2018: USA CENSORSHIP- Some lazy websites in the USA are refusing to serve content to Europe due to their fears over European privacy law. Poor darlings. If you click a link and unexpectedly don't see a TUMBLR page, you can circumvent it by using a server in the USA. Ditto NPR whose unuseable "I agree" link is itself against the European GDPR.
Our last remaining local webcam was operated by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) but alas a disastrous and utterly inaccessible website redesign at the end of December 2017 saw the end of the webcam. It used to be at http://static.tfgm.com/LocalUser/tfgmwebcamuser/webcam/2Piccpic_00001.jpg, now saved for history at http://archive.tfgm.com/Corporate/Pages/Webcam.aspx. Looking South down the A6 with Piccadilly Railway Station to the left. You could see yellow trams running to and fro under the station. The distant bridge carries the railway from Piccadilly to Oxford Road.
Webcams still active: over Whaley Moor near Whaley Bridge. Further South is Buxton- view is around Burbage and another Buxton one, at Quarnford (SK17 0TF.) on the A57, sometimes buried in snow! (Quarnford image often throws an incorrect 404 error, probably bandwidth is limited to one connection).
Often closed by snow is the Cat and Fiddle on the A537 (SK11 0AR), due to a boundary change now in Macclesfield but not really. Second highest pub in England (after Tanhill) .
A 1983 book on the Texas Instruments TI99/4A Home
Computer by Stephen Shaw: Getting
Started with the TI99/4A. A report on a TI99/4A emulator for the
PC, PC99 Other
TI resources on this site, with links to a publicity photo of the
computer, some music in .MID format originally composed for a very
early TI module, and a memorial sample of the monthly columns of the
late Jim Peterson, a longtime supporter
of the TI99/4a computer. also a review of PC99 and some programs for
content is on a separate Linux page.
Eniac), was hard wired for one task- dealing with Enigma
messages- lovely description of how Enigma worked and was deciphered.
Creative Computing was one of the computing magazines I first read
and subscribed to. What a delight- at last glance 35 issues on the
web plus the three books "The Best Of...". Read computing
history in Index to Creative
Computing and read articles on Archive.org CC which goes back to before 1979.
For good old fashioned fast text web browsing in Linux, w3m is excellent.
Want a free Windows programming language? Goto MSW
Logo - and program for anything from a Pentium with W95 to the
latest NT, ME or XP. The Windows
3.1 for a 286 version may still be available on this link. The Great
Logo Adventure(here as a 3.6 megabyte zipped download from archive.org), supporting
MSW logo is dormant but now superceded by fms logo- runs under older Windows (eg XP), not Linux (planned but could be many years). No indication it works with Wine, I haven't tried it. Old version of site at archive.org copy.
I have discovered and now use sdlBasic which exists in a 2012 build for win32 and deb and in a 2007 build as an rpm. You can see some of my programs at Stephen's sdlBasic routines.
There remain some excellent programs for DOS which cannot be run in Windows XP, or for a
smaller number, in Dosbox under Linux or Windows XP. To run in a native DOS
operating system you may need to get a copy of FreeDOS or Balder, one
flavour of which runs from a floppy with no hard disk install or partitioning.
My favorite 32 bit Windows media browser remains Irfanview but Vn 4.44 is no longer available and the program is now only for the latest W***$ Ton.
PC Support Links: New to the web? Help with manually preparing your web page - which can be much more efficient than using any web tool, can be found at w3schools.com
Check the links and syntax on your web
page and more at Addy and
Associates site. They require that you do not turn off referrer logging.