Monthly Archives: September 2011

Is your technical documentation really effective?

Have you ever had to get back to your users and tell them: “this is documented in document xyz”? If so, do you think your users are mostly not reading the documentation, or reading it lightly? I think these both … Continue reading

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TAPClean FE updated again

Release 20110921 is out now. Binaries available for Windows for now. User Manual also updated. CBM File Restore preview not available in this revision. TAPClean 0.27-pre-4 is included (improvements in Freeload and Ocean New 2 scanners, plus Visiload scanner now … Continue reading

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TAPClean, Visiload modifier blocks, and CRC-32s

While adding support for “Narco Police” to TAPClean I noticed that without the “-extvisipatch” switch passed to it, the program will not take into account the CRC-32s of Visiload modifier blocks. In fact, these CRC-32s will be left to 0 … Continue reading

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Narco Police fell too

tapclean -extvisipatch -o NARCO_POLICE.TAP […] GENERAL INFO AND TEST RESULTS TAP Name : clean.NARCO_POLICE.tap TAP Size : 1659156 bytes (1620 kB) TAP Version : 1 Recognized : 100% Data Files : 1443 Pauses : 19 Gaps : 0 Magic CRC32 … Continue reading

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