What's New 2017

Please see below for 2017 updates to BeebMaster

17th December 2017 For the final update of 2017, and exactly 7 years to the day that I took these pictures, a short set in my occasional festive series. This year's theme is - Christmas is a time for DeBeebing!

This update means that I have finally finished the final set from 2010, and as I finished the last sets from 2011 in the previous update, it means I will start 2018 only 6 years behind!

Come back in January for more!
2nd December 2017 More Domesday for December:
A set showing the use of datasets on the Domesday National Disc. My VFS Utilities ROM, now version 2.1.
And some BBC Laserdisc:
BBC Video 3000 series discs. And the 9000 series discs, plus an update to my collection of 5000 series titles.
20th November 2017 On the occasion of the Platinum Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, I hope you will take a look at my special update to mark this mammoth milestone in Royal History.
6th November 2017 November is traditionally Domesday time round here, so 2017 is no exception:
A comparison of the different methods of communication between the Master AIV and LV-ROM Player. A survey of the six different information types used on the National Disc.
An examination of the contents of the National Disc essay. An in depth look at using data maps on the Domesday System.
1st October 2017 Today I bring you:
Examining maximum frame numbers supported by the Domesday VP415. A look at decoding some of the readings in Diagnostic Mode.
A set looking at the different methods for invoking a search on the Domesday National Disc. Assessing the effects of halting the VP415 on its readiness to continue.
1st September 2017 Starting with more catch-up today of miscellaneous remnants I haven't found a place for previously:
More BeebShop nostalgia, looking at how I used to make sideways RAM modules. A recording of Station 128 from February 2011.
Further BeebShoppery, making disc drive power leads. A find from Yorkshire TV in 2011.
Emergency monitor replacement during Domesday XXV. A video showing the Digital Services Digistore in action.
A rare, and frankly very considerably overdue update to my Tea section, the first for seven-and-a-half years, showing my set of White and Gold china. Apart from a very short set from December 2010 which I am saving for Christmas, that completes my outstanding pictures I've tried to clear over the last couple of months dating from 2007 to October 2011. Still a long way to go, but at least the miscellaneous bits from several years ago are out of the way, so I can crack on beginning, in date order, with this set of my Blackadder laserdiscs from November 2011.
My collection of Encore Entertainment laserdisc Fawlty Towers releases. And on a related theme, some Monty Python laserdiscs.
Remote control for the Pioneer CLD-2950. A look at the Laserkaraoke style LV discs.
1st August 2017 A bit of a catch-up of bits and bobs today:
The last remaining picture from 2007, here's a look at a Torch SCSI interface. And the final set from 2009, a quick look at Flowers of Crystal.
An update to my BeebHelp section with a bit of assistance on working with Binary.... ...and Hexadecimal, in my final set from April 2010. Catching up very gradually!
1st June 2017 Take a look at today's offering:
A new set showing the Find function on the Domesday Community Disc. Key to features found in Community Disc maps.
More on my collection of BBC Video laserdisc, showing the 6000 catalogue series. And the 7000 series.
Sometimes errors creep in, as shown here.... ...and here.
1st May 2017 Here's what I have for you on this, the 14th anniversary of the founding of the BeebMaster website:
8 new picture sets all about my Digital Services Digistore, with new photographs and sets showing the Digistore in use, backup, restore, Streamer Control ROM, OSWORD calls, utilities, sector reading and SCSI command calls. My first outing of 2017, the BeebMaster annual trip to the Wakefield Acorn and RISC OS Computer Show.
A special look at my favourite item from Wakefield 2017, the very rare Acorn Communicator. My annual anniversary update brings with it the customary appeal to all visitors to have a trawl around the site and remember not to neglect my sections dedicated to non-Acorn topics - why not start with a look at my Royal section, with new picture sets showing a visit to the Royal Mews and Gloriana.
8th April 2017 Here's what I have for you today:
Using the CLD-D515 with a CLV laserdisc. And now a CD-Video.
On the subject of playback media, here's an update to my collection of 1000 series BBC Video laserdiscs. And the start of my 5000 series collection of discs.
3rd March 2017 As the snow clears, let's see what March brings:
My last ever look at Teletext before the analogue switch-off, from a Yorkshire hotel room in July 2011. Another addition to my collection of laserdisc players, the Pioneer CLD-D515.
A video showing the internal workings of the CLD-D515. Using the CLD-D515 with a CAV laserdisc.
6th February 2017 Today is a special Royal update, for what has been termed - mainly by coin manufacturers - the Sapphire Jubilee, and the first one this country has ever had, at that! However we term it, today sees the record-breaking 65th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and I hope you will take a look at the colourful pageantry of the Mexico State Visit from March 2015 to mark this miraculous milestone.
6th January 2017 2017 is here and I'm back with these first updates for the new year:
I've revamped and updated my section on Domesday Rescue to include my 30th anniversary antics. A set showing Domesday Rescue going on during 2014.
Testing the newly copied Domesday data under ADFS. More efforts during 2016 at rescuing the Domesday Data.
Back in November, I was allowed out into the Community to a Beeb-related meet-up in Bolton. On the subject of shows, here's something that officially formed part of my attendance at last year's Wakefield show - a set showing Arthur OS.
I hope you will take the opportunity of the new year to have a good look round BeebMaster, and that invitation is also extended to my new fans over on Reddit, who discovered the Domesday Project during the last few minutes of 2016. I'll be back in early February with more!

For previous updates, please see here.