Thursday, February 20, 2020

Hugo Winner Book Review: The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge

I found this novel rough going. I wanted to give up on it a few times, and I did set it aside for several weeks. But about half way through my interest picked up.

There is nothing wrong with the story or writing. For some reason the plot and characters did not particularly appeal to me and it is leans more towards "soft" science fiction where I am generally a fan of the "hard" genre.

It is very imaginative, and has some very poetic writing.


Francisco said...

Hello, I post a comment in your post of the curve tracer, I repost it in this post, because I need a response, please, I need your help:

Hello, I have two questions:
1) What is the capacitor value in your project (I can´t found a 470nf a 400V like the Ferreira project)?
2) In your design, yo only use two of the leads of the trimpot?

Thank you and sorry for my english and for the questions, Im a totally noob in electronics.

elephant said...

Would you be interested in a Heathkit AD-1308 audio spectrum analyzer? I built it and had it factory serviced under warranty due to a bad kit part. I have the manual. Operation is a little flakey and the memory button is missing.

Jonathan said...

Sorry for using this format to communicate, however I could not find any contact info for you. I have been looking through some of the resources you have on Github and in particular the 2k symbolic assembler. I have managed to get it at least functioning on my SBC, however I suspect there must be some set up required that I am missing. On your github, would it be possible to include an assembly file that demonstrates how you went about integrating the 2ksa into a monitor.

The way I have it currently set up, is from my monitor I jump directly to the MAIN routine in 2ksa, and it seems some of the zero page arguments may need to be initialized before this.

Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated.