I got some further results today which are quite positive. Using a spare IDE compact flash adaptor I found in my junk box(!) I was able to get the Qubide PARTITION_EXE program working again. This card has two CF slots on it, so I plugged in the 4GB card and a smaller 16MB card from […]
My Aurora-based Minis-QL computer has been giving me a few problems in the last few months. It wouldn’t work with a Qubide plugged in, making me think the Qubide interface might have been faulty. So I spent today taking the Minis-QL apart and cleaning contacts, reseating some chips and so on, and after a while […]
The rights to QL ROMs etc in North America have rested with Frank Davies and Paul Holmgren for many years, and the general understanding was that if you wished to distribute Sinclair QL ROM images, for example, you ought to ask them for permission first. This originally became an issue when emulators which included copies […]
I see Quanta’s website got a quick mini-makeover after the comments on QL Forum recently!
Another topic trending on ql-users list at the moment is that of whether or not to have an event in 2014 to celebrate 30 years of the QL. Personally, I think it’s a no-brainer: we should as long as we can make it a successful and cost-effective event. It’s getting rather late in the day and […]
I’ve been following a discussion between ‘skagon’ and ‘rwap’ on QL Forum about QL disk interfaces and the sometimes very high prices they go for. Certainly, any such interfaces which come up for sale on sites like eBay and SellMyRetro.com seem to sell pretty quickly and often at quite high prices. Does this imply there’s […]
If you have been following Norman Dunbar’s excellent and long running assembly language for QL articles in QL Today magazine, you may have been wondering what happens now that QL Today magazine has closed. Worry not, Norman has set up a mailing list so that readers can continue to receive the on-going series of articles. […]