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Convert numbers, create playfields, spellcheck your REMs, and more.

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Simple Calculator

 

 

 

 

 

Programming Equivalents

This is a conversion utility to change hex to decimal or binary to hex or whatever combination you need. All you do is put the number you want to convert into the appropriate box (type it or paste it), then hit the Enter key or left click anywhere within the gray utility area to see the results. This tool was improved by bogax at AtariAge in a few ways, including the interactive byte section at the top of the tool.

 

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Decimal:

Hexadecimal:

Binary:

Ternary:

Quintal:

Octal:

 
Reversed Playfield Variables Normal

 

The tool above is for batari Basic users who want to draw small areas of the playfield. The standard playfield uses 4 variables for each row (8 bits x 4 = 32). You can access these variables directly (var0 through var47). The second and fourth playfield variables of each row have a reversed bit order, so the tool gives reversed numbers to the left and normal numbers to the right. Decimal and hexadecimal numbers are displayed (choose your favorite).

 

 

 

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Playfield Toy

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About the Playfield Toy

This is an old graph of the playfield in case anyone needs it. You must have JavaScript enabled to use it. Click inside of each box to toggle the color. It will also create playfield data for you below the graph, but the playfield editor in Visual batari Basic is much better. You can change row height, row colors, copy and paste, preview in emulator and more. Although the VbB playfield editor is better, I'll still leave this playfield toy here for those who can't use VbB. If you want to clear the graph and playfield data, simply refresh/reload the page.

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REM Firefox Spellcheck

If you use Firefox to spell check your text, you can paste your code in the text box below and see if you have any misspelled words in your REM statements.

 

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In Case You Didn’t Know

Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I’ve been taking Jarrow B-Right for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.

 

Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn’t bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can’t tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.

 

Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. Whenever I need a new air cleaner (with negative ion generator), I buy it from surroundair.com. A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.

 

Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground.

 

Hydrofracking is bad for you, your family, your friends, and the environment.

Disclaimer

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