The April meeting of the TI-Chips was called to order, and the reading of the March minutes was waived. (Actually, the reading of the minutes was waived because I forgot to bring them to the meeting. My bad.)
Lin Shaw gave the Treasurer's report and Les Kee reported the club's disk library was still intact. (What ever that meant.)
There was some concern voiced as to the lack of updates to our Web site. Much like dead air during a radio broadcast, visitors to our Web site would be led to the erroneous conclusion that the TI-Chips were no longer in existence. Alternative solutions to this problem were discussed, and we are hoping that this dilemma will be solved in the near future.
I reported that voting for the Jim Peterson Achievement Awards was going well as we approached the April 30 deadline. The winners will be announced the week of May 1st.
I reported that our President, Nina Mae Hoffman, has been hospitalized in ICU and her husband, Harry, our newsletter editor, fell down the basement stairs and broke his arm in three places. Both Nina Mae and Harry are in need of some cheering up. Therefore we will be sending Get Well cards to them in hope for a quick recovery.
Les Kee brought in copies of an article about the LINUX operating system being made for the Apple MAC computer. (Thanks for the information, Les.)
I reported that I took the jump and downloaded and installed Cory Burr's
Win994a simulator into my Compaq laptop. It must be noted that I decided to give this simulator a try only after Rich Polivka's articles about
Win994a. I said I was happy to report that it was well worth the effort.
Win994a downloaded from www.99er.net/win994a.shtml and installed flawlessly. This utility operates in the Windows environment, and enables me to enjoy programming in TI Basic as well as various versions of Extended Basic. This well written program also allows me to pick and run many favorite TI game and utility carts.
Win994a is not an emulator. It is, however, a terrific simulator of the TI-99/4A computer. (I will bring in my Compaq to the May meeting to demo
The meeting was adjourned with the reminder that the next meeting of the TI-Chips will be held on the 17th of May, from 10:00AM 'til noon, in the Story Time Room of the North Royalton branch of the Cuyahoga County Library System.