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    Originally posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I am off to wagamama at 11:50 - beat the rush
    meeting my boss at previous bank

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      Originally posted by TheFaQQer View Post
      Ham and tomato sandwich, with mustard.

      It's my favourite.
      Today is too cold for sandwiches. I'm off for a pub lunch.

      Oh, and hello all

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        Ooohhh, goody

        Wandering round the intranet wiki, I've just found the technical documentation for one of ClientCorp's coolest products!

        Lots to read...

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          Originally posted by BrilloPad View Post
          meeting my boss at previous bank
          always good to network - he might offer me a job for more money...

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            Originally posted by zeitghost
            I've spent many happy hours wandering around clients' intraweb thingies...

            One can find useful(?) tools therein sometimes...
            I used to set my laptop doing a search on the "Junk" drive where I used to work - looking for MP3s, movies and pictures.

            I found lots of interesting things then, too
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              Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
              Ooohhh, goody

              Wandering round the intranet wiki, I've just found the technical documentation for one of ClientCorp's coolest products!

              Lots to read...
              Source code! Dear God, source code!

              Oh joy, oh bliss!

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                Originally posted by zeitghost
                Not forgetting the odd 6502 or two...
                ... with the JMP indirect bug of blessed memory

                I actually got caught by that when writing a sprite routine on the BBC Micro. The confusing thing was that, if one inserted a bit of code to help one debug the inexplicable crashing, it moved the instruction and therefore the processor bug stopped being triggered and the code worked perfectly. So one takes out the debug code, and it starts crashing again

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                  Originally posted by zeitghost
                  And for some reason we have shedloads of 6522 VIA chips...
                  The Beeb had two of those...

                  Originally posted by zeitghost
                  Plus a supply of 6845 CRT controllers and 6843 FDC.
                  ... and a 6845 CRTC - also found in the Amstrad CPC range. You could make them do strange things if you set certain timing registers to bizarre (but specific) values midway through a frame scan

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                    Originally posted by zeitghost
                    I found the source code for an alarm system written in FORTH at one place.

                    Couldn't be arsed to look at it though.
                    I used to write a lot of FORTH, even getting paid for it - I think it still qualifies as my all-time favourite language

                    I implemented FORTH on the Atari ST (68000 assembler). Indirect-threaded, because there wasn't actually any performance gain using direct-threaded. The real win was to keep the top of stack in a data register... although looking back, I sometimes wonder if an address register would have been more optimal for many applications...

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                      Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
                      ... with the JMP indirect bug of blessed memory

                      I actually got caught by that when writing a sprite routine on the BBC Micro. The confusing thing was that, if one inserted a bit of code to help one debug the inexplicable crashing, it moved the instruction and therefore the processor bug stopped being triggered and the code worked perfectly. So one takes out the debug code, and it starts crashing again
                      And that's why you don't debug or test things!

                      It compiles - ship it.
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