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Hardware / Where the crystal is gone ?
« Last post by Petari on 09-12-2018, 09:32:59 »
http://exxosnews.blogspot.com/2017/06/blast-from-past-144-floppy-kits.html

Look last picture there, which is last rev. No more expensive crystal on it.
Knowing exxos (much better after year spent watching his lame questions and posts at his 'forum') , I really can not think anything other except that he was inspired by this:

http://atari.8bitchip.info/autostep.html

No credits ? Yeah, that's what I'm talking about .
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News / Re: You learn every day something new
« Last post by Petari on 07-12-2018, 14:00:55 »
Continuing my 'ranting' about behavior of people, this time more generally.
Basically I see same pattern by some people who admin/moderate Atari forums and many people from real World, around me. I will now show it via 2 examples:  forum admin  and  some landlady . Vs. forum member, and by LL the tenant .  All after my recent experiences in both areas.

1. Case 1: member or tennant complains that something is bad - with forum running - or with place .
The reaction is typical, first: ignoring it, no no such problem (stay for both) . If memnant (fusion from member and tenant) insists then they will say how he is aggressive, rude, and usually will threat with ban. More insisting will result in ban .
2. Admin obviously breaks forum rules, ethic, maybe even low. Landlady refuses to make contract, to give bills for paid. Both do it in same purpose - to have less work, to gain some benefit (avoid taxes for instance).
If memnant complains, he will be again rude. If he starts to talk about breaking rules, law, will be declared as insulting one (reminds on something said about me by exxos ?) .  And of course, eventually will be banned.
3. After being banned memnant has no chance for exposing his side - culprits will prevent him to post, to talk with sinners, ignoring calls, e-mails and so on.
4. Admin and Landlady know that will find new member or tenant, so they did not lose much - in first case constructive forum member, in second rent money.

I think that explanation for above is abusing of power, position. Selfishness, lazyness, vanity .
Yeah, I learned again ...
 

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Well, I'm not interested for accelerators. Did not even look this thread until .... something bad happened at exxos forum - where terriblefire migrated after being banned from EAB.  Now, all I can say that I have 1 year advantage in knowing exxos. So, the question is: how long their cooperation will live ? That's all folks, no long post this time :-)
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News / Something from troed at exf :
« Last post by Petari on 06-12-2018, 18:20:10 »
Well, exf would be exxos forum, or rather ex forum for me  :)
I just dug out one of rare troed posts, which could show for what he was interested:

Quote:
"Charge a license fee? I.e, allow others to burn but they'll have to send money to you. Just distribute your changes as a binary patch and you''re even legally clear regarding copyright ...
That way you'll have to spend less time burning EPROMs and visiting the post office yourself.
(I could do the Swedish market for example)"

Nice example how people coming out with ideas without enough knowledge about subject, without asking how it is assembled for instance. And of course, I always getting messages, mails when people smells money  :)
First the simple thing : how could I be able to see how many copies troed sells ?
Copyright is complete nonsense in this case. No one cares for it in case of 30 years old abandonware. Plus, people already paid license for TOS when bought Atari. What I charge is only for my work, not whole TOS . Is it patch, or reassembled whole TOS doesn't matter.
And it is not patch, since I reassembled complete TOS, with good optimizations, which decreased size of original code some 8-10%. That is a must to have space in 1.04 for extra code. 
I think that I need to put more accent on that 'not patch'   .
 
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Some people surely know about it - I did it some 8-10 years ago, and called it TOS 1.26 (were same talk that it's not good numbering, but here point is on something other).
Why I come with this now ? Because Thorsten Otto accused me at German Atari forum that I used his TOS 2.06 sources for it.
So, I need to proof that it's incorrect, and he performed in fact criminal act - because false accuses are crime, and in Hungary for instance sentence can be even prison.

So, I will now give guide how to make combo of TOS 1.04 and 2.06 . Everyone can test it, and see that it is possible without any sources of TOS 2.06 and even sources of 1.04 .

I made quick mod of my RAMTOS.PRG for this purpose. Get at:  http://atari.8bitchip.info/T14RLE0.ZIP
Just run TOS exec after depacking all files in same DIR. Source (rushed mod for purpose) is included. Will get TOS 1.04 IMG file, what runs not at usual $FC0000 but at $E00000 - can check in Steem. Min 1MB RAM. Now I gotta go to real life ....

