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ABug Leicestershire Nov 2017 - Venue & Date confirmation

Postby sixxdog_uk » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:51 pm

THIS THREAD IS NOW CLOSED , PLEASE SEE BOOKING THREAD



ABUG NOVEMBER 2017.

I have just confirmed the booking for the November meeting , it will take place from the 17th to the 19th of November at the Field Head Hotel in Markfield Leicester.

The venue was so happy with the way things ran last time , that they have extended a special deal for us to have both rooms this time , which won't effect the attendance contribution , but means more of us can attend , which is awesome.

How we use this extra space will be discussed nearer the time. :)

So mark this one in your diary , it'll be the last one of 2017 , so why not make it an Xmas themed geek fest.

Thanks for everyone who attends these events , without you guys it could never happen.

I'll open a booking thread nearer the time.

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby lazarusr » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:47 pm

Never mind the booking thread; put my name down now!

Well done on the arrangements. Excellent news.

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby danielj » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:48 pm

Likewise!

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby sixxdog_uk » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:48 pm

lazarusr wrote:Never mind the booking thread; put my name down now!

Well done on the arrangements. Excellent news.



Duly noted sir ;)

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby sixxdog_uk » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:49 pm

danielj wrote:Likewise!



:D

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Postby daveejhitchins » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:39 pm

And me . . . I'll try and get there, this time :D

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby flaxcottage » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:02 pm

What everyone else said goes for me. The venue was great and oh, yes, the geek room was good too! :lol:
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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Prime » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:05 pm

Would be silly to miss this one as it's just up the road from me, so put me down :)

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby hoglet » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:31 pm

I'll definitely come to this one.

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Postby JonC » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:50 pm

Me too please Alex! :mrgreen:
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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Arcadian » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:08 pm

sixxdog_uk wrote:I'll open a booking thread nearer the time.

I think this has already become the booking thread, Alex! ;)

Anyway, well done on getting the extra room thrown in - I'll wait and see what your ideas are for it, but if required I'd be more than happy to set my gear up (likely running homebrew/retro software games).
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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby sixxdog_uk » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:23 am

Ok so looks like there is a fair bit of interest right off the bat. I'll need to go and reacquaint myself with the layout of the second room to see how many extra attendees we can accommodate then we need to decide how to use this extra space.

The way I see it and jump in if I'm sounding mad....

(1) A continuation of the main room
(2) A space for quieter coding projects where you can hear yourself think. ;)
(3) An area more dedicated to repairs and hardware development.
(4) An area for econet fans and or possible gaming?
(5) something else???

Jump in with any ideas, obviously some people would prefer to be in the main area and others might not care so we need to look at that before making up attendee lists.

But noted all the will attends so far ;)

I've also posted this in FarceBook ;)

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby lazarusr » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:11 am

For me, the best part of these events is the social/interactive/collaborative stuff. I say that knowing that, at times, I am guilty of having become rather too engrossed in the project I am working on to the detriment of socialising. However, we use the rooms, it is important that we don't divide into two distinct groups. I think we need to have a rule that people must divide their time between both rooms regardless of where their kit is based.

Having said that, the idea of a Wireless EcoWAN® between the two rooms seems really cool and surely must be do-able with the assembled talent.

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby sixxdog_uk » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:00 am

lazarusr wrote:For me, the best part of these events is the social/interactive/collaborative stuff. I say that knowing that, at times, I am guilty of having become rather too engrossed in the project I am working on to the detriment of socialising. However, we use the rooms, it is important that we don't divide into two distinct groups. I think we need to have a rule that people must divide their time between both rooms regardless of where their kit is based.

Having said that, the idea of a Wireless EcoWAN® between the two rooms seems really cool and surely must be do-able with the assembled talent.


I see a patent in the pipeline ;) Wireless EcoWAN® :lol:

I'm easy Robert , I'll go with the flow and whatever people decide , I personally love the social side of things , which is why I never get anything meaningful done :lol:

I was thinking maybe giving people who want to perform repairs and upgrades a bit more space than could be provided in the main room , just one of many possibilities.

As always I'm guided by the masses ;)

But I do agree it would be a shame if we became two camps as it were.

I'd be happy to set my kit up in the second space if that would help and free up a space in the main room for a more worthy geek guru ;)

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Postby danielj » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:46 am

All you need for econet is midi cables :D

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Postby sixxdog_uk » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:53 pm

danielj wrote:All you need for econet is midi cables :D

d.



EcoNet over Wi-Fi would be awesome , it's only a stones throw from EcoNet over TCP/IP ;)

Imagine a world wide communication network?

Ahhh it would never catch on. :lol:

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby jbnbeeb » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:38 pm

Hi there,

Please add me to the attendee list :) !!
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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby z0m8ied0g » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:10 pm

Noooo.... Why? This is the same as last year, my other (better) half's birthday (and she's 40) so I'll be busy that weekend :(
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Postby roland » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:33 pm

z0m8ied0g wrote:Noooo.... Why? This is the same as last year, my other (better) half's birthday (and she's 40) so I'll be busy that weekend :(


Didn't you visit the ABUG in Bolton in November on Sunday last year? I think we've met there...
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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby IanS » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:19 pm

lazarusr wrote:I think we need to have a rule that people must divide their time between both rooms regardless of where their kit is based.

:o :o :o Really?

How do you plan to enfore this rule?

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Postby z0m8ied0g » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:11 pm

roland wrote:Didn't you visit the ABUG in Bolton in November on Sunday last year? I think we've met there...

Yep managed to get there on the Sunday after a lot of negotiation, don't think that's gonna work this time (although i'll give it a try :D)
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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby lazarusr » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:02 am

IanS wrote:How do you plan to enfore this rule?

Anyone who spends a whole day in one room only will have their Acorn kit confiscated for one hour and replaced with a ZX81. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously though, I don't imagine any need to enforce it. Just need to remind people that there are two rooms and to try to spend some time in both rooms. I think saying it should be enough.

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby sixxdog_uk » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:04 am

lazarusr wrote:
IanS wrote:How do you plan to enfore this rule?

Anyone who spends a whole day in one room only will have their Acorn kit confiscated for one hour and replaced with a ZX81. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously though, I don't imagine any need to enforce it. Just need to remind people that there are two rooms and to try to spend some time in both rooms. I think saying it should be enough.



I'll just spend as much time as possible in one area , until people get bored of my ill informed and frankly socially annoying behaviour , before moving on to inflict my own special brand of irritation to another group of unsuspecting folk. :lol:

A second area poses its own challenges but its got to be worth a try, at least for one meeting and see how it goes. :?:

Open to suggestions as always.

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Prime » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:10 pm

lazarusr wrote:
IanS wrote:How do you plan to enfore this rule?

Anyone who spends a whole day in one room only will have their Acorn kit confiscated for one hour and replaced with a ZX81. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I would imagine that for some of us that might not be a problem.......

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby nudelooney » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:27 pm

As I failed to turn up for the January meet ('cos of surgery) I'd very much like to get to this one instead! Add me too!

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby flynnjs » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:44 pm

I should be able to make this. Please put me down.

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Postby sixxdog_uk » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:04 pm

flynnjs wrote:I should be able to make this. Please put me down.


Will certainly do that mate , and i promise not to dump my 415 on your table all weekend. :lol:

Ok cant promise , but will try really hard not to. :roll:

Thanks as always.

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Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:15 am

I hope to be able to make it to this one again, so please record me as attending :D

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