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by grsbanks
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: A practical use for OFFIMG
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: A practical use for OFFIMG

Walter wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Don't know if I want my initials on the tail of anything ... ;)
"Tail" does not have the same meaning in English slang as it does in German (or French for that matter...) :)
by grsbanks
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and questions
Topic: DM41-L How to Read date
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: DM41-L How to Read date

Strangely enough, the DATE function does that.

It returns in register X the current date in either d.mmyyyy or m.ddyyyy format depending on your current DMY or MDY setting.
by grsbanks
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Two questions
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Two questions

1st) I want a controlled end of my program by polling EXIT key via GETK and jump to a label for clearing stack, flags, etc. How to get this? GETK delivers keycode 33 but also quits execution. I could press R/S, but ... KEY 9 GTO xx achieves this if you want to organise your program into a menu-driv...
by grsbanks
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Noob Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Noob Questions

Once upon a time, many months ago, there was ... an update planned. ;) Once upon a time, in 1927 in fact, there was a member of Rotary Club in Norwich (East of the UK) called Louis Marchesi. He was in his late twenties at the time and he thought that this Rotary thing was great except for the avera...
by grsbanks
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Noob Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Noob Questions

Also, as per the original HP-41C Time Module that inspired the time and date functions in Free42, flag 31 is mapped to this setting.

SF 31 => DMY
CF 31 => MDY

The "REGS" matrix can also be re-created by executing SIZE (2nd page of the MODES menu).
by grsbanks
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: DM42 License Statement
Replies: 16
Views: 2331

Re: DM42 License Statement

Michael has now posted an update: Dear SwissMicros customers, Thank you for your support as we go through the source code compliance activities. On April 6 2018, we released a statement saying that we will ensure our users can compile modified Free42 source code into a custom DM42 firmware version. ...
by grsbanks
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!

Well, I can give you 2 reasons why SwissMicros would not use Emu48.

Firstly, it's released under GPL and I don't think they would try that again.

Secondly, Emu48 requires a ROM image from an original HP-48G/S and that's copyrighted by HP so can't be distributed along with the hypothetical DM48.
by grsbanks
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: INPUT command lifts stack
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: INPUT command lifts stack

Thomas Okken wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:22 pm
Michael or grsbanks, you might want to take a look at your server logs, it seems like there's something screwy going on...
0xdeadbeef was still moderated at the time and I was at an AGM. I'd love to be able to multitask to that extent!
by grsbanks
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: 82240B AC adapter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: 82240B AC adapter?

The first two, definitely. Missing bits? Unlikely. Looking at the schematic for the 82240A at least, Joule effect could be a problem, especially if the input is at a comparatively high voltage, because the regulation is performed by a straightforward 7806 regulator. It's stepping your 12V going thro...
by grsbanks
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: 82240B AC adapter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: 82240B AC adapter?

You should be OK without the batteries. The reason you're told to keep batteries in is so that they can pick up the slack when the printer is sucking a lot of power out of its power supply and the official AC adapter can't keep up. If your adapter can supply enough juice then there's no need for the...