Little bugs in the database 2

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by moroz1999 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:59 pm

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... l_id=10394 Nikolai Radionov is actually mentioned as Nikolay Rodionov in program. Same author as Nicolas Y. Rodionov: https://zxart.ee/rus/avtory/n/nicolas-y-rodionov
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by moroz1999 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:07 pm

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... el_id=6304 - Inforcom was a large publishing company. Current website is unrelated.


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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by museo8bits » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:32 am

Atarimania have changes and not support old links. For example

http://www.atarimania.com/detail_soft.p ... ON_ID=5080

Not work, but if used the search :

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-40 ... _5080.html

Have 244 links to atarimania at database.

The number base are equal (5080 at this; i have tried 10 links and equal) but old sintax not work. Other sites (Generation MSX for example) have also changed URLs but old style working.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by StooB » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:19 pm

Vox

There is no Tynesoft re-release of this French speech-synthesiser. The cover VOX(Tynesoft).jpg is the cover of Commodore Plus/4 game called Vox.

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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:20 am

The program Grafpad was written by Jon Ritman, according to this thread:

"GRAFPAD REVIEW

Review by James Dann

This is a review of British Micro's Grafpad, apparently a powerful new contender for (last month's) Melbourne Draw.

Grafpad is one of those stylus pads which I always thought looked cool in the adverts, letting you get 'hands-on' with your graphic design. At an eye-watering £125 + VAT it was probably a bit of a pipe dream for most young Speccy users back then. A familiar-sounding name pops up as a credit for the software behind it:

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We're given some details about the physical tablet such as its dimensions and weight (jeez...), and the review author shares a few of its main graphic features - window, fill, magnification, storage etc.

As interesting as all these features may have been to 1980s Morkin, I found myself paging through the slightly dull text. After all, "the proof is in the pudding", right? Let's see some pics then.

Here's the first, from Jon Ritman himself. Took 30 minutes apparently, "but then he did write the software":

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And the second, by the review author:

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Impressive stuff.
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Excellent discovery by @Morkin


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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by patters » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:00 am

PeterJ wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:36 pm
Yes, will get that (DB upgrade) done this week. Focusing on forum software upgrade challenges currently.
Is this update complete? The Spectrum Computing entry for my game Line is still showing dead links.


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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by PeterJ » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:25 am

Hi,

Scheduled for this evening. Will post in the normal place when complete.
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by PeterJ » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:32 pm

patters wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:00 am
PeterJ wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:36 pm
Yes, will get that (DB upgrade) done this week. Focusing on forum software upgrade challenges currently.
Is this update complete? The Spectrum Computing entry for my game Line is still showing dead links.
Done.

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=34339
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by patters » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:12 pm

Great. Thought I'd let you know in case there was some other cause :)
Thanks!
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Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Post by Einar Saukas » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:58 pm

moroz1999 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:59 pm
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... l_id=10394 Nikolai Radionov is actually mentioned as Nikolay Rodionov in program. Same author as Nicolas Y. Rodionov: https://zxart.ee/rus/avtory/n/nicolas-y-rodionov
The ZX-Art link also mentions Nikolai Rodionov.

I can store one name as original, others as nicknames. But which one is the "original"?

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