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Too Many People Have Emailed Me Since May 10
Posted by Nick on 23 May 2000, 04:17 GMT

As usual, too many people have bugged me to post news for them, so here's a giant ball-of-wax that comprises many emails people have been bugging me with over the past few weeks.


Kevin McCollum of BAPG sent me an email, saying he's found a way to add even more memory to an 89 with a low AMS version. Anyone who can confirm this can email me as always.

Macross Software has found a revolutionary new way to access the Internet - from your calculator at school. Called Wireless TI, this is a package of documents and utilities that allows you to wire yourself in a new, interesting way. You can find a page that gives help in HTML form here.

Thomas Nussbaumer has asked me to post this email on the site. It talks about creating a site for C-based TI development (with TI-GCC and such). Comments?

David Hall of SiCoDe Software has decided to put up a parody site of a "31337" programming group. I don't have much else to say about this, because it bashes me a lot :) Check it out.


That's about it from the front so far. If you have anything interesting for me to put off for weeks on end, and then post in a hasty rush, please email me.

 


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Re: Too Many People Have Emailed Me Since May 10
Brett Luckabaugh  Account Info
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Thats alot of stuff. Have I mentioned in the TI BASIC archive (TI 89) the 9th Portal game? Check it out!

www.zwolf.cjb.net

     23 May 2000, 04:26 GMT

Re: Too Many People Have Emailed Me Since May 10
Bobman  Account Info

At least you get e-mail! I'm lucky if I get any real mail at all in a week. The mail I get is usually just junk mail and such. I just usually go on AIM and talk to my buddies.

<~>Ethereale

     23 May 2000, 04:36 GMT

Great Stuff
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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Well, this all sounds great (except for the parody site; it's just not my favorite kind of humor). I personally prefer security (from crashes) over more memory, so that doesn't really affect me. Wireless internet sounds great, but do you need a cell phone to connect to it? Last, and most important for me: I strongly support the C site idea, although I'm not the person to ask about websites. I'd be willing to put my upcoming AUTOmatix 3D on it, with progress reports and such. Good luck with the site!

BTW: TI-GCC IDE with syntax highlighting is coming out in just a few days.

     23 May 2000, 04:46 GMT

Re: Great Stuff
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

Automatix 3d:
I WANT A DEMO, NOW!!

     23 May 2000, 05:00 GMT


Re: Re: Great Stuff
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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Hold on. TI-GCC IDE v3.0 will be completed first, since I need the sprite editor for AUTOmatix 3D.

I just can't multitask, especially on my computer (486, 66 MHz).

     23 May 2000, 20:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Great Stuff
MicroLITH Account Info

What software are you writing it in?

(please not VB!@$!@$@#)

     24 May 2000, 00:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Stuff
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
(Web Page)

No. VB sucks. C++ sucks, too, but not as much. I'm writing it in Borland Delphi, which is based on Object Pascal. There are basically two reasons for that: First, I knew Pascal and liked it. Second, Delphi is a LOT cheaper in Germany if you are a student or teacher.

And Delphi just rules. You can visit the source if you click on my Web Page, which will lead you to my Author Profile.

     24 May 2000, 00:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Stuff
MicroLITH Account Info

Cool... I've got Delphi 3, but it looks like your program uses Delphi 4 or 5.

Which one?

     24 May 2000, 14:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Stuff
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
(Web Page)

I use Delphi 4. I guess there are no flat buttons and menu bitmaps in Delphi 3, are there? (I had Delphi 1 and 2)

     24 May 2000, 20:35 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Stuff
JaggedFlame

Is Delphi easy to learn?

     25 May 2000, 00:26 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Stuff
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
(Web Page)

Yes, if you...
1) know Pascal
2) know how to program in an object-oriented style

Hope this helps.

     25 May 2000, 00:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Stuff
MicroLITH Account Info

It's an excellent starting point for programming in general, because unlike VB it's not a mutilated, pseudo-language that was made for beginners that can't even create compiled programs(or run without a massive runtime and 30 OCXes!).

It even has inline assembly, and there's a version of it coming to linux (and other *nix OSes) called Kylix.

It's the 4th or 5th revision of Object Pascal, and uses the 15th or 17th edition of the Turbo Pascal compiler.

Get Delphi and "Delphi for Dummies" and you'll get started in no time.

     25 May 2000, 00:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Stuff
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
(Web Page)

OK, I agree. I actually learned it without a book, using only the help file. That's why my statement was kind of wrong.

Just one thing: It's not only a starting point, but also a very professional tool. Object Pascal with Classes is great, too, and WAY easier to use than C++.

     25 May 2000, 02:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Stuff
MicroLITH Account Info

Flat buttons yes, but menu bitmaps no.

There's also a lot of properties in the standard components that have apparently changed.

Damn.

     25 May 2000, 00:48 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Stuff
Samir Ribic  Account Info
(Web Page)

Even better, the british magazine PC Plus from time to time publishes full release of Delphi on cover CD. The license agreement says that applications can not be deployed but nothing stops you to compile final version somewhere else. And, the version on CD is eligible for upgrade, or you can get deploying license for half of normal price.

In my office I am known as defender of Delphi. All other programmers are Visual BASIC oriented because they trust to Microsoft more than to Borland. And then, when comes time to publish final application and when instalation of OCX-es fails they ask me to help them. Then I say "I warned you". :)

     25 May 2000, 16:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Stuff
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
(Web Page)

How can they trust Microsoft more than Borland? I've never had a single problem with Delphi.

     25 May 2000, 21:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Stuff
cajunguy  Account Info
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Let me tell you, Delphi kicks the pants off VB. I personally own Delphi 1 and 2. I also own VB5 Enterprise (got off E-bay, so not even close to full price). VB can be good for some things, but I personally like Delphi better. I am considering getting version 5 (the trial can be downloaded at: http://www.borland.com/delphi ). By the way, I would like it greatly if I could get all Delphi users to join my web community by clicking on the URL hyperlink under my name.
If you are faced with the choice of Delphi or VB, get Delphi.

     25 May 2000, 21:48 GMT


Re: Great Stuff
David Hall  Account Info
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> Well, this all sounds great (except for the parody site; it's just not my favorite kind of humor)

Cheers for being tactful ;)

And Nick, remember it's not /actually/ you I'm bashing - its probably more me :)

     23 May 2000, 20:00 GMT

Re: Too Many People Have Emailed Me Since May 10
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

What happened with the new shells, mrnutz, etc ?

     23 May 2000, 05:03 GMT

Re: TIGCC Page
johnmcd3

I would be very interested in a page on C programming on the calc, this would be very helpfull.

     23 May 2000, 05:03 GMT

Re: Re: TIGCC Page
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

Or a general C programming!! The proyect to do for college is about a machine that must be connected to a computer, and must measure temperature, rain water level, wind direction and speed.(The computer have to take the values) I first though to connect that machine to the port of the TI89, it's very possible, but hard. Ok, the only way to measure the temperature is a termistor(a variable resistor, that varies as the temperature varies). The joystick port of a PC can measure resistance, the TI89 cannot, but you can transform resistance to a digital signal that the TI89 can read.The problem is the circuit that makes this transformation is not cheap. So, I won't use the calc... But that's what I wanted :( ,
if I could use it, I would enter that C programming page every day :(

     23 May 2000, 05:19 GMT


Re: Re: TIGCC Page
luke195rs  Account Info

Yeah, I think that would be pretty cool too.

     23 May 2000, 07:15 GMT

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