Programmers, Programmers, Programmers, ...
As Steve Balmer correctly stated, while making his monkey dance, it is
applications and hence programmers that make a platform. The fact though is
that if you want to do professional programming, then Linux is the platform
for you. I know that this statement will get the heckels up on a lot of
trolls in C.O.L.A, but I have a recent experience that proves this.
I am currently working for a Windows only house producing a system that
receives and transmits around 1000 telegrams per second in each direction
on a UDP socket, translates them into a different format and creates a log
entry for each ...RISCOS/Acorn Eprom programmer
Does anyone know where I can get an EPROM programmer for a RISCOS 3.11
A5000? Must blow up to 256Kbit bog standard ST EPROMs.
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Chris Smith" <chris@FARPinfinitemonkeys.org.uk> wrote:
> Does anyone know where I can get an EPROM programmer for a RISCOS 3.11
> A5000? Must blow up to 256Kbit bog standard ST EPROMs.
Did you try IFEL's web site ? I think they were selling one not so long
<http://users.argonet.co.uk/ifel> (or there abouts)
On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 01:10:31 -0000, "Chris Smith"
>Does anyone know where I can get an EPROM programmer for a RISCOS 3.11
>A5000? Must blow up to 256Kbit bog standard ST EPROMs.
What'd you be willing to pay ?
Email : email@example.com
Homepage : http://www.inter.nl.net/users/J.Kortink
ViewFinder, the high performance graphics card for RISC PC's :
visit http://www.windfall.nl for more details and pricing.
...Manual for Acorn Desktop C (repost from c.s.a.programmer)
I've got one set of manuals - well I had the discs as well, but have
disposed of them - for Acorn ANSI C release 4. I'm about to dispose of
the manuals as well; unless somebody has a use for them. I'm after =A310
to cover carriage and handling.
If nobody replies before 1pm, i'll be disposing of them via the
Is it OT here to talk about IPC and pipes? Or are all aspects of kernle
programming ok here?
Bill Cunningham <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Is it OT here to talk about IPC and pipes? Or are all aspects of kernle
> programming ok here?
If you want to discuss how IPC and pipes are implemented in the
kernel it's completely ok. But if you're interested in how to
use IPC or pipes from a userland program then posting to e.g.
comp.unix.programmer or comp.os.linux.development.apps will
probably make a lot more sense.
computer common oriented
...com.sys & vcom.sys
It's been a while since I last installed 1.1 and when I
did it yesterday I forgot to de-select Ray Gwinn's com
drivers. After installation I removed the entries from
config.sys and un-remmed com.sys and vcom.sys but they
won't load. I checked and it's in c:/os2/boot. What's
the cure? :-)
While the e-mail address in this post is genuine it is only
used as a spamtrap. Any mail sent to me at this address
will be considered to be spam and deleted without being
> It's been a while since I last installed 1.1 and when I
> did it yesterday I forgot to de-select Ray Gwinn's com
> drivers. After installation I removed the entries from
> config.sys and un-remmed com.sys and vcom.sys but they
> won't load. I checked and it's in c:/os2/boot. What's
> the cure? :-)
They must come after mouse/vmouse/pointdd device drivers in the
On Tuesday 05 Oct 2004 17:06 Stewart Buckingham wrote:
>> It's been a while since I last installed 1.1 and when I
>> did it yesterday I forgot to de-select Ray Gwinn's com
>> drivers. After installation I removed the entries from
>> config.sys and un-remmed com.sys and vcom.sys but they
>> won't load. I checked and it's in c:/os2/boot. What's
>> the cure? :-)
> They must come after mouse/vmouse/pointdd device drivers in the
> config.sys file.
I believe they are, I checked while I was...SYS$SPECIFIC and SYS$COMMON not enough?
Basically, the idea is that stuff specific to a given node will be in
its SYS$SPECIFIC directory and stuff common to all nodes (satellites or
not) booting from the same system disk will be in SYS$COMMON. A good
idea as far as it goes, but does it go far enough?
