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by Markodius
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down
Replies: 13
Views: 2545

Re: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down

There are a few things that can produce this result but likeliest is thermal excess [edit] Especially if you are a smoker [/edit]. It's worth finding out what the optimal temperatures are for your system so that you know if you are over temp. Here's temperature monitor that you can download.. http:/...
by Markodius
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Improving browsing performance
Replies: 61
Views: 11801

Re: Improving browsing performance

Significant performance increase can be obtained by installing Raspbian to hard drive rather than SDCard. It's a bit of a pain but it's worth it - no pain no gain.
by Markodius
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Interrupt servicing via BASIC ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5291

Re: Interrupt servicing via BASIC ?

Sorry Markodius, I don't follow - which is "too messy to be viable in industry or commerce"? Is it specifically related to RFID - or just RISC OS hardware access in general ? More related to me really AMcS. Dropping to assembler always was 'last resort' to me - in fact these days I doubt that I cou...
by Markodius
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Interrupt servicing via BASIC ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5291

Re: Interrupt servicing via BASIC ?

Thanks Theom for meeting me at the shallow end of the pool. What I was principally attempting was to expose any progressable avenue that might prove useful to heuristicjohn and might otherwise have been overlooked - as well as clear up any misconceptions on my part concerning the way RISCOS deals wi...
by Markodius
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Interrupt servicing via BASIC ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5291

Re: Interrupt servicing via BASIC ?

I did believe that all devices under running under RISCOS were memory mapped - so one could peek the right addresses to determine hardware state? Is that a fallacious notion?

Is it not possible to write a timestamp to file and then terminate the ISR if not as predicted?
by Markodius
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External HDD Question.
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Re: External HDD Question.

I have a 1TB sata which is fine with Raspbian and RISCOS playing videos (although the RISCOS Filecore formatter won't format it correctly). I believe a 3TB should be o.k. Incidentally, when I installed Raspbian to a hard drive the perceived performance increased dramatically - in particular web brow...
by Markodius
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Interrupt servicing via BASIC ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5291

Re: Interrupt servicing via BASIC ?

Ah yes I see what you are saying heuristicjohn.. It sounds like you know what you are doing 8-) so very probably you are already aware - there are limitations on coding within an interrupt. It is important that the code completes well before the next interrupt occurs - so it's important to avoid any...
by Markodius
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Interrupt servicing via BASIC ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5291

Re: Interrupt servicing via BASIC ?

Hi Heuristicjohn,

Is possible to periodically check the appropriate register and then code accordingly? I guess maybe not because you would have done that already?
by Markodius
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Experimental Building of Oolite source on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 16
Views: 8073

Re: Experimental Building of Oolite source on Raspberry Pi

Hi Davespice. Just to say that I hope you haven't given up. Fantastic game - I couldn't believe the realism that has been achieved with the add-ons. More than once I was almost reduced to tears as it was like playing the game as I'd imagined it to be on the BBC B. [EDIT] I see that Oolite has turned...
by Markodius
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Memory types on ver. B
Replies: 10
Views: 5326

Re: Memory types on ver. B

Not sure what you mean by current issue with Hynix you can see various boards here http://elinux.org/RaspberryPi_Boards I don't know of any way to identify the memory without looking at the stamp on the chip I think some may be a bit faint but it is definitely small print. Yup - some daylight and a...
by Markodius
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Charm Programming on RiscOS
Replies: 22
Views: 4052

Re: Charm Programming on RiscOS

Nice one Mobsie 8-)
by Markodius
Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Memory types on ver. B
Replies: 10
Views: 5326

Re: Memory types on ver. B

Hi andruoid,

I don't have an answer for you but a question - how do you tell what memory is fitted? I tried being empirical and peering intently but my vision possibly is not good enough to detect any markings. Is there an investigative call to identify the RAM origin?
by Markodius
Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Charm Programming on RiscOS
Replies: 22
Views: 4052

Re: Charm Programming on RiscOS

No worries AMcS, I agree totally that there are innumerable ways to skin a cat and the best way is the one that works the best for a given value. Bloatware is one of my pet hates also DavidS. Footprint is inextricably linked to performance, smaller is (almost invariably) better. I suppose this might...
by Markodius
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Charm Programming on RiscOS
Replies: 22
Views: 4052

