ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby leenew » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:16 pm

Will there be any time or opportunity for anyone to archive the MIA titles that the centre has?
Either by backing up the files, or even tape-to-taping them.
I haven't got my list to hand but it maybe 6 to 12 titles.
If permission can be given before the meeting, and I can supply a list, so the titles are made available, if no one else volunteers, I will see if I can get time to come down myself.
I don't even have to be in the meeting room. But if I have to be, then I am only very small and am good at fitting in corners :D
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby pau1ie » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:48 pm

I intend to be there and am happy to help in any way I can. I don't have any equipment, so I expect I will have to ask if we can use theirs unless anyone else has anything.

I notice they sell discs, so that is OK. Of course I have no idea what I am doing, but there will be plenty of people I can ask!
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby leenew » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:02 pm

It looks almost impossible for me to get there :(
The ideal solution, If possible, would be to get permission to take the MIA tapes away for careful archiving and then return them.
What is the possibility of this happening Jason?
I will post my list of titles they have as soon as I return from my hols on Monday..
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby jbnbeeb » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:49 pm

Hi Lee,
there's room for a couple more people to come along and mill about - it's just that there'll be no space to sit at a table..those spaces are definitely all allocated barring one person who's only coming on saturday.

If you want people to look for software if you can't make it down, I'm sure that'll be fine. They've already said they'll let us explore their "attic" with tonnes of h/w s/w after museum opening hours. Just let me know what you're after ..

Edit: as for taking away and archiving: I don't know. I'll ask. They've been difficult to get hold of recently but I'll be making a concerted effort over coming days as we're getting ever closer to the meet up dates. Will post back when I have news.

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Postby Paul » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:11 am

Is there space for one more "milling" person? This would be the first one I could actually make! Understand if not.

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Postby jbnbeeb » Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:12 pm

Paul wrote:Is there space for one more "milling" person? This would be the first one I could actually make! Understand if not.

Paul.


I don't think Lee's coming along.

I think we could only squeeze two more people to permanently be in the room alongside everyone that's on the list (and be without seat at a table).

The rest of the museum is pretty big so if people want to come along for the day, check the
museum out and come visit the room where ABUG is , that's fine.. The room will be open throughout the weekend for any museum visitor to have a nosey/have a chat to us..

So I guess in short: if you and one other come along for the weekend with no seat guaranteed, that's fine.. thereafter, anyone else will have to be a normal museum visitor, and may not be able be in the room all day if other visitors want to pop in.

I hope I'm not sounding like some kind of strict schoolmaster :oops: (!).. I'm just mindful that the room is only so big, all tables are occupied and members of the public will be passing through the room too.

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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby Multiwizard » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:49 pm

Hi,

I'm pleased to tell that Stuart McKears will also visiting us at this meeting... \:D/

I contacted him about this meeting several months ago... :mrgreen:

He will arrive Saturday around midday for a few hours... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby jbnbeeb » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:30 pm

Multiwizard wrote:Hi,

I'm pleased to tell that Stuart McKears will also visiting us at this meeting... \:D/

I contacted him about this meeting several months ago... :mrgreen:

He will arrive Saturday around midday for a few hours... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)


Hi - I've not heard of this chap. Was he involved in the design of the Atom or some such?
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby Multiwizard » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:17 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:
Multiwizard wrote:Hi,

I'm pleased to tell that Stuart McKears will also visiting us at this meeting... \:D/

I contacted him about this meeting several months ago... :mrgreen:

He will arrive Saturday around midday for a few hours... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)


Hi - I've not heard of this chap. Was he involved in the design of the Atom or some such?

He did work for ECCE Productions and has written lots of programs for the Atom, he also did write ATOMIC MACHINE CODE and some other books.

http://www.mckears.com/stusoftfr.htm

He told me he has already notified the Centre about his visit.


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby daveejhitchins » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:39 pm

Hmm! I may not be able to make this event, after all :cry: I'm currently in Margate hospital with another bout of cellulitis :? It started early Friday morning. Friday afternoon I was blue lighted to Margate from Deal. Boy that ambulance driver could shift!

