It is amazing how little I have used a USB memory stick on a Mac with our data just being ‘there’ wherever I am connected. However I plugged in a stick today and when I had finished was slightly stumped when I couldn’t eject it properly. Continue reading
Last week seemed to be one of those weeks for new Operating System experiences.
One of my development machines which was running Debian 5 (known as Lenny) suddenly crashed on me with hard-disk I/O errors and wouldn’t get past a FSCK when I rebooted. Seems the drive had some bad sectors which I had now hit and that was it.
Data is on two separate RAID drives which mainly holds virtual PC’s where I setup all my different development environments, like Visual Studio on one and Android on another for example. These I backup regularly, however the Operating System drive I discovered I last created an image for about two years ago! Continue reading
I don’t feel I gain enough of an impression of a new Operating System or platform until I have had to provide support for it. Now this has happened for Windows 8 I will give my personal opinion.
The machine in question was a new reasonably specified sub notebook but without a touch screen. Continue reading
We use Subversion for all of our Source Control, and luckily I discovered that Xcode recognises when it’s source is under SVN and allows me to commit and update via it’s user interface. I have been using this fine for App development until I hit a snag where after playing around with localisation I inadvertently lost the storyboard files. Continue reading
I have now created a simple chat program in BASIC for the ZX Spectrum which connects to my prototype chat service. Continue reading
Now it is time to create some simple BASIC code to connect up to the service. I have created a test feature on the service which I will use initially.
Using a modified version of the example code from the Spectranet site I managed to access the service: Continue reading
The TNFS server is the file server for the Spectranet, previously I trialled the Linux version which was very easy to setup, now however I am going to setup my permanent one. Continue reading
So a few days ago I set about the (I thought) easy task of creating an Internet based service for the ZX Spectrum to consume. Starting with plain C (This is a Retro Challenge though in truth anyone that knows me would know I prefer C to C++ anyway). Continue reading
Before I get going the Spectrum I was using was fitted into a Dk’tronics aftermarket case but the board inside seemed too far away for the Spectranet (or any other expansion board) to plug in snugly. Continue reading