IBX-100 on-line tricks
This opens a brief status document. You can then reload it, or go 'Previous' (Function - 2).
Notice the date is 1970. This is because the IBX-100 does not have a battery backed RTC like,
well, practically every other Acorn-based machine since the Master... It was, I guess, deemed
that having an RTC was a waste of money when it would not be used for much.
The stored settings are held in a small NVRAM (4K?).
Interestingly, a small module 'fakes' the standard RISC OS-like CMOS RAM configurations at start-up. That's why you cannot
*Configure a certain thing, and have the setting
be remembered. There is no old-style CMOS RAM, and what is there is simply an emulation.
This opens a document detailing memory use, how much, where, and what. Again, you can then reload it, or go 'Previous' (Function - 2).
This is the it doesn't work option. I think it would if the file specified pointed to a valid HTML file, maybe in file:/cache:/ (that doesn't work either!). Annoyingly, it does not appear that Fresco will list directory contents if you give it a directory path instead of a file path, and it wouldn't open the !Boot.!Run file. Hmmm...
They've made the thing disturbingly drool-proof! :-)
Here comes the 'exploit'...
THIS WILL CRASH YOUR BUSH INTERNET BOX!!!
There's always one, isn't there?
This doesn't seem to crash your box properly, so the watchdog doesn't kick in. Instead, the cog wheels freeze and the creamy yellow background (of the cog wheels) flashes white and cream like mad. The only way I've found to get out of this is to pull the plug...