Apple droht 9jähriger rechtliche Schritte an

http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_104012157.html

LX gab mir den Link. Ich kann dazu nicht mal etwas sagen, da kann man nur den Kopf schütteln. Man kann nur hoffen, daß da jemand noch richtig einen Einlauf bekommt.

Ich habe mit sowas sogar schon mal positive Erfahrungen gemacht. Damals vor langen Jahren mit 7 oder 8 Jahren schickte ich an Lego einen Entwurf für die ultimative Legotankstelle mit Waschanlage. Und das Modell, das dann 1992 auf den Markt kam, ist doch frapierend ähnlich. :D Ich hab zwar nie einen offiziellen Antwortbrief erhalten, aber bis heute lebt da eine gewisse Genugtuung mit.

Nie wieder AOL CDs

http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/0,1518,511773,00.html

Wie der Schlußsatz dieses Artikels so schön sagt: “Nie wieder AOL CDs.”

Das hat ja lange gedauert, anachronistisch war die Idee des gängelnden Dienstes ja schon lange. Allerdings kann ich dem Autor insofern zustimmen, Mitte der 90er war es in der Tat ein sinnvolles Geschäftsmodell. Denn mit einer einfachen Zugangssoftware zu einem Dienst, der man wenig mehr sagen musste, als wo das Modem angeschlossen ist, konnten auch DAUs etwas anfangen und Informationen erreichen. Aber da heute jedes vernünftige OS (ja, selbst M$) mit sämtlichen Grundfunktionen für eine Internetverbindung daherkommt, dann bildet eine spezielle Zugangssoftware nur eine Barriere.

Für Rollischäuble hätte das natürlich einen immensen Vorteil: man stelle sich vor, jeder müsste AOL oder dergleichen benutzen. Wieviel einfacher wäre dann die Installation des Bundestrojaners? ;)

Die, AOL, noone will miss you! :D

ASM Software Webseite integriert

ASM Software Logo

Wie aufmerksame Leser sehen, habe ich heute eine große Anzahl von Artikeln eingestellt. Diese stammen alle von meiner alten Homepage für selbstgeschriebene Software. Selbige Seite wird ab heute stillgelegt, ihr (soweit relevanter) Inhalt wurde hier eingepflegt und kann über die Kategorie “ASM Software” abgerufen werden. Natürlich sind alle Progrämmchen, Skripte und Goodies zum Download verfügbar.

Davon ab musste ich auch mal wieder was sinnvolles für mein Blog tun ;)

ASM Software Monitor-52

amon52 – “a monitor for 8052/compatible mcu”

ASM Software Monitor-52 is a monitor/debugger for 8052 compatible mcus with the possibility to have code memory mapped into external RAM like my development board by Phytec does.

THIS IS A EDUCATIONAL PROJECT WITH THE PURPOSE ON LEARNING HOW IT HAS TO BE DONE. IT IS NOT MEANT TO BE USED COMMERCIALLY OR TO BE SOLD.

amon52 features:

  • almost no IRAM usage: uses register bank 2 for internal data and bank 3 for work
  • user program have register banks 0 (default) and 1 at their disposal
  • monitoring of registers for user program
  • IRAM read/write/dump
  • XRAM read/write/dump
  • SFR monitoring
  • code memory viewer
  • loading Intel HEX files into XRAM
  • jumping and calling user code
  • interrupt vector copy to XRAM (including forwarding into a user program)
  • welldefined and known jump table for access of monitor routines by user programs
  • SIO running on Timer 2
  • only valid input is echoed – you can’t type wrong chars!
  • Interface protocol is designed in a way that an external program on your PC can interface with amon52. This should allow to run a nice GUI debugger in the future.
  • more things to come in the future

The current state of the project is not completely functional, buggy, tailored to be run from inside the Tasking monitor and comes without documentation or warranty.

ALPHA SOFTWARE – DO NOT USE IN PRODUCTION SYSTEMS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

This monitor source is specially configured to work with the PHYtec microMODUL-8051. It should work on any board with few changes necessary. (Mainly comment the Phytec memory init routine out.)

Screenshots

screen shot of v0.2 running on my board

Download
Version v0.2 (May 15th 2006) (13.5k)
Version v0.4 (May 17th 2006) (53k)

Release Notes
v0.2 – initital open release, contains bugs and not all functionalities
v0.4 – release with all major features implemented, probably NOT bugfree

Compiling

To compile amon52, you will need Asem-51, SDCC and GNU Make.

Tools and files for 8051 compatible microcontrollers

Here you can find some tools, configuration files and generic information regarding MCS51 compatible mcus.

as31 assembler for Intel 8051 derivates

This is a patched version of the famous as31 assembler. It is now compatible with our development board. And can therefor be used with other Phytec 8051 boards and units as well. The original of the assembler can be found at Paul’s 8051 tools.
Download (83.5 K)

Intel 8051 assembler syntax highlighting definition for the editor Kate

A simple syntax highlighting definition for the text editor Kate for highlighting as31 source files.
Assigns itself for .a51 extension.
Download .xml file (5.7 K)

Fun stuff for Atari ST

Here you can find some smaller games and intros for the Atari ST.

Games

Black Jack
This is a little Blackjack game for Atari ST with colo(u)r display. It uses OS calls only and it may work on TT and Falcon as well.
Download (84.6 K)

TRON
This is a really small Tron game for Atari ST with colo(u)r display. It is for 2 players only.
Download (10.7 K)

Intros

The Debut
My debut intro for the Atari scene. For Atari ST/STe/Falcon/TT with colo(u)r display. Falcon and TT users please use a singletasking TOS and ST-LOW.
Download
(42.8 K)

Utilities for Atari ST

Here you can find some small tools and utilities for the Atari ST running under TOS.

AUX19200
This is a little utility program for your AUTO folder. It simply sets the serial port (Serial 1 in any case) to 19200 bps, RTS/CTS and 8N1 parameters.
Download (0.3 K)

CHECKTOS
This is a little utility program which determines the version of TOS you are using.
It does not work on TT or Falcon.
Download (6.4 K)

Quadromania

© 2002/2003/2004 by Matthias Arndt <marndt@asmsoftware.de>

The GNU General Public License applies to this project. See the file COPYING for details.

Introduction

Quadromania is a board game. Your task is to restore the originating board filled with red stones. The computer will pick a named amount of 3×3 tile sets and will flip the colours of the selected tiles.

This means a red tile will become green, a green one the next colour in the amount of colours, red again in the simplest case. You select the amount of colours to use and the amount of initial rotations.

In the running game click on the center point of a 3×3 tile set to exchange that selected set following the rules above. Restore the board full of red stones before you reach the limit of maximum turns.

Quadromania is a work in progress. I currently lack the time to do a decent development on it. However the current alpha release is somewhat playable and working.

Screenshots

Requirements

  • GNU C Compiler (preferrably 3.2 but works with older ones as well)
  • GNU Make
  • SDL
  • SDL_image

You can find SDL and SDL_image at the SDL website.

The current release adds support for autoconf and automake.

Downloads

NOTICE: This is currently alpha software. Do not expect everything to work. It may crash or even do not compile!
Each archive contains a file called INSTALL. This contains installation instructions.

Gopher Test Project

This is our Gopher Test Project. It concludes my research concerning this vintage hypertext protocol. It included the development of an experimental server.

Resources

Outdated as of October 18th 2007.

Experimental Gopher server in bash

This is our first implementation of the Gopher protocol. It is written in Bash. It needs some tweaking. It should be run from inetd. No more instructions provided – see the code for details.
Download (7.7 K)