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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby danielj » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:12 pm

I sort of envisage one person getting stuck fixing one beeb for an entire day, and paying for the privilege of doing it. Which wouldn't be much fun for them... Unless that's their bag...

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby leenew » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:35 pm

Hi Daniel,
Yes, it still sounds good in my head though.
A 45 minute A.B.C step by step guide - and BINGO! double-beep happiness and a beeb given away to a smiling child to rapturous applause.... :lol: =D>

In reality, like you say, it may be a poor sod stuck behind the scope and the soldering iron, cursing all day 'cos he hasn't had a chance to put down a high score on chuckie egg :roll:

Any takers :mrgreen:

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby danielj » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:52 pm

leenew wrote:In reality, like you say, it may be a poor sod stuck behind the scope and the soldering iron, cursing all day 'cos he hasn't had a chance to put down a high score on chuckie egg :roll:

Any takers :mrgreen:

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby trevj » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:07 pm

leenew wrote:A 45 minute A.B.C step by step guide - and BINGO! double-beep happiness and a beeb given away to a smiling child to rapturous applause.... :lol: =D>
Sounds good, but...
In reality, like you say, it may be a poor sod stuck behind the scope and the soldering iron, cursing all day 'cos he hasn't had a chance to put down a high score on chuckie egg :roll:
People could always bring their own soldering irons and buy any parts for sale at the show. But as the area's probably not going to be very big, the cramped conditions may be a safety concern... not to mention venue insurance and PAT certification, etc. :?

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby leenew » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:18 pm

In my head....

Dave H :D is in front of a large screen, projecting a huge image of the beeb being worked on by Mark Retroclinic.
Dave, dressed in tweeds, leather at the elbows, gesticulates with his laser pointer whilst eloquently describing the black art of fault finding
Mark deftly swoops to and fro with his probe, like an ancient wizard, rarely having to consult his schematic bibles.
The entranced crowd looks on in awe as the flat-lining beeb suddenly pulses to life, as Mark, (having his brow mopped by a shapely onlooker) stands to his full 2.5m height and proclaims "my work here is done" and strides confidently to the bar, his hair shimmering slightly under the fluorescent strip lights.....

to be continued...

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby sydney » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:07 pm

sydney wrote:I'm going to a wedding evening reception on that day but it's only a 2 hour drive so as long as I leave by 4.30 I should be ok. I think I'll be there too! :D


I've managed to convince my wife that I really don't need to go to the wedding as I barely know the couple anyway! WOOHOO!! Now I just need to convince my parents to have both kids overnight and I'm set!

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby flynnjs » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:10 pm

I have now also agreed my own stand with Chris which is good news!

See you all there. I won't be selling stuff but I will instead have a complete repair suite.

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby flaxcottage » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:59 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:What do you think? Two tables and share the cost? Let me know and I'll get back to Chris, this evening, with details.

Dave H :D


I had a similar email too. If there is any call I'd be willing to show my educational software and a robot arm working through a datacentre. I could also explain some elements of cracking software protection (simple stuff not some games). In that case I'd be willing to share the cost of table space.

What do people think?
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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby paulv » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:11 pm

I've been wondering myself whether to visit Wakefield this year. At the mo, I don't have any VIDC Enhancers made up but given the time scales, I could build some up for sale at the show. To that end, I'd be happy to contribute to the cost of a table and share some space if that's OK with others.

I wouldn't need much space, just enough for an A410/1 running with it's lid off to show how the things are fitted...

PM me if interested.

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby danielj » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:39 pm

flaxcottage wrote:I had a similar email too. If there is any call I'd be willing to show my educational software and a robot arm working through a datacentre. I could also explain some elements of cracking software protection (simple stuff not some games). In that case I'd be willing to share the cost of table space.

What do people think?


I'd be interested in that - I'm also happy to bring a kryoflux along again with 3.5 and 5.25" drives to pull discs apart (and archive anything anyone wants to) at a very low level :)

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby flaxcottage » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:40 pm

I've been offered a table. :shock: :D

I've taken Chris up on the offer and PMed paulv. See you there.
- John

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby daveejhitchins » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:41 pm

I've asked for two tables (three now?). Let's see how it pans out.

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby danielj » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:58 pm

Poor Wakefield... It's influx of the 8-bit...

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby daveejhitchins » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:57 am

I described us as the 'ancestors' of RISC OS and as such - deserving of a place :lol:

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby BeebMaster » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:41 am

Glad some tables have been sorted out now. I'm quite happy to chip in to the cost of one of the tables since I'm not having my own.
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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby aerworuld » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:13 pm

salmon92 wrote: It's a fair old drive up from the south, so I figured I'd rather be fully rested on the day so I can enjoy it more rather than be a tired mess all day. :lol:


It sure is! The missus and i made the pilgrimage there from the 'Saff' for one of the days last year... Was that really almost a year ago? Have fun peeps!

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby daveejhitchins » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:51 pm

I've been offered 2 tables and I've accepted. So with the table flynnjs has taken, we now have 3.

Great news =D>

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby flaxcottage » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:30 pm

And mine and paulv's makes 4. :D
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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby crowly » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:45 pm

I'd be happy to chip in on a domesday workshop table or an econet table.

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby daveejhitchins » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:58 am

I'm sure all will be welcome . . . Probably end up needing more tables :lol:

Me thinks it will be a good show . . . What's the name of the show, again? :-

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby Arcadian » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:33 am

Woooo, L'Pool game now moved to the Sunday so I can make it to Wakefield after all. :)
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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby daveejhitchins » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:40 pm

Arcadian wrote:Woooo, L'Pool game now moved to the Sunday so I can make it to Wakefield after all. :)
Ah! So you'll be bringing the badges then? :lol:

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby aerworuld » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:43 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
Arcadian wrote:Woooo, L'Pool game now moved to the Sunday so I can make it to Wakefield after all. :)
Ah! So you'll be bringing the badges then? :lol:

Dave H :D


Hey can somebody post me mine from last year? I'm just kidding ;) have a good one :D

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby Arcadian » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:03 am

Managed to book the last table at the show (for Retro Software) so make that five tables for 8-bit (w00t!).

At this rate, in 2015 they'll need to rename it back to the Wakefield BBC Micro User Group! ;)
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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby trevj » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:34 pm

Arcadian wrote:At this rate, in 2015 they'll need to rename it back to the Wakefield BBC Micro User Group! ;)
I should be able to make that one, perhaps as a birthday treat for my son!

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby KarateEd » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:47 pm

It's not often I wished I lived in merry ol' England but....now is one of those times.....

Sigh....... :shock:

Ed......:-)

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby daveejhitchins » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:18 pm

KarateEd wrote:It's not often I wished I lived in merry ol' England but....now is one of those times.....

Sigh....... :shock:

Ed......:-)
I'm sure there'll be lots of photos - maybe even a video =D>

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby martinw » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:48 am

KarateEd wrote:It's not often I wished I lived in merry ol' England but....now is one of those times.....

Sigh....... :shock:

Ed......:-)


Hi Ed,

Your comment, which subsequently had me looking at your location has piqued my interest somewhat as my wife and I are heading over to Vancouver soon on a business trip, with a bit of sight seeing thrown in for good measure.

Do you have any recommendations of sights to see, being in that area?

Martin

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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby sydney » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:53 pm

Before I go bothering the RISCOS guys in Wakefield about this, does anyone know how big the tables are? I want to work out how many machines we can fit on a table.
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Re: Wakefield 2014

Postby SarahWalker » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:59 pm

I think 3 is about the limit for a single table.


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