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#1 sparkdrummer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:17 AM

Just for fun.

 

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Posted Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:09 PM

Love the retro look! Kudos.



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Posted Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:59 PM

Has anyone one else had a problem printing this file?  I'm pulling my hair out!   I tried to print it, but only 1/3 of the first page came out, now all I get is error code 0x97 on my printer and NOTHING prints, it spits out a blank page and demands to be shut off.  It's like a paper weight.



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Posted Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:33 AM

love the Dot Matrix style!

 

oh I miss my Star Gemini 10X printer!



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Posted Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:36 AM

Enjoyed the read.  I, too, enjoyed its retro look and "blast from the past" focus.  Reprinting old material is fine by me.  I've almost certainly missed something (even though I will stroll through past newsletters on whtech).  I love history and reviews of products maybe I missed "the first time around."



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Posted Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:44 AM

Has anyone one else had a problem printing this file?  I'm pulling my hair out!   I tried to print it, but only 1/3 of the first page came out, now all I get is error code 0x97 on my printer and NOTHING prints, it spits out a blank page and demands to be shut off.  It's like a paper weight.

It printed fine for me (Chrome on Win10), but I did find myself wishing that it would print out a lot noisier than it did. :-) I do occasionally have trouble similar to what you describe on one machine at home (Firefox on XP), but, oddly, if I open the saved pdf directly from Acrobat Reader, I seemed to have better luck.



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Posted Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:48 AM

Yup, add me to the list of people that loves the retro styling, reminds me of the local user group's magazines here in Belgium (forget the name) I used to read as a kid.



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Posted Mon May 9, 2016 1:15 PM

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Posted Mon May 9, 2016 1:46 PM

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Posted Tue May 10, 2016 12:12 PM

Interesting bit on the last page about a 99105 accelerator card which fits in the console and supposedly needs no soldering. I wonder how they achieved that. And how it communicates with a 16-bit RAM card in the PEB when the PEB cable is only 8 bit ...?



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Posted Tue May 10, 2016 12:28 PM

Interesting bit on the last page about a 99105 accelerator card which fits in the console and supposedly needs no soldering. I wonder how they achieved that. And how it communicates with a 16-bit RAM card in the PEB when the PEB cable is only 8 bit ...?

I don't know about that, but I was there at one of the fairs, either Chicago or Lima, and he was describing it. The main thing that I remember is that at the time he was having signal issues(the traces were not close enough together or something to that effect). I had been excitingly waiting for them to be produced, but had to quit the TI scene shortly afterward.



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Posted Tue May 10, 2016 12:51 PM

I like how you made the newsletter look retro! Very Nice. Also, great interview on floppy days podcast. 



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Posted Tue May 10, 2016 1:46 PM

Interesting bit on the last page about a 99105 accelerator card which fits in the console and supposedly needs no soldering. I wonder how they achieved that. And how it communicates with a 16-bit RAM card in the PEB when the PEB cable is only 8 bit ...?

 

The SGCPU also allowed for connecting the HRD16 card via a 16-bit bus inside the PEB. The trick was to connect the HRD16 to the SGCPU via a separate bus cable with the remaining 8 bits. So one half of the data bus went through the box, and the other half through that cable.



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Posted Tue May 10, 2016 1:49 PM

The retro look was added automatically by the Panasonic dot matrix printer and a weak printer ribbon. That newsletter is actually composed of 10 Page Pro pages.  



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Posted Wed Jun 1, 2016 4:58 AM

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Posted Wed Jun 1, 2016 5:16 AM

Aha, there's at least one more SAMS program to list: the First Draft word processor. . .thanks for the newsletter.  :)



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Posted Wed Jun 1, 2016 5:48 AM

copy that :)



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Posted Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:55 PM

 

I somehow overlooked the June Yesterday's News, but while downloading and then printing it, I noticed the review for B1-Bomber in issue #2.  If anyone of you need the documentation for that programs it's << HERE >>



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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2016 2:11 AM

Stop the presses... err, I mean stop the printer.

Looks like I'll have to run OLD CS1's mp3's

 

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Attached File  YN_01_01.pdf   122.53KB   20 downloads

Attached File  YN_01_02.pdf   189.47KB   21 downloads

Attached File  YN_01_03.pdf   165.95KB   21 downloads

 

 

 



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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2016 6:47 AM

Thanks Sparkdrummer, I look forward to every edition.

 

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I also converted the MG.DSK into an HFE so the guy with his new HxC can play too!   ;)

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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2016 8:15 AM

Omega, I'm glad you like them. I get a great deal of pleasure in putting them together and hope I am selecting stuff that fellow TI'ers find interesting and maybe in some cases informative. I get such a kick out this that I've had the July issue done for 2 weeks. The August issue was put to bed a week ago and I'm working on September.   



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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2016 10:06 AM

Omega, I'm glad you like them. I get a great deal of pleasure in putting them together and hope I am selecting stuff that fellow TI'ers find interesting and maybe in some cases informative. I get such a kick out this that I've had the July issue done for 2 weeks. The August issue was put to bed a week ago and I'm working on September.   

 

Not just like, I love em! 

 

Ya know... uh, er... if you really get THAT much pleasure out of making them... you could change the dates on the last two and make Yesterday's News a bi-monthly endeavor.   :evil:   Just an idea..... 

(ducking and running for cover)



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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2016 11:07 AM

 

Not just like, I love em! 

 

Ya know... uh, er... if you really get THAT much pleasure out of making them... you could change the dates on the last two and make Yesterday's News a bi-monthly endeavor.   :evil:   Just an idea..... 

(ducking and running for cover)

 

How is once every two months better than once a month?

 

...lee



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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2016 11:13 AM

 

How is once every two months better than once a month?

 

...lee

 

Sorry, twice-monthly, bi-weekly, every other week, in 14 day intervals, etc.    :D



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Posted Fri Jul 1, 2016 11:44 AM

If my present state of production keeps up who knows




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