So, to run TOS 1.04 at different address than original, relocation is enough. However, because TOS coders from some reason did not made it simple - like complete GEMDOS part in 1 section, then AES, Desktop and end - they split GEMDOS part in 2 section, between them is begin of AES. That makes combining with 2.06 little harder, because GEMDOS part can not fit before AES (what starts at higher loc in 2.06m but not enough high for whole GEMDOS.) .  So, we need to reassemble TOS 1.04, only GEMDOS part, so that second section go to address where second section of TOS 2.06 starts. Btw. in that section is, right at start AES start address. And after it font definitions and like.

Here is ASM listing for those who can follow it. There are some useful comments in:  http://atari.8bitchip.info/T126M2.ZIP
It's from year 2009. It is ready to combine with totally not modded AES/Desktop part of 2.06, so no need for any sources of it.

Guide how to do combining with HxD hex editor.

First you need to assemble supplied source file T126M2.S with Devpac3 . Optimizations all off.
Note easier way, relocating is not good enough, because mentioned splitting of GEMDOS part in 2 section ... will see what I talking about lower.

Will get file T126M2.TOS (need to enter that filename in Control menu). Must get exact length of 93084 bytes. For those for who assembling is problem here is it:  http://atari.8bitchip.info/T126M2B.ZIP
Now start HxD and open T126M2.TOS in one window, and TOS206UK.IMG in other (262144 bytes) - where to get it ? Use google ...
Filename may differ, of course.
Cut of first $1C bytes at start of 126's Window ... - I will use shortenings, and hex number format in further text.
That's TOS header, and we don't need it.
Start Search, Hex values, enter 87654321 to search . Fourth hit, at address $13D44 is what we looking for. Select backwards at it until beginning (where must be value $602E, length of selection must be $13D44 - Ctrl. + C (copy) . Now go in second window, where 2.06 is loaded, and paste (without insert) from start (0) , same length . With it, first section of GEMDOS is copied.
Next step is copy of second section, to address (relative) $32572 - that will replace TOS206 GEMDOS second section.
So select in window of 126 section from pos $13D44 until end. Length must be $2E3C. Copy it to pos $32572 of TOS206 window.
Maintaining same length of date in (so must select that len $2E3C starting at $32572, and then press Ctrl. + V (paste) .
With that 2 steps we mixed TOS 1.04 and 2.06 without need to change binary code of 2.06 at all.

Save it with name T126UK.IMG - length must be 262144 .  And you can try it in Steem . Will see 2.06 Desktop, but it may run some games which fail in original TOS206 - because GEMDOS part is as in 1.04 , so more compatible.
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Software / Thorsten Otto caught in lie
« Last post by Petari on 05-12-2018, 09:57:13 »
This is more for people speaking/understanding German, but is very interesting, and sad - how deep some can go ...
https://forum.atari-home.de/index.php/topic,14845.0.html

In short, he accused me that I want to sell something - SW, where I used his C sources. without crediting him.
But he should read my post above his, where I clearly said that all is done in ASM . Not to mention that he has sources for TOS 2.06 and 3.06, while I did it with TOS 1.04 and 1.62  ;D

OMG, I can't believe how this is stupid. I hope that Johannes - admin of German Atari forum will look it better, and will not make some judgement in rush.

I gave some + details in further text, as additional proof how using his sources was not possible actually. Like - I did not use C compiler, but assembler SW called Devpac 3   :)
And I can put online my ASM sources at any time ....

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News / Re: What happened at exxos forum
« Last post by Petari on 02-12-2018, 19:59:17 »
I will now publish my e-mail to exxos:
"
The thread:  http://forum.8bitchip.info/news-14/what-happened-at-exxos-forum/

You are welcome to register here and express your opinion, to answer on my claims there, to explain what you did and why, and so on.  That's what I call fair treatment, unlike what AF people and you did - banning member and with it cut all further talk (surely, that costs least time) . I don't like unfinished talks and shallow opinions, based on partial facts.