In particular, there are two additional categories, which I'll give the
obvious names SYS$CLUSTER and SYS$WORLD. SYS$CLUSTER would include
stuff common to all nodes in a cluster, i.e. would differ from
SYS$COMMON if there is more than one system disk in the cluster. The
obvious place for this stuff is somewhere which is not on ANY system
disk. SYS$MANAGER:SYLOGICALS.TEMPLATE provides (at least in newer
versions of VMS, starting with 7.2 I believe) a list of at least the
most common candidates among VMS system files. Add to this procedures
to mount disks in a cluster, SYLOGIN.COM etc. (Obviously, I'm thinking
of a cluster where as much as possible is shared.) SYS$WORLD, on the
other hand, would include stuff which is common to ALL VMS system disks
in the world, e.g. the executables used by VMS itself. Obviously, this
should be on EVERY system disk.
Put another way, the current SYS$COMMON is a mixture of stuff common to
all nodes which boot from that disk, stuff common to all VMS systems in
the world and, if the stuff is not located somewhere else (pointed to by
logicals in the case of VMS system files), stuff common to all nodes in
the cluster (perhaps duplicated on more than one system...SQLRef
Dear All Software Developers,
I am a hardcore programmer who treat programming as a hobby. Recently,
I have just created a website (http://www.sqlref.com) to share my
knowledge and programming experience and to record down any new tricks
that I learned. This website started with SQL info. becaue I think SQL
is the most basic but must know thing for all software developers.
Eventually, I will make this website covers other topics such as .NET,
SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 and so on. I will update it everyday.
I think all developers should be able to access the SQL reference /
Guide at any time, any place. Thus, I created this website for anybody
who need reference on SQL. While you are doing programming and stuck
with the SQL syntax, just open you web browser and type
to look for you answer. I guess sqlref.com is easy enought to remember.
No registration is required because I am not selling or marketing
anything. Just a website for programmers to refer.
I hope the website is useful to you all.
A hardcore programmer using Frontpage to build an ad-ridden site?
Nice, real classy.
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
href="_themes/blends-sql-ref/blen1011.css"><meta name="Microsoft Theme"
Thanks for your effort...site almost did not load in Firefox, and
loading in FF is probably also a hard-core criterion...I imagine FP is
what y...SYSMAN: No SYS$SCRATCH/SYS$LOGIN ?
$ mc sysman
SYSMAN> set env/node=velo
%SYSMAN-I-ENV, current command environment:
Individual nodes: VELO
Username JFMEZEI will be used on nonlocal nodes
SYSMAN> do show log sys$scratch
%SYSMAN-I-OUTPUT, command execution on node VELO
%SHOW-S-NOTRAN, no translation for logical name SYS$SCRATCH
There is also no SYS$LOGIN defined.
(VAX 7,3 and Alpha 8.3)
What is the reason behind the lack of those logicals ?
JF Mezei wrote:
> $ mc sysman
> SYSMAN> set env/node=velo
> %SYSMAN-I-ENV, current command environment:
> Individual nodes:...com.sys and usbser.sys question
I got a question, for those knowing more about that matter than myself,
which shouldn't be hard ;-)
Temporarily having 2 phone lines at my disposal, I wanted to put my old
modem back to use as a phone number dialer, using the BonusPack PIM
But I had quite some trouble to get my COM1 port to work at all with any
It finally turned out, that COM.SYS has to be loaded before USBSER.SYS,
since otherwise USBSER.SYS is hijacking COM1 unnoticed. Now, in the order
shown below, it assigns itself to COM6 (if not remed out), but COM1 still
d...work for Calrion programmer (programmer needed)
we need a Clarion programmer to do some work in Calrion environment
(need to fix some things in Clarion database)
please e-mail to email@example.com
What kind of things? Is this extensive or just a simple verify app? How
POSitive Software Company
"PrimeDebt Soft" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> we need a Clarion programmer to do some work in Calrion environment
> (need to fix some things in Clarion database)
> please e-mail to email@example.com
...Acorn Publisher / Acorn User / Qercus
By now some people should have received their copy of Qercus - ie issue
268 of Acorn User or vol 10 issue 1 of Acorn Publisher. The additional
printing numbers and distribution is new to us so we're not sure how long
it will take to get to all subscribers or to be available in the shops.
