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 1   User Forum / Help / Speech Synthesiser  on: Aug 17th, 2018, 4:17pm 
Started by MartinReid | Last post by MartinReid
Member's request
 
An experienced Psion Organiser II user informed me recently that there used to be a 'Speech Synthesiser' that was fitted into a case similar to the paralink. Anyone know the whereabouts of one of these gizmos? I'd be interested to see one in action.
 
Sincerely and in good faith
Martin
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 2   User Forum / Help / Filemaster IV Manual  on: Aug 17th, 2018, 11:44am 
Started by MartinReid | Last post by MartinReid
Dear Jaap
 
The manual is fantastic... The overview of the menu structures looks better that the manual itself, well done.
 
I'm going to have a good look through it.
 
At first glance it looks like Widget Software Ltd had a change of heart between version 2 and version 4. In version 2 they listed the subprocedure used by each 'routine' so that you could copy them if you wanted to use just that routine with your own programmes. The version 4 manual does make reference to using 'Sort, Select, Print can be run directly from the Organiser's top level menu where they act only on the three MAIN files.' which means they must be stand alone because they don't list any subprocedure like in version 2.
 
Anyway I'll have a better look and see.
 
Sincerely
Martin
 
PS Keep your eye out for the mailman I think you are about to be pleasantly surprised.
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 3   User Forum / General / Re: Mac dev kit  on: Aug 10th, 2018, 12:07am 
Started by Yettiman | Last post by starhawk
Pardon thread hijack -- but I'm still waiting for Linux support for my Org2. Any coders on here want to take that one up...?
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 4   User Forum / User Post / John W. Dawson's DIALOGiX  on: Aug 7th, 2018, 10:34pm 
Started by Mikesan | Last post by Mikesan
I saw this a while ago and it is a bit of a monster, but in a good way!
 
It makes DIALOGs that are far more flexible that the Psion ones - it is for the Series 3a.
 
I made a PDF of the manual to help anyone come to terms with it more easily.
 
He says in the blurb that it can be distributed as long as the info comes with it, so my PDF is just an addition.
 
Enjoy!
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 5   User Forum / General / Re: Blasphemy!  on: Aug 7th, 2018, 6:50pm 
Started by Mikesan | Last post by Cosi
I'm a bit late, but I'd like to applaud the idea I've been a big fan of all Psions since I bought my first Siena in 2004.
Indeed, EPOC and especially SIBO machines are much more neglected on the Internet than any other machine from their era. There are still a few websites with essential software to download, though, like BioEddie's (http://www.bioeddie.co.uk/).
 
I'll be happy to discuss all SIBO/EPOC-related topics!
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 6   User Forum / User Post / Fast Food  on: Aug 7th, 2018, 10:53am 
Started by Mikesan | Last post by Mikesan
or  
Either way, a lot of people eat it because it is, well, fast!
 
Back in those days, I was an installation team leader in the IMB/NatWest 'RBP Project'.  We installed what was then the upgrade to all the Nat West banks in the UK  (RBP - Retail Banking Platform).
 
There could be quite a few engineers on site as we used to try to get one bank done in a day.  But come lunch time, who is going to grab the McDonalds orders?  I drew the short straw on more than one occasion and decided to do something about it, as I had a Series 3 in my 'bum bag' and so I decided to knock this out one lunch time.  Actually, it was modified over about a week as new things were discovered as missing - totally organic and unplanned software! It worked!  Enjoy!
 
But how do we run this?
 
There are a ton of emulators and other really useful software and information here;
 
https://psion.info/GJ5/emulator16.html
 
I have found the later PsiWin software to be somewhat 'slicker' than the earlier version, but to not have so many useful features.  I personally use PsiWin v1.1, because it converts well and provides the Psion Database Manager, which 2.3.3 does not.  Your choice!
 
As for cables, then you'll need the "soap-on-rope" Comms Link for the 3 and 3a machines.  These had both DB25F and DB9F RS232 connectors.  The later ones had a slimline multiway connector on one end of the cable and a DB9F RS232 on the other. The HC & Workabouts can use a DB9F to DB9F 'null modem' cable.
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 7   Site Info (read only) / News / Encompassing SIBO & EPOC Machines  on: Aug 7th, 2018, 10:21am 
Started by Mikesan | Last post by Mikesan
As nobody complained about the suggestion in the 'Blasphemy!' post, this forum will now encompass the following machines;
 
HC  
Series 3  
Series 3a  
Series 3c  
Series 3mx  
Series 5  
Series 5mx  
Series 7  
Workabout  
Workabout MX  
 
So please post away on these topics!  Please don't post on other OSes unless they are directly connected to issues with these machines - and of course, the Organiser I & II.
 
Thank you!
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 8   User Forum / General / Re: Extra Comms Port on Organiser II XP?  on: Aug 7th, 2018, 7:10am 
Started by MartinReid | Last post by jaap
It seems to be a hole in the case that someone cut out in order to do some home-made tinkering. When he slides open the top slot, the slider closes up the hole so you can't see anything unfortunately. I think it is likely that the tinkering is also why the contrast wheel does not work, and maybe the hole was for wires that connect something to the contrast wheel.
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 9   Marketplace / For Sale / Digitron datalogger and thermocouples  on: Aug 2nd, 2018, 6:46pm 
Started by thesourcerer | Last post by thesourcerer
Digitron SF10 and thermocouples listed on eBay.
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 10   Marketplace / For Sale / NSS software, Spanish Italian Danish and Swedish  on: Jul 29th, 2018, 2:09pm 
Started by thesourcerer | Last post by thesourcerer
Various Psion II items listed on eBay. Language variants of LZ and LZ64, NSS software and loads of datapacks.
NSS manual now on Jaap’s website thanks to Jaap and Martin Reid!
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