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by dfzx
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Touch Type - JCS Software (UK) MIA
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Touch Type - JCS Software (UK) MIA

Did anyone actually learn to touch type on a Spectrum? How did that work out for you? :lol:
by dfzx
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Consultation on the future of quick sesrch
Replies: 68
Views: 1246

Re: Consultation on the future of quick sesrch

But before these changes Jetpac and Elite were on the first page results 5 or 6 anyway of quicksearch. As mentioned earlier Jetpac appears earlier at WoS because they don't have post 2013 titles. That's sort of like saying "we have a superior data set so our search comes out a bit crap." I do appre...
by dfzx
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Slow big letter routine...
Replies: 22
Views: 849

Re: Slow big letter routine...

uglifruit wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:16 pm
(This and the the font used in my previous posts are by @damieng from his amazing repository at https://damieng.com/zx-origins/)
404... :(

Is that the correct link?
by dfzx
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Consultation on the future of quick sesrch
Replies: 68
Views: 1246

Re: Consultation on the future of quick sesrch

I just wanted to add that most likely searches made by more "casual" users (who possibly could be upset by the fact they have to use the scroll wheel and actually scan more than one entry) are done from outside spectrumcomputing.co.uk, using normal search engines. I do use it occasionally, mostly w...
by dfzx
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Consultation on the future of quick sesrch
Replies: 68
Views: 1246

Re: Consultation on the future of quick sesrch

Well, if only 10 people participated in pool then quicksearch Is probably good as it is :) Unless a lot of people arriving at the front page and using that facility are likely new visitors to the site? Peter, do you have any data (or maybe a feeling) on what the target audience for that simple sear...
by dfzx
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Consultation on the future of quick sesrch
Replies: 68
Views: 1246

Re: Consultation on the future of quick sesrch

I don't use the search a great deal, and I'm not in a position to help out, but since Peter has specifically asked for more opinions I will chip in. I don't think it is a first world problem. The search facility is the front door to ZXDB/SC. For most people new to the site that's where they will sta...
by dfzx
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: ZXDB Fixes
Topic: Little bugs in the database 4
Replies: 189
Views: 7727

Re: Little bugs in the database 4

The entry for The Hobbit: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/6440/ZX-Spectrum/The_Hobbit should contain a reference to co-author Veronika Megler's 2014 paper on her part in writing it. The Internet Archive has a link: https://web.archive.org/web/20200607083433/http://refractory.unimelb.edu.au/201...
by dfzx
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum 2+A blinking power issue
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Spectrum 2+A blinking power issue

1024MAK wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:39 pm
With a regulated bench power supply that has current limiting...
Thanks for the excellent and comprehensive explanation. :D
by dfzx
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum 2+A blinking power issue
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Spectrum 2+A blinking power issue

I enjoy following these hardware problem hunts. Well, trying to follow them anyway. :) I was a bit confused by this bit though: Attach item 4 to monitor the voltage that is going to the computer. Slowly increase the current limit towards 1A. Has the voltage gone up? You've got the +5V coming from a ...
by dfzx
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Painfully slow games
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Painfully slow games

I gave up with The Hobbit because those flood fills are so tedious to sit and wait for.