Re: Charm Programming on RiscOS

I visited the link but the video didn't play on my system.. so.. Just because it ran a long time ago on old technology doesn't mean it's flexible does it? In fact I can see no correlation whatsoever. VB ran a long time ago on pants old laptops but had more holes than a string vest because even the ...
by Markodius
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Charm Programming on RiscOS
Replies: 22
Views: 4052

Re: Charm Programming on RiscOS

I visited the link but the video didn't play on my system.. so.. Just because it ran a long time ago on old technology doesn't mean it's flexible does it? In fact I can see no correlation whatsoever. VB ran a long time ago on pants old laptops but had more holes than a string vest because even the b...
by Markodius
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Charm Programming on RiscOS
Replies: 22
Views: 4052

Re: Charm Programming on RiscOS

I don't think I ever got involved with the things that annoy you DavidS, quite simply I wasn't that good. The things I created were coded as much as possible in the oldest of fashions. It took me a while but they were extremely reliable, very fast and ran for years with minimal maintenance. I never ...
by Markodius
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Charm Programming on RiscOS
Replies: 22
Views: 4052

Re: Charm Programming on RiscOS

Thanks gentlemen for the education. I suppose if I were to try and sum up what it is that I don't like about OO it's ultimate lack of flexibility. Outside of OO things are completely flexible. Of course to a more accomplished programmer these things might be unimportant and non restrictive - but, we...
by Markodius
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Charm Programming on RiscOS
Replies: 22
Views: 4052

Re: Charm Programming on RiscOS

Hi Tim, you've sussed me out mate! The way I think has always been in the dock.

Hi SwirlyThingy, your username reminds me of Cat in Red Dwarf. Gave me a chuckle.. but I don't understand the 'Visitor Design Pattern' - could you elucidate please?
by Markodius
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Charm Programming on RiscOS
Replies: 22
Views: 4052

Re: Charm Programming on RiscOS

Hey Mobsie Welcome onboard. I did some 68000 assembler - mainly because Atari BASIC was such a sloth. I was threatened with the sack for suggesting assembler (our then head of programming wasn't in the least enthusiastic) to speed up the firm's dayend processing on a Honeywell so I had to be content...
by Markodius
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Charm Programming on RiscOS
Replies: 22
Views: 4052

Re: Charm Programming on RiscOS

Hmm.. people have told me to use more charm but I didn't know you could program with it :? It is, apparently, an object orientated language and I've had to use similar things in the past but have never been a great fan of OO languages. Anyway, it's in the Riscository. http://www.riscository.com/tag/...
by Markodius
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Aemulor - 26bit emulator for Raspberry Pi 'PreOrders
Replies: 37
Views: 7436

Re: Aemulor - 26bit emulator for Raspberry Pi 'PreOrders

It's an exciting time for RISCOS. Sure the heady days of launch when it was by leagues the most advanced commercially available operating system for personal computers on this planet are a matter for history books but ROS is still the most exciting OS there is. Consider how quickly it has been moved...
by Markodius
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 31180

Re: Firefox

Urban dictionary's principle definitions of Iceweasel are somewhat surprising.. :shock:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... =Iceweasel
by Markodius
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 31180

Re: Firefox

It is possible to get a significant performance boost out of Firefox on RISC OS by letting a RAM disk handle the cache. There's a long and useful thread on this topic on the ROOL forum [1] which helped to get me going with Firefox. It didn't last... I find NetSurf to be a whole lot faster and easie...
by Markodius
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 31180

Re: Firefox

When you say FireFox do you mean IceWeasel? sudo apt-get install iceweasel I installed iceweasel on both Raspian hardfp and Debian softfp and it works fine. I do overclock to Turbo though. Nono.. this is the RiscOS forum isn't it? Or has there been another transporter malfunction? I have used IceWe...
by Markodius
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Firefox
Replies: 14
Views: 31180

Firefox

I found the Firefox browser in the Package Manager and loaded it then launched it. Eventually something did happen - a screen telling me that my computer does not meet the requirements required to run Firefox. Apart from running at the speed of a three legged sloth in a wheelchair - is that all it d...

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