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 flynnjs » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:11 am

Arrived Friday at aruond 15:30.
First job was to set up a repair station.

First casualty was my own German B. With no schematic and some help from Hoglet's ICE narrowed down 4 duff DRAMs.
Now have a working German B.

Second casualty was a rare ARM development Tube Co Pro which lets lots of smoke out of the PSU. A couple of caps later and Sphere was running again.
Beautiful!

Saturday will be spent improving the code for USB Econet and doing some other repairs.

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

Postby jbnbeeb » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:46 am

Paul wrote:Really looking forward to coming tomorrow. What time is the centre open from?

Cheers,

Paul.

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

Postby sPhilMainwaring » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:47 am

jbnbeeb wrote:
Paul wrote:Really looking forward to coming tomorrow. What time is the centre open from?

Cheers,

Paul.

See top post


10am officially Paul ... maybe open at 9:30ish :)

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

Postby daveejhitchins » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:56 am

sPhilMainwaring wrote:DaveH ... this one's for my family really but I don't mind sharing it to give a flavour :)

Lovely weather to be sat indoors pulling the blinds to get rid of annoying screen glare :p

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKYxUU0n_BE
Thank Phil, brilliant, thought I was there, for a moment . . . New van?

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

Postby sPhilMainwaring » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:16 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
sPhilMainwaring wrote:DaveH ... this one's for my family really but I don't mind sharing it to give a flavour :)

Lovely weather to be sat indoors pulling the blinds to get rid of annoying screen glare :p

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKYxUU0n_BE
Thank Phil, brilliant, thought I was there, for a moment . . . New van?

Dave H :mrgreen:


No ... same old van :)

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

Postby daveejhitchins » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:20 am

sPhilMainwaring wrote:No ... same old van :)
I'm sure it was a white one at one of the Bolton meets - or do I need to go to Spec Savers (again)? :lol:

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

Postby jgharston » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:23 am

I got home from work so exhausted yesterday that I only woke up an hour ago, so won't be able to make it.

Best wishes to all at the meet. :)

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

Postby Arcadian » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:25 pm

Couple of photos... LOTS of projects on the go here!
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby Multiwizard » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:33 pm

jgharston wrote:I got home from work so exhausted yesterday that I only woke up an hour ago, so won't be able to make it.

:(

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

Postby trixster » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:06 pm

Arcadian wrote:Couple of photos... LOTS of projects on the go here!


Great photos! We need some labels hovering over peoples' heads so we know who you all are and what you're working on!
A3020 | A3000 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + RPi2 CoPro + VideoNuLA
BBC Master Turbo + DC | Atom | A1200 060 | A500 | Jaguar | A420/1
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby BigEd » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:09 pm

Anyone and everyone - please help yourself to the flapjacks and brownies on my beeb - they are for sharing!
Ed

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Postby Multiwizard » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:44 pm

BigEd wrote:Anyone and everyone - please help yourself to the flapjacks and brownies on my beeb - they are for sharing!
Ed

I had two of each... :mrgreen:


Greetings,Wim... :-)

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

Postby dp11 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:21 pm

If you need anything let me know, I see what I can sort out.

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Postby Multiwizard » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:24 pm

dp11 wrote:If you need anything let me know, I see what I can sort out.
An air-co at at my back and a large carton of milk... :-D LOL

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

Postby sPhilMainwaring » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:24 pm

Nice flapjacks ... thanks Ed :)

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

Postby daveejhitchins » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:39 pm

BigEd wrote:Anyone and everyone - please help yourself to the flapjacks and brownies on my beeb - they are for sharing!
Ed
Thanks, Ed :mrgreen: :lol:

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

Postby dp11 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:29 pm

if i was to bring kit tomorrow would there be space ?

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

Postby sirmorris » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:56 pm

A few photos from today - all random - any apparent favouritism implied by the many shots of super high tech equipment purely co-incidental ;)

It was most excellent putting faces to names at last!

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

Postby nudelooney » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:54 pm

Hi everyone!

I had a blast today - many thanks to everyone who made it awesome!

After about 10 mins there, I had enough inspiration and ideas for new projects to last me for the next year or two. In particular to the pleasant gent with the EuroBeeb who let me 'help', to Sarah for listening to me for hours and hours, and to Hoglet (I think) for his use of the RasPi as a gfx output for his Atom (with your permission I'd very much like to use that project for my own computer!) and to CCH for letting me route around upstairs.

Cheers all!

Kris.

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

Postby roland » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:16 pm

Thanks for the pictures. Already looking out for Bolton in November \:D/
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby BigEd » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:07 am

Today I offer the Hob-Nob, the ordinary Hob-Nob and the milk choc Hob-Nob. Help yourselves!

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

Postby flaxcottage » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:16 am

Great day yesterday and met some new faces! :D

Thanks to the museum and organisers for putting on the meet. Having looked 'upstairs' I now know what a mammoth task it is to archive BBC micro educational software - there is literally tons of it!!! :shock:

I did manage to archive a whole box of Longman software, though there wasn't time to scan all the documentation. I discovered another form of copy-proofing as well (more later).

Have a good second day everyone. Not staying for today was the right choice for Mrs Flaxcottage - her birthday came first. :wink:
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby lazarusr » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:37 pm

Another great weekend. Thanks again to Jason (jbnbeeb) for all the hard work organising it and to Jason (F.) for hosting us.

I thought it was a great venue and the presence of the public added another interesting dimension. tricky's games were (unsurprisingly) a great hit with the public. I got the impression they were somewhat perplexed by the rest of us! :lol:

Jason (F.) said he was keen to host us again (indeed, he would welcome our making it a regular fixture). I, for one, would love to go again.

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

Postby Lion » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:24 pm

I hope everyone enjoyed ABug South today - one of the worst things about moving away from the UK was leaving the Acorn community.

Thank you to everyone posting photos. :)

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

Postby BigEd » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:32 pm

Very good indeed - my first ABug! Thanks to everyone who made it happen.

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

Postby oss003 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:25 pm

Home again ........ :)

It was a great meeting and I liked it very much.
Thanks Jason and JasonF for the organisation and hospitallity.
Once again .... It was great .... =D>
Next year same time? .... :lol:

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

Postby IanS » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:01 pm

Great weekend, Thanks to everyone involved in attending or organising.

I took very few photos and the only that is worth posting here is a photo of the Saturday evening meal. Didn't look much like a garden to me.
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby tricky » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:45 am

Thanks everyone for making it a great weekend for me. I enjoyed talking to everyone about programming, hardware, software, stuff I didn't understand and finding out that there are many "special" people involved in our hobby.
Special thanks to flynnjs for sorting a beeb donated to me by one of the other members here and for solving the mystery of the screen corruption on jbnbeeb's master - apparently some 6845 manufacturers don't recommend writing to its registered fittings the displayed part of the screen, which does restrict things somewhat.

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

Postby Multiwizard » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:23 pm

After 7 hours travelling so happy to be back at my family :-D

But also sad I had to leave beautiful UK and all the nice people I know... :cry:


I had a great time and like to thank all the people organising this and others being there, again many thanks... =D>

I took over 165 pickies with my camera and after selecting the better ones I still have 44, because I can't decide which one to pick I've uploaded randomly... :?

Later tonight on my Facebook I'm gonna upload all the selected pickies (47) in a folder :D ...


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

Postby Pernod » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:23 pm

Sounds like it was a successful weekend. Looking forward to hearing what was accomplished/fixed/dumped/archived etc.
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