes one and two. The idea is, you said, to put this on your users contact page on The BBC Lives! Go for it! Must see this page for myself! Rick
My name is Robbie Harrison and I am the maintainer of master128.freeservers.com (http://master128.freesrvers.com) My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and my ICQ# is 45122046 I have: 1 Master 128 2 BBC B+ in B Cases 1 Med-res Cub Monitor 1 Philips Monitor 80 Green 1 Philips Monitor 80 Amber 1 Acorn Winchester Disk 120 (20meg) 1 Pace 5.25" Drive 1 Cumana 5.25" Drive 1 AMS 3" Drive 1 Watford 3.5" Drive 2 Dual Care Electrics Master Cartridges 1 Quad Care Electrics Master Cartridge 1 Peartree Quad Master Cartridge 1 Acorn 6502 2nd Processor 1 Morley Teletext Adapter 1 Hegotron Robotics Grafpad 1 Datapen Lightpen 1 ZipStick Joystick ROMS DFS 1770 Domesday ROM Watford DFS Tape to Disk View Pinaple PCB Pendown Wordwise Spell Check Logotron Logo If you have a problem related to any of this stuff I have please contact me. I might be able to help!
Chris Richardson 8-Bit Software I run the BBC and Master User Group and Public Domain library 8-Bit Software. I have been into the BBC since it first appeared on the scene and used to borrow them from the school that my Dad was a teacher at until he retired. I then bought a second hand BBC, Single 80T drive and a portable TV. A humble start. I joined 8BS whilst Duncan Webster was in charge. I just got into the swing of sending him loads of my software when he closed 8BS down (I wonder why?!). Daniel Shimmin took over for a short time, but he too gave it up, so I took over. This was issue 25, we got to issue 66 before submissions petered out and I called it a day. I used to have a stack of BBC equipment which included: BBC Equipment: Master 128 with 512 board and 1 megabyte upgrade (two) BBC B Watford DDFS 1770 and ZIF socket BBC B+ with 64K extra and ATPL board Electron with Plus 1 Master Compact with twin 3.5" drive Twin Side by side 5.25" 3.5" Watford plinth disc drive Twin stacked 3.5" 5.25" disc drive Twin 5.25" disc drive Acorn Winchester 30 meg hard drive (8 meg used) Hand Scanner Sound Sampler LVL Camera Cub Monitor Touch Screen Mouse Light Pen HCR Eprom Programmer And a load of other stuff. However, that has ALL gone now and I use a BBC emulator. PC Equipment: Various PCs Laptops and Netbooks. Computing Interests: Running 8BS Programming Databases Graphics Maintaining a website Playing the occasional game Cheats Other Interests Family Motorcycles Kite Flying RC Cars Model Making Camping Vindaloo/Madras I retired from my job as a Paramedic in 2001 through ill health and now live a life of leisure. I still mess about with computers a lot but nothing like the amount I used to. Chris
I'm not going to write much about myself - the general stuff can be found here. I owned a BBC B in my childhood, but sold it to a friend, which I now regret. I have, however, found that an emulator is an adequate substitute for my use (I was never much inside it anyway), besides it takes less space. Anyway, the Beeb was important enough for me to make this web site as a tribute.
Total computer freak since the age of 10, that's 18 years now. Did my school work experience at MicroPower in Leeds during summer 1985 - the 2 weeks before the LiveAid weekend. They were two weeks I will remember for the rest of my life. Superior Software was just down the road and I used to walk past when going for the bus. I live in Austria, a ski village called Soll. It's in most of the brochures if you want to see what it looks like. I work Insoft GesmbH, who specialise in software for industry, process logic control and visualisation systems. I am the PC specialist for the company, I program and provide technical support for all PC related problems, hardware and software, aswell as running the company network. Computer kit that I have / use BBC / iss 7 / drives galore / SCSI adapter / 92MB Fujtsu SCSI drive / Watford 13 board / Mouse Cannon BJC 4000 printer shared with a PC. 65C02 co-processor. Mouse. WS2000 modem (retired but working - I used it for a short lived BBS in 1987). BBC / iss 4 / Solidisk 1770 issue 1. Over a hundred roms, but only about 20 discs :-) Everything is stored on the PC. PC / Dual Pentium MMX 200MHZ / 128MB RAM / 9,2GB of storage / AWE 64 / runs WinNT Wks/ Win98 / DOS / Linux PC / 486-DX 133 / 64MB / 1.2GB running WinNT server for test purposes. 2 x 286, and I'm sure there's another one somewhere about.... Don't just download from the BBC Documentation Project, lend a hand. Mark