ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

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ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby sydney » Wed May 20, 2015 9:33 am

Hi all.

The November and January meetings went down a storm so I'm pleased to announce the third Acorn & BBC Micro User Group NORTH meeting!

The event will be taking place in a top secret location, details of which will be posted to you on a self destructing c90 tape which contains a routine which allows your beeb to access google maps.....

I'm not sure exactly when we have the room but I presume the following:
Friday 20th: 6pm - 12 midnight (or probably later!)
Saturday 21st: 8am - 12 midnight
Sunday 22nd: 8am - 6pm

I'm sure Arcadian will correct me where I'm wrong.

Costs: This event is free.
Obviously you will have the cost of a hotel room for one or two nights if you want to stay. There are also plans for a curry on the Friday night so please mention if you will be joining in.

The meeting, as always, will be pretty informal so let us know what you will be up to. I know it's a long way off but I'm getting excited already!

There 30 spaces available, 10 more than Halifax, so please post in this thread and send me a direct PM/email to check availability and have your name added to the list. It would be useful if anyone who attended the first meetings could let me know if they won't be coming.

CONFIRMED
  1. sydney (Simon) Arriving Friday evening, leaving Sunday midday(ish)
  2. Arcadian (Dave) Arriving Friday evening, leaving Sunday
  3. flaxcottage (John)
  4. Elminster (Duncan) Arriving Friday very late, leaving Sunday midday(ish)
  5. Danielj (Daniel)
  6. daveejhitchins (Dave) Arriving Friday evening, leaving Sunday
  7. Prime (Phill)
  8. Elk Towers Arriving Saturday, leaving Saturday
  9. trebor (Rob) Arriving Friday evening, leaving Saturday
  10. lazarusr (Robert) Arriving Friday evening, leaving Sunday Midday
  11. IanS (Ian) Arriving Friday evening, leaving Sunday Midday
  12. jgharston (Jonathan) Arriving Friday evening, leaving Sunday Midday
  13. sPhilMainwaring (Phil)
  14. Beebmaster (Ian) Arriving Saturday, leaving Sunday
  15. leenew (Lee) Arriving Saturday 10:37am, leaving Saturday 10:59am
  16. JonC (Jon) Arriving Saturday, leaving Sunday
  17. jbnbeeb (Jason) Arriving Saturday 11:00ish, leaving Sunday afternoon
  18. billcarr2005 Arriving Saturday



TENTATIVE



FRIDAY NIGHT CURRY (Time & Venue TBA)
Sydney(Simon), Arcadian(Dave), daveejhitchins(Dave), Prime(Phill), lazarusr (Robert), IanS (Ian), jgharston (Jonathan) ..... TENTATIVE sPhilMainwaring (Phil)
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Re: Abug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby Elminster » Wed May 20, 2015 9:49 am

Oh go on then put me down. Gives me 6 months to get up the courage to tell the wife.

Due to the travel time it is unlikely I would get there till nearly midnight. So may not appear on Friday but Saturday would be a yes, and probably till lunch time on Sunday.

I can bring all my broken stuff with me and get everyone to fix it for me! Or is that not the idea.....

Will PM.

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Re: Abug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby danielj » Wed May 20, 2015 9:53 am

I'll be there, all being equal...
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Re: Abug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby sydney » Wed May 20, 2015 10:17 am

Elminster wrote:I can bring all my broken stuff with me and get everyone to fix it for me! Or is that not the idea.....


I'm sure some of it will be fixed. DaveH fixed a keyboard for me, Hiddenevil had a couple of beebs fixed and 3 psu's, beebmaster(I think) had a econet thingy made. At Wakefiled Daniel spent most of his day soldering pins and upgrading matchbox copro's. Yeah, stuff will be fixed!

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Re: Abug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby Elminster » Wed May 20, 2015 10:23 am

Think we need a 'scope day'. Someone can show me where the probes go. Preferably *not* in body parts.

Edit: Oops missed out the 'not' or was it a subliminal thought
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Re: Abug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby 1024MAK » Wed May 20, 2015 10:50 am

'Scope probes in body parts :shock: <ouch> :cry:

It's not just about where you put the probes, it's about what signal you are looking for and how to set the 'scope controls up to display what you want (or try to if the signal is not there or not the expected waveform)...

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Edit: now my turn to correct some typo's, I think the predictive text and auto correct on these mobile touch screen devices often make it worse compared to just highlighting misspelt works like traditional computer software... :roll:
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Re: Abug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby Elminster » Wed May 20, 2015 11:48 am

I did of course miss out the 'not' bit, quite an important difference. Corrected now.

Yes as you say the probes is one bit, the wiggly line thingies are another.

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Re: Abug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby daveejhitchins » Wed May 20, 2015 12:48 pm

Oooo! Forgot to mention . . . I'll be there Friday afternoon - well in time for the curry - until kicking out time on Sunday. Still trying to 'clean-plate' a Chicken Biryany . . .

