ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby simonm » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:59 pm

Really looking forward to meeting you all.
I'm driving over by car (I only live 20mins away) so can bring along spare TVs computers etc. if that's of interest.
I also have a poorly dual disk drive - it used to work, but it stopped powering up, but would love to get it going again so I can backup some disks. If I bring it along, I'd be super grateful if any of you hardware whizkids might be able to help me fix it! I also have a poorly CUB. :(
I was planning to use the time to archive some of my old 5.25 floppies, some of which are showing a bit of mould, and I'd love to get some supervision on best ways to do this without knacking my drives!
Might even bring my 30 year old atom that I've never even tried powering up.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby roland » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:15 pm

simonm wrote:Might even bring my 30 year old atom that I've never even tried powering up.


Then will it probably work :lol:
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby sixxdog_uk » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:50 pm

jms2 wrote:Hey Alex, I've paid as well... hopefully! Please let me know if you've received it.



Ahhh great , i was wondering who the other payment was from , didn't recognise the name.

Many Thanks.

Will update the list now.


Alex :)

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Prime » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:23 am

Right hotel booked so see everyone there.

Cheers.

Phill.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby flaxcottage » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:00 am

Will be there Saturday and Sunday. Commuting as I live just up the M1 from the hotel. It will be great to see everyone again.

I'll be bringing an Econet if anyone needs it. :D
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby daveejhitchins » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:36 am

Now, hopfully, this is in the right place . . . :oops:

Well . . . despite Mrs H knowing about this meeting for several months she's booked us both to go to Antigua from the 19th to the 31st :shock: :cry: So, unfortunately, I'm not going to make this meeting! Please put my 'deposit' into the fund for extra drinks/cakes etc.

Lots of photos and descriptions, please . . . I hope to have 'tinternet access, but I'm not sure, as we'll be on some rich dudes yacht which is being skippered by Mrs H's youngest - owners are away, of course! I suppose the destination is some sort of compensation, however . . . . :roll:

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby kieranhj » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:16 pm

I just had a quick PM with Alex and I'm now going to come along on both Saturday & Sunday as a "no kitter." I'll just be lurking in the background with my laptop ripping VGM tunes in B-Em or doing some random coding and occasionally asking if I can try stuff on SimonM's real hardware. :D

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby sixxdog_uk » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:50 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:Now, hopfully, this is in the right place . . . :oops:

Well . . . despite Mrs H knowing about this meeting for several months she's booked us both to go to Antigua from the 19th to the 31st :shock: :cry: So, unfortunately, I'm not going to make this meeting! Please put my 'deposit' into the fund for extra drinks/cakes etc.

Lots of photos and descriptions, please . . . I hope to have 'tinternet access, but I'm not sure, as we'll be on some rich dudes yacht which is being skippered by Mrs H's youngest - owners are away, of course! I suppose the destination is some sort of compensation, however . . . . :roll:

Dave H :D



Gutted you can't make it Dave , remind me next time we have a East Midlands one that you have already paid mate.

Chat Soon,

Alex.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby daveejhitchins » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:55 am

sixxdog_uk wrote:remind me next time we have a East Midlands one that you have already paid mate.

Nah! put it towards any incidentals you have e.g. coffee and biscuits etc. :D

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby sixxdog_uk » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:42 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
sixxdog_uk wrote:remind me next time we have a East Midlands one that you have already paid mate.

Nah! put it towards any incidentals you have e.g. coffee and biscuits etc. :D

Dave H :D



You are a gent , many thanks mate.

Alex

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Prime » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:10 pm

Right as meetup is almost upon us.......

Anything anyone wants me to bring at the weekend, will have my scope and soldering kit with me, will probably bring some PC drive test kit as I did last time, someone mentioned bringing an Atom to get working, will probably bring one of mine too.

Anything else?

Cheers.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby JonC » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:21 pm

Prime wrote:
Anything else?



Any chance you could bring a couple of those leg/pin things (no idea what they're called sorry :oops: ) as used on the Master Ramboard to plug it into the 6502 socket on the Electron?

I've managed to snap a couple of the pins so need to replace em! :roll:
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby IanS » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:21 pm

What time are people planning to get there on Friday?

Is anyone bringing an Eprom programmer that can handle a 2532 (for an Atom). Or a 21V 2764?

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby lazarusr » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:31 pm

IanS wrote:What time are people planning to get there on Friday?

I'll be there on Thursday evening. But then I am a bit odd.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:22 pm

I'll be there at some odd time between Friday morning and early afternoon...
I'm traveling south from Doncaster and stopping on-route at Nottingham.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby flynnjs » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:45 am

I should be there around 13:00 on Friday.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Prime » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:19 am

JonC wrote:Any chance you could bring a couple of those leg/pin things (no idea what they're called sorry :oops: ) as used on the Master Ramboard to plug it into the 6502 socket on the Electron?

I've managed to snap a couple of the pins so need to replace em! :roll:


Yeah sure, I might actually be pursuaded to replace em for you too as I'll have my soldering iron.

IanS, I'll bring my Wellon, I believe that can program 2516/2532, had to do some 2516 recently for the PET board I was repairing (the one I got from Multiwizard at Cambridge last year).

Actually as I live in Coventry, even if I forget anything, I can pop back home in an hour or so :) I'll probably be arriving about mid afternoon.

Cheers.

Phill.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:10 pm

I've arrived :D

About to go and find the food area...

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby jgharston » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:52 pm

Setting off in about an hour. ETA 5pm-ish.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Prime » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:34 pm

Just setting off from Coventry would expect to be there 3.00-3.30ish.

Cheers.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby oss003 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:52 pm

Ok guys, have fun ......... (pictures please) .. :wink:

Greetings
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby lazarusr » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:55 pm

1024MAK wrote:I've arrived :D

About to go and find the food area...

Mark

Can't see you there...

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:56 pm

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Fieldhead Hotel, Markfield Lane, Markfield.
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:58 pm

lazarusr wrote:
1024MAK wrote:I've arrived :D

About to go and find the food area...

Mark

Can't see you there...

I was in the bar / food area until about 14:16...
Ran the battery down on my phone, so checked into my room :D

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:00 pm

You know it's cold in this part of the world when no one sits outside at a pub!
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby lazarusr » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:01 pm

1024MAK wrote:You know it's cold in this part of the world when no one sits outside at a pub!
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There were people there, but they fell off... :lol:

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:05 pm

No, the Apple fell from the tree :twisted:
Hence the edit to undo Oz mode... ](*,)
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby roland » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:13 pm

Have a nice weekend guys !
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:43 pm

A slight delay... but we are now in the room.
The soon to be glowing extension leads will keep us warm... :mrgreen:

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby CMcDougall » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:17 pm

Have fun! 8)
been doing 160miles a day :evil: at work, so an extra 260 X2 is too much.
Mind & do a group pic, as you all forgot last time too [-(
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