Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

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Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Postby sPhilMainwaring » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:02 pm

Samwise wrote:I see we have two incongruous pins in there - 1024MAK and SPhilMainwaring, were yours intentionally set to purple and yellow, respectively?


I half read an earlier post about changing the colour ... I assumed we just picked a colour :-/

What are they supposed to mean?

Ah! Scratch that ... yeah mine should be "willing-to-travel-blue" :p

Also danielj is yellow :)

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Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Postby wolfgang » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:22 pm

Now there is also a lonely pin in Germany. :wink:

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Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Postby danielj » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:46 pm

Oh... I just picked yellow/orange as I quite like it :) Was there meant to be a theme?

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Postby Samwise » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:59 pm

Yes, it was a suggestion in the first post - I updated the post and highlighted the colour bit earlier. Just to give an indication of who was willing & able to travel to a meet and who probably wasn't likely to attend, even if it was fairly close to home.

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Postby retroclinic » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:20 pm

Added...although it did take me a few minutes to figure out HOW to change colour!

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Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Postby BigEd » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:54 pm

Samwise wrote:Looking at this map after just a day, does anyone else think Bletchley Park looks like it might be a nice venue for a more southerly meetup? :D


Bletchley Park is a good idea for a location - there was a vintage computer festival there not so long ago where I met a few of the regular here. But can I suggest specifically The National Museum of Computing, which is located on the park but is a separate entity? They have loads of beebs, cheese wedges and a domesday setup, as well as a room or two.
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Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Postby jgharston » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:59 pm

BigEd wrote:Bletchley Park is a good idea for a location ... specifically The National Museum of Computing,
Good idea. TNMC/MK is just about the farthest south I can easily get to.

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Postby sweh » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:34 pm

Samwise wrote:@sweh, I think this means you should be able to add a pin for New York now, if you want ...

Looks good; I added "sweh@home" in the right place; "GB view" still focuses on the UK, and "global view" focuses on the center of the "pond" :-)
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Postby helpful » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:58 pm

Another venue suggestion for a southern meetup - the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. Bring your Beebs back to their birth place!

A big plus point of this venue is that I've already spoken to Jason Fitzpatrick (aka The Boss!) and he would love to host it :-)

So if that sounds good and someone would like to step forward as chief organiser (don't look at me, one show a year is enough!) I'll put you in touch.

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Postby Arcadian » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:12 pm

I did actually speak with Jason at CFCH a couple of weeks ago, and floated the idea of hosting a Southern Beeb user group meet there.

Whilst it wasn't ruled out, he explained that one of the problems in hosting 'private' gatherings (such as the Arcade machine repair session from last weekend) was that they can 'put off' general museum visitors - which in turn has an adverse affect on footfall to the site.

Jason mentioned that the CFCH will be hosting an Acorn-themed 'do' in 2015 - so I suggested that for now (until details/dates of the event are known) it might be better to simply make sure that all *. members are aware of the event via the forum (and that's where I left it).
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Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Postby 1024MAK » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:38 pm

helpful wrote:Another venue suggestion for a southern meetup - the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. Bring your Beebs back to their birth place!
And there I was, under the impression that a lot of production Beebs were given birth (made) in South Wales... :mrgreen:

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Postby RobGT » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:20 pm

Done in blue.

See you, 8)
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Postby Lion » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:48 am

Added.

I am very, very far from the next nearest person!

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Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Postby Elminster » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:05 am

I have added myself also.

I am actually looking to go to Bletchley Park soon. When I last went 6 years ago my daughter was in a push chair, now it is time to start her education proper!

Looks like the Acorn Capital is Ipswich? My wife will be happy for me to meet there if you do it in the John Lewis at Euro Park ;-)

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Postby george.h » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:11 am

Added myself on, enroute from London to the "Ipswich hot spot" :wink:
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Postby TopBanana » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:06 pm

george.h wrote:Added myself on, enroute from London to the "Ipswich hot spot" :wink:


Ipswich is many things, but any sort of hot spot is not one of them :lol:

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Postby tricky » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:59 pm

I was thinking of suggesting a meet-up near or at Bletchley Park for the southerners as it is fairly central to them (and not because I would be nearest ;), but while waiting for something related (apart from the beebs they have/had there) to be on there, forgot all about it!

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Postby Elminster » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:02 pm

The sets used in parts of the Turing Film will be there till around November.

I get emailed the monthly news letter but think I deleted the most recent one.

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Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Postby KarateEd » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:18 am

galax wrote:
Lion wrote:I am very, very far from the next nearest person!

I think that's now me, only 1,500 miles! I am going to be moving next to Waltermixxx later this year though so you'll have the West half of the continent to yourself again.


What!!?? You've forgotten me, owner of the NorthWest portion of the North American continent up here between Vancouver and Whistler in my quaint little town of Squamish......sigh :( :o :shock: :lol:

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Postby Lion » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:32 am

If you're not on the map, you don't exist!

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Postby daveejhitchins » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:45 am

Lion wrote:If you're not on the map, you don't exist!
I was thinking the same :lol: Come on Ed - Show us where you live, we can then all plan our holidays - hope you've plenty of spare beds :wink:

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Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Postby Elminster » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:02 am

TopBanana wrote:
george.h wrote:Added myself on, enroute from London to the "Ipswich hot spot" :wink:


Ipswich is many things, but any sort of hot spot is not one of them :lol:


Ipswich Town Football club? Was a very successful club in the early days of Atom/BBC Micro. Not so much now unfortunately.

Also we only have a pin for Tom in Cambridge, you would have thought there would have thought it would be compulsory for ARM employees to be part of the BBC scene.

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Postby jamesfmackenzie » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:12 am

Just added myself - another pin for London!

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Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Postby KarateEd » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:13 am

Lion wrote:If you're not on the map, you don't exist!


OK, now I exist..... I think, therefore, I am.... or something like that.... well, at least I be.....

Not much bed room boys, mostly couches....... sorry about that, I'd love to have you here otherwise.....

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Postby rcook » Fri May 22, 2015 6:53 pm

Hello everyone! I'm a newb. Here's my self-introduction:

My name is Richard Cook and I am a born-again Acorn Electron aficionado from Seattle in the United States. I grew up in the UK and the Electron was my first real computer back in the mid-80s. As part of my ongoing mid-life crisis, I found an Electron on eBay and, at great expense, had it imported over here and I'm getting back into it. I expect that my main interests will be 6502 assembly language programming and the like.


See you round!

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Postby roland » Fri May 22, 2015 9:50 pm

Hi Richard,

Welcome to this forum. Enjoy your visits here. There's a lot of interesting Electron stuff around here.

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Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Postby 1024MAK » Fri May 22, 2015 10:09 pm

Hello Richard :D

You may want to post over on the introduce yourself thread :wink:

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Postby rcook » Sun May 24, 2015 4:43 am

Hey Galax,

Nice to meet you! I'm on the map. Nice to find someone else on the same continent as myself!

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