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Re: Abug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby Prime » Wed May 20, 2015 12:50 pm

I'll hopefully be there, for the curry as well :)

Cheers.

Phill.

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Re: Abug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby richardtoohey » Wed May 20, 2015 7:12 pm

Elminster wrote:Yes as you say the probes is one bit, the wiggly line thingies are another.
Hey, it's a bit like a fish-finder then! I knew there were fish involved!

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Re: Abug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby 1024MAK » Wed May 20, 2015 7:18 pm

richardtoohey wrote:
Elminster wrote:Yes as you say the probes is one bit, the wiggly line thingies are another.
Hey, it's a bit like a fish-finder then! I knew there were fish involved!
Maybe you should hire the A-team then, whoops sorry, meant to say, buy a Babel fish then :lol:. Sorry, this is all going a bit off-topic... :roll: [-X #-o

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby hiddenevil » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:48 pm

Sydney I know we spoke already, but I'm certainly up for this meet. I've attended the last two, so see no reason to change now :)

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby flaxcottage » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:44 am

Put me down, please. Defo Sat and Sun, maybe Friday as well.

Did somebody mention fishing? I'll bring my rod. :lol:
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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby Elk Towers » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:21 pm

I Should be able to make this on the Saturday
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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby trebor » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:42 am

I'd be very interested in attending the Friday night and Saturday daytime.

I am brand new on the forum so I don't yet have the ability to PM directly - If it's okay for me to come along what's the best way of getting the details?

All the best, Rob.

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby sydney » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:43 am

Elk Towers wrote:I Should be able to make this on the Saturday


I finally got round to adding you to the list, sorry for the delay.

trebor wrote:I'd be very interested in attending the Friday night and Saturday daytime.

I am brand new on the forum so I don't yet have the ability to PM directly - If it's okay for me to come along what's the best way of getting the details?

All the best, Rob.


Can't help with pm abilities but you are on the list for the meeting! I'll pm you the location though it's probably plastered all over the forum now. Bring some kit if you want or don't as there is plenty of stuff to use on site.


pm sent.

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby lazarusr » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:15 pm

I am also new to the forum (and also, therefore, cannot send PMs yet). I am interested in coming for the whole weekend (including the curry), but cannot provide definite confirmation at this stage. I am self-employed and need to see what my workload is like nearer the time and whether I will be able to spare the time. I very much hope I will.

Please could I therefore be added to the tentative list.

Many thanks

Robert

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby daveejhitchins » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:07 am

Ah! Robert . . . All work and no play . . . . Etc. [-X Been there BITD - If I had to do it again I would be taking more time off . . . So, See you in Bolton :D

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby sydney » Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:21 pm

lazarusr wrote:Please could I therefore be added to the tentative list.


Done!

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby lazarusr » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:30 pm

daveejhitchins wrote: All work and no play . . . . Etc. [-X Been there BITD - If I had to do it again I would be taking more time off . . . So, See you in Bolton :D


I'm getting there. I've just closed my client diary for 20 November...

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby IanS » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:39 pm

Count me in, I'll be there all 3 days.

Anyone had any thoughts on a food venue, I can't imagine we are in a rush to go back to F&B.

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby jgharston » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:25 pm

Just checked, and this doesn't clash with the WhiSciFiConFest, so I'll be going, pencilled in for all three days.

Going on a tangent slightly: any chance of a variation on eating out? Frankie & Benny's is ok, but we've been there every evening!

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby lazarusr » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:22 am

I have decided I definitely need to come. :)

So please can my name be moved from 'Tentative' to 'Confirmed'. I will be there on the Friday evening (please can you put me down for the curry too). I will probably need to leave at about midday on the Sunday.

I would also be grateful if someone could PM me details of the venue.

Thanks

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby sydney » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:18 am

List updated. lazarusr if you are free on the 24th of October you might like to visit the ROUGOL show as there will be a large 8 bit presence this year - and you have mail!

http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby danielj » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:57 am

I'll be around all three days - but I can't justify hotelling it as I'm just down the road! :D

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby lazarusr » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:08 am

Thanks.

sydney wrote:lazarusr if you are free on the 24th of October you might like to visit the ROUGOL show as there will be a large 8 bit presence this year

Oh, I was already coming to ROUGOL :D

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby lazarusr » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:09 pm

What hotels are recommended?

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby daveejhitchins » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:53 am

lazarusr wrote:What hotels are recommended?
The nearest is the Holiday Inn and, slightly further away is a Travel Lodge. I think everyone now goes to the former.

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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby BeebMaster » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:16 am

Count me in please for the Saturday and Sunday.

Incidentally in my electrical diary I have 6th/7th November blocked out for "Halifax Show" - any ideas?
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Re: ABug NORTH, 20/21/22 November 2015, Bolton

Postby sydney » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:49 pm

BeebMaster wrote:Count me in please for the Saturday and Sunday.

Incidentally in my electrical diary I have 6th/7th November blocked out for "Halifax Show" - any ideas?


Was that not last year?

EDIT - no it wasn't!


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