User talk:Ghiraddje

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DFS and ADFS[edit]

Great contribution!!!

Could you add a Template:infobox_filesystem to them with the information you have.

Could you send me an e-mail? Thanks

Claunia 20:03, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

You know, I do not believe that the help page on templates could be any less absurd and meaningless if anyone tried. And with a total lack of useful examples it's just about impossible to tell what they're on about. The template system is harder to understand than the DFS itself.
I'll try finding a working page with an example on and lift their code.
Ghiraddje 23:15, 12 December 2005 (GMT)
NTFS and HFS_Plus should be enough understoodable examples. — Claunia 23:20, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
I went for HFS (being a Mac user :) — --Ghiraddje 23:28, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Hey, I noticed you added to the camptown article. I am not very active in wikipedia and don't know everything yet but I think there might have been some misunderstanding. A 'camptown' in Lesotho is not the name of a city but a type of city. Camptown is the word Basotho use instead of capital to desognate their main cities. The way I see the article now, it looks as if camptown is a city in Lesotho and not a type of city. Jeff.t.mcdonald 04:47, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

The problem was that the Camptown Races page had a link to "Camptown" in a sentence describing it as Camptown, PA. The link went to a Lesotho page, which was obviously wrong. You're welcome to correct the text of the disambiguation page to what you think I should have written. The article title of "Camptown, Lesotho" however, is exactly the way I found it. The Camptown page was a redirect to it, and I repurposed it as a disambiguation page since Lesotho doesn't have the only camptowns. Ghiraddje 11:48, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, I tried to fix it but it still looks funny. (Kind of like saying 'state capital, California' vs. explaining Sacramento is a state capital) I realize now you are not the one that redirected it and I am not sure how to change it so, I guess I will just let it be. Anyway, thanks for the tip. Jeff.t.mcdonald 16:29, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
OK, I've renamed the page to Camptown (Lesotho) which is more consistent with the meaning. Ghiraddje 20:10, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
Looks great! Jeff.t.mcdonald 15:21, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

BBC Master bad pic[edit]

Sorry, I only get the pic at Flickr, I don't took it. It's a bigger shame (IMHO) that, with thousands of BBC Master users in UK, no one put a better pic in Creative Commons. There are great pics of BBCs at Flickr, but all copyrighted. In the Portuguese Wikipedia, the pic is merely illustrative and by no means derogatory of BBC Master or its users: a few people (if any) will understand what is written in the screen.

I don't know much about CC and I can't tell you if the photo can be modified. In such a case, I think that you can crop the pic and the problem has gone...

Sorry for my bad English ;)

Al Lemos (talk) 14:58, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Ah, I hoped it was yours ... pity. I've taken photos of my own BBC Micro for other things but the quality isn't quite up to Wikipedia standards (my camera sucks) and I gave away my last Master years ago. The photo on Flickr captured the screen very well -- his or her camera has wonderful dynamic range, something mine truly does not.
I'll leave them a message via Flickr and see what they say. Thanks.
Ghiraddje (talk) 21:23, 27 December 2007 (UTC)


Hello, I just like to ask you how the information concerning the history of BBC Basic evoloution is irrelevant to the article. Also clarification about what is wrong with the information added to describe the unique Procedures functions that did not exist in at the time in other flavours of Basic. (The main reason why so many other platforms wanted it.) My friend at the time wrote a lot of commercial gaming code and utility software for the Spectrum, BBC etc, and built himself the necessary interface. I purchased an Electron and 3 BBCs in the early 1980s. I programmed with all of them, I expanded my BBCs with Imb ram modules (via the "tube" "shelia" and "fred" himem areas). I added twin DS SD floppy drives and wrote many programs including relational databases. Inventory software, customer databases. Video library control databases, financial control spread sheets etc. The Original idea was overseen and organised via Cambridge Micro Systems. I still have my Beebug materials if you`d like an image to use. I also have a brand new unused 1200 baud modem in its box. I stopped using my BBCs commercially in 2001. Look forward to your comments please.Francis E Williams (talk) 11:02, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

