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About dgrissom

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  • Birthday August 12

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    Prattville AL
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    Being Lazy. Playing with my old tech.
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    Mostly Parsec
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    Don't know...I quit planning ahead!

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  1. I think this will work: Using Rich's example. Use: IF yr / 4 = INT(yr / 4 ) THEN leap$ = "Y" etc.
  2. Enjoyed the meeting today. Had to drop off a little early. Matt's Mouse driven Force Command menu example blew me away!
  3. In the "for what its worth" category. I use parallel printers with my nanoPEB with a RS232 to Parallel converter (SXP-320). For me, this has worked well. I had/used Kodak Diconix 180si. This was a was a really good printer that I owned for many years. It died recently. 😢 Also, I've successfully used my nanoPEB/converter with a Deskjet 310 (Parallel). I found the converter on eBay (for a fairly low price). Good "serial" printers at the time were fairly expensive. DG
  4. Matthew, I saw this post pop up on my phone in the middle of the night. I thought I was dreaming it! 🙂 Thanks for keeping at it. I hope you are doing well. DG
  5. Good suggestion! All my desktop PC's are on UPS's. (A cross backed on a NAS). The UPS's are in part for surge protection. However, scheduled services (backup's, defrag, update checks, etc.) could be running on Windows at any time time. When I worked IT, all of our Windows servers and mission critical PC's were running on UPS's to avoid potential data loss even though all were running RAID. Over the years, when I worked the help desk, I fielded a number of user's with lost data over the years, due to electrical outages. Most of this was OS repair with HD replacements as user's files were always on the servers. Good suggestions Omega-TI. I may look into a solution for my TIPI (although, my TIPI/32K unit can't use a HAT). Some of the cell phone backup batteries can charge while in use. DG
  6. Cause '[email protected]' Happens (Actually, it is well documented.) Linux may have service routines running in the background that can bust it. My last corrupted TIPI SD card was due to storm power outages. My TIPI was off. Power came on and then went out again (TIPI booted and died mid boot - This is speculation as I was not near my system but remembered the outages.). TIPI would boot but not work properly. I had to reimage and restore. I have a shutdown button on my RPi to help safely power it down. That won't protect it in the above circumstances. Moral of the story. Unplug when not in use (or use switch). Even though I have a switch on the power supply, I still forget to do this. (I guess I am prone to living dangerously...) DG
  7. Most of the time when there is an SD card corruption, it seems to be due to a power failure. This can occur naturally or if we simply pull the power while the Pi is actively running. Whether we boot from SD, SSD, or HD, all can be corrupted in this manner. However, in my experience, SD cards seem to be more corruptible. BTW, you can use SSH to view your drive's contents and easily mount additional external volumes. With this you can do a backups or access data. These drives can be shared and show up on PC's and other devices similar to the TIPI folders. I am using an SSD (120GB) on my main windows 10 machine. My son bought it at Micro Center for $10. (This size SDD have been routinely available for under $20 from New Egg and other locations.). I say this in that mechanical drives can suffer from shock if dropped and generally require more power to run. BTW, I used it with my RPi 4 as a boot device for several months (kind of a waste for me). I protect my TIPI installation by periodically doing an SD card image backup with Win32DiskMgr as well as making simple data copies from my TIPI directory. The latter is more reliable and can be automated with Windows Scheduler. The downside of large drives is it is harder to image them if the drive gets corrupted. I like 32GB or less if possible. If my SD card becomes corrupted, and as a result my TIPI image is corrupted, I have downloaded (and keep on my HD) the latest TIPI image from Jedimatt's site. It is fairly easy to reimage an SD card and copy my latest TIPI files back to the new SD card. I keep an TIPI imaged backup card available as well. This makes sense as my primary TIPI is the TIPI/32k with Raspberry PI Zero W. The RPi Zero is too slow for me to want to have a Window's style GUI on it. Based on my readings of past threads, it can be difficult set this up. While I am by no means an expert, I do have a stable of operating Raspberry Pi products (yes, this is a hobby as well): 3 - RPi Zero W - 1 is TIPI, 1 is PiTPDD (TRS-80 Model 100 data drive), 1 is spare (@ $10 each, I can afford them) 1 - RPi 4 - Inside my TI case with Teensy based keyboard interface. (With emulation of TI, DOS, Amiga, and AtariST) 1 - RPi 400 - Linux development tool and real world interfacing. (Christmas present. Cool concept -- I don't like the keyboard.) 1 - RPi 3B+ - Semi-retired (my son has it) 2 - RPi Pico (cool cards) - Learning Python/Micro Python and real world interfacing. (@ $4 each lots of fun, why not!) The point is, that at the current prices, for me, the Pi products can/should be dedicated devices/appliances. David
  8. Sure. Examples are shown. Note: SNEK works, but it shows errors on Score Screens. myti99.com works fine. (Pretty good score on scorch GM!) (hope it isn't my TIPI?) DG
  9. Are the links that were described in the above post still working properly? (I can still see the group chat on myti99.com (as well as Chess). ) SNEK seemed to work? CHESS had character display problems. CHATTI seemed to throw errors. Are these links now obsolete?
  10. I hope that I am not muddying the waters with my comments? If I am just ignore them.... Lately, I've had problems with Windows losing my shares (My Tipi share has been the exception so far.) However, other Raspberry Pi shares will simply stop working (being recognized by Windows). BTW, I don't really know if it is Windows 10 or my router that is at fault. Since I swapped my NETGEAR router with an older Asus router I've noticed I've had fewer problems. Also, turning on SMP 1.0 Client helps. While it is a known security risk you still have to get through my firewall and know my passwords etc. 🙂 . With that said, I agree with GDMike that the best workaround is to map the Tipi share with its IP address. (ie. \\192.168.X.X\Tipi ). The web interface "tipi:9900" has always worked, but IMO it is somewhat slower and more cumbersome to use. Related to COMCAST. Did they fail to provide you with administrator router credentials? If not, and if it is a standard off the shelf router, you may be able to hard reset it and use the factory default passwords to set it up as you like? However, I am not a COMCAST customer and really don't know how they set up systems. If they restricted my network setup as you described. I would never use them as a my provider. DG
  11. Thanks, jedimatt42! My brain failed to realized what the Fctn+2 actually was doing. Works perfectly!
  12. Don't know if it "by design" or ? "ED" is GREAT... (but) the "FCTN+ Left Arrow" acts as a Backspace with Delete. I am just starting to use this command. As designed I don't know the best way to correct a script's line in the middle without deleting most of the line. BTW, this is still way better than running an external editor! DG
  13. Never mind, Found that it actually uses "AID" (Fctn+7). Darn, didn't check the HELP ED first!? DG
  14. Whaaat? "ED"!!! Best day ever! Finally, easy to write/edit scripts within FC! Any other special keys? Ctrl+S = Save/Save As. Ctrl+Q = Quit/Exit? Thanks! jedimatt42 DG
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