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by Lostgallifreyan
Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: xpTOOLS Help
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: xpTOOLS Help

In a week or so I might have some time to look at this. I want to practise bass for a party later in the month and get past a dental appointment, because if I look at this I want to be able to give it full attention.
by Lostgallifreyan
Wed Aug 24, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Wanted Items
Topic: Widget Paralink print adaptor
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Widget Paralink print adaptor

I have two, and they're different. I intended to use them as ports for direct control of switches in hardware but never made use of the idea. One of them is a Widget Software link, the grey top-slot adapter is sized like the standard adapters, and is in an original Widget Software box. The other end...
by Lostgallifreyan
Wed Aug 24, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Greetings!

Hello. I think you have the right idea. Can't beat having a problem to solve, to motivate new code for an Organiser. It beats arbitrary learning. (In the same way, learning Stranglers basslines as best I could taught me more about playing a bass the way I want it than general tuition ever could have...
by Lostgallifreyan
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB Comms Adapter
Replies: 33
Views: 3328

Re: USB Comms Adapter

I mentioned that audio and radio devices might be built into adapters, controlled by software on the Organiser. Some devices may even be built into packs, though getting adequate power and signals might be a big limitation on using that format! Power is definitely a problem for packs, the top slot ...
by Lostgallifreyan
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB Comms Adapter
Replies: 33
Views: 3328

Re: USB Comms Adapter

I think it's been demonstrated that there's no will to do anything quickly and we're going to have to go down the route of mechanical extraction of CO2 from the atmosphere and storage thereof. But even that isn't going to happen until things get worse That may be so but I was thinking of how big th...
by Lostgallifreyan
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB Comms Adapter
Replies: 33
Views: 3328

Re: USB Comms Adapter

I knew there'd be one somewhere. :) Early Stranglers too, perhaps? (Short post; as you say, not really why we're here. (Though it might be worth having some kind of spieler subform so we can do this at length.. Some place to invoke parlay at times..)
by Lostgallifreyan
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB Comms Adapter
Replies: 33
Views: 3328

Re: USB Comms Adapter

That sounds severe enough to end any practical use of extra ROM space for the Organiser itself, even switching to a different ROM might not be useful unless a new ROM were written because the latest of the originals is fairly definitive. In the post I made about new Organiser developments aimed at k...
by Lostgallifreyan
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB Comms Adapter
Replies: 33
Views: 3328

Re: USB Comms Adapter

There's an equivalent of the Win32 API's 'FindFirstFile' function in the Organiser services. It may be overlooked sometimes because it's so primitive but it takes wildcards and is the basis for most of the more familiar methods in systems various. The fact that this specific method exists in almost ...
by Lostgallifreyan
Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Question about RM$RUNP
Replies: 40
Views: 6750

Re: Question about RM$RUNP

Indeed. Thanks for mentioning that, I had forgotten! Well, enough to fail to realise it's worth stating that this is a thing that CL could not do. I looked through past emails to figure out the original context, and I'm still not finding it exactly, but it looked like Psion only handled spreadsheet ...
by Lostgallifreyan
Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about RM$RUNP
Replies: 40
Views: 6750

Re: Question about RM$RUNP

Well, I wanted to use CL but in Windows 9X a console window gets access to the serial port, then if closed, it loses it, and NEVER gets it back without a reboot. Hence Org-Link. The limit is in the console itself, and probably some 32-to-16 bit 'thunking' code to access BIOS, a method over which I w...