ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

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Postby crj » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:09 pm

...and that includes on the Friday?

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Postby 1024MAK » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:14 pm

On the Friday, numbers gradually fall during the afternoon. Leaving very diminished numbers after 16:30.

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Postby IanS » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:41 pm

1024MAK wrote:On the Friday, numbers gradually fall during the afternoon. Leaving very diminished numbers after 16:30.

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From the intro text, on Friday, we have the room from 5pm.

Sunday, people start to drift away from about lunch time.

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Postby 1024MAK » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:46 pm

IanS wrote:
1024MAK wrote:On the Friday, numbers gradually fall during the afternoon. Leaving very diminished numbers after 16:30.

Mark

From the intro text, on Friday, we have the room from 5pm.

Sunday, people start to drift away from about lunch time.

Sorry, brain fart :oops: #-o [-X :lol:

I was indeed thinking of Sunday. On Friday's, it depends on the venue. People who arrive early may meet up in the bar.

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Postby helpful » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:16 am

Can anyone bring along a spare monitor I can use? It's for connecting to a Pi, so any LCD with HDMI or DVI input should be fine.

I'm hoping to spend time over the weekend setting up a RISC OS Pi SD card with all the JASPP games, plus those from AMCOG and any other graphical demos I can find, ready to put on display at the Recursion computer show next month. (Suggestions of anything else to include welcome, probably best by PM rather than polluting this thread).

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Postby Mekon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:01 pm

I've been wondering what to bring with me to the event.

I'll certainly bring a beeb to play with. I've also been experimenting on-and-off with an ESP8266 wi-fi modem, so I'll bring that too.

Recently, I've had access to an EMR midi adaptor. I've tried to get that working along with a midi keyboard and a sound module but I haven't managed to figure it out as yet - maybe someone who knows what they're doing can have a play and get things going.

I also have cub that needs attention, and I wondered if anyone would be willing to take a look at it.

That's probably the extent of my kit for the time being, but if anything else occurs to me, I'll bring it along too. Can't wait to meet everyone next week!

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Postby Prime » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:27 pm

Well planning on bringing :

Normal solder / desolder stuff.
Shuttle PC with SCSI card and tape drive.
System Clone, with switchable video card and hopefully debugged floppy controller.
Beeb master + data centre as it's handy for writing disks with.
Prolly a Dragon to show off multicart to Arcadian.

Anything else anyone wants me to bring?

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Postby BeebMaster » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:37 am

At the moment then I'm thinking of:

Station 129 (BBC B issue 2 with DNFS), 5.25" floppy drive, TV set
Station 114 (Master Turbo with Econet), 5.25" floppy drive, TV set, Winchester host adapter rig up, SCSI2SD, maybe another Winchester unit
Could bring third spare TV set at a pinch if needed

Econet Clock, cables, network infrastructure etc.

RISC PC 600 with "BM Special Bodge Repair" clock circuit for testing/general amusement

If anybody expresses interest in a challenge before Friday then I can also bring up to 3 x corroded/green/"BM repaired" MDFS main units.

I'll aim to get there on Friday 5.30ish, could do with knowing any putative plans for how long people are sticking around on the Friday, last train home for me from Victoria is around 11pm.

Also - and most importantly of all - what are the tea making facilities? Do I need to bring kettle, water, milk, miniature 'fridge, etc. as well as the usual?
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Postby BeebMaster » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:38 am

Prime wrote:Well planning on bringing :

Beeb master

Hey! I'm bringing me!
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Postby Prime » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:35 pm

BeebMaster wrote:
Prime wrote:Well planning on bringing :

Beeb master

Hey! I'm bringing me!

LOL :)

And seeing as you live in Manchester anyway......

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Postby helpful » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:08 am

helpful wrote:Can anyone bring along a spare monitor I can use? It's for connecting to a Pi, so any LCD with HDMI or DVI input should be fine.

Anyone? Pretty please with potentiometers on :D
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Postby daveejhitchins » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:47 am

helpful wrote:
helpful wrote:Can anyone bring along a spare monitor I can use? It's for connecting to a Pi, so any LCD with HDMI or DVI input should be fine.

Anyone? Pretty please with potentiometers on :D
Yup! I can add another to my kit . . .

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Postby sPhilMainwaring » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:39 pm

Hi all

I know this isn't strictly about booking but it's kind of linked to arrival times

Some of you may know but it's now confirmed I'll be filming an interview with Steve Furber about the use of retro computers in education on Saturday morning

He's just confirmed he'll be arriving at 9:30 am on Saturday and hopefully will be about for an hour and a half with hopefully 30 minutes or so for meet, greet and ABUG project viewing :)

Phil

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Postby Prime » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:37 pm

:)

Since I'll have the system clone there, he's gonna think all I do is clone Acorns, as last time I saw him I had Atom clone......

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Postby jgharston » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:30 am

At the moment I don't know if I'll be arriving Friday evening or Saturday morning, as I'm supposed to be in both Sheffield and Scarborough on Friday, and still haven't had it confirmed if the Scarborough is actually happening or not.

It probably means that all I'll be bringing will be my Compact.

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Postby helpful » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:32 am

daveejhitchins wrote:Yup! I can add another to my kit

Ta, you're a gent! :)

FYI, I'll be arriving at the hotel around 2pm on Friday to check in, then assuming the weather isn't too awful I'll be wandering off to visit a few sites. Should be back at the hotel 5-6pm.

At some point over the weekend I want to pop across the road to the Museum of Science and Industry to visit the Robots exhibition. Having spent most of last year "working" on the exhibition when it was at the London Science Museum I'm interested to see how they've adapted it for the very different space. If anyone wants to join me I can probably give a bit of a tour if I haven't forgotten it all by now! Or maybe I'll troll the staff by asking awkward questions I know the answers to :twisted:

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Postby roland » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:30 pm

Ready to leave ....

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Postby oss003 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:54 pm

Me too ......... almost ...... :)

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Postby roland » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:23 pm

#MeToo :?: :?: :?: :lol:
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Postby 1024MAK » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:40 pm

Why can you never find what you want when your time is limited... :shock: :(

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Postby jgharston » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:38 pm

1024MAK wrote:Why can you never find what you want when your time is limited... :shock: :(

Do I pack everything up now, or do I plan on waking up early enough tomorrow to do it plus everything else I need to do...? :)

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Postby roland » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:05 am

I have left my house, wife, kids and dog. Manchester here I come \:D/
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Postby danielj » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:35 am

Bring an umbrella!

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Postby roland » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:29 am

We’re in the airplane. No umbrella ....
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Postby daveejhitchins » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:11 pm

roland wrote:We’re in the airplane. No umbrella ....
You do know that Manchester is the UK's equivalent to Seattle? :shock: Although they don't import as much Coffee . . .

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Postby z0m8ied0g » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:57 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
roland wrote:We’re in the airplane. No umbrella ....
You do know that Manchester is the UK's equivalent to Seattle?


It's NOT raining here!..... it's snowing :)
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Postby BeebMaster » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:23 pm

Oh yes, umbrelli, goloshes, spats, snow-shoes, sleds...all going to be required for this binge!
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Postby lazarusr » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:41 pm

I am in the centre of Manchester right now and it is neither raining nor snowing. It did rain yesterday and there was a brief hailstorm this morning. But all good right now.

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Postby daveejhitchins » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:42 pm

z0m8ied0g wrote:It's NOT raining here!..... it's snowing :)
Hmmm! I rest my case 8)

On my way now - let’s see what the Pennines are like.

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Postby Prime » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:25 pm

And here with Kees and Roland.....


Cheers.

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