|MLDL2000: ROM images and the like|
Message #1 Posted by Vieira, L. C. (Brazil) on 12 Nov 2005, 1:08 p.m.
Hi MLDL2K owners, all;
I want to know who of you is/are interested on sharing experiences, ROM images and related stuff about the HP41. I myself have only a few ROM modules and peripherals, most of them are already available to be downloaded form other places. Anyway, I have two different card reader versions (F and G), one of them (F) with the weird bug when keying in parameters and using correction key (maybe it is due to hardware instead of software, who knows). I also have an Extended IO module that, surprisingly, returns BAD after ROMCHK. The others are X-Functions (don't remember version), Financial 1C and Navigation 1B. And we can count on the existing ROM of my 82143A peripheral printer, Wand (82153), HPIL and IR Printer Module 82242A.
I want to go ahead with MCODE programming, too.
Maybe some guys think it is some sort of time wasting when dealing with such past-due technology, but what calls my attention to the HP41 is that high-tech, current technology seems to be too close to it that it seems the HP41 is up-to-date technology as well. Seeing Meindertīs boards connected to the HP41 ports and working so tuned with it makes me wonder about what the HP41 represented in its time.
Please, anyone that actually wants to share experiences, I'm 'all ears'. I have never programmed in HP41 MCODE before, and I am yet studying, so I have too much more to read and listen than to talk, but I'd like very much to share whatever I achieve as well.
Best regards and thanks.
Luiz (Brazil) - lcvieira (at) quantica (dot) com (dot) br