About project

Greetings, my young inquisitive and creative reader.
I am very pleased with our meeting on the pages of the blog, which is dedicated to complementary education children and young people.

My name is Viktor, the pseudonym Pikhtelkin. The blog pages will offer important parameters: informativity and practical use.

I will try to transfer the content of articles and exercises with great love to young curious reader, using only personal experience, collected from October 22, 1982 year.

If material from other sources is used, then surely there will be links to those sites or books that the reader can visit or find on the internet.

October 22, 1982, by virtue of the circumstances, I first mastered the Wang 2200 MVP BASIC interpreter of the us programmable computing machine TRS-80, Russian copy of “Iskra 226”.

Since then, I’m no longer separated from computers to this day and work for them daily.

Now I have my own hand-assembled three system blocks, which are rotated monthly. The fourth computer is in reserve for suddenly arising tasks and experiments.

At that time, I could not even dream of a personal computer, since one hour of work on the car const 95 cents.

At that time, to solve the problems of the mathematical regressional analysis, it became necessary to process the files directly by the interpretator commands: open the file, write to the file, close the file.

Despite the absence of a file operating system, at that time it was a very powerful computer that allowed solving a large volume of tasks with the completion of the results of calculations, not only in text mode with documentation on the printer, but also in a graphical form – a graphic plotter.
14-inch black-and-white (14″ B/W) monitor was made in a single case with a calculator unit. The keyboard was already a separate unit. A number of F0-F31 function keys were already horizontal at the top of the keyboard.

Mouse manipulators and optical compact discs were not invented then. There were 8-inch one-sided, floppy disks, which, after small arrangement, became two-sided with power doubling.

Expressing deep gratitude to the talent of the American engineer WANG, I have to mention the lack of the TRS-80 computer – it’s a closed architecture.

The keyboard consisted not of letters, but of names of interpreter operators, for example the key: “PRINTUS” output immediately the result of the calculations for printing.

The opening of the open architecture concept goes beyond the scope of this article. It will be considered later if young readers of the blog are interested.

All materials for reading and manuals concern first of all those readers whose computer configuration coincides with my: Widows XP SP3, Monitor (3 x 5), the screen resolution is 1024 х 768 pixels.

If your configuration is different, expected, from the one I have given, then you have two choices:
Continue reading blog articles and doing exercises or go to my competitors for this search query.

The purpose of the blog is extremely simple – to help young readers in their studies and in life, thereby to achieve high attendance of the blog on my topic.

Kind regards, blogger Pikhtelkin.