[Coladam] ADAMCon videos

Geoff Oltmans oltmansg at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 05:14:54 CEST 2013


Yes, that's correct. One of them is wired as a null modem port.

On Jul 20, 2013, at 9:23 PM, Alexander Chaney wrote:

> I'm pretty sure you are right about one of the ports being null modem on the mib3. Will recheck the docs. 
> 
> I have an Amiga with a serial port and is back on the net. 
> 
> All of this seemed so easy 20 years ago. 
> 
> -Alex
> 
> 
>> On Jul 20, 2013, at 12:02 AM, Dale Wick <dmwick at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> 
>> The most popular methods to transfer files are:
>> 
>> - use a mid-80s surplus PC with both a 3.5" and a 5.25" floppy drive and copy the files onto the 3.5" floppy, then onto a 5.25" Adam format disk using a program like 22disk.
>> (You can still buy USB 3.5" floppy drives from a place like http://dx.com/ who sells loads of great hardware and always has free shipping)
>> 
>> - use a serial card on the Adam and use a program that gives you xmodem (ymodem, zmodem, etc) file transfer ability.  I use this method the most.  So using a MIB3 with a cable and then a terminal program is a great option.  On the PC side, you'll probably have to buy a USB to serial cable.  They are easy enough to get locally or http://dx.com has some good choices.  You may need a null modem adapter.  They used to be quite common but they are not as popular lately.  It is easy enough to build if you can't find one for a reasonable price.  The MIB3's second port might be wired as a null modem though.  I only half remember how it's wired.
>> 
>> I used to use a modem to transfer files a lot, but not recently since BBSes don't really exist although you could try the old hook both computers to a phone splitter but not to the phone line trick.  It does work on many modem set ups believe it or not.
>> 
>> Since your hard disk is on a CF card, you could theoretically use a program that writes the files directly onto the CF card on your PC.  You'd just need a Compact Flash card reader, and a program that can figure out the format of the hard disk and then put files in the EOS or TDOS partition.  I haven't seen a program like that, but maybe someone would be interested in making a program like that.
>> 
>> Dale
>> 
>> From: Alexander Chaney <alchaney at me.com>
>> To: Dale Wick <dmwick at yahoo.com> 
>> Cc: Ron Mitchell <rm2892 at gmail.com>; "coladam at adamcon.org" <coladam at adamcon.org> 
>> Sent: Friday, July 19, 2013 4:46:35 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Coladam] ADAMCon videos
>> 
>> Yeah I saw it online too. I can't get it to my Adam. I have the cf hard drive, which is awesome, the data drive, and floppy drive, but I have no way to get it from a modern computer to the Adam. Been trying to sort that detail out. 
>> 
>> Was thinking I could buy a serial cable for the mib3 and figure a way to connect it to an Amiga and terminal copy it over. Not sure of the process just yet. 
>> 
>> I was really hoping I could pay someone to get it to ddp or floppy if possible. 
>> 
>> How are others getting their Adams connected these days? The last time I used this regularity, there were great bbses out there. Now you see how long it's been. 
>> 
>> -Alex
>> 
>> 
>>> On Jul 19, 2013, at 10:12 PM, Dale Wick <dmwick at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> The TurboPascal for CP/M was posted a while ago on the Turbo site for free download.  I'm not sure where best to get it these days, but I wouldn't be surprised if you were to google around a bit that it'd pop up.
>>> 
>>> Dale 
>>> 
>>> From: Alexander Chaney <alchaney at me.com>
>>> To: Ron Mitchell <rm2892 at gmail.com> 
>>> Cc: "coladam at adamcon.org" <coladam at adamcon.org> 
>>> Sent: Friday, July 19, 2013 2:20:56 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Coladam] ADAMCon videos
>>> 
>>> Thanks anyway, next one I will HAVE To make.  
>>> 
>>> In the mean time, I don't know if this is the right forum or not, so I deeply apologize in advance if I offend anyone with the off topic request.
>>> 
>>> But does anyone happen to have a copy of turbo pascal?  I did get a copy of another pascal from someone and it's great and I greatly appreciate it and it's working well, however, I figured I'd still ask because all my old work is in turbo pascal and it would be nice to just pick up where I left off I can't remember how many years ago.
>>> 
>>> I would also like to start programming for the ADAM again and turbopascal just seemed the best choice for me.
>>> 
>>> Thank you
>>> 
>>> -Alex
>>> 
>>> On Jul 18, 2013, at 4:04 PM, Ron Mitchell <rm2892 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Yeah Alex, I'm with you on this one. Missed only 3 conventions of the first 20, and haven't been to one since 2008. That's a long story, but anyway...
>>>> 
>>>> Daniel is right. Many of those in attendance at the convention will be taking pictures and movie clips. And there will be live streaming if organizer Dale has anything to do with it. Sadly, connections in and out of hotels generally are generally way underpowered, and shared by other guests, Bandwidth is always at a premium.  That has been true ever since the days where we had to arrange a dialup thru compuserve for the Sat night chat.
>>>> 
>>>> I've often thought we need a company photographer/videographer for the Adamcon weekend. Financially, it's just not practical. Unfortunately what they will have going instead over the upcoming weekend will be lots of ehthusiastic attendees with camcorders or cell phones (or both) happily shuttering away while trying their best to take in as much of the instructional sessions as they can. Daniel described that problem pretty well I think.
>>>> 
>>>> Leaves a little  to be desired for those of us who look on with envy and nostalgia from the outside.
>>>> 
>>>> Sadly, I don't think there's much can be done about it.
>>>> 
>>>> Ron Mutchell
>>>> From Canada's
>>>> Very far away west coast
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Sent from my iPod
>>>> 
>>>> On 2013-07-18, at 12:21 AM, Alexander Chaney <alchaney at me.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> I've never been to an ADAM con and have wanted to for years, but have never had the time due to work or other commitments.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Is there any chance someone can video some of the highlight presentations and possibly put up a youtube channel?
>>>>> 
>>>>> I get to see some of the pictures of things in the past, but its hit and miss and there is no real good narrative along with it.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Now that I'm returning to the ADAM, I have so many questions, so much I want to do, from programming new applications, getting into the home-brew cart scene, enhancing the hardware with a Raspberry Pi expansion thing I'm toying with and most important, so me of the home-brew ideas that others have done.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I'm excited for you all and a bit envious of those who can attend.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> 
>>>>> -Alex Chaney
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