Prevtenet is the author of Zym an interpret of Infocom adventure games using the Z-machine for SymbOS. He has converted public domaine books (including the bible in different languages) to the .HLP format of SymbOS.
Archives of Genesis8 Amstrad Page from 1999 to 2020 about miscellaenous subject
Doh sorry for tonight but copy/paste the french text (hit the french flag up there to the right) in google translate if the photo below make you drool. Will try to translate it myself tomorrow, sorry.
To make it short, there are 7 models of the protection :
- french, english and spanish CPC 464 (472 for the spanish one)
- french and english CPC 664 (there is no Azerty 664, so the difference is just on the disk drive, both keyboards are Qwerty)
- french and english CPC 6128
Price is 17 &euros; including shipping for France and 20 &euros; for Spain (shipping included too). For any other international shipping, contact him first.
Included in the packaging :
- protection folded in its sealed cellophane
- documentation for washing and ironing
- protective bubble envelope
- shipping with tracking number
- a small gift to boost your happiness
For ordering, you must :
1) payment with Paypal of the good amount (number of order x price : 17 or 20) to fredisland at acpc dot me. You cant ask to reserve for later.
2) at the same time you pay on Papyal, you can leave a message, it's really important as you must leave your postal address, which protection you want and how many, or send these informations as a private message on Facebook or by email.
Frédéric will confirm your order (by PM or email) that your order will be processed (well if you leaved all the needed informations). As his original message was in August and as he has now the protections in stock, shipping should be quick but don't forget he is a one man show not Amazon, sometimes humans needs to eat, sleep, work too (Genesis8bit opinion, not a translation of Frédéric's words).
Pulkomandy has released a new version v1.4 of his fork of Contiki v1.x for Amstrad CPC. More informations on his Contiki page (with the download).
Contiki is a small operating system for embedded devices. While version 2 of the system is designed to run on embedded devices and has an IP and IPv6 stack as the main feature, the 1.x version of the system is better known for being ported to several 8-bit and 16-bit home computers.
In 2001 a limited licence for using CP/M was given to Tim Olstead (The Unofficial CP/M Web site) by Bryan Sparks who was (and still is) CEO of Lineo (successor of Caldera).
This licence has been clarified by Brian Sparks, CP/M is now clearly under an open source licence.
You will find more informations about CP/M on John Elliott's web page.
You are so used to it, but the cover of your Amstrad CPC disk drive has some informations. Why not getting an upgrade of these informations by getting the one made by Frédéric Bellec (ACME web site) ? It's available in azerty and qwerty, and in english.
The reality show the Apprentice (UK) with Lord Alan Michael Sugar will open his 2021 edition. It's time to apply for the show.
When you have a wonderful wife, here is what you can receive as a Christmas gift : Amstrad CPC 6128 socks !
Xyphoe did organize a Alan Michael Sugar drawing contest with Paint, I let you see the results. Congratulations to all who did submit a drawing.
Jon Ritman, the author of Batman and Head over Heels (and others Amstrad CPC games) was interviewed in 2016 by Retro Video Gamer.
It took me time before starting reading this book, but now it's done, the official biograhy of and by Lord Alan Michael Sugar.
I did read already his other biographies :
- Alan Sugar, the Amstrad Story by David Thomas
- Sir Alan Sugar, the biography by Charlie Burden
The first one gave insights about his childhoold but nothing about his football years. Whereas the second one was introducing his foootball years. WYSIWYG give a lot more details about his childhood, the first steps which made him the man we all know and also a lot more on his football years. Honestly, I did appreciate this book and I recommend its reading. The only regret and it's purely personal, the book has a part about the Amstrad CPC computers but nothing about the CPC 664 which was my first computer, not very important though.
The year 2019 is near the end, it gave a lot of good things for the Amstrad computers, not only for the CPC, one of the very last being the Toki beta by AmstradGGP for example.
So, let's wish at least as much good if not more for the hear 2020. And personnally I wish you and people you care for a good and happy new year.
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