P.S., I have looked at the BBC Micro article, there is no mention of DEFPROC - or any mention of structured control commands (other than * OSCLI call). Nothing about *RDR tube expansion calls) or PAGE, LOMEM, HIMEM, TOP defined RAM variables. Maybe I`m being thick, and maybe I`m missing something here. Where is the specific (to the BBC BASIC) programming content on WIKI?Francis E Williams (talk) 13:35, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Hi Francis. The flood of edits was too long and intertwined to selectively revise to retain the valid changes. The long tangents about the system architecture (including your so-called "side-ways" (Sideways) memory that already has a good article) were unrelated to BASIC itself (aside from the BASIC ROM being defined as the only one having no entry points) -- there's no purpose in duplicating a lot of good material on the functioning of the paged ROM system and its provision of rapid-access applications, library programs and drivers. If the relevant articles are missing material, then by all means update them. I found a reference to a BBC News (?) page you'd added that didn't appear to support what you were using it for (the mention of Cambridge Micro Systems I think). Regardless of your visual condition, it's poor conduct to foist huge numbers of spelling errors onto a public wiki -- have a friend or colleage proof-read your spelling and written style if you really would commit homicide upon the inventor of Clippit. I was considering trying to repair it all but decided it wasn't worth trying. Ghiraddje 00:07, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
Hello Ghiraddje, "side-ways" was taken fron the 1984 article verbatim. The reference I added was not next to the word BBC, but at the end of the line where I mentioned Cambridge Micro, (online ref. to be located for this). This placement at the end of the line nis not uncommon on Wiki. I would love to have someone stand over me when I add my comments to my edits. I try very hard to have most text proof read by my wife. But unfortunately she can not always spot errors in technical words. The basic content is usually understood by other editors, and these comments do not form part of the main article. I have discovered on WIKI that I am not the only person who mistypes edits. I use an online spell checker and the Concise Oxford (English) dictionary for unusual words. The other articles that enlarge this article are not included in an obvious location for the reader to pursue easily. (eg) the sideways article. A great number of Wiki articles are written by academics who did not "fight the war" but read all about it later. If we are to represent an overall view of historical facts correctly for current and future generations then content must be properly linked, and if poosible contain easily accessable links. The constraints imposed on this online project make it difficult sometimes. I shall make a decision about the cutoff time for leaving Wiki based on the level of feedback from other editors. Francis E Williams (talk) 11:26, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Regarding "sideways" -- it's missing from the index of the BBC Micro User Guide, Advanced User Guide and the B+ User Guide. However, "sideways ROM" (lowercase 's') appears multiple times in the B+ User Guide's text (I have that one as a PDF); yet, in any memory map diagram (from the original User Guide upwards), "paged" is used universally, e.g. "paged ROM's" [sic]. Sideways is the universal term I picked up from my experiences with the machine and its literature (the Solidisk sideways board in mine though is broken ;) There's nothing to stop you from adding extra links to articles; always helpful!

And yes, Wikipedia is full of poor prose and spelling errors, including some of my own. However, because Wikipedia is permanently public and doesn't undergo any private proofreading and editing, it's important to be as correct and accurate as possible when you save your changes, because what you've written is exactly what the next visitor will see. I say this for the credibility of Wikipedia as a whole, to reduce the level that people can attempt to detract from it. By its very nature, it will always be flawed and inaccurate, but we can do the best that we can.

(I wouldn't say I'm an editor; that's far too grand. The BBC Micro was my first computer, I still have two, and I have an enormous fondness for them as being one of the best computer systems ever created. The Acorn MOS article, for one, was mine -- I felt that it needed to be split off from the discussion about the machine's hardware as the OS in itself was fundamentally important. Given the remit of the BBC Microcomputer System as being intended for education, I feel that the high quality of the system as whole fulfilled that aim very well.)

Ghiraddje 21:51, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
Hello Ghiraddje, I will try and resist the temptation to add indiscriminate content to standalone articles. I have been involved with computers for many years. My first experince was with punch cards as data input. I built my own interfaces with 74 & 54 series TTL components. I designed many hardware circuits and digitally based signal processing circuits with early CMOS logic chips. After a few years the 4004 processor was invented and my TTl / CMOS days were nearly over. I have many regrets about giving away my BBCs and all their accessories. The BBCs outshone the early Apricot and IBM machines, fast boot time was just one, and they didn`t crash!. Still, I won`t bore you any further. If I can supply information, I will. If it`s quality information that is. regards,Francis E Williams (talk) 16:13, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

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