BBC B Tweeting Machine

Posted by barnoid Tue, 23 Aug 2011 20:42:05 GMT

BBC B Tweeting Machine
My BBC B running serial terminal software called Termulator, connected to my Linux desktop which is running the text only web browser Lynx to use Twitter. The terminal software is fairly temperamental, certain codes seem to make everything freeze up. Also, it’s hard to find 5 pin DIN plugs with the right pin configuration these days.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperturef/4.5
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO Speed500
Date and Time (Original)2011:08:23 17:59:52
Exposure Bias-2/3 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length35 mm
QualityFine
Metering ModeEvaluative
Lens TypeCanon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
Camera Temperature18 C

Seven OSs

Posted by barnoid Sun, 12 Jul 2009 22:59:29 GMT

Seven OSs
Geek-out time! We have here: Windows 3.1 Windows 95 Windows 98 SE Windows XP Mac System 7.5 (m68k) RISC OS 4 (ARM) All running on Kubuntu Linux 9.04. The Windowses are running in Virtualbox, System 7 in Basilisk II and RISC OS in RPCEmu. Only XP is using full CPU virtualisation, it seems to disagree with the earlier versions.

Ten Years Online Today!

Posted by barnoid Mon, 13 Aug 2007 00:03:38 GMT

Ten Years Online Today!
Ten years ago today I received my first e-mail. This is a photo of my setup at the time. I bought the 33.6k modem with money from my first job and signed up to Argonet using a voucher in Acorn User. The modem was £94 and it cost £10 per month not including the phone call costs! I used to look forward to weekends because the calls were cheaper then so I could spend more time online. Wasted teenage years? Just think, I could have been drinking cheap cider in the park. Needless to say, my third e-mail was spam. Some things don’t change.

BBC B - back 1

Posted by barnoid Tue, 05 Sep 2006 21:09:11 GMT

BBC B - back
Showing some of the BBC’s many ports.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Exposure0.5 sec (1/2)
Aperturef/11
ISO Speed400
Date and Time (Original)2006:05:28 16:05:48
Exposure Bias-1 EV
Metering ModePattern
Focal Length30 mm

BBC B - keyboard

Posted by barnoid Tue, 05 Sep 2006 21:08:54 GMT

BBC B - keyboard
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Exposure0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperturef/4
ISO Speed400
Date and Time (Original)2006:05:28 16:01:06
Exposure Bias-1 EV
Metering ModePattern
Focal Length30 mm

BBC B - keyboard

Posted by barnoid Tue, 05 Sep 2006 21:08:46 GMT

BBC B - keyboard
This was my first computer. It was in constant use from 1986 until 1994. I learned to program on it.

BBC B - PCB

Posted by barnoid Tue, 05 Sep 2006 21:05:31 GMT

BBC B - PCB
With keyboard in place.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Exposure2.5 sec (5/2)
Aperturef/11
ISO Speed400
Date and Time (Original)2006:05:28 15:52:43
Exposure Bias-1/3 EV
Metering ModePattern
Focal Length30 mm

BBC B - PCB

Posted by barnoid Tue, 05 Sep 2006 21:28:14 GMT

BBC B - PCB
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Exposure0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperturef/4
ISO Speed400
Date and Time (Original)2006:05:28 14:06:25
Exposure Bias0/3 EV
Metering ModePattern
FlashFlash fired
Focal Length25 mm

BBC B - PCB

Posted by barnoid Tue, 05 Sep 2006 21:15:06 GMT

BBC B - PCB
The 6502 CPU is in the centre.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Exposure0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperturef/5.6
ISO Speed400
Date and Time (Original)2006:05:28 14:00:15
Exposure Bias0/3 EV
Metering ModePattern
FlashFlash fired
Focal Length55 mm

BBC B - PCB, CPU removed

Posted by barnoid Tue, 05 Sep 2006 21:02:58 GMT

BBC B - PCB, CPU removed
Under the CPU, written on the PCB it says "Bob’s board".
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Exposure0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperturef/8
ISO Speed400
Date and Time (Original)2006:05:28 13:56:18
Exposure Bias0/3 EV
Metering ModePattern
Focal Length55 mm