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by JudgeBeeb
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

There is still one room left at the hotel and the WIN19SALE code is working again. So this room can be had for £75 in total inclusive of breakfast.
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

I've been thrown another ball to juggle, so I'm going to have to pull out of ABUG South, so there's a place free. After missing two, I'm more determined to get to the next one. Judge: Keep the deposit, add it to the kitty. I am really sorry that you can't make it. You will be missed. I very. much h...
by JudgeBeeb
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

Elminster wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:05 pm
It said 1 double and 1 twin left at the time, although I only booked Sat to Sun. So no idea if was any left for Fri-Sun.
The up-to-date number of available rooms is always shown, in red, in the first post of this thread, immediately under the heading "How to book a hotel room".
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2950
Views: 276144

Re: LOLPRICE

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That $50 makes all the difference.
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

I should also add that the hotel is now almost fully booked. If you are planning to stay at the hotel and have not yet booked, now is the time to do so.
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020 - Save the Date - NOT A BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 0
Views: 116

ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020 - Save the Date - NOT A BOOKING THREAD

THIS IS NOT A BOOKING THREAD! The next meet will take place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January 2020 at The Ely, London Road, Blackwater, CAMBERLEY, Hampshire, GU17 9LJ . b6a14eb20c45a4735ad01e04ea685cbd.jpg IMG_0217.jpg It is a combined hotel and pub/restaurant. They have great food. (Click he...
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

A few general updates: We are able to get access to the room anytime on Friday. I will probably be there from about lunchtime to help with setting up. I suspect that the majority of (the Friday attendees) will arrive later in the afternoon or in the evening. As on previous occasions, most people wil...
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

loudscotsbloke wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:34 pm
OK, cheers. I appreciate that I am a but late to the party.
I am very reluctant to turn away a newcomer. So I will do my very best to squeeze you in. Let's see how things are closer to the time.
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

Hi. I would love to come along! I am only about an hour away, so I could easily drive up each day. I have a fair few Acorn machines, and also some very rare gems that arent Acorn. I will have think about what to bring! So please put me down for all 3 days, but driving to you each day. I will defina...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 32
Views: 1068

Re: Replica Atom

bprosman wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Does this help ?
I have those already and have been working from them too as well as from my own Atom. It is quite laborious work and, inevitably, small errors creep in and have to be ironed out. But I am continuing to progress.
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 32
Views: 1068

Replica Atom

As I have been laying-out the PCB, I have identified a number of errors in my schematic. Most notably, I had assumed that the RAM chips had the address and date lines hooked-up in order and symmetrically. There is, of course, no reason why that should be the case and, to be fair, the original hand-d...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

Payment for attendance is now due. The cost is just £15 which covers the cost of room hire; as many unhealthy snacks as you can eat; and virtually bottomless non-alcoholic drinks. I will shortly be sending everyone a PM with my PayPal email address. Please can you send me £15 using the " Sending to ...
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 32
Views: 1068

Re: Replica Atom

Just for a bit of fun, here is a visual update on progress for the replica Atom PCB. Still a long way to go though.

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by JudgeBeeb
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5484
Views: 440380

Re: Today I received.....

By an enormous coincidence, a C128D keyboard which had parted company from its computer. :D :

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Also, in excellent condition.
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5484
Views: 440380

Re: Today I received.....

A C128D :D :

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It appears to be in excellent condition and works in both modes. Sadly, it doesn't have its keyboard anymore. :(
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5484
Views: 440380

Re: Today I received.....

A bread-bin C64 :D : IMG_0676.jpg It's in reasonable cosmetic condition. The upper half of the case is very yellowed though and there are some minor cable burns. Inside, everything appears to be present and correct. So it hasn't been stripped of the SID or other custom components. Three ICs (includi...
by JudgeBeeb
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: OFFERED: Programmed Atom EPROMs
Replies: 0
Views: 122

OFFERED: Programmed Atom EPROMs

Continuing with my recently acquired Atom enthusiasm I have obtained a number of 64Kbit (8K x 8 ) and 32Kbit (4K x 8 ) EPROMs that are pin compatible with IC20 and IC21/IC24 respectively. In addition, I am able to program them. I am happy to make these available, programmed, at cost. This is £8.10 f...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5484
Views: 440380

Re: Today I received.....

geraldholdsworth wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Elminster wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Is it one of these new AI robot mouse catchers?
Yep, runs on RISC OS...well, if she had the chance to get to my computers - although she'd probably sleep on them! :D
Truly RISC based or more correctly ZISC (Zero Instruction Set Computing). Can't get then to obey any commands.
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

Afternoon all, Would like to attend for just half a day on either Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Is that feasible? Regards Paul I have put you down on the reserve list for the time being. However, as I previously indicated, unless the reserve list gets ridiculously long, I am hoping to squeeze every...
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: A slightly dog-eared Atom
Replies: 30
Views: 999

Re: A slightly dog-eared Atom

balford wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:39 pm
That’s ok - my LCD panel can do NTSC video (I have an NTSC converted Spectrum), so I’m happy with this simple approach 🙂
Excellent. Please do keep us posted on how you get on with this.
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: A slightly dog-eared Atom
Replies: 30
Views: 999

Re: A slightly dog-eared Atom

For my next trick, I'm going to try and replicate this circuit, and adapt it for the Atom as it appears the designer doesn't sell these boards anymore: https://thezippsterzone.com/2018/05/07/color-computer-2-composite-board/ (I'm not a fan of modified outputs that output perfect RGB, as I prefer an...
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

If anyone thinks they will have difficulty lifting, there are always people who are willing and able to help load and unload kit.
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

However, and I will know more once I've seen the Doctor tomorrow, I noticed I had what I believe to be a hernia when I was in the shower on Wednesday morning, and even though I am still hoping to come, I may have to cut down the number of heavy boxes of goodies I bring along, or rope in some help c...
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

Could we have a list of a few no-kitters? I see lawrie from the mystorm forum is interested. And Revaldinho could join as a no-kitter if a table space didn't open up. At this stage, it would be easier for me if these people can add their names to the reserve list. As we get closer to the time, I wi...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: A slightly dog-eared Atom
Replies: 30
Views: 999

Re: A slightly dog-eared Atom

How did you remove the damaged post and insert the replacement? Having been directed to this thread: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=5526&p=171067 I have concluded that (i) it is a miracle that the issue 4 keyboard works at all; and (ii) if one removes anything from the keyboard m...
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

daveejhitchins wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:48 am
Dito . . . I have one of Dave Moore’s folding tables that I used last year - so another spare table.

Dave H :D
Thanks, again.
by JudgeBeeb
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list
Replies: 91
Views: 3439

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

z0m8ied0g wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:36 pm
I have 2 large foldable tables in my van that I can bring if that helps.
Thank you. That would be of great assistance.

We were very much dependent on people bringing some tables last time and I will be putting out a further plea for tables nearer the time.
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 32
Views: 1068

Re: Replica Atom

Sorry. Couldn't resist a few more tweaks. Final final version now uploaded.
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 32
Views: 1068

Re: Replica Atom

I think I am ready to say that the work on accurately capturing the original Atom schematic is complete. I have therefore updated the file in the top post to the latest version. Obviously, if anyone thinks I have got anything wrong, in any way, please do say. Subject to any errors (and of course som...