04-07-2009 04:36 PM
Ah, ok. I really don't care if it's erased, but there's some funny stuff on there, I think. Or is that another one? Nevermind...
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04-07-2009 05:01 PM
And North Korea's missile threats?
now that was funny!!
04-07-2009 05:03 PM
04-07-2009 06:16 PM - edited 04-07-2009 06:18 PM
I'm with ya on that. But I have seen stranger things happen in the market system. Lets hope, like you say, that doesn't happen.
Message Edited by lewislink on 04-07-2009 06:18 PM
04-07-2009 07:00 PM
Fine. Make me register just to totally date myself, as well X^}
The above looks like TRS-80 Level II BASIC. Remember Level I BASIC? The entire error reporting system consisted of WHAT? (syntax) and HOW? (logic) Ah, the good old days...
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04-07-2009 07:06 PM
Ha! Actually, the above would work in Level 1 BASIC, if I recall...though with only 4K to work with, abbrreviations were allowed. (I also forgot that Level 1 BASIC didn't have lowercase).
10 P. "D'OH!"
20. G. 10
I must say, the programming book that came with that TRS-80 was one of the best I've ever seen. My father still speaks of it with fondness, and regret that more books aren't like that.
04-07-2009 07:48 PM
Connect the DIN patch cables and load a fresh cassette to save that program. Those were the days.
Most folks haven't learned that for several years, the IBM PC also had DIN ports for exactly that purpose.
04-07-2009 08:40 PM
You haven't lived until you've programmed on a Timex/Sinclair 1000 or run Telengard on a C-64 with a tape drive: Insert tape, press play....wait 30 minutes and then come back and play.
Ah... the cassette drive. Natures way of making sure you only play one game for the entire evening.
04-07-2009 08:46 PM
We had games on a cassette drive that I played on a modded Commodore Vic-20.....wow I'm old Remember Jupiter Lander?
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04-07-2009 08:47 PM
I remember both.
Speaking of firmware upgrade: the TRS-80 level II came in a kit that provided 16Kb (4x RAM!) and a 2x speed improvement in the cassette interface (300 baud!). We hacked our cassette player - a Realistic, natch - so we could hear the ones and zeroes being read in. You knew your program wouldn't load if it kept right past the silence to the next program. Rewind, adjust the volume, and try again. It was often faster to re-enter the program by hand. The magazines at the time were 90% source code. Many of them stank, so you learned by debugging, then rewriting.
It's not that I MISS those days, but I do have fond memories.