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by JudgeBeeb
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Second 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 25
Views: 205

Re: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

markjw wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:15 pm
I've checked on Zoom and it says you can only run one meeting at a time so I suggest I run the main 9-5 one and we use peoples free accounts to run the others
Mark
Mark, I have sent you a PM.
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Second 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 25
Views: 205

Re: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

The more I think about it, having our own Zoom account sounds like a very good idea. It would mean (if I am reading the help pages correctly) that we can assign a number of StarDot members to be admins on the account - who can then set up and control meetings.
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Second 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 25
Views: 205

Re: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

I have to own up to a bit of a mistake on my part. I've announced this ABug without first confirming with mark that he'd be around next Saturday. Hopefully he is but if not I'm sure we can muddle through with the free version. If this is a successful meet it would probably be useful to crowdfund a ...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Second 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 25
Views: 205

Re: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

Just thinking about this a bit. If we have a single ABUG meetings in Zoom with, say, 30 participants, it is going to get a bit crazy. markjw , is it possible to have, say, 4 or 5 meetings scheduled simultaneously, which people can dip in and out of? If so, we could break it down to say, the followin...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Second 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm
Replies: 25
Views: 205

Re: First 'Virtual ABug', Saturday 11th April, 9am - 5pm

Please put me down for the whole day. I am not actually directly working on anything at the moment, but would be keen to be involved in any Atom related chat and I may try to work on the ongoing refurbishing of my two Atoms.
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Virtual ABug?
Replies: 22
Views: 991

Re: Virtual ABug?

Just to be clear, you need to set up the meeting with the Pro account (as generously offered by markjw). The free version limits group meetings to 40 minutes. Thanks sydney for coming up with idea and arranging it. I'll definitely be joining in (so long as my jam-packed social calendar allows it :lo...
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug question
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Abug question

As far as I am aware, ABUG is juts a name. It is a good idea to you use it because people in the Acorn community recognise it and it may attract more people to attend. In recent years, we have had a drop off in the number of people organising events. So, anything new is to be welcomed.
by JudgeBeeb
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 13 to 15 November 2020 - Save the Date - NOT A BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: ABUG SOUTH 13 to 15 November 2020 - Save the Date - NOT A BOOKING THREAD

BigEd wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:05 pm
Nice! Please bump this a week or so before you open the booking thread.
Will do.
by JudgeBeeb
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 13 to 15 November 2020 - Save the Date - NOT A BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 12
Views: 507

ABUG SOUTH 13 to 15 November 2020 - Save the Date - NOT A BOOKING THREAD

THIS IS NOT A BOOKING THREAD! I know that it is a bit early to be announcing the next ABUG South, but with the potential uncertainty around ABUG Cambridge and the general doom and gloom, I thought it would be nice to have something good to look forward to, sufficiently in the future that we can hav...
by JudgeBeeb
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1251

Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

I'll see how things develop over coming weeks. If the situation hasn't changed by third week of April I'll cancel the event. Why is it necessary to cancel the event at all? Surely, if the museum is open on 15 May, those who are still able to go can go and those that aren't, won't. It's not as if th...
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: BBC Micro Lives at ROUGOL / Mon 17th Feb 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: BBC Micro Lives at ROUGOL / Mon 17th Feb 2020

It really was an awesome event. Jason did an excellent job of explaining (and demoing) what the Beeb can do in the twenty-first century. And it was great to see some new faces there too.
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 1251

Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

Half a table for me please.

Thanks for organising again.
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020 - PHYSICAL MEETING CANCELLED
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020

Yes, a very good idea. Every Acorn computer ( or its replica ) is welcome. Most welcome Sorry Timo, having now seen that this is the Eurovision weekend (even if it is in Rotterdam and not Amsterdam) I am reluctant to come. At the very least, all the hotels I usually book with seem to have doubled t...
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020 - PHYSICAL MEETING CANCELLED
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020

I am really sorry, but I don't think I am going to be able to go. I was hoping to combine it with a long weekend in Amsterdam for me and the Mrs. I was somewhat surprised that all the hotels I was looking at seemed to be charging double their normal price and some were already showing limited availa...
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020 - PHYSICAL MEETING CANCELLED
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020

Even though it is billed as a RISC OS eXperience, would there be interest in my bringing my replica Atom along?
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Items left behind after ABUG SOUTH (24 to 26 January 2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Items left behind after ABUG SOUTH (24 to 26 January 2020)

z0m8ied0g wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:41 pm
Think the extension lead may be mine.
I’ll try to remember to bring it to the next one.
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020 - PHYSICAL MEETING CANCELLED
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020

Am I correct in believing that Station Koog aan de Zaan is about 15 minutes by train from Station Amsterdam Centraal and that Buurtcentrum De Vuister is about a 10 minute walk from Station Koog aan de Zaan? If so, I may well come.
by JudgeBeeb
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

As ever, although it was quite a bit of work this time, it was a pleasure to organise. I am glad that everyone had a good time, as did I. I particularly enjoyed meeting new members (both two-legged and four). Also, I am glad to report that my replica Atom is fully working. (Although there are a few ...
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Items left behind after ABUG SOUTH (24 to 26 January 2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Items left behind after ABUG SOUTH (24 to 26 January 2020)

Item #2: An extension cable. Found under the table where (I believe) MattH was sitting. Likely potential owners: IanS, MattH, flibble or helpful.

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I have it at home now.
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

Starting to populate my replica Atom PCB:

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by JudgeBeeb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

The latest member of ABUG:

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Phoebe - pun very much intended.
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

j6wbs wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:15 am
[Is there room for me to bring my Beeb, I could bring my small card table perhaps?]
Please do bring your Beeb along. I am sure there will be someone who would be happy to look at it for you. Don't worry about bringing your own table just for a few hours on Saturday. There will be space for it.
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

As with last time, there will be name badges for everyone. There are a lot of us attending, including a few newcomers. So I am sure it would be appreciated if everyone could wear their badge.
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

In the unlikely event that there is room in my car, I'll try to remember to bring my rather large and rather loud speaker.
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

With regard to wives and girlfriends, my wife who isn't particularly interested in BBC Micros and associated chat may be at a bit of a loose end this weekend. She was going to stay cooped up in our hotel room (and might still do), but if any other friends/partners feel like a spare part too, it mig...
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

roland wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:03 pm
[n that case I need to give my next hardware project the name 'Misty' :lol:
I think the name of MiSTy would have a sufficient nexus with the Beeb (and other retro-hardware).
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

UPDATE It looks like we are going to have the most heavily attended ABUG for some time (at least since I joined in 2015). At some stage on Saturday there will be (albeit only briefly) 36 official attendees plus a number of partners. So it is going to be packed (but also awesome). We desperately nee...
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Free FPGA/MCU dev board PCBs
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Offered: Free FPGA/MCU dev board PCBs

Bryce wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:30 am
No worries. But you got me interested now. Do you know where they are still available?

Bryce.
I don't think anyone has them for sale. Your best bet is to download the Gerbers and order the PCBs yourself. It cost me US$7.94 delivered for 5 PCBs from JLCPCB.
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Free FPGA/MCU dev board PCBs
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Offered: Free FPGA/MCU dev board PCBs

Bryce wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:39 am
If you still have a spare PCB I'd like one. Can you let me know the price for one to be sent to Germany?

Bryce.
Sorry. All gone now.
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 175
Views: 7869

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

We have the room form 8am(!) But you won't find anybody there that early. I am aiming to be there from about lunchtime (to have lunch) and then set up. Anybody who wants to arrive early and help set up will be very warmly welcomed. Most people start arriving from late afternoon onwards; with the maj...