Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 22 Nov HALIFAX

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby Prime » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:46 am

If it's anything like last time on the M1, I'll be there hopefully sometime around 5.00pm.

Cheers.

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby Dave Footitt » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:08 pm

BeebMaster wrote:Just thinking about planning my journey...what time are the Friday crowd turning up?

Hoping to be in Halifax about 7ish, making it out for a pre-curry pint or two about 8 \:D/

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby danielj » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:07 pm

Hullo - the kryoflux software's been updated so it can now clone discs. I've tested it with the key disc for the crystal rainforest, and granny's garden (on the arch) and all seems good. So, if anyone's got anything that's old and protected that they wish to generate a working copy of, bring it along (alongside some fresh media to clone to!) :)

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby BeebMaster » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:19 pm

Anyone want me to bring anything in particular?

Small items only as I am coming by train.

I should have about half a suitcase free after allowing for the tea, teapot, china, and toilet rolls for Colin.
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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby sydney » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:28 am

Colin should get to mine at 6pm so we'll hopefully arrive between 8:00 and 8:30.

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby Prime » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:26 am

To Echo Beebmaster's comments anything anyone wants me to bring ?

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby flynnjs » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:38 am

I'll be bringing:
LX9Copro prototypes (and JTAG programmer)
A bunch of USB Econet boards (and programmers)
USB Logic analyser
Handheld 'scope
Iron and hot air gear
Beeb with Econet and small LCD.

Just to be clear, I'm not doing any LV-ROM work this weekend. That will have to wait until next Wakefield session.

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby Arcadian » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:17 am

danielj wrote:Hullo - the kryoflux software's been updated so it can now clone discs. I've tested it with the key disc for the crystal rainforest, and granny's garden (on the arch) and all seems good. So, if anyone's got anything that's old and protected that they wish to generate a working copy of, bring it along (alongside some fresh media to clone to!) :)

My friend Mark will be bringing some old development discs that I believe belonged to an ex-Alligata and Gremlin Gremlins employee. I doubt they'd be protected, but it'd be great if we could use your Kryoflux to carefully preserve them! :)
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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby Arcadian » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:24 am

Sorry to hear that you can't make it Alan, I'll drop you a PM later today.

Ok, I'd advise anybody arriving earlier than 8.30pm today to meet at the Premier Inn Brewers Fayre restaurant/bar.

Any later then 8.30pm then head straight to Ziggys in Halifax!
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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby Prime » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:36 am

Arcadian wrote:Ok, I'd advise anybody arriving earlier than 8.30pm today to meet at the Premier Inn Brewers Fayre restaurant/bar.


And if you have a tablet / phone / laptop with wireless you could post on this thread to let people know you are here, as the Brewers Fayre has free wireless access......

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby danielj » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:46 am

Arcadian wrote:
danielj wrote:Hullo - the kryoflux software's been updated so it can now clone discs. I've tested it with the key disc for the crystal rainforest, and granny's garden (on the arch) and all seems good. So, if anyone's got anything that's old and protected that they wish to generate a working copy of, bring it along (alongside some fresh media to clone to!) :)

My friend Mark will be bringing some old development discs that I believe belonged to an ex-Alligata and Gremlin Gremlins employee. I doubt they'd be protected, but it'd be great if we could use your Kryoflux to carefully preserve them! :)


No problem - I'm bringing the superior disks with me to return to you!

So, I'll have Kryoflux + 5.25/3.5" drives,
Master 512 with data centre and econet + monitor + 3.5" drives.
RiscPC + Monitor + bits to attempt to econet it
De0 Nano
Scope
Soldering Iron
Gallon of IPA & lens tissue for cleaning Dave's grubby floppies.

Will there be interweb connectivity in the hotel? Just trying to work out what I need to download prior to departure...

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby sPhilMainwaring » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:14 am

Daniel

There's free wi-fi in the pub but you have to buy a "24 hour pass" for't'interweb there ... it's about £3.00 I think; otherwise it's dongles at noon

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby danielj » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:23 am

Thanks Phil - I'm dongle free so I'll cough the £3 :D

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby roland » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:27 pm

Hi guys,

I just want to wish you a lot of fun this weekend in Halifax. I'm looking forward to some pictures :)

Greetings,
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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby oss003 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:48 pm

Hi guys,

yes, have a nice productive weekend with a lot of photo's please ..... :lol:

Greetings
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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby Arcadian » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:27 pm

Right, I've been stuck on the M56 for about an hour now and have barely moved. Just checked the BBC website and there's been a severe multi vehicle accident. Apparently the queues stretch for another 3 junctions.

Anyway, I doubt I'm going to get to the furniture hire company in time to collect the extra tables. So if anybody is able to bring any popup/trestle tables with them that's be ace. The hire place is open again tomorrow morning but I'd rather not do a 1.5hr return trip on Saturday if possible as I'd miss a chunk of the meetup!

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby danielj » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:02 pm

Dave, where's the company? Is it Manchester? How large were the tables? I might be able to bring some along (although probably wouldn't be able to take them back)
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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby Arcadian » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:16 pm

Hi, no it was 45mins EAST of Halifax! :(
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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby danielj » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:48 pm

Transport fail then! :(

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby Prime » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:50 pm

Right I'm in premier inn at Halifax, where is everyone :) Hopefully not all like Dave stuck on the motorway :(

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby retroclinic » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:07 pm

...and same from me, does anyone want me to bring anything?

Dave - I've got your repaired B+ in the boot already.
Sydney - I've got a spare keyboard for you.

Anything else? I should be there mid morning.

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby BeebMaster » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:46 pm

I'm here at the Bates Motel, room 11, I've only got 28 mins of interweb left!
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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby BeebMaster » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:53 pm

Just seen that I have had an e-mail from Lenny Henry 20 mins before I checked in thanking me for my stay, telling me how much I spent, and hoping I'll come back soon!

I think a time eddy has occurred.
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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby retroclinic » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:00 pm

Ian, did you come by DeLorean?
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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby BeebMaster » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:05 pm

Not that I know of! And the train definitely didn't get anywhere near 88 miles an hour!

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby danielj » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:49 pm

Mark, would you happen to have a set of screws for a Master I could purchase from you that you could bring along? :)

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby retroclinic » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:00 pm

danielj wrote:Mark, would you happen to have a set of screws for a Master I could purchase from you that you could bring along? :)

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby hoglet » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:04 pm

Enjoy the curry guys!!

Sorry I can't be with you this weekend. Next time....

Lots of pics please.

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby Multiwizard » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:13 pm

Everyone, have much fun this weekend, enjoy... :D

And indeed lots of pics please... =D>


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Postby BeebMaster » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:19 pm

Anybody else around yet? I'm free now the Archers has finished.
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