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Offline MrPlow

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« on: 2019-Feb-25 »
Hi Guys

An article I wrote last week about 80s BASIC - and how I rediscovered it is trending as a top story on Hacker News :)

Maaad! But great!

https://news.ycombinator.com/

https://hckrnews.com/
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Re: Hacker News
« Reply #1 on: 2019-Feb-26 »
I guess you mean this? Grats :-)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19239776

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Re: Hacker News
« Reply #2 on: 2019-Feb-26 »
That book looks great, is there any way of buying it that isn't on Amazon? Prefferably as an ebook.

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« Reply #3 on: 2019-Feb-26 »
That book looks great, is there any way of buying it that isn't on Amazon? Prefferably as an ebook.

There is kindle version of both my books :)
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« Reply #4 on: 2019-Feb-26 »
Nice!  :good:
Cheers,

Ian.

“It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to BASIC.  As potential programmers, they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.”
(E. W. Dijkstra)

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« Reply #5 on: 2019-Feb-26 »
Kindle is also Amazon sadly :-)

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« Reply #6 on: 2019-Feb-26 »
No worries - I tried convert a long time ago to epub format for another service - but it was a mess - and the platform didn't generate any sales...plus the epub format had the downside of being DRM free and could be pirated all over the place.

So just stuck with kindle - i may look at kobo again - very hesitant to put on unsecured platforms.
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« Reply #7 on: 2019-Feb-26 »
I wouldn't put too much thought on DRM, it's not what it's made out to be. However I do mind how Amazon is behaving against society and their employees. There is no way I'm buying anything from there.

Just one (old) example:
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/dec/01/week-amazon-insider-feature-treatment-employees-work

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« Reply #8 on: 2019-Feb-26 »
no worries - fully understand :)
The paperback is available (via ingram not amazon) on Barnes and Noble too
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/zx-spectrum-games-code-club-gary-plowman/1123159284

or blackwells.co.uk
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« Reply #10 on: 2019-Mar-12 »
Great stuff!
Which library did you find it listed with?
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« Reply #11 on: 2019-Mar-12 »
nice
Greedy Mouse - Karma Miwa - Spot Race - CatchOut - Android Extras - is on a vacation trip, home before end of few days in jan.

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« Reply #12 on: 2019-Mar-13 »
It wasn't listed with them, I just asked if they could order it and today I got a message that I can get it at my local library 100 m from my house. Great service here :-)

I have asked for four books this year and all of them arrived within a couple of weeks, one was some obscure manga comic they only had books 2-8, missing the first one. That one took a bit longer to get here.

Our library is Umeå Stadsbibliotek in Sweden.

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« Reply #13 on: Today at 10:16 am »
Excellent! I hope you enjoy the book - you can use with real 128k or emulator :)
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