Some bulk mailings to overseas customers may not go until next week.
Our experience so far with the database we inherited from Tau Press is
that some customers will receive duplicate copies of the magazine whilst
others will not receive one at all. We have been working hard to put right
as many errors as we could identify but we know there are still some
If you receive an extra issue will you please let us know and tell us
which reference numbers are on the two (three/four!) labels so that we can
put it right for next time. Please don't return any copies - donate
duplicates to a friend, library, dentist/doctor's waiting room &c
If you don't receive your copy (UK) then please do not let us know until
the middle of next week; we have arranged to do *another* sweep of the
database after the SW Show and may have sorted out outstanding problems by
the time you call. Whilst far-flung Acorn User subscribers should receive
their copies faster than before they should give it an extra week at least
before reporting non-receipt.
For this occasion reminders have been sent separately from the magazine
and should have already been received by UK subscribers who n...few programmers
not many people with the mental capacity to manage universal systems
...Acorn NC or Acorn NetStation, looking for one.
I am looking for an Acorn NC with ethernet interface! If someone has
one, please let me know, and a reasonable price. Complete, with the
remote and etc!
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I am looking for an Acorn NC with ethernet interface! If someone has
> one, please let me know, and a reasonable price. Complete, with the
> remote and etc!
I shall be eBaying an NC with ethernet, but no remote, fairly shortly,
possibly in the next few weeks.
RISC OS - you know it makes cents
I have some cad's programms
Send me a catalogue. email@example.com
...work for Calrion programmer (programmer needed) #2
My client has a software he uses for his business wich is written in
Clarion. The company he purhcased it from went out of business so he
can not reach them to fix it. Recently we had area code changed so he
needs to have it changed in the program. There is no option to do so.
The address, phone number and company name are entered in the program
during the initial registration and can not be altered later. This is
some kind of protection against piracy.
This information is stored in a password protected .tps file. and of
course we do not know the password.
So I was woundering if I can get somebody who will be able to break
the password, open this file and change the area code somehow.
Please e-mail or call me if you think you can get it done and I'll
send you the file.
Thanks a lot.
Prime Debt Soft LLC
2901 Pine Run Rd., Suite 204
Naples, FL 34109
1.239.403.4PDS (Technical Support)
I know there was a post on here a year or two ago regaurding password
cracking. Someone had figured it out eventhough SV had told him there was
no way. He did it and they said, "Well I guess you have".
So it can be done.
POSitive Software Company
"PrimeDebt Soft" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My client has a sof...Qercus (Acorn User / Acorn Publisher) binders
The new Qercus binders will be available within 2 weeks and we're taking
orders now. They are available in dark blue with the Qercus logo in gold on
the spine. The binders will match previous Acorn Publisher binders but will
hold 14 copies of the magazine so Qercus readers will have a spare string
for notes and indexes whilst Acorn Publisher readers will have room for two
years' issues including two annual special issues of Qercus.
Qercus is well-worth collecting so order your binder today.
Binders will cost 8.95 each inc UK postage and may (just) be available at
Until the end of May new subscribers starting their subscription with issue
268, and ordering a binder at the same time, will receive their first issue
ie UK subscription + binder = 49.95 + 8.95 = 58.90 for year's subscription
from issue 269 with issue 268 free.
Orders should be sent to "Finnybank Ltd" 30 Finnybank Road Sale M33 6LR or
by phone to 0161 969 9820. Cheques or cards can be accepted.
