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Old 14th Aug 2023, 11:30 am   #1
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Default New FB MK14 and SCMP group

For those on FB there is a new MK14 etc group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1330...0605521199723/
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Old 14th Aug 2023, 11:50 am   #2
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The admin names Ian Lockhart & Kris Sekula seem familiar to me, maybe they're members here, under a nom-de-plume?
Looking at their cars & houses I'm not sure they'd have a scruff like me

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Old 14th Aug 2023, 11:58 am   #3
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A Kris Sekula is behind https://mygeekyhobby.com/ with the very useful EPROM emulator, it might not be the same individual though.

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Old 14th Aug 2023, 12:29 pm   #4
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Default Re: New FB MK14 and SCMP group

I don't participate in social media at all so unfortunately that's me out, but thanks DavidMS for the pointer.
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Old 14th Aug 2023, 12:34 pm   #5
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A Kris Sekula is behind https://mygeekyhobby.com/ with the very useful EPROM emulator, it might not be the same individual though.
It is, Kris is a regular on Minimalist Computing group, that must be where I'd seen the name.
Just realised Ian Lockhart is Tims pal with the proper Cherry keyboard MK14!
So, both very genuine, a safe group to join
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Old 14th Aug 2023, 3:14 pm   #6
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ooooh, Paul Robson is on there too
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Old 15th Aug 2023, 2:05 am   #7
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Default Re: New FB MK14 and SCMP group

Thanks for the info - I've now also applied to join that one (which has now got 52 members since this new group was created a day ago!)

I don't normally use FB that much, but have found that some specialised Vintage / Retro computer groups mainly seem to be on there - Like:
SS50 & SS30 Computer Bus Chat,
TEC-1 Z80 Computer Group,
ZX UNO (FPGA-based, multi-computer emulator),
ZX Spectrum Next

and Kris Sekula's:
EPROM EMU NG Users Group
- Which he was trying as a bit of an experiment to see if people preferred this over his original group, at https://groups.io/g/eprom-emu-ng
(But probably also a few on the groups.io group, who didn't really do FB)

I hadn't realised that Kris was aware that much of the MK14, being based in the USA and mainly using his EPROM-Emulator project on Commodore's etc.
Although he did tell me he was working near me in the UK for a while, and was always keen for anyone to tell him about / send pictures of his EPROM-Emulator being successfully being used on any system (Inc. Homebrew ones), that no-one else seemed to have tried so far.
- So it will be interesting to see when someone has it connected to an MK14 (Will require making a custom adaptor from its DIL header to the PROM sockets, although would plug into ChrisOddy's MK14E a bit easier) or other SC/MP system (Might be able to use the MM5204 to 2716 readout adaptor I made, for the NS Introkit).

And I have been meaning to make one of Kris's EPROM-Emulators, as he's put quite a bit of effort into making it as quick & convenient as possible to update the target's running-image from the link to a PC / compilers run on that. Whereas the EPROM-Emulator only one I think I've currently got is that built into the Dataman S3, as never quite got round to building an EPROM-Emulator myself that I'd originally designed to go with my EPROM-Programmer project I'd been working on in the 80's.
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Old 15th Aug 2023, 10:15 am   #8
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I remember a few eprom emulator projects in the magazines back in the day, from eti, elektor, byte etc plus there were a few 'small ads' ones built by blokes in sheds
I never built or used one back then, and these days eeprom is quick & easy, and we all have a lot more coding experience than we had back then so hopefully fewer mistakes
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Old 18th Aug 2023, 2:28 am   #9
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Hello Guys…

The Mk14 FB group is me… I’m Ian Lockhart.

I’m not on the forums here very much, I was about to share the groups existence but looks like I was beaten to the punchline.

Besides KrisS, TimG is also admin for the FB group.

Hopefully more will come and say hello too.


Cheers

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A Kris Sekula is behind https://mygeekyhobby.com/ with the very useful EPROM emulator, it might not be the same individual though.
It is, Kris is a regular on Minimalist Computing group, that must be where I'd seen the name.
Just realised Ian Lockhart is Tims pal with the proper Cherry keyboard MK14!
So, both very genuine, a safe group to join
Cheers Phil ;-)

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For those on FB there is a new MK14 etc group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1330...0605521199723/
You’re welcome to join the group on FB David ?

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Thanks for the info - I've now also applied to join that one (which has now got 52 members since this new group was created a day ago!)

I don't normally use FB that much, but have found that some specialised Vintage / Retro computer groups mainly seem to be on there - Like:
SS50 & SS30 Computer Bus Chat,
TEC-1 Z80 Computer Group,
ZX UNO (FPGA-based, multi-computer emulator),
ZX Spectrum Next

and Kris Sekula's:
EPROM EMU NG Users Group
- Which he was trying as a bit of an experiment to see if people preferred this over his original group, at https://groups.io/g/eprom-emu-ng
(But probably also a few on the groups.io group, who didn't really do FB)

I hadn't realised that Kris was aware that much of the MK14, being based in the USA and mainly using his EPROM-Emulator project on Commodore's etc.
Although he did tell me he was working near me in the UK for a while, and was always keen for anyone to tell him about / send pictures of his EPROM-Emulator being successfully being used on any system (Inc. Homebrew ones), that no-one else seemed to have tried so far.
- So it will be interesting to see when someone has it connected to an MK14 (Will require making a custom adaptor from its DIL header to the PROM sockets, although would plug into ChrisOddy's MK14E a bit easier) or other SC/MP system (Might be able to use the MM5204 to 2716 readout adaptor I made, for the NS Introkit).

And I have been meaning to make one of Kris's EPROM-Emulators, as he's put quite a bit of effort into making it as quick & convenient as possible to update the target's running-image from the link to a PC / compilers run on that. Whereas the EPROM-Emulator only one I think I've currently got is that built into the Dataman S3, as never quite got round to building an EPROM-Emulator myself that I'd originally designed to go with my EPROM-Programmer project I'd been working on in the 80's.
Come join in? We have 70 group members in just a few days.
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Old 25th Sep 2023, 6:18 pm   #10
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I don't participate in social media at all so unfortunately that's me out
After a flurry of 'AA' style introductions its gone very quiet on there G.
I think there are relatively few group members as yet who actively use an SC/MP... no-one else has posted any original code - Ian L (Tims pal) keeps stirring the pot but its a slow burner...
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Old 25th Sep 2023, 7:08 pm   #11
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As mentioned earlier I'm afraid I don't use any kind of social media at all (this forum is about as sociable as I get) so I'm only ever going to hear about it second hand.
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