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by Michael Calkins
Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Database
Replies: 6
Views: 5210

your problem, I think, is here: PUT #1, , Vehicle I think maybe you should specify a record number there, something like PUT #1, recordnumber, Vehicle If you want it at the end of the file, you can do something like LOF(1) \ LEN(Vehicle) to determine the number of records already in the file, so if ...
by Michael Calkins
Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Join the Linux Revolution!
Replies: 217
Views: 192520

Goodness. The people on The QBASIC Forum don't flame anywhere near this bad... Anyway, I think it is hard to deny that Linux is a very weird operating system. There are very real reasons to dislike Linux. Case-sensitivity, an abstract file system not necessarily representing the layout of real hard ...
by Michael Calkins
Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: MULTIPLICATON OF A FIELD IN A FILE WITH A CONSTANT
Replies: 58
Views: 44575

Product refers to the result of a multiplication. I use some of those, like addend, divisor, etc. I would use them all, except I can't remember which is which. :-( What's the difference between a MULTIPLICAND and MULTIPLIER? Multiplications is associative... Btw, Z!re: Some people find all uppercase...
by Michael Calkins
Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Malfucntion in CPU routines after inplentation
Replies: 9
Views: 6385

oh btw SX and DX have nothing to do with an FPU... I had a 386DX which didn't have a FPU... I'll still have that processor sumwhere... I am using as my information source an A+ Certification prep book. As regards 386s, you are correct. The 80386DX (known as an 80386) was the better version. The 803...
by Michael Calkins
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Country, state, city...
Replies: 36
Views: 33550

What brand? Not sure, but buying any brand will keep the price high. :-) Hey, Nekrophidius, that's a neat animation. :-) It must be an IBM keyboard. :-D Long the keyboards that you can lift weights with! Regards, Michael P.S. Just tonight, I had a cup of locally made premium ice cream. It contains ...
by Michael Calkins
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:42 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Malfucntion in CPU routines after inplentation
Replies: 9
Views: 6385

The main differene between an SX and DX is the FPU, right? maybe there are other differences... I read some stuff on the differences a while back, but forgot exactly.
You're code checks for a FPU?
Regards,
Michael
by Michael Calkins
Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Speed problems
Replies: 15
Views: 11307

not to nitpick, but I have 2 suggestions.
make red a floating point instead of a LONG.
and subtract 86400 instead of 86399

Regards,
Michael
by Michael Calkins
Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Join the Linux Revolution!
Replies: 217
Views: 192520

Anyone heard of FreeSCO? It is a Linux distro that fits on a floppy, and doesn't require a hard disk. It comes with a bunch of server stuff, and I think it can access FAT partitions. But I didn't really know what to do with it... It seemed kinda neat, but it was so small that it didn't really seem t...
by Michael Calkins
Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A 2d Game
Replies: 92
Views: 72262

To JonathanS: Here are 3 tutorials that TheBOB wrote. At least one of them is a graphics tutorial that I have heard good things about. http://www.network54.com/Realm/QBZips/TheBobTutor.zip http://www.network54.com/Realm/QBZips/Qbg1.zip http://www.network54.com/Realm/QBZips/Qbg2.zip Btw, TheBOB is a ...
by Michael Calkins
Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Country, state, city...
Replies: 36
Views: 33550

PQBC wrote: Micheal Calkins wrote: Please eat more peanut butter! Got you covered! Thanks. :-) Saw your post earlier, but forgot to say anything... matt2jones wrote: There is one set of traffic lights in my village, to help pedestrians cross the village road. That's right, THE road. We only have one...
by Michael Calkins
Sat Sep 17, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Country, state, city...
Replies: 36
Views: 33550

Floresville is on route 181. Not too far from you is route 35 south from San Antonio. Yes, I am familiar with IH 35 (Larado to San Antonio, to New Braunfels, to Austin and beyond). Yes, I live about 5 miles from US 181. 181 branches off from IH 37. Both 37 and 181 go from Corpus Christi to San Anto...
by Michael Calkins
Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COM to PS/2 port... help?
Replies: 16
Views: 13839

A correction of something I said... If so, you can get a PS/2 to AT adapter for your keyboard (PS/2 female to AT male). More specifically, it consists of PS/2 female on one end, and AT male on the other, making it actually a PS/2 male to AT female adapter... I was imagining it correclty but forgot t...
by Michael Calkins
Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Country, state, city...
Replies: 36
Views: 33550

I have always lived in Wilson County, Texas. It is just south east of San Antonio. Floresville, my hometown, the largest city in Wilson County, has a population of about 5800. It has 3 traffic lights. Poth, the city currently closest to me, has a pop of about 1800 and 1 traffic light. I live in a ru...
by Michael Calkins
Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COM to PS/2 port... help?
Replies: 16
Views: 13839

I've never heard of a PS/2-to-serial mouse converter, but it could potentially be possible, I guess... Yes, they exist, and I have at least one. Nathan, does your laptop have any serial ports? my dad was able to bring home a COM to PS/2 port home from work, you mean a PS/2 to serial adapter? It sho...
by Michael Calkins
Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Speed problems
Replies: 15
Views: 11307

You're welcome. That happens to everyone.
Regards,
Michael
by Michael Calkins
Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: inches of a monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 8053

From the book: Advanced MS-DOS Programming The Microsoft(R) Guide for Assembly Language and C Programmers By Ray Duncan ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Int 10H [EGA] [MCGA] [VGA] Function 11H (17) Subfunction 30H (48) Get font information ????????????????...
by Michael Calkins
Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: MULTIPLICATON OF A FIELD IN A FILE WITH A CONSTANT
Replies: 58
Views: 44575

All caps does make text harder to read, but you would expect that MS-DOS programmers like us would be used to that. For example: file names in DOS are usually all caps, as are license agreements and some documentation for MS-DOS programs. All caps is no reason to flame, and absolutely not an indicat...
by Michael Calkins
Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Speed problems
Replies: 15
Views: 11307

* In order to count up to 100,000, the variable "a" must be either SINGLE or DOUBLE, by default or explicitly defined. You are forgetting LONGs. a isn't declared as a specfic varible i just typed a=0 Please put DIM a AS LONG before you use the variable a. Otherwise, the variable is probably a SINGL...
by Michael Calkins
Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Im back
Replies: 3
Views: 3697

3 months? why so long?
Btw, I tried emailing you once regarding QBinux, but didn't get through. What is your current email address?
Regards,
Michael
by Michael Calkins
Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: formula for percent
Replies: 39
Views: 27223

A horse.
<-----Of course, I'm a Sith. Just kidding! :-)
Regards,
Michael