Just to add that it is much more than conflict between two of us. You got partial answer already in some my PMs written months ago, which you elegantly ignored (I'm sure you did not understand what and why wrote what wrote)

The fact that I spending so much time means that I still respect you. But yuo have so much to learn.

Just a short quote from thread (it's in bold there):
This is not trade - you can not expect from me that will skip over your unfairness just because you did in past something for me.

   Regards, Peter
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News / Re: What happened at exxos forum
« Last post by Petari on 02-12-2018, 19:47:00 »
And more soap opera :  (did I just invent 'soapblogforum' - SOBLUM ?   ;D )
Our brave exxos banned me additionally on IP address - what is attempt to prevent someone to even just read forum posts.
What to say ? He could in that time add credit for mentioned my diagram in IDE thread. That would be more fair and not waste of time - because you just can not prevent someone to access some forum as reader, unless you need to log in, even for reading posts.

Ah, and just as wrote in my goodbye post: it's deleted now. I hate that I'm always in right !  ;D  But I have it here, right at my heart  :D , pardon hard disk.

E-mail time: I will send him link to this thread. And maybe invitation to join here and express his opinion. I promise that will not ban him unless he starts to break law. I'm immune to insults, btw.  I'm totally serious now.

P.S. usual 'opinion', I would rather say excuse among Atari forums admins, moderators is that I can not deal with people.  I even said once at AF that yes, that's true, but only when we add word 'some' - so 'can not deal, communicate with some people'.  Shine example of such is troed.  I worked on field, in my shop over 20 years - repairing TVs, computers. Was in thousands of homes, dealt with thousands of people. All it went fine and fair in about 98% cases. People still recognizes me and says that I repaired their TV some 30 years ago . Of course, there were some very bad situations with idiots. Just to not finish this post with word 'idiots' : have a nice rest of weekend, and even better working week folks  :)
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News / Re: What happened at exxos forum
« Last post by Petari on 02-12-2018, 08:25:39 »
Unfortunately I need to add here some things, despite it was not my intention to write here so much about. Because exxos continues to write and accuse (by his words: insult) me in thread where I said that will no post there anymore + banned me . Yes, that's what they like - to be able to hear only their version. + they don't care what other members of forum really think - imagine that there someone will write that is on my side ?
So, I will write here my side, and I dare to say the real description of things, I hope this will be last.

exxos: "Unfair ? Your joking ? I have done nothing but help and defend you even on AF. Thats is probably the largest insult you can give to me considering what I have done for you. So thanks for that! "
First of all, unfairness happened really, but he will not mention concrete case, of course. It is true that he defended me in many cases. So did Techie Alyson, Dal at AF earlier. But at the end both of them were involved in bannings. It's all about some manners, how people from different countries arguing and like. I can understand that someone from England expects different way that we used here in East Eu.  But can not force us to become Englishman just because forum lang. is English.  Well, I did not break any forum rules. All what I did was that pissed off some smartheads because I claimed that I know it better. And I did, in 99% cases.
This is not trade - you can not expect from me that will skip over your unfairness just because you did in past something for me.

Another unfairness, just reminded on it because thread popped up:
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=371

There is diagram with text "Required IDE timing" at top. Exxos used it without crediting me, even filename and concrete content is 100% same as on my site. I spent couple hours (1-2) to make it looking good - not that simple to make diagrams in draw program. Even if I drawn only lower, Atari ST part.
Surely he used my other references and knowledge, yet, for him I'm good only for SW. I was actually one of pioneers in making Atari ST HW add ons.  The reason is his shallowness and vanity ...

I will write here, for the end, part of what I wrote him in PM: "I know more about computers than you and TF together" . He took it as heavy insult. I stay behind that claim. And of course, where is insult in that ? Being smarter is not it, saying truth is not. Even if it would be incorrect, that is then mistake, not insult.  The real insult is actually that he is convinced that he know HW much better than me - he will not say it straight, but all his acting shows that .
Even if it is clear that is not - everyone with little better knowledge can see it after looking in his posts.
Exxos, come down from high horse, learn some things about human relations. Grow up, you are not that young anymore.
Knowing own limits is one of most valuable knowledge .
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