Supposed to be discharged this evening, however, it's got a lot worse since this morning, bugger . . . Different leg, this time (right). Max temp has been 39.8!

Anyway, I'll see how I recover this time - took a couple of weeks with my left leg. Hay-ho

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Postby davidb » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:06 pm

Get well soon, Dave! :D

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Postby roland » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:58 pm

Indeed, get well soon. And if you can't visit in Cambridge I truly hope you can join us in Bolton.
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Postby leenew » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:14 am

Yes get well soon Dave, there will be another meeting round the corner if you don't make this one...

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Postby tricky » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:31 am

Get well soon and watch that temperature. Dad survived 41.6, astonishing the hospital, but it did burn about 20 years of his memories and took months to get back to his old self.

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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby richardtoohey » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:35 am

Best wishes, Dave; hope you recover soon. :-D

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Postby oss003 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:41 am

Yes Dave, get well soon so you can make the Cambridge meeting. Who else is going to do all the Magic Electron stuff ...... LOL

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Postby lazarusr » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:09 am

Please do get better soon - lest, I fear, I will be trying to desolder things at all sorts of skew-whiff angles.

Seriously though, I really do hope you get better soon.

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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby daveejhitchins » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:14 am

Thanks guys, appreciated. I'll let you when they let me out . . .

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Postby BigEd » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:21 am

Ouch, that sounds awful - hope you have a speed recovery!

On the topic of bringing kit to the Cambridge meetup, will anyone be planning to bring an original ARM dev system copro, or original 6502 copro? I'd be interested to try running some benchmarks on them.

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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby hoglet » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:39 am

Hi Ed,
BigEd wrote:On the topic of bringing kit to the Cambridge meetup, will anyone be planning to bring an original ARM dev system copro, or original 6502 copro? I'd be interested to try running some benchmarks on them.

I've got an original 6502 Co Pro which you are welcome to borrow.

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Postby BigEd » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:52 am

That's great - thanks!

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Postby Arcadian » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:34 am

Oh dear Dave, hope that leg sorts itself out - it wouldn't be an ABug without you there! :(
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Postby 1024MAK » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:14 pm

Hi Dave H.

Very sorry to hear that life has thrown you a wobbler :(

I hope you have a speedy recovery.

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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby Pernod » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:56 am

They have a BBC with an Opus 8272 board and Opus DDOS 3.00 according to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09alLIz16ck

Any chance of it being found and dumped?
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby jbnbeeb » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:29 pm

TURKISH RESTAURANT

Hi all,
Been v busy so not had chance to update thread for a while.


I've updated the top post with those who have responded to my PM requesting whether those coming along would like to go to the restaurant on saturday night.


Can anyone who hasn't got back to me please reply ASAP by PM or post on this thread if that suits?

For info - the Turkish can also do burgers, pizzas, chips, chicken nuggets etc if you'd rather not eat Turkish food.

List of peeps I've not had a reply from:
Multiwizard (Wim)
sPhilMainwaring (Phil)
flynnjs (Jason)
JimRussell
Arcadian (Dave)
Bagpuss (Andy)
jgharston (Jonathan)
SarahWalker
nudelooney (Kris)
pau1ie (?)
sirmorris (Charlie)

I've seen various requests re dumping roms or looking for software etc.. - I'll have a trawl through the thread and update the top post with a collated list...

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Postby Arcadian » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:22 pm

Count me in for pizza and chips at the Turkish place!
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby jbnbeeb » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:55 pm

Hi, I've added these requests to top post for me to pass on to the museum. Have I missed anything? Any more requests to add? I've mailed below to museum and will phone them tomorrow.

- Request to search the attic for "Missing in Action (MIA)" software titles for Acorn machines - and to archive and catalogue these items. Archiving meaning taking a dump of files on tape or disk for storing on the bbcmicro.co.uk website as well as cataloguing for the Centre.
- A request to take a number of software titles offsite (borrow) for archiving and return them by post by an acceptable time thereafter.
- A request to take a dump of a ROM in one of the Centre BBC Micros (an MIA version of Opus DOS)
- Several people have offered to catalogue items for the Centre
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