Binders and magazines will be despatched together as soon as the binders
John Cartmell editor Qercus - email@example.com www.qercus.com
Qercus: a fusion of Acorn Publisher & Acorn User magazines
one magazine for graphics & design - one magazine for all RISC OS users
Finnybank Ltd 30 Finnybank Rd Sale M33 6LR == 0161 969 9820
firstname.lastname@example.org, Moderator of comp.sys.acorn.anno...problem with reload(sys) (doing reload on the sys module)
Python 2.4.2 (#67, Sep 28 2005, 12:41:11) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)]
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information.
Personal firewall software may warn about the connection IDLE
makes to its subprocess using this computer's internal loopback
interface. This connection is not visible on any external
interface and no data is sent to or received from the Internet.
>&g...FS: Misc Acorn (and non-Acorn) hardware
Like Peter Naulls yesterday, I'm trying to get rid of my remaining Risc
PC and the related hardware. I've put them on eBay.
The Acorn-specific items are:
Acorn Risc PC StrongARM 233 MHz + Power-tec SCSI
i-cubed EtherLan600 for Acorn Risc PC/A7000
Acorn Risc PC power supply, backplane and screws
RISC OS Select
STD PS2Mouse for Acorn Risc PC
Acorn MEU + Plextor PlexWriter RW 4220 internal SCSI
Graphic tablet PaintPal Deluxe
The rest is not Acorn-specific but was connected to either a Risc PC or
a Iyonix and therefore may be of interest here as well:
Mitsumi FA402M 3.5" Floppy and 7in1 Media Drive
Sony 3.5" Floppy MPF 920
ELSA MicroLink ISDN 4U Router/Hub
Iomega ZIP 100 Drive external SCSI
HP ScanJet 3c SCSI
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...The difference between programmable and non-programmable logic--if there is one.
A recent Real World Technology article makes a big deal about the
difference between programmable and non-programmable logic in talking
about Intel's latest GPU's.
So far as I know, every electronic circuit derives its usefulness from
its ability to behave differently depending on state that comes from
somewhere else. What's the difference between that and "programmable?"
The Von Neumann-Turing computing model is fairly rigid. It imagines an
instruction stream driving the processing of a data stream. This model
is already broken in numerous ways: interrupts, microcode, network
inputs, peripheral cards, and all kinds of stuff outside the instruction
stream that describe how a computer actually behaves.
Hacking exploits the fact that "instructions" don't have to come labeled
as such and that nominally fixed-function logic can be made to do all
kinds of strange things if you punch the right buttons in the right order.
Will we ever get past the current hack (instructions+data=computation)?
Or will we just keep adding fuzz to an arbitrarily rigid model of
On 10/22/2011 6:14 PM, Robert Myers wrote:
> A recent Real World Technology article makes a big deal about the
> difference between programmable and non-programmable logic in talking
> about Intel's latest GPU's.
> So far as I know, every electronic circuit derives its usefulness from
> its ability to behave differently dep...Programmers
I'm looking for a contract programmer to do some rather intricate SW
I can be contacted at email@example.com
2006/July/16-to-2005/Dec/01 new CAD programs
2006/07/13 Cadlink.ProfileLab.2D.7.1.rev.1.Build.5 2CD...Any programmers out there
Working on a run-time soultion.
Need a small program that will:
launch a graphic splash screen
launch the run time in full screen mode
close when the app opens and sends a dde close (or something) to the spalsh
I've been able to do this with installer programs, but they always have a
full screen or a hard coded dialog.
The issue is that the run time takes 2-8 seconds to load with no user
s/v Island Time (Beneteau 352#277)
...sys.stdout / sys.stderr, subprocess, redirection
I have a piece of code that gets run in a script that has its stdout
sys.stdout = sys.stderr
c = subprocess.Popen (...,
stdin = subprocess.PIPE,
stdout = subprocess.PIPE,
stderr = subprocess.STDOUT)
and this is what I get:
Transmitting file data .svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: 'pre-commit' hook failed with error output:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File ".../__init__.py", line 40, in run